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by jsoto3
13 Aug 2019 22:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 349
Views: 82586

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I'd be surprised to see Uber relocate their headquarters outside of San Francisco given that they are spending hundreds of millions constructing a highly-custom office complex with an innovative design in Mission Bay to serve as their new global HQ. https://missionbay2020.com/vision https://www.shop...
by jsoto3
08 Aug 2019 22:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 38
Views: 6070

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

https://gff.com/view/oak-lawn-mixed-use/ Oden Hughes Oak Lawn is currently in the entitlement phase, seeking increased height and density to replace an existing big-box retail building with a mixed-use development that will strengthen the walkability and urban nature of Oak Lawn Avenue. Oden Hughes ...
by jsoto3
08 Aug 2019 21:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 121
Views: 32871

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

https://gff.com/view/henderson-avenue-mixed-use/https://gff.com/view/henderson-avenue-mixed-use/ GFF was hired by Open Realty Advisors and CIM Group in 2012 to help master plan and design significant improvements to the portfolio of nearly fifty properties on Henderson Avenue. The first and most sig...
by jsoto3
07 Aug 2019 22:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 1546

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

2500 Cedar Springs https://candysdirt.com/2019/08/07/five-uptown-high-rises-proposed-to-oak-lawn-committee-part-2/ https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2500-CS-Trio-1.jpg https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2500-CS-Map-with-Labels.jpg https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/upl...
by jsoto3
07 Aug 2019 22:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Texas A&M expansion
Replies: 51
Views: 15604

Re: Deep Ellum: Texas A&M expansion

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by jsoto3
03 Aug 2019 12:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 287
Views: 66713

Re: DART D2 Subway

There's a chance, however unlikely, that moving the station would cost less than the current plan to remove it. That's what I am thinking/hoping as well. Even if it does cost more, it will be better value per dollar spent to maintain service in this location than not. Long term, I believe that all ...
by jsoto3
01 Aug 2019 19:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Maple-Routh Connection and Woodall Rodgers
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Maple-Routh Connection and Woodall Rodgers

I just noticed that there is already a thread for this infrastructure project:
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by jsoto3
26 Jul 2019 22:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Maple-Routh Connection and Woodall Rodgers
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Maple-Routh Connection and Woodall Rodgers

Construction of the Woodall Rodgers Intake shaft for the Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel. http://millcreektunnel.com/ https://www.news-journal.com/news/state/work-continues-on-m-drainage-relief-tunnel-in-dallas/article_f4b04988-9530-11e9-ba98-8798da91d689.html https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/co...
by jsoto3
24 Jul 2019 23:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 22
Views: 3926

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

10 levels of load-bearing framing over 3 levels of garage. I am not familiar with this type of construction. I thought there was a limit of about 5-6 stories of wood frame over concrete pedestal. Is this something new? It will be load-bearing metal stud framing. Some proprietary systems (https://pr...
by jsoto3
13 Jun 2019 22:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 153229

Re: Victory Park 3.0

DART Approves Victory Plaza Development Agreement https://www.dart.org/news/news.asp?ID=1403 The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board approved a development agreement for Victory Plaza with Anland North Commercial LP on Tuesday, June 11. The development agreement allows for the financing, design,...
by jsoto3
13 Jun 2019 22:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 312
Views: 88735

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Stucco on wood sheathing (especially OSB) is risky business in climates with an annual rainfall of 20 inches or more. The best design/construction practice these days is to install a drainage mat between the stucco and the sheathing to relieve hydrostatic pressure on the sheathing and accommodate va...
by jsoto3
24 May 2019 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 627
Views: 205782

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

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View from Cinepolis lobby:
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by jsoto3
22 May 2019 21:17
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 152
Views: 36905

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

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by jsoto3
21 May 2019 23:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 349
Views: 82586

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

As much as I hate the new alignment with the additional wye and portal, I think there is still potential for an interesting architectural/urban-design response to the problem. Rather than try to deal with left over "open" space around the portal and wye, DART and the city should court a pr...
by jsoto3
16 May 2019 21:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 185
Views: 40214

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Retail brochure:
https://shopcompanies.com/properties/east-quarter
https://shopcompanies.com/properties/pdf/east-quarter

Ground floor plan of the mixed-use tower:
East Quarter Mixed-Use Building Floor Plan.JPG
by jsoto3
15 May 2019 21:43
Forum: Opolis Blueprints
Topic: International Building Code 2018 and Concentrated Business Use
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: International Building Code 2018 and Concentrated Business Use

I don't have any experience with this, but I interpret IBC 1004.8 to apply to the entire area in which cubicles are laid out. I think you could only make a case for using the lower 1:150 occupant load in designated portions of the space if it is actually subdivided with permanently fixed partitions ...
by jsoto3
09 May 2019 22:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 38
Views: 6070

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Supposed to break ground First Quarter 2020! https://candysdirt.com/2019/05/08/oak-lawn-committee-storied-lemmon-ave-plot-and-melrose-hotels-coming-neighbor/ https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2929-Oak-Lawn-Ave-Side.jpg https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2929-Oak-Lawn-...
by jsoto3
27 Apr 2019 22:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 151
Views: 40181

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

The zoning case for this project (Z189-141) is described in the 5/2/19 CPC Docket, starting on page 650:
https://dallascityhall.com/government/m ... Docket.pdf
by jsoto3
27 Apr 2019 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 11351

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

The zoning case for this project (Z178-314) is described in the 5/2/19 CPC Docket, starting on page 337: https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/5-2-2019_CPC_Docket.pdf The zoning case is a request to create a new subdistrict specifically for this site within d...
by jsoto3
27 Apr 2019 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 11351

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

^^ The diagram is a 3d axonometric and what you are seeing at the top is the flat roof of the tower, not a sloping roof or additional height. As noted in the text (item 2) included in my post directly above the diagram, the 3X dimension is specifying the minimum required tower length relative to its...
by jsoto3
26 Apr 2019 22:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 11351

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

This zoning exhibit currently going through the City Plan Commission gives a sense of what this tower's approximate height and proportions might be: https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/05-02-19-plans/Z178-314_Tower%20Orientation%20Exhibit%20_11_7_2018.pdf E...
by jsoto3
26 Apr 2019 22:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 151
Views: 40181

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

5/2/19 Development Plan and Landscape Plan submitted to the City Plan Commission: https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/05-02-19-plans/Z189-141_PD_372_Revised_Development_Plan.pdf https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/...
by jsoto3
26 Apr 2019 21:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 311
Views: 108769

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

I'm guessing they're going to put up stick construction on top of this? Yep, per the rendering this appears to be a "5-over-2" (5 stories of wood over 2 stories of concrete podium), currently the most cost-effective way to construct a 7-story multi-family residential building, especially ...
by jsoto3
30 Mar 2019 12:38
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 104
Views: 26280

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Urban Design Peer Review Panel presentation for the proposed expansion:
https://dallascityhall.com/departments/ ... mittal.pdf
by jsoto3
25 Mar 2019 22:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 52
Views: 5891

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

Urban Design Peer Review Panel presentation with more renderings, elevations and floor plans:
https://dallascityhall.com/departments/ ... ummary.pdf
by jsoto3
12 Feb 2019 20:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 41
Views: 12500

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Here is Archer Western's (the GC) Instagram account for the project:
https://www.instagram.com/3039olive_aw/
by jsoto3
25 Jan 2019 21:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 525
Views: 142450

Re: Northpark Center

Anyway, he claims it'll be a Hyatt and have 18 stories with retail/restaurants along with it. Sounds like the Hyatt Regency that I worked on at Tysons Corner mall in Virginia: https://www.callisonrtkl.com/projects/hyatt-regency-tysons-corner/ Photos: https://bit.ly/2RPU0xM Hyatt-Regency-Tysons-Corn...
by jsoto3
22 Dec 2018 16:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 247
Views: 54365

Re: Trinity River Park

First look presentation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx9sEjmVqGg https://trinityparkconservancy.org/our-role/the-park/ Brochures: https://trinityparkcon.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Takeaway_English.pdf https://trinityparkcon.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018.11.30_La...
by jsoto3
22 Dec 2018 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 26443

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

https://www.instagram.com/p/Brll_I0HerZ/
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by jsoto3
15 Nov 2018 21:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 397
Views: 119664

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Tnexster wrote:What is this like 10 acres of parking? Or is it even more than that?

Per a rough area measurement in Google maps, each floor is +/- 80,000sf, X 9 floors = 16.5 acres. That's about the area of the 6 blocks located between Ross & Bryan and St. Paul & Olive.
by jsoto3
10 Oct 2018 21:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 192
Views: 65884

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Installation of the unitized curtain wall facade has started on the west side of the building:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BouoFG8hJlb ... residences
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by jsoto3
01 Aug 2018 00:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 44862

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

https://the23dallas.com/gallery/ https://www.apartments.com/the-23-dallas-tx/07xcyb2/ https://images1.apartments.com/i2/xApUdbtzolnLDH3Ws5OLqR9C-T2kBu_QBMKryrf0su4/111/the-23-dallas-tx-building-photo.jpg https://images1.apartments.com/i2/n3iecnISlqaRlYhRetE73HvW5Cv_acnxH9FQy-YHRFY/111/the-23-dallas-...
by jsoto3
01 Aug 2018 00:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 153229

Re: Victory Park 3.0

That theater looks stellar, hope that brings people into the area. I guess with the parking garage at Cinepolis it would create a easier spot to park and take advantage of the entertainment. Is the parking at the movie theater restricted to movie goers or is it flexible? Levels 2-4 of the garage ar...
by jsoto3
26 Jul 2018 21:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 153229

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Is the parking garage facade going to have a light feature? At one point, it looked like there were a bunch of randomly located lights installed. Yes. They have installed random placements all over the outside of the garage. I think it will be somewhat of a sparkle effect, although the lights thems...
by jsoto3
13 Jul 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 153229

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Is the parking garage facade going to have a light feature? At one point, it looked like there were a bunch of randomly located lights installed. Yes. They have installed random placements all over the outside of the garage. I think it will be somewhat of a sparkle effect, although the lights thems...
by jsoto3
31 May 2018 23:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 311
Views: 108769

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

There are multiple causes of pvc/cpvc piping failures, mostly a result of installation, operational, engineering and/or product compatibility issues. I suspect in this case the "caulk" they are referring to is the wall penetration fire-stopping sealant. Improper application of the pipe/fit...
by jsoto3
25 May 2018 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 201
Views: 52667

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Anyone else suspect that they hired the Office of James Burnett (designer of Klyde Warren Park) to design the plaza? I was definitely thinking the same regarding the landscape arch. - it does seem to have familiar OJB cues. I don't know whether OJB is involved, but local landscape architecture firm...
by jsoto3
16 May 2018 22:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 21815

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

^^ Zoning plans and traffic impact analysis submitted to the City Plan Commission: http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/5-17-18-plans/Z178-170%20Proposed%20Dev%20and%20Conceptual%20plan3.pdf http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-c...
by jsoto3
05 May 2018 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 114
Views: 42041

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

https://twitter.com/BuildANDRES/status/992052174413795329 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcR56IiU8AARseq.jpg:large Facade mockup: https://lbyd0g.dm.files.1drv.com/y4mP5DBTrL9PvpvZxSlXflFgNDFUYbyhNHIXmIiDIoHKNtZhBYBtcQ_KGmBl9h_d87QQqVwwDzlW4BA-0KspArufH235u_lZEU8vmQupNthdwcemGYSfCUSZh8q8prfn51RYRquqhfuk...
by jsoto3
21 Apr 2018 22:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 76
Views: 21187

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Laneways. 16 buldings, 8-12 stories, all residential, ground floors are walk-ups with optional/available storefronts on two cross-section interior spines, greenwalls in the indirect sunlight areas, bike-friendly, internally car-free, emergency access wide though, parking minimums reduced offset by ...
by jsoto3
08 Apr 2018 21:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 153229

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Hines Block A Development Plan: http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/3-22-18-plans/M178-013%20Development%20Plan.pdf Hillwood Urban 2601 Victory Avenue Development Plan: http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/4-5-18-plan...
by jsoto3
03 Feb 2018 23:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 234
Views: 78681

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

http://dallascityhall.com/government/Council%20Meeting%20Documents/edh_3_flora-lofts-project-proposed-changes_020518.pdf This briefing to the City's Economic Development & Housing Committee gives an update on the status of this project and provides explanation for the delay. The project is now i...
by jsoto3
29 Jan 2018 22:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 44862

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

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by jsoto3
22 Jan 2018 22:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 114
Views: 42041

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Urban Design Peer Review committee presentation:
http://dallascityhall.com/departments/p ... mittal.pdf
by jsoto3
22 Jan 2018 13:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 53
Views: 15116

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Some plans and renderings are visible in the photos posted in this tweet by the Dallas Planning & Urban Design department from a presentation by Perkins+Will to the Urban Design Peer Review Panel: https://twitter.com/DallasPlanUD/status/954368670247063552/photo/1 Watch for the full presentation ...
by jsoto3
10 Dec 2017 22:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 331
Views: 92305

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The “Core Express Service” in green interested me... one branch seemed to go towards Trinity Groves but I presume this is really to Arlington. Also appeared to be towards FTW so not sure if this is a supplement of TRE. The "DFW Core Express" project is the planned high-speed rail connecti...

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