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by cowboyeagle05
27 Jan 2020 16:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 78
Views: 19667

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

What better to fill a building designed with a church in mind than a BBQ spot. In Texas, BBQ is a religious experience after all.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Jan 2020 14:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 65
Views: 11275

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

All sounds like reasonable upgrades including the teardown news for an open-air space facing the Tollway.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Jan 2020 10:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

Well to put it all in perspective the beauty of all world cities is the fact you can count the decades the cities have existed by their architecture. I would certainly be bored if a city was all CLassic Architecture had no sign of movement and evolution.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jan 2020 17:45
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 37
Views: 10883

Re: DART: Bus system

Does the Convention Center station have an electric bus charging station? I assume this is why extending the route would allow them to use the electric buses.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jan 2020 17:39
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 288
Views: 80770

Re: Trinity River Park

Its called Seed Bombing and there is already a very active community in Dallas. Usually, they get together and create seed bombs that contain natural wildflower seeds and soil which you easily throw into areas and the seeds spread germinate as long as its the right time of year. Its a fairly simple ...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jan 2020 17:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 65
Views: 11275

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I don't hate the Alamo Drafthouse idea for some of the space. They would have highway visible space and I am sure the Mall would have to turn some of the leftover space into another retail or restaurant space. The AMC Valley View has certainly been surprising to see it stay around despite the mall b...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jan 2020 17:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 94
Views: 33002

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

I imagine the proposed hotel tower as part of this development won't happen if they can't sign on some tenants and seem some positive return on their already investment.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jan 2020 17:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 31
Views: 5974

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

I honestly think Uptown needs some of these new projects to get started or risk a slower recovery on the ground floor where restaurants and retail could be coming back to replace all the old places closing. The last thing we need is for Whole Foods to be a lone survivor if things continue to close. ...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 17:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 65
Views: 11275

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

That would be a huge cost to do but I like it. Even if they did it for just have the mall. I actually like the Ice Rink at the Galleria but I also don't look at the balance sheets for something like that and I have to wonder with it not being good for sports use if it really is just a money pit. At ...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 65
Views: 11275

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Belk was always an odd fit trying to establish themselves where they don have any local following already. The question is will the Galleria go the way of other malls and find something alternative to a department store, chop up space for smaller stores or be aggressive and incorporate another use. ...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 78
Views: 19667

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

But Oil money!!!
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 15:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 288
Views: 80770

Re: Trinity River Park

Also, see how they tied it into the purchase of the Jail site... It sounds like them making up a reason after the purchase of land they don't need for their mission. What is our mission statement, build a park no it's to discuss ongoing effects of a lack of parks in our communities. Next up we will ...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 94
Views: 33002

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

I would think to have more things close by aka activity could help though. Shops, retail, restaurants connecting the Museum better to the decades-old office tower through the Field street project. Plus their own newly built retail space could benefit from rising boats nearby. I wonder how different ...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 94
Views: 33002

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

I wonder if they are hurt or improved by Field Street development if the initial phase gets off the ground.
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 707
Views: 300891

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

And people wonder why we don't build buildings with tops like this. Flat tops are much easier than slanted glass to build and assemble the needed rooftop equipment.
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88895

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Also, the sort of hidden peek at the interactive art piece sculpture whatever you call it on the plaza is in that pic!
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 78
Views: 19667

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Also, Stone Deck pizza in Deep Ellum is closing citing high rents. Which honestly makes sense for them. They were close to Uber's new digs and I imagine the rate has gone up steadily since they signed. The Uptown restaurants kinda make sense though The Common Table and The Ginger Man are practically...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 10:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 245
Views: 82437

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

As much as I want it to be a signature development I def prefer some apartments over a Sams Club and various drive-thrus or the worst-case scenario which is leaving it as mostly parking lots as it is now.
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 480
Views: 168757

Re: Oak Lawn

Well, most of the plans were signed off in secret by the Mayors LGBT Task Force so no one seems to know and everyone I ask at City Hall gives me the brush off. The Cedars Springs Blvd redo is the most annoying close to home boondoggle project yet, for me personally anyway. After the businesses rejec...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2020 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 224743

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

But what will happen to the bath house... No seriously though the problem is anyone who is a Dallas native will not use the parking at Uber. Who wants to park across Good Latimer and walk all the way down Main Street/Elm or Commerce to their dinner reservations or to meet their friends at the bar. I...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Jan 2020 13:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 195
Views: 62258

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Well, what's interesting is I doubted the demand for the Midtown project as a whole but the number of apartments and mid-sized hotels that have opened or started while Valley View has continued to sit in a holding pattern seems to suggest there is a market there for new stuff. I wonder if Midtown wi...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Jan 2020 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 348
Views: 137182

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Thank goodness the city isn't doing the Knox Street complete street redo yet.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2020 12:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 316
Views: 95532

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Haha, Hillcrest? or Preston? The Park Cities would crucify DART and set it ablaze along with seasoning it with saffron and a brown butter sauce. The only way DART will get rail through the Park Cities is either go around or underground and honestly if they proposed underground the whole city would c...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2020 10:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 262
Views: 95738

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Lots of firsts but not all are sticking around so its always a wait and see what works.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2020 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 86
Views: 34777

Re: West Dallas Developments

The former truck depot now restaurant building I always imagined would eventually fade away and be redeveloped. Just cause LUCK is closing doesn't mean the whole project is declining. I just mean as time goes on the original part will probably end up not making financial sense in its current iterati...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2020 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88895

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Kinda fits the whole paved paradise to put up a parking lot. As long as the patio does go in it will be fine. I hope its as decent as the Iron Cactus patio. Probably won't be three stories like that one but as long as they don't just throw a small door and small gated in a patio like you would find ...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2020 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 243
Views: 80320

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

When I count the floors on both renderings I count 19. I probably miss counted the two-story glass space between the office portion and the residential tower thrown on top. Honestly, I would be fine with the project if it didn't have the residential tower on top. Its the oddest part of the whole arc...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Jan 2020 16:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 243
Views: 80320

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Is this tower different than the 17 story building that the farmers market ppl were crying about?


No its the same one.
by cowboyeagle05
17 Jan 2020 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 262
Views: 95738

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

So what space are they taking? Traffic? Headington is trying so hard to make Retail work near Neiman Marcus but his customers are still staying at Highland Park Village and NorthPark.
by cowboyeagle05
17 Jan 2020 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 110
Views: 40210

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Was this site a part of what was rumored to be desired by Sprouts?
by cowboyeagle05
16 Jan 2020 15:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 316
Views: 95532

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

When Frisco starts paying into DART we can start talking but right now we are building the Cotton Belt/Silver line cause Addison has paid for DART since forever and demanded a train of its own plus Plano wants an express line to the airport. Building a tollway line that will take years of fighting i...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Jan 2020 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88895

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I think what also has to be considered is Downtown while a neighborhood is still an island for the after-hours crowd. People don't get off work in Downtown and hang around and once people drive even to areas like Oak Lawn or Henderson, M streets, etc they don't go "Let's go Downtown for dinner&...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Jan 2020 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88895

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I've been wanting something special for the Federal reserve building for a while now but it's a data center currently and it would cost a pretty penny to buy out for a major remodel. I still have hopes for an AT&T Theater venue of some sort. Either TV studio space or performance space. AT&T ...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jan 2020 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88895

Re: AT&T Discovery District

...or the name of the company that occupied the buildings before them. You mean AT&T? :-) The bottom half of the building on the left is the Central Office (CO) for downtown Dallas. Except for the ground floor it's all electronics, no people. The skybridge is so the humans in the upper half can...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jan 2020 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88895

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Ask SBC or the name of the company that occupied the buildings before them. I suppose some sort of departmental reason that they didn't want staff having to go down across the street and take an elevator back up.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jan 2020 01:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 107
Views: 28359

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Cafe Brazil is barely holding on. Buzz Brews well they def seem to be expanding to every district in Dallas but they did close the Lemmon Ave location.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jan 2020 01:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 19264

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

Ikea makes parking garages flat-packed now...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jan 2020 01:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 86
Views: 34777

Re: West Dallas Developments

Yeah, they have been proposing an office tower for that site for a while now and hotel for the concrete plant site. I wonder if they were able to get a tenant for some part of the office project. Lord knows the biggest advantage of the bridge access is the reality that it connects to Uptown/Downtown...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jan 2020 01:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88895

Re: AT&T Discovery District

What is an eyesore is how they scraped those buildings of their previous architecture back in the day to the point where they are ghosts of their art deco past.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jan 2020 13:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 165
Views: 64899

Re: The Cedars Developments

Matthews owns most of the available land and anyone left with smaller properties is going to wait on HSR either way. They know they can make more money waiting on HSR than building now. I see something similar in Garland where they built Firewheel. One developer owns all the retail zoned land around...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jan 2020 09:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 86
Views: 24268

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

You mean the terrible decisions made by the Dallas Citizens Council which is made up of Plano, Frisco, Mckinney residents. Saying this is the city of Dallas blunder is like saying its South Dallas fault that it's been in such bad shape for decades. I would love to put the blame on city hall but city...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jan 2020 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 174
Views: 65383

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Well, that just means the Central Market development can include that land in their following phase. Could be part of the slowdown. If the land was suddenly available they might have sent the project back to be redesigned to take the land into account particularly if previous versions had this land ...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jan 2020 14:36
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: General roads/transport. issues
Replies: 26
Views: 7694

Re: General roads/transport. issues

I am all for re-examining what's working and what's not on all levels. Roads and transit. If the governor wants to seriously look at a comprehensive transportation policy sure but I expect this is just lip service. Metro planning authorities like the NTCOG are still run by an older crowd who prefers...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Jan 2020 17:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 65
Views: 20902

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

Yeah, even the project on Field Street in Downtown with all those highrises is planned to start before this one.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Jan 2020 15:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 40
Views: 8061

Re: Reverchon Park

Keep in mind the final plan still has to be approved by the park board. So if they want to throw in a parking garage the Park Board will still have to approve. All that was approved was an outline of a concept.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Jan 2020 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 159
Views: 60458

Re: Highland Park Village

Have you seen Cribs on MTV lol. How else would the 1% keep track of the time they spend shopping for more watches.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Jan 2020 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 19264

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

Yeah, I have a distant family living in Rowlett who went before Jefferies and hate his leadership but still go. They don't even agree with his anti-gay stance but they for some reason can't bring themselves to change.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Jan 2020 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 19264

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

^Haha they don't make First Baptist do anything.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Jan 2020 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 60
Views: 19806

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Or we will just remove the highway all together ramps and all :twisted:

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