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by rono3849
05 Aug 2020 20:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 247
Views: 141192

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Hope Hall can eventually build that third phase of this development across Ross Avenue. He sold phase one at a profit, so he should have some funds for going forward at some point.
by rono3849
05 Aug 2020 17:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

^^ I don't think the protests will continue on forever but he's not wrong about their negative effect. I know a lot of people who have avoided Jaxon Beer Garden, for example, because of the way the protesters have been harassing its patrons. It's not why most of Downtown seems dead right now, but i...
by rono3849
04 Aug 2020 20:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

A Downtown area has to have a vibe & lots of street action to keep you interested in staying in the area. There's not enough retail anymore. The cafe & restaurant scene was on the way, but COVID-19 derailed the momentum. Some "destination" spots are also needed. Frankly, the city n...
by rono3849
29 Jul 2020 00:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 109
Views: 41211

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I'm hearing from patrons that the Galleria is in dire need of a high security presence & strong overview of keeping wandering gangs in the mall in check. If they don't watch out, they may share the same fate with Valley View Mall. That's what killed it. It became an undesirable destination &...
by rono3849
28 Jul 2020 17:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 13547

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

The orientation of the buildings should be reversed in that they should step up in height from the West End. It's probably moot because this project isn't happening anyway, but if they're going to plan it they may as well plan it "correctly." :) How do you know that the project isn't happ...
by rono3849
27 Jul 2020 17:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 13547

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Tnexster wrote:I like this a little bit better, did they add some height?


I've never seen any height projections for either tower. Just by looking at the renderings, I'm guessing that the towers are 40 to 45 stories tall each.
by rono3849
22 Jul 2020 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 60122

Re: West Dallas Developments

MC_ScattCat wrote:Dumpsters and crews working on gutting El Finex on Beckley & Colorado yesterday. Looks like demo is about to start.


It breaks my heart to see any El Fenix restaurant be torn down. A Dallas institution.
by rono3849
20 Jul 2020 18:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

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The Flora & Olive Tower's facade is moving up the building rather quickly. Remarkably, the 39-story tower is actually about the same height on the skyline as the Hall Arts Residences' Tower, which is 30 stories.
by rono3849
20 Jul 2020 17:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 158
Views: 70969

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

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The Victor's construction continues to move along at a rapid pace.
by rono3849
14 Jul 2020 22:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

With the way the balconies jut out st that angle, it feels like the face of the tower facing Museum Tower curves a little. The curve is actually an angle & you are right. This enables the view from those apartments facing the Museum Tower to have a Western view of the city. I imagine the sunset...
by rono3849
13 Jul 2020 19:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 128
Views: 43345

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Dallas City hall is ugly. I loathe any building build with concrete as an design feature. Burnett Tower in Ft. Worth is the same kind of ugly. They all look like Soviet buildings. It was designed by one of the greatest architects in the 20th century, I.M. Pei. What's not to like? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by rono3849
12 Jul 2020 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

I used to go into that building years ago calling on The Bloom Agency, which was one of Dallas' premiere advertising agencies at the time.
by rono3849
09 Jul 2020 21:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 51
Views: 21121

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

crow.clock.tower.jpg Drove down Maple Avenue earlier in the week and Crow Holdings' clock tower is beginning to make its way skyward. You can see the construction at the gate closest to Oak Lawn Avenue. It should be interesting to see how long the construction will take. This one cleared all design...
by rono3849
07 Jul 2020 22:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 158
Views: 70969

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

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The Victor's ongoing work on the facade continues to progress towards completion.
by rono3849
07 Jul 2020 21:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

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The daily progress on this building is amazing. I think the tower's facade will be completed by mid-August, if not earlier.

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This white tower just jumps off the skyline. Nice addition to Downtown Dallas.
by rono3849
03 Jul 2020 21:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 784
Views: 460273

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

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Westward view from the East of AMLI Fountain Place.
by rono3849
03 Jul 2020 20:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

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Additional photos of the Flora & Olive Tower show the progress of construction, which is moving along quickly. It is an outstanding addition to the skyline.
by rono3849
02 Jul 2020 22:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 71470

Re: Dallas Smart District

They appear to be going for residential primarily at the beginning. Not as much office space as they originally focused on. I don't know if there is enough of a market for this kind of tower in this geographical area of the city since there are several towers coming on the Downtown/Uptown/Victory Pa...
by rono3849
02 Jul 2020 19:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

flora.july2.jpg flora.july2a.jpg flora.july2b.jpg flora.july2c.jpg flora.july2d.jpg The Flora & Olive Tower continues to progress as the skin is added to the base of the tower. The white & glass exterior jumps off the skyline as it continues to climb. The tower is quite impressive from the ...
by rono3849
02 Jul 2020 19:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 158
Views: 70969

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

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The Victor has finally topped out. The construction crew has placed a tree on the completed roof. It will be finished off inside & out in the coming months.
by rono3849
02 Jul 2020 18:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 784
Views: 460273

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

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AMLI's Fountain Place is about 98% finished, with some work at the street level & landscaping the courtyard. Quite an impressive addition to the Dallas skyline.
by rono3849
30 Jun 2020 18:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 62
Views: 24983

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

With COVID-19 still wrecking havoc with the hotel & travel industry, I expect the possible construction of a new hotel on Turtle Creek Boulevard has been put on the back burner until we can see some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. The economic environment just isn't conducive to build t...
by rono3849
27 Jun 2020 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 328
Views: 186174

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

Looking over the development map in another thread reminded me of the Centurion American residential development that was discussed and updated fairly regularly earlier in this thread, but it's been nothing but crickets since September. Is this project dead? Did they even open the parking garage (t...
by rono3849
23 Jun 2020 17:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 51
Views: 21121

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

Dallas needs more church bell noise. I was in London this past December and enjoyed hearing Big Ben's bells announcing the new hour. It was hardly a church bell. Anything to give Dallas some character is an improvement in my estimation. So much of the city's history has been destroyed over the year...
by rono3849
22 Jun 2020 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 127125

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

My sense, Hillwood will eventually sell the site unless Perot decides to put the deal together himself and make a statement. A multi-use building is the only real option these days. No single company will fill an office tower with staffing being at the levels in today's business world. Hotel, apartm...
by rono3849
19 Jun 2020 18:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 128
Views: 43345

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Hannibal Lecter wrote:Pepe and Mito's is a more than adequate replacement. Great margaritas and the best guacamole in town.


Love that place. One of the better Tex-Mex spots in Dallas. :!:
by rono3849
18 Jun 2020 20:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 127125

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

It is a speculation pitch, but they could certainly build a much higher version of the tower in the rendering according to the information. The building in the rendering looks to be 30 stories in height. This is the third rendering of a different building in the same location.
by rono3849
17 Jun 2020 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 45
Views: 8983

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

The area is like an expansion area of Disneyland. There are so many empty parking lots that anything is possible. I find it exciting that this could bring energy to a long dormant area of Downtown. Deep Ellum has become a focal point for new growth and imagination.
by rono3849
14 Jun 2020 22:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 80
Views: 34190

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

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I've seen no evidence that this project is near breaking ground. With so many other buildings under construction, this one may sit on the shelf for awhile.
by rono3849
03 Jun 2020 20:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

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Flora & Olive Tower's structure is just about complete. It's white & glass facade makes its presence stand out on the skyline.
by rono3849
02 Jun 2020 22:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 158
Views: 70969

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

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The Victor has only two floors to go until it has topped out. What great views it will have.
by rono3849
01 Jun 2020 15:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 334
Views: 167444

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

A theme I've noticed across the US is that the majority of the rioters aren't local to the particular city they're destroying, and haven't actually been a part of the protests, just the violence that followed. Listening to the Dallas police chief's press conference yesterday, she said that these cr...
by rono3849
31 May 2020 19:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 334
Views: 167444

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Sadly, this is the same pattern being repeated across America. From Atlanta to Chicago to New York to LA to Seattle, the looters & criminals have been able to wreck havoc in Downtown areas and adjacent neighborhoods. Downtown, Deep Ellum, Victory Park, & Uptown appear to the be the primary t...
by rono3849
28 May 2020 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 45
Views: 8983

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

Maybe they'll have an underground station stop built into the foundation because the building will go deep if it is a 60+ story building.
by rono3849
28 May 2020 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 127125

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

So if the FAA report is a recent document dated 5.7.2020, does this mean an announcement by Hillwood will be forthcoming soon?
by rono3849
25 May 2020 23:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 127125

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

I wonder what this current reality will mean for Hillwood's plan for this property. Maybe they will be forced to be more creative in their thinking. Ross Perot Jr. doesn't appear to have that kind of mindset. He's very traditional in his thinking. If I were him, I'd build the round tower. 35 storie...
by rono3849
20 May 2020 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge
Replies: 14
Views: 3530

Re: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge

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So the Lizard Lounge would remain? Now I understand the owners comments about announcing a new chapter.
by rono3849
19 May 2020 17:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

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Looks like only three more floors to go, plus the utility cap, and it's topped out. Nice addition to the skyline. The views should be spectacular from the balconies.
by rono3849
18 May 2020 23:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

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View from Victory Park


Getting close to the topping out. :!:
by rono3849
13 May 2020 11:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 152
Views: 62191

Re: The Link at Uptown

clcrash19 wrote:Thats a great shot, you can see the victory commons crane in the far background..

I'm just anticpating the harwood 12 building.. cant wait to see that one get started


Agreed. I had expected at least a new rendering of what the Harwood 12 Tower is going to look like.
by rono3849
07 May 2020 00:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 158
Views: 70969

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

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The Victor has continued to make its way to topping out at 39 floors. It appears the tower is nearing structural completion within the coming weeks with only 4 or 5 more floors to go before it tops out. The facade work is progressing nicely as well.
by rono3849
07 May 2020 00:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 784
Views: 460273

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

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AMLI Fountain Place Tower is in its final stages of completion. About 95% of the outside is done with some minor tweaking of a few window panes in upper floors, exterior lower floors, & courtyard areas. It is an impressive addition to the skyline.
by rono3849
07 May 2020 00:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

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The Flora & Olive Tower is beginning to take shape as they start on the 36th floor, with 4 floors remaining. The bright white facade will make it jump off the skyline.
by rono3849
04 May 2020 17:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 209
Views: 122533

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Tucy wrote:April 2020

Two units sold. 69 sold in 29 months (2.38 per month) 89 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 5 years, 7 months


With the Pandemic, I'd expect the sales to slow until there's is some semblance back to normalcy.
by rono3849
28 Apr 2020 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 13547

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Can someone tell me where they first heard that he (Headington) is totally exiting the restaurant and entertainment industry? Admittedly, the DMagazine article about his company makes things sound bleak...but it's hard to imagine that he totally walks away from all of these projects because of Covi...
by rono3849
27 Apr 2020 21:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 591
Views: 258901

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

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Here's better rendering of the Uber tower in the Epic development that's currently coming out of the ground.
by rono3849
24 Apr 2020 20:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 127125

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

I actually think the lack of vision in the Hillwood organization has resulted in this development's floundering for years. It's adjacent to Harwood's massive growth, which is just across the the freeway. AMLI has just built a 45 story residential tower in the next block and the Field Street developm...
by rono3849
20 Apr 2020 19:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 591
Views: 258901

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

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dd_dweller wrote:Has there been any other renderings for this project? Street views of the base or different angles? I’ve yet to see any.


Yes, see photo above of the completed complex.
by rono3849
11 Apr 2020 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 499
Views: 241462

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

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While work appears to have slowed, the tower continues to rise with only 9 more floors remaining to be added.
by rono3849
02 Apr 2020 18:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 591
Views: 258901

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

clcrash19 wrote:So construction will continue on the second office building from KDC?


Yes, that is what the Dallas Morning News reported in its article. Construction on the new tower will continue and it will be completed in 2021.

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