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by exelone31
09 Jul 2020 14:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 308
Views: 114030

Re: Trinity River Park

Cheeky move, DMN. Make me sign up for the email newsletter to access the story, then block me again because it contains "Member Only" content. Clever. Anywho, this looks awesome and I hope that it comes to fruition. It seems like the best way to get to a revamp of the Trinity is for severa...
by exelone31
08 Jul 2020 08:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 110
Views: 45684

Re: Fair Park

The longer this goes on, I wonder what the long-term impact will be on something like the State Fair. I am sure it will likely bounce back to something similar to years past, but I wonder if masks become a regular fixture at the fair for years to come. Plus, you KNOW there are going to be vendors of...
by exelone31
07 Jul 2020 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 233
Views: 104413

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I'm getting the vapors just thinking about a CVS and a Walgreens right next to each other. What a dream!
by exelone31
25 Jun 2020 12:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 92
Views: 39351

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

It would be awesome if it could do something similar to what the MATA has done (next to KWP) and go near the deck park by the zoo. I'm not sure if it's feasible to get over there the way the roads are currently aligned, but who knows what that area will look like in 10 years.
by exelone31
25 Jun 2020 09:22
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7952

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

I'm confused, I thought the park vote was held up as it was tied to the underhighway soccer park. Is this now approved to proceed?
by exelone31
23 Jun 2020 14:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 36
Views: 7354

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Kelley USA wrote:Found the motherload of photos for this project (okay, it's really just 4 photos)…

https://www.concreteamsterdam.nl/dallas-urby


Found this photo of the Jersey City Urby on that site. Looks like maybe this Dallas one is going for that offset levels look, just with much shorter buildings.
by exelone31
23 Jun 2020 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Bonton Village @Lake Highlands (12000 Greenville)
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Bonton Village @Lake Highlands (12000 Greenville)

This seems like a pretty awesome proposal to me. Hopefully they're able to get it passed and going.
by exelone31
23 Jun 2020 09:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 110
Views: 45684

Re: Fair Park

There's the Fair Park thread! I was trying to find it yesterday as I saw this news, but couldn't track it down.

Anywho, these seem like some really great incremental changes to Fair Park. I especially like the Music Green park between the Music Hall and the African American Museum.
by exelone31
22 Jun 2020 16:08
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: SMU: Washburne Soccer & Track Stadium (@ Westcott Field)
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: SMU: Washburne Soccer & Track Stadium (@ Westcott Field)

This looks really nice. I've been by there a few times for FC Dallas games in the US Open Cup, and this construction would make the atmosphere even better. I didn't see it in the article, but I am hoping that these improvements will include a concession stand. Currently, you have to exit the stadium...
by exelone31
15 Jun 2020 09:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 178716

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Which one gets built first (or ever): This rail line, or some semblance of a Trinity River Park?
by exelone31
04 Jun 2020 13:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 41
Views: 11255

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

No carts for this one, then? The design doesn't seem to be too conducive to carts, even small ones.
by exelone31
02 Jun 2020 09:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 12
Views: 9391

Re: What are you listening to?

I'm big into the Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify. It's a new playlist every week, and draws off of your listening history. Sometimes it's creepy how accurately it can predict bands I would like that I've never heard of. Valley Queen and Lake Street Drive are a couple bands that I've stumbled upo...
by exelone31
29 May 2020 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 3340

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

exelone31 wrote:Wow, I wonder how much of a correlation there is between this tower and the fact that Carpenter Park is being redone?


Sorry folks, didn't mean to jinx Carpenter Park with this... :roll:
by exelone31
29 May 2020 09:30
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7952

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

Was it phase 2 of carpenter park that they were voting for? or all of it? Because It doesnt make sense why TxDOT needs to be involved since only phase 2 is under the highway. It sounds like everything, which is a real shame. I hope that the fates of these two (Carpenter and the soccer fields) are n...
by exelone31
28 May 2020 08:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 283
Views: 100779

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:It will be mixed use. 35 stories for parkin' , 19 office. Ground level retail.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by exelone31
27 May 2020 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 3340

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

Wow, I wonder how much of a correlation there is between this tower and the fact that Carpenter Park is being redone?
by exelone31
26 May 2020 10:13
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 159
Views: 58504

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

Woo, that's a looker right there.
by exelone31
20 May 2020 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 32
Views: 4260

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Hopefully, when all this is behind us, there will be no more new restaurants/bars with "social" in the name.
by exelone31
20 May 2020 08:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge

It would be fine IMO if they just built out the faux-historic piece to match the existing Lizard Lounge building, but adding the completely contrasting tower on top of it looks really bad. Very theme park-y.
by exelone31
19 May 2020 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 314
Views: 136270

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Downtown is just nailing it with the awful names here. Birdguesa and Modern Vintage?!?!
by exelone31
18 May 2020 10:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Southern Gateway Public Green
Replies: 24
Views: 13944

Re: Southern Gateway Public Green

I haven't driven down here in quite some time, but does anyone know if construction is still happening here? I am not sure if there was a webcam similar to what they had with Klyde Warren.
by exelone31
15 May 2020 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 2401 McKinney tower
Replies: 20
Views: 2401

Re: 2401 McKinney tower

clcrash19 wrote:If it gets rid of trulucks, its a huge positive in my opinion. excited to see this one get started


This x 1,000
by exelone31
13 May 2020 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 130
Views: 45703

Re: The Link at Uptown

Excellent photo, and it is wild to think that we've made a great leap in density in the last 5-7 years (IMO) but there's still so much available space there.
by exelone31
12 May 2020 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 381
Views: 145277

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Yes, what a great job, and that photo of the Spirit of Communication with the Adolphus in the background is really nice. If there's consistent programming (once we can leave our houses), this could become a really great hang. I may have missed it, but wasn't Pegasus City going to open a taproom here...
by exelone31
30 Apr 2020 10:12
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7952

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

That looks really, really nice. East Quarter is going to be perfectly positioned with so many green spaces within a short distance.
by exelone31
28 Apr 2020 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 204439

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I saw a sign out on the fencing around this block. They're calling it "Good E" with a completion in 2021. Here's a link I found: https://theretailconnection.net/properties/deep-ellum-good-e-block-redevelopment-dallas-tx/ Me, last year - "Wow, I have no idea how there could be a neigh...
by exelone31
15 Apr 2020 11:44
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas may get XFL franchise
Replies: 17
Views: 8439

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Maybe I missed the explanation, but I just don't get why they are keeping the thing...Sure they're putting in some mixed-use, but it would probably be more successful knocking it down and continuing to make it a bigger destination for football and baseball like they've done with Staples Center and ...
by exelone31
10 Mar 2020 10:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 314
Views: 136270

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

It is interesting that they're going to seemingly more reliable cuisines in Italian and Tex-Mex. I don't know why bao hasn't caught on fully just yet, but it seems like a trend that some people just can't quite get on board with.
by exelone31
09 Mar 2020 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 202
Views: 102067

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

Seems like this one might take a long, long time to sell out.
by exelone31
06 Mar 2020 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 188
Views: 89422

Re: The Cedars Developments

I know people say they're board of the bland greige Texas Donut, but.....uh....this ain't the solution.
by exelone31
05 Mar 2020 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 123
Views: 57350

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

I guess it's too early to know, but would this development on the El Fenix site at least have ground floor retail/restaurants? It seems like Lake Cliff Park is a sleeping gem.

There's also that land swap just north of the park next to Lake Cliff Tower as well.
by exelone31
02 Mar 2020 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 284
Views: 122528

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Great photos! I am so excited about this development, and the way it is being approached in a pretty holistic manner. There are so many great old buildings that will be stitched together here.
by exelone31
26 Feb 2020 09:17
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 178716

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

What if the state came out and said they wanted to build a highway through the exact same space? Would there be all this hand-wringing?

I don't get why a much more efficient method of transportation is having to fight through so much to get done.
by exelone31
24 Feb 2020 07:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 284
Views: 122528

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: 8
Views: 4972

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: 8
Views: 4972

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: 62
Views: 24878

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: 6742

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: 110
Views: 45684

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: 188
Views: 89422

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: 188
Views: 89422

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: 284
Views: 122528

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: 381
Views: 145277

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: 104
Views: 30325

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: 12838

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: 3430

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: 104
Views: 30325

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: 13457

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

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