Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum

Search found 447 matches

by Hannibal Lecter
19 Nov 2019 20:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 307
Views: 90523

Re: DART D2 Subway

The city needs to put its foot down and say "Hell No" to closing all those streets around the Good Latimer station. It's bad enough that DART already replaced two grade-separated intersections with traffic signals, blocked off multiple streets including Swiss Avenue and Race Street, regula...
by Hannibal Lecter
14 Nov 2019 20:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 224
Views: 63849

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

That LED light band on it is too bright. Screws up the twilight and night shots of downtown from this angle.
by Hannibal Lecter
12 Nov 2019 17:24
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. Nowhere near that recent in Deep Ellum. Images are from before the Case Building opened and before the previous buildings on the Novel Building site were demolished.
by Hannibal Lecter
11 Nov 2019 11:55
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 88812

Re: Silver Line

Prior to the Texas OU fiasco I posted the numbers here. Unfortunately that post was lost in the site crash. But the bottom line was that if you dedicated every piece of rolling stock that DART owned at the time to serving that one event, filled every car to theoretical capacity, and ran them through...
by Hannibal Lecter
08 Nov 2019 23:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 101
Views: 36976

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

They finally got my friend's car out of the garage. Of course he already had to purchase a replacement.
by Hannibal Lecter
08 Nov 2019 22:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Lots of fun. Dynamite location. Hard to go wrong. The DMN critic gave it their first and only zero star review. I would comment about the food, except I never got any. I tried brunch there with my kid. They were out of iced tea for me and they tried substituting something else for my son's Dr Peppe...
by Hannibal Lecter
08 Nov 2019 22:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Is it too soon to propose a plan that would close Elm, Main and Commerce to most vehicular traffic in the evenings and get a French Quarter situation happening? Strategic parking, service vehicle access and improved pedestrian infrastructure could make the party atmosphere something that draws peop...
by Hannibal Lecter
08 Nov 2019 22:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

exelone31 wrote:My question is, have we as a city now become "Bowling Central"?


No, that's Arlington.

https://www.bowlingmuseum.com/Visit/Hou ... Directions

:D
by Hannibal Lecter
08 Nov 2019 22:36
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 88812

Re: Silver Line

This line will surely make attending one of these events far more appealing. Getting into and out of Addison on event nights is dreadful. lol I take you didn't learn from the Texas-OU debacle. Big events are the things that rail transit are the absolute worst at. They just don't scale. Prepare to s...
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Nov 2019 13:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 307
Views: 90523

Re: DART D2 Subway

^ The Lizard Lounge owners have already purchased the It'll Do Club for their backup plan.
by Hannibal Lecter
30 Oct 2019 17:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 281
Views: 87172

Re: DFW Economy

Demand side is only half the equation. Look at the supply side. Developers are getting gun shy in the NY and CA markets because of the expansion of rent control. No one wants to get stuck owning a building where rents can't keep up with inflation. Historically rent control regulation has exempted ne...
by Hannibal Lecter
30 Oct 2019 14:06
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 30743

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

Yes, it's a strange place to find it but here's the plan: https://media.nbcnewyork.com/documents/ ... -PM-01.pdf

Interesting tidbit: The exit sign from eastbound 30 will say "North 345 / South 45"
by Hannibal Lecter
26 Oct 2019 00:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 147028

Re: Oak Lawn

by Hannibal Lecter
25 Oct 2019 20:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 384
Views: 103926

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

^ The city has agreed to let the Salvation Army put a 20 acre homeless shelter on 35E at Regal Row. Redevelopment of the area just got pushed back by a generation.
by Hannibal Lecter
25 Oct 2019 11:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 5235

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 Hannibal Lecter
25 Oct 2019 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 5235

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

I don't want to be a downer (especially considering how happy I am that they actually even built retail for this project), but I am very curious as to how long it's going to take them to lease out the retail space. Their Bishop Arts location has just had empty retail sitting for months now. I think...
by Hannibal Lecter
25 Oct 2019 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 5235

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

How about some neighborhood services—dry cleaners, nails, salons, fitness club, bodega, sub shop, urgent care—DE has nearly none of the above. Dry cleaners: There's not much demand. Not many people in this neighborhood wear suits. Glo had a location on Commerce by Exposition Park, but it closed due...
by Hannibal Lecter
24 Oct 2019 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 5235

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

The development will also have 10,585 square feet of ground-floor retail, which is being leased up by Venture Commercial. No retail leases have yet been announced.


That retail is going to be be hard to lease. Miniscule pedestrian traffic.
by Hannibal Lecter
24 Oct 2019 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Novel Turtle Creek
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Novel Turtle Creek

But who would want to pay Turtle Creek prices to live on Irving Avenue? :-)
by Hannibal Lecter
21 Oct 2019 23:43
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 274
Views: 72071

Re: Trinity River Park

^ It's funny how for years I was berated here for saying it was stupid to waste tens of millions of dollars on a park in a drainage ditch.

Just call me Cassandra.
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Oct 2019 12:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 281
Views: 87172

Re: DFW Economy

Q: What's the one thing Fort Worth has that Dallas doesn't?

A: A major city 30 miles away.
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Oct 2019 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 47
Views: 8657

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Thanks for sharing. I'm also glad to see more condos become available in the area, even if they are 10 years away. Hopefully they will be more reasonably priced than the high-end condos we've seen being built lately. I would think that their parking variance being allowed in part due to the buildin...
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Oct 2019 12:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 16911

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

And regarding Black's, how many people do you think are planning to eat BBQ in Deep Ellum every day? Enough for two very high volume BBQ shops (I doubt it)? There's plenty of demand. Baker's Rib did very well competing against Pecan Lodge for years, and they were in the building next to where Black...
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Oct 2019 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 16911

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Black's BBQ literally tried to destroy local institution Dallas Comedy Club by buying their building and then trying not to honor the existing lease, calling the fire department on them many times and creating fake fire violations to try to force them to give up their lease or go out of business. T...
by Hannibal Lecter
16 Sep 2019 14:28
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 198
Views: 50817

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Unfortunately, probably I. M. Pei's least distinguished work.
by Hannibal Lecter
12 Sep 2019 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

lakewoodhobo wrote:Since the Texas Refrigeration Butcher Supply store closed, I can't think of another retail store in Deep Ellum that's managed to hold on as long as Leather Masters


Rudolph's Meat Market is a youthful 124 years old.
by Hannibal Lecter
10 Sep 2019 22:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 492
Views: 172739

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

lakewoodhobo wrote:..while DART consolidates to a smaller and less visible space inside the building.


A bureaucracy downsizing and becoming less visible?

You aren't from this reality, are you?
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Sep 2019 21:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^ I believe it's in the Deep Vellum bookstore.
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Sep 2019 19:16
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 133
Views: 27367

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

DFW has more tech workers. A lot more. But it's a smaller percentage of a much larger population, so they don't stand out.

Austin, on the other hand, has a lot better PR. :-)
by Hannibal Lecter
28 Aug 2019 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

My girlfriend spoke with a guy who had moved out of one of the penthouse units. He said he had learned not to tell people in Deep Ellum he lived in that building because of the hatred he encountered.
by Hannibal Lecter
23 Aug 2019 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127256

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

After they rebuild Commerce Street. They've already done Elm. Next few years. I'm thinking about selling before the construction starts.
by Hannibal Lecter
23 Aug 2019 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127256

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

D2 puts many more train stations in the CBD/Victory and will increase the entire system ridership potential. Why spend over a billion dollars to increase "potential" in a system that's losing ridership every year? Even DART's own numbers project D2 only adding a few dozen new riders to th...
by Hannibal Lecter
23 Aug 2019 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127256

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Fortunately I think it's going to be pretty well impossible to put a streetcar line down Elm, Main or Commerce. When all three are converted to two-way streets with one lane each way they will be in total gridlock much of the day. Streetcars aren't good at going around band equipment vans, beer deli...
by Hannibal Lecter
22 Aug 2019 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127256

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Now that's an idea we can all get behind!
by Hannibal Lecter
22 Aug 2019 12:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127256

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

lakewoodhobo wrote:LOL you must really hate walking. How sad to get so triggered at the idea of using your own two legs.


In Pokemon Go I've recorded over 4,100 km -- that's 4.1 million steps -- over the past three years.

You were saying?
by Hannibal Lecter
21 Aug 2019 22:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127256

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Can't read the article because it's locked, but found this headline interesting from the San Francisco Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2019/08/20/bay-area-exodus-uber-mckesson-dallas-texas-mck.html Hit CTRL+U to view source and scroll down near the bottom to read it.
by Hannibal Lecter
21 Aug 2019 22:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127256

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

lakewoodhobo wrote:Still if all he can think of is more parking then thanks, but no thanks. What Deep Ellum needs is better pedestrian access to Downtown.


Said no one who lives or works in Deep Ellum.

Ever.
by Hannibal Lecter
18 Aug 2019 17:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 551
Views: 186858

Re: Northpark Center

We hit Dreamscape on Friday afternoon. VERY impressive. The kid can't wait to go again.
by Hannibal Lecter
16 Aug 2019 09:48
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 53
Views: 10552

Re: The Transition of Uptown

What’s next in the development of booming Uptown Dallas

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ing-uptown

Image
by Hannibal Lecter
14 Aug 2019 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Another fight and shooting in Deep Ellum this past weekend. Seems to be some sort of incident down there every weekend now according to the local news. Unfortunately, for most folks, perception is reality, and if it is perceived as a dangerous place, folks will stop going. They better get a handle ...
by Hannibal Lecter
09 Aug 2019 10:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: General roads/transport. issues
Replies: 17
Views: 6259

Re: General roads/transport. issues

'Intersections of Dallas' Highlights Absurd Traffic Patterns"

https://www.nbcdfw.com/traffic/stories/ ... 22691.html

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0yI9Gqhqyk/

I knew what six of them would be without even looking.
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Aug 2019 00:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 307
Views: 90523

Re: DART D2 Subway

Spent five minutes sitting at the light at Gaston and Good-Latimer today because the asshole train driver hit the button to give him the green through the intersection, then just sat there at the station. They do that all the time at the Baylor station blocking Hall or Malcolm X (and the fire engine...
by Hannibal Lecter
01 Aug 2019 17:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I don't know if you guys are wearing rose-colored glasses, or just don't know the history of this area and the city. The city's solution has always been the same when Deep Ellum starts making the news: drive off the folks making the complaints. I remember back circa 2003 when the police announced th...
by Hannibal Lecter
01 Aug 2019 16:47
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 307
Views: 90523

Re: DART D2 Subway

I wonder how many millions of $ it will cost to move it that 100 yards.
by Hannibal Lecter
31 Jul 2019 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 338
Views: 119924

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

LongonBigD wrote:I think we knew this news was coming, but it’s still kinda sad to see the original OTB shuttered.


It's not actually the original. The original was a couple blocks west.
by Hannibal Lecter
30 Jul 2019 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

One of the best deterrents of crime is getting more places for the common folk to gather and make their presence known in their community. "Common folk" won't gather where they're harassed for money every 20 feet. Common folk won't sit and relax in a seat soaked in urine because the last ...
by Hannibal Lecter
29 Jul 2019 20:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Personally I'm indifferent to this, but there is a lot of local opposition. When it was tried before it quickly became a homeless campground. Radiator Alley is getting pretty bad, and it's private property property with security. A public area where you can't just run people off will be far worse. O...
by Hannibal Lecter
25 Jul 2019 23:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 32
Views: 9181

Re: DART: Bus system

Our million-dollar bus doesn't add up. We did the math

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/edit ... t-add-math

Login