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by cowboyeagle05
02 Apr 2020 14:34
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 64
Views: 28805

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Fantastic picture comparison. Thanks for sharing. Really hoping the Little Mexico apartment blocks get taken out sooner rather than later, either for a redevelopment opportunity or to be replaced by a large park. I get that they are low income/subsidized housing, but that land is just too valuable ...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Apr 2020 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 509
Views: 173173

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

They have plenty of drivers right now cause everyone I know that actually drives for Uber as their main income is bored in most cases. They are seeing an increase in deliveries but last I heard it's not what it was when people were using them to ride to bars, restaurants, etc. Getting rid of the del...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Apr 2020 10:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 280
Views: 113170

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

My best reading says True Kitchen & K....... I know what True Kitchen is up in North Dallas but is this of the same variety or similar name?
by cowboyeagle05
02 Apr 2020 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 509
Views: 173173

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

The negative Nancy in me says great if they bail out cause Uber doesn't do well in this shutdown and can't commit to Dallas hub anymore we will have an empty tower with an economy on life support. The positive is like yay a new shiny thing in Deep Ellum...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Apr 2020 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 42
Views: 13662

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

Just depends on a number of factors. Valet will most likely be the parking requirement and office workers will not need parking after 4. With that many floors reserved for the hotel plus nearby parking lots that Valet could make a deal with I doubt they will need any serious parking restructuring.
by cowboyeagle05
01 Apr 2020 17:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 341
Views: 123588

Re: Legacy West

Just seems like Willow Bend has tried to be like Northpark and tried to out weather the shift away from indoor malls but will fail. This COVID-19 outbreak won't help either. Legacy though is a good match for these two brands it seems like. I am sure the Tiffany selection in stores varies depending o...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Apr 2020 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 359
Views: 154792

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

It's not positive for all the people working from home. They already hate that every part of the city has a new high rise going up and makes leasing interesting cause prospects are constantly avoiding any apartments that the see nearby construction.
by cowboyeagle05
01 Apr 2020 10:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 445
Views: 141759

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The part that also matters is Uber is halting new hiring. They will obviously renegotiate with the city on their incentive-based hiring deadlines. They were already behind on their employee count anyway. Not all big offices are keeping employees at home. Some will let go of lots of qualified office ...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Apr 2020 10:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120723

Re: DFW Economy

^Probably the same people that say poor people should just get a better job or go to college and solve their own disparity. I wish it was that simple and some of the best-run businesses will never have months of funds for a rainy day. It's not how that industry works and even if one does there would...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Mar 2020 23:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 42
Views: 13662

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

Well the article mentions 3000 parking spaces underground but does not mention a ballroom or event space associated with the hotel and that would require large amounts of parking. They can easily set aside 100-200 space for hotel visitors. I guess you missed this part if it's still the plan. Highla...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Mar 2020 17:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 335
Views: 119321

Re: DART D2 Subway

DART does not invest money. DART spends money. Nothing it does has any expectation of achieving a profit. Example: DART is currently paying $30 million per year in interest on money it has borrowed for the silver line, which their own projections say will only generate $3 million per year in fares....
by cowboyeagle05
30 Mar 2020 17:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 335
Views: 119321

Re: DART D2 Subway

The Lizard lounge knows it's on its way out which is why its owner is off buying other clubs.
by cowboyeagle05
30 Mar 2020 15:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 764
Views: 341475

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

From AMLI’s Instagram..,,0AA390E5-9677-4BAD-8365-933AB7025A1E.jpeg Why did they post the rendering again instead of a pic of the finished product? That's weird... Not weird at all most of these properties the social media is done by the leasing agents and the owners get upset if there aren't at lea...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Mar 2020 13:48
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120723

Re: DFW Economy

Yeah, the few times I was here it was very busy with parties and just casual customers in smaller groups. I personally like big spaces for going out but was never a big fan of how they arranged the space. I am a relic in that I still prefer more of a club atmosphere over that of a giant adult versio...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Mar 2020 14:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 139
Views: 38992

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Street projects are still permitted under current restrictions. Street repair, build, redo projects are considered "essential" jobs so the city isn't shutting them down. Basically bars, restaurants, clubs, retail that doesn't supply food or medicine are shut down. Entertainments in all its...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Mar 2020 14:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120723

Re: DFW Economy

Yeah, some people are getting official letters from Dallas County that they can show that they are working an approved essential job and others are afraid they will get arrested and their car impounded if they don't have a letter. I am in an essential job according to my employer so I am still going...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Mar 2020 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199773

Re: Oak Lawn

Well, we will either get a new apartment building underway in time for the end of the outbreak or a parking lot for the hotel next door until the economy recovers from almost a total stop.
by cowboyeagle05
24 Mar 2020 09:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120723

Re: DFW Economy

Yeah, some stores are finally starting to catch up even Cedar Springs Kroger had chicken breast, some bread, pasta sauce, eggs, milk, flour and sugar as of yesterday morning 3/23/20.
by cowboyeagle05
23 Mar 2020 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 341
Views: 156236

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Well, the spread of coworking has established some places that could allow this kind of flexibility. The problem is there is still lots of value in having teams in the same area. Not all departments can work remotely and lots of companies lately have appeared to make a serious effort to push offices...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Mar 2020 10:32
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 302
Views: 95758

Re: Trinity River Park

I assumed Brent Brown wouldn't last he is an upstanding guy who actually cares about community engagement but The Trinity Conservancy is about making sure whatever happens to the Trinity benefits developers and private landowners to the highest levels.
by cowboyeagle05
23 Mar 2020 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 341
Views: 156236

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

The biggest problem is apartment leasing staff are still working cause they are considered essential jobs but movers are closed down.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Mar 2020 12:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 45
Views: 12218

Re: Reverchon Park

Yet that wandering around the park is dangerous too honestly. Our parks rarely have enough space to properly give safe refuge. Reverchron Park is popular because it is quite beautiful and connects to the Katy Trail but too many people are using the trail to be operating healthy distance. SO honestly...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Mar 2020 09:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120723

Re: DFW Economy

It's gonna take a while to truly restock shelves cause a friend of mine stopped by Kroger last night and still things like meat and of course toiletries are still empty shelves. Pasta sauce and pasta is come and go. If you want junk food though that seems to be in plenty at the Kroger on Cedar Sprin...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Mar 2020 13:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 45
Views: 12218

Re: Reverchon Park

Some worthy of discussion updates on the proposal that the city approved for the ballpark at Reverchon Park. There is a lot of details in this article so I would follow the link and read through it for what you are interested in. Parking was one of my biggest concerns since many kept claiming they w...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Mar 2020 10:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120723

Re: DFW Economy

Al Biernat's a fancy sit down restaurant in Oak Lawn sent their staff to various apartment buildings in the Oak Lawn, Knox Henderson and Lemmon Ave areas to let them know they are offering free delivery and a full menu from 11:30 am till 8:30 pm. Many places are offering delivery just by sending wai...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Mar 2020 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115881

Re: AT&T Discovery District

It looks to me like he is being installed on the top of some metal beams maybe a patio overhang of some sort? AKa he may not be on the ground level with easy access unless you are at one of the restaurants or something like that. Maybe a part of the AT&T theater part of the project as an entranc...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Mar 2020 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 80
Views: 33875

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Damn, that does look good I don't even remember what's going into this space.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Mar 2020 10:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 187
Views: 88184

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Well, that's some news Tucy glad to hear it! Could of cleaned out my rumors early but instead you wanted the drama as usual. No drama here. I posted the info as soon as I discovered it. Perhaps you should refrain from posting unfounded nonsense. I'll try to contain myself in the future. :roll: Lord...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Mar 2020 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 227
Views: 80293

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

IF they can drum up enough demand for being the old center of the city. The demand for office space is still pretty far north and Frisco and Plano are willing to give away the farm for any big company that comes knocking. I am a cheerleader about Downtown and the CBD but realistically you have to lo...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Mar 2020 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 187
Views: 88184

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Well, that's some news Tucy glad to hear it! Could of cleaned out my rumors early but instead you wanted the drama as usual.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Mar 2020 14:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 187
Views: 88184

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Oh, and about the Hyatt Regency and Union Station. Hyatt Regency does not appear to be operating the event space at Union Station. I find no mention of the Union Station event spaces on the Hyatt Regency's website, and indeed, Union Station has its own website for the event center there. Hyatt does...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Mar 2020 14:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199773

Re: Oak Lawn

Sadly because it is still all about the cars and where to park them. This should have been guided by pedestrian goals not traffic goals. That's because the design is grounded in fear by the local businesses not just the bars either. They are all afraid that if the city makes the street narrower or ...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Mar 2020 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 123
Views: 48815

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

There was one random rumor that HEB had sold the site but I can't even remember where I heard that so it may be complete conjecture.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Mar 2020 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 176
Views: 62837

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

It still seems like more teasing for the sake of keeping potential tenants interested. Most of whom who I assure you have seen renderings already but get nervous when the developer isn't showing off his latest trophy project.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Mar 2020 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199773

Re: Oak Lawn

Four lanes back up more traffic during rush hour than three lanes with a center turn lane would. Get stuck behind a DART bus on Matilda from Ross Avenue to Mockingbird and see if you still think that. Try being stuck behind cars trying to turn on Throckmorton from one of the middle lanes on Cedar S...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Mar 2020 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 187
Views: 88184

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Except if you look at space 1505 penthouse it's rather gorgeous. Two stories of glass on three sides with some of the best views of the city even if its shorter than 1401 Elm. Being the tallest isn't always the only way to get the best view. I also once used to question why the Reunion Hyatt seems t...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Mar 2020 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 187
Views: 88184

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Well, the rumor is 1401 Elm Street is looking at adding that penthouse to the Thompson Hotel as an event space and they are negotiating with 1505 Elm Street on how that arrangement could work for both parties. I just wish 1505 could get some ground-floor retail space back. It's amazing to think of a...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Mar 2020 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 280
Views: 113170

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I think it speaks for more of Downtown than it does the actual concept itself. Downtown, as we have discussed, is a hard sell and even though the Statler definitely has carried a lot of weight I think the concepts they opened with could have done better in other areas but dragging people Downtown is...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Mar 2020 14:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115881

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I mean where is the AT&T Discovery District Bellagio style fountains with hourly shows with Warner Media video. Oh yeah, that's at the Vegas-style First Baptist Dallas down the way with shows of magic and disillusionment weekly. :lol:
by cowboyeagle05
10 Mar 2020 09:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 280
Views: 113170

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

It's an obvious choice considering The Statlers owners are the people who relaunched the Uptown Primos. It's obvious the first round of completely unique eateries they put in the Statler didn't all take off. What's one kind of food that people expect in Dallas, Tex Mex so why not put in a relatively...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Mar 2020 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115881

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Also, keep in mind sitting next to the architecture of Whitacre Tower the scaling makes it look even less impressive. The bean sits in a plaza with nothing very tall for long distances in a space designed to be solely for the pedestrian. This one is a few hundred feet from a building whose architect...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Mar 2020 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115881

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Yeah, they have left him strategically out of every single rendering. Could he be in the Food Hall so you can sit around him and take selfies from more than one level or maybe just outside? They obviously want to make a big deal about his placement cause he is a trophy for them but they have been se...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Mar 2020 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 188
Views: 77061

Re: The Cedars Developments

It's like they built it just to make people think the cookie-cutter Uptown apartment boom is the only alternative. If you don't like the dog crap we left on your lawn would you prefer a flaming bag of human feces instead? Your choice.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Mar 2020 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 263831

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Well its the usual office project in Dallas huge parking garage as a base with a plaza next to the DART station and a tower on top. This is the shorter version of the Amazon proposal. For the Amazon proposal, they added three more floors to the same design to meet Amazon's requirement for a certain ...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Mar 2020 10:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115881

Re: AT&T Discovery District

To be honest I think when they started the project they had a wishlist and various things were determined after the plaza stuff began. AT&T seems like they kind of just budgeted some money for the project and knew the kind of activity they wanted and once the bigger ideas were figured out like t...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Mar 2020 10:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 227
Views: 80293

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

All the new office space that has opened has been in Uptown though not the CBD which consists of the 1980's office towers inside the highway noose that separates our tallest buildings from the rest of town. The only stuff on the CBD side that has leased up without problems is right on Klyde Warren w...
by cowboyeagle05
03 Mar 2020 16:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 111
Views: 35530

Re: The Link at Uptown

The march...continues filling in the gap between Victory Park and Uptown.
by cowboyeagle05
03 Mar 2020 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105826

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Like I said before the whole fiasco started the developer will have pictures and artwork done up maybe even a piece of the tear down will be turned into sculpture. Mind you by then it will be a distant memory. The News cycle was quite serious with all the CoronaVirus news and Trump stuff that this s...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Mar 2020 14:19
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 128
Views: 45003

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

The confusion I have is they say they need the space of the current dog park for the iconic fountain yet the fountain in all previous visuals including this one above doesn't encroach on the dog park. Are they planing an even bigger water fountain and not pictured even in their current renderings? C...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Mar 2020 13:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 128
Views: 45003

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

You can see it and the other projects visually laid out on the Klyde Warren website. They have an updated video with visuals. https://vimeo.com/394298886 https://www.klydewarrenpark.org/about-the-park/phase-2.html Facing_West_from_St._Paul_-_Gensler_-_October_2019.jpg Klyde Warren 1.jpg Klyde Warren...

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