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by homeworld1031tx
22 Jan 2020 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 262
Views: 95381

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Jeez, I just looked at some of the pictures of the scarlet pumpernickle on Yelp. Looks like it was never fully built out. Feel bad for whoever was developing it, it looks like they clearly ran out of funds half way through.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ye-olde-scarle ... ern-dallas
by homeworld1031tx
21 Jan 2020 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 447
Views: 154726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Anyone know what's going on with the "77" place off of Henderson? It looks like its been closed for the last couple of weeks after opening relatively recently to what appear to be packed crowds.
by homeworld1031tx
13 Jan 2020 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 103
Views: 27893

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I went to Desert Racer on Tuesday 1/7. Very cool set up and when I arrived at 915pm the inside tables were about half full. The patio was essentially completely empty (which was fair as it was about 45 F) but it will be a great place to hang out once the weather warms up. Hope this place has better ...
by homeworld1031tx
11 Jan 2020 18:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 34
Views: 12569

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

Has any of the retail here opened? I've noticed the sign up for "Local Tap and Table" for a few months now, but can't find much info about it online. It has a facebook page that was established in April 2019 but it hasn't been updated since. Did it fall through?
by homeworld1031tx
11 Jan 2020 17:26
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: General roads/transport. issues
Replies: 26
Views: 7653

Re: General roads/transport. issues

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:He never said anything about toll roads tho lol


Lmao my thoughts exactly
by homeworld1031tx
09 Jan 2020 23:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 19118

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

How is this church so popular? Where do its ...patrons..? flock..? (I know there is a word for it but it's escaping me) live?? I can't imagine that there is a sizeable church going crowd in the downtown or even uptown area, and this thing has been around for ages. Do people really commute into downt...
by homeworld1031tx
09 Jan 2020 23:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 107
Views: 42847

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

They finally got my friend's car out of the garage. Of course he already had to purchase a replacement. Does he have any insight into how they were able to extract it? From the pictures that I saw of 'the event', essentially an entire vertical section of the garage was collapsed, so I'm guessing th...
by homeworld1031tx
09 Jan 2020 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 65
Views: 20817

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

Did the original thread topic project ever get underway? They did end up demolishing the French style buildings here, right?
by homeworld1031tx
06 Jan 2020 10:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas Public Works: street project list
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Dallas Public Works: street project list

Anyone know whats up with the trail extension that's being built below the powerline corridor immediately south of Lovers on Matilda? (Next to the central market.)
by homeworld1031tx
23 Dec 2019 09:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 705
Views: 299709

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

Great pic as usual TexasStar. Thanks for posting it.
by homeworld1031tx
17 Dec 2019 21:06
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 15
Views: 3436

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Looks like we got a bonus pass due to the Tornado. Dallas proper is now updated again on Google Earth with a 10/21 date (one day after the tornado.) I actually am stunned that Google (or whoever operates their satellites) was able to retask their satellites that quickly. Maybe they just bought anoth...
by homeworld1031tx
12 Dec 2019 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 60
Views: 20661

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/12/12/austin-developer-readies-start-of-uptown-dallas-high-rise/ Looks like we're getting something pretty nice here. Might not be a tower, but it looks like a good development project Austin developer Kairoi Residential has filed building permits...
by homeworld1031tx
04 Dec 2019 10:45
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 227
Views: 76157

Re: DFW Airport

The DBJ looks at the top 10 international destinations not served non-stop from DFW. Interesting list, but apparently all require a connecting flight from here. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/11/12/dfw-airport-international-routes.html I had to go to northern italy for a wedding this ...
by homeworld1031tx
30 Nov 2019 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 499
Views: 185695

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Pic is from the metropolitan. There appear to be architectural drawings stuck to many of the windows on the lower half of the building, so I guess they're already at the point of framing and building out at least the lower rooms
by homeworld1031tx
22 Nov 2019 15:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 153092

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Too bad that giant concrete dead weight is still choking Downtown. Lol the picture of this new tower construction literally immediately adjacent to the highway is completely antithetical to your argument of the highway 'choking' downtown. Development is happening in the area regardless of I345s pre...
by homeworld1031tx
12 Nov 2019 12:54
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 15
Views: 3436

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Google Earth has updated imagery for the dallas area again. The new imagery is from 9/7/19 according to the timestamps on the imagery. Interesting thing I've seen while browsing around for the last 20 minutes [at work :lol: ] - the # of new low rise multifamily units in the urban area seems to have ...
by homeworld1031tx
12 Nov 2019 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 174
Views: 65155

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Any updates on this one? I haven't seen the site in a while, is there any action/construction?
by homeworld1031tx
11 Nov 2019 08:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 447
Views: 154726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Lakewood2Uptown wrote:Eastwood's Bar (3407 McKinney - between The Loon and Velvet Taco) has closed.



So another bar bites the dust. Any insight into why they're closing?
by homeworld1031tx
08 Nov 2019 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 223933

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Just read this quote from the DMN article that you guys had linked to: Punch Bowl’s success rests largely on food and drink: All the games and hoopla are merely the “cheese in the mousetrap” that lures millennials in to order drinks and dinner, Thompson said in a 2017 interview on Food Newsfeed, an ...
by homeworld1031tx
08 Nov 2019 10:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 223933

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Dallas is on its way to becoming Bowling Central, with another new bowling restaurant concept coming to town. Called Punch Bowl Social, it's a Denver-based chain that has claimed a prized location in a long unoccupied space at the corner of Main Street and Good Latimer Freeway, where it will combin...
by homeworld1031tx
05 Nov 2019 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 242
Views: 79833

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Hell ya, this is such a great development in such a great spot. I think this is one of my favorite buildings of the last few years. Glad to see that the NIMBYism of the townhomes in the area weren't able to drag this down. This building is the same sort (although at a slightly larger scale!) of deve...
by homeworld1031tx
05 Nov 2019 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 153092

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber announced results yesterday, and it looks like they burned another 1.2b with about 12b left in reserves. Expense growth outpaced revenue growth this past quarter. I am still deeply confused as to why the developer here is so enthusiastic about this, and why they're likely doing a build to suit ...
by homeworld1031tx
31 Oct 2019 13:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 315
Views: 98015

Re: DFW Economy

Great chart and thanks for posting it. Clicking through the link reveals a bit more color to the story though - Dallas proper is only added 3800 of those ~22000 units, and surprisingly Ft Worth has a (barely) larger share of that 22k than Dallas. Even more, the city propers of Miami and Seattle are ...
by homeworld1031tx
31 Oct 2019 09:54
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 115
Views: 35475

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

The plan does indeed look pretty good. Glad that they're attempting to trench the highway to some degree as well.
by homeworld1031tx
17 Oct 2019 09:40
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 139
Views: 33703

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

DPatel304 wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I specifically said Downtown. I am comparing Downtowns


I know you were, but what is the purpose of only comparing Downtowns? Seems a bit arbitrary to me.


If you're just comparing Austin to *Downtown* Dallas, they surpassed us sometime in the mid 2000s...
by homeworld1031tx
17 Oct 2019 09:38
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 139
Views: 33703

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

Imagine having to drive up 19 stories of parking ramps to park everyday.
by homeworld1031tx
26 Sep 2019 12:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village
Replies: 24
Views: 7754

Re: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village

How is the Lorenzo hotel doing? Has anyone stayed or heard of occupancy rates? It sounded like an ambitious project and it is quite large in scale, so I'm curious to see how it's doing considering it isn't a normal hotel flag.
by homeworld1031tx
26 Sep 2019 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 705
Views: 299709

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

Great picture. thanks for posting. I'm guessing that this is from the Sylvan ave overpass?? Such a great photo spot.
by homeworld1031tx
20 Sep 2019 15:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Legacy
Replies: 6
Views: 3773

Re: Plano: Legacy

SMU sells its Plano campus to developer Trammell Crow https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/09/19/smu-sells-its-plano-campus-to-developer-trammell-crow/ Ahhh man that is sad. I worked at a summer camp at SMU Legacy all throughout my high school and during most of my college years, fr...
by homeworld1031tx
17 Sep 2019 09:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 992
Views: 298891

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I must have missed it, which building are you guys referring to as being fully renovated with all the glass being removed??
by homeworld1031tx
12 Sep 2019 12:55
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 115
Views: 35475

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

This article also mentioned I35 between denton county (lets call it 121) and 635.... what the hell? that section JUST completed construction within the last year??? They did a terrible job of it too, with no extra capacity to the main line lanes, and only a one way HOT system. The bridge over belt l...
by homeworld1031tx
29 Aug 2019 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 178
Views: 74100

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Going to be realll funny to see what happens to the train wreck that is WeWork once these building owners and managers start building out much cheaper but just as nice coworking spaces using their spare unleased office space.
by homeworld1031tx
28 Aug 2019 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 107
Views: 42847

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

I biked across here last night. It looks like they have brought in some portable cranes to begin removing the fallen one. Citylights never really stopped construction for a significant amount of time. I remember biking by it a week after the crane fell and noticed a small mobile crane that was being...
by homeworld1031tx
27 Aug 2019 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 223933

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Jeez, can we not? The building looks fantastic just the way it is. No need to try this hard to make it 'fit in' with the deep ellum aesthetic (which hasn't existed in an original form for at least 5 years now...)
by homeworld1031tx
15 Aug 2019 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 242
Views: 79833

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

This thread has me super nervous because every time there is a new update I fear that it'll be something about a citizens council or HOA being able to jam it up. Good to see that they're making progress as I'm really excited about this one.
by homeworld1031tx
15 Aug 2019 12:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 315
Views: 98015

Re: DFW Economy

Huh, if there are ~40k units under construction right now, with most of them taking about 1 year to deliver, and we only needs 230k 11 years out, it seems like we're slightly over building at the moment. 40k units also seems incredibly high, last I remember the average (high) numbers were like 25k/y...
by homeworld1031tx
13 Aug 2019 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 223933

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

6th street has been a crazy part of Austin for late nights for years but it seems like they can handle it as well. There are major fights every weekend on 6th street, but they are always just drunken brawls that are broken up by the mounted police (lol.) and it's almost part of the party vibe. If D...
by homeworld1031tx
12 Aug 2019 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 153092

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber just announced a tech hiring freeze today, which comes a few weeks after they just laid off another ~500 people in their marketing department. This company does not have legs and I really hope they're not coming into the city due to a 'benefit now, pay later' tax break. They won't be around to...
by homeworld1031tx
12 Aug 2019 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 153092

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber just announced a tech hiring freeze today, which comes a few weeks after they just laid off another ~500 people in their marketing department. This company does not have legs and I really hope they're not coming into the city due to a 'benefit now, pay later' tax break. They won't be around to ...
by homeworld1031tx
11 Aug 2019 17:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 103
Views: 29591

Re: The Link at Uptown

Didn't we establish that the 20-23 story max height has something to do with elevators? You need extra banks or express elevators once you go above that range, so going any higher introduces a lot of added costs by now requiring entirely new banks of elevators.
by homeworld1031tx
09 Aug 2019 00:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 39
Views: 11621

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Beautiful building, hoping to see lots more like this
by homeworld1031tx
08 Aug 2019 13:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 25
Views: 4519

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

Dang we're really going to lose a lot of the last bastions of nightlife in uptown. BBC going away with the Quadrangle redevelopment, and now 3 of the last large bars in the area with this, if it goes through as planned. This doesn't personally effect me as I do not frequent these places any more, bu...
by homeworld1031tx
07 Aug 2019 13:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DFW rail transit maps
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: DFW rail transit maps

Hell ya man, these are awesome, thanks for making and sharing!
by homeworld1031tx
02 Aug 2019 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 149
Views: 53537

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Was just looking at this area on gmaps and noticed that the Idle Rich building is surprisingly currently occupied by another nightclub. I know that the original tower that they closed Idle Rich down for was delayed or cancelled - does any one have any info on what may be happening? Did they have to ...
by homeworld1031tx
26 Jul 2019 15:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 28
Views: 5562

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Damn, sorry to see BBC go. One of the last good bars in uptown
by homeworld1031tx
12 Jul 2019 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 144
Views: 58077

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

exelone31 wrote:"Quick! To the trademark office! We must protect the name 'Swexan' at all costs. Once our competitors hear it, they will be falling all over themselves to steal it!"


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by homeworld1031tx
01 Jul 2019 12:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 420
Views: 118472

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

This is a really interesting one. I noticed that a pretty dilapidated hotel on the NW corner of 75 and 635 was reonvated above a year ago into something called "Hotel Alexis". I felt pretty bad for the guys because it looks like they put a fair amount of money into it, and then it was tota...
by homeworld1031tx
27 Jun 2019 13:38
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: East Dallas
Replies: 3
Views: 3929

Re: East Dallas

Looking forward to hopefully more posts from you, I enjoyed seeing your work on the old forum!
by homeworld1031tx
14 Jun 2019 15:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 2888

Re: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

Comment that i posted to the dmn story... Interesting that such a large and long tunnel is only going to cost $300 million for the entire project. If it's 5 miles long this is really coming out to 60 million per mile all in. The recent 2nd ave subway in new york was something like 2 billion per mile...
by homeworld1031tx
14 Jun 2019 15:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 2888

Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

Didn't see a topic for this even though it's been in the works for a while, so I thought I'd post one http://millcreektunnel.com/ The Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel is a construction project that will bring needed infrastructure improvement to east Dallas. The tunnel, which stretches from the Sta...

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