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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Cbdallas » 18 Oct 2019 11:11

Does anyone know what is taking the old Cedar Grove restaurant space on the corner of the Ilume building. work is taking place inside.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby R1070 » 22 Oct 2019 18:53

Looks like something is going into the old Zephyr space too.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby uptown74 » 22 Oct 2019 21:30

Looks like the Strip redevelopment construction will start on Oct 28 , after the Halloween Block Party weekend.


https://dallasvoice.com/construction-se ... ings-road/

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 23 Oct 2019 13:26

Yeah, they have been marking the area with spray paint for the underground utilities for the past week. Also, Warwick is already pouring a new sidewalk and yes it's narrow without street parking.

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Re: Oak Lawn

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby muncien » 28 Oct 2019 09:34

Hannibal Lecter wrote:Re: Rainbow crosswalks

https://www.wired.com/story/pedestrian- ... rosswalks/


I get that you don't want cities just to put up whatever pattern they want, or introducing unnoticeable designs, but prohibiting anything other than the standard seems overkill. I could certainly see that if all crosswalks (or, a good portion of them) were different from each other, it would diminish their presence. That would be a problem. But if they simply restrict how many 'custom' crosswalks there are in a city to say 5%, and make sure they are obviously crosswalks, I think that would make sense. I don't see anything inherently dangerous about rainbow crosswalks.
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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 28 Oct 2019 10:03

Not to mention the article points out that pedestrian deaths have increased over the last decade but even their own data points to other reasons, not that crosswalk patterns are non-federally approved designs. When its gonna matter is if someone can sue the city successfully claiming the non-federally approved standard was broken and that someone was injured "because" it wasn't an approved design. The Feds like to swing this kind of bat though cause they aren't concerned with cultural sensitivity or diversity if the feds had their way they would beige everything so there is no varied standard and everything is the same. The feds are interested in anything other than making everything the same because its pratical and simple.

This is a battle worth having and I do think it's worth studying the actual results from making crosswalks more prominent with cultural influence. These projects bring awareness to a steep need in the pedestrian focus of our traffic management planning. Such projects serve significant community impact so I think its worth seeing if the Feds can be stonewalled...

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby lakewoodhobo » 28 Oct 2019 11:21

Yeah to even IMPLY that a colorful crosswalk is more dangerous than the way a street is designed, particularly when it comes to speed, is laughable and anyone making that suggestion should be tarred and feathered.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby j_d_p » 28 Oct 2019 13:26

Cbdallas wrote:Does anyone know what is taking the old Cedar Grove restaurant space on the corner of the Ilume building. work is taking place inside.


Looks like the subdivided the space into two. There is still a lot of leftover furniture inside though so unsure if there is any tenant actually moving in or they are just re-marketing it as two separate spaces.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Cbdallas » 28 Oct 2019 14:38

I think 2 smaller spaces will be better. I always felt that one space was too large for a restaurant for that space. Hopeful we can see a new concept open there.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby R1070 » 28 Oct 2019 19:51

If we could get that Bank of America lot redeveloped into something mixed use, that would be a great spot for a trendy hotel like Moxy and some fun restaurant space.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Tnexster » 29 Oct 2019 14:51

j_d_p wrote:
Cbdallas wrote:Does anyone know what is taking the old Cedar Grove restaurant space on the corner of the Ilume building. work is taking place inside.


Looks like the subdivided the space into two. There is still a lot of leftover furniture inside though so unsure if there is any tenant actually moving in or they are just re-marketing it as two separate spaces.


What happened to that restaurant? Seemed like it blew up into a big deal and then disappeared almost overnight.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby kingpin » 12 Nov 2019 14:45

https://candysdirt.com/2019/11/12/oak-lawn-committee-sees-dream-hotel-spark-another-hotel/

5205-4217 Herschel; Herschel Senior Living

The first thing the Oak Lawn Committee asked of the developer was to return with “a legible presentation.” Amen. I’ve bagged on these guys for their terrible presentations since their first trip to the OLC. It’s still not going to win any presentation awards, but there’s more there.

The above graphic shows their zoned height (240-feet) and what they’re proposing (142-feet + 15-feet for elevator housing and mechanicals). They’re also showing it in reference to nearby buildings – two stories plus mechanicals taller than the Park Highlander condos – so not outlandish. They do want to increase FAR from 4.5 to 5.5 of buildable square footage for each square footage of lot. That increase results in two additional floors – not dire. Some protesters say the height will “stick out like a sore thumb”. Not really. And in theory, it could stick out 10 more stories.

They’re proposing 140 units total with 64 parking spaces, all but a dozen underground. That might seem like too few parking spaces, but code only requires 42 for senior living and besides, do you want people in “memory care” to be driving anyway?

I’ve never had a problem with this project’s intentions. The issues arose from their slapdash presentation causing them to revisit the Oak Lawn Committee multiple times. Will this iteration be enough? We’ll see.



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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 19 Dec 2019 15:34

Coffeeshop and hot dog joint at Dallas' Centrum building pull the plug
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... wn-closed/

This place is super close to me, so I'm sad to see it go. Once they closed the Lower Greenville location, I definitely got worried that the same might happen here.

What worries me more is how much empty space is still available at the Centrum and how Oak Lawn really struggles to evovle with the rest of the city. There's still a lot of suburban/car-oriented development going on here, I was hoping the retail at the Centrum would do better and maybe drive more foot traffic and encourage more development here.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Cbdallas » 19 Dec 2019 16:07

I think the coffee shop is doing well but that location tucked on the side street is not the best for a casual food joint. Also the service left a lot to be desired. This spot might be better suited to a retail service business. I did love their fried pickle spears though....

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Matt777 » 19 Dec 2019 16:15

Pints and Quarts was a VERY mediocre burger joint that charged around $15+ for a basic cheeseburger, fries, and soda. Anything additional took you closer to $20. I’m not surprised at all that they’ve closed both locations.

If Rodeo Goat opened a location in the same spot with their fantastic product at a fair price, I don’t think it would be empty like Pints and Quarts was. There’s some street facing parking and plenty of parking in the garage. Si Lom Thai is in the office building across the street, hidden in a basement, accessible basically only through a fairly obscure garage and they do massive business. Because they have a good product at a good price.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 19 Dec 2019 16:33

I also really disliked Pints & Quarters, and hated the fact that the two places were 'connected' yet had two completely opposite vibes.

Mudsmith was fantastic with great atmosphere and plenty of seating. Pints & Quarts was such an ugly looking space, with mediocre food, and prices weren't all that great. I liked that they had a bar with a decent beer selection, but it's definitely not the type of place I'd go for a beer. I'd sometimes grab a beer from that bar and hang out in Mudsmith instead.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby JDumont146 » 19 Dec 2019 19:41

Completely agree with everyone about Pints and Quarts. Bad service, bad prices, not a great product. Mille Lire and Union do very well over there so I don't think it's the location or lack of traffic. I walk with my wife and son down to Union all the time.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby R1070 » 19 Dec 2019 21:04

Glad to hear Union is doing well and maybe business will pick up even more with Mudsmith gone.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 19 Dec 2019 21:35

Yes, this is good timing for Union. When Union was announced, I was actually thinking they might struggle with Mudsmith around the corner, but I guess I was wrong about that.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby uptown74 » 06 Jan 2020 15:26

So what are they doing to that great open-air patio that Zephyr's had, and totally enclosing it like that?
I'm not a fan.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Cbdallas » 06 Jan 2020 16:23

It will mainly be a bar with some food. Notice entrance looks to be moving to side street as well.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby flyswatter » 06 Jan 2020 20:18

I mean, it's January. I would think it's temporary covering for the patio so they can fill more tables. Close it in and heat it and you can use those tables where you would otherwise not be able to when it's cold outside and open air. I bet once it warms up they remove it.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby dallaz » 09 Jan 2020 10:01

New Oak Lawn apartment tower on the way near Turtle Creek


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... tle-creek/

The developer who just purchased a block in Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood plans to build a 20-story apartment tower.

Crescent Communities recently purchased the building site on Irving Avenue, near the intersection of Oak Lawn and Avondale avenues. The buildings on the property were acquired from AT&T, which operated a service center and offices at the location.

The planned Novel Turtle Creek high-rise will have 206 luxury apartments and is just south of Highland Park

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 09 Jan 2020 12:05

Great news! We need more towers and density on this side of town, and I'd really like to see way more re-development along Oak Lawn Ave.

FYI, I think there is already a thread for this project:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=770


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