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by cowboyeagle05
11 Aug 2022 18:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 10729

Re: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!

I guess you could call this circling the wagons or maybe it's more like crows overhead. As mentioned before they will continue to go for easy fruit aka the well-off suburban spots and will enter the inner city market eventually once they have a stable hold in the DFW market. The inner city grocery m...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Aug 2022 18:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 710
Views: 458571

Re: Oak Lawn

Yes is the short answer.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Aug 2022 18:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 398
Views: 274342

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

This is such a hard site to integrate two very different architectural styles. The mid-century which is very prominent in the Statler and Library and the classic architecture found right next door in City Hall and the small 7-Eleven building. Melting the two into one unified but separate-looking fac...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Aug 2022 17:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)
Replies: 76
Views: 22282

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)

I love so much of what SOM produces and these towers are no different. Beautiful. I wish the project was oriented more along Cedar Springs though. I find it odd that these towers as well as 23 Springs are positioned away from the street the way they are. How would this project face the street more?...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Aug 2022 17:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 984
Views: 583047

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Also the Deep Ellum Hostel was a luxury hostel charging prices akin to a local cheap hotel. I don't think the Deep Ellum Hostel is the best measure to compare against the entire hostel system throughout the world. In true Dallas style, the Dallas Hostel was trying to tie into the Hostel culture but ...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Aug 2022 16:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 10729

Re: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!

We are lucky the Kroger on Cedar Springs doesn't claim Turtle Creek the biggest hurdle to that is probably the reality that the Oak Lawn library won't be changing its name either. In fact, the Oak Lawn library added bars to its front porch to cut down on the homeless population sleeping there. While...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Aug 2022 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 312
Views: 175999

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

That's why I asked cause for all I know that happened two months ago and I just noticed this morning since I don't drive that way regularly at all.
by cowboyeagle05
04 Aug 2022 14:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 312
Views: 175999

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Hey, I drove by this morning and noticed all the bushes and landscaping along McKinney had been removed. When did that happen? The fence and brickwork walls were still there along the sidewalks, but all the bushes were cut off at the base and gone.
by cowboyeagle05
04 Aug 2022 14:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 10729

Re: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!

They will claim Turtle Creek cause every residential project on Oak Lawn, both sides of the AVenue that are offering rents 2,000 plus market themselves as in the heart of Turtle Creek. Hell Oak Lawn park was renamed Turtle Creek Park cause the foundation wanted to associate with the affluence of Tur...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Aug 2022 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)
Replies: 76
Views: 22282

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)

I love so much of what SOM produces and these towers are no different. Beautiful. I wish the project was oriented more along Cedar Springs though. I find it odd that these towers as well as 23 Springs are positioned away from the street the way they are. How would this project face the street more?...
by cowboyeagle05
03 Aug 2022 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 165
Views: 83154

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

No, and yes. We are talking about units that are government agreed to be reduced rent but not section 8 at all. The units have to be built to the same quality as the rest of the building but are just rented cheaper. Usually, the benefit to this affordable housing method is mixing it in multiple spre...
by cowboyeagle05
03 Aug 2022 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)
Replies: 76
Views: 22282

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)

^I saw the hotel option as well on those documents, and they have made a lot of publicity about this project but have not appeared to be the same level of excitement about starting dates mind you Oak Lawn committee approval first, then city staff has to decide if they disagree for any reason, city p...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Aug 2022 18:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 165
Views: 83154

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

The affordable units are tracked by government agencies that help people in lower income brackets get into affordable housing in better neighborhoods. As soon as leasing opens, these agencies send people to lease immediately. I live in one in Turtle Creek, and I got it by luck and knowing how the sy...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Aug 2022 18:43
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Medical District Drive Widening
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Medical District Drive Widening

This is the difficulty of tearing down and rebuilding active rail lines. Not only TRE but shipping routes are on these rails, and those companies do not care about the city's needs. Bike lanes, wider sidewalks for pedestrians, or wider roadways for more traffic be damned. The railroad companies are ...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Aug 2022 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 50
Views: 32056

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

Not to mention what he leaves out about their old HQ. The article just throws in the old HQ in downtown will still be used without details probably cause even Neiman's isn't sure what it will be for. Probably storage for some time until they clearly need more back office space, not in their premiere...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Aug 2022 18:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)
Replies: 76
Views: 22282

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)

Notice the residential towers look more interesting architecturally, but the office tower is just the basic box. Office tenants in this market just don't seem to be interested in showy groundbreaking architecture, while residential sometimes gets more unique treatment to appeal to certain renters.
by cowboyeagle05
02 Aug 2022 17:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 710
Views: 386040

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I worked at The Hudson and did the leasing when it opened. We def had lots of people looking for something and not caring about the price. The kind where you don't even tell them the price cause they don't care cause it's not a problem. Lots of people who lived in the Park Cities who either needed a...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Jul 2022 13:41
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 187
Views: 124175

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

I've not heard that term, and I am now in love!!! Chunkypox that's a keeper. Sadly both Dallas and Austin have it.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Jul 2022 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 120
Views: 20312

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

It's trending away from the Central Business District to the Central Busy District. Aka not as much office central and slowly but surely more mix to include people living out the non-work life, sleeping and daily life needs. So how is the core doing for low-key neighborhood retail businesses like w...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Jul 2022 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 120
Views: 20312

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

^My comment was more of an easy way to ease out the use of the word business from CBD. There are pockets of bustle but it was more about removing the "business" out of the CBD.
Central Bus District, Cozy Bed District, Cycle Bike District anyone can have a go.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jul 2022 15:27
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Southern Gateway Public Green
Replies: 42
Views: 28120

Re: Southern Gateway Public Green

Could be maybe. After all, you don't want to have to massively shut down the freeway in a year or two to build a second half when it gets funded. We know phase 2 will happen if it's this far, so building the basic deck entirely is realistic but I wonder how you keep people off it without a 10'ft fen...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jul 2022 15:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 527
Views: 344036

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Yeah, its just the PR rep putting out something cause they do have a job despite the leadership being in the air. Even a PR person can't say more than this is a piece of good news and that's all I can say at this time.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jul 2022 13:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 120
Views: 20312

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

It's trending away from the Central Business District to the Central Busy District. Aka not as much office central and slowly but surely more mix to include people living out the non-work life, sleeping and daily life needs. We must let go of holding on to the CBD as this idealistic office central s...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jul 2022 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 337
Views: 172271

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Can we just lease some of the lands to HEB and call it a day. Give at least North Dallas an HEB. The side facing the freeway can include the store with urban elements infilled behind. If HEB will be up for it, make the store the lower levels with housing/office stacked on top. You can still have a p...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Jul 2022 15:47
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 335
Views: 217971

Re: DFW Airport

Residents near Love will push Southwest to DFW while the city tries to decide if they would rather fight residents/DFW Airport lobbying or work with Southwest to break the chains on Love Field expansion. This will be decided behind closed doors for sure. My question is, what leverage does Southwest ...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Jul 2022 15:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 527
Views: 344036

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The problem is they do not have a leader, so they are rudderless. Will anyone sign on, or has the lobbying finally beat this project into submission. You have to have a potential CEO willing to fight with the airlines and rural politicians who have decided it's the second coming of satan to have hig...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Jul 2022 15:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 63
Views: 42934

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

I think he is more cocnerned with convincing the city to buy him a new Arena than putting his hands into the redevelopment of a historic hotel that was previously a jail. The city built him a new arena, American Airlines Center, which replaced Reunion Arena. I doubt the city will do it a second tim...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Jul 2022 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 23 Springs (~399FT | 26 ST)
Replies: 126
Views: 61662

Re: Uptown Dallas: 23 Springs (~399FT | 26 ST)

Dallas_Uptown wrote:
cowboyeagle05 wrote:One of these things is not like the others; one of these things just doesn't belong...


LOL. I always thought Philip Johnson's justification for his approach to the Crescent was...a stretch.


It's like having the monkey tell the flamingos how to run the zoo.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Jul 2022 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 23 Springs (~399FT | 26 ST)
Replies: 126
Views: 61662

Re: Uptown Dallas: 23 Springs (~399FT | 26 ST)

One of these things is not like the others; one of these things just doesn't belong...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Jul 2022 13:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 106
Views: 52340

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

I don't go to Arlington that often, but I have seen investments being made to make parts of it more walkable. I was in their "Downtown" area a couple years ago and saw a lot of changes happening, which was nice to see. Even if I don't always agree with their decisions, I do like that they...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Jul 2022 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 63
Views: 42934

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

I think he is more cocnerned with convincing the city to buy him a new Arena than putting his hands into the redevelopment of a historic hotel that was previously a jail.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Jul 2022 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 951
Views: 503350

Re: Northpark Center

^Correct I missed that line myself oops!

I guess NorthPark will restore the signature Northpark arches when they re-subdivide the space unless another luxury brand wants that huge space.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Jul 2022 12:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 106
Views: 52340

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Yeah, City Council is full of people who will not approve of too much "urban" stuff. It sounds weird, but I did a study 5 years ago on the city council and planning commission and yes while elections have happened since then the city staff has to operate very differently than its more bigg...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Jul 2022 12:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 235
Views: 116733

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Also, multi-generational housing aka higher density of people in one home, is now traditionally in the hands of minorities that do not participate well in the Census. Fear or just by the lack of census staff to adequately cover areas of the city affects things heavily. You can easily get a college k...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Jul 2022 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 63
Views: 42934

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

The developer is focused on Colin Creek Mall redevelopment. I suspect his development firm does not have the capacity to manage a major mall tear down and rebuild plus the other historical projects like this one. This developer just sold the land in South Dallas to Hoque Global for them to focus on ...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Jul 2022 11:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 106
Views: 52340

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Yet people like my parents will gladly live in a place like Arlington cause they are looking at different things than you and I. I looked at a job at UT Arlington but couldn't bring myself to apply cause I will not move there again and will not sit on the freeway for the next 20-30 yrs of my life st...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Jul 2022 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 951
Views: 503350

Re: Northpark Center

The signage for Nike is on both floors of the H&M space, so I'm certain Nike will take over the entire space. And yes - I'd love if Lululemon took either the rest of the former Express space, or the rest of the Microsoft space. So, unless they are also taking the adjacent vacant space, it looks...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jul 2022 15:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1288
Views: 800396

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

They are using the apartment part to buffer the office component so they can still claim its "mixed-use" project in the headlines. Again it's pretty obvious Wells Fargo wanted a boring back office complex and wasn't looking to make a major splash but will take the city's incentives to loca...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jul 2022 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 217
Views: 62958

Re: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)

It's still very much under construction and not ready for any touring, so like the article says, they are vetting priority tours for real potential tenants. The amenities are very, very much under construction, but with properties like this, people will move in long before a pool is ready or the gym...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jul 2022 13:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 479
Views: 282929

Re: Legacy West

DO we have any comparison on the types of sales these are? I know it seemed like many of Museum Tower was international buyers who weren't exactly living in them but is this project seeing more actual living buyers, or is this another real estate investment by lots of people betting on Legacy's long...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jul 2022 13:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 118
Views: 41239

Re: Harwood District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)

Also, do they improve direct sun at all by being vertical? Or have no real positive effect except visual interest.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jul 2022 13:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Selene | 2620 Maple (Former Old Warsaw) | 12 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 56647

Re: Uptown Dallas: Selene | 2620 Maple (Former Old Warsaw) | 12 ST

Why so you could pick up your car at the Crescent Valet near McKinney Ave and drive over to a valet chef-driven restaurant at this site across the street? This area isn't going to attract neighborhood service retail either that will stay over at Uptown Plaza. The city long ago abandoned this stretc...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jul 2022 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 118
Views: 41239

Re: Harwood District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)

Oh, you should see the Swexan Hotel its as bad now that some fins have been added there too. I am curious about the wind dynamics of the fins, though, if they add a lot of drag to these buildings or help in some way. The architecture firm, I do not doubt, did some wind studies but I am curious what ...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jul 2022 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 120
Views: 20312

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

Plus, having live people walking around because they live there is better than empty streets when it comes to attracting new office demand. Yes, parking ratios, the available space age on the market, location of the bldg to traffic, transportation, and nearby amenities like restaurants and service r...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jul 2022 13:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 984
Views: 583047

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Hmm, will we see some sort of condo project planned here? ^ If so, I doubt it will not be very tall just, but who knows could be Case Bldg-sized tower if they are bullish on Deep Ellum and long-term growth. A lot of people who don't know Deep Ellum and who are not in developer circles see Deep Ellum...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jul 2022 13:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 120
Views: 20312

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

Thank you for the rough numbers. Just want some context on this thread too. It's good to see outdated office space go cause the only way Downtown will succeed in the office market is brand new space. No one wants to be in a 1980s tower. Most tenants are looking for new blue glass and steel boxes.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jul 2022 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Radiance Plaza
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Downtown Dallas: Radiance Plaza

Was it actually George Dahl or his firm?
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jul 2022 12:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 413
Views: 76476

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

I realized I like a museum of art more cause at least there the kid's cant touch things, and I wonder if there is even a market for a science museum that can appeal to adults. I've been to two adults-only private events there, and both were very successful/popular. I do not doubt it. My experience ...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jul 2022 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Selene | 2620 Maple (Former Old Warsaw) | 12 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 56647

Re: Uptown Dallas: Selene | 2620 Maple (Former Old Warsaw) | 12 ST

Why so you could pick up your car at the Crescent Valet near McKinney Ave and drive over to a valet chef-driven restaurant at this site across the street? This area isn't going to attract neighborhood service retail either that will stay over at Uptown Plaza. The city long ago abandoned this stretch...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jul 2022 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 120
Views: 20312

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

With these four projects, including Energy Plaza, does anyone have a viewpoint on how it would affect the overall Office Occupancy numbers? It sounds like we don't have 100% accurate numbers on how much sqft we are talking off the market here but is anyone able to give a potential range on are we ta...