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by JDumont146
02 Mar 2021 22:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 649
Views: 310017

Re: Oak Lawn

Whatever they do they better not displace Sprezza! One of the best in the city
by JDumont146
24 Jan 2021 20:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 649
Views: 310017

Re: Oak Lawn

They should use the retail space for a Trader Joe’s or city Target concept. YEEEES! My wife and I have been saying for years that a TJ's or even Foxtrot would be perfect for the old Mudsmith/Pints and Quarts space. It's really too big of a spot for just a food-service concept. And the neighborhood ...
by JDumont146
24 Jan 2021 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 649
Views: 310017

Re: Oak Lawn

As someone who lives in the neighborhood and walks by the centrum daily, I can tell you that the activity on Wellborn is not actually the issue. That stretch is actually very active. Pints and Quarts and Mudsmith had serious management issues. I had several bad experiences at both before I decided t...
by JDumont146
23 Dec 2020 12:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 26262

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

Yup. We moved into that neighborhood between Old Parkland and Cedar Springs about 4 years ago and the transformation over here has been insane. Better townhomes/apartments/towers/retail popping up everywhere. Also tons of street improvements. It all seemed to start when Old Parkland started it's exp...
by JDumont146
18 Dec 2020 08:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Novel Turtle Creek
Replies: 34
Views: 9451

Re: Novel Turtle Creek

I think the Oak Lawn/Turtle Creek area is one of the most underrated areas for residential architecture. My family and I walk around this area every morning and we love looking at the towers along Turtle Creek, especially near Arlington Hall Park. This one, the Oden Hughes development, and the Toll ...
by JDumont146
07 Dec 2020 08:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 351
Views: 200610

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

Well Here's the answer to that: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/12/07/developer-grow-plans-for-downtown-dallas-apartment-project/ Now Centurion American is seeking approval from the Dallas Landmark Commission to increase the size of the apartment building that would be construct...
by JDumont146
02 Nov 2020 08:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 361
Views: 183023

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 b...
by JDumont146
02 Nov 2020 07:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 204666

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Yes I saw that they were open yesterday! Discovery District is really changing downtown overnight. When looking East down Jackson St, It's really easy to see how 200 Pearl/Harwood Park is going to connect East Quarter, Farmer' Market, Deep Ellum, and the heart of downtown.
by JDumont146
15 Jul 2020 17:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 204666

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Went to Jaxon with the fam on a Friday and it was hoppin! Live music and all. Really excited about this area
by JDumont146
04 May 2020 07:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 55
Views: 23387

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

I live two blocks from Crow's Parkland campus. It's not all high-rise, but there's an insane amount of development gong on over here - has been since we moved in. Tons of new townhouses, apartment buildings. Total wine and Starbucks are finished. 2929 Oak Lawn, the Warwick Expansion, and the Toll Br...
by JDumont146
02 May 2020 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 55
Views: 23387

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

In case this hasn't been updated already, Office Depot has been demolished and digging for the underground parking has been going on for a few days now. Can't wait to see this one!
by JDumont146
19 Dec 2019 19:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 649
Views: 310017

Re: Oak Lawn

Completely agree with everyone about Pints and Quarts. Bad service, bad prices, not a great product. Mille Lire and Union do very well over there so I don't think it's the location or lack of traffic. I walk with my wife and son down to Union all the time.
by JDumont146
23 Sep 2019 20:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 649
Views: 310017

Re: Oak Lawn

The Starbucks on Oak Lawn and Congress opened up a week or so ago, and it actually does have a small indoor area. It's still a step back in pedestrian friendliness, but I guess it could have been worse? I live at Congress and Throckmorton (just a block over from this), and I have to say, even thoug...
by JDumont146
26 Jun 2019 20:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 649
Views: 310017

Re: Oak Lawn

Yeah they've already re-filled the holes and seem to have unearthed some piping. I'm sure it was just utilities. Bummer!
by JDumont146
24 Jun 2019 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 649
Views: 310017

Re: Oak Lawn

Has anyone seen any information on the Total Wine development at Congress and Oak Lawn? They've begun digging at the site, and they are digging far enough down that it almost looks like an underground parking garage is being built. But last I heard there were no plans for that.
by JDumont146
12 May 2019 07:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 55
Views: 23387

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Hopefully, this will make it more likely for a push for some real walkability improvements to Oak Lawn. Right now its highway speedway access road. I've been hit by a car crossing in a crosswalk at Congress and Oak Lawn before. Yes!! My wife and son and I walk across that intersection almost daily ...
by JDumont146
12 May 2019 07:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 55
Views: 23387

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Was a Trader Joes planned for this shopping center once, like a hundred years ago or something? Aw man really?? My wife and I live in the neighborhood behind this shopping center...and that would have been ideal. Much better than a Total Wine (as if there isn't enough liquor/wine shops on Oak Lawn ...
by JDumont146
09 May 2019 20:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 55
Views: 23387

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Supposed to break ground First Quarter 2020!

https://candysdirt.com/2019/05/08/oak-l ... -neighbor/
by JDumont146
13 Feb 2019 21:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: Toll Brothers (Congress & Welborn)
Replies: 12
Views: 9000

Re: Oak Lawn: Toll Brothers (Congress & Welborn)

I live in the neighborhood. It's been fenced off for a while now...no signs of construction yet.
by JDumont146
27 Dec 2018 22:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 649
Views: 310017

Re: Oak Lawn

The old strip next to the post office was cleared. I wonder when the office supply store next to the Melrose will close for the new apt development going there. I have been wondering the same thing. I live in the neighborhood just west of that stretch of Oak Lawn...I would love to see it liven up. ...

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