Tnexster wrote:Remember on the old forum, we had a thread titled "Uptown is over". Uptown is clearly still on fire. This is across the street from the proposed 30 story tower.....right?
Ya, and along those lines, we have reporting that always seems to mention "one of the last developable tracts of land in Uptown" every time a new project is proposed.... but really much of the slice of Oak Lawn called Uptown holds potential for new development - not a vacant property or a surface parking lot, but relatively easy to prep.
So this one seems to keep with the template of large, multilevel, mostly contiguous parking garage topped off with an amenities deck from which multiple highrise buildings are positioned --- and in this case the multilevel parking garage is underground.
I wonder if that new drainage tunnel is making Uptown real estate redevelopments more likely to have below surface parking...?
FOR SURE, the city and DART need to come up with new, fixed public transportation corridors/circular from Love Field through the city neighborhoods. As the downtown area continues to gain population, entertainment destinations and offices, the most excellently convenient airport should come with equally convenient, affordable and efficient public transportation. Perhaps dedicated BRT lanes could rent access to ride-sharing services, the focus being congestion reduction specifically for trips between the airport downtown.
Historic preservation needs to guide the direction of this new wave of Uptown and Turtle Creek redevelopment. Consolidating parcels of land for large-larger-largest mixed use masterplans will need to include the past....