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by Matt777
19 Mar 2021 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 42
Views: 17499

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

The Ginger Man beer bar has been bulldozed in Uptown Dallas It will be developed as part of the renovation to the Quadrangle across the street. https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2021/03/19/the-ginger-man-beer-bar-has-been-bulldozed-in-uptown-dallas/ Dallas developers are only good at ...
by Matt777
16 Mar 2021 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage

People supporting a parking garage taking over a park/green space. In Downtown Dallas, land of parking garages and surface parking. Wow, Downtown really is doomed.
by Matt777
16 Mar 2021 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage

I don’t have any evidence to back it up but I highly doubt there is a parking shortage Downtown especially with the declining office space occupancy and the workers gone remote who will never return. This seems incredibly short sighted, and the fact that the garage will be leased by Dallas County fu...
by Matt777
05 Mar 2021 23:20
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 271
Views: 149925

Re: DFW Airport

"DFW Airport plans to renovate one of its original terminals while new sixth terminal is on hold" - Dallas Morning News Expected, but I'm hoping Terminal F isn't on hold too much longer. It would be a massive gamble to start construction any time soon, but if air travel bounces back stron...
by Matt777
05 Mar 2021 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 224
Views: 136063

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

Is there any way to see if they've sold out of their 1 and 2 bedroom units? There aren't any on Zillow. The smallest unit on Zillow is a 3 bedroom for 1.3 million. I know developers don't always list all of their inventory on the MLS, but transplants who might be moving from the east and west coast...
by Matt777
05 Mar 2021 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DDI Annual Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: DDI Annual Meeting

The 508 Young project is a disgrace! what they plan to do to the front of building and turn into a drive through is ridiculous. The Rock of truth won't be what ppl first see when they approach the building..but rather a valet service. So sad. George Dahl would be livid. This city doesn't know how t...
by Matt777
05 Mar 2021 13:50
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 271
Views: 149925

Re: DFW Airport

"DFW Airport plans to renovate one of its original terminals while new sixth terminal is on hold" - Dallas Morning News The airport board of directors approved a $75 million design management project Thursday that will kickstart upgrades on Terminal C, the 28-gate terminal that is one of ...
by Matt777
05 Mar 2021 13:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320084

Re: Oak Lawn

Did they buy this to tear it down and redevelop or as an income asset? I don't believe the land values in this area are nearly high enough to justify tearing down a higher density multi-family building. Oak Lawn Apartment Sale to Crow Holdings: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/0...
by Matt777
04 Mar 2021 22:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 224
Views: 136063

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

Is there any way to see if they've sold out of their 1 and 2 bedroom units? There aren't any on Zillow. The smallest unit on Zillow is a 3 bedroom for 1.3 million. I know developers don't always list all of their inventory on the MLS, but transplants who might be moving from the east and west coast ...
by Matt777
04 Mar 2021 22:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320084

Re: Oak Lawn

Did they buy this to tear it down and redevelop or as an income asset? I don't believe the land values in this area are nearly high enough to justify tearing down a higher density multi-family building. Oak Lawn Apartment Sale to Crow Holdings: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/0...
by Matt777
03 Mar 2021 10:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 39
Views: 20989

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Looks awesome. I will definitely be doing a staycation here.
by Matt777
02 Mar 2021 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320084

Re: Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn Apartment Sale to Crow Holdings: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/03/01/oak-lawn-apartment-sale-is-the-latest-d-fw-rental-property-purchase/ Seville Uptown, an apartment complex in Oak Lawn, has sold one of the 3 buildings that that compose the complex to a partnership b...
by Matt777
03 Feb 2021 11:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 223
Views: 89170

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: 152
Views: 80583

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: 27491

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: 36461

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: 35723

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: 133
Views: 49659

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: 224
Views: 136063

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: 7048

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: 560
Views: 277185

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: 9167

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: 271
Views: 149925

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: 152
Views: 80583

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: 1360

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: 18782

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: 18782

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: 171
Views: 77725

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Dazzling Dallas.
by Matt777
02 Dec 2020 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 361
Views: 188135

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: 188135

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: 632
Views: 335360

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: 837
Views: 399373

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: 437
Views: 225140

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: 170
Views: 82255

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: 223
Views: 89170

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: 170016

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: 36461

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: 36461

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: 36461

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: 36461

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: 632
Views: 335360

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: 1442

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: 67402

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: 652
Views: 320084

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: 24
Views: 5842

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: 139711

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: 216
Views: 83913

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: 16694

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: 52
Views: 11803

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: 19439

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.

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