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by dch526
10 Jan 2020 09:04
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 85346

Re: I-345

I like having the physical separation between these neighborhoods. That separation is the cornerstone allowing the unique characteristics of Deep Ellum come into being -- since the beginning, too. Having elevated thru-traffic lanes is fine by me, so long as the two street grids are allowed to conne...
by dch526
07 Jan 2020 16:32
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas Public Works: street project list
Replies: 11
Views: 4755

Re: Dallas Public Works: street project list

Go talk to your local council member, identify your location with him or her and see if they can get it moved up the priority list. The priority lists are generally based on age/location not necessarily 'need' because Dallas is a really big city area-wise. Bring things like pictures of kids walking...
by dch526
07 Jan 2020 13:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 383
Views: 168997

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

So that apartment project they announced for the site at McKinney and Hester next door to Knox Heights well its still just an empty plot of land. They tore all the old condo buildings down and left up the construction fence and haven't touched the site since. Just FYI. Super easy to get a demo perm...
by dch526
02 Jan 2020 11:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 145
Views: 45678

Re: New Census Population Estimates

It will be a few months before annual metro population estimates for 7/1/2019 come out, but the state and national ones were released today. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2019/popest-nation.html Texas gained an estimated 367,000 in the twelve month period, for a total of 3,850,000 ...
by dch526
10 Dec 2019 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 453
Views: 198627

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Tucy wrote:Is there any word of when construction of the hotel is supposed to start?


Last thing I saw was that they would pick a GC early next year and start construction shortly after.
by dch526
05 Dec 2019 17:56
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 85346

Re: I-345

I don't see why a regular boulevard is such a bad thing. People on here act like loop 12 doesn't move thousands of cars each day at grade level. It's 1.4 mile stretch. The world will move on if 345 is blown to smithereens. I get that the boulevard and existing street grid/ex by-pass options could h...
by dch526
03 Oct 2019 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 217
Views: 97853

Re: West End 1.0

Anybody happen to know a ballpark on the number of residents that are in Victory Park/West End currently? I know the Brewery Building is kind of in the middle of that area, just curious for context. You've got about 1200-1300 in the West End and 6,000-6,200 in VP. So, probably somewhere between 7,0...
by dch526
10 Jul 2019 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 195823

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Car wash/gas station closed? The car wash/gas station at Lemmon East and Cole has all the pay slots on the car wash and gas pumps covered over and marked out of service. There was a small rig taking samples. Perhaps checking for gasoline leaks. Has anyone heard of a problem there? A few years back ...
by dch526
27 Jun 2019 12:44
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 85346

Re: I-345

That 635 will handle reverted traffic previously on I-345 is a HUGE assumption. 635 is being expanded for existing traffic, and like a self fullfilling prophecy, it will eventually not be enough. Adding additional traffic that would have previously not even been there is ridiculous. Burying i345 is...
by dch526
26 Jun 2019 14:22
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 85346

Re: I-345

So overload 635? Divert pass-through traffic to 635, yes. This section of 635 is about to undergo reconstruction and widening as well. The link past Highway 80 currently has the capacity to handle the influx. Sometime in the future, PGBT will extend to IH-20 and can handle handle some flow as well....
by dch526
26 Jun 2019 13:14
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 85346

Re: I-345

longhorn wrote:So how does one go from the fast growing north Dallas area to I-45 bound for Houston if there is no I-345?


Per google maps, it is currently an additional 4 minutes of travel time to take 75/635/20 to 45 instead of taking 75/345/45
6.8 miles further driving distance
by dch526
13 Dec 2018 16:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 200
Views: 86034

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Does anyone know if there is any data showing the % occupancy/vacancy of buildings in Downtown/Uptown based on decade complete?

The CBD is still around the 21-23% range I believe. Curious if you see larger vacancies in the towers from the 80's or is it more evenly split?
by dch526
10 Dec 2018 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 229
Views: 111289

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

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by dch526
10 Dec 2018 13:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 453
Views: 198627

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

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by dch526
06 Dec 2018 14:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 473
Views: 157717

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://golfprop.com/uncategorized/new-golf-industry-numbers-what-do-they-mean-for-the-games-future/ This is a pretty good link describing golf's future. I think this describes it well. A lot of poorly run and maintained courses will fail and be re-purposed into something else (similar to shopping ...
by dch526
03 Dec 2018 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 208
Views: 96621

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

This can probably fit in multiple threads but I figure this is as good as any.

Took this flying out of DAL just after Thanksgiving
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by dch526
20 Nov 2018 15:49
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: McKinney: new HS stadium
Replies: 1
Views: 4437

Re: McKinney: new HS stadium

Looks like they will be hosting the Division 2 National Championship game this year. Texas A&M-Commerce is the defending champ but Tarleton State (Stephenville) looks to have the best chance to make it to the championship out of Texas. They play each other this weekend to move on to the regional...
by dch526
16 Nov 2018 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 27
Views: 9216

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

Great! Will be interesting to see how much the HP side of the Trail complains about another "high rise" on the Dallas side. There's no official entrance there for the trail either so this would be a great add. Don't think HP will have much to say on this one, Dallas is on both sides of th...
by dch526
22 Oct 2018 15:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 49
Views: 16387

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

I wish they could retain it and build a tall, slender tower towards the rear of the property that would house the hotel/ condo portion. It can be a super skinny that finally pushes past 20 floors. Maybe 35-40. Is that allowed here? Sky House tried to build a tower near hear a few years ago before g...
by dch526
19 Oct 2018 14:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New City website for bond project items/status
Replies: 4
Views: 4085

Re: New City website for bond project items/status

Hannibal Lecter wrote:Thanks. It's good to know that I have until 5/11/2020 to sell my place on Commerce Street and move, before they render it unlivable.


Great news! Let us know when you put it up for sale and/or the city of Dallas condemns it for being unlivable. Want to make sure I can get 1st shot at it! :D
by dch526
19 Oct 2018 14:03
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 37
Views: 18311

Re: Hurricane Harvey

Here's a good article that breaks down the new floodplain development regulations for unincorporated Harris County. https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/construction-development/how-harris-countys-new-flood-plain-regulations-will-impact-construction-83466 Both Class I and II permits have raised the m...
by dch526
10 Sep 2018 16:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 346
Views: 133305

Re: Legacy West

Heard from a friend that Chase is already bursting at the seams and are planning on adding 2-12 story towers to their campus.
by dch526
17 Aug 2018 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 10090

Re: 900 Main

Tnexster wrote:^That's 1900 Main which is down by Main Street Gardens.


Yep, definitely fat fingered that one. No current permits for 900 Main.
by dch526
17 Aug 2018 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 10090

Re: 900 Main

Deleted: Wrong Address
by dch526
26 Jul 2018 15:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 352
Views: 128306

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

That DMN article says it would only be $15-20 million to finish the station.... so why hasn't this been done when the city has spent money on stupid things like $6 million to build and then remove a river rapid, or wanting to spend $30 million for free welfare money to Angela Hunt and her wealthy d...
by dch526
26 Jul 2018 15:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 352
Views: 128306

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

It's not just a money issue, right? The neighborhood is still against it? I'd like to know which neighborhood associations opposed this station (maybe Vickery Place?) but I have a feeling the most vocal opponents have moved on, gone elsewhere, or have been priced out. Because of initial Vickery Pla...
by dch526
10 Jul 2018 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 769
Views: 366171

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Uh... You do realize there were over 11K ppl in DTD back in 2017 right? It's probably at or over 12K now with all the recently completed projects. Source? and what projects have been completed since the date of your 2017 population estimate? The best estimate we have is from our own DCH, who put th...
by dch526
09 Jul 2018 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 183
Views: 88297

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Usually the companies providing the trees/shrubs/etc have some sort of "product warranty" built in with the sale. They are probably waiting to see how the rest handle the remainder of the summer and will be replaced late summer/early fall once the temps come down. Typically, there's a coup...
by dch526
09 Jul 2018 13:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Greater DFW-area trails
Replies: 12
Views: 8167

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Here's a link to a bunch of maps for the Veloweb. Good break down by County and Connection between cities (Dal-Mckinney, Dal-Denton, Plano-FW, etc)

https://www.nctcog.org/trans/plan/bikeped/veloweb
by dch526
05 Jul 2018 16:34
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: 2045 Mobility Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 6595

Re: 2045 Mobility Plan

I guess I should have prefaced my comment with /s... However, since you decided to make an attempt at the comment I will at least respond a little more seriously. Explain to me how the roadways listed are considered "last mile". "Last mile" is completed on internal streets that ...
by dch526
28 Jun 2018 08:12
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: 2045 Mobility Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 6595

Re: 2045 Mobility Plan

Exactly! If it shouldn't go to transit then it shouldn't go to highways that don't pass completely through the metroplex. How does 635, 183, 360, 26, 121 or 820 benefit a majority of the rest of the state? They need to be torn down or have all the cities that border them cover all costs for these r...
by dch526
28 Jun 2018 08:02
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: 2045 Mobility Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 6595

Re: 2045 Mobility Plan

There is no such thing as state funding. There is only taxpayer funding. Why should people in the rest of the state be forced to support our follies? Exactly! If it shouldn't go to transit then it shouldn't go to highways that don't pass completely through the metroplex. How does 635, 183, 360, 26,...
by dch526
27 Jun 2018 14:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: 2045 Mobility Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 6595

Re: 2045 Mobility Plan

Passenger rail service in densely populated cities should be as much of a funding priority to the State as highways for cars in rural communities. Allowing a handful of cities to collect an extra tax on residents is not creditworthy. At the very least, the State should match construction funding. T...
by dch526
19 Jun 2018 08:25
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 240
Views: 100440

Re: DFW Airport

Storms last night likely gave AA's inaugural DFW-KEF a rough start. The airport had 75 diversions yesterday, and the flight got delayed almost 16 hours to a noon departure today. Meanwhile, WOW substituted the A330 for an A321 and had to fuel stop at Bangor, Maine. Icelandair won the battle yesterd...
by dch526
11 Apr 2018 09:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 743
Views: 284042

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Those numbers are driven by the American Airlines Arena contract requirements. The operator of the arena is not here to argue urban redevelopment and reduced parking for transit use. They care more about having enough parking that they don't scare off tickets sales and events from booking the venue...
by dch526
03 Apr 2018 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 743
Views: 284042

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I don't really think Victory is a good fit for Amazon. It was too many cobbled together parcels and seemed a bit spread-out to make sense. The Smart District makes far more sense to me. Plus, if this tower was going to be for Amazon and they needed 500K sq ft we'd see them just add 2 or 3 more floo...
by dch526
16 Mar 2018 10:05
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 169
Views: 74296

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Why LimeBike's soon-to-arrive electric fleet could jolt Dallas' bike-share scene The venture-backed San Francisco Bay Area startup plans to debut electric scooters in Dallas in April and electric bikes by May, said Caen Contee, who leads LimeBike's marketing and partnerships. https://www.dallasnews...
by dch526
27 Feb 2018 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 133
Views: 56165

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Anyone know what's going on at the old Dallas Air Motive site (corner of Forest Park and Bomar) across from UT Southwestern? I've noticed them demolishing all of the existing buildings over the past couple of months.
by dch526
16 Feb 2018 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 70
Views: 27860

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

R1070 wrote:The amount of surface parking is still unfortunate.


Originally that larger surface lot was planned to have a hotel and office building taking up most of it. May still be part of a future phase.
by dch526
31 May 2017 09:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 12008

Re: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates

Comeback of the Corridor: The Rousing Revival of Richardson Richardson’s office vacancy rate, which was 9.5 percent in the first quarter of 2001, climbed to 25.9 percent by the fourth quarter of 2003. Telecom Corridor, the T-shaped business area in Richardson that U.S. 75 roughly bisects, lost as m...
by dch526
16 May 2017 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 29629

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

R1070 wrote:If we get another skyhouse it needs to be in Oak Lawn or the downtown core.


If they end up putting one in Downtown, hopefully they'll bump it up to the Atlantic House instead (32 stories 400+ units)

http://novaregroup.com/current-developments/
by dch526
26 Apr 2017 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 217
Views: 114209

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Wow... very interesting. That's a decent chunk taken out of the Union's sails. But, I suspect they'll have little trouble filling it based on current demand. Good news for downtown though... Definitely good news for DT. Haven't seen one go the other way in awhile. With this loss, it puts the Union ...
by dch526
26 Apr 2017 08:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 217
Views: 114209

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Downtown law firm Vinson & Elkins won't go to Uptown after all More than a year ago, Vinson & Elkins announced that it would leave the Ross Avenue skyscraper when its lease was up in 2018. Vinson & Elkins signed a deal to lease about 80,000 square feet in The Union office development be...
by dch526
24 Apr 2017 12:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 218296

Re: Oak Lawn

^ You mean because there are so many commuters from North Dallas passing through the intersection of Oak Lawn and Congress every day? Or because that's the only Starbucks for miles and miles? :) As a side note, I used to lease/manage the center on the north corner of that intersection, so I am very...
by dch526
19 Apr 2017 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 55200

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:There's Cafe Victoria... Or is it bad?


Not bad, not great but solid. They have limited seating so it's more of a grab and go.
by dch526
17 Apr 2017 08:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 218296

Re: Oak Lawn

People are complaining about the proposed Starbucks drive-thru/giant parking lot at Oak Lawn and Congress described on the previous page of this thread (which City Hall is letting sail through). I'll wager a good amount of money that the number of people complaining is less than the number of peopl...
by dch526
05 Apr 2017 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 115
Views: 50262

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

willyk wrote:Do they have the Sugar building too?


Based on the Plat above, it doesn't look like it. New platted boundary stops at the Sugar building.
by dch526
04 Apr 2017 21:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 486
Views: 230402

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

These plans are impossible to read, but it looks like the Cuellars are requesting to combine the lots surrounding El Corazón (El Chico building) into one big lot. That is sounding an awful lot like a tear-down in the works. Page 34 of the CPC docket: http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DC...

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