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East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby lakewoodhobo » 24 May 2018 10:57

I really wish the historic fire station at 2121 Main were part of this development. Even though it has that terrible 1980s glass box addition, it's probably one of the first times the city fought and won a battle to keep a historic facade. In 1982 the new owner wanted to convert the entire thing to a modern office building but the city sought a restraining order and even sent police officers to make sure it wouldn't be demolished in the middle of the night.

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby lakewoodhobo » 24 May 2018 14:02

cowboyeagle05 wrote:What is unfortunate is the smaller building at the corner there labeled 2200 Main in this screenshot will be torn down for parking. I am not sad for the historical quality of the building but because the corner will become another lot.

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Definitely not wasting any time.

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby lakewoodhobo » 24 May 2018 14:25

More random history related to these buildings:

In 1951 when land was being assembled for the future Statler Hotel, the final holdout agreed to a swap involving 2112 Commerce, clearing the way for construction. The building had been occupied by IBM, which still had some time on its lease there.

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You can still see the ghost sign for "International Business Machines" on the building.

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby DPatel304 » 06 Jun 2018 16:47

So according to this master-list (credit goes to CTroyMathis), National Anthem and PMA will open Fall of this year. Seems a bit ambitious, but, then again, they've wasted very little time in kicking off the East Quarter development.

National Anthem is a restaurant going into the vintage triangular Magnolia Oil building in downtown Dallas from favorite chef Nick Badovinus. Fall 2018.

PMA is a drop-in spot serving coffee, doughnuts, and to-go items, going into the vintage triangular Magnolia Oil building in downtown Dallas from favorite chef Nick Badovinus. Fall 2018.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... -openings/

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby jrd1964 » 07 Jun 2018 07:59

Candy weighs in.... she dishes about the East Quarter but thinks more residential should be in the mix.

https://candysdirt.com/2018/06/05/downt ... sidential/

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby ContriveDallasite » 07 Jun 2018 08:48

Now if only we could get past this little crux.

All the plan needs is some non-millionaire housing that’s affordable to folks who work nearby that adds the vibrancy downtown Dallas really needs.

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby exelone31 » 07 Jun 2018 09:13

National Anthem, eh? What a strangely controversial name choice.

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby exelone31 » 07 Jun 2018 10:57

I'll go ahead and grab the easy and obvious joke by guessing that National Anthem will be a restaurant without chairs?

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby tamtagon » 07 Jun 2018 12:16

^hahahaha

I agree with Jon Anderson of Candy's Dirt - The East Quarter needs people, and given the prime location between Farmers Market, Deep Ellum and the rest of the CBD, it should be developed as the most densely populated pocket in the CBD to date.

I disagree with Jon Anderson of Candy's Dirt - If I-345 is removed, 1-200,000 thru traffic trips will not divert to city streets, thru-traffic folks will find another downtown bypass.
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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby I45Tex » 19 Jun 2018 20:54

Would someone be willing to helpfully transcribe the graphic at the top of this thread onto our pinned comprehensive projects map? I want to do it but, at least this month, I just can't justify the time while I'm applying for urban development or wider regeneration/innovation jobs (PM if you know someone who's staffing up, please!)

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Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Postby willyk » 19 Jun 2018 22:04

tamtagon wrote:
I agree with Jon Anderson of Candy's Dirt - The East Quarter needs people, and given the prime location between Farmers Market, Deep Ellum and the rest of the CBD, it should be developed as the most densely populated pocket in the CBD


Are there development sites available? It would be nice if the people running out of sites on Henderson and Bennet could redirect their attention over here. If that’s not realistic, then the larger stuff like what’s happening on Ross Ave would be great too. Does anyone know if Todd controls only the buildings, or do they own the residential sites too?


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