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by cowboyeagle05
29 Sep 2022 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 235
Views: 157035

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Maybe Harwood didn't even realize till this point that they didn't build what they released as renderings, and they are suing themselves as lying to themselves in breach of contract. I swear Harwood is more like city hall and the Trinity. They promise grandiose projects for decades, then finally ann...
by cowboyeagle05
29 Sep 2022 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 297
Views: 105584

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I remember the Starbucks that was over by Express where it is now but was there one here as well? At this point, Ill just concede any and all options are potentially the truth.
by cowboyeagle05
28 Sep 2022 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 297
Views: 105584

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I used to visit is with my boyfriend cause he loved the candles and had no need for the Bath and Body works store. We were Northpark devotees. Peloton moved in after White Barn left, I believe. Which means the White Barn separate storefront has been gone longer than I realize.
by cowboyeagle05
28 Sep 2022 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 167
Views: 102234

Re: West Dallas Developments

I missed it, too, honestly. Back when Trinity Groves was just some dusty parking lots and a converted truck depot.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 17:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 12362

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

I'll wait till it's closer to drive to. I shop at two different Krogers that are within 3 miles of me. If I need fancier ingredients, I have two Whole Foods within a 5-mile distance of me plus an Eatzis in less than a mile. I visited HEB when I was in Austin, and it felt like a decent Walmart to me....
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 167
Views: 102234

Re: West Dallas Developments

That area needs about 10,000 more people living near there. Based on what's coming down Singleton Blvd at the Trinity Green site and just past it, they have a good amount coming but probably under 5,000 units within the next two years. The connectivity is, of course, abysmal between Trinity Green w...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 17:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 297
Views: 105584

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I noticed something weird yesterday. I distinctly remember seeing a White Barn Candle store in the Galleria the last time I was there (several months ago), and the mall's website still has the store in their listing, but there's no hint of the store existence on Google Maps and the White Barn websi...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 742
Views: 399858

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I agree there are just a lot of priorities here and cars going to and from the Park Cities are still very much a priority for many, including those who will influence Dallas City Council votes. The entire reason most of this development is so tall is cause the Park Cities won't allow density, but th...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Fairmount & Carlisle (~320 FT | ~29 ST)
Replies: 17
Views: 705

Re: Uptown Dallas: Fairmount & Carlisle (~320 FT | ~29 ST)

Nice that it has a radio city art deco look to it. I will be curious if the finish of the exterior will read as high quality. The renderings always make it hard to tell without reading the construction material notes, and I didn't read them detailed like in the Oak Lawn Committees' agenda notes.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 235
Views: 157035

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Also, since they are the owner and operator, they very much so could have slowed the project down on purpose by shifting construction workers away to other projects. Doing so may have also meant people they hired to run the operations might have jumped ship to work on other projects or companies rat...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 15:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Magnolia Hotel
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Downtown Dallas: Magnolia Hotel

Found the renderings from May of 2021, when the addition was reviewed by the landmark commission. They probably have changed some things since then, but this is what was originally proposed. Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 3.52.35 PM.png Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 3.52.49 PM.png Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 3...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 14:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Magnolia Hotel
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Downtown Dallas: Magnolia Hotel

Yes, I had seen the concept renderings before because they previously showed them to get buyers of the hotel interested. The hotel has already moved its Valet on to Commerce. The city, a few years ago, in agreement with the Adolphus and the Magnolia Hotel, agreed to take a lane away and declare it f...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 14:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 742
Views: 399858

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I'm usually one to never bring up traffic, as I've always thought it's just what you get for living in certain areas... But poor Knox is going to take a beating with all these new developments. It's already congested! Funny enough, the land and location are so damn valuable the traffic isn't the bi...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2022 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 742
Views: 399858

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

While I, too, am romantic about HWY 75 being a loose chain of deck parks, I can imagine the cost being well above what just buying some apartment building in an existing neighborhood and just building a park on land already stable for a park. Klyde Warren is nice, but its a commercially successful g...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Sep 2022 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 976
Views: 521598

Re: Northpark Center

I agree^
by cowboyeagle05
22 Sep 2022 15:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 328
Views: 182684

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I would like to point out that both projects, the CBRE/Trammel Crow Co./Trulucks tower and this one have ties to very conservative companies. HEB does not work with a lot of outsider money they spend their own money on store development, so they like to be super double sure before they turn one shov...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2022 22:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Zoo
Replies: 8
Views: 10232

Re: Dallas Zoo

Well, Mcdonald's is trying to remain relevant to the generation that prefers Starbucks and fresh organic/gluten-free/all natural/local etc. I certainly hated the hut design they have had for decades and was glad to see everyone from McDonalds/Wendys, and JackNBox modernize despite not changing much ...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2022 22:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 221
Views: 122263

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

It looks like it's bigger than the food kiosk they built into Main Street Gardens, which to this day seems too damn small for much of anything ever to succeed, so there might be enough room in this to host popups every spring/summer for chefs they want to partner with for grab n go food and beverage...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2022 22:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 976
Views: 521598

Re: Northpark Center

A few years ago, similar stories were circulating cause Valley View had closed a Park Cities moms started noticing more minorities at North Park. They kept claiming North Park was being overrun by crime. It was mainly circulating on mommy blogs, and the real press ignored most of the news tips cause...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2022 21:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 167
Views: 102234

Re: West Dallas Developments

West Dallas needs infrastructure work as well. Lots of these small streets don't even have sidewalks... Pretty embarrassing that the city would go decades without even making any sort of effort about that .. We studied the history of West Dallas in City Planning classes in college, and yes it was p...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Sep 2022 18:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 221
Views: 122263

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Stuff the parents and kids around the fountains will no doubt consume. I wonder if it will mostly be bottled water, drinks, etc, and repacked snacks or if they will try to make anything fresh. I imagine If anything is made fresh, it will come out of the restaurant and simply be carted over and refri...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Sep 2022 16:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 221
Views: 122263

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Maybe its a command center for the fountains?
by cowboyeagle05
15 Sep 2022 15:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 502
Views: 283373

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

GunnerDallas wrote:I've noticed that in the past week, plywood walls with fake greenery have been put up on a couple of lots at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Commerce. I wonder if this could be staging for construction start of the new Isosceles tower.


Thats just Carpenter Park.... :lol:
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 16:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 152
Views: 100347

Re: Fair Park

Duely noted that the city has decades of history of underfunding Fair Park when they come up with an excuse as to why they have to.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 16:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90249

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

For clarity's sake, Goldman Sachs is already a significant tenant in Trammel Crow tower and renewed its lease a few years ago. They already have a sizable worker population in the CBD. It was previously suggested that they would add some jobs, a few thousand but not 5,000 in total jobs. It's still j...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 15:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Water Commons
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Dallas Water Commons

I think these designs are more functional than the previous square ponds were, as usual, marketing flash without any real understanding of how a project like this would actually work or be built. This project will help encourage a bunch of lands to be marketable for urban redevelopments like homes, ...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 15:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 46
Views: 26049

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

The question is always what is diverse enough. What numbers are reasonably representative of the area, to wealth distribution, and what is "equality" actually look like. I just think we need to reexamine the numbers every time a developer or politician says their project is celebrating the...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 14:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 152
Views: 100347

Re: Fair Park

I assume you mean the Fair Park 300 million investment is just a cover for the bigger Convention Center project? Yes, but I support the reinvestment of Fair Park. I understand tying them together is a way to float a more extensive project, but it certainly helps sway my vote. I disagree with the con...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 502
Views: 283373

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Not if they have the zoning they need to build what they want. If the design fits with all the rules for the parcel and they do everything the city wants on paper, they can build something without much public viewing or required showing of renderings. Things are approved monthly in this city that do...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 13:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 152
Views: 100347

Re: Fair Park

Well, there is more details on the Fair Park projects at this time anyway. The Dallas Convention Center project is in the design phase. Those renderings released before were CONCEPTS by the consultants. The city approved a design phase which, I am sure to your point, won't be finished till after the...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 749
Views: 472965

Re: Oak Lawn

Its been approved though by the city council for over a year. It's well past the OLC level. The OLC approved it, and the city did as well. It seems like it's completely in the developer's hands here. Steve Brown said its "pending" in his recent article, so I can only assume the developer d...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90249

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

Lets be clear the reason people are upset is that the developer produced crazy exciting renderings with super tall towers and implied it was what would be built but really was just showing off to grab a lead tenant's attention. AKA CONCEPT RENDERINGS. It worked they got Goldman Sachs on the phone an...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2022 13:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1925 San Jacinto Blvd
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: 1925 San Jacinto Blvd

mdg109 wrote:I thought this property was part of the Methodist church not First Baptist.


Correct, this is not a First Baptist Property this is the Methodist church.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Sep 2022 15:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 749
Views: 472965

Re: Oak Lawn

Now the news is that Streetlights Residential is planning a tower in Knox Henderson on the Henry Majestic strip center, so they seem to be focused on that project for now rather than the one that was announced for this site in 2019. Developers in the city limits sometimes will build one or two proje...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Sep 2022 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1925 San Jacinto Blvd
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: 1925 San Jacinto Blvd

An outdoor space is better than a parking lot, though.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Sep 2022 16:15
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Water Commons
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Dallas Water Commons

Also he properly put the project under a non-profit with an obvious lead to Matthews Southwest being the contractor so he can benefit from the project building with tax money and donations fitting the bill and his real estate holdings in the area benefiting in value when it's complete.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Sep 2022 14:42
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Water Commons
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Dallas Water Commons

Lets focus on this part of the news report...

Final design for the Water Commons has not been finished, and supporters of the project had no estimated date for project completion.

But renderings and details are more advanced than in years past.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Sep 2022 14:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 46
Views: 26049

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

Kaleidoscope Park will thoughtfully engage the diverse and rapidly growing communities across North Texas Let's start a practice of every time they use the word DIVERSITY, we actually post the data, so we know just how "diverse" these communities are. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fri...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Sep 2022 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 749
Views: 472965

Re: Oak Lawn

The developer proposed a tower over as part of Central development on 75 cause its Streetlights Residential, so I doubt that. They have proposed two iffy proposals in the last few years. I believe they got approval even with the 7-story parking garage above ground, though via Oak Lawn commitee. The ...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Sep 2022 13:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 749
Views: 472965

Re: Oak Lawn

If it's within their existing zoning rights we may not see any renderings until they are ready to market the building to renters.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Sep 2022 13:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1925 San Jacinto Blvd
Replies: 7
Views: 887

1925 San Jacinto Blvd

Just drive by this building this afternoon, and there is a temporary fence around it. Not sure if its a full-blown demo or some renovations, but something is happening to this small building. I hope it's not a First Baptist purchase for more parking... According to DCAD its owned by First Methodist ...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Sep 2022 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage
Replies: 42
Views: 12065

Re: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage

Yeah, I have been watching this one from a nearby office and its been off and on it appears.
by cowboyeagle05
29 Aug 2022 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90249

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

They have tried many times. TXDOT is not very open to the maintenance requirements of adding stuff under or around their highways. The city has tried to fund a few beautification projects, but TXDOT always waters it down. Most conversations about those projects die in City Hall when TXDOT swings in ...
by cowboyeagle05
29 Aug 2022 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Arts District: Dallas Gateway | Portman Holdings
Replies: 66
Views: 6161

Re: Dallas Arts District: Dallas Gateway | Portman Holdings

Who is gonna write the check for this mindless vertical construction you speak of? It sounds like the usual Mine is a bigger argument that has plagued the urban enthusiasm conversation for decades where height and as many tall towers are the only goals worth pursuing I would gladly take every parkin...
by cowboyeagle05
29 Aug 2022 16:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)
Replies: 85
Views: 24705

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

That valet area is fine. It's not like this is an actual public park space here. This will be a heavily secured private lawn. They will end up partnering with Mercedes and park a luxury car on these lawns as a promotional campaign anyways. This is not Main Street Gardens or Kylde Warren this is a pr...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Aug 2022 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 749
Views: 472965

Re: Oak Lawn

Well Pizza hut/gas station is still very much in operation so I have no idea what stage this project is in and I drive by it every day basically. Its Streetlights Residential and they are the ones who also proposed that 20-story apartment highrise at The Central development off 75 Hwy and Blackburn....
by cowboyeagle05
26 Aug 2022 14:44
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 116
Views: 76335

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

At least until the FAA can successfully try to force program limits on commercially available drones legally. Software with the right sensors could restrict things to a point, which I assumed was already being done to make things self-policing via software. There will always be those who want to try...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Aug 2022 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 749
Views: 472965

Re: Oak Lawn

The DJing staff issue is a hard one cause its an area not many bar owners to want to pay for. A Video DJ vs a music DJ is two very different skills for sure. Keep in mind Caven has a DJ staff that floats between all their bars and doesn't work for one bar solely usually, but they are always short-st...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Aug 2022 13:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 38
Views: 30984

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

That's fair. The things I like about the area are how big the sidewalks are, there's a decent amount of trees, and it feels like they do a good job of calming traffic in the area. It's definitely not connected to the surrounding area at all, so it feels more like a development like Legacy West whic...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Aug 2022 13:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 151
Views: 46055

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

They probably barely replaced the wiring for the lights. I bet they updated the fixtures to LED, turned on the power, and called it done. Rewiring all those pinstripes is a massive undertaking and cost. That's miles of wire in a market that has tripled the cost of renovating and building new.