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by LongonBigD
11 Sep 2019 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 226
Views: 56833

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

This is big news! I hoped and it was reported that the Sam's deal was dead, but there was always a doubt in the back of my mind that TC would trot out a similar dead horse to whip called Big Box Retailer X. I noticed the story mentioned that the plot was purchased by a partnership which includes Del...
by LongonBigD
11 Sep 2019 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 31
Views: 10073

Broadstone Knox District

IMG_3877 (2).JPG Crane is up for this development kitty-corner from Trader Joes at Cole and Armstrong. Here is a link to GFF website which has several renderings of the landscaping for this project I have not seen before. https://gff.com/view/broadstone-knox-district-landscape/ They intend to integ...
by LongonBigD
11 Sep 2019 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Jay9398 wrote:It's for sale. Please oh please oh please don't let First Baptist scoop it up.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/09/ymca-to-sell-its-downtown-building/


Posted on the day of T Boone's death.
by LongonBigD
11 Sep 2019 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Broadstone Knox District

Moved this posting to the "Knox: Armstrong and Cole" string, but the pictures stayed. I guess just to tease you to look at the other string!!
by LongonBigD
11 Sep 2019 14:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 53
Views: 18770

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Here are some update photos from different directions. Interesting how it looks fatter/wider traveling south on Central and slimmer if you are going north from DT. Most of the exterior work is completed now.

I don't know...it's not very sexy or exciting. Then again, this isn't Uptown, it's Knox.
by LongonBigD
11 Sep 2019 13:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Such a high-end boutique traditional space for a store that prides itself on being more modern and contemporary. I agree. I thought they might at least put a false fascia on the building. Glad they left the trees. I always thought this building would be a great restaurant space with that outdoor ar...
by LongonBigD
08 Sep 2019 19:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 53
Views: 18770

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

One crane came down this weekend.
by LongonBigD
07 Sep 2019 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Demolition has finally started on the buildings at Hester and Mckinney for that apartment complex that still hasn't gotten its final designs approved by the Oak Lawn committee yet. According to this DMN article, the building will be 5 stories tall with one level of underground parking. https://www....
by LongonBigD
30 Aug 2019 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Stockdale owns the stretch from Kozy to Knox Street Pub, and with all those closing there must be some redevelopment plans. They also own a significant portion of the block on the east side of McKinney http://stockdale.com/properties/texas/knox-promenade That’s good information. Thanks. I am optimi...
by LongonBigD
01 Aug 2019 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I think we knew this news was coming, but it’s still kinda sad to see the original OTB shuttered. It's not actually the original. The original was a couple blocks west. You’re right. I didn’t remember that. Today’s DMN article does imply that the building is gonna stay and be converted to retail an...
by LongonBigD
31 Jul 2019 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I think we knew this news was coming, but it’s still kinda sad to see the original OTB shuttered. That article is very confusing. It suggests the location will be “converted” for more retail and residential space. Sounds more like torn down and started over to me. Also the story said Z Gallerie is c...
by LongonBigD
30 Jul 2019 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 109251

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

CORRECTION: The Nextdoor commenter said QT, not RaceTrac. Regardless, I was thinking the lot size was small for that too. What if you include TxLC lot? That would be large and get you access to BOTH Lemmon Aves. While that kind of deal doesn’t make sense to us development wannabes, it would make sen...
by LongonBigD
29 Jul 2019 15:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 109251

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

A little luck....maybe something good will happen here. Just read on Nextdoor that the security guard there (gas station/car wash at Lemmon/Cole) is saying it is to be a RaceTrac. For the love of God I hope this is a very misinformed source. Just when you thought that block couldn’t get worse than ...
by LongonBigD
17 Jul 2019 15:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 22
Views: 4535

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

10 levels of load-bearing framing over 3 levels of garage. I am not familiar with this type of construction. I thought there was a limit of about 5-6 stories of wood frame over concrete pedestal. Is this something new? Luckily we have not heard much about local earthquakes in a while. Nice to see a ...
by LongonBigD
12 Jul 2019 18:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 136
Views: 37532

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

I dunno about the eyebrow windows. They look very 1990 suburban tract house. Meh. Those chandeliers will be a huge liability during on of our spring wind gusts.
by LongonBigD
04 Jul 2019 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Found this on Candys Dirt https://candysdirt.com/tag/shelby-family-offices Shelby Family Offices – McCommas at McKinney Also bordering the Katy Trail is a new office building replacing the Atlantic National Trust building. Unlike the rest of the night’s projects, this one was a drive-by to let the O...
by LongonBigD
04 Jul 2019 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

R1070 wrote:What is the crane on the far North end of McKinney Ave for?


Walked by yesterday. Columns coming out of ground already, so no below ground parking. Permits reference “Shelby Family Office.”
by LongonBigD
04 Jul 2019 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 31
Views: 10073

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

I believe it is all underground parking. The pool will be ground level on Cole. Typically they put those on top of a garage.
by LongonBigD
27 Jun 2019 15:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 9
Views: 2744

Re: Allen: Monarch City

This is an amazing proposal.

I don’t mean to rain on the parade, but that intersection is so bad already with traffic. How in the world will they add more?
by LongonBigD
26 Jun 2019 21:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 155
Views: 44230

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Not sure if this has been posted yet or not https://omnidev.imgix.net/media/work/case-study/McKinney-Lemmon/2300Mckinney_04.jpg Thanks for that, I have not seen two-way McKinney Ave except in the city of Dallas drawings. The tower in the background got bigger too. I wonder if they know anything or ...
by LongonBigD
24 Jun 2019 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

They are building a small office building right on the Katy trail. I haven’t seen drawings but I imagine it will be similar to the one north of The McKenzie.
by LongonBigD
22 Jun 2019 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I agree that they probably never intended to go that high, but they needed a variance to get the height they settled on. 1) Submit a proposal to build a huge above ground garage. 2) Wait until OLC shoots it down 3) offer a “compromise” sans the hideously tall garage that gets you 7-8 stories you alw...
by LongonBigD
12 Jun 2019 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I will never understand the hate for stucco on this site. I find it fascinating. My disdain for stucco is not for those type of aesthetic reasons. It has been my experience that it is not properly installed around here and then leaks like a sieve, cracks, and becomes discolored easily. This materia...
by LongonBigD
12 Jun 2019 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Did the weir furniture project start yet? The site is completely fenced in. Internal demolition has begun. Once again, the City of Dallas seems to have no idea how to manage the developers and their jobsites. All the parking spaces in front of and beside both jobsites (RH and Weirs) remain in use, ...
by LongonBigD
06 Jun 2019 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

4802 Mckinney Avenue has a demo fence around it...rumor is 6 stories Actually, it's more than one address and I believe is all or almost all of the entire stretch from Hester to Chelsea Corner I remember this. The original proposal was about 15 stories with maybe 6 stories of garage all above groun...
by LongonBigD
04 Jun 2019 21:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

DMN and D Magazine have both done stories about the rendering attached to the construction fence. No new information there. The Charlotte Business Journal ran this story back in January stating it was “potential plans” for a center there. The rendering appears to be the Dallas Knox RH with some gras...
by LongonBigD
03 Jun 2019 19:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 109251

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

This is a lesser known tenant but Two Sisters Catering which was located in a small retail strip on Monticello between Cole and McKinney Ave has moved their catering operation to Downtown Dallas. They didn't say where though. I’ve been wondering when this little center would turn over to accommodat...
by LongonBigD
02 Jun 2019 19:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 489
Views: 140680

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

H. L. Hunt died in the 70’s, Thanksgiving Tower is early 1980s. Perhaps his children developed Thanksgiving Tower (HuntOil?). I do recall that all original occupants were primarily companies owned by or doing business with the Hunts, sorta the 1980s version of Old Parkland.
by LongonBigD
02 Jun 2019 18:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

They have a rendering attached the fencing for the new RH. It’s a frontal shot, so no hint if the project still includes the RH Guesthouse.
by LongonBigD
31 May 2019 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 489
Views: 140680

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Thanks for sharing.

I had forgotten this was built by H.L. Hunt and used as the pretend offices of JR Ewing on the tv show.
by LongonBigD
30 May 2019 15:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 27
Views: 6236

Re: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)

19 units starting at $2.5mm. You have to assume the starting price units are this with direct views of the power lines. This better be VERY swanky. The gold toned metals in the renderings must be gold plate!
by LongonBigD
16 May 2019 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hampton Inn (Allen Bldg., 1700 Commerce)
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hampton Inn (Allen Bldg., 1700 Commerce)

I not the retail guru, thankfully we have much more knowledgeable members on the site for that. However I am under the impression that this Neimans location relies heavily on personal shoppers and appointment only. If true, their customers would not see the garage. Whip in to valet and whip out.
by LongonBigD
15 May 2019 22:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

They are starting to remove the cool, old (and leaky) windows from the RH store (old Packard (?) dealership) prior to demo. That building also has some interesting ironwork on the top and sides or is that cast stone? I can only imagine that any salvaged parts are destined for one of those architectu...
by LongonBigD
15 May 2019 17:10
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

Thanks for attending and posting your thoughts. I have only been to a couple of "neighborhood" meetings myself. My experience was that NIMBYs rule. Who else would show up? It's like people who rate things or comment on reviews - it's usually the negative responses you hear. It seemed to me...
by LongonBigD
15 May 2019 15:04
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: US 75-N. Central Expwy.
Replies: 11
Views: 2895

Re: US 75-N. Central Expwy.

I commented just this weekend on how great NCX was looking. Finally, perhaps, we have a landscape that will survive those horrid conditions. Speaking of horrid conditions - I know NorthPark has nothing to do with NCX service roads, but the northbound exit at NorthPark/Park Lane is just disgusting. T...
by LongonBigD
11 May 2019 21:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 39
Views: 7510

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Yes, they were going to take half of the Office Depot.
by LongonBigD
06 May 2019 20:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 429
Views: 115367

Re: Oak Lawn

1557157358-streetlightslemmon.jpg
Another rendering from the initial online DMN story. I can’t seem to copy the image only link to it. Can Anyone fix this?
by LongonBigD
05 May 2019 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 155
Views: 44230

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

The height request I saw indicated at least two towers from my reading of it. An office building at the SE corner of McKinney Ave and Lemmon Ave East and a residential tower on the opposite corner of the property (where Original Pancake House is currently. I want to say that one height request for f...
by LongonBigD
02 May 2019 21:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

It is odd that they're spending the money to resurface parts of it if they're just going to slim it down... Speaking of....I have always wondered why we resurface Lemmon Ave (West of Oaklawn to Inwood) every 3-4 years like clockwork. How much does that cost? Why not just make it concrete? Why? Any ...
by LongonBigD
02 May 2019 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 52874

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Those renderings posted on the fence (thanks for the pics) seem to come from Omniplan’s website. See more below at this link.

http://www.omniplan.com/work/case-studies/park-heritage.html
by LongonBigD
02 May 2019 19:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 63
Views: 16141

Re: Collin Creek Mall

I don't know if this is current, but here is a link to Omniplan’s proposal for Collin Creek. It includes some townhomes (I don’t see 500 homes unless they are counting apts) and proposes to reopen the creek.

http://www.omniplan.com/work/projects/collincreek.html
by LongonBigD
02 May 2019 18:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Today’s DMN. I figured this forum knew more than Steve Brown. Of course I checked just now and DMN story only mentions store and garage. Here’s the story.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/04/30/dirt-flies-dallas-knox-street-new-restoration-hardware-project
by LongonBigD
02 May 2019 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Re: RH new project. DMN says the building permits submitted were for a 3 story REstoration Hardware/restaurant with a parking garage behind and 4 stories of hotel above the garage.

Is this reporting stale? I thought we heard the plans were changed since then. Any update?
by LongonBigD
25 Apr 2019 21:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Where is the intel on CB2 coming from? Very exciting if that is true! Simply from asking the official looking guys who were locking up the doors on my way to lunch from RH to Chipotle. They mentioned it had been leased- to CB2. I don't know anything about the building being torn down or replaced. A...
by LongonBigD
23 Apr 2019 16:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 63
Views: 16141

Re: Collin Creek Mall

I would really like to see this take off. Perhaps it would help move similar Valley View project forward. Very surprised to see Pitman Creek HOA is supportive. This area of Plano is not known for supporting more apartments historically. I think of them as being more aligned philosophically with Rich...
by LongonBigD
18 Apr 2019 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 53
Views: 18770

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

The Knox district is going to be amazing in a couple of years! Between the massive retail work on Knox, Complete Streets on Knox and Henderson, McKinney and Cole street conversions, and various big residential projects increasing the density, I really think it'll turn into a jewel of a neighborhood...
by LongonBigD
17 Apr 2019 23:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 53
Views: 18770

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

The skin and windows are going up quickly. Parking garage covering started on west side of building.

This one is a little darker in color compared to renderings. The drawings had blue windows instead of gray, but that may be a common way to illustrate glass and not indicative of glass color.
by LongonBigD
17 Apr 2019 22:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 324
Views: 99585

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Small office building updates from Knox area. This is an announcement for a small project on Buena Vista a block south of Knox Street backing to the Katy Trail at Buena Vista and Armstrong (immediately south of 2M building). IMG_1578.jpeg It appears the lot is cleared for this project to begin. IMG...
by LongonBigD
10 Apr 2019 22:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 150
Views: 38232

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Don’t you get a discount I’d you wear Cowboy logo on Sunday or something?

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