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by eburress
07 Apr 2021 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245700

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Has anybody else noticed that a lane has been removed from Knox Ave in front of the new Restoration Hardware? I wonder if this is the eventual plan for the rest of Knox. I thought Knox St from McKinney Ave to Travis was going to reduce to 3 lanes (one each direction and a middle turn lane). This wo...
by eburress
07 Apr 2021 13:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 38
Views: 15913

Re: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)

Interestingly I also noticed the information sign on the vacant lot directly across Fitzhugh from this site is the same developer. Is this stretch of wretchedness turning sooner than later? F32BA1D9-9B80-437C-8CD8-5ABA91B4F238.jpeg I hope they include that stinky building next door with whatever's ...
by eburress
06 Apr 2021 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245700

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Has anybody else noticed that a lane has been removed from Knox Ave in front of the new Restoration Hardware? I wonder if this is the eventual plan for the rest of Knox.
by eburress
05 Apr 2021 10:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 152
Views: 80646

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Love this old midcentury structures around town! I hope this one sticks around.
by eburress
29 Mar 2021 07:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 38
Views: 15913

Re: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)

Congratulations and welcome to the neighborhood! There are a few forumers over here, possibly enough to do a meetup sometime!
by eburress
26 Mar 2021 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 150
Views: 88914

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

I'm fine with the scale. It's a pretty solid quality building that incorporates some of the old and removes a big empty, ugly lot. Fill up the rest of Ross with stuff like this, rather than more fast food restaurants and drug stores.
by eburress
24 Mar 2021 20:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 632
Views: 335430

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

Monarch is awesome and the view from the restroom is pretty incredible! I haven't been to Kessaku yet (it opens tonight) but it looks great too.
by eburress
23 Mar 2021 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 517
Views: 286844

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

It looked like there was a crane up over the weekend.
by eburress
22 Mar 2021 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 113
Views: 47636

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

I wonder if the city is subsidizing the affordable units or if their cost is built into the overall pricing, i.e., the normally priced units are acting as an endowment for the affordable ones.
by eburress
19 Mar 2021 13:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 86
Views: 20395

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

According to the directory that is on display in the mall, Geppetto’s Theater will be coming soon. It’s basically a place that does puppet shows for kids. I couldn’t find any information regarding if this is an expansion from their location at the Hilton Anatole, or a relocation. I saw a "play...
by eburress
19 Mar 2021 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 42
Views: 17507

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

I didn't realize there were any Quad-related projects intended across Howell St; none of the renderings I've seen show anything new here. With the already empty lot + the former Ginger Man spot though, they'll have a good amount of space to build something that could have some height. > If they acqu...
by eburress
17 Mar 2021 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage

This blows. What an awful, short-sighted development.
by eburress
11 Mar 2021 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 250
Views: 109363

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Geeze, I hope it looks better than that rendering!
by eburress
11 Mar 2021 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 342
Views: 174045

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Absolutely! The apartments being built already make this a success compared to that Sam's Club.
by eburress
04 Mar 2021 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 61
Views: 14246

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)

What this building is going to end up looking like really worries me.
by eburress
01 Mar 2021 13:21
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Houston Highways
Replies: 12
Views: 10620

Re: Houston Highways

https://www.chron.com/houston/slideshow/How-big-will-the-Grand-Parkway-be-121140.php?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR25nM5uHrZzrrX1Z8rLaApni-9YjSebxeZoWvUgAYXGmYD9-c2NHYZcGZQ Check out that comparison to the Metroplex! In all fairness, this...
by eburress
01 Mar 2021 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (406 FT / 29 ST)
Replies: 70
Views: 16860

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (~415 FT / ~27 ST)

I really wish they'd put in some real sidewalks in front of this and get rid of those useless grass strips.
by eburress
12 Feb 2021 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245700

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

tamtagon wrote:When I lived on McKinney, I used to walk to Knox to buy groceries. It would be nice if that could happen again.


Because there's no groceries to buy on Knox besides Trader Joe's or you don't live on McKinney anymore?
by eburress
10 Feb 2021 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 173
Views: 73924

Re: The Link at Uptown

It's looking great, unlike Harwood's new turd (Swexan) just down the street.
by eburress
10 Feb 2021 14:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245700

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

^ Yes, exactly. According to the plans the entire west side of Travis will be replaced, down to Cafe Madrid on Armstrong. It doesn't show up in the plans but I'm pretty sure something is going to replace the building Grange Hall currently occupies as well. Don’t forget MSDell has since purchased th...
by eburress
10 Feb 2021 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245700

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

^ Yes, exactly. According to the plans the entire west side of Travis will be replaced, down to Cafe Madrid on Armstrong. It doesn't show up in the plans but I'm pretty sure something is going to replace the building Grange Hall currently occupies as well.
by eburress
10 Feb 2021 05:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245700

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

With 750,000 SF of new space it at least *seems* like this could be more West Village-like in its density. On the other hand though, the structures in the rendering are only two stories so I suppose it could also be mostly low-rise with a few towers mixed in. I guess we'll see. Either way, great job...
by eburress
09 Feb 2021 19:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245700

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Interesting! That new rendering appears to be of a new development on the southwest corner of Knox and Travis and with the look of that tower in the background, it's going to stretch most of the way down the street (so long Wild About Harry's). That partially explains why nothing's happened with all...
by eburress
08 Feb 2021 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 79
Views: 38984

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Such a nice looking building! I'm excited to check it out!
by eburress
08 Feb 2021 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 221
Views: 114236

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I wish this development would have taken the 2000 Ross Ave. approach and built the thing in phases. Perhaps we would have already had the Central Markt + Garage by now, even if they weren't ready to build the residential portion. It's funny to think of the 2000 Ross model being the ideal when you t...
by eburress
07 Feb 2021 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 52
Views: 16701

Re: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)

I'm not sweating it. I'll be surprised if we see *two* towers.
by eburress
07 Feb 2021 12:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 437
Views: 225187

Re: DFW Economy

That is very interesting! Thanks for sharing. The housing market certainly seems to be tightening here but it's good to see actual numbers.
by eburress
07 Feb 2021 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 257
Views: 157233

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Anecdotally, part of the appeal of moving here from NY, CA, etc is that you don't have to continue to be a condo person. It's out of necessity that New Yorkers cram their existences into 900sf apartments.
by eburress
03 Feb 2021 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245700

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

That's exciting! Thanks for sharing!
by eburress
01 Feb 2021 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: OT: Fund the Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: OT: Fund the Forum

^^ No, nothing's shutting down, but please do donate if you're able. :)

Here's the link to the GoFundMe, by the way: https://gofund.me/30f7d306
by eburress
01 Feb 2021 12:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fund the Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: Fund the Forum

Donated! Thanks for putting this together and for all the hard work!
by eburress
26 Jan 2021 21:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 36467

Re: DFW in the Media

I would think they might film a unique line for each major metro area and then play that specific ad in that geographic area. With technology it's much easier to target ads that way these days. They probably picked a restaurant off a list without too much thought, hence the neighborhood name gaffe....
by eburress
26 Jan 2021 10:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 36467

Re: DFW in the Media

Luke Skywalker likely doesn't have first-hand experience with the Velvet Taco *on* Knox (not that it's on Knox anyway). hahaha
by eburress
14 Jan 2021 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 476
Views: 245700

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

This has to be the epicenter of French cuisine in Dallas, with Up on Knox, Toulouse, Le Bilboquet, Grange Hall, and now Village Bakery all in the same stretch of Knox/Travis.
by eburress
12 Jan 2021 06:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410526

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yeah, that's definitely disappointing about the Brewery building. They may as well have just razed the thing if stucco was what they were going to do.
by eburress
07 Jan 2021 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 174757

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

A nifty video from the developer. I don’t think it’s in the thread yet. https://vimeo.com/451220446 Thanks for sharing! They've done a wonderful job with this development and with its success to this point plus the addition of Harwood Park, one would have to assume even bigger and better things (i....
by eburress
29 Dec 2020 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 55
Views: 24292

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

I'm really hoping the tower next to Eatzi's gets off the ground. That gas station needs to go! :)
by eburress
28 Dec 2020 08:20
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Visualizing the Footprint of Highways in American Cities
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Visualizing the Footprint of Highways in American Cities

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/highway-displacement-oakland-header.jpg Visualizing the Footprint of Highways in American Cities Highways not only enabled a new era of connectivity, but also utterly changed the course of development in American cities. These animations [...
by eburress
23 Dec 2020 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 97
Views: 44615

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

^ And incidentally I noticed that Christie's Sports Bar & Grill is going in on Greenville Ave in the former Slater's 50/50 space. https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2020/12/01/christies-bar-move/#:~:text=Christies%20Sports%20Bar%20%26%20Grill%20will,landlord%20during%20the%20coronavirus%20pandemic.
by eburress
22 Dec 2020 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 27501

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

It doesn't seem like urbanism was the intent of this project. Either way, I'm still glad it exists.
by eburress
18 Dec 2020 10:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 88985

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

Interesting. I wonder how or in what way this is changing.
by eburress
18 Dec 2020 07:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 605
Views: 291866

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

With Uber falling through I'm becoming jealous of Austin's ability to attract Bay Area tech refugees. Even Houston landed HP. Houston. A contrarian view here, but I am wondering if the thing that is driving Uber to downsize, i.e. improving financial performance, might also drive the HQ to Dallas. Y...
by eburress
17 Dec 2020 18:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Novel Turtle Creek
Replies: 34
Views: 10020

Re: Novel Turtle Creek

It's a gorgeous looking tower. https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/x0iijz8uCl9GThc1QkbhK-UdQTY=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale()/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-dmn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/VEZRCGDDU5BP5I7EHPTXOWZEN4.jpg https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/Fx...
by eburress
16 Dec 2020 20:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 605
Views: 291866

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

LongonBigD wrote:Is it too late to ditch the ginormous helopad on top of the tower?


It'd be a nice looking tower sans the helipad!
by eburress
15 Dec 2020 21:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 605
Views: 291866

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

With Uber falling through I'm becoming jealous of Austin's ability to attract Bay Area tech refugees. Even Houston landed HP. Houston.
by eburress
15 Dec 2020 09:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 88985

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

Gotcha, that's what I thought. So the tower in the rendering would have been across Boll street from the tower this topic is referring to (2614 McKinney).
by eburress
14 Dec 2020 17:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 88985

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

I'm pretty sure that's a different project on a different lot. Either way, no, that's not what this tower will look like (unfortunately). :)
by eburress
14 Dec 2020 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 88985

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

^^ Did they just re-run the same article from a few years ago?
by eburress
10 Dec 2020 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 235
Views: 136854

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Huh, that's a fairly unique design! I don't think I've seen this rendering before.

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