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by DPatel304
24 Nov 2020 10:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 366
Views: 171083

Re: Legacy West

Interesting news: JC Penney Has Quietly Moved Out of its (former) Plano Headquarters https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2020/11/21/jc-penney-has-moved-out-of-its-plano-headquarters/ I saw this too! This is some prime real estate they are currently sitting on, I wonder if it could be put to ...
by DPatel304
22 Nov 2020 11:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 394
Views: 175268

Re: DART D2 Subway

tamtagon wrote:The tunnels ought to have access to the subway station, that does not bypass the fare gates.


100% agreed
by DPatel304
22 Nov 2020 11:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 347
Views: 146290

Re: Trinity River Park

https://i.imgur.com/nwcyKEW.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pDH9Re8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RDDbbm9.jpg I also took some other pictures from the Trammel Crow Park while I was there. It's crazy to me that this park isn't really that well known given how wonderful the views are from here!
by DPatel304
22 Nov 2020 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 126
Views: 42740

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Image

This is looking very nice! I'm looking forward to this one being completed, The Epic, and Good E, I think this area will be bustling when all of these projects are completed.
by DPatel304
20 Nov 2020 15:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 347
Views: 146290

Re: Trinity River Park

https://i.imgur.com/QL3CHQ3.jpg (I was standing about here when I took the picture: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7904213,-96.8353719,56m/data=!3m1!1e3) I took a quick trip to the park to see it for myself, and the trail is looking great! Since the sign was there, I didn't want to actually walk o...
by DPatel304
20 Nov 2020 10:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 44
Views: 13721

Re: DTD: West End Square

By year-end 2022, we intend to bring four parks to Downtown Dallas to ensure all residents have access to beautiful outdoor spaces. https://www.facebook.com/ParksForDowntownDallas/posts/2784571815092624 Also, it looks like the goal is to have all four parks completed by the end of 2022. I'm honestl...
by DPatel304
20 Nov 2020 10:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 347
Views: 146290

Re: Trinity River Park

I noticed what seems to be a major trail expansion on the Trinity river bed on the East Side of the river. The new trail is fully paved and stretches from the Hampton Ave bridge to the Sylvan Ave bridge. Currently it still appears closed but contains what appears to be at least three small weathere...
by DPatel304
20 Nov 2020 10:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 44
Views: 13721

Re: DTD: West End Square

The park is currently under construction in the heart of the district, with a proposed opening in January of 2021.

https://www.facebook.com/dallaswestend/ ... 9236209670

We're getting close to the opening date of this park!
by DPatel304
19 Nov 2020 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 22225

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

This project has totally gone off radar & has been overshadowed by the most recent announcements in Victory Park & Uptown. Should be interesting if this one ever gets going. Haha, you're absolutely right. I had completely forgotten about this, but that's a good sign that we have so many goo...
by DPatel304
19 Nov 2020 09:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 501
Views: 214114

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

As the economy starts to really get back on track in 2021, I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot more relocations to Texas and the DFW area.
by DPatel304
17 Nov 2020 22:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: 4001 Cedar Springs Road.
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Oak Lawn: 4001 Cedar Springs Road.

Thanks for sharing! I live very close to this development, so this is something I would have liked to attend, but I won't be able to tomorrow.

It looks like there is no virtual option here?
by DPatel304
16 Nov 2020 16:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 394
Views: 175268

Re: DART D2 Subway

I'm also mixed on this. Personally, I think with the way Dallas is designed, we should be going 'all in' with our bus system and focus on how we can get people around urban Dallas quickly/efficiently using buses. But I suppose I do realize that no matter how good we improve the bus system, if people...
by DPatel304
16 Nov 2020 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 615
Views: 299378

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

The hotel’s restaurants are Nine, a breakfast and lunch spot on the ninth floor, and Catbird, a sexy restaurant and lounge on the 10th floor. Nine is expected to open Nov. 16, with Catbird to follow on Nov. 27. https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2020/11/12/look-inside-2-restaurants-nin...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2020 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 615
Views: 299378

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/124986738_3152073981565542_3552214937378969411_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=2&_nc_sid=b9115d&_nc_ohc=MTC4-7X-DaMAX8KQNK6&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=289c73573a3dda29a70280743777f1ec&oe=5FD2E656 https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1...
by DPatel304
12 Nov 2020 17:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 44
Views: 13721

Re: DTD: West End Square

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/124267466_3751184481567479_6645706015410923560_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=ExQ5jaDHEaUAX_jbv-8&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=d2850bec982fb76147e03f7c9cc4629e&oe=5FD3EF84 https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 282964

Re: Oak Lawn

Sorry for double posting this development, I ended up finding some additional renderings and I felt like it warranted its own thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=925
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: 4001 Cedar Springs Road.
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Oak Lawn: 4001 Cedar Springs Road.

https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Header.jpg https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/1.jpg https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2.jpg https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/3.jpg https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Untitled-4.jpg ...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 282964

Re: Oak Lawn

I think the biggest piece of news here is that Caven Enterprises actually sold some of their land. My understanding is that they have been a big part of why this area hasn't seen much developmeng lately and they have been very anti-development. The impending wave of development washing over Oak Lawn...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 282964

Re: Oak Lawn

Seeing as how they are right off the heart of the strip, I really hope they do a good job of mixing in with the existing tenants. “We plan to have a 70-foot waterfall coming down the side of the building.” I wonder if it would be possible to add some lighting to make this rainbow colored, that would...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 282964

Re: Oak Lawn

https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/u2BfCqM2x2NGE2vH1CV1Eg33dxY=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale()/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/dmn/FRP7KOADHJBSLFRWKVRUMA77U4.jpg https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/6lwVKsICj_6bgy0Mgu2icYFe1t0=/1660x0...
by DPatel304
10 Nov 2020 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 352567

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep ellum really starting to get its momentum back i feel like with the new tom thumb, places like whiskey hachet, thunderbird, cheba hut, gus chicken, basic taco, elm & good, and expanded serious pizza all reopening this month... plus patagonia, warstic and harpers in the pittman building are...
by DPatel304
10 Nov 2020 09:30
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 44
Views: 13721

Re: DTD: West End Square

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/123652744_2064727880328703_7429333577257793459_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=2&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=Z8u_qteYd6QAX_antey&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=35f2329726ce3693601d233573674316&oe=5FCEEC20 Posted on Nov 7th in the Downtown Dallas ...
by DPatel304
09 Nov 2020 09:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 70777

Re: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District

tamtagon wrote:You could just as easily day uptown is simply the most recent expansion of downtown. That's the way I see it.


Agreed. Isn't that the case in other cities where their 'Uptowns' and 'Deep Ellums' and 'Victory Parks' are all just considered a part of (or an exapansion) of Downtown?
by DPatel304
06 Nov 2020 10:32
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 166
Views: 74559

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

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Nah, we definitely not on same team lol Ppl hate Dallas, facts!


I'm aware of the inferiority complex :lol: (Not that I view Dallas as superior, but it does feel like other people do seem to have some sort of complex with Dallas).
by DPatel304
06 Nov 2020 08:57
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 166
Views: 74559

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

That's great news for them!

I still don't agree about Austin 'out shinning Houston/Dallas' though..haha, but we're all on the same team, and Texas, as a whole, is doing tremendously well!
by DPatel304
05 Nov 2020 09:24
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System
Replies: 11
Views: 5488

Re: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System

saxman wrote:It looks like the measure passed to expand Austin's Metro system. I'll definitely be a user of the train to the airport.


Wonderful! This will be great for whenever we finally get HSR to Austin (I know I'm getting WAY ahead of myself :lol: )
by DPatel304
04 Nov 2020 08:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 98
Views: 39271

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

I'm telling you, when the masks come off, this town is going to explode with growth like we've never seen before. I'm inclined to agree with you - perhaps out of sheer optimism - but what in particular makes you say this? I also agree with texasstar and because: * The reasons that were bringing peo...
by DPatel304
02 Nov 2020 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 333
Views: 166263

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I'm glad to hear that my experience isn't the norm. Perhaps I just happened to be walking during a random 'off' time (I was out walking at around 3ish on Sunday)? I know it's reasonable to expect some decrease in activity, but it just seemed a lot more dead than I expected. Perhaps I'll do another w...
by DPatel304
01 Nov 2020 20:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 333
Views: 166263

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I did my usual walk through Downtown today for the first time in months and, despite the weather being pretty perfect, much of Downtown felt pretty dead to me. Victory Park was a ghost town, as was the West End, and Main Street also felt pretty dead as well. Fortunately the Discovery District was bu...
by DPatel304
01 Nov 2020 20:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 186993

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I stopped by this afternoon for a couple drinks. I'd say it was decently busy, considering they are still in their 'soft opening' phase. The service was great, the interior looked fantastic, but I felt like their patio needed a bit of work. I think I may have overheard one of the employees saying it...
by DPatel304
01 Nov 2020 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 186993

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Pegasus City Brewery - Downtown!
We are now open at our second location at 1508 Commerce Street, in the historic Dallas Power & Light Building!

https://www.facebook.com/PegasusCityBre ... 5320831937

It's open!!
by DPatel304
30 Oct 2020 19:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard

R1070 wrote:The taller option would have been nice, but I’m glad we are still getting a remodel of this building and maybe that will allow another lot to be developed.


Definitely agreed. The current building is fine as is, and will be even better once it is re-developed.
by DPatel304
29 Oct 2020 21:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 352567

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Never heard of her, but I have heard of Laguna beach. Looks like she has 4.1 million followers on Instagram, and about 40 of my friends are following her too.

Happy to see Deep Ellum getting some good publicity yet again!
by DPatel304
29 Oct 2020 21:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard

Great news, I like it! I actually remember seeing this building for sale for a while on loopnet.
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 16:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 422
Views: 189675

Re: DFW Economy

Thanks! I should have mentioned that I don't have access to the full article, so it was likely that my question was answered in the body of the article itself.

That particular part of Uptown seems to be very hot these days, so I could totally see this happening!
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 16:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 59605

Re: West Dallas Developments

^^^ I agree, this area is to new in its development track for anyone to expect any superior project to pop up just yet. True the future for this area looks bright but its still in its early stages and we should expect to see more of these basic stick apartments which flooded all other successful ne...
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 14:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 422
Views: 189675

Re: DFW Economy

Great news! The title says 'Dallas', but the text says 'North Texas' so I wonder exactly where they will end up.
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 222
Views: 122217

Re: West End 1.0

Thanks for the pictures! This one is moving extremely quickly, it's looking great!
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 08:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 70777

Re: Dallas Smart District

The potential of the location is finally paying off. ATT's destination is an easy walk, too. The convention center is finally getting the adjacent destinations it needs, becoming more competitive. And the HSR station, also walking distance.... watch this side of town surge for a generation. Yep. Th...
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 08:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 296
Views: 151437

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Start Date:
11/2/2020
Completion Date:
6/15/2021


Thanks for sharing! I was also wondering when we'd start seeing some new restaurants in this area, and it looks like this one will be opening mid next year. Sounds like great timing to me!
by DPatel304
27 Oct 2020 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 70777

Re: Dallas Smart District

In general, I agree that a lot of these new developments lack originality. With that said, I'm okay with this particular building simply because of the location. All other surrounding buildings are quite a bit older, so this creates a nice contrast in the area, and I certianly wouldn't mind a few mo...
by DPatel304
26 Oct 2020 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 186993

Re: AT&T Discovery District

This is wonderful to hear, and this area will only get even more livelier as more things open!

I'm definitely going to check this area out as soon the brewery opens!
by DPatel304
20 Oct 2020 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 92
Views: 38619

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I've never been, but I've heard good things. Very excited for this one to open up here, it's always good to have more options!
by DPatel304
16 Oct 2020 12:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 141
Views: 66479

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I wasn't aware of that, but that's good to know! As long as they don't go with that fake plastic stuff, I'm definitely on board with this!
by DPatel304
16 Oct 2020 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 352567

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Cru Hemp Lounge, which was founded in Atlanta a decade ago by businessman and reality-show hanger-on Dennis McKinley, plans to open a location in Deep Ellum in December 2021. https://dallas.eater.com/2020/10/15/21517737/dennis-mckinley-opening-cru-hemp-lounge-dallas-real-housewives-of-atlanta-porsh...
by DPatel304
15 Oct 2020 13:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 141
Views: 66479

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

This project is such a big win! We're expanding the hugely popular Klyde Warren, reducing the 'wall' created by Woodall, and creating a revenue generator for the city. I'm sure this will also encourage even more development in the surrounding area as well. I'm also wondering how this ice rink will w...
by DPatel304
08 Oct 2020 09:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 501
Views: 214114

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Everything's electronic now. The old trading floors remain only for show and nostalgia. The biggest strike against DFW in this is that we're about 1370 miles from NYC. That's around 7 milliseconds as the photon flies. 14 milliseconds round trip. That's HUGE when you're talking about high velocity t...
by DPatel304
08 Oct 2020 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 12140

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Yeah, I saw an article saying they re-opened. I'm actually quite surprised, because I thought they were struggling even prior to COVID.
by DPatel304
24 Sep 2020 11:43
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 6856

Re: Trinity Strand Trail

It's a shame we can't just deck 35 and DNT here and extend Reverchon park, but that just seems insanely expensive/unrealistic.
by DPatel304
21 Sep 2020 18:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 432
Views: 215598

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Great news!! I'm really looking forward to the potential ancillary development that could occur in the immediate area.

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