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by DPatel304
19 Nov 2019 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 204623

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Have we seen this drawing for the North End next to Victory? I totally didn't take into account how close the North End will be to the new Museum Way DART station. Perhaps once things start moving forward with D2, we might see a bit more interest in this particular development? I know it's very amb...
by DPatel304
19 Nov 2019 16:01
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 307
Views: 90519

Re: DART D2 Subway

The Deep Ellum station isn't disappearing but it still kind of feels like it is ahah. Better than no station at all but it's getting scooted far enough up that it doesn't realistically serve as a rail stop for Deep Ellum anymore. From the new spot it's a solid 10 to 15 minute walk into Deep Ellum d...
by DPatel304
19 Nov 2019 10:44
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 307
Views: 90519

Re: DART D2 Subway

Thanks for the recap! I'm a very visual person, so it's a little tricky for me to picture some of the proposed stations, but I'm glad to hear the Deep Ellum station isn't disappearing. I'm wondering why they chose to reduce the number of exits for a couple of the stations though, that seems like a s...
by DPatel304
18 Nov 2019 13:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DFW: #1 Foodie Scene and #1 in Attracting Millenials (according to no-name sources)
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

Re: DFW: #1 Foodie Scene and #1 in Attracting Millenials (according to no-name sources)

For first time, Dallas makes list of Top 10 Vegan Cities in the U.S. The No. 1 city on PETA's list is San Francisco. Rounding out the list are Los Angeles; New York City; Portland, Oregon; Detroit; Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Washington, D.C.; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. http://dallas.culturem...
by DPatel304
15 Nov 2019 17:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187185

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Read today that Biscuit Bar is opening a 3rd location in The Epic with extended hours (morning and late night). The Biscuit Bar, a Dallas biscuit chain in the making, opens a location in Deep Ellum at 2550 Pacific Ave. on Thursday, November 21. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/11-...
by DPatel304
15 Nov 2019 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Deep Ellum seems like a natural fit, but that neighborhood is changing way too rapidly at this point. Expo park might be a possibility. Perhaps even the Cedars?
by DPatel304
15 Nov 2019 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 230
Views: 75093

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Great news! I look forward to seeing more and more local businesses investing in the CBD.
by DPatel304
15 Nov 2019 11:03
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 295
Views: 84684

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Muncien, all of that is totally fair and valid and I would agree with all of that. I suppose I might be a bit too optimistic in thinking we could reduce/eliminate a lot of those problems and make the experience better, but perhaps I'm being too hopeful. I definitely agree that the DART buses of 2019...
by DPatel304
14 Nov 2019 16:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 295
Views: 84684

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I used to be very pro rail, but I'm just not sure adding this station would be worth the money (at this point in time).

I really just feel like rail in DFW is best for commuting long distances, and that we really should be embracing bus usage more in the urban core.
by DPatel304
14 Nov 2019 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 224
Views: 63843

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

maconahey wrote:Forgot to post this the other day
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Awesome! I'm really loving the East Quarter development, I can't wait to see some of the restaurants in the area start to open up.
by DPatel304
14 Nov 2019 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 19
Views: 2821

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

I'm wondering what is going on too. My non-expert opinion is that we have been under-served in the hotel market for quite sometime, and perhaps people were still a bit hesitant on investing in our urban core. I really do feel like Uber has brought some confidence back into the market, which is why w...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2019 23:05
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 133
Views: 27366

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

I don't see them as being all that different. Austin's urban core is quite a bit smaller, which means it filled up quicker, but now they will likely run out of space to continue to build. Dallas's urban core is quite large (when you factor in the surrounding urban neighborhoods), so it's taking a wh...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2019 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Thanks for sharing! I'm curious to see what this will look like, and they also mention that 'phase one' will be 381 rental units, so I wonder what phase two will entail. I'm very happy to see yet another tower going up in the Design District and glad to see this one fronting the Trinity Strand Trail...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2019 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 149
Views: 45706

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

Agree with everyone here, this is a step backwards. I'm happy to see another tower go up along McKinney Ave, but we really should be working towards making the street extremely pedestrian/bike friendly. With that in mind, I'm really just hoping self driving cars get here sooner rather than later, be...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2019 10:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 47
Views: 10748

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

So is the building that currently sits here being razed? I'm happy to have more dense development here, but this is actually a pretty lovely looking building.
by DPatel304
12 Nov 2019 13:01
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 12
Views: 2036

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Google Earth has updated imagery for the dallas area again. The new imagery is from 9/7/19 according to the timestamps on the imagery. Interesting thing I've seen while browsing around for the last 20 minutes [at work :lol: ] - the # of new low rise multifamily units in the urban area seems to have...
by DPatel304
12 Nov 2019 11:44
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 133
Views: 27366

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

I'm curious. What measurement is used to define Austin's downtown as being bigger than Dallas? Certainly it's not by skyscrapers as measured 500 feet or higher or a cursory glance at each skyline. Moreover, office square footage is fairly large in downtown Dallas...at least > 15 million square feet...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2019 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 394
Views: 131681

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The entire stretch of McKinney could use a lot more high rise living thus density. Should improve once Central Market development goes. If it goes...... Indeed. Uptown is definitely right on trick to become more dense, but, for now, we are still in a transitionary period, which might be tough for s...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2019 13:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 47
Views: 10748

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

Yes! Super excited for this as it is just down the street from me. Finally some action in the Turtle Creek area.
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2019 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 394
Views: 131681

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I was out walking about this weekend in the Uptown area on both Saturday and Sunday and noticed that the Katy Trail (and Katy Trail icehouse) were teeming with traffic. McKinney Ave had an okay amount of foot traffic, and West Village was also decently busy, but it seems like these parts of town use...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2019 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 221
Views: 86766

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Yeah Hall is a boomer and maybe older than that. Nothing against Hall or his development per se but... Hall has nothing up his sleeve. What a total disappointment this development is downtown. So he builds an 18-story tower that would look better out on the LBJ freeway. Wow 18 stories. Better stand...
by DPatel304
09 Nov 2019 23:57
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 30742

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

These plans incorporate up to over 14 acres of surplus land, and the city’s draft plans include two deck parks -- a swath between Griffin and Akard and Canton and Cadiz streets, and three fingers of land between Harwood and St. Paul just north of the Dallas Heritage Village. The city proposed the s...
by DPatel304
09 Nov 2019 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 436
Views: 150877

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Great news! So I know there some concerns that this project would end up being a parking garage only for a while, but I guess we can put those concerns to rest now? I know they still owe us a residential high-rise, but it certainly seems feasible for them to kick that off once the hotel portion is c...
by DPatel304
08 Nov 2019 15:45
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 30742

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

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by DPatel304
08 Nov 2019 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 129
Views: 48901

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I dig it, although I wish it were a bit taller. Regardless, it's quite nice that we are one of the few cities to have a Virgin Hotel, and I love that they picked the Design District of all locations, because this area has a lot of potential, but it needed a project like this to really draw some atte...
by DPatel304
08 Nov 2019 10:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 88810

Re: Silver Line

This article, which focuses primarily on projects affecting Addison Airport, later brings up the start of plans being made by the city to look into further development along and near the upcoming DART Silver Line. Nothing concrete as of yet, but retail, a food hall, and residential were some of the...
by DPatel304
07 Nov 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187185

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I haven't checked out Punch Bowl Social yet, but it looks like a friend is planning a birthday party there next month. However, a coworker who lives in Fort Worth told me the Punch Bowl Social there recently closed after barely three months. Anyone know how the Dallas location is doing? I've heard ...
by DPatel304
05 Nov 2019 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 224
Views: 63843

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Very excited about this one. It seems like East Quarter has been moving full steam ahead, but is going largely unnoticed by the general public. Perhaps a big development like this will really tie it all together and draw some attention to the area.
by DPatel304
03 Nov 2019 14:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 384
Views: 103925

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The three downtown master plans pitched to Amazon should each start picking up customers.... Victory Park, Reunion and Smart all have (at least) midsized office buildings shovel ready for the next relocation announcement. That's what I was thinking as well, and, now that we could potentially have a...
by DPatel304
03 Nov 2019 12:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 384
Views: 103925

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Dallas County official: Thanks to Uber, we’re among handful of cities vying for a couple of companies Dallas-Fort Worth appears to be in the running for two companies that would include tech workers, though not of the size of Uber, which is looking to add 3,000 jobs in the coming years, according t...
by DPatel304
03 Nov 2019 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 212
Views: 73522

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Thanks for the update! Do we know when this one might be complete? It looks like it's really coming together, so I would think the actually plaza would be done sometime early next year. Might be a bit longer before the retail is actually completed and filled in.
by DPatel304
31 Oct 2019 14:14
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 30742

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

https://assets.dmagstatic.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Screen-Shot-2019-10-31-at-10.14.19-AM-677x451.png https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/10/txdot-dallas-interstate-30-canyon/ Overall, I'm super pleased with what I'm seeing. There are certainly things I would still improve on top of thi...
by DPatel304
30 Oct 2019 16:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 281
Views: 87168

Re: DFW Economy

Oh yeah, it's certainly a combination of things including cost of living. I just know, in the past, the hesitancy has been the perception that Texas seems to have, but, as more people move here, that perception is slowly disappearing.
by DPatel304
30 Oct 2019 14:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 281
Views: 87168

Re: DFW Economy

https://www.rentcafe.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/4.Top20metros-by-projected-apartment-deliveries_2.png DFW metro surpasses Seattle and New York metros in the race for more apartment deliveries This year, Dallas-Fort Worth metro leads with a total of 22,196 new units expected to be built, wh...
by DPatel304
30 Oct 2019 09:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 30742

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

Whoa! That's great news! I had planned to attend the presentation last night, but I wasn't feeling too well and decided to skip. I'm very surprised that they seem to have a good plan in place for I-30, I was pretty much expecting the worst.
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2019 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 204623

Re: Victory Park 3.0

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?!? :) I know it's crazy ambitious, but I would hope that would be the next evolution...
by DPatel304
25 Oct 2019 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 5233

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

^Thanks for the insight. In your opinion, what is it that Deep Ellum lacks at this point? Based on your post, I really just think the only thing we need is more residential in and adjacent to Deep Ellum so it can become more of a self-sustaining neighborhood, rather than relying on commuter traffic ...
by DPatel304
24 Oct 2019 21:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 384
Views: 103925

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Without knowing much about the company culture itself, they really just strike me as a company that will move to the suburbs. It also seems like companies definitely prefer to be in one campurs, rather than spread out (if possible), so I can't see them splitting up their operations between the subur...
by DPatel304
23 Oct 2019 11:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 30742

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

This needs to be designed with the full intent of capping nearly the entire thing. If it eventually gets capped, I don't really care how wide it is underneath. It is such a flippin mess through there right now. I agree and I really hope this will be the case, but I'm very doubtful right now. If I h...
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 18:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54556

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I still think this place will a successful run simply because it is not like the rest of the neighborhood. Deep Ellum has been made great again (haha), and the tight collection of party bars is a big part of the appeal, but not all those types of bars should be designated for Deep Ellum. That's an ...
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 17:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 5816

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

Thanks for the reminder! I can see the tower going up from my balcony, but I couldn't quite figure out what project the crane was supposed to be for. I'll have a pretty good view of this one going up (it's a shame it's only a little one).
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 190
Views: 54556

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 wer...
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 14:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 198
Views: 50817

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Great news, and there are still three more parks yet to come!
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 11:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 198
Views: 50817

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Saw that too! How many people in the Dallas area do you think saw that and said "Where is THAT?!" I didn't get a chance to watch the game, but that is super excited that the park is already getting that type of exposure! I still have not made it out to the park yet, but I'm hearing good t...
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 80010

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

While I don't know the numbers, there are a couple of anecdotes that should tell a story. 1) Continued building of townhomes / apartments in the immediate vicinity 2) This Sunday I visited the market, and there was a material increase of both vendors (craftspeople, cooks, etc.) and visitors since l...
by DPatel304
18 Oct 2019 18:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 80010

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

We've been through this. While there were some people abusing the former system, there was still far more Texas produce for sale than there is now, which is almost zilch. Other cities, much smaller than Dallas, successfully operate actual farmers markets. Privatization may sound fun but it was not ...
by DPatel304
18 Oct 2019 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 80010

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Aside from Mudhen closing down, do we have any reason to think the Farmer's Market isn't doing well financially? I agree with cowboyeagle05 though, it's not the city's problem any more, which is great.
by DPatel304
17 Oct 2019 09:24
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 133
Views: 27366

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I specifically said Downtown. I am comparing Downtowns


I know you were, but what is the purpose of only comparing Downtowns? Seems a bit arbitrary to me.
by DPatel304
16 Oct 2019 22:28
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 133
Views: 27366

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

If you ignore the towers going up Uptown, Knox, Victory Park, the Design District, and Deep Ellum, then I suppose you could say Dallas is being surpassed by Austin.

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