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by quixomniac
07 Apr 2021 19:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 63
Views: 23486

Re: Plano: misc. developments

From a city government perspective, residential uses generally have a much lower revenue to expense ratio. Single family residential (which isn't proposed here) generally doesn't generate enough tax revenue to even cover costs. If you want low tax rates as a way to attract businesses you want as li...
by quixomniac
06 Apr 2021 21:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 63
Views: 23486

Re: Plano: misc. developments

The plano commissioners dont even want to include residential much less high density residential. How backwards can they be?! Cityline with all its faults is right across from it. They are right next to a Dart station that will soon include the Cotton belt line, with a straight shot to DFW airport. ...
by quixomniac
01 Apr 2021 18:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 138
Views: 51982

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Finished Mural. Now if they would just do that back wall too... :mrgreen:
by quixomniac
01 Apr 2021 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 138
Views: 51982

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Finished Mural. Now if they would just do that back wall too... :mrgreen:
by quixomniac
26 Mar 2021 19:47
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 436
Views: 201665

Re: DART D2 Subway

The construction would look something like this, where they put in retaining walls and dig out the station box all the way down to track level (except once they finish digging things out, they'll deck over the hole with a temporary road surface) They'll then build up from that level, adding the mez...
by quixomniac
25 Mar 2021 20:44
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 436
Views: 201665

Re: DART D2 Subway

My understanding is that Commerce station itself will be cut-and-cover, as will the other two underground stations and the tunnels from them to the portals, but the sections in between the stations will be bored. Hmm well then that further complicates the question. Commerce Station has an entrance ...
by quixomniac
25 Mar 2021 16:20
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 436
Views: 201665

Re: DART D2 Subway

. Something to understand is that West Dale owns some land near where the line comes back up. They're not thrilled about how the line may effect some of their properties.. I know the neighborhood isn't happy with the effects on Good Latimer.. so I think that's why it was split like that. Hopefully ...
by quixomniac
24 Mar 2021 21:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 436
Views: 201665

Re: DART D2 Subway

Per Twitter D2 Passed. Again. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2021/03/dart-d2-subway-dallas-city-council-resolution-vote/ So they split D2 into zone A and B? Does that mean its over? What is the point of this? It’s a just in case they change their mind about deep Ellum? What are the deep ellu...
by quixomniac
23 Mar 2021 17:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 837
Views: 399483

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

All of these look great!. Great catches everyone. Love the repurposing of Good E.
And the new Canton/Crowdus tower will be 17 stories tall?
Thats Case Building Height. Im sure some people wont be too happy about that!
by quixomniac
23 Mar 2021 17:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 436
Views: 201665

Re: DART D2 Subway

1) I don't know who assumed that, but that was never an assumption by many (since successful highway tearouts elsewhere haven't needed that). 2) I guess all the great cities of the world that don't let people just blast through gutted large sections of city cores are totally screwed by these Covid ...
by quixomniac
16 Mar 2021 18:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 138
Views: 51982

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Preview of the mural being painted on The Stack: https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/2021/03/16/a-new-8500-square-foot-mural-in-deep-ellum-is-artist-tristan-eatons-tribute-to-texas/ It looks incredible. I hope it stays well after the 10 year mark passes. Great!. saw it driving...
by quixomniac
05 Mar 2021 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320183

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 quixomniac
04 Mar 2021 23:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 174759

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 quixomniac
04 Mar 2021 23:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DDI Annual Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: DDI Annual Meeting

Thanks! So much good info
by quixomniac
21 Feb 2021 22:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Assembly - 301 Crowdus
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Deep Ellum: The Assembly - 301 Crowdus

The Assembly - update on new creative office project in Deep Ellum (f/k/a 301 Crowdus): https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/02/20/deep-ellum-sterling-bay.html?ana=e_dal_bn_editorschoice_editorschoice&j=90551375&t=Breaking%20News&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTldKbE1XRTFNamhpTkRjMyIsInQiOiJja...
by quixomniac
21 Feb 2021 22:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 837
Views: 399483

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The Assembly - update on new creative office project in Deep Ellum (f/k/a 301 Crowdus): https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/02/20/deep-ellum-sterling-bay.html?ana=e_dal_bn_editorschoice_editorschoice&j=90551375&t=Breaking%20News&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTldKbE1XRTFNamhpTkRjMyIsInQiOiJja...
by quixomniac
17 Feb 2021 16:53
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Cheapest source of power for each county in USA
Replies: 9
Views: 4819

Re: Cheapest source of power for each county in USA

The question is whether it's worthwhile to spend $50-100 billion to be ready for a once per 40-100 year event. It's like the concept of the 100-year flood plain. Society picks the balance between cost and safety that it's willing to live with. True. But nobody notices or cares as long as the electr...
by quixomniac
10 Feb 2021 14:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 170035

Re: Trinity River Park

Saw this on Fox 4 yesterday. That over look park near the train tracks is new to me Nice find. It looks like a video followup of their press release With the pivotal donation of land at 505 Riverfront for the East Overlook, all of the land that is needed for the overlooks will be acquired. Addition...
by quixomniac
09 Feb 2021 18:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 170035

Re: Trinity River Park

And this is more like what the USACE wants https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Portals/47/siteimages/pao/DallasFloodway/DF_BalancedVision_716x540.jpg Just remember, everything you spend money on now to put down there can be washed away or damaged beyond repair on the very next flood, which could be next...
by quixomniac
09 Feb 2021 17:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 170035

Re: Trinity River Park

I do not see anything but an empty cistern in that photo under Tokoyo. What creativity? You can go down to the Trinity River and wade across it most of the year, canoe or raft down it others, and jet ski on it during floods. Do you really need a 10 feet wide concrete sidewalk/bike-path to enjoy it ...
by quixomniac
08 Feb 2021 19:22
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 170035

Re: Trinity River Park

Yes. Of course its important to do flood control correctly. Safety first. But why is it so much to expect a little creativity?! Literally anything other than what we have would be an improvement. Loop the trinity skyline trails at least! That way, you are not stuck on one side of the river, dependin...
by quixomniac
08 Feb 2021 19:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1165
Views: 558461

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

For reference, pg 200+ and on.
I dont see the waterfall. there are some waterfeatures, but its not clear what
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by quixomniac
04 Feb 2021 16:27
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 170035

Re: Trinity River Park

From what I understand the current "construction" plans are only for the overlooks. If you are hoping for something to be actually built in the floodplain between the levees you will be sorely mistaken and sad. It is not happening. Unless of course someone donates 100 million dollars or m...
by quixomniac
29 Jan 2021 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 560
Views: 277276

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It's interesting how big this site will be if QT has the restaurant plot too. Plus, it'll have both Lemmon Espressoways as entrances probably. This place will likely do rather well for myriad reasons. It's not remotely an exciting urban infill or final-use development for sure - obviously. The exis...
by quixomniac
26 Jan 2021 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 560
Views: 277276

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Do we know how to get the OLC involved to voice concerns and to address the overall lack of urban zoning needed for Uptown? OLC can only object to a zoning change. If there’s no zoning change, they have no standing. Can someone with more zoning knowledge explain this map then? If I understand corre...
by quixomniac
26 Jan 2021 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (406 FT / 29 ST)
Replies: 70
Views: 16862

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (~415 FT / ~27 ST)

Are there any photos that someone could post on here? Almost 3 years after GDPR was instituted, the DMN website still isn't compliant or accessible in Europe :/ Sure thing! There's not much in the article tho. Development porn for all! :D 5GX7KHD37FHZNP2NLR2IKFMGTU.jpg 4P7NR6KHFJA77IV7H66K4AF4CQ.jpg
by quixomniac
22 Jan 2021 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 560
Views: 277276

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: 519
Views: 270477

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: 519
Views: 270477

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: 76
Views: 31523

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: 560
Views: 277276

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: 16713

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: 605
Views: 291884

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: 605
Views: 291884

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: 605
Views: 291884

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: 327
Views: 139870

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: 353
Views: 174759

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: 353
Views: 174759

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: 353
Views: 174759

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: 353
Views: 174759

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: 138
Views: 51982

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: 38
Views: 16813

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: 38
Views: 16813

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: 138
Views: 51982

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: 138
Views: 51982

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: 95
Views: 28659

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: 63
Views: 23486

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: 385
Views: 170035

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: 342
Views: 174050

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: 211047

Re: AT&T Discovery District

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

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That building is just dripping with Art Deco. Its good that they have a new tenant.

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