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by cowboyeagle05
09 Apr 2021 21:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 221
Views: 114237

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

In this case, it's easy to make the argument to have it on Lemmon though since it's a very busy auto-oriented street.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Apr 2021 21:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 24
Views: 5852

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

This project is screaming to get that large parking lot to contain an apartment project marketing itself to the employees at the startups and the medical district employees.
by cowboyeagle05
31 Mar 2021 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410534

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Let's be real here what I am saying is not based on my own living there in Victory Park what I am sharing is from most people outside of the neighborhood who don't frequent there. So you could say the people I surround myself with who visit Deep Ellum, Oak Lawn, Uptown, Bishop Arts, Trinity Groves, ...
by cowboyeagle05
28 Mar 2021 12:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410534

Re: Victory Park 3.0

As far as I've heard there is still no personality to the neighborhood. Until Design District has more rooftops to contribute I still don't see Victory Park stabilizing. After all, Victory Park is still very separated from Uptown its a real struggle to accidentally end up over there with large wide ...
by cowboyeagle05
28 Mar 2021 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 38
Views: 15913

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

The city has been doing lots of utility work in the roadway for months here I so merely thought the developers were getting the utility work done before building out the building. I wonder if the pandemic would have helped or hurt depending on what phase of construction they could have been in if th...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Mar 2021 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 342
Views: 174050

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Which is the best way to feel about it.^
Hope for the best prepare for the worst. In this project's case, the worst was already defeated when the surrounding land was planned for a Sam's Club and that project was sent to the curb. Any highrise residential is a welcome sight here.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Mar 2021 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Centro relocation
Replies: 12
Views: 6599

Re: El Centro relocation

I think the only slow down on the El Centro component has been that lawsuit over the bond election. Does anyone have any update on whether that lawsuit is still in flux? I imagine the courts haven't made a decision yet or NewPark would have been using the Dallas College name in the videos or even ju...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Mar 2021 15:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 342
Views: 174050

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Well, thats a good sign except I doubt Streetlights highrise will be as nice looking as the concept renderings we have seen previously. Prepare for this project to be very piecemeal rather than a truly unified coordinated project. Since apartment rental developments are still such a strong market ev...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Mar 2021 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 221
Views: 114237

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Well, it's pretty obvious HEB isn't looking to take on the financial commitment of just a store on such a precious spot. They need the multi-use to make it work for them and they aren't looking to build the store with a garage and then later on restart construction when a JW Marriot wants to build o...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Mar 2021 13:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DDI Annual Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: DDI Annual Meeting

Yeah, I just watched the video and he even called the front valet stand "event space"?!?!?! A large valet stand with room for at least two cars and some over-emphasized decorative stairs are not event space, not even Becky the boss's daughter would set up her lemonade stand there. The rest...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Feb 2021 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: JLL Turtle Creek Tower
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: JLL Turtle Creek Tower

Keep in mind yall the rendering is not of an actual planned development its a concept created by JLL to market the land to a developer. So it will probably look very different than the cut off image we see here.
by cowboyeagle05
25 Feb 2021 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320183

Re: Oak Lawn

They did go to the bars to get signatures but I bet more than a scribbled beyond ability to read post many drinks. I haven't heard from the project since then. They could easily reach out on a few Facebook groups but Caven is terrible at PR and outreach. Most of their strategies include fire anyone ...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Feb 2021 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 53
Views: 26721

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

This will fill in a prominent gap in the Cultural Districts smile. That hotel will be wildly successful I am sure.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Feb 2021 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 635
Views: 339937

Re: Northpark Center

It will also be up to the wider market to see what NorthParks future goes. If other less than significant malls shut down more pressure will be on NorthPark to be the unique offering. NorthPark already sets a much higher bar for shopping quality in its mall experience. Its a art museum and in a loca...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Feb 2021 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: It's up & running! - DFWU Discord
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: It's up & running! - DFWU Discord

I will have to check it out after work today so glad to see a new outlet for the membership to drift between topics and discussion. Thanks for setting it up I will be glad to join!
by cowboyeagle05
19 Feb 2021 13:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 53
Views: 19938

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

The good thing is that this starts to make the Farmers Market look less like the most southern edge of redevelopment. Farmers Market has been on the edge for decades but with SoGood going it would finally have a better neighbor. Uptown is surrounded by well to do areas with the CBD being the souther...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Feb 2021 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 133
Views: 49686

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Well the reason its in the DMN is cause the agent is trying to stir up interest. Seems like it recently went on the market and this is a part of the initial marketing push. I do hope who ever buys will do something cool with the existing building rather than just more of the same old apartments. Eve...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Feb 2021 13:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 223
Views: 89215

Re: Downtown Progress

I hoping that we start to see some of the connective tissue between Main Street/Commerce and the Farmers Market/East Quarter start to show some fruit. With a new residential high rise in the East Quarter creating a new anchor and the Harwood Park visually advancing at some point in 2021 that side sh...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Feb 2021 10:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 133
Views: 68511

Re: Fair Park

The Main hall has always been used for weddings, EDM DJ events, corporate meetings. At least we have the GB Dealey Library-Special Collections located there. Hope that now that the facility is leaky they can secure a even more prominent collection but right now the main hall is their money maker.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Feb 2021 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245705

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Yeah it was a Sarofim proposal and they sold to Michael Dell and then everything went quiet. I assume he bought it to sit on as a investment and wasn't looking to redevelop anytime soon. I looked in my personals stash of renderings ,a rendering graveyard, I keep stored and have yet to find it. I als...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Feb 2021 17:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 133
Views: 68511

Re: Fair Park

It reminds you why the money they spent on the Hall of State vs the rest of the buildings was worth it. Cleaned, repaired and restored to former glory to match the majesty of the States of Texas History.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Feb 2021 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245705

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I'll see if I can dig up the old proposal for comparisons sake of what they might have changed.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Feb 2021 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410534

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I'm sure if someone shows up and is willing to lease space sure they will move ahead but not until they sign on the dotted line. Projects without for sure main tenants are not likely. Demand for office space is in sharp decline due to Covid. Certain projects will start like maybe the Trammel Crow on...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Feb 2021 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245705

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Also that Knox District rendering is old. They have proposed that as off 5 years ago somewhere there was a rendering video as well. It never came to fruition.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Feb 2021 09:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 170035

Re: Trinity River Park

Dallas has giant drainage tunnels too they have videos online of them as well. In fact we just built a massive one across east Dallas that drains into the lower Trinity. They also buried some of our creeks in tunnels and the LA River is also very photographic cue Grease Lightning and they are trying...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Feb 2021 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 79
Views: 38985

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

It still feels like a odd location but hey I welcome more hotels near Oak Lawn for hosting larger events.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Feb 2021 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 837
Views: 399483

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

You know not every warehouse site in Deep Ellum needs to become a mixed use project of epic proportions. Some properties can just provide quality jobs for innovative industries and having a innovative generic drug company that could potentially uproot the over priced drug industry seems like a nice ...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Feb 2021 15:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 170035

Re: Trinity River Park

What people don't realize is the reason its so big is the amount of water that flows through there would ruin billions of dollars of real estate if we start messing with the wrong parts of the system currently in place and it could potentially kill lots of people if not maintained correctly. It floo...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Feb 2021 14:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 437
Views: 225193

Re: DFW Economy

Just think of the projects that are opening up now or soon. At least the existing buildings have some tenants to build on. I have definitely seen rental properties bracing for a bigger hit if all those people bidding on houses actually get something in this current run on the housing market.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Feb 2021 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 221
Views: 114237

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

That's because that project was purely about parking for Trammel Crow Center and was put in tenant leases with a guaranty of some sort. The Hotel and Residential Portions were just icing on the cake if they ever materialized on that project. Central Market has never been in a rush and its not like g...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Feb 2021 11:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 437
Views: 225193

Re: DFW Economy

I think more of the question is how does this affect new apartment starts in Dallas. Rental apartments have been going like gangbusters before the pandemic and some new stuff has been announced but will we see that seriously slow and will projects be better designed to accommodate the pandemic conce...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Feb 2021 10:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 35736

Re: Homelessness

So people who don't have homes are also going to need parking for a car they might get further down the line? Wouldn't it be smarter to promote a transportation share program of some sort, reduce the number of parking spots, move the building closer to the sidewalk, create a bigger yard in the back ...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Feb 2021 15:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 517
Views: 286847

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

That's the side where the residential tower would go. I assume they are simply locating the construction trailer and the crane on that land since the hotel would be on top of the garage on the other side.
by cowboyeagle05
02 Feb 2021 15:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DFWU Discord Community
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Trying to gauge interest in an idea...

Format well, considering its your server I don't recommend building too much centered around us the DFWFU unless its just something you want to maintain. I don't want impose the same labors of love that this forum has been for many of the long term members and volunteer moderators. I would start wit...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Feb 2021 09:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DFWU Discord Community
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Trying to gauge interest in an idea...

I would say its also good place for throwing out rumors or suspect news and having some of the group feedback before they manifest on the forum. I think its a great idea though overall.
by cowboyeagle05
29 Jan 2021 16:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 560
Views: 277276

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It's interesting how big this site will be if QT has the restaurant plot too. Plus, it'll have both Lemmon Espressoways as entrances probably. This place will likely do rather well for myriad reasons. It's not remotely an exciting urban infill or final-use development for sure - obviously. The exis...
by cowboyeagle05
29 Jan 2021 12:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 27501

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

There is your answer then it will match. After all in the Texas sun it would look like the Eye of Saron with rays shining off towards the Stemmons and DNT.

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by cowboyeagle05
29 Jan 2021 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 27501

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

What color was the big dome at the corner when they built that structure wasn't it also shinny when it was installed until they applied a patina.
by cowboyeagle05
29 Jan 2021 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 560
Views: 277276

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Well ya'll better take a temperature of the room not everyone in the West Village may agree. Some may want a reliable gas station with beer and Wine sales, good bathrooms and what some may equate as a decent quick grocery. The question is will they tear down the restaurant before getting approval fo...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Jan 2021 19:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA
Replies: 25
Views: 8715

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

I wonder if Headington will look at it seriously or if the collapse of many of his efforts on Main Street will keep him from making a play for this site. After all, he already owns the multiple parking lots next door. It seems if he did buy it the YMCA would probably sell with a short-term lease alo...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Jan 2021 19:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 133
Views: 49686

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

There is already a grocery store space at Singleton and Hampton Road. There won't be enough demand for an Urban stacked store like the recent Tom Thumbs in Uptown and Deep Ellum. The good thing is so many units on their way to this side of town is making it harder and harder for stores like Tom Thum...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jan 2021 17:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 416
Views: 197228

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

That's a PR/marketing and publicity staff member probably a intern level employee making that mistake. Lord knows we know DART has been pushing the same marketing angle since I was in high school. I remember when they would visit my school and teach us train safety. Their messaging hasn't changed an...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Jan 2021 16:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320183

Re: Oak Lawn

... well, you used to be a coffee shop guy Some how I missed this accurate call out. I used to be the Assistant manager at a coffee shop in Downtown Dallas in Mosaic bldg aka Opening Bell Mosaic. The stories I could tell about the building, the business and the events we booked for our events space...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Jan 2021 22:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 75
Views: 32211

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Considering that area is highly desirable compared to the rest of Dallas. McKinney Ave addresses in Uptown and close by it are highly valued in the DFW Real Estate market. There is a lot of trendy areas in Dallas but McKinney Avenue in Uptown is where the highest return is expected beyond the burbs.
by cowboyeagle05
25 Jan 2021 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320183

Re: Oak Lawn

Well now in a relatively short distance we have a Marriot and Virgin hotel so the options are pretty good. Plus if the old airline's dormitory hotel project actually moves forward that's three. Considering Caven is selling itself off for residential high rises and Trammel Crow hasn't built a luxury ...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Jan 2021 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 635
Views: 339937

Re: Northpark Center

The old mall age is coming to a close. Many of the smaller brands that were still holding on were around at the right malls that are still the lifeblood for many communities shopping like NorthPark. Now with COVID providing a nail for the coffins it will be time for a new age for Malls to fill in wi...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Jan 2021 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320183

Re: Oak Lawn

If HEB would just sell the land on Lemmon they had bought initially for a store...Trader Joes would more likely take that spot but then again HEB prob wouldn't sell for that reason alone. The empty office space in the Centrum isn't really geared towards a hotel conversion not to mention no bank woul...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Jan 2021 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 174759

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Well I suspect more of those moves are going for the suburbs not the inner city townhomes. I would suspect that most banks that are writing the checks to developers are saying bring us suburban developments and we will sign off immediately that townhomes/condos are not something we see as what these...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Jan 2021 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320183

Re: Oak Lawn

^Thanks for the insight I only made it into that Pints and Quarts once so my experience was limited with the service. I have been to Union two or three times and def found it nice but I am not a coffee shop guy so its not my wheelhouse.
by cowboyeagle05
23 Jan 2021 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320183

Re: Oak Lawn

^The two that have been there for a long time already who have long standing customer bases. Those newer places were nice attempts at creating more ground floor interaction but they were implemented on a dead street with no pedestrian action already and even new street level parking spots could not ...

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