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by cowboyeagle05
17 Jun 2019 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 335
Views: 78544

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I assume the building sold to another planned business?
by cowboyeagle05
16 Jun 2019 13:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 66
Views: 7251

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

Such is the history of churches everywhere. One tries to feed the poor the other focuses on glitzy HD screens to ignore bible verse and lessons of humanity and community enrichment. "Mom who are those guys trying to bathe from the fountains outside church?" "Sweetie security will cart...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jun 2019 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 66
Views: 7251

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

Christian privilege is a strong wind to fight and in this state, if you promote yourself as a Christian church you get to do whatever you want. City Hall has never shown a history fighting FBC on any of its plans so why start now.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jun 2019 12:13
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

Just depends on what part of Dallas you are digging through, for example, half of Downtown sits on the old sand from the Trinity so tunnels become exhaustingly expensive and nearly impossible to do because DART doesn't have tunnels that stay underground they have to come back up at some point so the...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jun 2019 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 564
Views: 124515

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

They confirmed in the article linked above that it will not be anything more than the old fashioned 7/11 with gas pumps. No urban store concept or anything.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jun 2019 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 152
Views: 37884

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Let's all be glad AT&T also focused on making their home attractive to new talent. Not only leave Downtown but they are seriously reinvesting in Downtown more than other property owners in Downtown. Other properties add a space for a ground floor restaurant and call it a day. AT&T is making ...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2019 17:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 152
Views: 37884

Re: AT&T Discovery District

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by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2019 12:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 242
Views: 44451

Re: Trinity River Park

You mean the "meandering park access road" could truly be a zombie and come back, I sure as hell hope not. A lot of things would have to be regeared to get it out of mothballs. If it did come back it will be presented differently I am sure to try to bury the significance of it returning. I...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2019 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 40
Views: 9295

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

At the time I kept mentioning how they had nothing planned beyond the Mandarin Oriental Hotel project. All the renderings showed generic boxes on the rest of the parking lots. You could tell they were running out of steam.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jun 2019 13:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The "hotelification" of multifamily
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: The "hotelification" of multifamily

This has been happening in Victory Place for the last year or two and I'm sure it's also happening informally elsewhere. The noise/parties were a little annoying, but maybe not any more so than other Uptown rental communities. I wonder how this will work in conjunction with all the AirBNB'ers who a...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jun 2019 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 78
Views: 19528

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Could still be true^ This could be a staging area for something related to that project or maybe some event to promote their causes. They may own this and the larger parking lot.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jun 2019 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19268

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Yeah, I imagine they are still determining what's likely to be salvaged and whats to be rebuilt.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Jun 2019 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 152
Views: 37884

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Yeah those are the support being installed for the giant mega screen they got approval for a couple of weeks ago.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Jun 2019 13:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19268

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

I just wish we were getting wider sidewalks in this area to connect the grocery by foot more easily.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Jun 2019 13:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75565

Re: Oak Lawn

Yes according to the updated info sent by streetlights Lemmon side of the garage will still have units covering the garage.

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by cowboyeagle05
07 Jun 2019 13:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 23
Views: 3889

Re: Preston Center

I am telling you the neighborhood is afraid of a true park in Preston Center cause if successfully built at ground level even with a residential tower perched on one corner they could see a traffic increase relative to the success of Klyde Warren Park. A true ground level park could attract people f...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Jun 2019 11:31
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 30
Views: 5631

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

That's the Arts District.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Jun 2019 11:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 91
Views: 16923

Re: TexRail

Its also not finished. The section the feds paid for which is still most of its route was meant as a starter section. Until it extended beyond its two current terminuses Bishop Arts and Union Station I don't see it getting any better. All Scott would have to do is point to the massive apartment and ...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Jun 2019 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75565

Re: Oak Lawn

So what is their problem with the facade above the "OLD THEATER" lower level? Is it a complaint about the materials? Stucco vs brick for example. Visually I think the detailing and design look fine. The question is will the OLC allow the parking truly above ground. In some areas of town, t...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Jun 2019 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 74
Views: 20905

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

Well, that's why they do that kind of renovations cause they know tenants are leaving and the by the time they are out the door they are finishing up construction and have plenty of space in a renovated tower to show off. With space in Uptown getting tight and the apartment tower rising next door Fo...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Jun 2019 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 293
Views: 67406

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

4802 Mckinney Avenue has a demo fence around it...rumor is 6 stories
by cowboyeagle05
06 Jun 2019 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 107
Views: 31736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

I am aware but when the third round of suitors shows up to develop a distressed property city staff are likely to let things sneak pass them...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Jun 2019 17:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 107
Views: 31736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Probably will end up with an apartment tower proposal with a massive above-ground garage.
by cowboyeagle05
03 Jun 2019 18:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 293
Views: 67406

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Yeah, the quote in the Dallas Morning News article says the following: Retailer Restoration Hardware is replacing its longtime store with a three-story retail building with a restaurant on the top floor . The 100,000-plus-square-foot project will also include a parking garage, according to building ...
by cowboyeagle05
03 Jun 2019 16:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 335
Views: 78544

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

This is a lesser known tenant but Two Sisters Catering which was located in a small retail strip on Monticello between Cole and McKinney Ave has moved their catering operation to Downtown Dallas. They didn't say where though.
by cowboyeagle05
03 Jun 2019 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 55
Views: 12559

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

So many developers don't like to complicate things with a mixed-use element. Most just want to throw up the residential units, lease them and sell. Adding ground floor retail complicates contracts and leasing management.
by cowboyeagle05
03 Jun 2019 10:26
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 30
Views: 5631

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Also, the 1920's venue was more auditorium rather than a true Theater. You can tell because the sound is just so terrible and it had none of the amenities expected in 1970's musical theater compatible venue. It's really a hard thing to do to maintain history with this building and still make it usef...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Jun 2019 13:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 242
Views: 44451

Re: Trinity River Park

You make it sound like some undercover conspiracy. Every one knows every city parks are a real estate deal meant to increase land values and that is the main driver pushing more park development in the last few decades from City Hall's perspective and I don't think it's wrong to see it that way. Sur...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Jun 2019 13:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 335
Views: 78544

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The rotation in staff suggests poor management and or staff not making enough money. If the waiters were always leaving then the tips may have lousy based on a number of factors including mediocre food. A few months after it opened I was there and the hostess was very rude. It was busy so we asked i...
by cowboyeagle05
31 May 2019 17:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 143
Views: 34982

Re: The Cedars Developments

Also, the land was because Jim needed it to make his project work not because the city wanted to simplify the intersection. I am simply suggesting the city was willing to remove the street to get the development off the ground. Not really any shady business here he asked for the street to be removed...
by cowboyeagle05
31 May 2019 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 143
Views: 34982

Re: The Cedars Developments

Just because someone trespassed doesn't mean they don't have security just means someone snuck by. I fail to see where he properly secured the property to reasonable levels.
by cowboyeagle05
31 May 2019 12:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 27
Views: 4260

Re: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)

I wonder if this will affect the Fitzhugh Westbound access to the trail. Allot of people enter/exit there. My understanding is this will add a pass-through area so people can easily move back and forth. I know a lot of trail users like to go to that 7-Eleven so it was a logical need as part of the ...
by cowboyeagle05
31 May 2019 10:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 143
Views: 34982

Re: The Cedars Developments

Jim wanted Ervay behind the Ambassador for more space for a private drive/parking for the property plus the city wants to simplify the weird criss-cross one-way streets in this area eventually so that's why it was granted so "quickly" even though he has been running over plans with the cit...
by cowboyeagle05
30 May 2019 12:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 242
Views: 44451

Re: Trinity River Park

Yeah, this announcement feels dirty but that's because the whole Trinity Park is a dirty job constantly screwing over Dallas residents. So we have one government body who gave the Conservancy a deal on a valuable piece of Real Estate that makes it easier for the private developer looking to redevelo...
by cowboyeagle05
30 May 2019 11:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 137
Views: 27862

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

I like that I am seeing a lot of varied tree sizes so it won't all be little sticks right out of the gate. This park looks like it will have a nice tree coverage around the outside to help filter traffic noise.
by cowboyeagle05
30 May 2019 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 44
Views: 10583

Re: Red Bird Mall

Anything in that area that's brand new I would call luxury. It's a term the industry uses too fluidly but I think compared to what else in this area makes sense.
by cowboyeagle05
30 May 2019 10:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 32041

Re: Parking Garages

I'm in a car for a total of 2 hours a week between work and home 5 days a week and its the most glorious freedom! I have a grocery store across the street from my apartment and a Walgreens down the street. Mind you I am also a single man who can at will move without too many roots to pull up if I we...
by cowboyeagle05
30 May 2019 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 391
Views: 101539

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

In college, they told students studying city planning that the 80's crash in DFW was a real estate banking crash centered around investments in all that land around I-30 in Garland.
by cowboyeagle05
30 May 2019 09:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 10260

Re: The Link at Uptown

No pedestrian is innocent they are all guilty of maleficence that's why all sidewalks, crosswalks, and ADA ramps must be destroyed!!!

Forgive me I was inhabited by the spirit of City Hall there for a second...
by cowboyeagle05
30 May 2019 09:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 107
Views: 31736

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

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by cowboyeagle05
30 May 2019 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29503

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I will agree that the design of the structure is imposing but justified in its location to be so massive. The problem is I would simply ask for some design changes that scale the development better to transition to the smaller structures nearby. Keep in mind when I say design changes I am not saying...
by cowboyeagle05
26 May 2019 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 426
Views: 119789

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Neither did I. Yeah they will admit to the press that they own land for a future store but to put up a banner when they haven't even started the Uptown location yet seems a bit premature.
by cowboyeagle05
25 May 2019 12:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 27
Views: 7647

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Yeah, that place needs a mountain of work done.
by cowboyeagle05
25 May 2019 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 293
Views: 67406

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Until I see something on paper which I am not privy too there is no need to get into details since they are more likely to change. I would keep an eye on construction permits though cause I think they already have the needed zoning with the existing property.
by cowboyeagle05
25 May 2019 11:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 293
Views: 67406

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Knox is gonna be a mess for a few years and it will soon be taller after the dust settles. I know of another project in the wings as well...
by cowboyeagle05
25 May 2019 11:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 49
Views: 8618

Re: Design District 1.0

Sounds like even the writer of the article is not convinced this project is happening.
by cowboyeagle05
22 May 2019 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63209

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

From the beginning of the D2 Tunnel plans, DART has shown concepts with permitting a building over the Deep Ellum Y. The problem is they have to find a developer who wants to deal with that mess. It may be common in other cities but here it seems like most developers wouldn't want to deal with the i...
by cowboyeagle05
21 May 2019 18:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 10260

Re: The Link at Uptown

It's a noise problem. Since that direction doesn't really have a view to be blocked. Double pained glass doesn't stop all noise particularly when the construction will be ongoing and less like highway traffic noise which usually maintains as a constant buzz compared to varied construction noise.
by cowboyeagle05
21 May 2019 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 40
Views: 9295

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

I am just disappointed the garage wasn't incorporated into the design as well as the Mandarin project was.

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