cowboyeagle05 wrote:I walk past this project every day and it has felt really slow. There will whole weeks where no one is working on the garage. It seems the garage project is not their primary concern yet. The Pizza place has not started so that may have dissolved since there is no parking if there is no garage.
dpl-1202 wrote:I agree, the tract has stood in its current state for some time, but once they got the piers drilled and rebar in place, it seems to be moving along now. Anyone know if their are plans for ground level retail? dry cleaners? or is this just going to be the standard downtown parking garage.
mdg109 wrote:From yesterday.
dukemeredith wrote:Is there also a retail/restaurant space in the corner of Commerce and Prather at the The Continental apartment building, currently covered by window leasing adverts, a la the Mercantile's empty retail along Ervay?
One day, presumably soon, this segment of Commerce will be quite nice.
jrd1964 wrote:That pic of the AC entryway on the Culturemap site is some other property. The DTD hotel doesn't look like that in front.
DPatel304 wrote:Thanks for the picture updates! What are they building here behind these hotels? Is it just a parking garage?
mdg109 wrote:Here's a rendering: http://realestate.dmagazine.com/wp-cont ... ceSt-1.jpg
joshua.dodd wrote:These parking garages are very contradicting. The city and these developers are trying to make Dallas more like a real urban city with urban density. Yet they keep building these buildings with parking garage podiums. The developers are still pandering to that god awful suburban, car-oriented mentality, which is thus only going to create even worse traffic congestion on the roads.
Matt777 wrote:I'm not loving that it's an exposed parking garage, but I see two bright spots. Ground floor retail and the fact that the floors are level. That means it would be easier to convert to office/hotel/residential in the future if demand for parking spots is less.
Tnexster wrote:Wow, that is really awful.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Plus they can almost always be covered later when things change. A garage like this would be perfect for green coverage and not the crappy vines that some developers plant and walk away. The last one pictured here is native grasses. So I imagine in our case a similar concept would be cool but be trimmed back once a year.