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Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Postby lakewoodhobo » 26 Nov 2016 11:46

Drove past this site around 11am today and noticed heavy equipment and construction fence. Thought it was related to 400 Record at first, but then started wondering if it quietly broke ground. Any idea?

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Re: Courtyard Marriott at Ferris Plaza (12 stories; site of Jefferson Hotel)

Postby Tnexster » 27 Nov 2016 15:18

Did they tear anything out? There was a gate of some kind on the east side.

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Re: Courtyard Marriott at Ferris Plaza (12 stories; site of Jefferson Hotel)

Postby lakewoodhobo » 28 Nov 2016 17:37

Tnexster wrote:Did they tear anything out? There was a gate of some kind on the east side.


They were tearing out the parking lot today. This is definitely moving forward.

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Re: Courtyard Marriott at Ferris Plaza (12 stories; site of Jefferson Hotel)

Postby ContriveDallasite » 29 Nov 2016 02:49

Does anyone have renderings of what the hotel is supposed to look like?

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Re: Courtyard Marriott at Ferris Plaza (12 stories; site of Jefferson Hotel)

Postby willyk » 29 Nov 2016 03:06

This seems like an odd spot for new hotel construction without many amenities nearby. The only appeal is walkability to the DCC. But a site near the Aloft would do that too and have better access to Main. Is it safe to say that holding down the cost of the site is what is driving the site selection? That to this customer cost matters more than location?

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Re: Courtyard Marriott at Ferris Plaza (12 stories; site of Jefferson Hotel)

Postby Tnexster » 29 Nov 2016 11:38

It's a great sign that Marriott has enough confidence to build near the convention center. Great to see this kind of infill development. More will follow.

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Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Postby ContriveDallasite » 15 Dec 2016 02:15

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
MW Builders is partnering with Equity Hotel Group to construct a 12-story Courtyard Marriott in downtown Dallas, TX. The hotel is directly adjacent to Union Station and just blocks from Dealey Plaza.

The post-tension reinforced concrete structure will house a parking garage on floors one through five with the 167 hotel rooms occupying the 5th through 11th floors.

The 12th floor will feature a Skybar rooftop lounge with an independent 150-foot elevator tower to carry guests directly to the terrace featuring panoramic views of the Dallas skyline. The hotel footprint covers 90 percet of the project site and will be built up against existing structures requiring shoring to protect neighboring buildings.


http://www.mwbuilders.com/portfolio/pro ... oject/1525
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby lakewoodhobo » 15 Dec 2016 08:31

Wow, that is certainly different especially standing next to La Quinta/Lawrence. Kinda disappointed by the lack of interaction with Ferris Plaza, but I had low expectations anyway.

If any mods are able to combine this thread with the existing one labeled "Site of Jefferson Hotel" please do.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby muncien » 15 Dec 2016 08:32

That is an interesting facade... Not sure what to make of it. But glad to see new stuff in this area. Street interaction looks decent as well.
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby The_Overdog » 15 Dec 2016 09:23

Where is this going to be? I'm guessing the parking lot behind Cindys New York Deli on the corner of Houston & Wood and backing the La Quinta?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby DPatel304 » 15 Dec 2016 10:06

This is a nice surprise. It's nothing spectacular, but there hasn't been a lot of new construction happening in the CBD so far.

Are all the existing, vacant buildings spoken for at this point?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby Tnexster » 15 Dec 2016 10:38

That is very colorful.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby tamtagon » 15 Dec 2016 10:47

Tnexster wrote:That is very colorful.


It's like Miami threw up. They'll be able to paint or something. :)

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby Kelley USA » 15 Dec 2016 11:35

Love the new construction and the skybar concept, but the design is atrocious IMO...

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby buildingswithlegs » 15 Dec 2016 11:49

I guess we should celebrate eccentricity, but really? That?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 15 Dec 2016 11:55

The red trim is not very subtle. Not sure if that is stucco on the building... I hope not.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby DPatel304 » 15 Dec 2016 13:03

Kelley USA wrote:Love the new construction and the skybar concept, but the design is atrocious IMO...


Ditto on the skybar. Dallas is such a good looking city, I feel like we should have more rooftop bars. Recently we've gotten Happiest Hour and the Alamo Draughthouse, which kinda count, but no options that I know of within the city and our current ones aren't that tall.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby vman » 15 Dec 2016 13:21

I've never seen a Courtyard Marrriot look like this. They're usually pretty understated (and I might add, one of my favorite hotel chains) This is just ugly. Hopefully it will be altered by the time it's completed.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby Tnexster » 15 Dec 2016 15:07

Why are there parking spots in front? Seems like a tight space and not worth the effort for four cars.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby dallasbeatsaustin » 15 Dec 2016 15:31

Very ugly, but I can't stop looking at it. Late Stalinist architecture combined with a multi-story storage facility.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby eburress » 15 Dec 2016 16:16

It's awful. Absolutely awful. They have to go back to the drawing board. Awful.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby willyk » 15 Dec 2016 21:09

Very odd that they face the deadest part of the site, and ignore the plaza and Houston St where the action is. I bet whoever designed this did not even bother to visit the location.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby lakewoodhobo » 16 Dec 2016 09:20

willyk wrote:Very odd that they face the deadest part of the site, and ignore the plaza and Houston St where the action is. I bet whoever designed this did not even bother to visit the location.


I don't hate that it faces Record, which is much more pedestrian friendly than Houston, but the surface parking along Wood St, where there should be a patio, is downright criminal.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby ContriveDallasite » 16 Dec 2016 09:31

It's a down right ugly building and the only previous images I can find from this architect is a generic 3 story budget hotel.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby DPatel304 » 16 Dec 2016 09:48

lakewoodhobo wrote:
willyk wrote:Very odd that they face the deadest part of the site, and ignore the plaza and Houston St where the action is. I bet whoever designed this did not even bother to visit the location.


I don't hate that it faces Record, which is much more pedestrian friendly than Houston, but the surface parking along Wood St, where there should be a patio, is downright criminal.


I agree, but I'll take it. This is better than the empty lot that is currently there, and, whenever self driving cars become the norm, it wouldn't be too hard to convert that surface lot into a plaza.

I wish they would just do that straight off the bat instead of having to wait a couple decades for it be 'fixed', but, until the CBD reaches West Village levels of density, I'm not going to nitpick about details such as this. Other than the (seemingly small) surface parking spots, the building seems to be decently urban in design and it's not like they are building a Sam's club or fast food with a drive-thru.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby Dmkflyer » 16 Dec 2016 09:52

lakewoodhobo wrote:
willyk wrote:Very odd that they face the deadest part of the site, and ignore the plaza and Houston St where the action is. I bet whoever designed this did not even bother to visit the location.


I don't hate that it faces Record, which is much more pedestrian friendly than Houston, but the surface parking along Wood St, where there should be a patio, is downright criminal.


I hope this is sarcasm and I haven't had enough coffee.

The rendered parking barely meets the definition of surface parking. Have you already forgotten what this building is being built on?!

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Postby DPatel304 » 16 Dec 2016 10:05

Dmkflyer wrote:The rendered parking barely meets the definition of surface parking. Have you already forgotten what this building is being built on?!


True, but, if it's barely a parking lot, I don't see why it needs to be there at all.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby lakewoodhobo » 16 Dec 2016 10:41

Dmkflyer wrote:
lakewoodhobo wrote:
willyk wrote:Very odd that they face the deadest part of the site, and ignore the plaza and Houston St where the action is. I bet whoever designed this did not even bother to visit the location.


I don't hate that it faces Record, which is much more pedestrian friendly than Houston, but the surface parking along Wood St, where there should be a patio, is downright criminal.


I hope this is sarcasm and I haven't had enough coffee.

The rendered parking barely meets the definition of surface parking. Have you already forgotten what this building is being built on?!


Definitely the "not enough coffee" part. Of course it's better than what it was before, just angry at architects that pull something out of a coloring book and don't design for context. Missed opportunity.

Here's what I think happened: the developer hadn't bought the separate parking parcel to the south when they planned the hotel and sent it to CPC. At some point this year they did buy the parcel, so either this is an old design that will change since they have more land, or they bought the land and didn't bother to change the design.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby tamtagon » 16 Dec 2016 12:06

I'm not keeping up.... this is in addition to Hotel Lawrence? which is being renovated and reopened by someone else?

doh! I just looked, duh.

Pretty impressive Dallas is making up the hotel room deficit; but I'm not sure the current inventory expansion, is keeping pase with the overall growth of the downtown area. We're going to see a few more of these 100-200 room hotels fill in more of the cracks, and soonish we'll seem a couple+ really large hotels get underway.

I wonder if this Marriott is mostly in response to the Patent office...?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby dukemeredith » 16 Dec 2016 12:10

lakewoodhobo wrote:Definitely the "not enough coffee" part. Of course it's better than what it was before, just angry at architects that pull something out of a coloring book and don't design for context. Missed opportunity.

Here's what I think happened: the developer hadn't bought the separate parking parcel to the south when they planned the hotel and sent it to CPC. At some point this year they did buy the parcel, so either this is an old design that will change since they have more land, or they bought the land and didn't bother to change the design.



Hopefully the former.

I'm not so averse to the design. I have a feeling it will look much better from a street-perspective than the bird's eye views we see in the renderings.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Postby Jay9398 » 16 Dec 2016 12:44

DPatel304 wrote:
Kelley USA wrote:Love the new construction and the skybar concept, but the design is atrocious IMO...


Ditto on the skybar. Dallas is such a good looking city, I feel like we should have more rooftop bars. Recently we've gotten Happiest Hour and the Alamo Draughthouse, which kinda count, but no options that I know of within the city and our current ones aren't that tall.


I agree, but there are several skyline view locations coming soon. The Lorenzo Hotel, the Drever (9th floor deck and 50th floor observatory) and the Belo building redo will all have public spaces with great views of the skyline from different perspectives.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby Tnexster » 16 Dec 2016 13:50

Not crazy about the colors but am prepared to withhold judgement until later. I am more impressed by the fact that Courtyard is building a hotel downtown on top of a parking lot. One down, don't know how many to go but I know its a lot.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby dukemeredith » 16 Dec 2016 14:07

^ agreed!

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby Tnexster » 16 Dec 2016 17:42

That is a hideous section of downtown. Wasted space.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 16 Dec 2016 21:12

Dallas at its worst.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby tamtagon » 16 Dec 2016 22:01

Potential!

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby willyk » 16 Dec 2016 22:50

tamtagon wrote:Pretty impressive Dallas is making up the hotel room deficit; but I'm not sure the current inventory expansion, is keeping pase with the overall growth of the downtown area. We're going to see a few more of these 100-200 room hotels fill in more of the cracks, and soonish we'll seem a couple+ really large hotels get underway.


J.W.Marriott would be a nice fit.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby The_Overdog » 17 Dec 2016 15:06

That is a hideous section of downtown. Wasted space.


What stinks is there are multiple areas of downtown just like that.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby willyk » 18 Dec 2016 06:29

The_Overdog wrote:
That is a hideous section of downtown. Wasted space.


What stinks is there are multiple areas of downtown just like that.


Every silver lining has a dark cloud?-- let's cheer up!

One of the most exciting things about Downtown is that even the most neglected corners are seeing new investment. Examples:

1. This hotel
2. City Electric
3. Butler Brothers
4. Dallas High School
5. Factory Six03
6. Farmers Market
7. Tower Petroleum/Corrigan

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby dukemeredith » 18 Dec 2016 10:40

Good point, Willy.

My parking lot picture was taken from Fountain Place, lookingsoutheast. On the other side of the building, the parking garage is being built (with retail space), the AMLI apartment tower seems close to construction, the old BofA site will eventually get some iteration of Perot Tower, and across Field will get the huge South Asia Museum development (maybe? hopefully? Has anyone heard anything about it lately?).

The area will eventually be built up, but for now those lots are an undeniable eyesore. Particularly appalling are the empty parking spaces!

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby Cabrio330 » 19 Dec 2016 08:37

And to add to dukemeredith's list of proposed development around Fountain Place, remember that Headington owns all of that surface parking and the parking deck on the right. I have not heard or seen any plans from them yet, but maybe they will focus on these parcels now that Forty Five Ten is open.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby DallasMan » 19 Dec 2016 10:53

Good lord, that rendering is ugly. Beyond that, this design will just be very dated looking in 10-15 years.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

Postby mdg109 » 19 Dec 2016 13:06

It's already dated. It looks like early 2000s. But I've learned never to trust renderings, so I'm still optimistic and hoping that there will be an open cafe facing the park. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

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1/2/17

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 02 Jan 2017 22:01

This Hotel in addition with the La Quinta and Belo improvements will bring some momentum to this area. Great to see the nook come alive.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Postby Tnexster » 03 Jan 2017 12:11

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:This Hotel in addition with the La Quinta and Belo improvements will bring some momentum to this area. Great to see the nook come alive.


Agreed, not overly impressed with the design but am really happy Courtyard sees fit to drop a new hotel on this side of downtown, think that says a lot.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Postby willyk » 03 Jan 2017 23:20

Tnexster wrote:
Agreed, not overly impressed with the design but am really happy Courtyard sees fit to drop a new hotel on this side of downtown, think that says a lot.


I have been skeptical of this location but I am starting to see the potential. This is an under-appreciated corner of downtown. But there really is a lot of foot traffic here with the courthouses, Dealey Plaza, El Centro, the County offices and Union Station.

What's missing are a couple of daytime restaraunts to cater to the traffic and give the locale some personality. Places with an historic feel like Highland Park Pharmacy or Norma's would be a nifty fit.

Maybe the City should let the food trucks station themselves here to prove up the viability of some permanent restaraunts, and that would get things going.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Postby muncien » 04 Jan 2017 09:24

This corner of the CBD is starving for some residential. Best case scenario would be that residential gets incorporated into any redevelopment of the DMN property. It's always a bit of a ghost town over there after dark...
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Postby lakewoodhobo » 23 Feb 2017 18:00

Crane went up on Tuesday. At least that's when I noticed it.

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3/4/17

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