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by Cbdallas
21 Aug 2019 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 50
Views: 12293

Re: Davis Building

This is the styling that we need in our urban rentals. Well done.
by Cbdallas
20 Aug 2019 16:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 282
Views: 63016

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Of the other open systems I wonder how they enforce fare payment and freeloaders on their systems. Seems like if we increased our policing DART and enforced and removed people then the perception of safety and cleanliness would go up and increase ridership. I personally am not turned off or scared b...
by Cbdallas
20 Aug 2019 15:26
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 8482

Re: Southwest Airlines

There are also non stops to San Jose just to the south of SF. By the time you drive park and go through security to OKC you can almost drive there. That section of 35 moves fairly fast most of the time.
by Cbdallas
20 Aug 2019 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 400
Views: 85481

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Farmers Market, Deep Ellum, and East Quarter should all see incredible new dense development with this news. Finally a win for Dallas and Downtown for the future.
by Cbdallas
20 Aug 2019 13:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 282
Views: 63016

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Would love to know of the other large cities in the US that use open pay open access like DART or those that use a closed pay to enter system. Pros and Cons of both.
by Cbdallas
16 Aug 2019 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 34
Views: 6817

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

They had to shave off 8 stories I never new that bit.
by Cbdallas
13 Aug 2019 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Park Lane/NCX Development
Replies: 6
Views: 2794

Re: Park Lane/NCX Development

I wonder if they will ever build the hotel component to this project. Seems like it would be a winner with DART and Northpark on either side.
by Cbdallas
13 Aug 2019 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 152
Views: 43748

Re: The Cedars Developments

Went to see a movie at Alamo on Sunday and I used to live at the Sears lofts back in 2000. We were pioneers when we moved over there but I always thought the whole area had great potential. A lot has been done but it still needs to have that one big thing happen to make it all pop and come together....
by Cbdallas
13 Aug 2019 13:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 9328

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

We walk through the entire downtown and urban area and the Arts District old cobblestone sidewalks and lighting and landscape is a real mess. Parts of the sidewalks in front of the Meyerson are unwalkable. Is there any timeline on revamping all of this with the plan??? Falling apart quickly!
by Cbdallas
12 Aug 2019 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 451
Views: 134873

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Austins claim to fame is that it has no mass transit and the worst traffic in the state.
by Cbdallas
08 Aug 2019 13:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

Maybe it will transition to a demographic of slightly older empty nesters with more restuarants, shops, etc. along with that new Central Market and other stores. I would love to see some of those towers go condo towards a mid level pricing and let the area get dense. The party scene can move onto De...
by Cbdallas
08 Aug 2019 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

The Oak Lawn Committee is bordering anti-urban by restricting height. This is ridiculous.
by Cbdallas
06 Aug 2019 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 151
Views: 40412

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Would love to see some construction equipment start moving dirt on this one.....
by Cbdallas
06 Aug 2019 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 36
Views: 6723

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Did they ever sign a new lease for what they are going to loose on the Baylor Scott and White move out? That will leave a good portion empty in that building and area.
by Cbdallas
06 Aug 2019 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 201
Views: 50648

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Large scale development seems to fall off a cliff east of 75.
by Cbdallas
06 Aug 2019 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 114
Views: 42221

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Did they nix all of the residential component to this project. I remember there would be condos then they changed to leased units. I don't see anything about them in this building. That area needs a lot more people living down there just like Victory does to make it all come together.
by Cbdallas
06 Aug 2019 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

They probably didn't want their pool to be right next to the firetruck sirens coming and going and the new fence and landscape should at least be better than the way it is today. Would love it flipped but I'll take any improvements at this point. Just get it going already.
by Cbdallas
05 Aug 2019 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

I guess the Melrose expansion is a dead deal and that open land and ratty fence is forever.
by Cbdallas
02 Aug 2019 11:24
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 287
Views: 67083

Re: DART D2 Subway

That would be great to move and keep that station. We don't need to loose any stations in the urban core of Dallas we need more. Somehow someway we need to get that Knox street station open as well.
by Cbdallas
16 Jul 2019 14:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 154552

Re: Victory Park 3.0

We went Friday evening to HERO and had a great time it was around 7:30. What impressed me was that there was nothing at the arena or any other event and yet Hero was busy and the other places were too with people walking around. I think this area is going to be very popular in the fall with nice wea...
by Cbdallas
08 Jul 2019 14:36
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

connects the Trail directly to the Harwood district which in that area is under served with entrance access.
by Cbdallas
08 Jul 2019 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 154552

Re: Victory Park 3.0

This will help with adding more weekday lunch bodies in the surrounding restaurants as well as make that DART station feel like it is more connected to Victory Park.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:50
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 185
Views: 39735

Re: I-345

Like this in Albuquerque.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:45
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 185
Views: 39735

Re: I-345

Just some cool solar powered (panels could be places on outside of freeway sides) color LED lights that would light up underneath from Woodall Rogers over to 30 would enliven both downtown and deep ellum and connect the two hoods.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 121
Views: 33697

Re: Highland Park Village

"That leaves around 9/10 current spaces empty at the village, more than I can ever remember.
Hope they announce a new lineup coming soon."

"Is there a spa at HPV?"

A boutique hotel would do wonders but the residents don't want it and will not let it happen unfortunately.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 151
Views: 40412

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

What site are these images from ???
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 174
Views: 48534

Re: West End 1.0

Imagine how great it would look with each one lit and extend it back into the West End buildings with the sleeves over the neon.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

Does anyone know what a map area of actual Oak Lawn looks like. Lately I keep seeing the news report crime and shootings in the "Oak Lawn neighborhood" but they are happening west of the tollway and more towards the Love Field area. They just seem to be looping all of this area into Oak La...
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 346
Views: 80302

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It makes me wonder what is missing in our package that we loose these tech wins to other cities. If we loose Uber then Dallas really needs to take some deep searching and quick action.
by Cbdallas
27 Jun 2019 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 174
Views: 48534

Re: West End 1.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:This looks cheap. They look Like RGB lights for a gaming PC. I thought they would have at least put them plastic tubes to look like neon lights.


Same thoughts a simple plastic sleeve would have made it look like the old neon.
by Cbdallas
24 Jun 2019 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 126
Views: 33687

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Because what was there before was so wonderful....empty derelict land that stray dogs used to roam free. It is easy to be a critic when you have none of your coin in the game.
by Cbdallas
20 Jun 2019 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 154552

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Or in that stupid Circo concept on McKinney.
by Cbdallas
12 Jun 2019 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 154552

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Outside of Vegas is there even a brand for Hard Rock anymore???
by Cbdallas
07 Jun 2019 15:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 627
Views: 207504

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

I always wished the 2nd tower would get built someday but I have to say this is really looking good next to the existing building and compliments it very nicely.
by Cbdallas
07 Jun 2019 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

I would love to see about 20 more of these type of building up and down OakLawn and Lemmon.
by Cbdallas
07 Jun 2019 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 81
Views: 27754

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

All of this vacancy could create an opportunity for a company to plant their flag downtown in one of the most architecturally significant buildings. I am not sure at this point what we can do to make downtown more attractive for business. Maybe just convert it all into living who knows. I heard a ru...
by Cbdallas
07 Jun 2019 12:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 282
Views: 63016

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Putting ticket takers on every train while costly would make the train feel more inviting to paying customers while removing those that don't pay or use the train as a homeless shelter which drives more paying riders away from using the train. If I could go back in time I would have insisted they ga...
by Cbdallas
05 Jun 2019 14:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 79
Views: 21475

Re: Fair Park

Fair Park would be a great venue for an even bigger Halloween party and event with some named performers than what the street and neighborhood can accommodate. We live in that hood and quit going years ago due to the overcrowding and the fencing in of the event as you get stuck on one side and canno...
by Cbdallas
29 May 2019 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 107
Views: 37597

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

So is the DREAM finally DEAD?
by Cbdallas
20 May 2019 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 19
Views: 3168

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

Ah yes 2001 back when Dallas thought it was Paris. Please do a pencil thin modern highrise not a faux past. Would be great to do a fresh modern take on the NYC Flat Iron building.
by Cbdallas
17 May 2019 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

I thought the move was because of road construction that would still be occurring along the parade route on Cedar Springs in September of this year so they had to come up with an alternative and decided to move it to Pride Month in June to Fair Park. The worst part is that the DART rail is closed al...
by Cbdallas
14 May 2019 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

Build up not out.
by Cbdallas
10 May 2019 14:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 43
Views: 11781

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

Probably $9 gallon gas and jam packed grid lock would get these projects rolling. It is still too cheap to drive and own a car here but we should still try to get some of these things done.
by Cbdallas
10 May 2019 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 38
Views: 6192

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

With this and the tower announced at Oak Lawn and Lemmon the tower barrier has been breached to the West side of Oak Lawn! Keep them coming.
by Cbdallas
10 May 2019 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 191
Views: 41125

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I don't understand the push back against high rise development. I live in a townhouse with a slight downtown view but I realize that at anything the block across the street could and should go high rise and I would be all for it. For me it is about living in densely packed urban walk-able core not v...
by Cbdallas
08 May 2019 16:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 43
Views: 11781

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

I have always wanted a direct connection to Love Field from the Burbank station but with all the development going into the Knox Henderson area I am leaning on rather directing efforts and money to eventually open up the station there instead. Rideshare I think will take over most airport trips in t...
by Cbdallas
08 May 2019 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

I lived here in Dallas in the 1980's and 90's when you could rent a decent apartment south of Highland Park all the way to downtown for about $500 a month and I also remember when there was no one downtown or anywhere in Oak Lawn during the day and no one dare walk on the sidewalks. Uptown was empty...
by Cbdallas
08 May 2019 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 530
Views: 143654

Re: Northpark Center

With Eataly there is very little else in retail or food that Dallas lacks compared to what is in the top 5 metros. I won't have to travel as much to the other large cities.
by Cbdallas
08 May 2019 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

Dallas and DFW are vastly different than they were 10 years ago. Increases have gone up across the board in ALL areas due to the ongoing boom and in migration that has occurred. I would love to see even more towers and more luxury going into the entire core of Dallas as that would mean that it is a ...
by Cbdallas
06 May 2019 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 105609

Re: Oak Lawn

Finally some new tower action in Oak Lawn. I hope we see a lot more of these projects go up around here in the future!

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