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by Tnexster
20 Oct 2019 21:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 190
Views: 46076

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Drove by Pacific Park on Friday afternoon, very busy place.
by Tnexster
19 Oct 2019 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 668
Views: 249071

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

They are starting to place those pieces and that gap in the crown? That piece is sitting on the ground between the tower and the parking garage.
by Tnexster
18 Oct 2019 10:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 273
Views: 66398

Re: Trinity River Park

Can't we just do some really nice tree plantings all between the two bridges and along the new trail paths that would bloom in the spring and change colors in the fall. Surely that could be done until we can come up a longer term plan or if we never do then at least it will be pretty and inviting d...
by Tnexster
18 Oct 2019 10:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 363
Views: 95752

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

European tech company picks Dallas area for first U.S. location A young tech company in Europe is calling North Texas its first home in the U.S. Altum RF, based in the Netherlands, has opened a new – albeit small – office in Richardson, according to Greg Baker, the company's CEO. “Richardson is an ...
by Tnexster
18 Oct 2019 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 102
Views: 26033

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

It's 28 floors? That's actually impressive for that area. Like it when something new punches through the 20 story ceiling.
by Tnexster
17 Oct 2019 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 196
Views: 77726

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Uptown Dallas’ Union project lands new office and retail tenants https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/10/17/uptown-dallas-union-project-lands-new-office-and-retail-tenants/ The Union has also landed another office tenant, Security National Bank. The bank rented 4,146 square feet of ...
by Tnexster
17 Oct 2019 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 453
Views: 109830

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:This building will be slightly taller than the Christopher at the Union


Yes we have all seen the one rendering they have, I am more curious about seeing the proposed tower from a different angle or was it even the final design. Seems like a lot was missing.
by Tnexster
17 Oct 2019 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 101
Views: 19988

Re: The Link at Uptown

There is equipment on site now. Looks to be some drilling going on but I am far enough away I can't really tell.
by Tnexster
17 Oct 2019 10:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 453
Views: 109830

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Nice, where is the updated rendering?
by Tnexster
17 Oct 2019 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 668
Views: 249071

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

More progress installing glass on the crown, can be seen right above the highest balcony on the south/west side.
by Tnexster
16 Oct 2019 21:48
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 126
Views: 24115

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Let’s Not Call This the P.F. Chang’s Tower, But Here’s a Sneak Peek Anyway

https://austin.towers.net/lets-not-call ... ek-anyway/

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by Tnexster
16 Oct 2019 21:44
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 126
Views: 24115

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

With Groundbreaking Later This Month, 44 East Avenue is 25 Percent Sold

https://austin.towers.net/with-groundbr ... cent-sold/

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by Tnexster
16 Oct 2019 14:50
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Houston Development News

Occidental bought out Woodlands-based Anadarko and now has a 1,600,000+ square foot campus there in addition to 960,000 square feet it leases in Greenway Plaza and 1,400,000 in West Houston's Energy Corridor. It has had 750,000 of the Greenway space up for sublease for a year, pending plans to move...
by Tnexster
16 Oct 2019 14:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 124
Views: 30940

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Is anyone going to go to that Visit Dallas center? Seems odd.
by Tnexster
16 Oct 2019 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 665
Views: 184609

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Nice but ambitious.
by Tnexster
16 Oct 2019 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 665
Views: 184609

Re: Victory Park 3.0

So that would be the potential replacement for the Northend Apartments?
by Tnexster
16 Oct 2019 09:28
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 124
Views: 30940

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I don't see space for parking cars, did they get rid of that too? Hope so.
by Tnexster
14 Oct 2019 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 205
Views: 59826

Re: West End 1.0

The suburban location in Arlington will remain open for anybody craving that lasagna they are so famous for. I have to admit to never being in there and only being inside Spaghetti Warehouse one time years ago in Toronto.
by Tnexster
14 Oct 2019 08:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 249
Views: 95865

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

Moving much faster since they reached the residential tower portion but those floor plates are much smaller.
by Tnexster
14 Oct 2019 08:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Two Arts Plaza -Billlingsley
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: Two Arts Plaza -Billlingsley

12 - stories? They waited all this time to develop this? I thought they had plans of grandeur Not, this design is an improvement over the last one but it still fails. This might be okay if it were about 30 floors, included a hotel and a large mixed use design incorporated around the base or at leas...
by Tnexster
08 Oct 2019 11:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 610
Views: 173293

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Oh wow...Beignets...and it's somebody from New Orleans. Interesting, hope this does well!
by Tnexster
08 Oct 2019 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 453
Views: 109830

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

New Uber tower in Dallas' Deep Ellum moves ahead with $135.5 million in permits

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... n-permits/
by Tnexster
07 Oct 2019 10:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 272
Views: 80539

Re: DFW Economy

While Forth Worth was obsessing over Dallas, Plano happened.
by Tnexster
06 Oct 2019 13:18
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 126
Views: 24115

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Take a Fresh Look at Natiivo, the Rainey Street District’s ‘Home Sharing’ Tower

https://austin.towers.net/take-a-fresh- ... ing-tower/

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by Tnexster
06 Oct 2019 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 668
Views: 249071

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

They are still making progress, glass is still being installed and I noticed on Friday that they appear to be installing brackets to hold glass on the crown. Interior work is moving along too.
by Tnexster
04 Oct 2019 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 419
Views: 139909

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I went to 400 Gradi Saturday night and we ate on the patio. The patio was pretty popular both Friday and Saturday night. It was a really pleasant evening and the staff were super attentive and friendly. Tried out Royal Blue on Ross on Friday night. It was hard to tell it was open since they don't h...
by Tnexster
04 Oct 2019 11:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 933
Views: 260168

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

From watching the City Council Work Session yesterday, it looks like Council is setting the stage to approve the almost $10 million renovation of the Williams Square Plaza. Should probably see this come before council in the next few months. Maybe it will incorporate more grasses and landscaping to...
by Tnexster
04 Oct 2019 09:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cedar Hill Development
Replies: 4
Views: 2545

Re: Cedar Hill Development

Hotel And Convention Center Coming To Cedar Hill Taking that spot once reserved for the Macy's store that was never built. Nice addition for the shopping center, they need to mix it up a bit. https://www.cedarhilledc.com/Cedar_Hill_Groundbreaking_on_Future_Aloft_Hotel_and_Convention_Center_ https:/...
by Tnexster
03 Oct 2019 21:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 35
Views: 10529

Re: Frisco Station

Frisco's tallest high-rise is opening its doors with more than 330 luxury apartments

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... partments/
by Tnexster
02 Oct 2019 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 249
Views: 95865

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

The floor plate shape has changed, finally taking on that angular shape in the renderings.
by Tnexster
02 Oct 2019 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 46
Views: 6493

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

hjkll wrote:I’ve asked but why is everything in this area literally the exact same height? Is it FAA limits or zoning?

I wish this was taller


Drives me nuts, FAA limits should not be holding back height to this degree in this particular area.
by Tnexster
01 Oct 2019 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 452
Views: 129060

Re: Oak Lawn

Wow, lots of parking fronting Cedar Springs.
by Tnexster
01 Oct 2019 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 46
Views: 6493

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

LoMac is getting tight, 26 is a decent height but wish something on that end would punch it up to about 35.
by Tnexster
30 Sep 2019 20:05
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Houston Development News

Seems to be a fairly up to date map of downtown Houston projects.

https://www.downtownhouston.org/media/u ... _11X17.pdf
by Tnexster
30 Sep 2019 19:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 65
Views: 25544

Re: Dallas Trail System

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/09/27/a-place-in-heaven-how-container-store-s-co-founder-helped-save-nw-dallas-stretch-of-the-trinity-river/ Did anyone else catch this article in the DMN. I didn't realize this was being done. Glad to see it though. Pretty cool find, thanks for po...
by Tnexster
30 Sep 2019 19:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 45
Views: 17286

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Noticed a second crane has been setup here.
by Tnexster
29 Sep 2019 21:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 29
Views: 8481

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

That appears quite nice!
by Tnexster
28 Sep 2019 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 665
Views: 184609

Re: Victory Park 3.0

DPatel304 wrote:I think I'm a little bit out of the loop here, but is this the Hines office tower? I didn't realize it was actually happening, that's pretty exciting!


This is Hillwood's project.
by Tnexster
28 Sep 2019 12:21
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 126
Views: 24115

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Real Quick, Let’s Check Out 10 Towers Rising in Downtown Austin

https://austin.towers.net/real-quick-le ... wn-austin/
by Tnexster
28 Sep 2019 12:15
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 190
Views: 46076

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Nice looking addition to downtown, maybe that surface lot will get some attention soon. Great spot for a new tower overlooking the park.
by Tnexster
28 Sep 2019 12:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 35
Views: 10529

Re: Frisco Station

^Nice, hadn't even noticed that when I read the article.
by Tnexster
28 Sep 2019 12:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 29
Views: 8481

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

I wonder what this will look like? Nice that they have a hotel-condo planned.
by Tnexster
28 Sep 2019 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 453
Views: 109830

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

That hotel is looking nice, any signs that the second office tower is closer to starting?
by Tnexster
28 Sep 2019 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 665
Views: 184609

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I see the base for the crane is installed.
by Tnexster
27 Sep 2019 09:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 35
Views: 10529

Re: Frisco Station

More construction on the way at $1.8 billion Frisco Station development

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... velopment/
by Tnexster
26 Sep 2019 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 60
Views: 11770

Re: Design District 1.0

Nice, not a lot of opportunity for green space there. Wish somebody would try a green roof.
by Tnexster
26 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 668
Views: 249071

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Wow, i didn't think it was possible that they have actually improved the view of Fountain Place.
by Tnexster
25 Sep 2019 12:34
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 51
Views: 15218

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

dd_dweller wrote:It looks like the lanes have finally opened up. I think they're still working on a few things before everything's completely finished.


Are all the new stoplights turned on?
by Tnexster
25 Sep 2019 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 120
Views: 35339

Re: Dallas Smart District

I like the taller tower, the twist is a nice touch but wish they would make it stand out even more. The south side of downtown needs a fresh face.

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