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by Cbdallas
21 Jan 2021 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 612
Views: 296540

Re: Oak Lawn

It was pretty weak redo when it was done. I expected more for such a building. Maybe someday someone will buy it and really refresh it all the way.
by Cbdallas
19 Jan 2021 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 199
Views: 104660

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

My gut was telling me this already. Hopefully they can go big with the apartment towers and maybe still get in some office space. It is strange how there seems to be a struggle to get this part of urban Dallas to fill in still so much underutilized land in this area. You should not feel such a gap w...
by Cbdallas
15 Jan 2021 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 252657

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

I am looking forward to the day when all of the street level retail restaurant is fully leased up on all of these buildings both downtown and across the park in Uptown. There is so much empty space at the street level in these developments. I am glad it is here and brings people living in that area.
by Cbdallas
14 Jan 2021 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 516
Views: 257655

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I think the problem with that entire city block is that the real estate is owned in pieces by various trust and individuals so it is difficult to piece together the whole block into one large urban development like what they are going to do with Central Market. Not sure how this block will ever come...
by Cbdallas
11 Nov 2020 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 612
Views: 296540

Re: Oak Lawn

This would be awesome and finally create a base to support more restaurants in the area and some retail. The strip is finally entering the new coming height phase of development from the urban core.
by Cbdallas
02 Nov 2020 16:03
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 398
Views: 182775

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I rode the red line from downtown to Cityplace this past Saturday out for a long walk and decided to move up to the West Village along our walk. Had not been on the train for a bit due to Covid but it was fine mask on etc. Train smelled clean. Cityplace escalators were working which was a nice surpr...
by Cbdallas
02 Nov 2020 15:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43758

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

If we could get just one tower built on this side of the river I really think it would ignite several more both residential and office over the long run. Imagine what a difference it would make to have some height along this side to balance some of the other side.
by Cbdallas
26 Oct 2020 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 76040

Re: Dallas Smart District

Would love to see this part of Downtown activated.
by Cbdallas
16 Oct 2020 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 54
Views: 11309

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

I always wish our buildings could go taller but I also accept a shorter building on an empty lot a win.
by Cbdallas
15 Oct 2020 11:22
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 71298

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

This is just what we needed to reenergize the urban core when Covid restrictions end along with the other parks going in and around downtown. I still think we can use more living around this entire area especially on the downtown CBD side.
by Cbdallas
06 Oct 2020 14:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 95
Views: 42210

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

I would love to see downtown become an urban living space for the entire region. With DART and the streetcars and the walkability it would be great. Someday it could thrive enough to bring offices back into the fold and be a fully realized urban center.
by Cbdallas
29 Sep 2020 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 271500

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I am afraid this is a sign of things to come with office space for a while. I still am working from home at least until the new year and maybe after.
by Cbdallas
29 Sep 2020 11:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 126
Views: 63357

Re: Fair Park

Same here no photos since I was driving but wow the outside looked amazing everyone in our car commented on it. Very excited to see this one when the clean up is complete.
by Cbdallas
10 Sep 2020 12:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155484

Re: Trinity River Park

Was never for the toll road. I just want all of inner Dallas to eventually become a very dense tall urban area.
by Cbdallas
09 Sep 2020 15:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155484

Re: Trinity River Park

I am advocating for Dallas to become more dense in and all around the general downtown area. I am against suburban sprawl and low density housing in the urban parts of Dallas. DFW is growing so fast that change is coming no matter what, I would just like to see Dallas be the true go to urban heart o...
by Cbdallas
09 Sep 2020 10:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155484

Re: Trinity River Park

The thing is that even with the building and cost of living around the park could be higher everyone still will have access to it just like Central Park in NYC and KWP Dallas. Build baby Build.
by Cbdallas
09 Sep 2020 10:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 612
Views: 296540

Re: Oak Lawn

I saw people this morning at Cedar Springs and Oak Lawn taking selfies in front of the sign. I do think the strip from Oak Lawn to Douglas does feel much more cohesive. I just wish we could go midrise and get rid of the strip centers still left. This area needs more density for living.
by Cbdallas
09 Sep 2020 10:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (~415 FT / ~27 ST)
Replies: 56
Views: 13096

Re: Uptown Dallas:Trammell Crow Tower

Hopefully this will create high rise development all the way up McKinney to the new Central Market Development.
by Cbdallas
09 Sep 2020 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43758

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

This area all the way over to Bishop Arts could become our "Brooklyn" someday across the river.
by Cbdallas
01 Sep 2020 14:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 97
Views: 41293

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

The long term value for urban Dallas real estate shows to be very strong and with great potential for growth. Dallas is quickly becoming the defacto escape destination from the Right and Left Coast for people and business. This moment is just a short flash in time.
by Cbdallas
01 Sep 2020 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 157
Views: 66050

Re: The Link at Uptown

For me I will take a high rise with an above ground parking facility over an empty asphalt parking lot any day. In a perfect world they would build all the parking underground but the market drives the deal and dollars so I am fine if this is how we can infill all the empty parking lots right now. D...
by Cbdallas
01 Sep 2020 11:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 209
Views: 80728

Re: Downtown Progress

I have to say I did not ride the scooters due to age but I liked seeing everyone using them downtown and I think it made downtown much friendlier to tourist and younger people living there. It brought an energy to the downtown uptown area that I think we will miss especially while still under Covid ...
by Cbdallas
20 Aug 2020 12:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 357
Views: 175652

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Unfortunately for me spelling cocktails with a K is not going to make me run in there to check it out.
by Cbdallas
07 Aug 2020 09:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 612
Views: 296540

Re: Oak Lawn

Driving down Lemmon is like a time tunnel back to the 1970's
by Cbdallas
06 Aug 2020 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 313831

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Drove down last night going into downtown I love it enlivens up that area and then with AT & T and the screen down the street that whole are becomes activated visually at night. Now we just need people out again.....sigh.
by Cbdallas
20 Jul 2020 12:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 226547

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

So does Houston have a plan to provide a connection the their light rail system or will you just come out of the station and have to take uber or a car to get into the urban core of the city?
by Cbdallas
13 Jul 2020 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 196768

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Went to Jaxon at Lunch today expected almost no one to be down there as it was Monday and hot. There were a few people eating and walking around the Discovery District. I am hopeful that when we can gather in groups again and people are working in offices that this entire area will be a great gather...
by Cbdallas
03 Jul 2020 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 620
Views: 318176

Re: Northpark Center

Maybe by then there will be a vaccine for covid. Part of the Eataly experience is a packed store full of customers and diners.
by Cbdallas
26 Jun 2020 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 620
Views: 318176

Re: Northpark Center

Has anyone seen what is going on at the Eataly site. Is construction happening I think they stated a fall opening.
by Cbdallas
22 Jun 2020 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 132273

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

This needs to be Dallas version of Chicago's Hancock tower mixed use and at least as tall.
by Cbdallas
18 Jun 2020 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 42
Views: 17918

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Thank god I have been waiting for those to go for years. I hope they squeeze all 871,505 sf. on that plot.
by Cbdallas
28 Apr 2020 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 13723

Re: Uptown Covid-19 Business Casualties

Hopefully a new tower will someday rise on that site.
by Cbdallas
07 Apr 2020 14:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 425
Views: 200834

Re: DFW Economy

I wonder if there will be an increased desire for an urban experience once all of these social distancing measures are lifted and restaurants open. I am hoping it will be similar to when air rushes back into a vacuum. We shall see.
by Cbdallas
27 Mar 2020 15:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 186438

Re: DART D2 Subway

Ran across this with all my spare time.

https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/veh ... -milestone
by Cbdallas
12 Mar 2020 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 109
Views: 43127

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Would love to see this entire area from Spring Valley from the tollway to Preston to 635 become a new urban area of Dallas. It is well positioned to do so.
by Cbdallas
12 Mar 2020 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 199
Views: 104660

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Tick Tock Tick Tock still waiting to see some action here.
by Cbdallas
12 Mar 2020 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 612
Views: 296540

Re: Oak Lawn

Sadly because it is still all about the cars and where to park them. This should have been guided by pedestrian goals not traffic goals.
by Cbdallas
10 Mar 2020 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 196768

Re: AT&T Discovery District

If this were in the middle of Klyde Warren Park it would appear much larger but at the base of several high rises and an 18 story video wall it scales down. I think it fits great in the overall scheme of this space. Can't wait to see it all in person.
by Cbdallas
05 Mar 2020 14:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 140
Views: 75096

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Some more development like these and a Central Market would be a game changer for this entire area.
by Cbdallas
04 Mar 2020 15:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 778
Views: 380496

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Love this I remember when that DART station felt so removed from it all over there.
by Cbdallas
27 Feb 2020 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 612
Views: 296540

Re: Oak Lawn

I heard Roy G's is open and that they have some old menu items from Snookie's on Oak Lawn.
by Cbdallas
26 Feb 2020 16:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 226547

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I was being facetious. I was puzzled why a survey in a very pro business site would skew against this project.
by Cbdallas
26 Feb 2020 14:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 226547

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Southwest and American AA sent out memos to all employees to go online and vote against.
by Cbdallas
25 Feb 2020 15:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 226547

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Airline lobby's are probably fighting this pretty hard behind the scenes. I would love to have it done and another one to triangulate Austin and San Antonio as well. Those 4 cities are all in the same state and high population centers imagine if Texas actually led the nation on this.
by Cbdallas
25 Feb 2020 15:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 516
Views: 257655

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Probably what will work here is more like a large spa service place. The approach from Cedar Springs is not friendly and the parking is not obvious. I doubt they will be razing something as large as this building is and it is not that old in the scheme of things. They just need to give up on leasing...
by Cbdallas
25 Feb 2020 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 217
Views: 141691

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

I have not been to those restaurants in a while how are they doing with business now that the initial opening excitement has waned.
by Cbdallas
24 Feb 2020 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 149
Views: 67304

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Hopefully the "Eastern Blockade" won't be able to stop this and more like them from happening. Grow up not out.
by Cbdallas
21 Feb 2020 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 778
Views: 380496

Re: Victory Park 3.0

We can finally have the wedding of lower Uptown and Victory Park into one big happy family.

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