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by DPatel304
26 Feb 2021 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383612

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Serious Pizza’s serious facelift: The late-night Deep Ellum restaurant is back
https://www.dallasnews.com/2021/02/26/s ... back-open/
by DPatel304
25 Feb 2021 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: JLL Turtle Creek Tower
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: JLL Turtle Creek Tower

Turtle Creek is really struggling getting anything off the ground these days, and the residents of The Renaissance will certainly push back hard on this thing.
by DPatel304
24 Feb 2021 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 639
Views: 307674

Re: Oak Lawn

Thank you, that is good to know! I'll be sure to reach out!
by DPatel304
10 Feb 2021 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383612

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Valid points, that makes sense! You even answered your own question to a degree: "I lived within walking distance to a place, I don't quite get why I would prefer on-street parking over a bike lane?" If you're in walking distance, why do you need a bike lane? I wouldn't need the bike lane ...
by DPatel304
09 Feb 2021 13:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383612

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

And very real people who most definitely don't want bike lanes, because every on-street parking space is a precious gift from God. I can understand why local businesses like on-street parking, but if I lived within walking distance to a place, I don't quite get why I would prefer on-street parking ...
by DPatel304
09 Feb 2021 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 49
Views: 18335

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

Great news, looking forward to seeing more development in this area!
by DPatel304
09 Feb 2021 12:07
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162821

Re: Trinity River Park

I'd be happy with more trees. It's just like a big ugly grass line. Maintenance wise it's easy (which is probable the point) but in the summer it's hot and more shade along the river and paths would be nice. It doesn't have to central park there is more an opportunity than what they have currently ...
by DPatel304
07 Feb 2021 17:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 206
Views: 108871

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.
by DPatel304
07 Feb 2021 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 52
Views: 15542

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

No idea what third tower they are referring to. Super exciting to see another tower rising in this immediate area though, especially one that is going to be right up against the trail entrance and creek! What's the deal with the surface lot next to the Virgin Hotel? It sounds like there aren't any c...
by DPatel304
07 Feb 2021 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 51
Views: 45597

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Thank you for sharing! This sounds interesting, so I'll definitely register.
by DPatel304
04 Feb 2021 16:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162821

Re: Trinity River Park

I'm perfectly happy with this being about Real Estate Development. All I would like to see is a nice boardwalk between the bridges and a lot of development lining said boardwalk. It would be nice to have something the size of Central Park, but we really just don't have the need for anything of that ...
by DPatel304
02 Feb 2021 20:53
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162821

Re: Trinity River Park

THRILLHO wrote:It's too bad the mix master keeps the Trinity from being fully interwoven with Dallas' urban fabric.


The Design District could make it happen seeing as how it fronts the Trinity River and also has the Turtle Creek (and Trail) to the north.

I'm honestly surprised that area hasn't exploded more.
by DPatel304
27 Jan 2021 18:59
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 113
Views: 53429

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Wonderful. Even though I'm really embarrassed by how much of a cluster this project has been, I'm looking forward to utilizing this pedestrian bridge when it is completed.
by DPatel304
27 Jan 2021 16:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fund the Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Fund the Forum

Thanks for setting this up!
by DPatel304
24 Jan 2021 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 639
Views: 307674

Re: Oak Lawn

Mudsmith and Pints & Quarts closed their Lower greenville locations prior to closing the locations at The Centrum, so it does seem like the location wasn't necessarily the issue. There is a decent amount of office and residential in the immediate area, so I do think it is possible for something ...
by DPatel304
23 Jan 2021 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 639
Views: 307674

Re: Oak Lawn

Well according to someone close the Centrum the building it is pretty damn empty now. Supposedly Capitol Factory vacated and many other tenants have evaporated as well. Not because of the building itself but just COVID hasn't done well to this building. They are offering move in incentives to get a...
by DPatel304
22 Jan 2021 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 167161

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I like that development is already happening in the area, and we won't necessarily have to wait until the parks are completed to see the benefits.
by DPatel304
22 Jan 2021 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267263

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It's really a shame what we are stuck with on this particular block. Uptown has still managed to thrive in spite of this block, and if we still get the Central Market development, it'll help reduce the negative impact of this area. In the meantime, I'm thinking we're simply stuck with this developme...
by DPatel304
21 Jan 2021 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 206
Views: 108871

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Wish they could have just delayed a hotel phase because we know that market will return once another year passes I'm not exactly sure that will be the case, though. I think business travel will take a permanent hit now that people know they can get things done over zoom calls. Obviously travel will...
by DPatel304
21 Jan 2021 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267263

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Isn't Dream Cafe moving into the old Christie's spot?
by DPatel304
21 Jan 2021 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267263

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

More great news! I only had a chance to go to Mexican Sugar once, but I was definitely a fan and have enjoyed most of the concepts that this team has opened. I'm so glad to see them investing into the Uptown area, I'm really hoping we can get a location of Ida Claire soon! I'm also loving their conf...
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2021 13:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 167161

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

The best part is that it's an entire district being created here, and this tower is just one of the several pieces that are tying it all together.
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2021 09:33
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 74397

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Don't actually hate this. Actually makes sense on a number of levels. I'm sure it'll be a really nice space and should attract both locals and tourists. I agree! Mi Cocina is much more approachable than Savor, which is what this area needs. Plus it's a bit touristy, mainstream, and well known, I th...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2021 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 206
Views: 108871

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

The developer of the proposed Central Market/office/hotel/apartments on Lemmon Ave has asked the city to modify their development to remove the 156 Marriott hotel (due to COVID) and to increase the maximum dwelling units (for more apartments) on the site & keep the approved height/density/massi...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2021 13:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267263

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

That's great news! I frequent the Legacy West area quite a bit because my parents live around there. I've actually always wanted to check out Haywire, but never have gotten the chance. It looks like a solid venue, and their other concepts are all fantastic and successful, so I can definitely see thi...
by DPatel304
14 Jan 2021 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 466
Views: 235646

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Nice find. Thank you, but.....yuck. Really A Verizon store on Knox? And I’m a customer. That was my first reaction as well, but perhaps this is simply a sign of a maturing neighborhood? The area is getting a business that will service people living in the immediate area. At least they aren't buildi...
by DPatel304
13 Jan 2021 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 132
Views: 47011

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

I like the look. Hopefully it sets the tone for future development in the West Dallas area.
by DPatel304
12 Jan 2021 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 351
Views: 199440

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

You know that ugly unfinished underground parking garage across from the Statler and the Dallas Morning News office? Half of the block this structure sits on is in the Harwood Historic District, and the City of Dallas Landmark Commission recently approved an amendment to previously-approved constru...
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2021 19:53
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 74
Views: 29755

Re: DART: Bus system

Using the table above, on a per vehicle mile basis a bus uses about as much energy as seven cars (39,906 vs 5,465). Whoops, you're right I was using the wrong number. But what counts is BTUs per passenger mile. On that basis buses look better, but per the table private cars are still more energy ef...
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2021 15:03
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 74
Views: 29755

Re: DART: Bus system

A car expends 5,465 Btu per vehicle-mile.
Four cars expend 21,860 Btu.
A bus expends 16,509 Btu.
Does that mean that a bus expends less energy than four cars?

Am I understanding the data correctly?
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2021 14:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 74
Views: 29755

Re: DART: Bus system

But energy is being exerted by the buses already regardless if people right them or not. More people riding buses that already exist and are already circulating would mean energy savings, right? I understand that buses only start to make sense after a certain number of people are riding it, but what...
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2021 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 42
Views: 18715

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Thanks for the pictures! I walk by this site pretty frequently and haven't seen any activity in months.
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2021 12:30
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 74
Views: 29755

Re: DART: Bus system

Good to know! I really would like to see DART emphasize how much 'greener' and environmentally friendlier it is to take the bus. Even if the buses aren't necessarily electric, it's still much more beneficial to the environment. There's still such a stigma to riding the bus, but I know a lot of peopl...
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2021 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 27
Views: 12944

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

Thank you for the pictures! I can see this one from my balcony. From my perspective, it doesn't seem like it has changed much, but I suppose that's just because it topped out a while ago and now they are working on interior or smaller stuff that I can't necessarily see from a distance.
by DPatel304
09 Jan 2021 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383612

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The wildest stuff is all centered around this DART section of Good Latimer where they would need to build out some serious DART stuff for D2 making the area very convoluted with a big T intersection for DART lines. I wonder if over time once D2 starts if this club stuff will fade out on its own. I ...
by DPatel304
08 Jan 2021 10:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267263

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Awful news. I had really hoped we were past the point of seeing this suburban developments in prime areas like Uptown.
by DPatel304
07 Jan 2021 16:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383612

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Two nightlife concepts are coming to an area near Dallas' Deep Ellum that's shaping up to be pretty nightlifey. They're called The Sporting Club and BLÜM at the Sporting Club and they're going into a 22,000-square-foot space that used to be a garage and storage at 2516 Florence St., near the inters...
by DPatel304
06 Jan 2021 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 78
Views: 34876

Re: Design District 1.0

exelone31 wrote:I took a look at the portfolios on FCP's site, and it looks like the Nashville one they referred to is likely a spot called Sylvan Supply (http://sylvansupply.com/). Looks pretty cool!


Wow, good find! I agree, that looks very cool!!
by DPatel304
05 Jan 2021 17:12
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 21
Views: 1829

Re: Bike Infrastructure

Jackson Street Bike Facility (AT&T Plaza to Pearl Street). The funds set aside for this project in FY 2021 will bring the City one step closer to a dedicated bike facility between Deep Ellum, the East Quarter District, and AT&T Plaza I'm excited for this particular extension to happen, it'l...
by DPatel304
05 Jan 2021 10:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 167161

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I agree, this will draw a decent amount of attention and foot traffic to the area, and will hopefully draw some of the Farmer's Market traffic to the East Quarter. According to their website, it says they will be 'delivering May 2021'. I'm guessing that's when people can start moving in, but constru...
by DPatel304
05 Jan 2021 09:13
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 113
Views: 53429

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

The separation is intentional. The original signage and striping plan has cyclists and pedestrians in their own spaces on the approaches and on the bridge itself. On the bridge pedestrians transition to the raised portion while cyclists continue in their own 'bike lane'. I really hope they plan to ...
by DPatel304
04 Jan 2021 16:58
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 21
Views: 1829

Re: Bike Infrastructure

Given the importance placed on multi-model transportation, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 adopted budget includes $1.2M for bike lane projects. • Union Bikeway Project, which will complete a connection between the Katy Trail and Klyde Warren Park • Ross Avenue Shared-Use Path (IH 345 to Greenville Avenu...
by DPatel304
04 Jan 2021 12:44
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 113
Views: 53429

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

^ In the story linked in the post above it looks like the concrete sections are at different elevations? I have never been on the pedestrian section due to the closure and I'm wondering if this is a messed up deck or a feature? Seems dangerous given the uneven pavement. You're right, that didn't st...
by DPatel304
04 Jan 2021 11:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 113
Views: 53429

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Repairs Set to Begin for Margaret McDermott Pedestrian Bridge
Repairs are estimated to be completed by the end of the year, the city manager's office says

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/repai ... e/2518590/
by DPatel304
29 Dec 2020 13:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 16
Views: 8726

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

Over The TOP NYE 2020
https://www.facebook.com/events/161485438993691/

This is the only thing I'm aware of, but it looks like this is a virtual event and they are not allowing people to gather in person to view the fireworks.
by DPatel304
28 Dec 2020 15:24
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 25
Views: 16209

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

I wonder if it will even happen, if the cost of the line between Dallas and Houston has doubled or more and will probably continue to increase one has to wonder about the cost of the Dallas to FW leg. Before all of the Texas Central staff were let go I was told repeatedly that the Dallas to Houston...
by DPatel304
28 Dec 2020 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 135
Views: 63032

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Great news! I'm glad to see a bit more density right next to a DART station.
by DPatel304
28 Dec 2020 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 55
Views: 23227

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

I drove by this one the other day and saw that they are now above ground on the construction. I'll try and get some pictures of this one next time I pass it by. It's really exciting seeing Oak Lawn finally get some height! I'm hoping the proposed tower next to Eatzi's and the one smack dab in the mi...
by DPatel304
28 Dec 2020 10:46
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Columbia/Main Complete Streets
Replies: 11
Views: 8778

Re: Columbia/Main Complete Streets

Thanks for the update! That's disappointing to hear, as I feel like this 'complete street' could have had a lot of potential. I'll have to go check it out for myself at some point, but I'll keep my expectations low.
by DPatel304
28 Dec 2020 10:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 21
Views: 1829

Re: Bike Infrastructure

I just wish it didn't take this city 5+ years to essentially restripe some streets and but some bendy poles down. But as they say, progress isn't easy. I agree. We're already incredibly behind a lot of other major cities and moving at a snail's pace. The silver lining to COVID is that it seemed lik...

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