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by undefinedprocess
11 Jun 2021 10:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Northern Suburbs: Parks, Trails, + Misc. Infrastructure
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Northern Suburbs: Parks, Trails, + Misc. Infrastructure

Great news! I really do feel like it's only a matter of time before more companies come back and also end up back in Dallas too. I know are number of people were careless when riding these, but I really felt like they were generally a positive for our city. I felt like if a destination was close en...
by undefinedprocess
11 Jun 2021 10:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 121
Views: 60156

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

potatocoins wrote::shock: Why are people climbing over the edge?? Ugh..

Ugh is right. This going to get closed again so quick. I'm a photographer so I care way more about "the shot" than many people, but nah... You'd never catch me doing this. Someone going to play around and fall.
by undefinedprocess
10 Jun 2021 10:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 554
Views: 262594

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Integrity Marketing Group relocates its HQ from Cypress Waters to Fountain Place in downtown, leasing 100,000 sqft. and planning on bringing 300 to 400 employees with them. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/06/10/major-employer-trades-office-in-cypress-waters-for-a-new-hq-in-downt...
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 13:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum : The Willow - 3800 Willow Street
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Deep Ellum: The Willow- 3800 Willow Street

Eight stories, nice. Good addition for that immediate area. Hypothetically speaking, those views will be insane. Reunion, The Stack (mural side woo), The Epic, all the way north to Cityplace Tower. Judging from Google Earth, it looks like Reunion Tower will be blocked by the Novel Apts, and possibl...
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Northern Suburbs: Parks, Trails, + Misc. Infrastructure
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Northern Suburbs: Parks, Trails, + Misc. Infrastructure

Didn't know where to put this but wanted to share this and start the conversation related to it. Bird scooters are now (back?) in Plano. Not too sure if Lime ever left, can't remember. Regardless, glad to see more scooters, however it makes me sad they're still gone from Dallas... Sigh. https://comm...
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 56
Views: 28538

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Pretty cool smaller scale project in Fort Worth's medical district. Going to just paste my personal notes here so forgive me if it's terrible formatting or "a lot," but hey, should prevent y'all from having to go to the DMN article/get past the paywall. Anyways, this is cool. Would love to...
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 67
Views: 39606

Re: Cypress Waters

New 6-story, 300,000 sqft. office building coming to Cypress Waters courtesy of Billingsley. Construction potentially starting in October. This is one of three potential buildings to be surrounding a park in this "complex." Located close to The Sound. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/re...
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:18
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 123
Views: 69401

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

Y'all make sure to comment and provide feedback. June 8th to June 23rd. Gets rid of weird ramps near fair park and adds a trench. The rest is a mix of elevated, street level, and trench. Virtual Public Meeting for I-30 East Corridor Project in Dallas County The proposed improvements to I-30 between...
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 193
Views: 82861

Re: The Link at Uptown

Nice photos, Guys! I really love how this tower turned out. Agreed. I can't wait to see what it looks like at night once they flip on the LEDs. Curious to see if they'll ever be multicolored or just remain white like the renders. Also, seeing this complete gives me hope for the Field Street Distric...
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 127
Views: 53420

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

THRILLHO wrote:Thanks for the pics kingpin. I'm excited to see this when the scaffolding comes down.

Agreed, really want to see what this thing looks like once the facade starts going up.

Anyone happen to know if they've topped out already?

Edit: Dumb question, they've topped out. Crane is down.
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 85
Views: 18894

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

RodB wrote:What happened to Harwood District: No.11, across from the AAC?

According to Harwood's website, it's "boutique hotel, coming soon."

"Soon." Define "soon" using the Harwood International Dictionary, please.
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza
Replies: 14
Views: 6353

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Mint Dentistry so extra w everything. Lol

I was trying to be civil and just share the news but yeah, gtfo here with this Mint. They're the most stereotypically Dallas dentist there is... No words. (facepalm)
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum : The Willow - 3800 Willow Street
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Deep Ellum: The Willow- 3800 Willow Street

Eight stories, nice. Good addition for that immediate area. Hypothetically speaking, those views will be insane. Reunion, The Stack (mural side woo), The Epic, all the way north to Cityplace Tower.
by undefinedprocess
09 Jun 2021 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 63
Views: 10558

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

How wild would it be if this rather ambitious project, out of all the rather ambitious projects, was the one that happened first? Oh that'd be 100% the most un-Dallas, wild thing to happen. But I'm ready for it to happen. All 830 feet, 82 or 83 stories (on that hotel/resi tower), and more. I've bee...
by undefinedprocess
08 Jun 2021 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 251
Views: 144812

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Having some quite residential blocks in-between multiple block of over-retailed block isn't a bad thing. Could become a major draw for more residential.... That's a good point. Currently, it's a bit too quiet/sleepy for my tastes, but once the East Quarter and Smart District area start developing m...
by undefinedprocess
07 Jun 2021 20:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 24
Views: 14536

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:So where are the buffered bike lanes? I hope dallas doesn't half ass this and actually makes a concerted effort to connect Katy trail on hi-line drive with actual cycling infrastructure. Pedestrian walkways should be for walking.

Yep, I second this.
by undefinedprocess
07 Jun 2021 20:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 648
Views: 357522

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

Roman_Patrick wrote:wow i sure wish Gables Republic Tower would light up the rocket again.. excited to see all the buildings light up at night!

I wish.
by undefinedprocess
07 Jun 2021 08:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 251
Views: 144812

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

The neighborhood is so under-retailed. Thousands of apartments and not one conventional restaurant. I think a concept that can do both lunch and dinner, like Cava or Hop Doddy, would do great here. Or someplace with a rooftop bar. And I saw that the first floor space at the Taylor Lofts went to a c...
by undefinedprocess
07 Jun 2021 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 138
Views: 69839

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I really hope the south side along mockingbird gets rebuilt soon. This area could really turn into an entirely new part of town. Agreed. Would love to see Mockingbird Central Plaza redone, as well as the surface lots just north of Mockingbird (can't tell/unsure of if those are the lots that are in ...
by undefinedprocess
07 Jun 2021 08:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 24
Views: 14536

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

Didn't know where to put this so I put it everywhere :D A complicated plan to connect Dallas’ Katy Trail to the Trinity River just got a big win A complicated, one-mile connection extending downtown Dallas’ popular Katy Trail from east of Interstate 35E to the Trinity River side on the west is gett...
by undefinedprocess
04 Jun 2021 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 273
Views: 118491

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

It's unfortunate that the stars couldn't align for Billingsley to take over this project. I'd much rather see this come to fruition than Monarch City on Allen. Me too. I'd love to see Midtown become a reality, but also unsure of if Billingsley are the best for the job... Feel like they'd make it in...
by undefinedprocess
04 Jun 2021 09:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1185
Views: 594891

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

As young as I am and as little exposure as I've had to anything Epcot related, the people movers & trains have always struck me the most. I can't believe the APT hasn't been decommissioned too, and didn't know about it for awhile, but damn is it cool. I really hope it stays around. I would love...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 13:49
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 405
Views: 183802

Re: Trinity River Park

Almost a half decade now since the Simmons gift was announced and literally nothing to show for it. Twenty years they have promised a park that was to start construction in 18-24 months. I wonder how much longer they can go on saying just wait another two years. The answer is probably forever or un...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 879
Views: 427010

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

That's actually a fantastic idea! After recently visiting the Discovery District, I was just recently thinking how great it would be to have some sort of park/plaza in Deep Ellum for people to centrally gather. This rooftop idea would serve as just that! https://www.centraltrack.com/deep-ellums-cro...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 13:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1185
Views: 594891

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It's going to be great to see some vertical construction in the Urban Center! Should be a nice project. I always find myself cheering on any sort of development in this area just for the APT, to drive more use of those cute little trains and keep them running. It's a miracle the APT wasn't decommis...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 273
Views: 118491

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Looks like Beck has been busy with other things. Definitely could be in over their heads, but it could be a combo of a bit of that, finances, and focus. "Anthem Development" is newly formed, focusing on multifamily. "Beck Realty Residential" is his new residential baby... Focus o...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 10:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 16
Views: 8873

Re: Allen: Monarch City

Monarch City DBJ Article: https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/06/03/local-developer.html East side of 75 & 121 Fairview Site DMN Article: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/09/17/billingsley-co-plans-major-mixed-use-development-on-u-s-75-in-fairview/ So Billingsley thi...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 10:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 16
Views: 8873

Re: Allen: Monarch City

I don't care how fast you drive on the tollway, their site is still farther (34 miles) from DFW airport arrivals than downtown Fort Worth is from downtown Dallas. The cheap rooftops model depends on employers following, so that the windfall from initial infrastructure subsidy can be paid for by som...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 864
Views: 437021

Re: Victory Park 3.0

You all have convince me.....Perot and Hillwood are simply clueless as to what to build in the post-pandemic 21st century. Honestly, think it was pretty much the same way before the pandemic hit. The pandemic has only exacerbated this weakness from them. I genuinely, with everyone ounce of my being...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 160
Views: 94063

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Apartments coming to Ross & Garrett, plus changes to St. Matthew's Cathedral. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/06/03/new-apartments-will-join-historic-east-dallas-cathedral/ Highlights: • Trammell Crow apartment project with 384 units spread over 2 buildings, Alexan Cathedral...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 09:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Prosper: misc. developments
Replies: 5
Views: 5587

Re: Prosper: misc. developments

New apartments coming to Prosper's "historic downtown." https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/06/01/new-apartments-on-the-way-in-prospers-old-downtown-district/ You'll never catch me in Prosper, but more apartments are definitely a good thing for them. Hopefully, the downtow...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 09:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 28
Views: 17746

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

Frisco City Council approved the 1,500 seat PAC in Hall Park as part of the redevelopment. Highlights: • A main performance hall with at least 1,250 seats • A smaller venue with at least 250 seats • A multi-story parking garage with 1,100 spaces • A five-acre park, similar to Klyde Warren Park, with...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 864
Views: 437021

Re: Victory Park 3.0

WesTexas wrote:
undefinedprocess wrote:Victory Commons Two & Three would be such a waste.


why?

Explained above.
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 09:21
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 87
Views: 35185

Re: DART: Bus system

Thanks for sharing! I barely caught the end of it, so I didn't really hear anything of value, but I'm glad to see there have been a number of updates regarding this bus system redesign lately. Here's a link to the stream from their YT channel. The link should automatically start at 9:30, but in cas...
by undefinedprocess
03 Jun 2021 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 879
Views: 427010

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Here’s a link with renderings and more info on the Good E site. https://theretailconnection.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Dallas-TX-Good-E-Block-Redevelopment_6.1.20.pdf Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like the rooftop of Good E would be a perfect place for some outdoor, rooftop public spa...
by undefinedprocess
02 Jun 2021 11:02
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 87
Views: 35185

Re: DART: Bus system

DART is live now discussing the DARTzoom bus system redesign.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8biABGfQBPY
by undefinedprocess
02 Jun 2021 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 390
Views: 157167

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

You must be referring to the one I mistook as original plans for the building. All images posted were found doing Google pic searching for 345 California Center. The building is familiar to me since I live just two blocks away and the two flag towers and the horizontal bridges at the top between th...
by undefinedprocess
02 Jun 2021 10:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 16
Views: 8873

Re: Allen: Monarch City

Developer Billingsley lands huge Allen development site https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/06/01/developer-billingsley-lands-huge-allen-development-site/ One of North Texas’ best-known and most successful developers has landed what has to be the prime development site along U.S. H...
by undefinedprocess
28 May 2021 09:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 384
Views: 204611

Re: Legacy West

Anyone have $450M laying around? Can we crowdfund it through the forum? I'd like to make a purchase.

Former JCPenney headquarters listed for $450M, DMN reports
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/05/27/jcpenney-hq.html
by undefinedprocess
27 May 2021 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 230
Views: 123869

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Wonderful! Can't wait to see this one break ground, it'll be such a huge improvement to the area. Agreed, the addition of 800 units will be insane. Fully leased/occupied, that's what, probably an additional 900-1,000 people living in the area? Plus, the grocery access, as well as the traffic it'll ...
by undefinedprocess
27 May 2021 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 273
Views: 118491

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I'm over this project. I'm tired of the ups and downs of it. It's been nearly 8 years or so and it has been nothing but back and forth. Was really looking forward to this. No really exciting projects anymore nowadays they just never can seem to happen here until decades after announced smh Right th...
by undefinedprocess
27 May 2021 00:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 145
Views: 57237

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

That blank wall is still absolutely hideous, but hopeful that someday soon, something will go up on it. Anyways, first tenant announced, and it's Hines... https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/05/26/the-stack-deep-ellum.html? Am I wrong to think that when the developer moves into its own bui...
by undefinedprocess
26 May 2021 22:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 273
Views: 118491

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Soooo did anybody listen/attend to get our questions answered? I’m losing faith day by day Been meaning to ask this too. My question to everyone is regarding the scope of the project/“sub-projects” within Midtown, specifically KDC’s Park Heritage. Midtown’s future as a whole is very uncertain, but ...
by undefinedprocess
26 May 2021 22:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 145
Views: 57237

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

I actually don't mind the blank wall. In fact, I kinda like its raw and light contrast. It's not terrible. The windows give it an aesthetic break compared to a blank wall of concrete. Okay, yeah, I definitely went too far with my words because I don’t hate it as much as many people, and in a weird ...
by undefinedprocess
26 May 2021 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 109
Views: 32486

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

rickbansal wrote:Anyone know how tall it will be?

I’m lazy currently so not going to try and search for an exact number, but I’ll say this… Brochure mentioned the 22nd floor terrace was “300 feet above street level.” Add another 9 floors on top of that, plus the tiny box/crown, and I’d say it’s at least 400.
by undefinedprocess
26 May 2021 10:36
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 405
Views: 183802

Re: Trinity River Park

Few more questions, so please forgive me for being very uninformed. Shocked I didn't know about this project and now I'm just sad that it hasn't happened yet, and nobody's sure if it will happen... No Problem, I’m sure as you absorb all the information, you will do the same for others. All of these...
by undefinedprocess
26 May 2021 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 145
Views: 57237

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

That blank wall is still absolutely hideous, but hopeful that someday soon, something will go up on it. Anyways, first tenant announced, and it's Hines...
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/05/26/the-stack-deep-ellum.html?
by undefinedprocess
26 May 2021 09:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: CityLine
Replies: 42
Views: 18607

Re: Richardson: CityLine

Yet another office building proposed (and waiting for tenant) in CityLine. CommunityImpact - Office development The Exchange planned for CityLine in Richardson https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/richardson/impacts/2021/05/24/office-development-the-exchange-planned-for-cityline-in-richards...
by undefinedprocess
26 May 2021 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 109
Views: 32486

Re: KDC & Miyama | Parkside Uptown at KWP

Wonder if this means the second tower (which I realize was a phase 2 of sorts to begin with) is scrapped. I actually liked the original design more, particularly due to the crown. Sigh. Anyways, yes, still way better than Hillwood's gateway icon super max ultra deluxe e x t r a o r d i n a i r e . H...

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