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Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 09 Jul 2019 10:13
by cowboyeagle05
Yes, and the Trump hotel was a lot more bark and not much bite.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 13 Aug 2019 13:57
by Cbdallas
Went to see a movie at Alamo on Sunday and I used to live at the Sears lofts back in 2000. We were pioneers when we moved over there but I always thought the whole area had great potential. A lot has been done but it still needs to have that one big thing happen to make it all pop and come together. Not sure what that is but would love to see this area rise up and really connect with downtown. Maybe it will be the bullet train I don't know...

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 13 Aug 2019 14:43
by DPatel304
Cbdallas wrote:Went to see a movie at Alamo on Sunday and I used to live at the Sears lofts back in 2000. We were pioneers when we moved over there but I always thought the whole area had great potential. A lot has been done but it still needs to have that one big thing happen to make it all pop and come together. Not sure what that is but would love to see this area rise up and really connect with downtown. Maybe it will be the bullet train I don't know...


Yeah, the area is still lacking cohesiveness. It needs a bigger scale development (like the "SoGood") one to really bring it all together. Or, like you said, the HSR station would really kick things into overdrive there.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 04 Oct 2019 07:12
by lakewoodhobo
Wow, they really are adding that giant baby-proofing on the building. Posted to Cedars Neighborhood Facebook page.

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Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 04 Oct 2019 09:42
by Matt777
Yikes, I was hoping that design element near the roof was going to end up on the cutting room floor hahahaha.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 04 Oct 2019 10:14
by DBadger
For being the facade of the building, these are extremely small windows. Very odd looking.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 04 Oct 2019 10:25
by cowboyeagle05
The building just reminds me of a dilapidated Disney Land hotel.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 04 Oct 2019 10:43
by Tivo_Kenevil
It's ugly. But At least it's original.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 04 Oct 2019 11:08
by lakewoodhobo
DBadger wrote:For being the facade of the building, these are extremely small windows. Very odd looking.


The part of the building underneath the bump might be a stairwell or some type of common area, according to the renderings.

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If it wasn't posted before, here's the fly-through video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drJlwoK ... sSkS3UF9tU

cowboyeagle05 wrote:The building just reminds me of a dilapidated Disney Land hotel.


Ha, just add a slime fountain and you're at the Nickelodeon Hotel

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Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 09 Dec 2019 11:17
by lakewoodhobo
California short-term stay firm lands in Dallas’ Cedars district
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -district/

Sonder is one of several companies that are renting blocks of residences to operate as hotel spaces in buildings all over the country.

Now Sonder is taking the top floor of a building in Dallas’ Cedars neighborhood just south of downtown.

The company will create 14 short-stay units in the historic Hotel Newland building on south Akard Street near Interstate 30.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 09 Dec 2019 20:13
by BigD5349
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Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 13 Jan 2020 11:47
by lakewoodhobo
Site of Dallas’ famous Sportatorium sells to developer Jack Matthews
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -has-sold/

“I have no immediate plans but will be part of the whole new development there,” said developer Jack Matthews, who owns more than 50 acres of adjoining land on Cadiz.


Another sad reminder that any development on this side of the Cedars is completely dependent on HSR, and even the Water Gardens project looks stalled. The city and TxDOT did a decent job with infrastructure improvements here, so you'd think that would attract some new businesses.

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Being that this intersection is so easy to get to from Kessler Park, which is still "dry", I wouldn't mind seeing a decent liquor store like Total Wine set up here. Better than another empty lot that adds nothing to the 50 acres of future plans.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 13 Jan 2020 13:06
by cowboyeagle05
Matthews owns most of the available land and anyone left with smaller properties is going to wait on HSR either way. They know they can make more money waiting on HSR than building now. I see something similar in Garland where they built Firewheel. One developer owns all the retail zoned land around the mall. They also owned the land the mall was built on. They feel no rush cause they control the pace of development. Matthews Southwest has the same control in the Cedars there is no gold rush to develop because most of the desired property is under one guy's control.

My bet is Matthews Southwest will also soon own the land currently proposed for that big retail and residential development between Woodall Rogers and Commerce around the jails and they will sit on that property too.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 13 Jan 2020 13:12
by MC_ScattCat
cowboyeagle05 wrote:My bet is Matthews Southwest will also soon own the land currently proposed for that big retail and residential development between Woodall Rogers and Commerce around the jails and they will sit on that property too.


I live in North Oak Cliff and everytime I cross the Trinity (almost daily) I daydream about all the land around the jail being condo towers.

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 13 Jan 2020 19:49
by BigD5349
^I fantasize about the jail being moved off of the river front. Yes, fantasy I know...

Re: The Cedars Developments

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 01:45
by mrmandalay
Riverfront Blvd is one shitty stretch of road, that's for sure. I hope for some serious effort on the city's end to make that mess of an area more appealing.

The Tarrant County jail is an eyesore in an unfortunate location too, but they've done a respectable job mitigating the ugliness with the new cell additions.


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