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by Thymant
10 Dec 2019 02:19
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 226
Views: 52222

Re: I-345

Loop 12 is called Buckner Boulevard in some parts, Northwest Highway in other parts. Ledbetter Drive in others, it's all just semantics. If you replace I-345 with a 6 lane Boulevard or a 6 lane one way DNT-HarryHines/Harwood equivalent Or if you try to feed I-345 through the grid... The result is t...
by Thymant
26 Nov 2019 01:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 32
Views: 10454

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

So, why did Dallas sell this land? I think something like this at this location would be more directly beneficial to the residents of Rowlett, Rockwall, and Garland than what it would a majority of Dallas residents so therefore I doubt the City of Dallas would have pushed for such a risky developme...
by Thymant
07 Oct 2019 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 222667

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yes there is a hotel and residential tower proposed in the Design District by JMJ Development, same company behind the “Asian themed” hotel and condo on Turtle Creek, check the Design District thread.
by Thymant
06 Oct 2019 22:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 222667

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I wonder if the Hard Rock Cafe closing has anything to do with the proposed Hard Rock Hotel?
by Thymant
23 Sep 2019 20:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 27
Views: 9094

Re: Plano: misc. developments

I don't see what's wrong with a suburb being a suburb.
by Thymant
28 Aug 2019 15:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 210192

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I love this addition, I was already beginning to wonder when we would see more creative features added to Deep Ellum new builds.
by Thymant
27 Aug 2019 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 101
Views: 39836

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Well, they supposedly started back up after the crane was disconnected from the job site and left sitting across the Elan. They started this week removing the crane out of Elan but I imagine the Tom Thumb store side has been delayed without a crane. Ok interesting, as I recently noticed they instal...
by Thymant
12 Aug 2019 14:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111638

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Ubers financial health has me scared though. I think most of the fear with Uber has to do with the fact that the Media does not like Uber due to past conflicts and typically they only spread stories to make people nervous of the future of this company despite the fact that it's financials seem to m...
by Thymant
19 Jul 2019 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 73
Views: 11472

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

Interesting! I actually like this one a lot, potentially that is. If they do a good job of making this look like a historic building with a modern addition on top, kind of like what they are trying to do with the historic garage in the West End. But it all depends on the final outcome but it does ha...
by Thymant
17 Jul 2019 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 135
Views: 46999

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

That's interesting to know! I visited the square a few months ago and was wondering what all the complaints were about as it looked nice to me. Little did I know it just had some work done.
by Thymant
17 Jul 2019 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village
Replies: 8
Views: 2267

Re: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village

I believe they will have no issues financially with the demographics of this area is area. Homes prices in this area are actually on the higher side nowadays and for someone to be able to afford a home in this area, they should be able to afford a $45 gym membership or a $15 movie ticket if they wan...
by Thymant
17 Jul 2019 10:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 276
Views: 119981

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

So by the looks of the base they are indeed building the Flora lofts portion along side the Atelier Tower?
by Thymant
15 Jul 2019 23:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 222667

Re: Victory Park 3.0

BTW, I visited VP a few weeks ago to get a taste of the new nightlife scene and I have to say I was whether impressed! It's still only a few venues but Hero and Dibs where both pretty active not packed but relatively active. It was very busy at Billy Can Can and a few other restaurants down the stre...
by Thymant
08 Jul 2019 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 222667

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Why are the designs of Dallas high-rises so boring? If you look at the building designs in other cities like Seattle, Austin, Amsterdam, etc, you'll see some creativity. This looks like every other 15-20 story high-rise that's popped up over the last 5 years. Ok please tell me what 15-20 building i...
by Thymant
03 Jul 2019 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155999

Re: Oak Lawn

So I noticed I couple of days ago that there is something called “Maple Street Food Hall” being built into a vacant buliding on maple ave next to Ojeda’s restaurant. I noticed early in the year they had bulldozed a building or 2 next to the vacant site and built a large surface lot.
by Thymant
18 Jun 2019 19:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 81
Views: 31135

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

Tnexster wrote:South face of the parking garage is finally getting some glass.


Beat me to it, saw that as well!
by Thymant
14 Jun 2019 23:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village
Replies: 24
Views: 7126

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

exelone31 wrote:Hopefully there is no "old wiring" in either of these buildings.


Yeah this part of the Cedars lost a lot of its magic with the loss of the Ambassador. Its like if Cinderella's castle at Disney World got burned down.
by Thymant
14 Jun 2019 19:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 210192

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Whats going on with the lots around exposition and main? The one random yellow house building and the old tattoo shop are fenced up. Bummer. A New 7-Eleven (Complete With Gas Pumps And All) Will Open In Deep Ellum’s Eastern Edge In 2020, Replacing A Popular Instagram Photo Shoot Destination. https:...
by Thymant
02 Jun 2019 04:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 142774

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Mockingbird Diner Closes Was it the staff? The size? Restaurateur 'befuddled' over Mockingbird Diner's closure https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2019/06/01/mockingbird-diner-closed-near-dallas-love-field-airport Anybody else try this place besides me? The ownership was arrogant and rude. You...
by Thymant
28 May 2019 05:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 160
Views: 61804

Re: The Cedars Developments

Looks like it's a total loss.
by Thymant
04 May 2019 22:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 159
Views: 58801

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I’m glad to hear there will be some residential included in this development. I don't think there will be residential included in this project, the residential they were referring to was the residential tower that was approved to be added to the Cabana Hotel along 35. The article made it easy to co...
by Thymant
25 Apr 2019 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 76
Views: 32898

Re: West Dallas Developments

Saw over the last week or so that two projects appear to have broken ground. The Toll Brothers site on W Commerce and Pittman has been moving dirt and is the most active of the two. https://dallas.towers.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/10/TollBros-W-Dallas-Apts.jpg And on W Commerce and Beckle...
by Thymant
24 Mar 2019 00:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 55
Views: 20582

Re: Red Bird Mall

Construction should pick up on Tuesday, hearing that Brodsky has changed some of the plans and will cut up the old mall into even more pieces basically gutting the mall. This will no longer be a mall at all and will be a series of office buildings with some retail scattered about in between the off...
by Thymant
22 Mar 2019 20:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 229
Views: 94620

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Maybe need to see this in full sunlight but I work nearby and this building is hideous. The glass or whatever design you'd call what they have on the Ross side is really not pleasant to look at. Weird I've seen this building in full daylight and think it looks nice. Plus its rare to find new reside...
by Thymant
14 Feb 2019 20:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 102
Views: 27206

Re: The Link at Uptown

Seems rather tall!
by Thymant
23 Jan 2019 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 107
Views: 42637

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

^^^^ Agreed, this is definitely not a reflection of the market as a whole. The dream hotel has been in limbo from the start, the fact that even came back to life is quite shocking. Plus there are 2 upscale hotels that recently started near by showing it's quite possible to move development of this s...
by Thymant
20 Jan 2019 21:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 145882

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

From this Weekend:

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The Hamilton by Thymant, on Flickr
by Thymant
12 Jan 2019 04:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 210192

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

From Last Week:
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Novel Deep Ellum by Thymant, on Flickr
by Thymant
12 Jan 2019 04:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 75
Views: 24710

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Trinity Grove phase 2 apartments https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/32753034538_d058b6f421_b.jpg Trinity Groves Apartments by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7825/46627209931_aec5b214b5_b.jpg Trinity Groves Apartments by Thymant , on Flickr
by Thymant
15 Nov 2018 23:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 447
Views: 161528

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

itsjrd1964 wrote:
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Still no hotel flag correct?


There was brief rumor/talk somewhere, I don't remember where I saw it, that Hyatt's Centric brand was considered or looked at for this, but I've seen nothing more about it.


Hyatt Centric was the hotel flag placed on earlier more detailed renderings for this project.
by Thymant
06 Oct 2018 23:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 192
Views: 59482

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I like the Galleria because it's feels more convenient and quick than a trip to Northpark. It's honestly not in as bad of shape as some people here seem to think. I've also not seen many vacant storefronts. A few, but not many. I don't spend thousands or even hundreds on each garment I buy, so I ap...
by Thymant
05 Oct 2018 03:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 226
Views: 75098

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

They look at Frisco with salivation and want that here. This is all on Dallas. Nothing in Frisco has been built with a giant surface lot until you get to nearly Prosper. The most anti-urban thing Frisco has done recently is slightly widen their main street. And the downzoning of US75 to drive-thus ...
by Thymant
24 Sep 2018 00:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 131
Views: 54728

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

tamtagon wrote:hahaha people are going to hate it in 50 years so i'll be scrapped off and modernized!


????? Why exactly?
by Thymant
23 Sep 2018 01:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 131
Views: 54728

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Still no sign of the lace like exterior. Wonder when that will start going up? https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1953/44789932822_322609c574_b.jpg Virgin Hotel by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/44789934932_d4ae5860a5_b.jpg Virgin Hotel by Thymant , on Flickr
by Thymant
19 Sep 2018 06:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83920

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I wish we could get a nice block of 8-10 mid rise buildings throughout this side of town. This here I agree with. If you hop over to Oaklawn near Old Parkland you can witness a perfect example of this. it hasn't quite reached 8-10 mark but with the apartments they have built along with new town hom...
by Thymant
22 Aug 2018 00:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 210192

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Novel Deep Ellum apartments https://farm1.staticflickr.com/937/43099235145_63dcc98a4c_b.jpg Novel Deep Ellum by Thymant , on Flickr The Crosby Apartments https://farm1.staticflickr.com/939/42196012940_f112e9d4e9_b.jpg The Crosby by Thymant , on Flickr
by Thymant
27 Jul 2018 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 47207

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

Tnexster wrote:Saw the glass from 35 today, saw it twice and don't know what to say except....it looks dark.


Didn't look dark to me from close up, it similar tent to the renderings. Maybe there was a reflection?
by Thymant
25 Jul 2018 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 78
Views: 25051

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Has anyone seen the Trammel Crow development? I had high hopes for it as they had multiple tower cranes on the site and went reasonably far below grade for parking, so I was expecting something much, much larger/nicer/denser than what we ended up with. Even worse, the units that front Greenville lo...
by Thymant
12 Jun 2018 04:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 274
Views: 76200

Re: Trinity River Park

Sorry to get everyone's hopes up and bumping this topic, I don't have any updates regarding the Trinity River Park. I was wondering if anyone here has actually utilized the existing trails and park space as it is. I've only briefly used the trails here, so I really don't know much of anything about...
by Thymant
10 Apr 2018 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 210192

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Which apartment project is The Gabrielle and which one is the Crosby. A googling to straighten me out did not help.


The Gabrielle is the Tom Thumb apartment project by greystar and The Crosby is the 5 story apartment project by Stillwater Capital.
by Thymant
09 Apr 2018 19:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 210192

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

We now have 7 cranes in Deep Ellum! The Epic - 2 cranes (down 1) Texas A&M Dental School - 2 cranes The Gabrielle - 1 crane The Crosby - 1 crane Crescent Deep Ellum - 1 crane https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/40639485304_caa626e400_b.jpg Deep Ellum Cranes by Thymant , on Flickr
by Thymant
02 Apr 2018 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 11273

Re: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)

From last week:

ImageCarlisle and Vine by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/156360625@N07/]Thymant/url], on Flickr
by Thymant
02 Apr 2018 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 32
Views: 11532

Re: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)

From Last week:

ImageVentana by Buckner by Thymant, on Flickr
by Thymant
14 Mar 2018 22:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 192
Views: 59482

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I wonder if this is going to be another midrise or if they are going to go for a highrise at this site.
by Thymant
22 Feb 2018 00:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 141
Views: 59191

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Plain beige EIFS stick built apartment in Dallas. Groundbreaking. Ross Ave isn't Uptown. To get high-end construction and design, you have to be able to fetch high-end prices, and you're just not going to get that here. It's either the unexciting midrise that will bring 600 more people and their vi...
by Thymant
21 Feb 2018 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 141
Views: 59191

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Former credit union on Dallas' Ross Avenue to become 300-unit apartment project Steve Brown February 20, 2018 https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1519166536-cypress.jpg?auto=format%2Cenhance&crop=faces%2Centropy&fit=crop&q=40&or=0&w=1024&h=543 [url="https://www.dallasnews.com/...
by Thymant
29 Jan 2018 20:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 366
Views: 128037

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

That garage is an insult to the progress that The Cedars has made so far, it's almost like going backwards in time. I really hope they don't plan to just build a massive bank garage in the neighborhood.
by Thymant
23 Jan 2018 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 210192

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Dallas' Deep Ellum is getting another rental community, with 336 apartments https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1516727322-DeepEllumFlats_ForRent2.jpg?auto=format%2Cenhance&crop=faces%2Centropy&fit=crop&q=40&or=0&w=1024&h=543 Dallas-based Stillwater Capital is building the 336-unit...
by Thymant
20 Jan 2018 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 212
Views: 75461

Re: West End 1.0

Additional Security Coming to Dallas’ Historic West End Dallas’ Historic West End has long had a reputation as dangerous. The neighborhood association dedicated to the enhancement of the area—the West End Association—scored a long-anticipated win Tuesday with the hiring of safety patrol Landmark Se...

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