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by Hannibal Lecter
02 Jul 2020 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 70
Views: 26225

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

CTroyMathis wrote:I think it was just POA Hotel for quite some time originally.


IIRC It was originally under the Trust-House Forte banner, a European brand.
by Hannibal Lecter
02 Jul 2020 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 70
Views: 26225

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

^ Some people have short memories....

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by Hannibal Lecter
28 Jun 2020 14:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 328
Views: 158899

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

The developer still seems to be actively developing other projects, at least as recently as early this year. So I guess they just "ran out of money" that they are willing to commit to this downtown Dallas project. Or was this just a bait and switch all along?? The vast majority of develop...
by Hannibal Lecter
26 Jun 2020 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 567
Views: 248357

Re: Northpark Center

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/26/tech/mic ... index.html

Microsoft is closing all of its stores

Microsoft is getting out of the brick-and-mortar retail business.

The company announced Friday it will close down all of its 83 physical stores and switch to online only.
by Hannibal Lecter
24 Jun 2020 21:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7952

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

^ Henry Moore's "The Dallas Piece"?
by Hannibal Lecter
24 Jun 2020 16:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 92
Views: 39351

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

What to expect: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/atlanta-streetcar-ridership-plummets-and-many-don-pay/5zo9Wiujugtp7WqLgHbARI/ Ridership on the Atlanta Streetcar plummeted 58 percent last year as the city began charging to ride. What’s more, as many as half of those who took a spin on the downtown rai...
by Hannibal Lecter
22 Jun 2020 16:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 169954

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

You have to admit the new location makes a lot more sense for them, in terms of proximity to their target demographic.
by Hannibal Lecter
19 Jun 2020 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 107
Views: 29227

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

^ Many times.It was a fun place.

Pepe and Mito's is a more than adequate replacement. Great margaritas and the best guacamole in town.
by Hannibal Lecter
18 Jun 2020 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 107
Views: 29227

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

tamtagon wrote:WAIT --- is this going where Sol's Taco Lounge used to be?


Sol's was where the original side of The Free Man is now.
by Hannibal Lecter
17 Jun 2020 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 107
Views: 29227

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Losing our view of Pegasus today.

For one of the ugliest buildings ever conceived.

:cry:
by Hannibal Lecter
16 Jun 2020 13:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 142691

Re: DART D2 Subway

CTroyMathis wrote:Sell it to those of us who ride everyday and just want to get to a and b without delay, posthaste even.


You left out "...or paying more than a tiny percent of the cost, either".

:D
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Jun 2020 18:18
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 254
Views: 107506

Re: DFW Airport

I got the number from https://disween.com/dallas-tx-us/DAL#:~:text=Total%20distance%20from%20Dallas%20to,flight%20distance%20as%20a%20line. Your starting point United States, Dallas is located at (32.7825, -96.8207). Your ending point United States, Dallas Love Field (DAL) is located at (32.84709930...
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Jun 2020 12:05
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 254
Views: 107506

Re: DFW Airport

flyswatter wrote:ATL is a much better run airport and airspace than here as well.


You've apparently never been through TSA at ATL. :-)

As for the airspace, ATL has a nice little monopoly. They don't have another major airport less than 5 miles away to complicate things.
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Jun 2020 12:01
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 254
Views: 107506

Re: DFW Airport

Doesn't CNN have a bureau in Dallas? If they still do (because I've heard they had one in Dallas before), it would be silly of them to put Dallas down like that if they go to the trouble of having a bureau here. I guess they can present news and data how they want, but you'd think if they really di...
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Jun 2020 17:27
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 254
Views: 107506

Re: DFW Airport

You won't see this one on CNN... DFW becomes the world’s busiest airport during COVID-19 downturn DFW International Airport was the world’s busiest airport in May, leaping ahead of other major travel hubs that have downsized during the COVID-19 pandemic. DFW, still running a fraction of the flights ...
by Hannibal Lecter
28 May 2020 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 3341

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

A play for more $$$ when DART needs to buy the property? "Hey, we were going to build a 60 story building on it!"

Interesting, the DCAD map shows at least three separate owners for the block, including the city. Probably out of date, knowing DCAD.
by Hannibal Lecter
21 May 2020 14:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 147
Views: 50024

Re: New Census Population Estimates

In looking at March 26, 2020 census.gov data, RELEASE NUMBER CB20-53, it shows Dallas County grew by 6,166 year-over-year July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019: Population increased slightly, but only due to births over deaths. More live folks voting with their feet moved out than moved in. Fiscal 2019 birt...
by Hannibal Lecter
15 May 2020 18:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 50
Views: 22696

Re: DFW in the Media

^ Jack Kilby of TI won the Nobel Prize for it. Good enough for me. :-)
by Hannibal Lecter
08 May 2020 17:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 51
Views: 20602

Re: DART: Bus system

^ Keep in mind that DART itself has no desire to build D2.

The push for the subterranean albatross is coming from the Dallas City Council, which has never met a boondoggle it didn't love -- as long as another taxing authority was on the hook for it.
by Hannibal Lecter
23 Apr 2020 12:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 391
Views: 188802

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

I think, however, a History Museum and Library would be better housed through an expansion at the City Library. That side of town needs a significant venue - new bright and shiny!! - to increase the flow of philanthropic billions into the city's array of cultural destinations. The city has written ...
by Hannibal Lecter
23 Apr 2020 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 391
Views: 188802

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

^ The Dallas Bar Association has owned it for over 40 years.
by Hannibal Lecter
21 Apr 2020 12:07
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 254
Views: 107506

Re: DFW Airport

^ Fantastic info. Thanks for the links!
by Hannibal Lecter
11 Apr 2020 02:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 204447

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

It's been lit up for months.
by Hannibal Lecter
10 Apr 2020 15:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 54960

Re: Downtown Progress

^ After what's happened in NYC I think you'll find even fewer people will be less interested in the density thing.
by Hannibal Lecter
02 Apr 2020 13:39
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 64
Views: 34276

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

texasstar wrote:So, is picture number 1 circa 1986?


In the picture Trammell Crow Center (then LTV Center) is still under construction. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trammell_Crow_Center it was completed in 1985. So figure 84-85.
by Hannibal Lecter
01 Apr 2020 20:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 147
Views: 50024

Re: New Census Population Estimates

My understanding is that for years the only thing that prevented a population decrease was Parkland Hospital. The annual county population increase was usually less than the number of babies born at Parkland. Thirty years of subsidizing the bottom and the top of the economic ladder while making life...
by Hannibal Lecter
01 Apr 2020 10:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 169954

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The article was updated after it was initially posted. Went from work stopping on the new to tower to "postponing improvements to a single floor".
by Hannibal Lecter
31 Mar 2020 16:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 142691

Re: DART D2 Subway

Similarly, if the anti-transit crowd had their way and got a penny in sales tax back by dissolving DART, they'd suddenly have to contend with even more traffic. DART ridership may seem low, but there are like 200 people on each rush-hour Red Line train from Parker Road - that's 200 more cars on 75 ...
by Hannibal Lecter
30 Mar 2020 17:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 142691

Re: DART D2 Subway

How much profit does the freeway system directly generate again? Just under a billion dollars a year. That's the amount diverted by the state from fuel tax revenues for other purposes. Most of it, 25% of total fuel tax collections, goes to school funding. More information at http://bettertexasblog....
by Hannibal Lecter
26 Mar 2020 19:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 386
Views: 147829

Re: DFW Economy

Note that this closure had nothing to do with this particular location (which was usually packed). The entire chain went belly up.
by Hannibal Lecter
10 Mar 2020 23:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Carrollton Area Development
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

Re: Carrollton Area Development

Damn that's ugly.
by Hannibal Lecter
10 Mar 2020 18:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 202
Views: 102069

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Tnexster wrote:Is that how long ago they opened 1505 up for residential use? I remember that conversion but didn't realize that was 20 years ago.


I bought my current place in early 2002, and looked at 1505 before then.
by Hannibal Lecter
09 Mar 2020 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 202
Views: 102069

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

^ 20 years ago I looked at units in 1505 Elm. Today the penthouse is still shell space. https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1505 ... 4585_zpid/
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Mar 2020 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 283
Views: 100788

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/office/cre-snapshot-dallas-cbd-office-market-96023 “While Downtown Dallas is seeing a major transformation in hotels and residential, the fact remains that Downtown Dallas has one of the highest office vacancy rates in the nation,” CBRE Advisory and Transa...
by Hannibal Lecter
01 Mar 2020 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 229889

Re: Oak Lawn

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Four lanes back up more traffic during rush hour than three lanes with a center turn lane would.
Get stuck behind a DART bus on Matilda from Ross Avenue to Mockingbird and see if you still think that.
by Hannibal Lecter
27 Feb 2020 16:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 386
Views: 147829

Re: DFW Economy

^ TL;DR version: Guy who builds high rise residential buildings likes high rise residential buildings.
by Hannibal Lecter
26 Feb 2020 15:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 178721

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Southwest and American AA sent out memos to all employees to go online and vote against. I very much doubt this. Both airlines' current public position is that it they have no position. Quite frankly, Dallas-Houston is a small market for Southwest these days. The vast majority of AA's passengers be...
by Hannibal Lecter
25 Feb 2020 15:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 178721

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I suspect some ballot box stuffing. When I checked it several days ago it was 90/10 on the for side. Unless you have land that it passes directly through, what's the argument against it? If the project fails someone (i.e. the state) is going to be on the hook for a bunch of clean-up. You can't just ...
by Hannibal Lecter
24 Feb 2020 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 142
Views: 50240

Re: Lower Greenville Development

"We have to destroy Lower Greenville in order to save it"
by Hannibal Lecter
20 Feb 2020 22:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 745
Views: 299744

Re: Victory Park 3.0

THRILLHO wrote:Let's airlift the original Rangers stadium and plop it down right there.


Hard to do, since they tore it down in 1994.... :-)
by Hannibal Lecter
19 Feb 2020 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 34
Views: 12648

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

For those who think "SoGood" is a silly name, Westdale now has a banner at the corner of Good-Latimer and Elm for "Good E".
by Hannibal Lecter
18 Feb 2020 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 94
Views: 46027

Re: West Dallas Developments

Staff cannot support increased residential density in the area without proper infrastructure for pedestrians—considered paramount for residential welfare and pedestrian safety.


Until they write us a big enough check.
by Hannibal Lecter
11 Feb 2020 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 41
Views: 11257

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

It's time to resurrect this thread. New apartment and grocery project in the works on eastern edge of downtown Dallas An Atlanta developer is working on plans for a new mixed-use project on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas that will include apartments and a supermarket. Southeastern Development h...
by Hannibal Lecter
11 Feb 2020 00:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DISD
Replies: 3
Views: 2216

Re: DISD

Things have changed. I was one of those magnet thieves -- and they were very happy to have me. During high school I moved outside of the district. It wasn't exactly a secret. Hell, one of my teachers lived a block from me. But I was an endangered species -- the only white male in my graduating class...
by Hannibal Lecter
06 Feb 2020 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mill Creek Residential (14ST)
Replies: 11
Views: 3316

Re: Mill Creek Residential (14ST)

^ They bought everything north of Mockingbird years ago.
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Feb 2020 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 284
Views: 122532

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

There is also opportunity to convert an alley (such as 'Clover St') into a bikeway of sorts. But that seems like more work. IDK I've thought about that for Clover, but unfortunately it just doesn't work. Clover is five blocks long, dead-ending into minor streets at either end. Basically it goes fro...
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Feb 2020 15:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 284
Views: 122532

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I drove through area on last Sunday before the Super Bowl and there were lots of people out but going up Commerce and down Elm and back up Main were easy and not a big deal. I don't see traffic as a problem but more of a solution to slow down vehicles and make the urban area more pedestrian oriente...
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Feb 2020 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 284
Views: 122532

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I tend to agree about the parking... But, the width of Commerce itself is excessive; Almost to the point that it's difficult to parallel park at times when vehicles come flying down that street. Uncle Ubers is one of my main reasons for visiting DE, but that street is a dangerous mess. It would see...

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