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by ArtVandelay
13 Jun 2019 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120418

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Anyone know what's behind the garage doors along the path? I've always thought they would be good spots to sell food/snacks, etc. to people coming to/from the DART station on game days.
by ArtVandelay
09 Jun 2019 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19308

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

There’s also videos on FB with glass flying off the Hall Arts tower and smashing windows at KPMG Plaza and materials flying off AMLI Fountain Place.
by ArtVandelay
07 Jun 2019 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 76
Views: 21098

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

Tells me FP owners must be bullish on the market and didn't lower the rent just to keep Tenet.
by ArtVandelay
03 Jun 2019 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78871

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Shiva's Fine Indian Bar And Grill is moving to Downtown off Ross And Griffin. Did the lowest Greenville location shut down? Also, the i-fratelli in the same vecinity is almost complete. Odd move, but we will see if they retool. On Greenville, they were only open for dinner and prices were high. Mos...
by ArtVandelay
03 Jun 2019 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78871

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Mockingbird Diner Closes Was it the staff? The size? Restaurateur 'befuddled' over Mockingbird Diner's closure https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2019/06/01/mockingbird-diner-closed-near-dallas-love-field-airport Anybody else try this place besides me? The ownership was arrogant and rude. You...
by ArtVandelay
20 May 2019 06:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/05/20/uptown-dallas-block-sells-new-high-rise-project "It's effectively the last piece of undeveloped land in that area where you could do something of substance," he said. "Internally we are calling it the crown jewel of McKinney A...
by ArtVandelay
20 May 2019 06:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 148
Views: 42859

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Looks like they’re actually working on the Ka-Tip Thai street eats space at Harvest Lofts
by ArtVandelay
20 May 2019 06:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5591

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Could it be possible this would be used as the new campus for El Centro College? Maybe the County will build up the educational facilities and Washburne can build the rest?? Residential units, mixed use office and retail? If the area is as desolate as some say, the influx of thousands of students c...
by ArtVandelay
20 May 2019 06:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 41287

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

This is nothing more than a self-promotion puff piece by a north Dallas city councilman's over-adulating about his daughter's project work. Nepotism? ...whatever; besides it is completely an unrealistic architectural render of some blah blah avant-garde Dallas Midtown "signature tower" at...
by ArtVandelay
16 May 2019 06:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hampton Inn (Allen Bldg., 1700 Commerce)
Replies: 15
Views: 3539

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hampton Inn (Allen Bldg., 1700 Commerce)

Well, it's not Fireside Pies, but... Starbucks has been named as the tenant for the storefront by the Hampton Inn. The article doesn't give a timeframe for completion or opening. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/05/07/starbucks-commerce-street-downtown-dallas.html Now if we could get th...
by ArtVandelay
16 May 2019 06:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 152
Views: 37997

Re: AT&T Discovery District

The sidewalk on Commerce has been opened up an it looks really good. Wide and lots of nice granite blocks for seating.
by ArtVandelay
16 May 2019 06:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

willyk wrote:Saw 2200 Main today—they have done a remarkable job on the exterior. I never would have imagined that the white paint could be so completely removed and such a fabulous building would emerge from under it.


Agreed, but what do you think about the windows? They look odd to me.
by ArtVandelay
15 May 2019 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120418

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Local Press + Brew has closed in VP.

https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... rite-drink
by ArtVandelay
14 May 2019 23:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120418

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The old Chase bank next to the CVS on main would be a perfect Chipotle spot in the loop.
by ArtVandelay
11 May 2019 15:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I know what NIMBY stands for. Apparently my comment regarding the this project towering over the townhomes was construed as NIMBYsm. I haven’t heard anybody opposing the project. People I know living in the FM are posting Instagrams saying how excited they are.
by ArtVandelay
10 May 2019 15:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

whit5125 wrote:What makes these NIMBYS even more idiotic is that these sorts of development you know....raises their property values....


What NIMBYS?
by ArtVandelay
10 May 2019 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Those first six or eight units from the original townhouse developer are the most likely to complain. They aren't as tall as the InTown units, they have a MUCH larger rooftop deck, and other than the DART ROW, they are immediately adjacent to the development. But in the end... it is only eight unit...
by ArtVandelay
10 May 2019 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

The farmers market homeowners may absolutely love it.

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But if you're this guy it has to be a wicked burn. On the bright side, the first 10 or so levels overlooking the house is just parking. Sunbathe in the nude at your peril.
by ArtVandelay
10 May 2019 08:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I'll never understand people living in Downtown complaining about losing their views of Downtown. If that's not an example of not being able to see the forest for the trees, I don't know what is. Yeah you wouldn’t understand unless a) you purchase your home for the view (a major selling point of th...
by ArtVandelay
10 May 2019 08:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 106386

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

texasstar wrote:I'm looking forward to that re-opened observation deck!


Do you think they will still do the observation deck? That feature promised under the Drever regime surprised me because you're taking rentable space out of inventory for an amenity that isn't going to generate as much revenue.
by ArtVandelay
10 May 2019 06:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

ContriveDallasite wrote:
ArtVandelay wrote:Tell that to the low rise homeowners in the farmers market that will no longer have a view of downtown.


The NIMBYism in this city is incredible :lol:


Yep. On the bright side the EQ development is bringing life to the no mans land between the Farmers Market and Main Street commercial district.
by ArtVandelay
10 May 2019 06:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Tell that to the low rise homeowners in the farmers market that will no longer have a view of downtown. I'll never understand people living in Downtown complaining about losing their views of Downtown. If that's not an example of not being able to see the forest for the trees, I don't know what is....
by ArtVandelay
09 May 2019 23:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Tell that to the low rise homeowners in the farmers market that will no longer have a view of downtown.
by ArtVandelay
07 May 2019 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 106386

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I think we now know why 505 North Ervay was purchased by Todd Interest and being demolished for a parking garage.
by ArtVandelay
07 May 2019 13:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 361
Views: 75918

Re: Oak Lawn

Watch out! The activists already have their stingers out for this. They want 5 stories max.
by ArtVandelay
16 Apr 2019 12:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 124864

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

]In the past couple days, the building to the north of the Case Building was demolished. I was surprised to see how fast it went down. Would anyone happen to know the reason behind this? I seriously hope it is not a parking lot or parking garage. https://www.google.com/maps/place/334+Hall+St,+Dalla...
by ArtVandelay
11 Apr 2019 15:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 106386

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I sure hope they are using really strong adhesive! That would suck to get wacked by one falling off.
by ArtVandelay
08 Apr 2019 06:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78871

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

MrsKravitz wrote:Didn’t the Gap space just open as Sephora or was that something else?


I think Sephora took most of the space but they subdivided the storefronts facing McKinney and created smaller units to lease.
by ArtVandelay
07 Apr 2019 21:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 38
Views: 5479

Re: 1700 Pacific

We never looked at the suites with bathrooms but I was really lobbying my company to get offices with private dumpers. Would have been sweeeet.
by ArtVandelay
07 Apr 2019 21:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 137
Views: 29801

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

I’ve been twice and it’s bumpin. I’m a Kroger man myself but the fact Tom Thumb has made a commitment to near-downtown may have won me over. I bet they brass is thinking why did we wait so long to do this!
by ArtVandelay
06 Apr 2019 16:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 236
Views: 51558

Re: Silver Line

Keep in mind the logo for this line will diminish after it opens. While this line isn't the Green, Blue, Orange and/or Red lines, which don't really have logos, the initial promotion of the opening of new lines tends to create this kind of need for brand awareness. They will put up posters, TV ads ...
by ArtVandelay
19 Mar 2019 16:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 148
Views: 42859

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

The renderings don't look like actual was my point. This had to go before Urban Design Review Panel because it was a TIF project. If they build something different, it defeats the purpose, right?
by ArtVandelay
18 Mar 2019 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 148
Views: 42859

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

That rendering is such a joke. It actually looks like something you’d find in Kaufman county. Bush league.
by ArtVandelay
12 Mar 2019 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6077

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Hopefully the service is only bad because the place is new. But with a new market, and the brand's popularity at home, they really need to get with it. We had brunch there on Saturday and it was fine. I'm sure they'll figure it out and get in the groove. We should be happy to have something other t...
by ArtVandelay
03 Mar 2019 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 587
Views: 155717

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

joshua.dodd wrote:When will that parking garage next door finally get its glass cladding?


I’ve been wondering what the hold up is. I believe it’s only getting the glass treatment on the sides facing Ross and Field.
by ArtVandelay
26 Feb 2019 19:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29573

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I like how they're extending the enclosed bottom portion of the triangular building for more retail/restaurant space. Also, I didn't realize they're wanting to close the street next to it for pedestrians . No kidding! That is great news (if approved). If we could convert several more of these stree...
by ArtVandelay
26 Feb 2019 19:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 76
Views: 21098

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

The Wells Fargo motor bank/drive-thru across the street is closed and available for lease:

https://shopcompanies.com/properties/pd ... ells-fargo

Anyone know if the Wells Fargo branch at Fountain Place is remaining?
by ArtVandelay
26 Feb 2019 19:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6077

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Flower Child is great, but not accessible from the urban core. Don't forget, but Flower Child is opening up at Rosewood Court where Paradise Bakery use to be. You'll see construction already going on. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/12-12-18-flower-child-uptown-rosewood-court/ Wa...
by ArtVandelay
26 Feb 2019 18:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 173
Views: 53795

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

It’s interesting how The Union seems to have all the momentum and Park District is struggling to fill up the retail. I don’t think Perry’s is what they had in mind pre-construction. You would have thought this development would have top billing due to location. I think the new tower catty-corner fro...
by ArtVandelay
26 Feb 2019 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 23
Views: 4856

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

The twin towers would have been sweeet
by ArtVandelay
26 Feb 2019 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 587
Views: 155717

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

WesTexas wrote:That is a fantastic new view. What tower is it from?


my guess is 717 harwood (fka KPMG Centre)
by ArtVandelay
24 Feb 2019 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 191
Views: 59396

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Tom Thumb

Image

There’s going to be a Starbucks and bar called Union Tap inside
by ArtVandelay
24 Feb 2019 09:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 106386

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

If you’re a property tax payer in Dallas, $50MM of your money has been earmarked for this project in the form of a TIF Grant. You have every right to know what the F is going on with this project. As of 12/31/17, the City has not advanced any funds to these incompetents. I’m hoping, that is still th...
by ArtVandelay
23 Feb 2019 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 304
Views: 94915

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

Just took a stroll by the building going up on Jackson St. and there’s definitely parking above ground - huge ramp going from ground level up. Did they pull a bait and switch and just throwing up a garage?? Ok I found an article online that says there is residential parking on the second level and ...
by ArtVandelay
23 Feb 2019 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 304
Views: 94915

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

Just took a stroll by the building going up on Jackson St. and there’s definitely parking above ground - huge ramp going from ground level up. Did they pull a bait and switch and just throwing up a garage??
by ArtVandelay
22 Feb 2019 19:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 587
Views: 155717

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

This is the most significant addition to our skyline since Museum Tower. Love it
by ArtVandelay
19 Feb 2019 17:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6077

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I didn't realize Crisp was gone. Crazy amount of turnover in Lowest Greenville
by ArtVandelay
19 Feb 2019 06:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 36
Views: 3291

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

1600 block of Federal. Looks like it was a restaurant or bar at one time.

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