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by joshua.dodd
11 Mar 2017 17:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 32
Views: 5712

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

Wow! The density in that photograph is breathtaking! You're right, that would make a fantastic spot for a park. Or more density. Either way, those garden apartments have to go.
by joshua.dodd
11 Mar 2017 01:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 23159

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

A great street presence is the key in this development. Though I too loath that it is a mere 5 story building. I would like to see this area fill up with at least one or two skyscrapers.
by joshua.dodd
11 Mar 2017 01:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 66
Views: 11796

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

If they are going to build an office building over here, they should build tall and make it something of an architectural marvel with class and style. Would be amazing to see a 600 plus foot tower over here.
by joshua.dodd
10 Mar 2017 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 286
Views: 48966

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

If the city were to build a trolley line along Ross Avenue, that would really seal the deal.
by joshua.dodd
09 Mar 2017 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 25674

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

It's wonderful seeing this corner of Downtown finally coming back to life. This area has been a ghost town for too long. Isn't the parking lot across the road becoming a park?
by joshua.dodd
09 Mar 2017 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum of Street Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 2827

Re: Museum of Street Culture

^^ I believe that will be inevitable for this project to work. They need to move it, anyhow.
by joshua.dodd
09 Mar 2017 10:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Commissary - 1217 Main St
Replies: 88
Views: 22053

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

I'm almost positive that they are transforming it into the above rendering that I posted before.
by joshua.dodd
09 Mar 2017 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 32
Views: 5712

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

Was the whole purpose of the tall stucco towers to show off lighting effects at night? The lighting effects are not very impressive and during the day the towers look awkward and ugly. Anything made stucco is ugly. That's why I hate the material. It makes all these new apartment buildings being bui...
by joshua.dodd
09 Mar 2017 10:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 32
Views: 5712

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

"an apartment deal I could not pass up"

It's like they say: If it's too good to be true, then there's a catch.
by joshua.dodd
08 Mar 2017 17:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum of Street Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 2827

Re: Museum of Street Culture

Wow. I just looked at the plans. This project is going to utterly transform this area.
by joshua.dodd
01 Mar 2017 05:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Overall Construction Levels
Replies: 25
Views: 5754

Re: Overall Construction Levels

Data for December 2016 is in, and ouch. Building permits issued for only 220 total units (only 96 multi-fam) in Dallas for the month. That's the lowest number in over 2 years (Nov 2014). The 5-month total of 3547 for Aug-Dec'16 is the lowest since Sep'14-Jan'15. On the other hand, overall metro-wid...
by joshua.dodd
01 Mar 2017 02:07
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 52
Views: 8453

Re: Collin County Transportation

If there is anything Sim City and Cities Skylines has taught me, it's that with a growing city and metro, no matter what you do, there will always ALWAYS be traffic congestion issues.
by joshua.dodd
20 Feb 2017 21:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 398
Views: 72400

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Residential Tower

This entire side of downtown is going to become a jungle of vertical density!
by joshua.dodd
20 Feb 2017 04:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 175
Views: 31003

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower

I'm pretty sure South Oak CLiff is going to end up being the real "Arts District" since that's the only affordable place for artists in the city.
by joshua.dodd
17 Feb 2017 20:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 37831

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

When are they going to start covering the garage portion with glass? That part of the tower is ugly as hell.
by joshua.dodd
17 Feb 2017 00:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: 1640 Edison (19 ST)
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Re: Design District: 1640 Edison (19 ST)

Is there any news about when this should start?
by joshua.dodd
17 Feb 2017 00:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 89
Views: 20146

Re: Dallas: Medical District

^^ That's the last thing we need are more ugly fast food drive through joints.
by joshua.dodd
16 Feb 2017 19:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 398
Views: 72400

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Residential Tower

Ross Avenue is stuck in the '80s--- large monumental buildings occupying whole blocks, limited retail, not much residential and certainly no neighborhood services that make a walkable, livable environment. Unless the Ross property owners can transform this area into something more appealing, they w...
by joshua.dodd
14 Feb 2017 22:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 24047

Re: DART D2 Subway

I can see that happening in the distant future. I can also see a line extending into the Design District. The Design District is very compact with buildings, and high rise density development is underway for that area, so a subway extension there would also seem possible.
by joshua.dodd
14 Feb 2017 21:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 24047

Re: DART D2 Subway

Here is an article that explains it well:

http://www.metro-magazine.com/managemen ... l-s-impact
by joshua.dodd
14 Feb 2017 16:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 24047

Re: DART D2 Subway

DART hasn't demonstrated an ability to spur development where it wouldn't already go. What in the world are you talking about? Everywhere DART rail has extended to has spurred tremendous development. Just look at the DART line to DFW airport. The Irving Convention Center station used to be an islan...
by joshua.dodd
14 Feb 2017 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 18206

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

I agree, I'd rather see this building demolished and something better built in its place.
by joshua.dodd
14 Feb 2017 16:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 44
Views: 10152

Re: West Dallas Developments

I would like to see a DART rail extension with trolley lines added to West Dallas. It would be even better if we get a DART subway extension out that way.
by joshua.dodd
10 Feb 2017 16:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 24047

Re: DART D2 Subway

Who in the hell thought that the Pacific and Elm alignments were good ideas? Those are the most idiotic alignments. I was hoping for something that more integrally connects the southern section of downtown.
by joshua.dodd
10 Feb 2017 01:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain
Replies: 19
Views: 4261

Re: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain

I could see this site becoming a new mixed use skyscraper, maybe two, project.
by joshua.dodd
10 Feb 2017 01:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 18206

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

Maybe in the future an investor will come along with interest in restoring it to its original facade. . .
by joshua.dodd
09 Feb 2017 18:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 89
Views: 20146

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Whoa. Now that is something world class right there.
by joshua.dodd
09 Feb 2017 00:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 119
Views: 20448

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Excellent! I'm really impressed with that plan! It is excellently integrated. It's amazing how Downtown has transformed from a ghost town in the 90s to the life it has today, but this plan will truly bring life into Downtown.
How long do you suppose it will be until this is finally realized?
by joshua.dodd
08 Feb 2017 18:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 119
Views: 20448

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

With the explosion of development along Ross Avenue, both in Downtown and East, I think it would be a good idea to build a trolley line along it. If not a trolley line, maybe in the future a subway that runs parallel with it.
by joshua.dodd
08 Feb 2017 14:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 37
Views: 6307

Re: TexRail

Some news about TEX Rail: http://image.digitalinsightresearch.in/Uploads/ImageLibrary/Active/2016Q3/2.NRI/Railway/News/Core%20News/Feb_17/Tex%20Rail%20Station.jpg Archer Western has been selected to build a new $28.5m TEX Rail station next to Terminal B at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DF...
by joshua.dodd
08 Feb 2017 00:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)
Replies: 41
Views: 10362

Re: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)

Now that's some Miami style lighting right there!
by joshua.dodd
05 Feb 2017 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 12
Views: 3022

Re: Dallas Convention Center

What exactly is going on here? This thread is vague.
by joshua.dodd
03 Feb 2017 22:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 14367

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

I too would like to see pics of its lighting
by joshua.dodd
01 Feb 2017 20:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 18039

Re: Trump Hotel Concept / SCION

Wow. This is so...Underwhelming.
by joshua.dodd
30 Jan 2017 07:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 338
Views: 52661

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Absolutely agree. In fact, I would say that what truly defines Dallas as unique is, not only its fantastic collection of Mid Century Towers, but our exceptionally defining Post Modern architecture. Bank of America tower's Art Deco inspired geometry, Fountain Place's domineering and futuristic charm ...
by joshua.dodd
29 Jan 2017 18:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 338
Views: 52661

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I'm just happy the original architecture of the building is staying.
by joshua.dodd
25 Jan 2017 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 37831

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Why is the garage portion of this building so big? Have you been to Dallas before? They want good parking ratios to stay above the competition for tenants. I do wonder about public parking since it has been declared a international emergency of global proportions by the Klyde Warren management. Unl...
by joshua.dodd
25 Jan 2017 02:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 37831

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Why is the garage portion of this building so big?
by joshua.dodd
24 Jan 2017 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 27862

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (23 ST)

I haven't heard any news about it yet.
by joshua.dodd
22 Jan 2017 22:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 27862

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (23 ST)

And just to think, the parking lot across the street is about to become a new tower as well, which will really fill in the gap.
by joshua.dodd
20 Jan 2017 09:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64106

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Um, no, not to the extent that it has in Uptown it has not. Key word is density
by joshua.dodd
19 Jan 2017 18:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64106

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

What are the chances of Deep Ellum going vertical with Uptown level vertical density?
by joshua.dodd
17 Jan 2017 17:03
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART Mascot
Replies: 18
Views: 4209

Re: DART Mascot

>Traveling Man
Works pretty well just by name.
by joshua.dodd
17 Jan 2017 17:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 372
Views: 62905

Re: Bishop Arts

Maybe in the future DART will expand its subway into the Bishops Arts District
by joshua.dodd
16 Jan 2017 17:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 338
Views: 52661

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Elm Place or First National Bank Tower.
The Drever just sounds bad and it does not fit the building. Stick to its original name.
by joshua.dodd
15 Jan 2017 19:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64106

Re: Thanksgiving Tower Curb Relocation

Dallas is in a process of major transformation. That's why things are so messy. We are struggling to become a walkable city, and for the past decade and so, the city has made tremendous progress and stride. I look forward to Elm Street's complete reconfiguration. Especially in Downtown.
by joshua.dodd
13 Jan 2017 15:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 50
Views: 13750

Re: What is a suburb today?

Wow, that is really bad

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