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by Kelley USA
02 Jul 2020 14:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Looks like Northland Properties is moving forward with the first of their 2 hotels in the Star Park project. It'll be a 6 story hotel with an attached restaurant. Most likely this will the Sandman Signature Hotel with an attached Moxie's (just like what they did in Plano).
by Kelley USA
23 Jun 2020 16:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I hope it wasn't this HQ2: "[*] https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2020/06/23/marqeta-names-denver-hq2.html " Looks like that particular project had the codename "Project Wade". Who knows what this might be. I see codename projects come before council all the time that neve...
by Kelley USA
23 Jun 2020 15:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Something interesting caught my eye on the current City Council agenda... It's listed under Executive Session- something called Project Coast HQ2. Hmmmm…. I hope it wasn't this HQ2: "[*] https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2020/06/23/marqeta-names-denver-hq2.html " Looks like that par...
by Kelley USA
23 Jun 2020 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 36
Views: 7115

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Found the motherload of photos for this project (okay, it's really just 4 photos)…

https://www.concreteamsterdam.nl/dallas-urby
by Kelley USA
23 Jun 2020 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 36
Views: 7115

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Hoping these will actually look better once completed. I mean, they're fine. For 5G Studios these designs are pretty bland. Those guys do some incredible work! Was really hoping the 2nd tower would have a different look. Not a big fan of having 2 towers that basically look the same!
by Kelley USA
22 Jun 2020 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 36
Views: 7115

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

I'll be honest, never thought this one would see the light of day. Good to see some news!
by Kelley USA
22 Jun 2020 11:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Something interesting caught my eye on the current City Council agenda... It's listed under Executive Session- something called Project Coast HQ2. Hmmmm….
by Kelley USA
22 Jun 2020 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 283
Views: 99709

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

This rendering means nothing! If you read the website they're basically trying to sell someone on the dream of building their own tower and creating their own footprint. This design is just to show potential prospects what could be built. It's the same reason residential real estate agents and homeb...
by Kelley USA
05 Jun 2020 10:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The Irving City Council approved the Economic Development Incentives for whatever company may or may not be moving into 1925 W John Carpenter FRWY... While watching the meeting online I did hear general counsel indicate to a city councilman that "the deal has already been consummated". I g...
by Kelley USA
03 Jun 2020 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 106
Views: 48186

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Is it just me, or this thing going up quick??
by Kelley USA
02 Jun 2020 12:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

All things considered, this looks likely to be new or expansion space for McKesson. That was my initial thought as well, but I'm not sure why this would need to be kept under wraps. I mean McKesson is already headquartered here, so I don't think it would be that big of a deal to just say "McKe...
by Kelley USA
02 Jun 2020 09:22
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It's a locked article, but more info about the Economic Development Incentives for 1925 John Carpenter Frwy.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... s_headline
by Kelley USA
01 Jun 2020 11:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

According to the City Council Agenda, another Fortune 500 company or an existing Fortune 500 company already in Irving is looking to relocate / expand. There's an agenda item for an Economic Development Incentive which reads: Impact: Approval of this economic development incentive agreement will ass...
by Kelley USA
27 May 2020 16:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 3084

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

Seems like a weird time to mention Uber, seeing as they are laying loads of people off, but Uber?? I mean this is practically right next door to their Deep Ellum buildings (minus the 345). Perhaps Uber is buying up all the surface parking lots for a corporate HQ?
by Kelley USA
21 May 2020 13:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 25
Views: 9887

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

I went this past weekend. Awesome store! We had to wait to get in, but they have basically everything... It's like a better Dick's Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shop all rolled into one. We left through the back and walked over to Parry's Pizza. Cool little spot and the pizza was pretty good. The whol...
by Kelley USA
20 May 2020 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge
Replies: 14
Views: 1291

Re: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge

^hahaha the typos and mission statement about prestigious living... for some reason I was just reminded of a thread on the old forum... Does anyone else remember the Turtle Creek luxury report? Was that the Rosewood character? Oh wow, that was so long ago.... I think I was still a teenager when I s...
by Kelley USA
19 May 2020 09:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Has anyone seen this? The Residences on the 17 and 18 hole of TPC. Its condo complex. https://www.theresidenceslifestyle.com Looks like its already under construction. Sucks to be homeowners in Fairway Vista who used to have a view of the course. Was that area originally planned to be residential i...
by Kelley USA
14 May 2020 15:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It looks like Boi Na Braza Steakhouse is undergoing a change... It'll now be called BLAZE Brazilian Steakhouse. Not sure if it's a different ownership group, but the signs came down yesterday and new signs should be going up soon.
by Kelley USA
05 May 2020 10:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I wonder if a move to Houston is getting some thought, too. That's always possible. I've never really understood the thought of having only a few hundred employees in Irving while you have 10K employees in Houston. I know their culture has always been to keep upper management separate from all the ...
by Kelley USA
04 May 2020 14:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Is ExxonMobil starting to sell off some of their extra property? So now we know the answer is yes... I sent an email over to DBJ and said they should dig into it. Within a few hour they had an answer. They're not looking to sell off "some" of their property, apparently they're looking to ...
by Kelley USA
29 Apr 2020 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 37
Views: 6575

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

I appreciate downtown FW's success, but every time I visit, it feels like I'm at a bigger Firewheel. I agree, but there's nothing really wrong with that. You have to start somewhere, and it seems like it's a pretty big success, which will eventually lead to more development in the area. It seems ve...
by Kelley USA
29 Apr 2020 10:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Thanks for the updates Kelley, I grew up in the area and always enjoy reading the developments. Have there been any developments regarding the shopping center that was supposed to have a Central Market or Market Street on PGBT and Las Colinas Blvd? No worries! I was just kidding about nobody readin...
by Kelley USA
29 Apr 2020 10:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Is ExxonMobil starting to sell off some of their extra property? Something is going on... Could be that someone came in with a great plan to develop the land, perhaps a corporate relocation user?? Or it could be that ExxonMobil is looking out their windows at the new Pioneer Natural Resources HQ an...
by Kelley USA
28 Apr 2020 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 32
Views: 4015

Re: Uptown Covid-19 Business Casualties

TGI Friday's in the West End is a casualty... Permanently closed after decades in business.

https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/rest ... nd-closed/
by Kelley USA
28 Apr 2020 14:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I'm like a one man show over here posting stuff that nobody is reading :) Anyways, got a reply back from the City pertaining to the ExxonMobil land zoning change. Could be something brewing here?? "Yes, that property currently has an application for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and a related ...
by Kelley USA
28 Apr 2020 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 181
Views: 82201

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

This is a big project and these things take time... KDC is the developer on this. If I remember correctly, they did pull permits back in January. Could be the overall design has changed or they're tweaking a few things to the plan? I feel confident it will happen, just be patient!
by Kelley USA
27 Apr 2020 10:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I was surprised to see that land has been cleared where the new office tower at Star Park is planned. Looks to be about 19 - 20 stories. Would be pretty big news for Las Colinas, since it's been forever since anything of that height has been built. Efforting to find more info!
by Kelley USA
24 Apr 2020 11:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Saw some interesting Zoning signs pop up yesterday at 5800 Colwell Blvd. The site is 36 acres and sits just sort of south of ExxonMobil. In fact, the land is actually owned by ExxonMobil. It cold be nothing more than a zoning case for a new cell tower, but who knows. My only other guess would be som...
by Kelley USA
20 Apr 2020 12:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Looks like permits have definitely been pulled for the Star Park retail. Glad to see this still moving forward. I think technically though a certain percentage of the retail has to be completed before they can start leasing any of the apartments that are being built. That was part of the agreement f...
by Kelley USA
16 Apr 2020 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 188
Views: 77755

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

So at 610', that would be about 45 stories (maybe take a few)?
by Kelley USA
16 Apr 2020 11:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 384983

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Did we ever find out what "Project Resurrection" is? My initial thought was it might be some really cool project, but my thinking now is that it had more to do with the return of the Byron Nelson golf tournament. The name is fitting! Of course we know now that Irving and the Four Seasons ...
by Kelley USA
16 Apr 2020 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 188
Views: 77755

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

https://candysdirt.com/2020/03/30/harwood-development-boats-big-parking-structure-office-tower-and-little-else/ Update on this project, the no 12 site off caroline. 205 ft parking garage :shock: The only thing I can think of is that part of this parking will be used for the AAC. I believe there are...
by Kelley USA
24 Mar 2020 09:27
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 346
Views: 140209

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: 388
Views: 186424

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: 26182

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: 188
Views: 77755

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: 1080
Views: 384983

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: 1080
Views: 384983

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: 1080
Views: 384983

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: 381
Views: 144146

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: 1080
Views: 384983

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: 381
Views: 144146

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: 36
Views: 7115

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: 283
Views: 99709

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: 283
Views: 99709

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: 1080
Views: 384983

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: 183
Views: 92210

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: 1080
Views: 384983

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...

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