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by homeworld1031tx
02 Apr 2020 13:26
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 64
Views: 28783

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Fantastic picture comparison. Thanks for sharing. Really hoping the Little Mexico apartment blocks get taken out sooner rather than later, either for a redevelopment opportunity or to be replaced by a large park. I get that they are low income/subsidized hosing, but that land is just too valuable to...
by homeworld1031tx
29 Mar 2020 22:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 263728

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Great video. Is that yours or are you just reposting? Asking because I'd love some more info about the drive through testing if you know any. I'm guessing it wasn't open at this point (either for the day or it hadn't been brought online yet in totality) due to the lack of cars.
by homeworld1031tx
26 Mar 2020 12:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120652

Re: DFW Economy

Looks like its starting. 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 homeworld1031tx
23 Mar 2020 13:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120652

Re: DFW Economy

Well, I spoke too soon. My GM relieved me this morning, and gave me 2 options. Either a full temporary layoff, or a cutback to 24 hours (3 nights)/week. I've gotta call the Workforce office and see which of these is the better deal. In either case, IDK what I'll have left after rent/bills/DART (if ...
by homeworld1031tx
18 Mar 2020 09:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120652

Re: DFW Economy

Appreciate the in person insights into your industry. Please keep them coming during this very bizarre event, and most importantly, I wish you and your colleagues the best of luck getting through this.
by homeworld1031tx
10 Mar 2020 13:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120652

Re: DFW Economy

I just looked at the forecast for the next month at the hotel where I work, and every night but 2, we will be projected to be at less than 50% occupancy. The hotel company even has a new request code for those with reservations wanting to cancel based on the coronavirus situation. Very interesting....
by homeworld1031tx
10 Mar 2020 09:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 374
Views: 120652

Re: DFW Economy

With the recent cratering in oil prices, how do you guys think this will affect the DFW and Texas economies? Most of the reports that I've seen state that with oil at the 30 bucks a barrel range, nearly all new wells are unprofitable to drill. I know that DFW isn't as closely tied to the oil industr...
by homeworld1031tx
05 Mar 2020 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 263728

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Tnexster wrote:This has a fairly impressive footprint.


I was thinking the same thing - for a relatively small tower, especially from the renderings that I've seen, they sure have dug up a large area of land.
by homeworld1031tx
02 Mar 2020 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 176
Views: 62770

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Any idea how this building is supposed to add up to 1 million square feet of space? If it's just 20 stories of office space (according to the dmn article as the rest of the height will be above grade parking), 1m sqft seems like quite a lot. Most of the 20-25 story towers in uptown are 300k sqft.
by homeworld1031tx
02 Mar 2020 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 275
Views: 100727

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Thanks for the pictures thrillhouse! Lol @ your username too. We should play some bonestorm some time.
by homeworld1031tx
20 Feb 2020 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 181044

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

... the long-vacant Stampede 66, all along McKinney south of the Crescent. Quick aside about Stampede 66. The Uptown vacancy resulted in them opening up a new space at Watters Creek, on the border of Plano and Allen off of 75. We tried going there for an informal business lunch a few weeks ago and ...
by homeworld1031tx
19 Feb 2020 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 263728

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Lot F is the almost exclusively handicapped spot lot. I wonder what the implications of removing those dedicated spots are.
by homeworld1031tx
12 Feb 2020 21:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 217
Views: 105162

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

Any one want to speculate on why a pretty generic property sold for so much? Really surprised that it didn't include the residential portion too.
by homeworld1031tx
05 Feb 2020 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 319388

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The Galleria office is exclusively AWS, right? Would this new office be AWS or Amazon retail? All reporting seems to suggest otherwise. Perhaps, it is AWS that is allegedly shopping for this new space. Reporting suggests what as otherwise? That the Galleria office is exclusively *not* AWS? The Gall...
by homeworld1031tx
05 Feb 2020 10:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 319388

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The Galleria office is exclusively AWS, right? Would this new office be AWS or Amazon retail?
by homeworld1031tx
03 Feb 2020 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 275
Views: 100727

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I don't recall ever seeing a rendering for that southern face of the building, but wouldn't it be hilarious if they revised the design to spite the townhome owners after they tried their nimby campaign.
by homeworld1031tx
31 Jan 2020 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 252175

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The large tower appears to be on the land where a building that is currently occupied by '44 Build' sits. They're a pretty cool custom furniture company that does build outs for commercial clients. They have a cool instagram that's worth following (@44dtx), I wonder where they're going to move to. T...
by homeworld1031tx
29 Jan 2020 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 71
Views: 20839

Re: Design District 1.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:What's up with 80's lambo and the guy in a suit in the front of the rendering? Lol


Excuse me that's a Ferrari 308GTB ;)
by homeworld1031tx
26 Jan 2020 14:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 20
Views: 7720

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

Drove by this area last night, and holy hell is it massive. The apartment tower + parking garage going up looks almost like a mini Parkland.
by homeworld1031tx
23 Jan 2020 23:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 139
Views: 38960

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Went to Desert Racer again just now and it was packed. Gotta feel bad for the Haymaker guys, they spent all that money renovating the place and then weren't able to find success; these new guys move in with a quick remodel after all the hard work is done and are packed. The restaurant business is a ...
by homeworld1031tx
23 Jan 2020 23:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 33
Views: 8911

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Interesting to hear, but a welcome stay of execution non-the-less. The original timeline was for BBC to close down at EOY 2019. Wonder what this means for the development overall.
by homeworld1031tx
22 Jan 2020 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 280
Views: 113035

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: 481
Views: 181044

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: 139
Views: 38960

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: 13520

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: 9986

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: 22305

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: 110
Views: 50341

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: 22642

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: 11
Views: 3431

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: 764
Views: 341074

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: 4761

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: 22214

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: 230
Views: 89892

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: 534
Views: 212789

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: 509
Views: 172982

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: 4761

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: 175
Views: 71148

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: 481
Views: 181044

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: 738
Views: 252175

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: 738
Views: 252175

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: 275
Views: 100727

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: 509
Views: 172982

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: 374
Views: 120652

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: 40914

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: 148
Views: 44935

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: 148
Views: 44935

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: 9796

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: 764
Views: 341074

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: 10
Views: 5458

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...

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