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by cowboyeagle05
22 Aug 2019 16:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 196
Views: 42011

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Even though Mike Hogue partnered with KDC for the construction side big names like to go to a proven track record type of developer. SMART district is a very ambitious project and Mike Hogue company seems like a smaller developer with big ambitions and Uber may have been born in startup culture but ...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Aug 2019 11:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 628
Views: 156181

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Hines jumped over to doing a residential tower is seems in the land they are now developing near the W. While Hillwood Urban is building a spec office tower instead.
by cowboyeagle05
22 Aug 2019 10:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 41
Views: 7527

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

I think what's important to point out is that the restaurants in front of the Omni are dead most of the time. Which is why the hotel took over management of them so they can better optimize staff. Hopefully, Ray can save them by instilling some more regular customers. Resturants down there don't get...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Aug 2019 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 41
Views: 7527

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Tidbits on what Ray Washburne has planned for the old DMN buildings... “We are going to keep the existing building and convert it into a 200- to 300-room boutique business hotel, completely saving the exterior character of the building,” Washburne told me. He pointed out that the buildings (there ar...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Aug 2019 10:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 347
Views: 81270

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It's an American Household name company setting up a significant office in Downtown. Keep in mind this won't be the lead executives or the coding team but sales and other more traditional office positions but still good-paying jobs. Also, do we think Uber was also looking at the land around City Hal...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Aug 2019 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

And of course I missed mentioning connecting Baylor as well to more housing stock and patients.
by cowboyeagle05
22 Aug 2019 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 196
Views: 42011

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

The problem this is on the transition line between the quieter shorter Farmers Market area and the busier/taller CBD. The Townhome owners would like this parcel to remain in the lower level of that line rather than the taller side. I do think it sticks out some amoungst all those 1-2 story buildings...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Aug 2019 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Deep Ellum also never got any attention from City Hall on new transportation initiatives like the modern streetcar. This could cause them to rethink that as well. A line that goes East to West isn't a bad idea. If you plan a new line you could connect where MATA ends downtown head East and loop up i...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Aug 2019 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Someone needs to remind Michael Morris the Downtown Dallas Parks has already agreed to build park land under the highway but hey if they can finally finish construction on Pearl and Ceasar Chavez maybe he can put the money to better projects like tearing out the Live Oak exit like the city and other...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Aug 2019 14:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 347
Views: 81270

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

If Uber survives its current troubles. I am positive about it don't get me wrong but if they don't find a stable way forward they may never occupy the second building.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Aug 2019 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

They have to have somewhere to park the automatic Ubers...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Aug 2019 15:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Until Uber makes an official announcement there is conflicting news.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Aug 2019 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 530
Views: 145270

Re: Northpark Center

Call me when Sabarro plans to move in or Scoops Ahoy.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Aug 2019 13:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 192
Views: 66966

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

I am meh on it but I do think its more creative than most things they are building in Dallas.
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2019 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

citygeek wrote:Well Uber HQ's are in San Francisco, a very mass transit oriented city so there's that.


yes but I doubt that's a big determining factor for Uber in that case. The access to talent and the industry of startups etc is what San Francisco is about.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2019 16:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

UBer likes Dallas cause we a are a car city and mass transit here is a vanity project for some rather than a real solution to Dallas transportation issues. Dallas is business-friendly in general, we use Uber fluidly and we are spread out so it's a great testbed and working city for the Uber model wh...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2019 16:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 152
Views: 37519

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Aston Park finally gets the design and attention it deserves as a more welcoming grove of trees people can enjoy.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Aug 2019 21:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

It's a second HQ, not a relocation which has been discussed before.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Aug 2019 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Looks like a placeholder concept rendering to me. I am sure they used something similar to snag a meeting with Uber but I bet a more designed tower is what Uber has seen in meetings along with city and state officials who have been in final discussions. That looks like a massing rendering which is c...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Aug 2019 14:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 9385

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

I think they don't want to do anything until the new Master Plan is completed and then funds will need to be identified to make recommended improvements along with design timelines and construction bids etc.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Aug 2019 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 588
Views: 151306

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I find the difference between various entertainment bar neighborhoods interesting for sure. The gaybourhood has a mindless drunk parade at 2 am every weekend of some sort but rarely fighting. Mind you the number of bars is smaller instead they have bigger bars/nightclubs. You have to give the Cedar ...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Aug 2019 09:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 451
Views: 135839

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Well, they followed the rules they built around a transit stop... ;)
by cowboyeagle05
12 Aug 2019 15:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber just announced a tech hiring freeze today, which comes a few weeks after they just laid off another ~500 people in their marketing department. This company does not have legs and I really hope they're not coming into the city due to a 'benefit now, pay later' tax break. They won't be around to...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Aug 2019 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 150
Views: 35314

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Yeah, I agree I still price-aware but never Walmart again. I went to the Northwest Hwy/75 location thinking since it's near Northpark it would be a nicer experience but the store was still a mess with screaming children and lacking any selection worth visiting again. Product all over the floors and ...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Aug 2019 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 451
Views: 135839

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

More proof of the Little Austin of Dallas = Oak Cliff
by cowboyeagle05
11 Aug 2019 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 100
Views: 15338

Re: The Link at Uptown

I honestly can't stand how every building in this area is the exact same height. It's because of FAA height restrictions from Love Field right? I wish this area broke up their lots and had some height variety. Every building in this area is a full block and the exact same height. There is minimal r...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Aug 2019 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 150
Views: 35314

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Hmm, interesting to see Tom Thumb drop so much. Guess that's why they are opening two urban stores.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Aug 2019 13:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 27
Views: 6011

Re: Preston Center

TRAFFIC TRAFFIC TRAFFIC!!!! The sky is falling!!!
by cowboyeagle05
10 Aug 2019 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 27
Views: 6011

Re: Preston Center

I want to place this quote here because it won't be last time we hear this from various neighborhoods... https://candysdirt.com/2019/08/08/pd-15-meeting-produced-packed-house-but-same-gripes/ If I could sum up the bizarre and illogical nature of the PD-15 opposition to development, it would be when ...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2019 16:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 129
Views: 33979

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I mean we have the same problem in the immediate Oak Lawn area Lemmon Ave, Turtle Creek, Wycliff and Fitzhugh are being rebuilt and paved so getting home from outer areas largely means I am always getting in some sort of roadway construction traffic.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2019 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 38
Views: 6364

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Let's hope this project actually happens cause despite the great renderings on GFF's website I haven't heard a peep out of this project. The Office Depot is still open and I haven't heard employees being told any sunset date on their store closing as of yet.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Aug 2019 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 106803

Re: Oak Lawn

I think many people forget how big the Oak Lawn district is...
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by cowboyeagle05
08 Aug 2019 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 1630

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

The party scene is already tearing Deep Ellum apart but it will pass by there too. The difference is uptown has lots of office and residential space to lean on. When the party scene leaves Deep Ellum you are left with empty one-story buildings. I can not wait for this project to start but the develo...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Aug 2019 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 28
Views: 2868

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Yeah, if you look closely at the sitemap versions it looks like there is sidewalk leading up to the doors on the street side. Honestly, the restaurant buildings design-wise seem not finalized. It kinda appears like they are getting a new concept/site plan approved. The office tower looks more detail...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Aug 2019 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 106803

Re: Oak Lawn

It wouldn't matter if everything headed down Lemmon was also density-driven but instead, we have short suburban strip centers not flipping over into dense development so it will be drive-thru, drive-thru, then bam massive 8 story parking garage. The sad thing is that people would rather maintain the...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Aug 2019 10:39
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 247
Views: 55488

Re: Trinity River Park

I am fine with tabling it. I am long over supporting any action down in the Trinity unless its repair of the current function. Let the golf course go, horse park, finish tearing out the rapids and move on.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Aug 2019 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 451
Views: 135839

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

When it comes to these apartment complexes with ground-floor retail they are largely not focused on leasing the commercial space and sometimes don't even contract a company to market the spaces till after the apartments have been open and occupied for a while. They are apartment projects first. The ...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Aug 2019 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 1630

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

It is also the gateway to Turtle Creek which means they know the extra cost of making things actually look decent is worth the investment cause IF they ever build this they will be able to lease it. Try to convince the same developer to put the same amount of money into another part of town by buryi...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Aug 2019 15:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 106803

Re: Oak Lawn

Yeah, I would prefer the taller version. I am more concerned with the idea of burying more of the parking. Give them the height if they put a few more levels of parking below grade so the buildings butt is less of a huge badonkadonk.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Aug 2019 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 312
Views: 92880

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Resturants may be claiming Uptown but not all apartment properties are claiming Uptown. Since Uptown got the party town emphasis leasing staff at many properties sell this area as a nicer quieter alternative to Uptown. I've personally experienced prospects asking not to be in Uptown cause its too mu...
by cowboyeagle05
03 Aug 2019 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 588
Views: 151306

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep Ellum evolves bit by bit each time it hits a stride and fall. Last time we didn't have hundreds of nearby apartments being built changing the makeup of the neighborhood. Also this time the current landowners have been putting effort into not just bars. The past two big swings in Deep Ellum's hi...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Aug 2019 12:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 247
Views: 55488

Re: Trinity River Park

I am sure they are working on more renderings...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Jul 2019 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 588
Views: 151306

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Build more residential in Deep Ellum and you will see more solutions to both the crime, homeless and bar overcrowding issue. Residential including both ownership and rental units apply pressure to see less Entertainment District and more neighborhood-oriented changes like public plazas, playgrounds,...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Jul 2019 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 197
Views: 44947

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Back when Craiglist was still a thing this 24hr was also commonly mentioned as a hookup spot. I wonder if their lease was not renewed. If I was the connected office building I would rather renovate and re-lease rather than extend the life of the low-quality tenant that has been here for decades. Wha...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Jul 2019 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 104605

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It's not an odd location for a Race Trac honestly it's between two high capacity roads. We all, of course, think it's odd because the rest f the area is urbanizing and with that Central Market high-density project coming it seems odd but Race Trac wants those shoppers gas purchases as much as any ga...
by cowboyeagle05
29 Jul 2019 15:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 197
Views: 44947

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

For some reason, I swear I had a dream that someone was converting the 24hr into some luxury gym brand. You know its bad when you are having dreams about real estate deals and redevelopment projects. I wonder if the fitness gym was the expected project on top of that garage or if there is a foundati...
by cowboyeagle05
28 Jul 2019 15:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 55
Views: 23850

Re: What is a suburb today?

Shh, they think Toyota will save them there...like when GM bought all the streetcar companies and turned them into GM Buses and then eliminated those as well.
by cowboyeagle05
28 Jul 2019 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 28
Views: 2868

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

In some ways, I am almost more sad that the liquor is going away. I personally go to Goody Goody on Oak Lawn but I like easy access to liquor stores in urban areas like this and I doubt they will be a returning tenant in the new configuration. Also, what's interesting is they appear to be keeping th...
by cowboyeagle05
28 Jul 2019 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 472
Views: 132115

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Yeah, I got my haircut at Vertigo12 Friday and walked past and the marble certainly looks brand new. Glossy like I imagine it did when the building was first built.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jul 2019 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 28
Views: 2868

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Yeah, honestly I love me some BBC but doesn't mean they would permanently leave. They could be built in one of the new spaces.

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