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by CTroyMathis
24 Nov 2020 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 16677

Re: Preston Center

Yeah, he/they got it from this: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2021004812 and https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2021004810 When I saw those TDLR links yesterday, I thought surely that sq ft number had to be way off. Possibly including whole project scope/site eve...
by CTroyMathis
23 Nov 2020 14:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488171

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I noticed on the firm's website, it's the image that pops-up first in background without going to the dropdown for projects:
https://www.type-six.com/
by CTroyMathis
22 Nov 2020 15:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 366
Views: 171358

Re: Legacy West

Great photos, Sam!
by CTroyMathis
20 Nov 2020 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 50
Views: 27216

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

Just some more data showing how much longer the renovation will take including an unfinished 11th floor addition, perhaps partial coverage over current roof.
https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/ ... 2021004603
by CTroyMathis
20 Nov 2020 13:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Forney/Terrell HEB
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Forney/Terrell HEB

Their closest major distribution point is Temple I think, but, not positive. But, I would also imagine the next step in their supply chain has some warehousing in the DFW area prior to going to the storefronts? All in one spot? No idea.
by CTroyMathis
18 Nov 2020 21:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 22291

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

This one will come around eventually. Whether or not as envisioned originally, this family knows the potential and is extremely patient. Maybe this years antics might make the overall project scope better someday in the future, even.
by CTroyMathis
18 Nov 2020 15:11
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 20
Views: 8562

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

I was wondering about the water part as well at this site.
by CTroyMathis
18 Nov 2020 11:47
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 20
Views: 8562

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Actually been working on this since last night. After going ahead and taking the suggestion to google a name (which I already knew was one of the LLC people) and just cross-reference what other ties he might have, sure enough plain as day he admits to it way over here on a personal site: http://www....
by CTroyMathis
18 Nov 2020 11:22
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 20
Views: 8562

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

I want to know so much more about this. https://goo.gl/maps/qxhDfCu1mRxKvnqBA Go back to 2018 in Street View, and, then move forward to present again. I looked at D CAD and saw who owns the land parcel/parcels, but, I hesitate to even contact them because other than perhaps contracting out to mow th...
by CTroyMathis
18 Nov 2020 11:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 283590

Re: Oak Lawn

Has anybody heard anything new about the Braniff hostess academy redevelopment at Wycliff and the DNT? I keep dreaming about a residential conversion (so I can live there) but last I heard it was going hotel and boutique office. Both of those real estate sectors are doing poorly, so I would think b...
by CTroyMathis
16 Nov 2020 12:37
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 166
Views: 74693

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

https://austin.towers.net/downtown-austins-first-supertall-tower-plan-arrives-at-waller-creek-site/ Austin getting Texas tallest... I'm telling you Austin out shinning Houston and Dallas Right Now. Looks like the article basically got the requested building height right for that 98 Red River site. ...
by CTroyMathis
16 Nov 2020 11:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 3001 Maple
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Uptown Dallas: 3001 Maple

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/11/13/developer-hines-plans-apartment-tower-restaurant-and-retail-space-at-landmark-maple-terrace/ There's also this tidbit from a few months ago: https://candysdirt.com/2020/08/05/breaking-hines-sidesteps-permits-and-asbestos-protection-at-maple-...
by CTroyMathis
16 Nov 2020 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 3001 Maple
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Uptown Dallas: 3001 Maple

Found this mention in another thread early this year, tucked away: Couldn't really find the old thread for Maple Terrace, and didn't think it was worth starting a new one... so I'll post this here since it's same neighborhood and a block away. But Hines has purchased the Maple Terrace Apartments. Cu...
by CTroyMathis
13 Nov 2020 17:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 615
Views: 299969

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

I saw those pictures there, too! The place looks very good. And, of course, the views.
by CTroyMathis
12 Nov 2020 17:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 353166

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Yes, I sent all that to the news so they can do the rest of the same digging we both apparently did. I saw all the connections as well. However, I don't know if they will use the Federales name or go with a new name here. The shop flyer was updated this month, supposedly. The tenant name on the TX f...
by CTroyMathis
12 Nov 2020 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 353166

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

First look: New office block on the way in Dallas’ Deep Ellum district Sterling Bay’s planned office and retail building is next to DART’s rail station https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/10/first-look-new-office-block-on-the-way-in-dallas-deep-ellum-district/ Not really much of...
by CTroyMathis
12 Nov 2020 14:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 353166

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Looks like a restaurant space may go in at 2820 Commerce late next year after renovations, potentially called EllumEx.
https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/ ... 2021004185
by CTroyMathis
11 Nov 2020 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 54
Views: 3702

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

Lol, J. How about TOOL? Taint of Oak Lawn. Yeah, I'm all for just naming the the pieces and parts individually. I wonder if they'll stick with North End, though. .
by CTroyMathis
06 Nov 2020 21:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Carrollton Area Development
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Re: Carrollton Area Development

At least a residential part of this project appears to be nearing a start:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... n-project/
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https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/ ... 2021003525
by CTroyMathis
06 Nov 2020 20:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 38
Views: 24135

Re: Frisco: The Star

Phase IV office building info: https://dallasinnovates.com/phase-iv-the-star-jerry-jones-moves-forward-with-a-65m-project-in-frisco/ BY CHRISTINE PEREZ • OCT 7, 2020 The new $65 million project includes an 11-story, 325,000-square-foot tower and accompanying 1,200-car parking garage. Designed by HKS...
by CTroyMathis
06 Nov 2020 20:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14
Replies: 51
Views: 9216

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

Some construction tracking data for this project: Reported: 10/27/2020 Project Title Track Project Harwood Tower 14 Project Type New Construction Physical Address Harry Hines Boulevard & Hunt Street Map City, State (County) Dallas, TX (Dallas County) Category(s) Commercial, Entertainment/Recreat...
by CTroyMathis
06 Nov 2020 19:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488171

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

How did I figure out CHRISTUS was the potential tenant for the new proposed tower? Well, for starters I zoomed all over the site plan to see if I could find any clues. Yep, found one on the very top left portion of the site plan that BOKA Powell had submitted to P&Z for review. In teeny tiny pr...
by CTroyMathis
06 Nov 2020 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 498
Views: 282595

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Hadn't heard of or I missed this. The two links seem to be talking about same site: https://www.omniplan.com/work/projects/212-melba.html Melba is a multifamily community located at the edge of the Bishop Arts District in Dallas. The new code in the Bishop Arts District encourages density and for bu...
by CTroyMathis
02 Nov 2020 14:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1115
Views: 488171

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! Just some follow-up on that Paws Colinas gig: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2021001889 Pretty nice choice ...
by CTroyMathis
31 Oct 2020 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 54
Views: 3702

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

They could probably get, from the FAA, in the vicinity of 650-725 FT in this pocket or somewhere thereabouts if they actually desire it, without having to involve special unicorns. (Notwithstanding local review) I would put little stock into the rendering being finalized in it's entirety this early ...
by CTroyMathis
29 Oct 2020 17:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard

This time might be the charm for the Houseman after some misses over the years, great news.

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/ ... 2021003401
by CTroyMathis
27 Oct 2020 19:28
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: RAFT: River Activation for The Trinity (Reboot)
Replies: 1
Views: 366

RAFT: River Activation for The Trinity (Reboot)

I'm looking at rebooting RAFT, not necessarily taking the lead, but, certainly getting it going again. They were busy for years and it dropped off a few years ago after some fantastic main characters left, one of which was a great forumer here for ages before moving off to London. It held on until M...
by CTroyMathis
27 Oct 2020 16:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 296
Views: 151639

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Thanks for all the photos as always Maconahey. I was wondering about the National Anthem restaurant build-out at Magnolia Petroleum Bldg. Some of the articles about it are over a year and a half old, so I went and looked around. Go figure I'd find it here: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Proj...
by CTroyMathis
27 Oct 2020 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 59722

Re: West Dallas Developments

Regarding the Mill Creek development, just to point out here as has been pointed out elsewhere in internetlandia - there are discrepancies in what has been in at zoning for 160 FT and 15ish ST as discussed on Candy's Dirt v. what went to the Urban Design Peer Review Board voluntarily just days ago a...
by CTroyMathis
27 Oct 2020 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 70930

Re: Dallas Smart District

So, anyway, I know it's a hard sell and no developer should be expected to be a part of it - but, seems like a dandy opportunity to rebuild the fire station at the same time to an absolute top-notch facility bordering on showcase. At least, it sounds like a nice idea and maybe just that. And, plus, ...
by CTroyMathis
27 Oct 2020 12:05
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 74
Views: 43363

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

You got it man! If you or anyone else wouldn't hate having the free tutorial, I downloaded all of it just in case. I can also private message a link to where downloads are still freely available.
by CTroyMathis
26 Oct 2020 22:46
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 74
Views: 43363

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Awesome photos, Sam!
by CTroyMathis
26 Oct 2020 11:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 70930

Re: Dallas Smart District

I watched the entire boring Urban Design Peer Review video from Friday on this. I say boring, but, really not - if you're interested in these things like we are. Just long, haha. Towards the end, one reviewer couldn't stop ripping them a new one on placement of phase 1 (should be where phase 2 is, f...
by CTroyMathis
19 Oct 2020 16:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DFW J O B opportunities
Replies: 0
Views: 440

DFW J O B opportunities

Thought this could interest some people here at DFWU or those you know:

Assistant Director - Park and Recreation
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ ... recreation
by CTroyMathis
19 Oct 2020 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 92
Views: 38691

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Looks like Heim Barbecue will be opening up this week in the former Mockingbird Diner space.
https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaur ... nt-oct-22/
https://outline.com/YZfuTZ
by CTroyMathis
14 Oct 2020 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14
Replies: 51
Views: 9216

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

Another view, because why not. https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11879374/s040sh0200compemailt01v060000.jpg https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11879374/s040sh0200compemailt01v060000.jpg So, we're looking at a building that's been vaguely described. It's probably 27 stories-ish, slightly under half of the h...
by CTroyMathis
13 Oct 2020 22:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14
Replies: 51
Views: 9216

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

Assuming the scale and placement in rendering is completely accurate (ignoring color wash and other unrefined bits), this answers questions: https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/fIEYHvMUILg-kCRXI6I-XudbBJs=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale()/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpubl...
by CTroyMathis
12 Oct 2020 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 353166

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Coincidentally, someone else was doing Monday homework also, haha:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ail-space/
by CTroyMathis
12 Oct 2020 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 353166

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Not sure if this one was mentioned before in this thread or slipped-in somewhere else, nevertheless here's something new to me: The Willow/Commerce St. Flats (or, whatever they want to call it) http://larkspurcapital.com/projects/commerce-street-flats http://larkspurcapital.com/news/now-leasing-the-...
by CTroyMathis
08 Oct 2020 15:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 501
Views: 214540

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Seems like this could go several ways. Convince/coerce Jersey to find another way to balance their budget and not tax the trade transactions from the large volume trading firms, and they win and stay. Move to Virginia Commonwealth which has some translant cable connections also. Maybe NoVa, Richmond...
by CTroyMathis
24 Sep 2020 11:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 422
Views: 189974

Re: DFW Economy

Not necessarily huge news, just noting it here. Facebook adding another building, expanding data center capacity at their Fort Worth property: https://outline.com/PcAHN4 https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2021001306 <---Winner, LLC is Facebook I do find this address rather humorous: ...
by CTroyMathis
24 Sep 2020 11:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 6874

Re: Trinity Strand Trail

Whatever happened to "The Connection" from 2011 regarding tying Trinity Strand directly w/The Katy under DNT/over Houston (something like that & with a gentle spiral)? I saw a twitter post from the mayor today saying there will be a design contract underway to connect the two trails ( ...
by CTroyMathis
23 Sep 2020 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 498
Views: 282595

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Wow. Isn't there a fire station across the street? Did the auto repair shop go down, too?
by CTroyMathis
18 Sep 2020 14:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 422
Views: 189974

Re: DFW Economy

itsjrd1964 wrote:. . .

JRD, hey a random bird told me Thompson Hotel at 1401 Elm has a pretty extensive pre-opening job listing, for well, not even being opened/finished yet. Might be a different brand, but, hey. Passing it along.
by CTroyMathis
17 Sep 2020 16:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 47
Views: 21272

Re: Reverchon Park

Reverchon Park Ballfield Deal on Deathbed; Blewett Wants Neighborhood to Shape Future https://candysdirt.com/2020/09/17/reverchon-park-ballfield-deal-on-deathbed-blewett-wants-neighborhood-to-shape-future/ “The city has tried twice and failed when they should have been talking with the neighborhood...
by CTroyMathis
17 Sep 2020 12:00
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 74
Views: 43363

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Below is a link to a free photography guide by a pretty great photographer. It's labeled as beginner, includes some software tutorials, and, even mobile phone photo guide. All in all, seems like it's worthy even for someone who's been toting around a camera for a long time. It's free, but, according...
by CTroyMathis
11 Sep 2020 21:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 155
Views: 70342

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

It really isn't a bad arch. visual play off of the W Hotel & Residences Tower if you step back a bit and contemplate in person from certain angles, not nec. all angles. Yet, it still has it's own characteristics in being somewhat complimentary. Weathering will help as well, although it might go ...

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