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by Kelley USA
24 Mar 2020 09:27
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 341
Views: 123340

Re: Legacy West

Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton are coming to Legacy West... This development has been such a success on the retail front, I wonder if they'll try to keep adding retail (although I have no idea where they'd put it). https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2020/03/24/legacy-wests-newest-buildi...
by Kelley USA
18 Mar 2020 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 341
Views: 155624

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

I've heard that city officials are shutting down construction sites Downtown due to the size of the construction teams. Too many workers. Does anyone know if this is true? I wouldn't believe this to be true, but you never know. I have a buddy that works for an electrical company on big projects. Th...
by Kelley USA
12 Mar 2020 10:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 63
Views: 21456

Re: Cypress Waters

Looks like 7-11 has leased about 3K sf for a convenience store at The Sound. Looks like it'll be right next door to Ascension Coffee.
by Kelley USA
11 Mar 2020 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 176
Views: 62680

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

Technically this XII, but set to begin by Summer. It's being designed by Harwood and a yet to be publicly named international architect. Renderings will be released when the architect is announced. It'll be 40 stories, 500K sf, will include a restaurant, 13K sf garden on the 19th floor along with lo...
by Kelley USA
11 Mar 2020 09:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The American Athletic Conference is moving from Providence, RI to Irving. This will make Irving home of the BIG 12, College Football Playoff association and Conference USA (technically they're in Dallas at Cypress Waters, but I'll claim it). https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/03/11...
by Kelley USA
11 Mar 2020 09:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The Star Park development (Jerry Jones 161 / 114) has released some new information. Looks like they have 3 tenants listed on their site plan as confirmed. Velvet Taco, Parry's Pizzeria & Bar (looks like a cool place- they just opened a location in The Colony) and Starbucks. Shaping up nicely! ...
by Kelley USA
10 Mar 2020 10:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The Star Park development (Jerry Jones 161 / 114) has released some new information. Looks like they have 3 tenants listed on their site plan as confirmed. Velvet Taco, Parry's Pizzeria & Bar (looks like a cool place- they just opened a location in The Colony) and Starbucks. Shaping up nicely!
by Kelley USA
10 Mar 2020 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115341

Re: AT&T Discovery District

The difference between this and the bean is that you can go inside this structure for an interactive sound and light show. 1500 linear feet of LED. I'm sure it'll be cool, and if it's meh it's still standing next to a massive media wall with 6K resolution!
by Kelley USA
09 Mar 2020 12:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Piedmont Realty is looking to turn their current parcel at 161 and Royal Lane into a mixed-use project. They're working on a new declaration with the Las Colinas Assoc. The new declaration has to be voted on by Las Colinas members. Their original plan called for 2 offie buildings, the new plan calls...
by Kelley USA
06 Mar 2020 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115341

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Looks like they have an updated website: https://discoverydistrict.att.com/ I didn't realize they were also building a theatre "Screening Room" where they'll do advance screenings, celebrity meet-n-greets etc... for Warner Bros Media stuff. The photo shows a pretty decent size theatre. Als...
by Kelley USA
04 Mar 2020 15:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 13
Views: 3897

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Whatever happened to this one? This thing fizzled out FAST! Wonder if it's still in the pipeline? Articles mentioned breaking ground March 2020. Never even saw a rendering.
by Kelley USA
04 Mar 2020 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 227
Views: 80222

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

^^ I think the counter to that is companies aren't interested in locating to 80's style buildings. While there might be a bit of office vacancy, I do believe that most of the new more modern projects tend to lease up quickly. What are the vacancy rates say between buildings built in the 80's / early...
by Kelley USA
04 Mar 2020 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 227
Views: 80222

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

I don't think they're trying to sell you on this design as much as they are trying to sell you on building YOUR design. It reads more like a build-to-suit opportunity. I think they're just being realistic as to where the market is right now with 15 - 30 story projects and how that might be more attr...
by Kelley USA
03 Mar 2020 09:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Got word this week that Kabuki at the Music Factory will be closing permanently tonight (the one in Plano is already closed apparently). The parent company, who also owns Blue Fish, will replace Kabuki by relocating the Blue Fish from 114 @ MacArthur. Hope the switch works, and doesn’t kill both re...
by Kelley USA
02 Mar 2020 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 182
Views: 81722

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

^^ Love that! What a great addition to Park District. Perfect place for people to walk over from the park and grab a nice quick lunch.
by Kelley USA
02 Mar 2020 13:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I have no problem with them turning all the 2nd floor space into office, but I definitely don't want to see them turn any of the ground floor space into office. I can go on and on about how poorly designed the Music Factory is, but there's no point. Part of the problem is ARK group. Ever since the F...
by Kelley USA
02 Mar 2020 09:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Got word this week that Kabuki at the Music Factory will be closing permanently tonight (the one in Plano is already closed apparently). The parent company, who also owns Blue Fish, will replace Kabuki by relocating the Blue Fish from 114 @ MacArthur. Hope the switch works, and doesn’t kill both re...
by Kelley USA
27 Feb 2020 11:27
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I noticed at the last City Council work session there was an Executive Session item for "Economic Development Negotiations for Project Resurrection". First of all, love that name! Second it sort of got me wondering about the project. Initial thoughts would be Texas Stadium site, Northshore...
by Kelley USA
26 Feb 2020 10:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105605

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Also, overnight Richards Group projected an add for Winstar Casinos on the tower in a guerilla marketing campaign. e8yqjaa5e6j41.jpg It's almost as if you don't read the board. Ha! :) I literally posted the exact same thing 30 minutes earlier. Except it was Choctaw and not Winstar (which in my opin...
by Kelley USA
26 Feb 2020 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105605

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Did anyone see the Choctaw Casino ad posted on the side of the leaning tower? The Richards Group was responsible. Genius! The story is that apparently they didn't even have permits to do this. Sort of guerrilla marketing!
by Kelley USA
20 Feb 2020 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 180920

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I would think that the rents that these places are commanding make it prohibitive for casual restaurants to move in. I mean you do have Miriam Cocina right on the park. You can get taco and enchilada plates for $12.95. You also have YardBird opening in 3 - 4 weeks. It'll be on the casual side. They'...
by Kelley USA
20 Feb 2020 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 180920

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I hate to hear that about Water Grill. It was a beautiful restaurant space! They definitely spent a pretty penny on the build-out. I think they would have been more successful has they build in something like the Union surrounded by The Henry & North Italia.
by Kelley USA
20 Feb 2020 09:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Still surprised at how few details are available regarding Project Blue Star. They have done a lot of ground work however... From what I have heard Northland is hoping to break ground on the 2 hotels sometime this Summer. I haven't seen much movement on the retail front. I know no permits have been...
by Kelley USA
19 Feb 2020 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 263548

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I would think Tom Gaglardi would want to make some sort of statement with his building!
by Kelley USA
17 Feb 2020 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115341

Re: AT&T Discovery District

^^ My favorite part of the article, AT&T Discovery District will offer FREE parking in the evenings in the employee parking garages. Gotta love that!!
by Kelley USA
16 Feb 2020 18:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Pacific Table is now open at Water Street... Went by on Friday night and it was packed (of course it was Valentine's Day), but they were booked solid. Place looks great! On another note, Big Little Market at Water Street closed down over the weekend. Cute little place but their selection was really ...
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2020 10:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105605

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

It reminds me a little bit of the Midtown project... Loving the park in the middle!
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2020 10:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105605

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

New website and a new rendering released today (or I've never seen this rendering before)…

https://discoverthecentral.com/
by Kelley USA
12 Feb 2020 09:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Hidden Ridge Station is finally rolling. Apparently the city of Irving had agreed to fund it. That must have been the reason for the delay. https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/coppell-valley-ranch-las-colinas/transportation/2020/01/29/irving039s-116m-hidden-ridge-transit-station-to-open-i...
by Kelley USA
11 Feb 2020 12:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Legacy
Replies: 10
Views: 5439

Re: Plano: Legacy

The Standard Pour is opening a 2nd location at Shops at Legacy. This will be the vacated Taco Diner spot (which I guess I didn't even know it had closed down)… https://escapehatchdallas.com/2020/02/the-standard-pour-lands-this-summer-at-the-shops-of-legacy-in-plano/ Two things come to mind here: 1)...
by Kelley USA
11 Feb 2020 09:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Legacy
Replies: 10
Views: 5439

Re: Plano: Legacy

The Standard Pour is opening a 2nd location at Shops at Legacy. This will be the vacated Taco Diner spot (which I guess I didn't even know it had closed down)…

https://escapehatchdallas.com/2020/02/t ... -in-plano/
by Kelley USA
10 Feb 2020 12:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

And another article from the DBJ... I have to say though, $285 million for 2.3 million sf of new space seems really cheap. The Pioneer building is 1 million sf and just sold for $500+ million. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/02/10/verizon-las-colinas-hidden-ridge-expansion.html?iana=hpm...
by Kelley USA
10 Feb 2020 10:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Whoa!! This is pretty massive. Verizon set to add 2 million sf of office at the Hidden Ridge Development in 2 separate high-rises. For context, the Pioneer Natural Resources HQ is 1 million sf. Work set to start this summer and take 3 years to complete. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estat...
by Kelley USA
07 Feb 2020 11:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 445
Views: 141545

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Sherman Williams passed on Dallas and stayed home. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/07/sherwin-williams-takes-a-pass-on-texas/ An incentive package in the works from Cleveland and the state no doubt sealed the deal. Sherwin-Williams said it will build a new 1 million-square-f...
by Kelley USA
07 Feb 2020 09:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The townhouse parcel looks the same from when they tore it down. The brick wall will most likely stay in place until someone gets ready to build on the site. There haven't been any new permits for this site on either the residential or commercial side.
by Kelley USA
06 Feb 2020 14:27
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Did a little more digging today. Turns out the parcel where they started the Northshore townhomes, which were eventually torn down, had a deed transfer at the end of 2019. It reflects an address on Maple Ave, which leads back to Seren Capital, which leads to Stephen T Winn, which leads to RealPage. ...
by Kelley USA
05 Feb 2020 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 176
Views: 62680

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood 12

Don't know what they were doing but all kinds of utility work being done on the Harwood 12 site, it was all along Caroline St. Harwood is known for starting projects with almost no fanfare and no published renderings. They take a very low-key approach, if in fact they are starting to move forward h...
by Kelley USA
05 Feb 2020 09:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 7692

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Willow Bend is such a weird story... It's a really pretty mall, but for some reason has always struggled to attract shoppers. Even with the struggles they still were / are able to land quality tenants. I mean Restoration Hardware and Crate & Barrel were big gets but they haven't really generated...
by Kelley USA
03 Feb 2020 13:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 37
Views: 17148

Re: Frisco: The Star

Those rents are insane! I wonder if Cowboys staff and players get a killer deal living there. Seems nuts that all the penthouses are already leased. There is no doubt that all those penthouses are already leased to the Dallas Cowboys themselves. It's an easy place for Jerry Jones and family to stay...
by Kelley USA
03 Feb 2020 10:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 335811

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Panchero's in the new areas by Slim Chickens and Whiskey Cake has gone out of business. I saw that, and honestly I'm not surprised. I went twice and only had a decent experience. Food was average and service was a notch below adequate. If you're trying to compete in the same space as Chipotle or Fr...
by Kelley USA
30 Jan 2020 09:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Red Oak Development
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: Red Oak Development

itsjrd1964 wrote:That seems a bit far south for a data center site.


Remember that Google is also building a $600M data center in neighboring Midlothian.
by Kelley USA
29 Jan 2020 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 180920

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

At long last, Tex-Mex restaurant Primo’s reopens on McKinney Avenue on Feb. 7 https://outline.com/Kgm6nc From what I've seen, they've done a great job updating the space, so I really hope they manage to succeed here. Whoa... Mind blown with this outline.com . I didn't know that was a thing! I no lo...
by Kelley USA
27 Jan 2020 10:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 20
Views: 7682

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

It's really really impressive what they're building. This place is going to be unlike anything we've seen here in DFW. It sort of reminds me of some of the great outdoor shopping centers in LA / Orange County. They have an impressive lineup of entertainment / restaurants coming in. Can't wait for th...
by Kelley USA
27 Jan 2020 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 7963

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

^^ I have to be honest, I think those designs aren't that great. I'm not saying Dallas has any great architecture to speak of at the moment, but I definitely prefer the style of what's going up / planned here as opposed to those.
by Kelley USA
24 Jan 2020 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 7963

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

I'm somewhat okay with the lack of interaction with the park for Phase 1... The reality is the first floor of Phase 1 won't even be able to see the park since there's a wall that runs the entire stretch of the park (basically from Savor down). Now, I think Phase 2 should definitely have some interac...
by Kelley USA
23 Jan 2020 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 100
Views: 20832

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I think there has been speculation that GAP / Banana / Old Navy will be vacating their space soon too. I went to Galleria a few weeks ago for the first time in years. It was honestly depressing. The Galleria glory has faded quite a bit! Sure, there's still some decent stores and the mall itself felt...
by Kelley USA
22 Jan 2020 13:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 7692

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Did they ever even manage to fill up that outdoor area? Last time I went, which was not long ago, there were still lots of facades on the structures. I think it's about half full... I have yet to eat at any of these restaurants, but they all seem pretty easy to get a reservation at on opentable. Al...
by Kelley USA
21 Jan 2020 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115341

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I saw a sign in the window for Hawthorn Steakhouse which will be in the lobby of AT&T sitting right on Commerce. Their website says that they are getting close to opening and currently hiring for all positions.

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