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by eburress
18 Nov 2019 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 338
Views: 120259

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Funny, I just listened to that podcast! How WeWork can still be expanding is beyond me. I would be surprised if they exist at all by the time Weir's tower is complete.
by eburress
15 Nov 2019 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

I really wouldn't mind seeing a shift of the edgier galleries to Deep Ellum and Expo/Fair Park with Design District trending toward the higher end galleries.... the flow from Design District thru Victory Park to the Arts District is a fantastic corridor of citified experience catering to the art wo...
by eburress
15 Nov 2019 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 403
Views: 132302

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Not the normal business opening posted here, but there's a Primrose daycare / pre-school in-progress at Uptown side of North St. Paul Street and Woodall Rogers near KWP. I take this as a very encouraging sign of the maturity and development of Uptown and the CBD / greater Downtown in general. Busin...
by eburress
14 Nov 2019 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127575

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Cbdallas wrote: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.

I hope you're right and if so, I hope it goes much better than when Blockbuster did that.
by eburress
14 Nov 2019 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127575

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Meh. Not in love with the new tower. I find that top part awkward and inelegant.
by eburress
14 Nov 2019 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 224
Views: 64081

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

That's a nice view! On a somewhat related note, with the rest of the EQ getting spruced up, I wonder if we'll ever see Salazar Center remove the ugly glass skin which was added back in the '80s. It wasn't ever the prettiest building, but what we have now is hard to look at. https://farm3.static.flic...
by eburress
13 Nov 2019 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Almost 30 floors is tall for that part of the Design District! How exciting!
by eburress
12 Nov 2019 22:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 47
Views: 10782

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

Man that's pretty!!
by eburress
12 Nov 2019 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 19
Views: 1084

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

jetnd87 wrote:Yea would also love to see that dinky house / apartment brokerage building + surface lot across from Primo's developed.

Surely it's only a matter of time before they are.
by eburress
08 Nov 2019 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 129
Views: 48974

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

What a gorgeous hotel! They did such a nice job on this!
by eburress
08 Nov 2019 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 38
Views: 7675

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

I'm still holding out hope that the garage/convention space gets replaced with beautiful mixed-use tower(s).
by eburress
07 Nov 2019 09:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187529

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The PBS in San Diego was a lot of fun. That's really odd about Fort Worth's closing...I wonder why.
by eburress
29 Oct 2019 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 78
Views: 23225

Re: Lower Greenville Development

There's a proposed rezoning for Gung Ho (z189-333). I'm not sure how to search for zoning requests but I wonder what's changing.

It's a cool space but their business has fallen off bigtime and they've simplified their menu, in my opinion to the point of mediocrity.
by eburress
29 Oct 2019 13:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

haha it took me a few tries to find it but it's 5016 Miller Ave, next to Salon 5014 and immediately behind the Porch.
by eburress
29 Oct 2019 11:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

^^ Interesting! It will be exciting to see what replaces Mr Rich, Capital Grill, and Emeralds to Coconuts...and it looks like Sissy's (or whatever's going to replace it) isn't far from reopening. Barcelona Wine Bar is also coming along.

Wife and daughter will appreciate the nail salon!
by eburress
29 Oct 2019 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

This may already be common knowledge, but Mister Rich has closed. They're doing a pop-up Halloween party on Thursday but after that they're gone forever. I don't personally have a problem with the place itself, but I absolutely hate the wooden fence separating the structure from its sidewalk. Hopefu...
by eburress
27 Oct 2019 16:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 221
Views: 86909

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

^^ Those were earlier renderings of the buildings we actually received; not the proposed 50~ story office tower across Ross.
by eburress
27 Oct 2019 16:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 338
Views: 120259

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Great shots! And the idiots on NextDoor are for the most part just that; idiots.
by eburress
25 Oct 2019 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 205181

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Tnexster wrote:So that would be the potential replacement for the Northend Apartments?


Lol, how crazy would it be if that rendering became the next step in the evolution of this piece of land; from garden-style apartments to THAT?!? :)
by eburress
22 Oct 2019 07:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I've been a few times to 77 Degrees and as ugly/bizarre as it is on the outside to look at, and while I wouldn't want to go there very often, I've actually had a fun time there.
by eburress
17 Oct 2019 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127575

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

This building will be slightly taller than the Christopher at the Union Yes we have all seen the one rendering they have, I am more curious about seeing the proposed tower from a different angle or was it even the final design. Seems like a lot was missing. Yeah, I thought so too, to the point that...
by eburress
14 Oct 2019 12:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Two Arts Plaza -Billlingsley
Replies: 13
Views: 1767

Re: Two Arts Plaza -Billlingsley

Though it could be taller, like others have said, I do like the building's design.
by eburress
08 Oct 2019 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127575

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I'll admit I want to see more angles on this tower it just seems like it's trying to be interesting but isn't. I usually like Perkins and Will stuff so I would love to see additional renderings. I wonder if that's even a final rendering. I assumed it was more conceptual since it accompanied Uber's ...
by eburress
02 Oct 2019 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 78
Views: 23225

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Yep. Something definitely needs to be done, otherwise businesses will continue to struggle in this area. It seems like there is potential for more density towerds the south where Greenville starts to meet Ross and Henderson. I think you're right and that's precisely what's happening with all the la...
by eburress
01 Oct 2019 23:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 78
Views: 23225

Re: Lower Greenville Development

There have been a number recent closures/relocations along lower Greenville and I imagine there will be a few closing soon (e.g., Gung Ho), but on the other hand there are a number of new bars and restaurants opening soon. I got excited when I saw the proposed rezoning sign in front of Taco Cabana (...
by eburress
01 Oct 2019 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 147387

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. I agree about OLC and I've said it before. They have some seri...
by eburress
01 Oct 2019 06:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 147387

Re: Oak Lawn

I'm not sure I remember seeing any renderings but here's at least a description of the project:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/201 ... ose-hotel/
by eburress
30 Sep 2019 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 25
Views: 10292

Re: DISD Administration Building

Awesome, thank goodness! This lot has been one of the bigger eyesores along Ross, so it's good it's back on.
by eburress
26 Sep 2019 12:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 113
Views: 37237

Re: Downtown Progress

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:This video has the background music of some epic battle scene in a movie. I don't get why the chose this.


Cool video, but I also thought the score was odd.
by eburress
24 Sep 2019 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 120
Views: 39232

Re: Dallas Smart District

I like the taller buildings' design but regardless I have a hard time seeing this project happening.
by eburress
17 Sep 2019 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 235
Views: 72416

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

That's certainly a possibility, though it does seem like a lot of work and expense just to do a flip.
by eburress
16 Sep 2019 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 235
Views: 72416

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I completely agree about them seeming serious and you're not the only one with doubts. On the bright side, the doubts many of us probably have are setting what will hopefully be easily exceeded expectations! :D
by eburress
12 Sep 2019 10:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 384
Views: 104175

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I do love NYC, but hopefully being able to afford a >1,000sf home will ease their employees' pain.
by eburress
11 Sep 2019 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127575

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^^ Exactly. Same thing should eventually happen with Harwood Park.
by eburress
11 Sep 2019 09:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127575

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I hope this will spur growth among the sea of surface lots in the east part of Downtown. I feel like this area has great potential for some condo towers like in uptown. Just a dream though... With Pacific Plaza's construction wrapping soon, I'm betting we see those nearby lots built upon much soone...
by eburress
11 Sep 2019 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 205181

Re: Victory Park 3.0

https://costar.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/729242d/2147483647/strip/true/crop/1536x864+0+0/resize/1536x864!/quality/100/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcostar.brightspotcdn.com%2Fd3%2F64%2F9b4b787845f3abd373919dfde977%2F2019.05.30_UBER%20final%20presentation_JPGs22.jpg A rendering of an Uber Elevate "s...
by eburress
10 Sep 2019 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 436
Views: 151072

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^ Agreed. Assuming the hotel and residential components do eventually arrive, I think this is a fantastic development.
by eburress
09 Sep 2019 17:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

There's that, and there's also the fact we're joking. Obviously nobody's seriously suggesting there's a little anything forming on Henderson...
by eburress
09 Sep 2019 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

We have a Little Ireland "district" further down Henderson, so why not a Little Spain as well? lol
by eburress
08 Sep 2019 19:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Very very cool!
by eburress
08 Sep 2019 07:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 146
Views: 50875

Re: Highland Park Village

R1070 wrote:Robert T had been locked out for not paying rent recently. I’m sure that was another reason.

lol - they understandably failed to mention that!
by eburress
07 Sep 2019 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 146
Views: 50875

Re: Highland Park Village

Jasimm wrote:Another vacancy in the HP Village, as Robert Talbott space is now listed as "Coming Soon"

I was in there the other day, before they closed. They said HPV opted to not renew their lease because they had a more compelling tenant in mind for the space.
by eburress
06 Sep 2019 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 101
Views: 31467

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

DPatel304 wrote:
eburress wrote:especially if the I-35 deck park happens.


Isn't the deck park under construction right now?


Probably so. I know there's construction happening there, but wasn't sure if it was the deck park and didn't want to get my hopes up! haha
by eburress
06 Sep 2019 09:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 101
Views: 31467

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Jefferson Blvd sure seems to be next up on the gentrification railroad, but yes, perhaps not in this cycle. 10 years from now though I can see it having Bishop Arts-level momentum, especially if the I-35 deck park happens.
by eburress
03 Sep 2019 23:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 230
Views: 75253

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Every time I've been to San Martin it's been packed.
by eburress
03 Sep 2019 23:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 101
Views: 31467

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

^^ Me too! This is wonderful news. Whatever happened to Smoke, by the way? It was sooo good at first but the quality went to isht. Either way, thank goodness the Belmont is sticking around!
by eburress
03 Sep 2019 07:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I hate the CVS in the Bishop Arts. They tore down my favorite Mexican restaurant This! Exactly what I mentioned in my last post. El Corazon was one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. The fact that what probably should have been a historic building was torn down for a CVS proves to me that Dallas...
by eburress
02 Sep 2019 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

emmasensei wrote:Emeralds to Coconuts on Henderson is also for sale now.


Interesting, I didn't realize that. That could be a really cool spot if developed properly (i.e., not a Right Aid or mattress store)! haha
by eburress
01 Sep 2019 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54766

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Trying to drive down Henderson in front of 77 Degrees last night at 1:00AM was a sh!t show. And frankly I'm not bothered by the traffic; I'll just use alternative routes on the weekends. It does though reinforce the feeling I have that these people didn't know what they were doing or where they were...

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