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by eburress
17 Aug 2019 14:21
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)

I love how much height the "crown" adds!
by eburress
15 Aug 2019 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 349
Views: 82584

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

clcrash19 wrote:There is no doubt that being a finalist and getting the pub from the amazon searched helped us a lot going forward.

Surely it didn't hurt, but Uber had already selected Dallas to be one of the three launch cities for their flying taxi service so clearly we were already on their radar. :)
by eburress
15 Aug 2019 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 349
Views: 82584

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Where will 5 office buildings go? Isn't there supposed to be another residential building at Epic, or no? Even with what hasn't been built on between Elm and Pacific, that wouldn't fit 4 more office buildings. There's been no word up to now that Epic will have more land than what's been built on (a...
by eburress
15 Aug 2019 08:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 349
Views: 82584

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

This is fantastic news! And imagine the transformation in the area if a few of these other towers, as well as the inevitable related development, happens... Re. the additional parcels, there is the land immediately behind the Epic, but you'd have to assume some of this additional land is on the Down...
by eburress
09 Aug 2019 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 121
Views: 32871

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

^ Definitely! And hopefully the Uber expansion happens because that's only going to speed up the timetables for these developments.
by eburress
09 Aug 2019 10:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 337
Views: 79231

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The DMN article seems to suggest it's more of a done deal, which would be INCREDIBLE for the area!
by eburress
09 Aug 2019 08:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 337
Views: 79231

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

texasstar wrote:
DPatel304 wrote:
Unfortunately this is behind a paywall, and I'm not sure how to get around it...


I don't know, how about pay.


hahaha - that's how I got around the Dallas Morning News' paywall!
by eburress
08 Aug 2019 23:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 121
Views: 32871

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

SUCH an awesome project! I can't wait for this to get underway!
by eburress
08 Aug 2019 23:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 38
Views: 6070

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

I love pretty much everything about this project. Get 'er done!
by eburress
08 Aug 2019 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 121
Views: 32871

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Yep, it sounds like we need to schedule a meetup for the forum's Knox Henderson chapter ;)
by eburress
08 Aug 2019 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 28
Views: 2715

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

I may be looking at it incorrectly but I *think* see entrances which also face Howell
by eburress
08 Aug 2019 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 101394

Re: Oak Lawn

I wonder if the building's new C-shape will better hide the garage. I also prefer the taller design but the building's opponents did have a point about the ugliness of the building's rear. The view from Lemmon wasn't very appealing.
by eburress
07 Aug 2019 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 28
Views: 2715

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Looks great, and I really like the sidewalk improvements they're making!
by eburress
07 Aug 2019 14:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 101394

Re: Oak Lawn

Don't worry about Eatzi's (you had me worried at first). :) The new version of the building's design fits within the footprint of the original. From the article: "...instead, the “T-shaped” building gets a bump-out into a modified “C-shape.” If there were a wing which extended in Eatzi's direct...
by eburress
07 Aug 2019 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 121
Views: 32871

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

^^ Exciting! Yeah, hopefully Masinter or someone with similar intentions can snap it up and get it developed.
by eburress
06 Aug 2019 19:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 201
Views: 50424

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

It's not the only factor but the NIMBYism east of Central doesn't help. There has been opposition to most projects, even ones that seem like no-brainers like Henderson Avenue's reconstruction.
by eburress
06 Aug 2019 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 451
Views: 134133

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

As of about a month ago there were a number of restaurants and businesses who had either already opened or were on the verge of opening.
by eburress
05 Aug 2019 11:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 337
Views: 79231

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

"We have no plans to move to Dallas. We're happy here in Southern California," said Honda's Marcos Frommer.
by eburress
02 Aug 2019 08:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 139
Views: 39864

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

R1070 wrote:Ground level looks great. Definitely an improvement over the buildings currently there. I wish the other tower hadn’t fallen through where One Sette is located.

Yeah, that is a bummer. I really liked the look of that tower and its impact on McKinney Ave.
by eburress
31 Jul 2019 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 153229

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Someone please remind me, what's being built here? https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2016/08/12/historic-downtown-brewery-building-planned-office-apartment-redo I thought they were just bringing back the club?? I'm a little fuzzy on the details since it's been a while, but the last I ...
by eburress
31 Jul 2019 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 153229

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Scaffolding is being set up around the old Dallas Brewery / Starck Club building. Wondering if they have moved from demo and abatement to construction. Someone please remind me, what's being built here? https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2016/08/12/historic-downtown-brewery-building-pl...
by eburress
26 Jul 2019 16:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Maple-Routh Connection and Woodall Rodgers
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Maple-Routh Connection and Woodall Rodgers

It's a lot big enough to fit a tower... :)
by eburress
26 Jul 2019 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 121
Views: 32871

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

^^ That's awesome...nice work! I have a feeling that once the large Henderson Ave development (does it have a name yet?) or the rebuild of Henderson itself wraps, Open Realty Advisors will start developing some of their other properties along Henderson, including a redo of the Sprouts property. Open...
by eburress
26 Jul 2019 05:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 121
Views: 32871

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I also get that sense. They are making *some* progress on Henderson (there are signs of activity like occasional road closures), but it seems much slower now than their initial "flurry" of activity.
by eburress
25 Jul 2019 14:49
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)

Why should TC strive to do anything of similar quality here? The city of Dallas allows developers do whatever they want, exposed garages, cheap stucco facades, wood framing,No affordable housing requirements, build strip malls and big box stores in the urban core..etc. you name it; they allow it! T...
by eburress
25 Jul 2019 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 121
Views: 32871

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I tweeted Masinter the other day in hopes of getting an update on the project, so this is a timely post (thanks)! haha It is pretty incredible to think about all the land Open Realty owns along Henderson. We've heard little-to-nothing about their plans for the rest of their Henderson Ave property, b...
by eburress
24 Jul 2019 23:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 26443

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

^^ That'd be pretty awesome! I'm hoping all the potential new development along Field/Griffin will motivate the city to do some sort of smart streets project(s) there.
by eburress
23 Jul 2019 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 26443

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Initial plans for the first phase call for 750,000 square feet of office space, 50,000 square feet of retail space, and 300 multifamily units. Construction is expected to get underway in the fall of 2020. https://www.dmagazine.com/business-economy/2019/07/woods-capital-kaizen-development-and-dundon...
by eburress
23 Jul 2019 06:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 26443

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

A Union-like development sounds like almost exactly what we're getting, which is hardly a "huge project" when you consider this site is zoned for high-rise construction of up to 5 million square feet. Frankly it's a letdown.
by eburress
21 Jul 2019 19:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 201
Views: 52667

Re: AT&T Discovery District

^^ What is wrong with this city that this BS is allowed to happen??
by eburress
19 Jul 2019 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 1546

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

This is a larger development than what they were previously planning, and it sounds like it could be a great addition to the area. None of the proposed Cedar Springs projects have gotten off the ground but maybe the dynamics of this one will be different.
by eburress
17 Jul 2019 14:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 234
Views: 78681

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

Thymant wrote:So by the looks of the base they are indeed building the Flora lofts portion along side the Atelier Tower?


I walked by the other day and it sure looks like they're at least building a skeleton of the Flora Lofts portion.
by eburress
17 Jul 2019 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 234
Views: 78681

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

Yep, I'm really excited about this project and couldn't be happier about the retail it's bringing. Re. views, people have to assume that when they buy/rent a place next to an empty or underutilized lot, that empty or underutilized lot won't stay that way forever. Something (probably tall) will event...
by eburress
15 Jul 2019 12:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 140
Views: 47937

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

I think that's one of the better looking apartment buildings of its sort and it'll definitely be a nice addition to the area! Yay!
by eburress
09 Jul 2019 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 34381

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

I like this design A LOT more than the previous version! Thanks for posting!
by eburress
09 Jul 2019 07:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 201
Views: 52667

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Actually, I think the statues at Fair Park have been made more modest than their originals. Mind you also one of the supposed reasons for removing those two and the Woolfus at Fair Park was calls by religious folk to take down such scandalous artwork. I've about had it with the local "religiou...
by eburress
07 Jul 2019 14:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 525
Views: 142450

Re: Northpark Center

"Joie is as relevant as Draper James a Department store filler or dude." This sentence is too garbled to fully understand. It's missing a few commas and end punctuation. However, I think you're declaring yourself the arbiter of taste in luxury women's fashion. If so, well, then go off, du...
by eburress
29 Jun 2019 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)
Replies: 44
Views: 16631

Re: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)

This is a huge building, seeking very high rents. Makes sense.
by eburress
28 Jun 2019 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 151
Views: 40180

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

The CVS we walk to on Ross sounds just as bad. A least the walk there down Lowest Greenville is pretty nice. ;) Considering when they were built, I can understand why a number of these suburban-styled CVS stores exist (these areas were basically suburbs at the time). Hopefully enough densification h...
by eburress
28 Jun 2019 10:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 151
Views: 40180

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Love it all (mostly). Love the density, the wide sidewalks, the tree buffer between peds and cars, the two-way street (!) Only way it could be improved is if they built this out to accommodate smaller retail opportunities on the street-facing side of the CM, but overall, so pleased with how this wi...
by eburress
26 Jun 2019 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 19
Views: 3107

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

Tnexster wrote:Wow, this is a good one. All the parking is underground and if I am counting correctly it looks to be about 30 floors? Anybody else get that?


Such a gorgeous tower and yes, it sure looks like it's in the vicinity of 30 floors. :D
by eburress
25 Jun 2019 09:23
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)

Great shots! Thanks for sharing.
by eburress
22 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 408
Views: 101394

Re: Oak Lawn

^ Electronic dance music
by eburress
19 Jun 2019 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 174
Views: 48321

Re: West End 1.0

That's awesome...I'm glad they're coming back! It won't be the Dallas Alley of old, but it's still something.
by eburress
17 Jun 2019 22:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 103278

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

That's pretty much the plan the Concrete Cowboy/Clutch (and the parking lot behind it) block. You could be on to something. :)
by eburress
17 Jun 2019 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 121
Views: 32871

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Thanks for the update, emmasensei. I was surprised to hear about the former Eberhard becoming an Irish pub; I could have sworn that started as an Eberhard remodel, extensive as it is but I wonder if they bit off more than they could chew and decided to unload the property - or perhaps it's just a re...
by eburress
16 Jun 2019 02:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 77
Views: 13247

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

Whatever the dynamic or history is, this sucks. Shame on them.
by eburress
12 Jun 2019 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 153229

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I didn't even know Dallas had a Hard Rock Hotel. The last Hard Rock in town I was aware of was the one on McKinney Ave.

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