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Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

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Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby maconahey » 14 Dec 2016 15:40

Noticed on Harwood International's website that they have a placeholder for The Forum development.
http://harwoodinternational.com/development/the-forum/

Possible renderings floating around from August 2015
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby ContriveDallasite » 14 Dec 2016 15:46

Could this be the super-tall we've all been waiting for?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 14 Dec 2016 21:55

I thought it was already denied due to height, but if they built any of it I would be thrilled.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby R1070 » 14 Dec 2016 22:40

Even if the shortest of the three tall towers was built that would be awesome!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 14 Dec 2016 23:00

I have liked this since it first popped up. I hope they come up with something equally impressive if they are going back to the drawing board.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 15 Dec 2016 09:52

Tnexster wrote:I thought it was already denied due to height, but if they built any of it I would be thrilled.


I don't think they were denied. A more detailed study had to be conducted to see if it was safe and to be honest that response is Standard Protocol from the FAA when a super tall building is proposed..Regardless of city.

If I'm corrext, Developers can negotiate with the FAA for max height limits.
Usually they're okay if it they can keep the aerospace safe.

To my knowledge the study was pulled by Hardwood. Maybe they were just seeing what an initial response would be. Who knows.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Austin55 » 18 Dec 2016 23:41

Most exciting potential development in DFW. San Francisco and Philadelphia are currently working on joining the 1,000 foot club, Seattle and Miami have 1,000 footers proposed and LA, NYC and Chicago are working on adding to theirs. Would love to see Dallas join the list.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 19 Dec 2016 14:46

I don't know why exactly but I almost feel like Dallas does not want to be on that list.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby eburress » 20 Dec 2016 11:40

Tnexster wrote:I don't know why exactly but I almost feel like Dallas does not want to be on that list.


It's not that Dallas or its developers don't want to build supertalls. It's that for the last 30 years, because of overbuilding and a corporate population that vacated Downtown for the 'burbs, building supertalls wasn't an option. Frankly, it's still not.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 20 Dec 2016 11:45

Yes and companies move to Dallas to move to the suburbs in most cases. Companies that truly want to be in urban locales move to other cities.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 20 Dec 2016 16:29

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Yes and companies move to Dallas to move to the suburbs in most cases. Companies that truly want to be in urban locales move to other cities.


Oh so true! Of course theres reason to believe that if there was a NEW Class A supertall in the downtown area it would attract tenants. Look at the skyscrapers in the CBD, the ones that have gone through renovations have been able to either attract or retain tenants. The shiny new office space in Harwood / Uptown seems like it is gobbled up while the un-updated space in the CBD remains unleased.


Dallas can't compete with Mature Urban centers in terms of offering a True Urban experience (See Boeing) .. However, they can offer companies a much much cheaper Option in a core that's reinventing itself in a more urban way.

However, selling that to companies is the hard part. Just look at Hillwoood. They've been sitting on that Motor court lot for some time.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby eburress » 20 Dec 2016 16:46

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
cowboyeagle05 wrote:However, selling that to companies is the hard part. Just look at Hillwoood. They've been sitting on that Motor court lot for some time.


Hillwood is sitting on that lot because there's not presently a market for that type of development in Downtown. If Hillwood had tenants lined up, you'd better believe the dust would be flying.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 20 Dec 2016 17:37

eburress wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
cowboyeagle05 wrote:However, selling that to companies is the hard part. Just look at Hillwoood. They've been sitting on that Motor court lot for some time.


Hillwood is sitting on that lot because there's not presently a market for that type of development in Downtown. If Hillwood had tenants lined up, you'd better believe the dust would be flying.


True. As of right now there's nothing. However, if I'm not mistaken, when the renderings for the site were released they were trying to get a company to relocate there. That's why I said it's difficult. It's impossible when there's no market.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby DPatel304 » 20 Dec 2016 20:29

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Dallas can't compete with Mature Urban centers in terms of offering a True Urban experience (See Boeing) .. However, they can offer companies a much much cheaper Option in a core that's reinventing itself in a more urban way.


That's a tough sell. Yes, they can save money by choosing Downtown Dallas over larger cities, but, if a company is willing to relocate to Dallas to save money, then they might as well consider some of the DFW suburbs instead.

Fortunately, even though big corporations may not find downtown desirable, there are plenty of residents moving there, which is encouraging more retail, which is encouraging hotels/tourists/smaller companies, which will eventually encourage the big companies to consider it as an option.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby eburress » 22 Dec 2016 13:17

I completely agree. Residential is Downtown's best hope right now. Once Downtown is a busting at the seams with residents, more retail and hotels will follow making life inside the loop much more desireable. With this newfound desirability, not to mention many of the vacant lots gone, high rise office will start to make a lot more sense.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby dzh » 14 Mar 2018 12:06

Not trying to accidentally get anyone's hopes up by posting on this thread, but I saw an excavator digging on the grass by Happiest Hour today. Just wanted to see if anyone knew what was going on here?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby willyk » 15 Mar 2018 02:27

Surface parking lot for Happiest Hour is my bet.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby exelone31 » 15 Mar 2018 11:52

willyk wrote:Surface parking lot for Happiest Hour is my bet.


Valet, bro!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby maconahey » 21 Mar 2018 13:40

Looks like they're about to plant some big trees. Maybe they're relandscaping it?
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 21 Mar 2018 13:51

Maybe they want it better setup for events and more park-like? Kinda like what Joule did with their private park.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Jake » 28 Jun 2018 17:04

It looks like construction is underway.

I drove past Happiest Hour today. The whole place has been dug up (the green space in front of Happiest Hour).

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby dallaz » 28 Jun 2018 18:40

What’s being constructed?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Warrior2015 » 28 Jun 2018 19:47

dallaz wrote:What’s being constructed?

I heard its going to be a restaurant

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 28 Jun 2018 20:31

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 28 Jun 2018 22:46

I'd be happy if they built one of those, even the shorter of them. Although to be honest I sort of like the shorter of them more than those supertalls.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby dallaz » 13 Jul 2018 13:45

So, is this going to be a restaurant like a previous posted said?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby CTroyMathis » 15 Aug 2018 18:20

This successful escape from a rabbit hole may provide the droids you (we) are looking for (re: what is currently actually u/c) :

Link: https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/ ... 0313021443

Or, not.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Kelley USA » 16 Aug 2018 09:23

That's a great find! So basically sounds like a new 2 story restaurant with a stage for concerts. I'm thinking something similar to The Rustic?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 16 Aug 2018 10:03

I wonder what got into Harwood all of a sudden to try to use their empty land for something besides bland gardens with cow sculptures.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby eburress » 16 Aug 2018 10:12

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I wonder what got into Harwood all of a sudden to try to use their empty land for something besides bland gardens with cow sculptures.

A desire to make some money while these lots sit mostly vacant? :)

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 16 Aug 2018 10:16

^I'm not mad at them even though. I don't enjoy their places as much as others of similar concepts around town. I am not even a Rustic fan honestly but I can appreciate their focus on using these lots for now for these kinds of uses as long as it doesn't deter them from building on them sooner rather than later.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby DPatel304 » 16 Aug 2018 10:18

Nice find! I think someone had previously speculated it would be a restaurant, so this doesn't surprise me too much. I'm sure this will be a huge hit, I just wish this area was way more pedestrian friendly.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby clcrash19 » 16 Aug 2018 10:55

They are killing it right now with happiest hour.. has there been any new news with the plot of land across from the frost building and the new office tower?

Believe that one and a couple in front of happiest hour are the only vacant ones they still own correct?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby eburress » 16 Aug 2018 13:31

DPatel304 wrote:Nice find! I think someone had previously speculated it would be a restaurant, so this doesn't surprise me too much. I'm sure this will be a huge hit, I just wish this area was way more pedestrian friendly.


Oh I know...getting around there on foot isn't easy!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 16 Aug 2018 15:22

I wasn't impressed with happiest hour..do ppl really like it .. seemed like overpriced mediocre food.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby ContriveDallasite » 16 Aug 2018 15:29

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I wasn't impressed with happiest hour..do ppl really like it .. seemed like overpriced mediocre food.


It's not about the food, it's about the Gram. Happiest Hour is the definition of the uptown social fabric. With McKinney Avenue winding down, its a nice connector slowly tying Victory Park in to play.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 17 Aug 2018 08:35

Yeah, I'm not a Happiest Hour person at all but I know my Uptownies are all about it as the default hangout. Follow the lemmings they know whats up.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 17 Aug 2018 09:05

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I wasn't impressed with happiest hour..do ppl really like it .. seemed like overpriced mediocre food.


Funny I have never been and after reading all of these comments I may never go.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby eburress » 17 Aug 2018 12:10

I'd give it a try. It's not The Mansion or anything, but it's a fine spot to have a bite/drink before a game.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby DPatel304 » 17 Aug 2018 12:56

Definitely worth checking out. Whenever I have people visiting from out of town, it's actually one of the top places I would take someone to have a drink. I can't comment on the food, as I've never had a meal there, but the views are pretty amazing, and the rooftop is nice. I generally go when it isn't that busy, so maybe it's a difference experience when it gets really crowded.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 17 Aug 2018 13:27

eburress wrote:I'd give it a try. It's not The Mansion or anything, but it's a fine spot to have a bite/drink before a game.

Are the drinks better than the Bowen house?


So I take it this will be a Mexican or Latin concept? I hope it's a success.

Wonder what they'll do w parking.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby eburress » 20 Aug 2018 09:45

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
eburress wrote:I'd give it a try. It's not The Mansion or anything, but it's a fine spot to have a bite/drink before a game.

Are the drinks better than the Bowen house?


So I take it this will be a Mexican or Latin concept? I hope it's a success.

Wonder what they'll do w parking.


I've only been to the Bowen House once so I can't really say, but since I think I've only ever had beer at HH, more than likely the "drinks" are on paar. :)


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