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by Ace
22 Jan 2021 08:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 206
Views: 109435

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I see the recent decimation of luxury retail in downtown Dallas a punch in the gut for retail in general in that area. That should raise the level of prime in Uptown, Turtle Creek, and Knox Park. The Intersection of McKinney and Lemmon Avenue just can't be beat. However, they did build all those tow...
by Ace
09 Jan 2021 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Cole Park Place Condos (3923 Cole Ave) (3 ST) - Completed 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 6666

Re: Uptown: Cole Park Place Condos (3923 Cole Ave) (3 ST) - Completed 2018

I'm a Realtor and I work with 2 different investor/developers and they want to do more of these in Dallas, but the market hasn't really shaped up for them in Dallas in a larger scale. It is something that takes most new developers to town aback when they assess the market here and see this. It is c...
by Ace
18 Dec 2020 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 238
Views: 104594

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Figure two large companies relocating to this development would work to fill it up. Potential for that happening during this time of political crisis is through the roof right now. Locating next to the existing Galleria Dallas is a huge plus. I also see increased potential for the now defunct five ...
by Ace
15 Dec 2020 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 238
Views: 104594

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Figure two large companies relocating to this development would work to fill it up. Potential for that happening during this time of political crisis is through the roof right now. Locating next to the existing Galleria Dallas is a huge plus. I also see increased potential for the now defunct five b...
by Ace
14 Dec 2020 15:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 509
Views: 236225

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Why are these relocations to Austin great news for Dallas-Fort Worth? From a distance, the two areas appear to be one in the same. There is a growing symbiosis between Austin and Dallas - Fort Worth just as a symbiotic relationship exists pertaining to the aerospace industry in both Fort Worth and W...
by Ace
09 Nov 2020 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 79903

Re: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District

Everytime that this debate restarts, it's learned nothing from the previous rounds. Comparing West Plano Frisco Prosper Celina to the CBD has all the merits of comparing Los Angeles and Orange County to San Francisco. All of Tarrant County, despite the dirt turned at Alliance, Westlake, Southlake, ...
by Ace
08 Nov 2020 20:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 79903

Re: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District

Say whatever you want about this project good or bad, but this project(at full buildout) will expand the the ever growing Dallas skyline in a big way. Yea the creativity may not be there with cookie cutter buildings but I believe this project will be the start of a transformative time for Dallas IM...
by Ace
08 Nov 2020 20:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 61
Views: 13118

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

You could put up a building shaped like a teapot and it would still do great because of its vicinity to The Crescent. Ground zero. Ms. HUNT was no slouch. She was just another great among a very long list of legacy figures in Dallas Real estate. Second only to Chicago. Dallas is surely a wonderland ...
by Ace
08 Nov 2020 19:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 79903

Re: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District

Ms. Hunt of Crescent fame was a genius along with many more such greats in Dallas real estate history. She once said that, as she saw it, the Turtle Creek area was "downtown" for high-rise living. Meanwhile, downtown Dallas was downtown for office space. So, she looked for the vacuum betwe...
by Ace
27 Oct 2020 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 65514

Re: West Dallas Developments

I can ride a bike to VP or uptown in less than 10 mins from west Dallas. Trinity Groves, the pedestrian bridge, sylvan 30, bishop arts are all packed on weekend. I hope your optimism is correct. I think the success in both West Dallas and North Oak Cliff are achievements that Dallas can be proud. I...
by Ace
27 Oct 2020 14:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 79903

Re: Dallas Smart District

Would love to see this part of Downtown activated. Never happen. Downtown is located too far away from the bubble that includes the Park Cities, Knox Park, Turtle Creek, and Uptown. Too risky! Downtown has been a shrinking office market for over thirtyfive years. Dallas has an incredible amount of ...
by Ace
26 Oct 2020 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 65514

Re: West Dallas Developments

First off, the incredible aspect of Uptown especially the area in and around the Crescent is in how it has expanded during booming times. West Dallas is located too far from Uptown. Even places like The Dallas Arts District and Henderson Avenue could dry up like the desert. We are talking about a se...
by Ace
26 Oct 2020 12:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 79903

Re: Dallas Smart District

Would love to see this part of Downtown activated. Never happen. Downtown is located too far away from the bubble that includes the Park Cities, Knox Park, Turtle Creek, and Uptown. Too risky! Downtown has been a shrinking office market for over thirtyfive years. Dallas has an incredible amount of ...
by Ace
05 Oct 2020 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 241
Views: 135842

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

The way they're doing the Henderson reconstruction is pretty dumb. There are spots where they've rebuilt the sidewalks as many as three times now. They should have started by rebuilding the roadway and then built the sidewalks and cosmetic stuff. Oh well, at least the project's wrapping up soon. I ...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 17:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas

Totally agree with tamtagon. Blaming civil rights movements on completely-unrelated causes is not something invented in this latest iteration of strife. People were accusing MLK and the like of being covert actors for the Communists. First off, I don't think you appreciate the difference between th...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 16:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas

As someone who left downtown about six years ago for the suburbs (the only reason being housing costs), I'm really puzzled to what you guys are talking about. I still visit downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum, Victory Park (worked there till about a year ago) Farmers Market etc. on a regular basis. I was j...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 16:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas

If the protests were violent and out of control downtown, we'd be hearing and seeing about it somewhere. The truth is, it is not happening. On this thread alone, I have seen society's ills blamed on: - the concept of "defunding the police" - the killing of 5 Dallas police officers by a lo...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 16:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas

The reason for this isn't the pandemic, but the more recent political agenda to defund police agencies. When discussing this issue with others, the conversations invariably lead back to downtown Dallas and the assassination of five police officers that happened there. In my opinion, this POV is sti...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 15:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas

I agree that there's been damage to the standing or "reputation" of Central Dallas, but the fires were set well before COVID or BLM. At the start of this decade, there were some green shoots of progress as more residential and hotel development came to the Downtown core, and things like K...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 12:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas

For that matter I would worry if Uptown is the one that starts to see people leaving and I mean office space not a few rich socialites leaving their condos at the Ritz as a indicator of a larger problem. If uptown sees serious dips in office occupancy and lack of new interest then we have a big pro...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 12:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas

Plano and Las Colinas have had that advantage for years and Downtown is still a small player and will be until more ancillary development happens around the CBD. The CBD needs all the boats around it to be floating not just Uptown. The CBD is on the barely breathing edge of office investment in DFW...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 11:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Damage Done Pertaining to Central Dallas

I stepped on a thread in order to bring up this issue and didn't mean to. You know, figure development in the future is going to shrink towards the bubble made up by the Park Cities, Uptown, Turtle Creek, and Knox Park. The reason for this isn't the pandemic, but the more recent political agenda to ...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 605
Views: 282850

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

flyswatter wrote:Don't feed the troll.


Sorry, I will repost this point of view in the urban issue category.
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 605
Views: 282850

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Oof, while I appreciate open discussion of issues, I think we should save any talk of a war on police for another thread in this forum. Ironic that that subject would be broached on the Knights of Pythias thread, a building which was once a cornerstone of the African American community in Dallas. T...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 605
Views: 282850

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Why relocate a company from Minneapolis or Chicago to central Dallas when it might be even worse? Uh....Pretty sure Minneapolis and Chicago police have it more rough than Dallas Police. Not every company wants a suburban location simple as that. And going forward I think lots of companies realize W...
by Ace
01 Oct 2020 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 605
Views: 282850

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Reading the many threads in this section of the forum, I am amazed. The focus shouldn't be on the pandemic, but on the advent of the war waged on the police which got its start in downtown Dallas beginning with the assassination of five police officers. Why relocate a company from Minneapolis or Chi...

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