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by quixomniac
22 Jan 2021 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 528
Views: 258560

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Is this next to CVS - the current abandoned gas station/car wash? QuickTrip has leased just over 1 acre at 3512 Cole Ave. in Dallas. Ton Filley and Jack Weir with The Retail Connection represented the tenant . Terrible. https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2021/01/deal-ticker-another-ca...
by quixomniac
16 Jan 2021 13:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253664

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

Hmm. I thought it was angled because of the shape of the land plot and the highway ramp that is encircling museum tower. But i didnt so much mean does Flora/Oliver Tower reflect onto Nasher. Rather, does it help reduce the glare of Museum Tower by casting a shadow? I suppose nothing will do that unl...
by quixomniac
15 Jan 2021 19:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253664

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

Does anyone know if this tower helps, hurts, or does nothing in regards to the Museum Tower reflection issue and the Nasher?
by quixomniac
15 Jan 2021 18:46
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 74
Views: 28427

Re: DART: Bus system

If DART’s bus passengers can not control their body fluids and keep the seats dry, there is no hope for the stigma of public transit ever going away. I can afford to not ever ride on a pig sty. Sometimes people spill water on the “luxurious” velour. Sometimes people spill coffee. It happens far mor...
by quixomniac
10 Jan 2021 02:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 528
Views: 258560

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

A gas station there would make alot of money so I see why QT wants it. Unless there is a Sam's Club type of protest, the best we can get is pushing them for better design. Found a similar fiasco in jacksonville, where a gas station was built in their downtown. They extracted some concessions, and go...
by quixomniac
06 Jan 2021 23:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 27
Views: 15622

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

This will certainly make that corner more dense, too bad there isn't anything connecting these four corners. I know your post is nearly a year old, but what do you think would be the most viable option to connect the four corners of DNT/121? Also, put aside viable... What's the *dream* method of co...
by quixomniac
18 Dec 2020 17:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 272501

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

With Uber falling through I'm becoming jealous of Austin's ability to attract Bay Area tech refugees. Even Houston landed HP. Houston. A contrarian view here, but I am wondering if the thing that is driving Uber to downsize, i.e. improving financial performance, might also drive the HQ to Dallas. I...
by quixomniac
16 Dec 2020 16:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 272501

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

With Uber falling through I'm becoming jealous of Austin's ability to attract Bay Area tech refugees. Even Houston landed HP. Houston. There will be many more opportunities. In an interview I saw recently Robert Kaplan with the Dallas Fed said pre-covid he was accustomed to receiving calls from CEO...
by quixomniac
15 Dec 2020 19:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 272501

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

epic.complete.jpg D Magazine has an article the implies Uber is refocusing their company on a different set of revenue sources & will scale back their operations impacting their plans to expand here in Dallas. How this impacts the Epic development is a subject of their speculation. Personally, ...
by quixomniac
12 Dec 2020 16:53
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 129081

Re: I-345

The freeway does have a stronger "keep it" argument than others in question across the country because it isn't just a stub-end, it connects I-45 with the rest of the city, and it helps poorer residents in South Dallas commute to jobs to the North. Such is reality in an extremely sprawlin...
by quixomniac
08 Dec 2020 18:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 162107

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Someone also posted pictures of the interior a while back. Couldnt find the post, luckily they are on wikipedia. It would be good to see what the interior looks like now. I figure it would be very costly to restore it, ala 1401 elm/National, Given its age, its probably an asbestos treasure trove. ht...
by quixomniac
08 Dec 2020 18:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 162107

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Here you go. I'm trying to find a picture of that building before the original façade was scrapped off and replaced with glass... That's a nice view! On a somewhat related note, with the rest of the EQ getting spruced up, I wonder if we'll ever see Salazar Center remove the ugly glass skin which was...
by quixomniac
08 Dec 2020 17:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 162107

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Trust me the Salazar building has been gaining value real quick since Uber/Deep Ellum exploded and now the East Quarter. I imagine its just waiting on the right buyer and I am sure the price has gone up. I doubt too much will be done to the glass exterior but I imagine some work could be done to th...
by quixomniac
07 Dec 2020 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 162107

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

KDC's webcam for the new Uber tower also has a good view of the Loco Meletio site and the East Quarter neighborhood: https://app.oxblue.com/open/kdc/EpicII https://i.postimg.cc/CMcBVVw6/Capture.jpg If only someone could slap some brick on that giant black glass Salazar building. It stands out sooo ...
by quixomniac
28 Nov 2020 16:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 46790

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

This is the wall I was referencing btw. Its giant and gray. Perfect for a mural, window cutouts aside. Being that it faces an alley, I understand why they wouldnt put money in it. But it is so visible from miles away. They'd be better served to making use of that space advertising, a cool mural. Peo...
by quixomniac
28 Nov 2020 16:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: CityLine
Replies: 37
Views: 15389

Re: Richardson: CityLine

Park Lane the shopping complex completely ignores Park Lane the DART station. There was no attempt at all to make the train be a convenient option to go there. CityLine at least somewhat tries to integrate its DART station into its streetscape and built environment. Neither one is transit-oriented ...
by quixomniac
27 Nov 2020 17:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: CityLine
Replies: 37
Views: 15389

Re: Richardson: CityLine

^ I visited the area one week day evening and while it has everything you would expect to make things a bigger success; a grocery store lots of walkable sidewalks, plenty of office workers, decent restaurants with customers, hotels and a nearby walking trail it still seems so lifeless. Like it seem...
by quixomniac
22 Nov 2020 20:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 46790

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

There are plans to place a mural ah i see. well that's great! But i meant the wall opposite to the faux windows. the other long side of the building. It is completely blank It would have made sense to continue the brick work to that side as well. Although i understand given that it is basically an ...
by quixomniac
22 Nov 2020 19:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 46790

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Yeah, I have to agree. Why not just put up the fake brickwork on all sides? I think there are plans to build condos adjacent to the Adam Hat factory and that development will face a concrete wall. Not a great view at all, IMO. Maybe they can authorize a mural? Idk. Either way a blank wall is ripe f...
by quixomniac
20 Nov 2020 17:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 25398

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

But will there be LEDs? That's the key here. It better have LED's we're leaving in the future here. :mrgreen: Given all the greenery they expect to have. IT would even be advantageous to incorporate them. I know some of the greenhouses around DFW have LED growlights that give this interesting purpl...
by quixomniac
20 Aug 2020 18:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 50
Views: 21392

Re: Plano: misc. developments

So far, DART has retained bus access to the remaining (JCPenney) part of Collin Creek. The #870 goes out/back from the Downtown Plano station, to Collin Creek westbound, and neighborhoods along 14th, 18th, and Shiloh eastbound. So there is still connection there, but it will interesting to see how ...
by quixomniac
20 Aug 2020 18:45
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 156017

Re: Trinity River Park

A makeover for the ugliest building in Dallas The latest reason for concern is the selection, announced Thursday, of the architecture firms Weiss/Manfredi and Malone Maxwell Dennehy for the remaking of the decommissioned Jesse R. Dawson State Jail. New York-based Weiss/Manfredi will be the lead des...
by quixomniac
16 Aug 2020 21:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 314
Views: 161939

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Urbandreamer wrote:https://kluv.radio.com/blogs/sybil/the-leaning-tower-of-dallas-former-site-becomes-a-theater

Opening in 10 days!


How dare they desecrate our holy land. :lol:
RIP Leaning tower of Dallas
by quixomniac
13 Aug 2020 16:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197568

Re: AT&T Discovery District

dfwcre8tive wrote:
They just updated the existing Jos A Bank sign with the new tenant name.

Dallas-Power-and-Light-building.jpg


That building is just dripping with Art Deco. Its good that they have a new tenant.
by quixomniac
13 Aug 2020 16:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 50
Views: 21392

Re: Plano: misc. developments

Update on Plano Collin Creek Mall Incase you haven’t seen it. http://planomagazine.com/collin-creek-redevelopment-one-year-into-the-project/ Thanks! Hopefully it is succesful. Even if it isnt next to a rail, hopefully they have a bus shuttle to the nearby GWB train station. Or bike lines or somethi...
by quixomniac
13 Aug 2020 00:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197568

Re: AT&T Discovery District

drove by yesterday after work and they put up the new pegasus city brewery sign.. looks really good and was lit up nicely. Commerce street really improving with all of this and will only get better with hawthorn and pegasus city opening soon. Wow, gorgeous. Reminds me of old theatre row down elm st...
by quixomniac
10 Aug 2020 18:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 13913

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Posted this on deep ellum forum, but fits here too. Another one bites the dust. Dallas Comedy House Closing After 11 Years of Shows, Festivals and Laughs A Dallas comedy institution just announced it will be closing its red doors for the last time. Amanda Austin, the owner and founder of The Dallas ...
by quixomniac
10 Aug 2020 18:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 370916

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Another one bites the dust. Dallas Comedy House Closing After 11 Years of Shows, Festivals and Laughs A Dallas comedy institution just announced it will be closing its red doors for the last time. Amanda Austin, the owner and founder of The Dallas Comedy House (DCH) in Deep Ellum, announced on her F...
by quixomniac
10 Aug 2020 16:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 209
Views: 81032

Re: Downtown Progress

I wish downtown dallas had a vision similar to this of seattle for the decade. https://youtu.be/mxc-J1oqhsQ Their renderings need more homeless people. :D Jk. We have alot going for us here too, but we can't seem to get out of our own way. The Trinity river park or whatever its called now, should h...
by quixomniac
07 Aug 2020 19:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 314992

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

They def need to light up the Republic again. The Sheraton would be nice too. Found both of these in one oldie. If i'm correct. They should definitely light up the republic tower again. The sheraton if properly done with LED's would give major blade runner vibes. https://flashbackdallas.com/2018/10...
by quixomniac
06 Aug 2020 21:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 314992

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

It's freaking awful. So bright. All night long. Don’t really think it’s bright at all. Here’s a suggestion; maybe spend some money on curtains... blackout curtains might be your best option if you think it’s bright lol beautiful is more like it .... Thanks, I hadn't even thought of any practical so...
by quixomniac
06 Aug 2020 20:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 50
Views: 21392

Re: Plano: misc. developments

The website is the plan. You probably were looking at the correct thing. http://www.planotomorrow.org/150/Land-Use-Community-Design Here are some maps: http://www.planotomorrow.org/229/Maps-of-Plano-Tomorrow Thanks! I guess I expected something different. Most plans are one PDF. As it is, its a ser...
by quixomniac
05 Aug 2020 21:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 50
Views: 21392

Re: Plano: misc. developments

I'm not at all a NIMBY, but this plan was total nonsense, and I'm surprised citizens or the city fought it that long. Plano was not in any way 'planned', this 'plan' did not change that, and though the P&Z fought hard for the 'plan', they don't even follow it. Plano is arbitrarily spot zoned (i...
by quixomniac
27 Jul 2020 18:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197568

Re: AT&T Discovery District

This area really turned out nice! Good work, AT&T. (Although, I did drop you for T-Mobile) http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/discovery_01.jpg Unfortunately, Golden Boy was under a shroud. Wow looks great. Imagine if we had this during the superbowl. Would have made for a good equivalent to Sunda...
by quixomniac
11 Jul 2020 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 4419

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

I dont mind the color of the new glass (it is more efficient!!) just wish they exposed the concrete beams. so the overall design of the building made more sense, and didnt looks like a standard rectangle box. IF they wanted to, they could even paint the concrete a different color so it would look mo...
by quixomniac
11 Jul 2020 00:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 4419

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

Yuck. I don't like the "refresh." It looks outdated. The original design is sleek and cool. Just clean it up and replace materials, but don't change the original architectural vision. The original architectural vision was already destroyed decades ago in the previous refresh which left it...
by quixomniac
07 Jul 2020 16:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 126
Views: 63607

Re: Fair Park

Congratulations guys. we did it! :? The State Fair of Texas is officially canceled The State Fair of Texas, which has been canceled only eight times during its 134 years, and even then primarily because of two world wars, will not take place during 2020, fair officials announced Tuesday. https://www...
by quixomniac
23 Jun 2020 21:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Bonton Village @Lake Highlands (12000 Greenville)
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

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: 288
Views: 132880

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: 63
Views: 32415

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: 85
Views: 29846

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: 322
Views: 129081

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: 322
Views: 129081

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: 27
Views: 12207

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: 170
Views: 71574

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: 604
Views: 272501

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: 27
Views: 12207

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: 27
Views: 12207

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: 516
Views: 253664

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: 604
Views: 272501

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.

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