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by quixomniac
23 Jun 2020 21:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Bonton Village @Lake Highlands (12000 Greenville)
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Bonton Village @Lake Highlands (12000 Greenville)

Nice catch!
Its for the homeless? Austin has a similar thing going on. Called Community First! run by Mobile Loaves and Fish. Hopefully it works out well for the area.
by quixomniac
19 Jun 2020 15:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 283
Views: 99854

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

Not to mention that whatever they build is highly visible from arguably the most visited pedestrian spot in Dallas. Their old tower made a statement. This one needs some work.
by quixomniac
18 Jun 2020 18:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 51
Views: 24061

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

The whole reason the Boring Co.'s tunnels are cheaper is the fact that they don't have to be designed to accommodate specialized electrical equipment or meet the relatively more precise tolerances for rail. Battery-powered rubber-tired vehicles don't need much besides the tunnel bore and a reasonab...
by quixomniac
04 Jun 2020 17:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 68
Views: 18639

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Phase one plans will turn the historic 1940s Dallas Morning News building, designed by architect George Dahl, into a 130-room boutique hotel with 250 apartments on top, a 2,000-2,500-seat concert facility in the former press room, and 12-15 bars and restaurants along the street. Washburne hopes to ...
by quixomniac
01 Jun 2020 16:34
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345

D Magazine tells us that the Citymap study says that if we do nothing with I-345, congestion increases by 272,500 hours but that if we tear down I-345 congestion magically only increases 163,000 hours. As they petulantly tell us, perhaps they should "have a look" at the study. Their repor...
by quixomniac
29 May 2020 19:47
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345

Southern Dallas residents need I-345. Why is a wealthy consortium trying to tear it down? https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/29/southern-dallas-residents-need-i-345-why-is-a-wealthy-consortium-trying-to-tear-it-down/ Didnt know that Dmagazine CEO was the one who founded the group...
by quixomniac
28 May 2020 21:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7813

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

Was it phase 2 of carpenter park that they were voting for? or all of it? Because It doesnt make sense why TxDOT needs to be involved since only phase 2 is under the highway.
by quixomniac
27 May 2020 16:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 134
Views: 53421

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Hopefully during the delay, they reconsider this building. The way it is designed relative to its placement is obstructive IMO. if they were going to put anything that big anywhere, it should have been at the opposite end of the park near the opera house. Ideally it should have been part of one of t...
by quixomniac
05 May 2020 19:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 203067

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uh oh. Looks like they still plan on finishing the building though. So at least there's that. :D Uber wants two-year extension from Dallas on its Deep Ellum incentives Uber Technologies is asking Dallas for a two-year extension on economic incentives approved for the tech giant’s planned corporate h...
by quixomniac
30 Apr 2020 17:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7813

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

So the basketball and skate park will be in a later phase ? Looks like it. According to the article: its a small triangular portion underneath the highway, its in the first picture, upper right. Should phase two of the park’s expansion be approved by the city in the coming years, the park will expa...
by quixomniac
30 Apr 2020 01:30
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7813

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

Hadn't seen this update elsewhere. Figured itd fit here. First Look: The Redesign of Downtown Dallas’ Carpenter Park ...A new green space in Dallas’ urban core is expected to spark more development in Deep Ellum, a neighborhood that has emerged in recent months as an office, residential, and retail ...
by quixomniac
22 Apr 2020 23:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 388
Views: 186673

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

tamtagon wrote:^Belo mansion should be morphed into a museum of modern art.

Yes!. A retrofit. Like how IM PEI put the louve pyramid amidst the older Louvre buildings.
Or somehow keep the shell of the mansion and build underground.
by quixomniac
11 Apr 2020 23:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 203067

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Hannibal Lecter wrote:It's been lit up for months.


I guess I've only driven by it during the day and never noticed.
Regardless, the lack of symmetry bugs me. I was hoping theyd light up the other concrete column to.
by quixomniac
10 Apr 2020 23:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 203067

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Dont know if anyone posted this. But it looks like theyre slapping some LED's on it.
by quixomniac
26 Mar 2020 17:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 740
Views: 284177

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Punch Bowl Social Closes In these hard COVID-19 times, closures of bars and restaurants around Dallas are coming fast and furious. But this closure has its own sad tale: Punch Bowl Social, the restaurant and game chain that opened in Deep Ellum in June 2019, has shuttered possibly not just on a tem...
by quixomniac
26 Mar 2020 03:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 386
Views: 146639

Re: DFW Economy

Looks like its starting. Headington Companies Lays Off Hundreds of Employees Across Its Dallas Operations In shuttering more than a dozen concepts, billionaire Tim Headington’s company reduces its staff, from fitness instructors at Vital to bartenders at Midnight Rambler. https://www.dmagazine.com/f...
by quixomniac
26 Feb 2020 18:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 125481

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Wouldn’t it be cool if somehow the developer could incorporate this Learning Tower of Dallas Into it’s development. Well it would draw more tourists to it and mean more business. LOL That would be ideal, an intentional leaning tower incorporate into the design. Great tourist attraction. Would it be...
by quixomniac
20 Feb 2020 20:34
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 177938

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

THRILLHO wrote:
Tnexster wrote:Once one of these things is operational, people will be like....we need more of these. Planes suck!

This is the dream. I want to take these everywhere!
That might put buc-ee's out of business though. :lol:


This might motivate Buc-ee's build them right next to the stations!!!
by quixomniac
06 Feb 2020 20:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 168863

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

DMN Buries the Lead on Uber’s Hiring Failures Last fall, on the heels of the announcement, Uber projected it would have 400 people in Dallas by the start of 2020. It has about 150. Rest assured that a spokesperson says this has nothing to do with finances. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2020...
by quixomniac
06 Feb 2020 00:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 168863

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The burbs here aren't "cheap" when compared to land in the south /West Texas. The Giga Factory is huge keep in mind. Perhaps, it could work in South Dallas or Southern Dallas County... Secondly, Elon is interested in Space Exploration and lowering cost for cars. A factory near a border to...
by quixomniac
05 Feb 2020 21:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 168863

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It'll be in West or south Texas. Definitely won't be in a large metro. Any insight behind this statement? My observation is that theyve learned their lesson from the first Giga factory. Its harder to hire people, low housing availability, overwhelms infrastructure. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth...
by quixomniac
05 Feb 2020 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 349571

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

the original article says 150-300K feet. I know the Stack is at 200K feet, anyone else know what other properties are within this scope? Given how tech companies like to agglomerate, it wouldnt be surprising if they picked Deep Ellum. That being said, a few "hundred" workers doesnt seem li...
by quixomniac
04 Feb 2020 22:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 349571

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Oh boy. Here we go again. https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/is-amazon-pursuing-an-office-in-dfw-that-could-employ-hundreds/287-805800c8-022e-4073-8d59-d73dafcf29b3?fbclid=IwAR2NCDdytZi5Um4PraEwLHUweo0b5ld87Amp8HXpUuO-kxcAOJr5XerAmU4 According to sources familiar with the matter, the online ret...
by quixomniac
03 Feb 2020 17:44
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 359
Views: 136356

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I still think DART's big mistake was not making the GoPass Tap cards a touch on/touch off system and going to zone-based fares (since, as many here have noted, the rail system is effectively Commuter Rail running LRT stock). The app is good and all, but basically everyone who uses it just keeps an ...
by quixomniac
31 Jan 2020 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 740
Views: 284177

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

New residential tower would join Deep Ellum historic building https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/08/new-residential-tower-would-join-deep-ellum-historic-building/ Update with renderings. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/31/first-look-next-deep-ellum-high-...
by quixomniac
28 Jan 2020 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 104
Views: 30119

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Well it seems the Galleria has already been working on renovation plans. Mega mall makeover: Plans show ideas for Galleria Dallas redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/28/mega-mall-makeover-plans-show-ideas-for-galleria-dallas-redo/ Looks like they also want to make the ice r...
by quixomniac
28 Jan 2020 16:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 304
Views: 113354

Re: Trinity River Park

Better to use a tractor with a disc or seed drill to cover a larger area. That was successful in an area a couple hundred yards from the Commerce Street Viaduct Overlook around 10 years ago. Any information on that event? It looks like Richardson's costs $1000 per acre and they do about 100 acres. ...
by quixomniac
24 Jan 2020 20:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 107
Views: 44747

Re: Fair Park

Didn't see anyone post this, but it looks interesting. Museum of Texas Art. Makes perfect sense for the state fair of TEXAS to have. They might as well combine with the african american museum of art. https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/2020/01/24/now-its-an-empty-building-in-f...
by quixomniac
24 Jan 2020 20:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 12671

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

I concur with the above posts that street interaction is limited facing the park because of the giant wall all along the length of the property. wall_park.PNG But Miyama mentions about adding to the skyline. I dont think its tall enough nor distinctive enough for that. It's basically a stack of boxe...
by quixomniac
24 Jan 2020 19:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 304
Views: 113354

Re: Trinity River Park

At this point just have a bunch of Drones fly over between the two bridges and dump wildflower seeds in the entire basin. At least it would be pretty and some great photo opps until something can get going. Haha thats actually a great idea, Im sure it wouldnt even cost that much. I'd counter it sho...
by quixomniac
23 Jan 2020 19:13
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 137114

Re: Silver Line

Why would the Green line be a negative for Deep Ellum this seems so contrary to other urban cities where they would want transit. Not sure I understand. Even Los Angeles of all places is adding more rail and stations why would Dallas not want more instead of less transit. Its not so much the statio...
by quixomniac
23 Jan 2020 01:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 740
Views: 284177

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I know parking is a big complaint, but there never really seems to be any shortage of people in Deep Ellum. Has the lack of parking really been detrimental to the area? Its not impossible, but inconvenient. The shortage of clearly identifieable parking, dealing with parking attendants that are impo...
by quixomniac
22 Jan 2020 19:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 740
Views: 284177

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep Ellum stakeholders share thoughts on incoming office projects https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/01/21/deep-ellum-stakeholders-share-thoughts-on-incoming.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline In December, Westdale President and CEO Joe Beard told the Dallas Business Journal that not only...
by quixomniac
22 Jan 2020 18:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 137114

Re: Silver Line

Someone else posted this link on the D2 page, But there's some bits about the Silver line. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dart-plans-for-new-dallas-subway-to-city-council/2296017/ At the same time DART is moving forward with the $1.2 billion Silver Line, formerly known as the Cotton Belt Line, fo...
by quixomniac
22 Jan 2020 18:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 168863

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

That doesn't mean that DFW doesn't need app-based solutions to different problems, but that they would be so different they aren't going to be developed in a place like SF but rather a place more like DFW if they are developed at all. I think Dallas, among other cities, countries, have missed this ...
by quixomniac
21 Jan 2020 17:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 168863

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Too bad we can't START the businesses here. That's the flip side to this situation. The relocations won't last forever and if they do the competition will get stiffer to land them. https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewdepietro/2019/11/13/best-worst-states-entrepreneurs-2020/#12410f1546a6 Here are the...
by quixomniac
17 Jan 2020 19:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 284
Views: 121919

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

So....here we go again, is it 17 or 20? Lol . the old dallas news press release definitely said 17, But this biz journal says 20 for sure. But its the same building. They might have just added 3 stories to round up the number. the picture is a weird angle, but they are the same building. Old 155741...
by quixomniac
15 Jan 2020 19:24
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 137114

Re: Silver Line

A few thoughts about DART and parking... 1. I don't really get why DART is in the parking lot business. 2. If you have them, why not just charge EVERYBODY who parks there? 3. If you are a resident in the DART service area, you likely have a bus route nearby and have no real NEED to park at the park...
by quixomniac
15 Jan 2020 01:20
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 137114

Re: Silver Line

One area I wish we DART thought about more is a circle around Dallas county and more service to Mesquite areas. Purple Line anyone? ... Mesquite, Allen, McKinney, Frisco have already said they don't want to be part of Dart. Why does everyone keep dreaming of expansion, towards areas that don't want...
by quixomniac
06 Jan 2020 23:29
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345 Teardown

Against (For Trench/Tunnel) It looks like only the original person who started the topic can make a poll Would be helpful to gauge the forums POV's From FAQ link in top left corner How do I create a poll? When posting a new topic or editing the first post of a topic, click the “Poll creation” tab b...
by quixomniac
04 Jan 2020 17:51
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345

Good points. If you go back to the Pages 1-2 of this thread I get into a serious back and forth about the specifics of CityMap. ... No kidding, the back and forth between your ol' nemesis. I generally scroll past people just arguing minutia, but Given that you started this thread and we are only cy...
by quixomniac
02 Jan 2020 20:38
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345

Thats terrible, and not addressed with CityMap. Why is it like that? Because WR isnt designed to handle Southbound traffic from Central to I-45 (or to I-30). I-345 is. Now if they want to completely rebuild that interchange and widen Lowest Stemmons (beyond whats happening now) then maybe you could...
by quixomniac
02 Jan 2020 18:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 304
Views: 113354

Re: Trinity River Park

Any updates? :?
by quixomniac
31 Dec 2019 02:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345

Im not afraid of removal. Its a fact, without i-345 your freeway option southbound is a single cloverleaf ramp at I-35 and WR. Thats it. TxDOT would basically be derelict to tear down, with the rest of the freeway system in its current configuration. Is this the cloverleaf ramp? clover.png I think ...
by quixomniac
20 Dec 2019 16:53
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345

I thought I'd repost these from the CityMAP study done in 2016. Someone had actually posted it on page 1 of this discussion, but its been years!!! These are the renderings used in the DMagazine article and the TxDOT meeting docs. Hopefully itll help recontextualize some arguments. Also apparently th...
by quixomniac
20 Dec 2019 16:09
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345

I think 'cut & cover' is what is meant by 'tunnel' in most of these references. Maybe I'm wrong. But, I don't think anyone ever seriously considered TBMs be used for this. That said, TXDOT's 'trench' proposal seems to only be half of what is really needed. I'm curious how much the sale of land ...
by quixomniac
18 Dec 2019 17:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345

It's twisted is what it is. In order to "save" one neighborhood, theyll screw another one. They only mentioned adding a lane to Riverfront, to help with the traffic going to Medical District. Which is why it is important for everyone to get involved, answer their surveys! The other importa...
by quixomniac
18 Dec 2019 17:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 62
Views: 24707

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Very creative design, I wonder why they left the field open. Now all they need is to put together a competitive team!! Speaking of Arlington teams that are underperforming, Why didnt the cowboys do something like this? It's basically an island out there. But they seriously need to get a train in the...
by quixomniac
17 Dec 2019 20:08
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 92554

Re: I-345

The Public Is Hungry For Research and Data Around I-345 ...The most common concern for removal is where the traffic will go. But how much traffic is there? TxDOT has said an average of 180,000 cars use I-345 each day. Where are those vehicles going?... ...Kennedy noted that design consultants Kimle...
by quixomniac
15 Dec 2019 19:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 243536

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Kinda random, but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the old mural inside 1401 elm? It was probably posted in the old forum, citing renovation that they were interested in keeping it. Ive been looking for pictures online, but can't seem to find it. Could have sworn it was a tree. You can...

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