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by Matt777
03 Feb 2021 11:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 216
Views: 84934

Re: Downtown Progress

UPDATED Occupied Officse Space per Transwestern: CBD 4th Q 2012: 27,209,000 4th Q 2017: 25,798,000 2nd Q 2020: 23,400,000 3rd Q 2020: 22,950,000 4th Q 2020: 23,215,067 Uptown 4th Q 2012: 10,396,000 4th Q 2017: 11,854,000 2nd Q 2020: 12,812,000 3rd Q 2020: 12,367,000 4th Q 2020: 12,244,054 Greater D...
by Matt777
01 Feb 2021 20:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 143
Views: 77697

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Does anyone know if Trader Joe's has ever shown interest in the neighborhood? I think they'd do very brisk business if they opened a location somewhere around Sylvan/I-30 or Hampton/I-30 to cater to both North Oak Cliff and West Dallas. TJ's has a smaller store format than many grocers, so it should...
by Matt777
26 Jan 2021 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 25916

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

That bronze cap on the tower sure does make a statement. I could hear them testing it yesterday. Sounds nice.
by Matt777
26 Jan 2021 14:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

I would think they might film a unique line for each major metro area and then play that specific ad in that geographic area. With technology it's much easier to target ads that way these days. They probably picked a restaurant off a list without too much thought, hence the neighborhood name gaffe.
by Matt777
23 Jan 2021 15:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 34211

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 Matt777
11 Jan 2021 15:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 132
Views: 46967

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

I love that it looks different from the usual glass box. Looks to be a nice building, maybe single tenant for a small to midsize company? I would love to see dozens of custom buildings like this replace parking lots around central Dallas targeting small to midsize corporate relos. Not every relo has...
by Matt777
09 Jan 2021 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 215
Views: 130921

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Hmm maybe they worked with a company who will rent them out or use them as hotels for corporate clients? Like TheLanding. Usually companies like that will def buy a block of units and provide all the cleaning services and furniture, insurance etc. Good thought, but the sales were all to different b...
by Matt777
09 Jan 2021 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Cole Park Place Condos (3923 Cole Ave) (3 ST) - Completed 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 6578

Re: Uptown: Cole Park Place Condos (3923 Cole Ave) (3 ST) - Completed 2018

Here is the link: https://wallergrouphomes.com/properties/?propertyId=830501-sale&fbclid=IwAR3nj1S9GC9ZysoXuZHl4DNUdsCG5BYM2GZ05Ic1cQ4TT3ccL6ZMC6bPesQ I would like to see them try and move that early 1900s blue wood frame building but I doubt that will happen. The rest of the buildings are arch...
by Matt777
08 Jan 2021 21:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267062

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Unbelievable. This city's leadership has learned nothing and has progressed zero. Why.... 30 years after implementing a mass transit rail system.... we are getting parking lots and gas stations next to mass transit stops and there has been zero effort to redesign zoning around transit stops to give ...
by Matt777
30 Dec 2020 10:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 16
Views: 8723

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

People will find a way. I predict that cloverleaf patch of dirt overlooking downtown at Hampton and I-30 will be packed with cars to view this event. Actually it is probably the best place to see it, that downtown view at night is killer. Not having an official overlook point here is a missed oppor...
by Matt777
26 Dec 2020 20:56
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 267
Views: 144772

Re: DFW Airport

I was poking around and found these designs for the Terminal F "Phase 1" project which is under construction now. It's basically an extension of Terminal D that will connect to the future Terminal F which is now on-hold due to COVID uncertainty. The designs look impressive. I'm hoping this...
by Matt777
22 Dec 2020 19:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 143
Views: 77697

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Oak Cliff’s tallest high-rise sells for redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/12/22/oak-cliffs-tallest-high-rise-sells-for-redo/ “He’s going to upgrade the building to be in line with the nature and quality of people in Bishop Arts today,” said broker J. Scott Lake of Davidson &...
by Matt777
15 Dec 2020 20:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Unnamed Megatel Lagoon Development
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

West Dallas: Unnamed Megatel Lagoon Development

Megatel Homes, builder of the Soho Square townhomes development in West Dallas, has announced a project consisting of 4 5-story apartment buildings surrounding a crystal lagoon. These lagoons are becoming popular, and the company is also developing one in McKinney surrounded by single family homes. ...
by Matt777
08 Dec 2020 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 37
Views: 18048

Re: DISD Administration Building

Ross needs huge work. Pretty much a complete rebuilding of the entire road from the West End to East Dallas. A small road diet or streetcar line, better and wider sidewalks, new lighting and trees lining the street. It could be a major transit and pedestrian route if the city tried....
by Matt777
07 Dec 2020 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 37
Views: 18048

Re: DISD Administration Building

I hadn't been in this area in a while, but last night I drove by and saw that this project has progressed significantly, framed and topped out at 5 stories. It is called The Academic, developed by Leon Capital. https://leoncapitalgroup.com/portfolio-items/the-academic/ This is great to see after the...
by Matt777
03 Dec 2020 11:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 74354

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Dazzling Dallas.
by Matt777
02 Dec 2020 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 361
Views: 181740

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Have there been any announcements on tenants for any of these spaces, or are they all vacant at the moment? That's a solid amount of additional retail for this area, and it'll be nice once they are all filled up. I haven't seen anything released but how nice would it be to get one of Target's mini ...
by Matt777
02 Dec 2020 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 361
Views: 181740

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Will the National be adding retail to the base of the tower? I haven’t read anything about any retail being signed to this project. I remember old renderings adding national brands but haven’t heard anything since the new owners took it over. Hopefully they’ll be able to attract some stores that ar...
by Matt777
02 Dec 2020 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 630
Views: 323550

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

Wow, restaurants on the 49th and 50th floors. Should be amazing views and hopefully a food experience to match. Now that Five Sixty at Reunion Tower is closed, are these the highest restaurants in Dallas? It's a bit strange that we don't have more high floor restaurants considering the attraction th...
by Matt777
16 Oct 2020 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383251

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Cru Hemp Lounge, which was founded in Atlanta a decade ago by businessman and reality-show hanger-on Dennis McKinley, plans to open a location in Deep Ellum in December 2021. https://dallas.eater.com/2020/10/15/21517737/dennis-mckinley-opening-cru-hemp-lounge-dallas-real-housewives-of-atlanta-porsh...
by Matt777
21 Sep 2020 14:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 436
Views: 212677

Re: DFW Economy

I’ve tried to ignore the drama between our current presidential administration and TikTok of China, but a recent quote from the president noted that Oracle and Walmart were going to buy TikTok and relocate the HQ to the US, “likely Texas.” Eventual employment in the US was stated to be around 25,000...
by Matt777
02 Sep 2020 22:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 169
Views: 78788

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

nimepac812 wrote:Does anyone know when the building will be available for leasing?


Preleasing should begin in November for Feb 2021 move ins. Studios should start at $1900+, 1 bedrooms at $2500+, 2 beds at $4600+.
by Matt777
21 Aug 2020 23:02
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 216
Views: 84934

Re: Downtown Progress

I was bored tonight and drove around Trinity Groves, Downtown, and Deep Ellum. It sure was crowded and lively. Downtown seemed almost as busy as before the pandemic, especially around the AT&T Discovery District. Deep Ellum wasn't as busy as a pre-pandemic Friday night, but it was still quite li...
by Matt777
21 Aug 2020 17:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162666

Re: Trinity River Park

A makeover for the ugliest building in Dallas The latest reason for concern is the selection, announced Thursday, of the architecture firms Weiss/Manfredi and Malone Maxwell Dennehy for the remaking of the decommissioned Jesse R. Dawson State Jail. New York-based Weiss/Manfredi will be the lead des...
by Matt777
03 Aug 2020 12:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

Thats awesome, great exposure, show is so popular on netflix right now I think so too, but we'll see. I'm on episode 2. If they follow the whole country fried redneck president killin' stereotype, it might be negative exposure. Anecdotally, many people I know think that "Dallas" killed JF...
by Matt777
01 Aug 2020 19:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

Thats awesome, great exposure, show is so popular on netflix right now I think so too, but we'll see. I'm on episode 2. If they follow the whole country fried redneck president killin' stereotype, it might be negative exposure. Anecdotally, many people I know think that "Dallas" killed JF...
by Matt777
01 Aug 2020 15:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

Thats awesome, great exposure, show is so popular on netflix right now I think so too, but we'll see. I'm on episode 2. If they follow the whole country fried redneck president killin' stereotype, it might be negative exposure. Anecdotally, many people I know think that "Dallas" killed JF...
by Matt777
01 Aug 2020 15:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

The new second season of "The Umbrella Academy" takes place in Dallas in the early 1960's (multiple years, 1960-64 since the characters time travel and are dropped off in different years). Some nice shots of the Downtown skyline in the background, while it's filmed in a neighborhood that r...
by Matt777
30 Jul 2020 00:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 630
Views: 323550

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Love it.
by Matt777
29 Jul 2020 23:57
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Museum of Texas Art
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: Museum of Texas Art

Maybe a Technology & Culture Museum too? I think I've mentioned the idea before. Document the invention of the microchip in Dallas. Other inventions like liquid paper, drive-in restaurant. Cultural icon exhibits like the State Fair itself, the origin and development of the city, exhibits on Neim...
by Matt777
21 Jul 2020 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 65068

Re: West Dallas Developments

Steve Brown calls it an apartment "block" which conjures up images of a typical stick built Dallas donut, but with 280 units on such a small parcel of land it sounds like we might get a midrise here. I'm guesstimating about 10 floors of apartments on top of 2-3 floors of garage? An undergr...
by Matt777
12 Jul 2020 23:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 639
Views: 307519

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 bo...
by Matt777
10 Jul 2020 17:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 4877

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

Yuck. I don't like the "refresh." It looks outdated. The original design is sleek and cool. Just clean it up and replace materials, but don't change the original architectural vision.
by Matt777
07 Jul 2020 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 241
Views: 135086

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Someone should prank these NIMBYs, tell them that all their hard work and complaining has paid off, and the developer has scrapped their mixed use, walkable plans and will line the street with LOW density developments. Then, as the NIMBYs hiss and cheer, announce the new tenant lineup, drive thru re...
by Matt777
02 Jul 2020 23:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 79298

Re: Dallas Smart District

Wow, it looks like they're pretty serious about at least starting that One Newpark building early next year. I'd rather have the district start going up all at once rather than piecemeal, but at least it's a start. The modern architecture should be a nice addition. With such a grand vision, I wonder...
by Matt777
23 Jun 2020 20:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 52
Views: 15518

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

The tower design isn't my favorite but it's not bad either. It looks like 99% of what's going up in Austin and the gen Z seems to like that look.
by Matt777
29 May 2020 16:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 45
Views: 10606

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

Maybe there is a relo looking hard at central city. If so some of these FAA inquiries could make sense. If that's the case, I wonder who it would be and who would need that large of a tower? Tesla, CVS/Aetna, Verizon, Wells Fargo (rumored to be leaving SF), or maybe Amazon realized their mistake? T...
by Matt777
22 May 2020 17:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 42
Views: 18703

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Whenever Mandarin Oriental decides to try to come to Dallas, we have a global economic crash.... True, but this isn't the development for which the Mandarin Oriental is/was slated. Which hotel is included in this development? So many hotels announced new projects at once, and it got hard to track.
by Matt777
22 May 2020 17:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 156
Views: 69605

Re: New Census Population Estimates

In looking at March 26, 2020 census.gov data, RELEASE NUMBER CB20-53, it shows Dallas County grew by 6,166 year-over-year July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019: Population increased slightly, but only due to births over deaths. More live folks voting with their feet moved out than moved in. Fiscal 2019 birt...
by Matt777
21 May 2020 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 42
Views: 18703

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Whenever Mandarin Oriental decides to try to come to Dallas, we have a global economic crash....
by Matt777
19 May 2020 21:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge
Replies: 14
Views: 4132

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 Matt777
19 May 2020 19:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge
Replies: 14
Views: 4132

Re: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge

http://theswisstower.com/aerial_views.php This showed up on the Deep Ellum fb thread. Wouldn't the proposed D2 line go straight through this? I believe the tunnel portal would be right on this site. The renderings show the current DART station that will be removed, so I don't think this is recent o...
by Matt777
16 May 2020 14:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

If that were true, would Texas Instruments have settled for owning only a cross-licensing agreement about the intellectual property? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_of_the_integrated_circuit Even your own article says that Jack Kilby invented the first prototype at TI.The first microchip ...
by Matt777
15 May 2020 13:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

Nice to be listed. Also embarrassing to have had that much opportunity, be in that kind of company, and yet the city's lasting original contributions to global civilization are the Texas donut apartment block, graphing calculators, Mary Kay marketing mantras, and the inspiration for Outkast's "...
by Matt777
09 Apr 2020 20:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 215
Views: 130921

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Does anyone know why Dallas isn't much of a high rise condo city? Also what building would you live in, all things considered? Also, I'd add that I personally think our highrise condo developers have not produced the best product/location in Dallas, which lead to not the hottest sales, and have cre...
by Matt777
10 Mar 2020 22:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 361
Views: 181740

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I haven't been to the new Primo's in Uptown, but the initial Yelp reviews are terrible. 2.5 stars rating right now. The space looks nice, but the food looks ho-hum.
by Matt777
08 Mar 2020 14:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 194
Views: 113496

Re: The Cedars Developments

Looks like the HQ for Doublemint gum. We’ve all been asking for new condo inventory that isn’t ultra lux highrise.... and this is what we get? If this sells poorly (which it may with that design), then it sets things back. If they would have left off the horrible outlandish detailing and just made i...
by Matt777
22 Feb 2020 20:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 801
Views: 393667

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Does anyone recognize what the left side of the table contains? Lots of towers but It has to be another area of town. It goes right over 35.
by Matt777
22 Feb 2020 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 801
Views: 393667

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Is this an old development concept for the Northend apartments that I missed? I saw it on Facebook as the cover photo for a DMN article. It’s called “The Interweave.” Fitting name as it would weave together Uptown, Harwood, and Victory Park. I don’t want to speculate but it almost looks like indoor ...
by Matt777
20 Feb 2020 22:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

Samantha Brown created a Dallas episode of her PBS TV series "Places to Love." She did the city right, and it was a beautiful, authentic representation of our city. I feel like it will challenge outsiders preconceived notions of Dallas, and hopefully even some of our suburban residents who...

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