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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby joshua.dodd » 27 Feb 2019 20:00

It should be noted that Woodall Rogers was originally planned with the intention of having a deck park on top of it. As for the elevated portion that separates the West End and Victory Park, that was built because of a massive railyard that was originally beneath it. (Original Dallasites might recall the drama that surrounded the demolition of the original Katy Railroad Depot)

As for 345...yeah...that was a disaster from the get-go. Then again, the abandonment of the Interurban Texas Traction Railroad and Dallas' 200 plus miles of streetcar lines was the beginning of our undoing.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby muncien » 28 Feb 2019 09:22

I35 west of CBD & VP is the worst. There is almost no way over or under it. At least I345 has numerous passthroughs beneath it, many of which already have usable space (dog park) or are planned to (new parks and proposed soccer fields). Still, the width is way overblown and could use a significant trim, at a minimum.
Hopefully, I30 redesign to the south will include decking options.
Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything remotely promising for I35.
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Tnexster » 28 Feb 2019 21:54

I-35 is lost for a generation, those new elevated ramps are going to make an already bad situation worse.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby maconahey » 08 May 2019 14:51

https://www.buzzbuzzhome.com/us/2400-bryan-street

Any updates on this one? This site says it was supposed to start last month

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby northsouth » 08 Jan 2020 22:49

Noticed that the parking lot on the site for this one was closed with the entrances taped off today. Maybe something is happening. Or they were just repainting the lines. Time will tell.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Tnexster » 09 Jan 2020 08:47

northsouth wrote:Noticed that the parking lot on the site for this one was closed with the entrances taped off today. Maybe something is happening. Or they were just repainting the lines. Time will tell.


Should be about ready to start that tower. Is this on the east side of the building?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby muncien » 09 Jan 2020 10:55

I wish they could have cleared out that completely redundant Live Oak exit. I've never been a big fan of I345 removal (as most already know), but having all these excessive ramps is just wasteful. The Good Latimer Expy exit serves the exact same purpose as Live Oak exit.
Regardless of what happens with I345, this should be removed.
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 09 Jan 2020 12:01

muncien wrote:I wish they could have cleared out that completely redundant Live Oak exit. I've never been a big fan of I345 removal (as most already know), but having all these excessive ramps is just wasteful. The Good Latimer Expy exit serves the exact same purpose as Live Oak exit.
Regardless of what happens with I345, this should be removed.


The city pushed to close it and TXDOT agreed because their department agreed but then randomly TXDOT changed their mind and told the city no and here we are.
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby exelone31 » 09 Jan 2020 13:07

bUt WhErE wIlL tHe tHoUsAnDs oF cArS tHaT uSe ThAt ExIt Go?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 09 Jan 2020 15:17

muncien wrote:The Good Latimer Expy exit serves the exact same purpose as Live Oak exit.
Regardless of what happens with I345, this should be removed.


Unless you're coming from I-35 or the DNT via Spur 366. Then you're screwed. It's stupid to have to exit at Olive, loop around to the service road and then drive through downtown if you want to get to East Quarter, Deep Ellum or East Dallas.

What they need to do is:

- Cut-off access to that exit ramp from southbound I-345, making it accessible only from 366. This will improve traffic flow on the highway by reducing weaving traffic.

- Remove the curve so that the ramp intersects Live Oak at a right angle. Add a traffic signal so the 366 traffic can turn left to East Dallas, Deep Ellum, etc... This lets them remove the restriction on left turns onto Pearl, so you improve access the East Quarter and Farmers Market areas. The small amount of excess land can then be sold to the adjoining property owner, and lets them have access to the property from the Live Oak side.

- Make the second from inside lane of Southbound 75 so traffic can exit to Good-Latimer or continue onto 345. This will improve traffic flow by reducing idiots sitting in the exit-only lane until the last second, then coming to a stop when they can't merge. It will also make it easier to exit to G-L from the Haskell entrance ramp. This change would just require some paint. The pavement already exists.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 09 Jan 2020 15:44

Or we will just remove the highway all together ramps and all :twisted:
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby mjsampey » 03 Mar 2020 11:12

New article in the DMN regarding the affordable housing high rise. Nothing new to note but it does appear the project is officially breaking ground.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... e-housing/

Developers are breaking ground in downtown Dallas on a new high-rise residential building.

The apartment project at 2400 Bryan Street will include a combination of affordable and market-priced rental units.

Dallas developer Matthews Southwest is building the project next door to the historic Dallas High School building on the eastern edge of downtown.

The 15-story building designed by architect Perkins & Will will have 217 apartments and faces DART’s light rail line.

Matthews Southwest has been working on the Bryan Street tower project for more than two years.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby DPatel304 » 03 Mar 2020 12:06

Thanks for the update! Exciting to see more towers start to rise in the CBD.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Tnexster » 03 Mar 2020 12:58

For some reason this look a little different. Did they alter the design in any way?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Roman_Patrick » 03 Mar 2020 13:18

It looks like it is still 15 floors, and the razor sharp design is still there which is great. really exciting for the area!

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby THRILLHO » 03 Mar 2020 15:06

SUPER psyched for this one. Excellent infill for this corner and I'm always happy to see more affordable housing.

Let's hope this + the completed Carpenter Park helps lead to the eventual development of Dallas High School's surrounding parking lot.

Admittedly though I'd be sad to lose the iconic view of the Robocop Police Station.
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby lakewoodhobo » 07 Mar 2020 09:30

Maybe I missed it the first time or they updated the story with the name of the building. Any guess as to why it’s named The Galbraith?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby northsouth » 17 Mar 2020 22:57

Parking lot's been torn up, trees taken down. Recent wet weather aside, this is about to get pretty active.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Warrior2015 » 09 May 2020 18:21

mjsampey wrote:New article in the DMN regarding the affordable housing high rise. Nothing new to note but it does appear the project is officially breaking ground.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... e-housing/

Developers are breaking ground in downtown Dallas on a new high-rise residential building.

The apartment project at 2400 Bryan Street will include a combination of affordable and market-priced rental units.

Dallas developer Matthews Southwest is building the project next door to the historic Dallas High School building on the eastern edge of downtown.

The 15-story building designed by architect Perkins & Will will have 217 apartments and faces DART’s light rail line.

Matthews Southwest has been working on the Bryan Street tower project for more than two years.


Did this one actually start construction? I forgot about this project.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby NdoorTX » 09 May 2020 19:36

I’ve driven by recently and indeed, it seems to be turning dirt

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby R1070 » 10 May 2020 16:39

Looks like they may be doing some work to start a crane.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby DPatel304 » 27 Jul 2020 15:20

I didn't get to snap a picture, but this project has indeed started.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Tnexster » 27 Jul 2020 15:27

Think I saw the crane when I drove up there one day, it appears to show up on the KDC Epic webcam as well.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby clcrash19 » 27 Jul 2020 16:41

Yes this has been going on for a few months

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Warrior2015 » 03 Aug 2020 16:33

clcrash19 wrote:Yes this has been going on for a few months

Here is some footage.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Warrior2015 » 05 Oct 2020 21:53

Tnexster wrote:Think I saw the crane when I drove up there one day, it appears to show up on the KDC Epic webcam as well.


Progress on this project. This is the view from a unit at the Gabriella [aka city lights project]
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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby eburress » 06 Oct 2020 08:49

What a great spot for a tower, at least from a Downtown perspective. It'll partially cover up the dull-looking Sheraton and make use of a relatively undesirable lot. Win win.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby homeworld1031tx » 06 Oct 2020 09:50

eburress wrote:What a great spot for a tower, at least from a Downtown perspective. It'll partially cover up the dull-looking Sheraton and make use of a relatively undesirable lot. Win win.


Definitely a win win. Lol except for the ad revenue that the Sheraton was making off of the full building Apple ads that have been up there forever. I wonder if those will continue, and how much they're worth.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Warrior2015 » 06 Oct 2020 10:40

eburress wrote:What a great spot for a tower, at least from a Downtown perspective. It'll partially cover up the dull-looking Sheraton and make use of a relatively undesirable lot. Win win.

Yes this is a great infill project. Affordable housing too. I might get on the waiting list haha

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby R1070 » 06 Oct 2020 12:56

Hopefully the surface lot behind it becomes housing as well. Will be a great location near Carpenter Park.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby R1070 » 06 Oct 2020 12:57

Warrior2015 wrote:
eburress wrote:What a great spot for a tower, at least from a Downtown perspective. It'll partially cover up the dull-looking Sheraton and make use of a relatively undesirable lot. Win win.

Yes this is a great infill project. Affordable housing too. I might get on the waiting list haha

I wish more undesirable lots around DT were being developed for affordable housing. Seems like such a waste to have lots just sitting empty in the core of the city.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby Cbdallas » 06 Oct 2020 14:30

I would love to see downtown become an urban living space for the entire region. With DART and the streetcars and the walkability it would be great. Someday it could thrive enough to bring offices back into the fold and be a fully realized urban center.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby tamtagon » 06 Oct 2020 15:55

^following that lead, I look forward to the day trains run from Frisco to Love Field-Oak Lawn-Arts District-Cedars.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby eburress » 06 Oct 2020 16:02

R1070 wrote:
Warrior2015 wrote:
eburress wrote:What a great spot for a tower, at least from a Downtown perspective. It'll partially cover up the dull-looking Sheraton and make use of a relatively undesirable lot. Win win.

Yes this is a great infill project. Affordable housing too. I might get on the waiting list haha

I wish more undesirable lots around DT were being developed for affordable housing. Seems like such a waste to have lots just sitting empty in the core of the city.

Me too! What a dream that would be!

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby lakewoodhobo » 06 Oct 2020 16:23

This was just published today by the contractor, Suffolk Construction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJBVT3eob48

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby lakewoodhobo » 06 Oct 2020 16:29

This was just published today by the contractor, Suffolk Construction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJBVT3eob48

I hope that this building at 15 stories and 300 Pearl at 17 stories are seen as north-south bookends of the East Quarter and generate momentum for even more infill. Hopefully there's easy access from here to South Pearl along Carpenter Park and further south.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby maconahey » 20 Oct 2020 22:41

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Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Postby texasstar » 21 Oct 2020 08:17

^ Nice updates, Maconahey! Thanks!


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