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by CTroyMathis
05 Apr 2021 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 558
Views: 277119

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

'Sugar Factory' will open in the Lower Mckinney/Victory Park area later this year (summer or later), replacing a recently closed restaurant. It'll be their first location in TX, not really sure what to make of the concept. It seems to be a fairly high profile kind of place. I know it had been menti...
by CTroyMathis
05 Apr 2021 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 173
Views: 73894

Re: The Link at Uptown

Just another angle of the building from about a week ago:

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https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/ ... 8329713676
by CTroyMathis
19 Mar 2021 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 235
Views: 136824

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Seems like some mixed-use is looking to go in called Pearl Lofts. The spot seems to be where that NTFB (or DFM) administration office building is, though. Across from The Shed and the Harvest Lofts.

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/ ... 2021011588
by CTroyMathis
18 Mar 2021 14:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1165
Views: 558212

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I've only recently noticed the boxing-type fitness center trend, if that is what it is. I've seen 3 different coming soon locations for the Mayweather-branded one and now this one. Has it been going on for awhile now? I'm going guess it has just been under my radar.
by CTroyMathis
17 Mar 2021 18:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 173
Views: 73894

Re: The Link at Uptown

^^ Thanks for the photo.

Here's another recent look:

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by CTroyMathis
14 Mar 2021 18:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 203
Views: 116491

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

I was already a bit annoyed by the Salt Bae over-the-top salted-forearm drama InstaTokTwitBook guy that even Ramsey was like what (huh, donut?) and then I saw a TikTok video last week about this new place in Dallas by a restaurant guest because it apparently fell into my feed algorithm. And, I reall...
by CTroyMathis
03 Mar 2021 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 342
Views: 174004

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Meanwhile, here's an LOL while it lasts online assuming they eventually realize their mistake:
https://rebusinessonline.com/de-la-vega ... in-dallas/

Dallas-based De La Vega Development is nearing completion of Phase I of The Central. . .
by CTroyMathis
26 Feb 2021 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410417

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Is it this location?: https://shopcompanies.com/properties/victory-pad-site Across from MODA? It lies just outside the KWP-Arts Distr. PID and even further outside the Uptown PID. Not a Harwood property as far as I know. Curiously, the former PID goes around Harwood Int'l District almost completely ...
by CTroyMathis
18 Feb 2021 20:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fund the Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: Fund the Forum

You all make this whole forum work still. And, thank you forever for helping keep the place plug along for 20 years now. That's a pretty damn long time. You all are the absolute best there is out there. History: 1997: Started as a goofy website on the old GeoCities platform for free while I lived in...
by CTroyMathis
18 Feb 2021 20:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DFWU Discord Community
Replies: 12
Views: 1228

Re: Trying to gauge interest in an idea...

Joined up and looks good. Will be great for side-bars and other reasons already mentioned earlier. Plus other odds and ends here and there. Not to mention forum meets virtually by text/voice/video. . .
by CTroyMathis
09 Feb 2021 17:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 53
Views: 19924

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

It is The Chloe, apparently. Earlier when I read this, I had to say it out loud and wonder - and both my work-from-home wifey and my school-from-home younger daughter stopped what they were doing and joined in wondering what the "hay-ell". . . https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project...
by CTroyMathis
09 Feb 2021 13:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 156
Views: 72526

Re: New Census Population Estimates

I get the feeling that DFW's 55+ build trends are a little more of a natural evolution and dotted across the region vice the Sun City, AZ purpose-built 55+ mini-city or other places not so master-planned yet heavily dotted throughout Maricopa County or South Florida.
by CTroyMathis
09 Feb 2021 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 837
Views: 399260

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

By the way, if anyone here ever goes to the 7-Eleven at Elm & Good Latimer in the evenings, please give my young-old daughter a warm DFWU Forum hello. She's been there for over a year and loves it.

^ Thanks Hannibal.
by CTroyMathis
09 Feb 2021 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 837
Views: 399260

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Does Mark Cuban (or associated) own the next building over (with the Mavericks logo on the roof and other Mavs stuff on the exterior walls) and the parking lot? Just curious. Seems like he/"they" do.
by CTroyMathis
06 Feb 2021 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 837
Views: 399260

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I'm not sure how on point I am as pharmaceutical stuff isn't really up my alley, but, it seems like a fill and finish facility for pharmaceuticals is the end of stream manufacturing or lab facility before distribution to wherever. I guess earlier in the stream would be where the chemicals and other ...
by CTroyMathis
05 Feb 2021 16:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 35712

Re: Homelessness

CitySquare, a local non-profit social service organization, is in the works to start its second housing project. The Lomax housing project will be located across from CitySquare's Opportunity Center at Malcolm X/Louise. It will be on a site that was previously an almost-century-old Magnolia gas sta...
by CTroyMathis
05 Feb 2021 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 837
Views: 399260

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Not sure this tidbit has been mentioned here: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2021008849 Mark Cuban Cost Plus Company M3-Fill Finish Facility Project Number: TABS2021008849 Facility Name: M3-Fill Finish Facility Location Address: 320 S. Walton Street Dallas, TX 75226 Location Coun...
by CTroyMathis
05 Feb 2021 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 632
Views: 335295

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

I had the pleasure of getting a speed-run tour (45 minutes actually, but, felt fast) of the lower floors and the 9th including the outside decks. Got to learn what office space Downtown Dallas, Inc. is supposed to move to (totally forget what floor that was, maybe 2, 4, or, 5?) and the 2 open restau...
by CTroyMathis
05 Feb 2021 15:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 52
Views: 46958

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Here's something ( FREE ) to put on the ol' virtual calendar since it's up everyone's wheelhouse here: https://downtowndallas.com/events/ https://marketscale.brand.live/c/we-are-downtown Downtown Dallas, Inc. 2021 Annual Meeting, presented by Newpark Dallas by Hoque Global by MarketScale Thu, Feb 25...
by CTroyMathis
04 Feb 2021 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Fairmont Hotel
Replies: 3
Views: 2380

Re: DTD: Fairmont Hotel

Well, hey, sound interesting: https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/trav ... town-95000

For $95,000, you can rent this entire downtown Dallas hotel all for yourself
by CTroyMathis
01 Feb 2021 18:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 86
Views: 20379

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Seems like these ailing big enclosed malls would be a great springboard for a hotel resort activity destination like Gaylord or Great Wolf. You know, that's a pretty genius idea. There isn't really anything like that close by (to Plano/Frisco). Even though Great Wolf and Gaylord aren't THAT far, I ...
by CTroyMathis
29 Jan 2021 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 558
Views: 277119

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It's interesting how big this site will be if QT has the restaurant plot too. Plus, it'll have both Lemmon Espressoways as entrances probably. This place will likely do rather well for myriad reasons. It's not remotely an exciting urban infill or final-use development for sure - obviously. The exist...
by CTroyMathis
27 Jan 2021 19:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 27484

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

I've been wondering which route they might go with the copper shine (I guess assuming it's copper) : Clean it regularly. Let it do it's natural thing over many, many years. Or, take it chemically to a full patina real fast. If I remember correctly, many moons ago the top roof of Momentum Place (Come...
by CTroyMathis
19 Jan 2021 14:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 171
Views: 77707

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

The trifecta off Miguel Martinez Way (Alamo St) should be just dandy for sure, it works and I hope it always does. I just hope Miriam's survives, even though it's quite different than Mi Cocina, there might not be that natural draw to cross the street because Savor was Savor (or Relish) and Miriam's...
by CTroyMathis
19 Jan 2021 10:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 171
Views: 77707

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I'm sure Miriam across the street will be thrilled.
by CTroyMathis
18 Jan 2021 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 558
Views: 277119

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Maybe not something most customers would notice, but, a block-ish away over at Fearing's - they procure the same beef from "A Bar N Ranch" (http://abarnranch.com/) that Haywire says they also use.

I still wonder about what might replace the old Perry's location at 2000 McKinney.
by CTroyMathis
13 Jan 2021 19:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245627

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Thanks for all the photos above, kingpin. Looks like a furniture store is at least planning to go in at the 4400 block of McKinney. New build construction later this year with an opening the following Spring perhaps. I'll go ahead and make a reasonable guess the file might mean Blu Dot (vice Blue) a...
by CTroyMathis
13 Jan 2021 11:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Roanoke: misc. developments
Replies: 6
Views: 4887

Re: Roanoke: misc. developments

Just a follow-up. The Peabody Hotel project still hasn't started.
Article from late last September: https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort ... l-project/
by CTroyMathis
13 Jan 2021 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 351
Views: 205703

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

undefinedprocess wrote:New Pearl tower? :shock: Maybe am stupid, please refresh my memory...


It's that new one nearby in the East Quarter and also adjacent to the future Harwood Park: https://www.300pearl.com/
by CTroyMathis
13 Jan 2021 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410417

Re: Victory Park 3.0

While I don't think it's very likely, I do contemplate if they have any intention for applying thin brick veneer tiles around the windows. . .
by CTroyMathis
13 Jan 2021 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410417

Re: Victory Park 3.0

It is definitely disappointing. I suppose maybe there was no hope for the brick after removing paint. I would've been fine with just repainting the brick after all the remodeling was complete than going this route. Also, there could've been this from a design comp awhile back: http://www.bokapowell....
by CTroyMathis
11 Jan 2021 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 173
Views: 73894

Re: The Link at Uptown

Tnexster wrote:Very tall garage, almost looks like the garage has more square footage than the office portion.


It's pretty darn close, haha: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/ ... 2019017302

The Link at Uptown website states 292KSF rentable office space.
by CTroyMathis
10 Jan 2021 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 190
Views: 106469

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

It is very close to 2525 McKinnon, and, a good point. The gap is strikingly close as viewed from Harwood St. I walked through it during the early days of construction.

From quite some time ago:
Image
by CTroyMathis
10 Jan 2021 18:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 190
Views: 106469

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50822078292_35a51ebd20_b.jpg Untitled by rlopez2011 , on Flickr Thanks for the photos kingpin! This side in the photo above has had my interest for a long while, not just because of the concrete structural system decision made (as you can see from Olive St. betwe...
by CTroyMathis
10 Jan 2021 15:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DFWU Discord Community
Replies: 12
Views: 1228

Re: Trying to gauge interest in an idea...

Yeah, I'm sure some people would definitely be interested. I'd do it.
by CTroyMathis
10 Jan 2021 13:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 517
Views: 286724

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

There is a right of way permit for crane services to start on Ross between Harwood & Olive on the 16th Jan all day going into early hours of next day. Closure is for all lanes of Ross in this section. Seems like a very good chance that is the day to start seeing action for a tower crane to go u...
by CTroyMathis
01 Jan 2021 13:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 517
Views: 286724

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

There is a right of way permit for crane services to start on Ross between Harwood & Olive on the 16th Jan all day going into early hours of next day. Closure is for all lanes of Ross in this section. Seems like a very good chance that is the day to start seeing action for a tower crane to go up...
by CTroyMathis
01 Jan 2021 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 53
Views: 26709

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Trinity Metro Headquarters @801 Grove St. (https://goo.gl/maps/4vQdPs1Td4yfVokh8) https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2021006853 https://ridetrinitymetro.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Packet-March-31-2020-Board-Special-Meeting-1-1.pdf Item Number: BA2020-42 Meeting Date: March 31, 20...
by CTroyMathis
01 Jan 2021 11:41
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Trinity Railway Express
Replies: 7
Views: 7437

Re: Trinity Railway Express

Anyone have a current status on the Trinity Lakes Station that is to replace the Richland Hills Station? https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2020011621 https://ridetrinitymetro.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Packet-March-31-2020-Board-Special-Meeting-1-1.pdf Item Number: BA2020-41 Mee...
by CTroyMathis
31 Dec 2020 15:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 361
Views: 188085

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I totally forgot about that. I had noticed a Coming Fall 2020 (or something like that) sign once when I was walking over to Cafe Momentum. I believe there is also an interior access point for Mosaic residents. Looks pretty good.
by CTroyMathis
30 Dec 2020 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 52
Views: 46958

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Yes, the Census Bureau ACS has always segregated the Denton-Lewisville defined urbanized area away from DFWA as well. And, that even includes part of Dallas County. . .
by CTroyMathis
30 Dec 2020 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 52
Views: 46958

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Seems a reasonably decent place to plant this info: It looks like the Harwood District has recently(?) taken claim to the Citymark on the Katy Trail building. The one that has the Balfour Beatty signage. Not really big news, but, I think this is a fairly recent addition. New to me for sure. https://...
by CTroyMathis
29 Dec 2020 16:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 353
Views: 191059

Re: Silver Line

Seriously, lol.
But, meanwhile e.g. Addison, pops in the FAA files for a ridiculous number of requests for very small height requests for construction of the line. So, maybe the News can have something to go with as a change-up.
by CTroyMathis
24 Dec 2020 13:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nordstrom's New Concept: A Store That Doesn't Stock Clothes
Replies: 4
Views: 6074

Re: Nordstrom's New Concept: A Store That Doesn't Stock Clothes

For a sec there, I really thought this was a new article and another concept derived from the current environment of 2020 and beyond, haha. Hmm. . .
by CTroyMathis
21 Dec 2020 18:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 27484

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

Thanks for the update. I'd been wanting to go over and see how that was going along.
by CTroyMathis
21 Dec 2020 18:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Novel Turtle Creek
Replies: 34
Views: 10012

Re: Novel Turtle Creek

The year that buildings just start popping up seemingly out of nowhere. ; )
by CTroyMathis
19 Dec 2020 13:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 435
Views: 201544

Re: DART D2 Subway

^ Thanks for posting. It's a mess over there. I got off at Pearl.

https://twitter.com/seanbuckley/status/ ... 9876947970
by CTroyMathis
18 Dec 2020 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Novel Turtle Creek
Replies: 34
Views: 10012

Re: Novel Turtle Creek

I'm not sure I remember 100%, but, I recall one level below and 4 above w/the 4 above being on the back half-to-2/3 of the building which for the above ground part seems to check w/chart w/that circled part of rendering above.
by CTroyMathis
18 Dec 2020 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 88954

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

This was the dev plan yesterday: https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/12-17-20-plans/Z190-188%20Development%20Plan.pdf Landscape plan yesterday: https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/12-17-20-plans/Z190-188%20Landscape%20Plan.pdf Both aren't really ...

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