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by Hannibal Lecter
26 Feb 2021 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^ It's not comeback, it's a hostile takeover from Uptown. The "renovated" Serious Pizza has all the ambience of a Denny's. The other restaurants/bars owned by the same company serve up canned music and cardboard food to plastic people. The ultimate insult is The Stack. As another poster sa...
by Hannibal Lecter
19 Feb 2021 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 49
Views: 18316

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

SoGood project would transform Dallas’ near south side

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... outh-side/
by Hannibal Lecter
16 Feb 2021 13:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Cheapest source of power for each county in USA
Replies: 9
Views: 4450

Re: Cheapest source of power for each county in USA

The question is whether it's worthwhile to spend $50-100 billion to be ready for a once per 40-100 year event.

It's like the concept of the 100-year flood plain. Society picks the balance between cost and safety that it's willing to live with.
by Hannibal Lecter
12 Feb 2021 10:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 436
Views: 212684

Re: DFW Economy

Dallas County’s talent problem: Collin, Denton and others are poaching workers Collin and Denton counties are some of the best places in the U.S. to attract and develop talent, a trait crucial to growing businesses and strengthening the economy. Both counties score high on net migration, education,...
by Hannibal Lecter
10 Feb 2021 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I can understand why local businesses like on-street parking, but if I lived within walking distance to a place, I don't quite get why I would prefer on-street parking over a bike lane? Three part answer: 1) Visitors: Friends, family, deliveries, clients (lots of residents work at home). 2) Some of...
by Hannibal Lecter
10 Feb 2021 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

By the way, if anyone here ever goes to the 7-Eleven at Elm & Good Latimer in the evenings, please give my young-old daughter a warm DFWU Forum hello. She's been there for over a year and loves it. If she's who I think she is, she has sold the good doctor more than a few lottery tickets. I'll s...
by Hannibal Lecter
09 Feb 2021 11:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

CTroyMathis wrote:Does Mark Cuban (or associated) own the next building over (with the Mavericks logo on the roof and other Mavs stuff on the exterior walls) and the parking lot? Just curious. Seems like he/"they" do.
Team HQ: https://www.facebook.com/MavsGG/
by Hannibal Lecter
09 Feb 2021 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

It's sad how many people here are out of touch with the reality of urban living. This isn't Sim City. Real people in a real neighborhood need real the same real businesses and services that everyone else does. Not another dozen Thai-Inspired Ice Cream Shops and Surf Board Fitness Studios. The new 7-...
by Hannibal Lecter
09 Feb 2021 11:27
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162671

Re: Trinity River Park

From my earlier post at the top of this page:

Trinity River at Flood stage: 30-50+ feet deep, 1+ miles wide.

Mill Creek Tunnel: 30 foot diameter
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Feb 2021 17:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

And this popped up on the DMN website within the last hour:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ent ... eep-ellum/
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Feb 2021 17:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

They've been working out of that building for awhile, but keeping a very low profile. I didn't really pay attention to it at the time, but driving by the building today there was a new construction trailer-type building on the parking lot across the street. Looks like they're getting started. https:...
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Feb 2021 10:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162671

Re: Trinity River Park

MC_ScattCat wrote:I don't fully understand why such a huge flood plain was built, but seems like an area ripe for a re-do.


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by Hannibal Lecter
04 Feb 2021 21:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 143
Views: 46596

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I remember driving through West Texas in the 1980's and the radio station was running a big contest for a weekend in Dallas.

Q: Why do so many New Mexico high school football players got to Texas Tech?

A: They want to see live in the big city!
by Hannibal Lecter
27 Jan 2021 12:11
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 407
Views: 189264

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

^ Are you sure they weren't talking about flanges?

https://www.reliance-foundry.com/blog/s ... rence#gref
by Hannibal Lecter
25 Jan 2021 12:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

Mark Hamill orders takeout from this neighborhood eatery in Uber Eats commercial

https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2021/0 ... lvet-taco/

"In Knox"????
by Hannibal Lecter
25 Jan 2021 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267071

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Tucy wrote:I think you meant to type 151K per year, not 15.


Typo corrected -- Thanks. The daily ridership figures were correct.
by Hannibal Lecter
25 Jan 2021 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267071

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

My dude. How often do you minimize or dismiss others due to what part of town they live in? Unless you’re a Cliffie, then congratulations on the new place! Huh? How did my comment in anyway "minimize or dismiss others due to what part of town they live in"? The only thing I "dismisse...
by Hannibal Lecter
25 Jan 2021 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267071

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Remind me again, how many people use the streetcar on a daily basis? NOTE: Typo corrected. 151k, not 15k. The most recent figure I see is 151k/year trips from 2008. Source: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2018/04/25/get-your-wallets-out-bishop-arts-streetcar-will-no-longer-be-free/ At 365 days per ...
by Hannibal Lecter
24 Jan 2021 21:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267071

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

^ Certainly can't have profitable, taxpaying businesses that service the people who actually live there, can we?

Ask yourself this: How many people a day use that boondoggle streetcar, and how many use that CVS and gas station?
by Hannibal Lecter
11 Jan 2021 17:40
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 74
Views: 29740

Re: DART: Bus system

But energy is being exerted by the buses already regardless if people right them or not. More people riding buses that already exist and are already circulating would mean energy savings, right? I understand that buses only start to make sense after a certain number of people are riding it, but wha...
by Hannibal Lecter
11 Jan 2021 17:25
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 74
Views: 29740

Re: DART: Bus system

A car expends 5,465 Btu per vehicle-mile. Four cars expend 21,860 Btu. A bus expends 16,509 Btu. Does that mean that a bus expends less energy than four cars? Am I understanding the data correctly? Using the table above, on a per vehicle mile basis a bus uses about as much energy as seven cars (39,...
by Hannibal Lecter
11 Jan 2021 14:48
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 74
Views: 29740

Re: DART: Bus system

I really would like to see DART emphasize how much 'greener' and environmentally friendlier it is to take the bus. Except they're not. In the real world, unless a bus is packed (rare around here) private cars use less energy per passenger mile. BTU per passenger mile, from U.S. DOT: https://i.stack...
by Hannibal Lecter
10 Jan 2021 18:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 190
Views: 103086

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

rono3849 wrote:I still don't understand why an entire side of the tower is all concrete.


I'm not familiar with the parcel. Is that side built up against a property line, as opposed to a street? If so it's likely a fire code issue.
by Hannibal Lecter
10 Jan 2021 18:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Cole Park Place Condos (3923 Cole Ave) (3 ST) - Completed 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 6578

Re: Uptown: Cole Park Place Condos (3923 Cole Ave) (3 ST) - Completed 2018

That really surprises me. I wonder what Dallas is lacking that other markets or not? Do you have any insight as to how they determine this? As far as I can tell, nobody has really attempted to build a new condo development in Dallas in quite sometime (at least not the type we are referring to). I r...
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Jan 2021 19:22
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 133792

Re: I-345

So you want to route traffic going from Woodall Rodgers to East Dallas and Deep Ellum along a winding path of downtown streets through downtown and the Arts District? You really want to dump all that thru traffic onto downtown streets? Actually, I've taken that route more than a few times. And it su...
by Hannibal Lecter
30 Dec 2020 15:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 16
Views: 8723

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

This will be the last year I get to see the tower fireworks from home. Next week the new East Quarter tower will block the dome.

The walls of the fishbowl are closing in.

:-(
by Hannibal Lecter
28 Dec 2020 16:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 353
Views: 184614

Re: Silver Line

Plano receives 16,000 feet of additional rail for DART Silver Line construction Sixteen thousand feet of rail — 200 sections, each one 80 feet long — recently arrived in Plano for DART’s Silver. The rails were delivered Dec. 18 on a special train from Steel Dynamics of Indiana to an area east of Sh...
by Hannibal Lecter
21 Dec 2020 12:57
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 133792

Re: I-345

What solutions have the tear down proponents offered other than "everything will just work out"?
by Hannibal Lecter
19 Dec 2020 15:50
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 192851

Re: DART D2 Subway

Two injured in DART derailment in downtown Dallas "According to a DART spokesman, a northbound Orange line train made contact with a southbound Green line train around 1:15 p.m. at St. Paul Station." https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2020/12/19/two-injured-in-dart-derailment-in-downtown-dal...
by Hannibal Lecter
19 Dec 2020 15:03
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 133792

Re: I-345

^ Amen.
by Hannibal Lecter
18 Dec 2020 13:40
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 133792

Re: I-345

^ $3.3 billion and ten years to complete.
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Dec 2020 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 216
Views: 136964

Re: Museum Tower

Tucy wrote:Nov 2020

Zero sold.

112 sold in 8 years. (1.17 per month) 1 remaining


It's time to put that one unit up for auction and be done with it.
by Hannibal Lecter
02 Dec 2020 19:36
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 16
Views: 8831

Re: Houston Development News

Austin55 wrote:Surprising they'd choose Houston over Dallas or Austin.


The Houston area is already their largest employment center, even ahead of Palo Alto. I suspect this dates back to their purchase of Compaq around 20 years ago.
by Hannibal Lecter
29 Nov 2020 12:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: What were they thinking?
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: What were they thinking?

I agree that keeping the budget in the black is crucial. But watch the politicians yell and scream how the sky is falling and they need more money when so far things aren't that bad. From https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2020/11/sales-tax-revenue-in-dallas-has-dropped-less-than-a-percentage-poi...
by Hannibal Lecter
27 Nov 2020 18:43
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162671

Re: Trinity River Park

Build a tunnel similar to the $200 million Mill Creek project to allow the rapid movement of overfill beyond the levee zone, a nice string of wetland cells from Joppa to Wilmer to Ennis and beyond equivalent to an medium reservoir like Grapevine lake or even larger. Sequester the vernal flood in th...
by Hannibal Lecter
20 Nov 2020 16:19
Forum: Opolis Blueprints
Topic: North Texas limestone
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: North Texas limestone

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/26/dallas-landmark-masonic-temple-is-the-newest-downtown-office-address/ https://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/historicpreservation/Pages/federal_reserve_bank.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Petroleum_Building h...
by Hannibal Lecter
18 Nov 2020 14:45
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 20
Views: 9717

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

"This idea morphed into a two-step setup where water is pumped from the Trinity into a set of totes and these totes are used to irrigate the garden totes. Great." At the risk of being Debbie Downer, I wonder about the legality of that. Water rights can be very valuable in this state. I rec...
by Hannibal Lecter
12 Nov 2020 16:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Looks like a restaurant space may go in at 2820 Commerce late next year after renovations, potentially called EllumEx. https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2021004185 I believe that's the old Bay Leaf space. One of my two favorite restaurants in DE twenty years ago. In the unlikely ev...
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Nov 2020 03:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

electricron wrote:Number of polls in Dallas = more than 456


Just FYI, I think that's the number for Dallas County, not the city. Obviously a lot of the county is not in the city, and the city extends into five counties (which I believe is the most in the U.S.).
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Nov 2020 03:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

Apparently someone read the comment I posted to the article. Because now... Editor’s note: This story has been edited to include a visual comparison between Atlanta’s day-of polling locations and San Francisco’s, and remove a comparison of Dallas’s and San Francisco’s. An earlier version of this sto...
by Hannibal Lecter
04 Nov 2020 12:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 34959

Re: DFW in the Media

TNWE wrote:San Francisco has 4 times the population of Dallas, but only 60% of land area.


Huh? SF population = 883k. Dallas = 1.345M.

The big problem is that the map for Dallas only shows the early voting locations. There were a lot more open on election day.
by Hannibal Lecter
30 Oct 2020 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 58
Views: 6851

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

^ Very few in-town developments are built on empty lots. Older complexes are torn town to build the new ones. This development is, of course, a perfect example.

If you drive through East Dallas you see a lot of old rental properties being torn down to build new condos and townhomes.
by Hannibal Lecter
30 Oct 2020 10:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 234530

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

eburress wrote:Indeed! Has there been mention of how many positions would be relocated from LA?


They're saying they won't be moving a significant number of jobs from LA, but new positions will be created over time. The CEO already has a house here and has been commuting between the offices.
by Hannibal Lecter
30 Oct 2020 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 58
Views: 6851

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

Yeah, you'd assume adding supply would decrease cost. The thing is with as many proposed residential projects as there are, there are far more people moving to Dallas (around 300+ per day) so the demand may still be rising faster than all the new projects. That's 300+ people a day moving to DFW. Th...
by Hannibal Lecter
22 Oct 2020 12:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 436
Views: 212684

Re: DFW Economy

Dallas is 2020’s top commercial real estate market https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/10/22/dallas-is-2020s-top-commercial-real-estate-market/ Even with the pandemic, Dallas is leading the country in commercial real estate deals. North Texas topped much larger markets — including ...
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Oct 2020 22:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 234530

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I'd like to see commodities like oil, natural gas, electricity, cotton, soybeans, wheat, beef, pork traded in Dallas. 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...
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Oct 2020 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Honestly, I have always thought that what was attracting people to the new residential in DE was proximity and walkability to the bars and restaurants. That attracts a lot of people to live here. But relatively few people who live here work here, and few people who work here live here. It's a high-...
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Oct 2020 12:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 14762

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

mdg109 wrote:Drove by Deep Ellum last night, and looks like Punch Bowl Social is open again.


Re-opened a couple weeks back. I walk by it frequently, and have seen almost zero customers in it.
by Hannibal Lecter
06 Oct 2020 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Which leads to a question for anyone who can answer the Deep Ellum Foundation what do they do and does that org allow membership from just residents or is it just property owners. The DEF board is dominated by the large property owners like Westdale, 42 and Madison. https://www.deepellum-foundation...
by Hannibal Lecter
05 Oct 2020 17:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383281

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Commuter traffic isn't really an issue. Most of it already uses Canton, Live Oak and Gaston. And the "tourists" from the suburbs can fend for themselves. For them, going to Deep Ellum is an experience like going to a ball game or Six Flags -- you wait in line for 20 minutes to pay $10 to p...

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