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by Cbdallas
27 Mar 2020 15:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 335
Views: 119196

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: 102
Views: 21050

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: 175
Views: 71148

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: 556
Views: 199726

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: 361
Views: 115774

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: 123
Views: 48778

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: 742
Views: 263737

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: 556
Views: 199726

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: 409
Views: 155028

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: 409
Views: 155028

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: 409
Views: 155028

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: 481
Views: 181046

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: 105162

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: 139
Views: 38973

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: 742
Views: 263737

Re: Victory Park 3.0

We can finally have the wedding of lower Uptown and Victory Park into one big happy family.
by Cbdallas
21 Feb 2020 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 263737

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Those 500 people could turn into 3000 people if they would build this out to the dense levels of height that this parcel could support today.
by Cbdallas
21 Feb 2020 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)

I would actually be fine with a more residential mixed use at Reunion to activate the surrounding area. Leave the iconic towers to take out those low rise Northend apartments next to Victory.
by Cbdallas
20 Feb 2020 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 181046

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Stampede 66 and Water Grill were high end destination restaurants which are having a harder time in Dallas as there are so many new options in that market. At the same time we have a gap down there of more casual options but those models can't pay the extreme rents that are are demanding.
by Cbdallas
19 Feb 2020 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 263737

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I would have never thought we would be looking at most of Victory Park being built out at this point. Very exciting especially with lower Uptown bumping up next to all of this with even more high rises and hotels.
by Cbdallas
18 Feb 2020 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 139
Views: 38973

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Would be nice to see this head towards the sky in east Dallas and more like it in that area.
by Cbdallas
14 Feb 2020 15:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105738

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Would love to see this type of dense tall development not only jump the east side of 75 into east Dallas but also next to the DART subway station.
by Cbdallas
14 Feb 2020 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 94
Views: 40993

Re: West Dallas Developments

I would love to see the first new high rise pop up across the river. I am not sure it will happen this cycle but it will be really cool to see it when it does as it will stand out by itself hopefully not for long though.
by Cbdallas
13 Feb 2020 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199726

Re: Oak Lawn

Just heard a rumor that Mia's is moving to the old Buzzbrews building on Lemmon. If true then maybe they can grab surrounding property around the old space and build something more substantial. Lemmon is so stuck in the old Dallas of the 1970's really could use some new denser taller development and...
by Cbdallas
06 Feb 2020 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas:Trammell Crow Tower
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Re: Uptown Dallas:Trammell Crow Tower

dukemeredith wrote:Two places Trulucks could move nearby that are built out for restaurants are the Circo space and the Perry's space once they move to Park District.

The Circo space might be a good fit for them but would require a total redo inside.
by Cbdallas
06 Feb 2020 16:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 445
Views: 141649

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

If they worker shortage is pretty much everywhere then our tax and business advantages would still drive companies here.
by Cbdallas
05 Feb 2020 15:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 534
Views: 212791

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

An urban Target would draw from all of the downtown dwellers to that area.
by Cbdallas
05 Feb 2020 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 7466

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

I agree I don't understand Dallas aversion to height and trying to squash down buildings in the urban core.
by Cbdallas
04 Feb 2020 15:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 188
Views: 77033

Re: The Cedars Developments

That would be great. If we could get this going and then get the few towers across the river going we would be growing up in every direction around downtown core.
by Cbdallas
04 Feb 2020 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 275
Views: 100729

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I drove through area on last Sunday before the Super Bowl and there were lots of people out but going up Commerce and down Elm and back up Main were easy and not a big deal. I don't see traffic as a problem but more of a solution to slow down vehicles and make the urban area more pedestrian oriented...
by Cbdallas
31 Jan 2020 16:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 345
Views: 113678

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I wonder if it would be possible to create a partnership between the AA Center and the Irving and Dallas Convention centers and any other event space that is off the DART rail stations where a holder of a ticket stub could use that as a pass on the DART trains the day of that event. It would encoura...
by Cbdallas
31 Jan 2020 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 534
Views: 212791

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

That is looking really nice.
by Cbdallas
31 Jan 2020 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115774

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Ok I am impressed with the image quality. This will be exciting as it all comes together.
by Cbdallas
30 Jan 2020 16:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199726

Re: Oak Lawn

I am happier to see this become a hotel for this area.
by Cbdallas
30 Jan 2020 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 91
Views: 20422

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

I have said it before but Deep Ellum is going to become like the West Loop area of Chicago with a cool mix of office living and funk and tech. It is all good. We are no longer the sleepy little city on the prairie.
by Cbdallas
30 Jan 2020 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 55
Views: 15721

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

I like 1999 McKinney and would love to be able to afford a unit there. I think it feels better being in the thick of the urban city rather than just looking lonely from back in the day when it was the only thing over there.
by Cbdallas
29 Jan 2020 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 11558

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Only being open M-F 7AM-7PM really makes it just an amenity for the office workers in the building. They don't seem to be interested in playing to the residents or hotel guest of downtown.
by Cbdallas
29 Jan 2020 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 115
Views: 48148

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

This area is feeling really like a gap on McKinney. I wish they would move forward or sell so that block can fill in with new energized development.
by Cbdallas
28 Jan 2020 14:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 80
Views: 24970

I think they will be open on Sundays which will be a plus as most BBQ is closed on Sundays.
by Cbdallas
28 Jan 2020 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199726

Re: Oak Lawn

I will just be glad that all of this will slow down traffic on Cedar Springs and make the entire area more walk able. (looking forward to actually crossing the street to walk to Kroger at Knight without risking my life) Maybe this will eventually include updating and improving the strip center at Kn...
by Cbdallas
28 Jan 2020 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 280
Views: 113038

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

What would stick in downtown is an urban Target like the one in Preston Center.
by Cbdallas
27 Jan 2020 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 7997

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

I wish that this was going to be at least as tall as Museum Tower across the park. 30 stories is not very tall. Dallas just can't seem to get any traction on height.
by Cbdallas
24 Jan 2020 14:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 302
Views: 95600

Re: Trinity River Park

At this point just have a bunch of Drones fly over between the two bridges and dump wildflower seeds in the entire basin. At least it would be pretty and some great photo opps until something can get going.
by Cbdallas
24 Jan 2020 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 7997

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

Another question will this be all office or will some be apartments when completed.
by Cbdallas
24 Jan 2020 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 7997

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

Not sure how at 30 stories this would be uptowns tallest tower. I think that is not correct isn't Harwood working on a new one that is supposed to be the tallest.
by Cbdallas
24 Jan 2020 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 139
Views: 38973

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I wish they were open daytime on the weekends.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2020 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 102
Views: 21050

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Convert 2nd and 3rd floors to apartments put in rock climbing and zip lining over the ice rink. Retail is really changing and these spaces will have to be re imagined.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2020 15:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 117367

Re: Silver Line

Why would the Green line be a negative for Deep Ellum this seems so contrary to other urban cities where they would want transit. Not sure I understand. Even Los Angeles of all places is adding more rail and stations why would Dallas not want more instead of less transit.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2020 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 80
Views: 24970

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Headington has cut benefits except for top management and has cut food cost. Even a billionaire has their limits to what they will absorb as a loss.

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