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by Cbdallas
05 Dec 2019 15:15
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 215
Views: 51718

Re: I-345

Gridlock may be the answer. Force feed capacity of DART and build out an urban streetcar system in and around the urban core.
by Cbdallas
04 Dec 2019 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 275
Views: 119340

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

This part of downtown is really starting to gel with hotels, residential, restaurants and office in this area.
by Cbdallas
04 Dec 2019 11:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 67
Views: 29040

Re: What is a suburb today?

Depressing from someone who still wants to see urban Dallas become insanely more dense.
by Cbdallas
03 Dec 2019 15:25
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 215
Views: 51718

Re: I-345

If they were to bury 345 then would it also bury and connect into the trenched 75 and the end of woodall rogers. Seems if burying is the way then do it all the way and open that entire end of downtown and uptown to developement with no above ground highway.
by Cbdallas
21 Nov 2019 15:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 151
Views: 54919

Re: Highland Park Village

Maybe these things should be moved to a retail / restaurant discussion tab.
by Cbdallas
21 Nov 2019 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 151
Views: 54919

Re: Highland Park Village

Not trying to rile anything up but I have always wondered why Highland Park Village and Northpark are under the urban discussion tab especially since most of the discussions only involve store front changes not extra growth or new buildings and neither are in a very urban part of the metro mostly su...
by Cbdallas
14 Nov 2019 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 144665

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Blockbuster should have become a streaming service ahead of the game. At least Uber is talking and testing flying cars.
by Cbdallas
14 Nov 2019 16:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 298
Views: 89817

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Is there zero route for any federal money to apply to this station???
by Cbdallas
14 Nov 2019 15:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 144665

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I wonder if this Uber thing is a slow walk out of San Fran area and relocate everything here save cost and blame it all on the flame out.
by Cbdallas
11 Nov 2019 14:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 298
Views: 89817

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

In the book of historically bad decisions the one made to not build this out on the original Red Line is certainly one of them.
by Cbdallas
11 Nov 2019 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 229
Views: 93836

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Um I will take this entire project at this height any day over the dead zone that existed in the heart of our Arts District for years and years. I am hopeful we can attain an urban demand for some supertalls in our future. We are fighting headwinds from companies that would rather be in campus forma...
by Cbdallas
11 Nov 2019 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 473
Views: 177863

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I don't think that site has enough direct walk-able density to make that model work there even with the $700000. Maybe it should sit idle or become a restaurant. I love the ones downtown but they have a lot more people constantly passing in and out of the store than I think this site would.
by Cbdallas
11 Nov 2019 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 141935

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The entire stretch of McKinney could use a lot more high rise living thus density.
by Cbdallas
11 Nov 2019 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 47
Views: 12145

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

I think Turtle Creek area is about to get a lot more urban and active.
by Cbdallas
11 Nov 2019 13:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 443
Views: 160042

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

This was a really cool property in NYC hotel group out of London. Probably Dallas market isn't quite up for this but it was a great fun property.

https://www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/n ... reet-hotel
by Cbdallas
11 Nov 2019 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 443
Views: 160042

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

First JW Marriott set to come to downtown Dallas in 2022

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... s_headline
by Cbdallas
11 Nov 2019 11:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 47
Views: 12145

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

Mandarin Oriental heading to 2999 Turtle Creek site

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... s_headline
by Cbdallas
08 Nov 2019 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 209265

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

exelone31 wrote:As a millennial, there are two things I love more than anything else:
1) Games and hoopla
2) The satisfaction in knowing that I am leeching value from square footage that could be put toward more profitable endeavors




...and free Wifi
by Cbdallas
05 Nov 2019 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 338
Views: 130280

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

The area north of Fitzugh and east of the Katy Trail and west of 75 I think is ripe for large mid and high rise dense development. I am all for it and especially extend the streetcar and someday open up the Knox DART station. Dallas needs a dense urban core to compete with the suburban areas by offe...
by Cbdallas
04 Nov 2019 15:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 187
Views: 65552

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

"They should aim for making it the tallest building West of the Mississippi River. Dallas' tallest have traditionally held this title. We need to reclaim that title once again. And without a cheater spire!"

What a perfect time for Dallas to reclaim that title again!
by Cbdallas
04 Nov 2019 15:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 167
Views: 78279

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

It is in a disconnected location but I think once Harwood completes it won't feel so strange. Try driving up to it not an easy path. The landscape around the bottom still does not look finished to me and it faces an old parking lot next to the Katy trail. It feels a little like a rocket ship that la...
by Cbdallas
30 Oct 2019 15:48
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 281
Views: 91829

Re: DFW Economy

Could be some perception change but what I keep hearing from people from both coast and Chicago is all taxes taxes taxes. I think that word is getting out more than anything else. They can come here and have more square feet maybe a pool and nice cars on what they save in housing cost and taxes.
by Cbdallas
28 Oct 2019 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155300

Re: Oak Lawn

I think 2 smaller spaces will be better. I always felt that one space was too large for a restaurant for that space. Hopeful we can see a new concept open there.
by Cbdallas
28 Oct 2019 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 55
Views: 19026

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

This has a lot of presence in that area of Uptown. Now Nick and Sams and that dirt lot next to it look like a great spot for another tower.
by Cbdallas
24 Oct 2019 10:49
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 203
Views: 55048

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Could be needed when they do the phase two of the streetcar and connect it in the area over to KWP.
by Cbdallas
24 Oct 2019 10:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Novel Turtle Creek
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Novel Turtle Creek

Bring it on would love to see more towers on the west side of Oak Lawn. More density less Oak Lawn committee suburban zoning.
by Cbdallas
18 Oct 2019 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155300

Re: Oak Lawn

Does anyone know what is taking the old Cedar Grove restaurant space on the corner of the Ilume building. work is taking place inside.
by Cbdallas
16 Oct 2019 16:20
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 124
Views: 35490

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

So may be they just have some parking for catering and staff etc.
by Cbdallas
16 Oct 2019 15:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 50
Views: 10733

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

Agreed at this rate Austin is building taller buildings all the while having even less density than Dallas does. Until this corporate campus concept goes out of favor I am afraid we are stuck with stubbies.
by Cbdallas
16 Oct 2019 11:39
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 124
Views: 35490

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Oddly if you look at the photo in D magazine it shows a car leaving the building to the street. Not sure where they would even park there they can't go underneath a freeway is down there.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... rren-park/
by Cbdallas
16 Oct 2019 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83692

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

If only they had some good cheese fries with bacon and a double cheeseburger.
by Cbdallas
15 Oct 2019 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 221742

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Two new separate Italian restaurants, one upscale one causal opened around the corner this was inevitable.
by Cbdallas
10 Oct 2019 14:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 274
Views: 75858

Re: Trinity River Park

Can't we just do some really nice tree plantings all between the two bridges and along the new trail paths that would bloom in the spring and change colors in the fall. Surely that could be done until we can come up a longer term plan or if we never do then at least it will be pretty and inviting do...
by Cbdallas
03 Oct 2019 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 232
Views: 88015

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

What no weekend service and couldn't they at least stay open until 9pm for the people actually living downtown...I guess this is just for office workers only.
by Cbdallas
01 Oct 2019 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155300

Re: Oak Lawn

While I am glad to see this project do something at least we will see a nice new wall with some landscaping. Once again I have to wonder about the Oak Lawn Committee and any commitment to dense urban growth if they approved this layout.
by Cbdallas
26 Sep 2019 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 47
Views: 12145

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

This little snippet was in the news. Looks promising for this to start moving forward.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... creek.html
by Cbdallas
13 Sep 2019 15:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 366
Views: 127490

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Glad to see this moving along but still painfull that it will only take you to the perimeter of Houston and not directly downtown.
by Cbdallas
13 Sep 2019 13:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 409
Views: 110610

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

A year spent floating in their new swimming pool will probably take care of them.
by Cbdallas
13 Sep 2019 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 24
Views: 8346

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Maybe finally West of Turtle Creek towards the tollway will see the high rises start to go up and density increase. I wish the vacant lot at Turtle Creek and Cedar Springs would start as it would go along way to connect that side of Oak Lawn to Uptown.
by Cbdallas
06 Sep 2019 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 159
Views: 58416

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I am praying for a quick start and no delays. I need that Central Market ASAP down here.
by Cbdallas
06 Sep 2019 14:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 683
Views: 279364

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

My favorite aspect about this is that it locked in a permanent structure that compliments and continues the vision for this development. Imagine if something had been built next to the original tower that had nothing to do with that architecture and style.
by Cbdallas
06 Sep 2019 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 551
Views: 192866

Re: Northpark Center

Has anyone seen any activity for the Eataly space. I think they have a spring 2020 opening.
by Cbdallas
30 Aug 2019 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155300

Re: Oak Lawn

I will be very interested to see what they come up with for this redo. I could only come up with turning it into a boutique hotel with a flight themed style. Glad to see it will become something used.
by Cbdallas
30 Aug 2019 13:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 113
Views: 38493

Re: Downtown Progress

It is time for Dallas to develop a new plan for urban growth in and around downtown and become the leader for the entire region of this part of the US. Dallas City Center can offer what no suburb or other smaller city can offer the truly dense urban experience. Similar to this: https://archpaper.com...
by Cbdallas
28 Aug 2019 10:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 19
Views: 5340

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

I used it last weekend. It puts you straight into Harwood district and provides a fairly nice walk to KWP and downtown. A great and needed access to that part of the city from the trail.
by Cbdallas
21 Aug 2019 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 50
Views: 16410

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: 298
Views: 89817

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: 28
Views: 11684

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: 498
Views: 144665

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: 298
Views: 89817

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.

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