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by undefinedprocess
04 May 2021 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 858
Views: 420477

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Victory Commons Two & Three would be such a waste. Why do you say that? Generic, zero effort office towers with more parking garages lining 35. Would much rather see some more residential, or even mixed-use towers go in there, all the way up to The Katy. I'm not completely opposed to them becau...
by undefinedprocess
29 Apr 2021 23:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 858
Views: 420477

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Victory Commons Two & Three would be such a waste.
by undefinedprocess
28 Apr 2021 08:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 60
Views: 18456

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

kingpin wrote:ImageUntitled by rlopez2011, on Flickr

Thanks for the photo! Can't wait to see this thing rise...
by undefinedprocess
27 Apr 2021 12:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1170
Views: 571050

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

CHRISTUS Health has registered their New HQ with the State. Project is valued at $107 million. https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/ On the same note, BOKA Powell has updated their website showing this project. It will be 15 stories with a 10 story parking garage. Lots of new photos on the site. ...
by undefinedprocess
27 Apr 2021 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 44
Views: 20436

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Warrior2020 wrote:Any update on this one.

Spent some time digging around and couldn't find anything myself (although I'm no expert). Maybe someone else knows something...

Bump.
by undefinedprocess
27 Apr 2021 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 131
Views: 79919

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

There was one indeed ^. And, another even much older. I can check the ol' archives. Also, ***Elan City Lights update*** : https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2021013959 So based on that link, looks like repair work will begin in July, continuing until the end of 2022? Surprised the w...
by undefinedprocess
23 Apr 2021 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 609
Views: 298884

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Tnexster wrote:^Nice pics, the view at night looks kinda cool on the webcam. Maybe will get some night pics from one of our photographers soon.

I'll see if I can help with that...
by undefinedprocess
23 Apr 2021 11:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Ferris Misc. Developments
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Ferris Misc. Developments

Ugh, we need the housing but this sprawl...
by undefinedprocess
15 Apr 2021 13:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 98
Views: 21881

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2021/04/15/planos-legacy-west-is-sprouting-luxury-shops/ This is a big one— now Louis Vuitton is leaving Willow Bend. One of the biggest draws to the mall since Apple, and possibly the reason why any stores are even left in Willow Bend. I’m starting to get...
by undefinedprocess
15 Apr 2021 13:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 383
Views: 196753

Re: Legacy West

It's a shame there wasn't more vision in this area initially. You have Legacy West, Shops at Legacy, and Granite Park all reasonably close to each other, but all feel so isolated and separate. I get that they are not all the same developers, but it is still wild to me how hard it is to walk from Th...
by undefinedprocess
15 Apr 2021 09:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 383
Views: 196753

Re: Legacy West

Were the deck park plans abandoned? I hadn't heard anything so I just assumed it was going to happen eventually. Well, this is better than it was before that's for sure. The Legacy developments are so inward facing that it will be difficult to glue them together without a deck park. I don't see why...
by undefinedprocess
14 Apr 2021 16:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 383
Views: 196753

Re: Legacy West

Some sort of pedestrian "improvements" underway along Legacy Dr over DNT. This is great and all, but I still think the deck park would be huge for the area, and the better long-term play (don't yell at me about its feasibility). Also, sorry for the bad photo. Know it's somewhat difficult t...
by undefinedprocess
14 Apr 2021 16:41
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin ring roads
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Austin ring roads

Sure, thanks for asking. I can be clearer. I meant that they have opted for curb appeal price strategy, not for a wildland-urban interface strategy that could resist a destructive firestorm. Tuscany looks great architecturally but doesn’t have the same extreme climate and flora the American Southwe...
by undefinedprocess
14 Apr 2021 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 25
Views: 6427

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. 100%. Would be a great spot for a little park/pond, with a decent apartment tower fronting it. Think there's so much untapped...
by undefinedprocess
14 Apr 2021 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 637
Views: 342867

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

So I've toured this property now, but even the people working The Residences portion are unsure of an observation deck. Anyone know if there will actually be a public observation deck still? Or have the 49th and 50th story restaurants turned into the "observation decks?" Really would love ...
by undefinedprocess
14 Apr 2021 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 55
Views: 21008

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

Warrior2020 wrote:Did this officially start construction?

Don't believe so, but not certain. I'd suspect if it did, this thread would be flooded with messages, so I'm gonna stick with a "no" lol
by undefinedprocess
14 Apr 2021 16:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 60
Views: 18456

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

So happy this is actually happening. Don't hate it like some, but don't completely love the design, just like many others. However, this will be huge for the Design District, and I can't wait to see more cranes going up following this. Really hope this is a catalyst.
by undefinedprocess
11 Apr 2021 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 523
Views: 276555

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Figured I’d drop some photos I shot of the property recently. I forgot to take a photo of it, but one of the Flora Lofts units (a 2-story unit in particular) has a terrace that’s roughly 1,800 sqft. It’s massive, and is definitely a highlight of the entire property (for whoever has the money to live...
by undefinedprocess
09 Apr 2021 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 25
Views: 6427

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

Imagine if they got rid of some of those surface lots...
This should be great though, love seeing interest & progress in this area.
by undefinedprocess
06 Apr 2021 15:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 67
Views: 24524

Re: Plano: misc. developments

I can't see the DMN article, but is this in reference to the land near Fry's? Yes, it involves demolishing Fry's and building two 5-6 story buildings on the old footprint. Since Plano has so little land left for new development (and they've limited what can be done with it), redevelopment, especial...
by undefinedprocess
06 Apr 2021 09:22
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Granite Park
Replies: 14
Views: 10503

Re: Plano: Granite Park

Ground floor restaurants, upper floors for residential, and nice "outdoor" space in The Boardwalk itself... Mary Billingsly said (or one of her employees) in one of her re-zoning requests that 2nd floor over restaurant rents at a big discount in Plano so far due to the noise/smells/etc, s...
by undefinedprocess
06 Apr 2021 09:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 67
Views: 24524

Re: Plano: misc. developments

Underwhelming? It's currently a long failed big box store with a giant parking lot, and the P&Z group recommends denial, based on the 'potential' of the lot. LOL, what potential? The lot behind it is empty and has always been even though the city has grown everywhere else. Even The Range ran aw...
by undefinedprocess
05 Apr 2021 15:12
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin ring roads
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Austin ring roads

Is US 281 at Marble Falls the only bridge across the Colorado River between four-lane RM 620 at Mansfield Dam (322 miles from the river mouth) and two-lane FM 1431 (400 miles from the river mouth)? A lot of the western exurbs are already built out California-style -- hoping for no rampaging wildlan...
by undefinedprocess
05 Apr 2021 15:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 257
Views: 160186

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

So not a single unit sold in Q1'21. Anyone knowledgeable know if the sales team was expecting this pace? Actually toured the property a couple of weeks ago. To put it in a nutshell, they're not surprised, but weren't totally expecting it. With units starting at $2M, not surprising. Also, one person...
by undefinedprocess
05 Apr 2021 14:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Granite Park
Replies: 14
Views: 10503

Re: Plano: Granite Park

Bumping this for casual conversation about the area. With office demand shrinking (I know that's a blanket statement and doesn't hold true for every market), I'd love to see some residential go in at Granite Park. You have LVL29 & Windrose Tower across DNT in Legacy West. Just south in the Shops...
by undefinedprocess
05 Apr 2021 12:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: CityLine
Replies: 38
Views: 17323

Re: Richardson: CityLine

More homes are in the works for Richardson’s CityLine project Roughly 5 dozen more urban-style homes headed for CityLine. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/04/05/more-homes-in-the-works-for-richardsons-cityline-project Glad to see more residential going in here. Too bad walkabili...
by undefinedprocess
26 Mar 2021 10:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 526
Views: 250327

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Most of Austin's annexable ETJ that isn't already landlocked is between Niederwald and Manor on a bland landscape far from everything intown. Subdivisions getting built on that side of town so far compare unfavorably to Collin County. Tying that back to the thread subject -- everything is rosy for ...
by undefinedprocess
26 Mar 2021 10:42
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 87
Views: 51351

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Can't wait to see the skyline from Reunion in 10 or so years...
by undefinedprocess
26 Mar 2021 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 39
Views: 16698

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

Good to see this going. Hopefully serves as a model to other potential developments in the future.
by undefinedprocess
26 Mar 2021 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 150
Views: 90569

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Yeah, please no more fast food. Only fast food in any and all of downtown should be ground floor space in other buildings (but not on Ross lol)
by undefinedprocess
25 Mar 2021 11:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 42
Views: 27465

Re: Frisco: The Star

Wish these were taller... Meh. Already called them out on IG (because it makes me feel like I'm doing something). Guess I"m a DJW (development justice warrior) ... I'm going to start using that. :P I'll take 10% royalties on all uses, thanks :) All joking aside, I really hope they do something...
by undefinedprocess
24 Mar 2021 16:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 42
Views: 27465

Re: Frisco: The Star

Wish these were taller... Meh. Already called them out on IG (because it makes me feel like I'm doing something). Guess I"m a DJW (development justice warrior)...
by undefinedprocess
19 Mar 2021 22:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 856
Views: 409711

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

dd_dweller wrote:It looks like the Westdale (think its Westdale) project across from the Epic on Elm started back up. Looking forward to the progress of this project.

What’s that project supposed to be?
by undefinedprocess
17 Mar 2021 09:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 446
Views: 207297

Re: DART D2 Subway

I haven't followed the *dramatic saga of DART D2* as closely as many, so from my limited knowledge on the topic... This basically means it's dead in the water for now, right?
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 250
Views: 111942

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I can see that spot from my office. I haven’t seen any real work being done at all. They did briefly haul away part of the dirt mountain. They are turning dirt on the ZOM apartment project across from the Galleria. Ah, gotcha. And yeah, I knew the ZOM project was still underway, but as far as the m...
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DDI Annual Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: DDI Annual Meeting

NewPark is an ambitious and exciting proposal, but they lose a little credibility when they say things like: "Any company thinking of moving to this region thinks of downtown Dallas first." If there is any truth to that, AT ALL, they apparently don't think much of downtown because few of ...
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: It's up & running! - DFWU Discord
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: YOU need to join! - DFWU Discord Server

Bumping this. There have been way too many of you that've viewed this post who haven't joined the Discord server. JOIN damnit, I'm lonely in there.
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 250
Views: 111942

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I was doing some pixel peeper level analysis of the KDC Park Heritage webcam (looking straight at AMC), and it seems like some dirt has been moved around post-winter storm... I know I'm probably reading into things way too deeply, but what do y'all think? That's the most activity that I've seen on t...
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 52
Views: 12500

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

Also, shameless plug to both of you (Tnexster & Tivo_Kenevil), are y'all in the DFWU Discord yet? If not, you need to join.
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 10:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 52
Views: 12500

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

I wish Dallas would go big in downtown with something not unlike Wilshire Grand in LA. Be great fun to have the tallest tower in Texas sitting downtown. Seriously. Wilshire Grand/ATX Fairmont on steroids (obviously with a twist), but I'd love to see a supertall with a spire (plus that 890 foot prop...
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DDI Annual Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: DDI Annual Meeting

The 508 Young project is a disgrace! what they plan to do to the front of building and turn into a drive through is ridiculous. The Rock of truth won't be what ppl first see when the approach the building..but rather a valet service. So sad. George Dahl would be livid. This city doesn't know how to...
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 365
Views: 180068

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

If thats 300 Pearl on the 2nd picture, then the other two towers are maybe 50 stories tall? :shock: Woulda been great if they had the rest of downtown in their model to get a good grasp on the big impact these builds could have on the skyline. Either way, exciting. :D I saw those while watching the...
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 10:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 52
Views: 12500

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

Just dropping in to bump this up a bit. Been dreaming about an 800 footer overlooking Carpenter & the EQ (as well as Deep Ellum in the opposite direction).

Dream with me for a second y'all... In an IDEAL world, what style of architecture would you like to see on a tower of that size here?
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 95
Views: 29750

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

Anyone have some info on this? We're nearing the end of Q1 2021, and haven't heard anything for awhile so... This thing scrapped, or do y'all still have faith?
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 365
Views: 180068

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

eq10.JPG eq9.JPG Both towers are sitting on what are currently empty lots. If thats 300 Pearl on the 2nd picture, then the other two towers are maybe 50 stories tall? :shock: Woulda been great if they had the rest of downtown in their model to get a good grasp on the big impact these builds could h...
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DDI Annual Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: DDI Annual Meeting

I didn't know convention center expansion is back on the table. Developing Lot 206/Helipad with a welcoming, front door aesthetic will do wonders for the neighborhood; oriented toward the HSR Station, the butt end of the convention center becomes a major mixed use, LRT access point for the region. ...
by undefinedprocess
05 Mar 2021 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 660
Views: 327276

Re: Oak Lawn

The Zoning commission did not approve this last night mainly due to input from the anti urban anti density anti growth Oak Lawn Committee. They approved a giant project along McKinney Ave. similar in size that butts directly into a historic area but did not approve this. Very frustrating. https://w...
by undefinedprocess
03 Mar 2021 11:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 39
Views: 21470

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

So do y'al think that Hyatt joining the project means this is less of a pipe dream, or actually makes it less of one?

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