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by Kelley USA
23 Nov 2020 13:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Article and rendering for the proposed Hotel Indigo that was just approved.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... approvals/
by Kelley USA
23 Nov 2020 10:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Hey Derek, welcome to the Forum! Always good to see some new people jumping over here to the Las Colinas thread. I'll just speak to the projects I know about... 1. RealPage has no real plans for the property across from TMF. I have a friend that works for RP and he indicated they have real estate ho...
by Kelley USA
19 Nov 2020 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 593
Views: 303326

Re: Northpark Center

Looks like Balenciaga is coming to NP Mall... Quick search shows they're currently at Highland Park Village.

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/ ... 2021004649
by Kelley USA
06 Nov 2020 09:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 366
Views: 171363

Re: Legacy West

Does anyone have an update on the Tiffany and Louis Vuitton stores that are coming to Legacy West? When announced back in March, it was said they were to be completed in September and October. I think construction on the building has taken longer than anticipated. Within the past 2 weeks though the...
by Kelley USA
28 Oct 2020 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 70932

Re: Dallas Smart District

CBRE also owns Trammel Crow, so they could possibly move both companies under one roof... But, after reading the DMN article it doesn't really sound like much of a relocation. The CEO already splits his time between here & LA and the article indicates it wont really bring any new jobs. Sounds li...
by Kelley USA
28 Oct 2020 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 70932

Re: Dallas Smart District

Could the possible tenant be CBRE?? Posted this in another thread but they are relocating from Los Angeles. Dallas snags another Fortune 500! I know they already occupy space on McKinney Ave but they might be looking for a new higher profile location in the next few years?? https://www.bizjournals.c...
by Kelley USA
28 Oct 2020 13:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 422
Views: 189986

Re: DFW Economy

This is HUGE! Dallas looks like it has snagged another Fortune 500 - CBRE!

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ation.html
by Kelley USA
21 Oct 2020 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 173
Views: 94549

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

I find the fact that most of the South side of the hotel is blocked with no rooms. The loss of rooms & potential upgrades of views of Downtown Dallas is astounding. Frankly, I don't get it. Also, it's now a dark glass building, which is nothing like it was supposed to be according to the render...
by Kelley USA
20 Oct 2020 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 92
Views: 38692

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

It's solid BBQ! I personally don't think it's as good as Pecan Lodge or Terry Black's, but definitely in the same ballpark.
by Kelley USA
14 Oct 2020 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14
Replies: 51
Views: 9217

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

DBJ has some additional renderings...

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... re-hq.html
by Kelley USA
14 Oct 2020 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14
Replies: 51
Views: 9217

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

Even though Harwood's projects don't always execute as expected, I think with the exception of the 80's skyline, museum tower, and AMLI, Harwood makes the best attempt at attractive buildings when compared to most area developers. But this building is way fatter than I would have expected but hopef...
by Kelley USA
12 Oct 2020 09:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Not to brag, but I worked with the DBJ to break this story. :) I was hesitant to report my findings because I know the City, the developer and CHRISTUS Health weren't ready for this info to get out. Several NDA's had been signed and I'm sure CHRISTUS is still in negotiations with the City about the ...
by Kelley USA
08 Oct 2020 12:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

All signs are pointing to CHRISTUS Health as the potential tenant for the proposed tower in the Urban Center. They're already headquartered in Las Colinas down off Hidden Ridge in about 225K sf, so this would almost double their space and would be a move into the Urban Center. Looks like they have a...
by Kelley USA
07 Oct 2020 09:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Interesting listen at the P&Z meeting on Monday... It seems like the proposed 15 story tower at the corner of 114, O'Connor and Las Colinas Blvd already has a potential tenant. It's being designed for a tenant that has a National & International presence. They are a AAA rated business. They ...
by Kelley USA
05 Oct 2020 15:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The development plan at the entrance to the Urban Center (114, O'Connor, Las Colinas Blvd) has changed. They are coming before P&Z and removing the 4 hotel concept and instead asking to build a 15 story office tower. The developers are still keeping the original office component, which is a 4 st...
by Kelley USA
05 Oct 2020 11:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

On another note, the Paws Colinas Dog Park is getting underway. It'll be right on California Crossing and run up against the Campion Trail. Looks like it'll be pretty big! The Levy Event Plaza Park on Lake Carolyn is wrapping up. Honestly, what a missed opportunity here. It offers very little, and I...
by Kelley USA
05 Oct 2020 11:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Unfortunately the Hidden Ridge development appears to be stalled, and probably for quite some time. The Carpenter Ranch Station will get very little use for at least a few years. I guess it'll still be nice to have it done though!
by Kelley USA
16 Sep 2020 09:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I'm not sure how much stock I put into this development actually getting off the ground, but the Skypass Group is proposing a 10 acre mixed-use development on Las Colinas Blvd directly across from the new Levy Event Plaza Park. This is development has been rumored to include a Conrad Hotel by Hilton...
by Kelley USA
14 Sep 2020 10:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Not too much going on in Las Colinas lately... Most of what I've been seeing is related to the opening / closing of restaurants. A few notes: Star Park: Construction is moving along nicely. Several of the the buildings have gone vertical. Looks like Velvet Taco, Starbucks and Parry's Pizza are still...
by Kelley USA
18 Aug 2020 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 12197

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Looks like Paul Martin's on Turtle Creek is closing as well...

https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/rest ... wn-closed/
by Kelley USA
07 Aug 2020 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 70932

Re: Dallas Smart District

I would think the sky bridges would only be necessary if a single tenant occupied space in multiple buildings. Otherwise they're pretty pointless. I'm thinking they're showing them more for marketing purposes?
by Kelley USA
31 Jul 2020 09:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

ExxonMobil has officially put one of their tracts up for sale. Drove by last night and saw a For Sale sign for about 36 acres, listed by JLL.
by Kelley USA
29 Jul 2020 17:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Well now we know the Fortune 500 company moving into 1925 W John Carpenter FRWY. Vistra Energy is relocating the space, so just a move within the Las Colinas area. I'm glad to see someone take this building though. I've always liked it! https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/07/29/fort...
by Kelley USA
13 Jul 2020 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 217497

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I saw this blurb in D Magazine about Knox Street... Knox District Shops Shut Their Doors Once upon a time, Knox Street was the ideal destination for an afternoon of shopping and strolling. Now, however, most of its storefronts are vacant. Res Ipsa, Parachute, and BLDWN have been permanently closed f...
by Kelley USA
10 Jul 2020 09:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 27937

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Is there any doubt this development will have a spectacular Mi Cocina with a rooftop patio!?!
by Kelley USA
02 Jul 2020 14:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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 Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 36
Views: 11591

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 Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 36
Views: 11591

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 Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 36
Views: 11591

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 288
Views: 126475

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 155
Views: 70343

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 45
Views: 8904

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: 26
Views: 13342

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: 3468

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 51
Views: 13435

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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: 1115
Views: 488188

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...

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