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by exelone31
24 Feb 2020 07:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 270
Views: 84652

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

cyklopz wrote:Virtually tour Blockhouse https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=VSiaxr66M6K


Thanks for sharing! That roof deck view is pretty, pretty nice.
by exelone31
18 Feb 2020 08:27
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)

Love this project, and it seems like a no-brainer to act as a connection between some of the most exciting developments in the city.
by exelone31
12 Feb 2020 16:36
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)

Good. Would love to see some more pedestrian / bicyclist-friendly infrastructure and thought put into Harwood District. If I read this correctly, this isn't near the Harwood District. It states 'Main Street to Dallas Heritage Village'. That said, if this works out, I don't see why it wouldn't be ex...
by exelone31
12 Feb 2020 11:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 61
Views: 16862

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Two things: 1) I wouldn't say that GNR playing at Globe Life Park indicates AT&T lost the show. I think this is just a spreading of some of the bigger concerts across the Metroplex. I think it is reasonable to say that we've now got three pretty substantial stadium venues in play for these types...
by exelone31
11 Feb 2020 11:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Legacy
Replies: 10
Views: 4086

Re: Plano: Legacy

The Standard Pour is opening a 2nd location at Shops at Legacy. This will be the vacated Taco Diner spot (which I guess I didn't even know it had closed down)… https://escapehatchdallas.com/2020/02/the-standard-pour-lands-this-summer-at-the-shops-of-legacy-in-plano/ Two things come to mind here: 1)...
by exelone31
06 Feb 2020 12:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 103
Views: 32071

Re: Fair Park

The Rolling Stones announced tour dates and will be coming to the Cotton Bowl on May 29 https://www.dmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/2020/02/the-cotton-bowl-lands-the-rolling-stones-who-return-to-fair-park-in-may/ The Cotton Bowl is also hosting the globally-popular Korean boy band BTS for two night...
by exelone31
05 Feb 2020 14:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 179
Views: 68172

Re: The Cedars Developments

My suspicions aside, I think this project looks really, really nice. I will be really curious to see what kind of ancillary effects the two new deck parks have on their surrounding areas (both this one, and the one near the zoo). I think the Cedars has a really nice foundation in place and is on the...
by exelone31
05 Feb 2020 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 179
Views: 68172

Re: The Cedars Developments

And if this actually happens, I hate to say it but I always thought there might be a possibility that the Ambassador fire could have been "intentional". But maybe I'm just stirring the pot. A lot of folks on the forum quickly squashed conspiracy-theorizing, but I have always thought it wa...
by exelone31
03 Feb 2020 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 270
Views: 84652

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Really excited with what's going on in the East Quarter. This new development seems to be really solid, and that rendering doesn't even have Harwood Park in it either, which I have to imagine will be taking shape by the time the larger building is complete.
by exelone31
31 Jan 2020 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 322
Views: 94909

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Wow, incredible. This will be a really cool space when they're done with it. It's got to be a shoe-in for NYE hangout spot too.
by exelone31
31 Jan 2020 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 93
Views: 14140

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Saw some folks walking around the Galleria this morning looking at different carpet samples, etc.

Looks like things might be rocking and rolling here pretty soon!
by exelone31
30 Jan 2020 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 4606

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Somehow the AMLI tower is still under construction and this new project is completed in the rendering lol


If that were the case I think that a good 50-60% of this forum would have self-immolated, myself included. :lol:
by exelone31
29 Jan 2020 08:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: It’s time to close Dallas’ Triple Underpass and build a memorial park
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: It’s time to close Dallas’ Triple Underpass and build a memorial park

How about we just start by taking the "x" off the road where JFK was shot? That has always seemed to me like a pretty tactless tribute to a horrible event.
by exelone31
28 Jan 2020 13:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 93
Views: 14140

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Well it seems the Galleria has already been working on renovation plans. Mega mall makeover: Plans show ideas for Galleria Dallas redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/28/mega-mall-makeover-plans-show-ideas-for-galleria-dallas-redo/ Wow, that seems like a pretty substantial r...
by exelone31
28 Jan 2020 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 10501

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Zmitz wrote:I walk by this area occasionally and always feel uncomfortable, like I'm the only person there.


Looks like we just stumbled upon the city's new tagline. :D
by exelone31
27 Jan 2020 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 80
Views: 21026

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Fort Worth's Heim Barbecue just tweeted earlier today that they'll be opening a new location at the former Mockingbird Diner near Love Field. No timeline mentioned. https://twitter.com/HeimBBQ/status/1221872558418669568?s=19 Wow, that is really great news. I like the idea of having that be one of t...
by exelone31
27 Jan 2020 14:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 93
Views: 14140

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Would be interesting if a gym was pursued for the third floor, especially considering there is already Telos across the Tollway and the new Lifetime Fitness complex going in within the old Valley View space.
by exelone31
27 Jan 2020 10:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 103
Views: 32071

Re: Fair Park

Didn't see anyone post this, but it looks interesting. Museum of Texas Art. Makes perfect sense for the state fair of TEXAS to have. They might as well combine with the african american museum of art. https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/2020/01/24/now-its-an-empty-building-in-...
by exelone31
27 Jan 2020 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 93
Views: 14140

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

The Belk store smells like it has a serious plumbing problem, or they have the worst perfume cloud/ combination in the world. I would guess it will require extensive remodeling before another tenant will move in. I noticed that when I went to Macy's around Christmas as well. It was overwhelmingly b...
by exelone31
24 Jan 2020 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 4606

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

I think we are overlooking the most important aspect of this development/rendering: Does it have totally impractical and unrealistic green trees on the roof and at multiple levels throughout??? You bet your buns it does.
by exelone31
23 Jan 2020 09:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 319
Views: 104022

Re: Silver Line

Let's all keep in mind that it is entirely possible that these complaints are coming from people who voluntarily chose (under no duress!) to live on a street called "Spanky Branch Ct".
by exelone31
23 Jan 2020 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 730
Views: 232684

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Another thing to consider re: parking is the amount of new space that is being created/converted in this area. The Epic will have retail and a hotel. The Uptown 2.0 area, which includes Bottled Blonde and the upcoming Clutch space, will surely see more traffic. Plus, once Uber moves in, who knows wh...
by exelone31
22 Jan 2020 13:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 80
Views: 21026

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Bolsa The Common Table LUCK (Local Urban Craft Kitchen) Feed Company Eatery & Bourbon Lounge Stephan Pyles Flora Street Cafe City Cafe https://outline.com/48gbT3 https://dallas.eater.com/2020/1/22/21077163/oak-cliff-bolsa-farm-to-table-restaurant-closes List of restaurants that have closed this...
by exelone31
22 Jan 2020 13:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 6040

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Did they ever even manage to fill up that outdoor area? Last time I went, which was not long ago, there were still lots of facades on the structures. Every time I drive by, it does not appear to be full. It looks especially strange being that it is a two-story area, so there's lots of temporary cov...
by exelone31
21 Jan 2020 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 322
Views: 94909

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Wow, that screen is so huge!
by exelone31
20 Jan 2020 15:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 31
Views: 10472

Re: Plano: misc. developments

While looking around for a property on Loopnet, I found that 5 acres on the corner of Mapleshade and Coit Rd is for sale, with the note that Billingsly is selling off this corner in anticipation of starting Beacon Square, which is a mixed use community between Coit Road to the east, a railline to t...
by exelone31
17 Jan 2020 09:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 127
Views: 30940

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Char Bar on Lower Greenville gets new life: Owners of Whiskey Cake and Velvet Taco plan new restaurant https://outline.com/MzSwfn For those who don't know, the owners of these restaurants also own Twin Peaks. That is relevant because I found this quote in the article about the Char Bar space (empha...
by exelone31
16 Jan 2020 09:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 322
Views: 94909

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I am concerned about all these new restaurants that they are opening in this development. Don’t the current downtown restaurants that are brave enough to stay open in the evening already struggle with getting people in the door? Downtown is still very quiet during the evenings and weekends. Especia...
by exelone31
15 Jan 2020 10:45
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Re: DTD: West End Square

Wow, that flythrough looks really cool. I can easily see those cubes being a popular spot for selfie/photo opportunities.
by exelone31
15 Jan 2020 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 127
Views: 30940

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Cafe Brazil is barely holding on. Buzz Brews well they def seem to be expanding to every district in Dallas but they did close the Lemmon Ave location. Yeah I'm definitely not a fan of Cafe Brazil myself, but something in that realm seems like it would be good there, if not necessarily those two br...
by exelone31
15 Jan 2020 09:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 730
Views: 232684

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Did they already tear up the parking lot for that? I haven't been to Deep Ellum in a month or two, so did not realize it was progressing that quickly.
by exelone31
14 Jan 2020 16:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 319
Views: 104022

Re: Silver Line

https://www.dart.org/ShareRoot/about/expansion/cottonbelt/DARTCottonBeltMeeting22jul19.pdf This doc shows that the line will run to the right/east (I think) of the existing red line with the station at CityLine to the east of the existing station. If you check it does look like they will need to pu...
by exelone31
13 Jan 2020 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 127
Views: 30940

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:It'll probably be converted to a local Tex Mex spot.


Wouldn't be a terrible location for a Cafe Brazil or Buzzbrews or something like that too.
by exelone31
09 Jan 2020 13:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 60
Views: 20500

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

bUt WhErE wIlL tHe tHoUsAnDs oF cArS tHaT uSe ThAt ExIt Go?

:)
by exelone31
09 Jan 2020 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 486
Views: 198290

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Great job by the city on this one.
by exelone31
03 Jan 2020 13:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Re: DTD: West End Square

I know we have seen lots of renderings of this park but here is a decent site plan I found for those of us who would like to see less flash glitter and more practical details. Thanks for sharing! Really excited to see this one take shape. I wonder if it would make sense for something like the Cider...
by exelone31
03 Jan 2020 12:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 103
Views: 32071

Re: Fair Park

I believe Spectra made the NHL Winter Classic happen, they also got the Pride festival and parade to recommit to Fair Park as well. Spectra is doing its job they are trying to fill in the calendar for sure. Oh really? Wow, that's great to hear. It seemed like they had a good track record with their...
by exelone31
03 Jan 2020 10:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 103
Views: 32071

Re: Fair Park

I wish I had gone to the Winter Classic, it looks like it was a blast and a great "off-season" use of Fair Park. Definitely better than a couple dozen shivering football fans.

I am hopeful that Spectra is able to provide more consistent programming within Fair Park as they take over.
by exelone31
03 Jan 2020 10:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 40
Views: 9324

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

I may be in the minority, but I would gladly take these faux historic buildings over a generic wall of apartments.

It is strange to me that so much time and attention has been put into what is ostensibly a private space, but it does provide a really nice view when driving up and down the Tollway.
by exelone31
02 Jan 2020 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 3747

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

No D3 school should have 15K stadium for basketball. Now if you make it multi-use, it would be fine; but a hard sell nonetheless given UTD's academic and research focus. There are vague plans about an athletic district for basketball and soccer, but I've not seen any renderings or a timeline. I am ...
by exelone31
02 Jan 2020 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 3747

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

As a Richardson resident, I am excited to see the transformation of its downtown area. I think it could have the potential to join the ranks of charming downtowns like Plano, McKinney, Carrollton, etc. Not the biggest project of the year by any stretch, but exciting times in my northern burb. I also...
by exelone31
23 Dec 2019 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 74
Views: 30456

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

lol...that article makes it sound like they are building this really tall building. It’s barely taller than the W. Yeah, it seems kind of strange to me. They talk about competing with Uptown, but aren't they really competing with the buildings right next to them? You have to love this quote about t...
by exelone31
23 Dec 2019 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 74
Views: 30456

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

R1070 wrote:lol...that article makes it sound like they are building this really tall building. It’s barely taller than the W.


Yeah, it seems kind of strange to me. They talk about competing with Uptown, but aren't they really competing with the buildings right next to them?
by exelone31
23 Dec 2019 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 74
Views: 30456

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

Kinda weird to brag about being able to go "unlimited height" when you decide not to build taller than several buildings in the immediate vicinity.
by exelone31
20 Dec 2019 09:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 478
Views: 161158

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

R1070 wrote:Hooters closed?


No, was just trying really hard to shoehorn in an "American Pie"-esque verse.

I was trying to think of a vehicle to rhyme with "Idle" (for the Idle Rich, since that did close), but couldn't come up with anything.
by exelone31
19 Dec 2019 13:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 478
Views: 161158

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

uptown74 wrote:Bye bye, Nickel and Rye


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... ickel-rye/


Rode my scooter to the Hooters but the Hooters was dry.
by exelone31
18 Dec 2019 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 730
Views: 232684

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Yeah, I think the only piece Deep Ellum is lacking in retail is a place where you can buy Registered and Unregistered Drivers Licenses, Passports and ID Cards.

If only someone knew of a place I could find them.....
by exelone31
18 Dec 2019 11:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 61
Views: 16862

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

That retrofitting of the old baseball stadium looks weird. Plus, it seems they would be taking out a fair amount of seats, not that the XFL and USL-1 (go North Texas SC!) are going to be selling the place out anyway.

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