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by hjkll
10 Jun 2019 23:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 21924

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Considering the poor construction value of these new apartments being built around town, I don't understand why anyone would waste so much money renting a room in these badly built units. Too bad for the residents. What a horrible thing to say after someone is dead and multiple people are in critic...
by hjkll
20 May 2019 01:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 116
Views: 27857

Re: Highland Park Village

In general I think Dallas is moving from a B city and metro into an A city and metro, we are expanding yet densifying, more and more people are moving here from the coasts, and many parts of Dallas are rapidly gentrifying or just becoming more and more expensive. Brands like Glossier and Thinx have ...
by hjkll
10 Apr 2019 00:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 135554

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I was out in Deep Ellum on Friday during the evening/night and I have never seen the neighborhood so packed. So many new businesses people, etc. You can literally feel all the energy going to these few blocks. I've never seen so many people out in Dallas at one time, it was hard to walk and this was...
by hjkll
10 Apr 2019 00:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

Snooze. I feel like Northpark used to be on a roll now it's a dribble. They told me by the end of the new year they would have a major announcement and it was Dolce & Gabbana who has 8,000 other stores across the globe. Will they get cool new retailers on board in the next year or two? I'm sure ...
by hjkll
18 Feb 2019 16:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 70751

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

https://dallas.eater.com/2019/2/15/18226405/komodo-deep-ellum-opening-club-restaurant Following the influx of more outsider nightlife spots to Deep Ellum (think Bottled Blonde from Arizona and forthcoming Punch Bowl Social from Denver), a clubby “Asian fusion” restaurant from Miami has also set its...
by hjkll
27 Dec 2018 18:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 103
Views: 28374

Re: Downtown Progress

https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2018/12/cre-opinion-survey-says-downtown-has-arrived/?ref=feat-hp Article in D Magazine today about how Downtown has "arrived." I work Downtown and things have improved dramatically over the last few years, but there is still a long way to g...
by hjkll
07 Nov 2018 21:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 239371

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm going to be honest. I wanted Amazon to come here and now I don't. It's too much. Downtown hasn't changed much in the last 20 years but places like Plano went from sleepy suburbs to mini cities in their own right. Amazon opening up a few offices here wouldn't be the end of the world but I hope it...
by hjkll
01 Nov 2018 00:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

Butters wrote:Jasimm -

I’m sworn to secrecy but my source has told me both spaces are in lease , both are new to Big D and both will be wonderful additions to NorthPark. Both have few US locations too. Hopefully they will be announced soon.


Hints?? American or European?? Anything??
by hjkll
24 Oct 2018 22:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/10/23/macys-stores-dallas-frisco-among-first-us-toundergo-makeovers Northpark Macy's is getting a re-do. Why. They shouldn't be making it better they should just knock it down. Dillard's covers all the bases of a middle tier department store. The outda...
by hjkll
11 Oct 2018 21:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 134
Views: 30244

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

This part of Dallas is so luxurious and expensive yet it’s so boring because all the buildings are the exact same height and there’s 0 street level retail
by hjkll
07 Oct 2018 23:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 116
Views: 27857

Re: Highland Park Village

https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-sc ... 202870104/

Luxury rental pop up coming to HPV for 2 weeks.
by hjkll
07 Oct 2018 22:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

I emailed NP recently suggesting new stores and they said they'll have a few big announcements before the end of the year. Curious to see who it'll be. I hope they quickly fill in pop ups wherever they can for holiday season and then work on really getting everything good once January hits and retai...
by hjkll
03 Oct 2018 23:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 181
Views: 52229

Re: Museum Tower

September 2018 Zero units sold 100 sold in 70 months. (1.43 per month) 14 remaining. Rolling 12-month sales: 15 (1.25 per month) Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 years, 8 months. Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales over the prior 12 months: 6 years, 10 months. A...
by hjkll
03 Oct 2018 23:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 116
Views: 27857

Re: Highland Park Village

Can you link those permit filings?
by hjkll
23 Sep 2018 23:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

I think the PIRCH space is way too big for COS. I'm still sad PIRCH closed- they were a real cool unique addition to Northpark. I hope what Butters says is true and there is indeed a big announcement by Christmas. I hope the news keeps rolling in on stores coming to NP. I still unfortunately think w...
by hjkll
21 Sep 2018 23:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

I predicted in an earlier post that Louis Vuitton would eventually end up eating the Bvlgari and Montblanc stores eventually, and though it's not happening immediately- in this month's (September) Papercity, they highlight the Men's store and how "the standalone men's boutique is dubbed a pop-u...
by hjkll
18 Sep 2018 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 191
Views: 47179

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Isn’t Trammell Crow also doing 2000 Ross? It was supposed to have residential and now it doesn’t. TC is an anti urban company period.
by hjkll
16 Sep 2018 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

Henri Bendel is closing all stores across the country including the 5th Avenue flagship. All locations will close by January of next year including Northpark's location. I'm curious what will replace them. More and more spaces are opening up in Northpark including the soon to be closed Brookstone.
by hjkll
14 Sep 2018 00:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 122
Views: 36690

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

God this building looks so cheap and gross
by hjkll
05 Aug 2018 18:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

Louis Vuitton Men's store is now open. It appears to be a refresh of the Mulberry store design. Is this temporary and the plan is to open a larger LV store in the mall? I hope LV takes over the Bvlgari/Montblanc spaces and expands with Men’s for one huge store with RTW. Same with Gucci and all or p...
by hjkll
14 Jul 2018 14:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

I was at Northpark recently and see every space in the mall is accounted for for future stores besides Scotch & Soda, and there are for the first time ever what looks to be a decent amount of spots in Northpark. (future Papyrus empty space, future Ferragamo empty space, PIRCH space etc) Can anyo...
by hjkll
01 Jul 2018 17:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 44433

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Planting trees in the middle of the sidewalk is something I've noticed across Dallas- a practice no other city does. Somehow every other city in America has placed their trees closer to the sidewalk but nope, in Dallas we need to block as much pedestrian activity as humanly possible.
by hjkll
01 Jul 2018 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 135951

Re: Victory Park 3.0

That name is not great
by hjkll
30 Jun 2018 23:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 6936

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

I know I wrote a lot but just to add onto this, I think Dallas needs to realize what it's strength is- low cost of housing and people being able to relatively easy afford the American dream in a huge metro area. Besides downtown/uptown and a few other parts of the city, let's be real, people don't c...
by hjkll
30 Jun 2018 23:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 6936

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

It's a great issue. It really delves into a LOT and into really really specific minutia of urban planning. The only thing I feel though is that it's still a little all talk no action. This issue is great and yes there is a symposium, but the average DFW resident isn't going to change overnight. Peop...
by hjkll
27 Jun 2018 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 223
Views: 69447

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

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... skyscraper

Posting from mobile so sorry if the link isn’t great- but Steve Brown confirms.
by hjkll
25 Jun 2018 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 135554

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The thing is no- people inherently in Dallas do not want real urban vibrancy or even any sort of chaos or population density, they want the bars and restaurants to feel exactly like the places they grew up in in the suburbs while having slightly more architectural character. I really don't get it w...
by hjkll
25 Jun 2018 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 135554

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The thing is no- people inherently in Dallas do not want real urban vibrancy or even any sort of chaos or population density, they want the bars and restaurants to feel exactly like the places they grew up in in the suburbs while having slightly more architectural character. This is also the problem...
by hjkll
20 Jun 2018 22:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 608
Views: 180843

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

if developers built more apartments and condos downtown they'd continue to fill up. I'm surprised we don't see more going up downtown now. Right?? If more don't break ground soon, Fort Worth and Houston may take the lead on dallas and I would hate to see that happen. No offense to those cities. It ...
by hjkll
20 Jun 2018 22:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 135554

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep Ellum is turning into something else, but no one can say what it is, and that says a lot. Hopefully all the 1 story commercial buildings in core Deep Ellum get completely filled with businesses (would like to see more varieties of businsses in the nabe) with the more outer edges of Deep Ellum ...
by hjkll
02 Jun 2018 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 426
Views: 127024

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

What I hope is more and more single family homes and small empty lots are replaced with small 3-4 story apartment buildings and townhouses instead of full block donut monolithic structures. We literally do not need anymore bland stucco donut courtyard buildings. I hope developers here think granular...
by hjkll
10 Apr 2018 20:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

Supposedly Saint Laurent and Balenciaga will move to the vacant spots in the luxury wing.. which leads to question what will take their spots in HPV
by hjkll
04 Apr 2018 19:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 223
Views: 69447

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

Sorry just confirming- so this project has indeed started work?
by hjkll
12 Mar 2018 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 191
Views: 45026

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Well we know they would rather not have that bus stop on their property so I have to wonder if they have finally been able to convince DART to move it permanently down the street. I am sure AT&T would write a check to keep that stops types from hanging around their campus. What "types"...
by hjkll
15 Feb 2018 21:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 239371

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"Population growth is what we need to add momentum to the maturation process, Bruan said. Seitz said once population density hits critical mass in Downtown via residential development, it can start the final leg of its journey to global acclaim." I've talked about it before on this forum b...
by hjkll
01 Jan 2018 19:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 184
Views: 57708

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

https://flic.kr/p/21L7UNM Edit: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4530/38567966681_a02d9ceacb_z.jpg Hall Residence by g bud , on Flickr Why do we have ugly overhead wires downtown? There are way uglier things in downtown to worry about than telephone wires... I'd rather have overheard wires than 10 st...
by hjkll
01 Dec 2017 00:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 58869

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

It seems as though the Adolphus is copying the Joule's successful strategy.. From December's Modern Luxury Dallas magazine on pg 34- 3 new boutiques on Commerce Street: - Commerce: boutique stocked with goods made in Texas - Barber Shop - Otto's: European style cafe Now all we need Downtown is more....
by hjkll
12 Nov 2017 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 56
Views: 16145

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple

I like they they want to incorporate the building next door that currently has Coal Vines, etc. That could be a prominent corner development. Where was this mentioned? The tower looks really good. I hope that the ground level is engaging enough to prevent that green area from becoming a dead zone l...
by hjkll
09 Nov 2017 20:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 43365

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

Article from today about Victory's new developments including The 23...

https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/20 ... ing-alley/
by hjkll
08 Nov 2017 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 311
Views: 101681

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

Holy crap what a piece of suburban junk.

Why not make it look like the brick buildings nearby, or like a cool mid century loft building with massive windows, this is awful
by hjkll
30 Oct 2017 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

North Park IS tired and the points that hjkll makes are spot on. Thank you so much! Haha & wow who knew my comment about the fountain and sliding things would cause such a stir! I wasn’t even saying either are that awful, just that a lot of Northpark really feels tired. I agree the fountain is ...
by hjkll
29 Oct 2017 20:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

I know I actually agree. Those slide fixtures are actually right by the old Cartier and the about to move Valentino. I wonder if 24/7 screaming children at all affected them moving to HPV lol
by hjkll
29 Oct 2017 17:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 128994

Re: Northpark Center

I might be in the minority on this thread but I actually hope Northpark doesn't expand too much more with a second floor. I would much rather them invest with renovating and updating the existing mall which is already enormous. The fountain area around Dillard's just looks awful. That whole part of ...
by hjkll
26 Oct 2017 22:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 107
Views: 34201

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

No, they could not reach a deal for the Sugar building. It will remain. The building to be demolished is the red building north of the vacant area. I kind of wish that red building was staying. It keeps the smaller scale of the street and gives variation to the urban fabric. Developers in Dallas ha...
by hjkll
22 Oct 2017 23:56
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 185
Views: 35243

I-345 Teardown

For or against?
by hjkll
12 Oct 2017 20:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 122
Views: 36690

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

After this will Downtown have enough hotels???? Hopefully. Seems already like way too many to me.

This building is hideous by the way
by hjkll
09 Oct 2017 01:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 10733

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

How about a Dallas-Style hotel with pool, night life, dining scene? Every time one of these dealios try to imitate a scene from Vegas, Miami, Chicago, NYC whatever, the potential is minimized. Gawh! What is Dallas style? Some hulking structure covered in LED lights with 0 ground floor retail and 16...
by hjkll
06 Oct 2017 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 122
Views: 36690

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Hopefully 10-15 more mid rise Apartment buildings- there are ENOUGH hotels downtown. It's almost borderline comical how many there are.
by hjkll
06 Oct 2017 14:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 311
Views: 101681

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

Keep in mind people while the tallest buildings may be in the CBD the center of the Dallas DFW universe is not the CBD. In the grand scheme of things, most people are to the north Uptown being the start of that. The CBD is on the very edge of demographic rooftops that retailers want. The CBD is the...

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