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by Hannibal Lecter
18 Aug 2022 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum - 2800 Taylor Street
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Deep Ellum - 2800 Taylor Street

It really would have been nice to bury the DART rail line in Deep Ellum and then convert it to some sort of walking path or something. I think better connecting Deep Ellum to East Dallas would be more worthwhile than trying to connect it to the CBD. What's wrong with the Santa Fe Trail? https://www...
by Hannibal Lecter
14 Jul 2022 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 984
Views: 584836

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^ Sad news. The tenant, Art Company, is a great small live music venue with both indoor and outdoor stages and a great outdoor area. It's like something you would expect to find in Austin.

It will be missed.
by Hannibal Lecter
14 Jul 2022 17:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Radiance Plaza
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Downtown Dallas: Radiance Plaza

^ My recollection is that it was Dahl, but who knows.
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Jul 2022 15:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Radiance Plaza
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Downtown Dallas: Radiance Plaza

The building was constructed in the late 40s/early 50s as the HQ for Employer's insurance. The architect was none other than the great George Dahl. It received a major facelift in the 1980s, which IIRC won some architectural awards.
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Jul 2022 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 984
Views: 584836

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

If you want to throw up in your mouth go look what Federales did at the corner of Malcolm X and Commerce. They totally gutted the building, even removing the roof and slab. Kept most of the exterior walls - then totally covered them up. Nothing of the original building is visible. I'm guessing that ...
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Jul 2022 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 413
Views: 77317

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

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I realized I like a museum of art more cause at least there the kid's cant touch things, and I wonder if there is even a market for a science museum that can appeal to adults.


I've been to two adults-only private events there, and both were very successful/popular.
by Hannibal Lecter
07 Jul 2022 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0
Replies: 83
Views: 31171

Re: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0

^ I noticed that the other day. I haven't heard of anything in the works for that property. Stillwater Capital bought in 2020. Their current project portfolio doesn't shown them doing anything I would call "urban". Among other things they're currently doing the PGA HQ and Link mixed use pr...
by Hannibal Lecter
01 Jul 2022 13:48
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 335
Views: 218739

Re: DFW Airport

https://www.wfaa.com/article/travel/british-airways-airbus-a380-arrive-dfw-airport-july-1-increased-demand-capacity/287-3d3375cd-8de7-4c1d-a6e7-dddfbda36bdf A rare, very big bird flies into town: A British Airways Airbus A380 is scheduled to land at DFW Airport on Friday More visits will follow, but...
by Hannibal Lecter
01 Jul 2022 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 984
Views: 584836

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^ No recent news.
by Hannibal Lecter
26 Jun 2022 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 259
Views: 99888

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

^ Without knowing any of the details (or having even been to that mall in decades), my suspicion is that leasing efforts prioritize those empty spaces that aren't still collecting rent on.
by Hannibal Lecter
15 Jun 2022 17:13
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 335
Views: 218739

Re: DFW Airport

International travel surge propels DFW Airport to pre-pandemic levels Booming foreign flying propelled DFW Airport to its first positive month of passenger traffic compared with 2019. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2022/06/15/international-travel-surge-propels-dfw-airport-to-pre-pande...
by Hannibal Lecter
14 Jun 2022 13:00
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Alliance Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 6970

Re: Alliance Airport

I guess that's better than the Dallas system of naming things after two-bit politicians (Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Ron Kirk Bridge) and crooks (Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, Al Lipscomb Way).
by Hannibal Lecter
31 May 2022 15:14
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 400
Views: 220040

Re: I-345

The big question I have is why does Hawkins need to cross over I345 to Canton? The severe skew causes clunky bridges that could interfere with 2 possible deck park locations. Hopefully the city will rethink this. I suspect that this may be to throw a bone to the clueless "re-stitch the street ...
by Hannibal Lecter
29 May 2022 17:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 235
Views: 117232

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Told to me in the men's room of an Arlington restaurant around 40 years ago:

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

A: A major city 30 miles away.

Some things never change....
by Hannibal Lecter
18 May 2022 12:56
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 400
Views: 220040

Re: I-345

You act like traffic is a bad thing. Traffic is a good thing. Hell, traffic is a GREAT thing! Traffic is people going where they want and goods getting where they are wanted. Traffic means economic activity. Traffic is the lifeblood of a city. One of the primary reasons for Dallas's economic growth ...
by Hannibal Lecter
29 Apr 2022 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)
Replies: 76
Views: 22475

Lincoln Property - Cedar Springs at Fairmount

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2022/04/29/three-new-towers-will-add-to-uptown-dallas-building-boom/ Excerpts: "One of the biggest local commercial property firms has lassoed a prime building site near the Crescent where it plans to build a large office tower and two residential...
by Hannibal Lecter
14 Apr 2022 19:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 478
Views: 290250

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Your boy sounds like a Grade A wuss who has never been on public transit in any large city "Matthew is an avid traveler who calls Los Angeles home. Each year he travels more than 200,000 miles by air and has visited more than 135 countries over the last decade. Working both in the aviation ind...
by Hannibal Lecter
14 Apr 2022 14:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 478
Views: 290250

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Presented without comment, except to mention this is widely read airline industry/travel blog. MY (MIS)ADVENTURES ON THE DALLAS DART… Someone could have warned me that I probably should have avoided the Dallas DART (light rail) when traveling from DFW Airport to central Dallas. Then again, then I wo...
by Hannibal Lecter
28 Mar 2022 10:51
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 335
Views: 218739

Re: DFW Airport

Originally Qantas planned to uses 787s on the SYD-DFW route, but when that plane was delayed they used 747s and A380s as a temporary replacement -- only to find that not only were the larger planes filling up, but that they needed to add even more flights each week. This route has been a gold mine f...
by Hannibal Lecter
22 Mar 2022 14:18
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 98
Views: 53633

Re: DART: Bus system

potatocoins wrote:I'm speaking as someone who almost never rides the DART, but those numbers certainly sound positive!


I'm not sure I would call this positive...
by Hannibal Lecter
17 Feb 2022 15:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: urban cable car aerial tramway
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: urban cable car aerial tramway

They work so well in Dallas winds....

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by Hannibal Lecter
11 Feb 2022 09:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 722
Views: 383744

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Let the conjecture begin.... Top Amazon exec has moved to Dallas from the Seattle area One of the top executives at Amazon has moved to North Texas from the Seattle area. Dave Clark, CEO of Amazon worldwide consumer, moved to Dallas in the fall a spokesperson confirmed on Thursday. Business Insider ...
by Hannibal Lecter
09 Feb 2022 19:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 109
Views: 39076

Re: Dallas Convention Center

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by Hannibal Lecter
21 Jan 2022 11:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 283
Views: 150662

Re: Downtown Progress

Dallas’ Field Street is the new ‘center of gravity’ downtown The latest from Steve Brown https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2022/01/21/dallas-field-street-is-the-new-center-of-gravity-downtown/ Is Field Street the new main street in Dallas? Billions of dollars in high-rise building pro...
by Hannibal Lecter
18 Jan 2022 13:25
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 98
Views: 53633

Re: DART: Bus system

For those that don't know, there's a reason why Matilda was bus route #1. Here's some history on Matilda.

https://flashbackdallas.com/2018/04/20/ ... tcar-line/
by Hannibal Lecter
17 Jan 2022 12:36
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 98
Views: 53633

Re: DART: Bus system

They killed Matilda?
by Hannibal Lecter
12 Jan 2022 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Fenix site
Replies: 31
Views: 18012

Re: El Fenix site

Major development is in the works for downtown Dallas’ landmark El Fenix property The more than century-old Mexican restaurant would stay put under the building plan. A high-rise real estate project is on the drawing boards for what’s considered one of the most prime development sites of downtown D...
by Hannibal Lecter
28 Dec 2021 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 2500 Ross Avenue
Replies: 15
Views: 2567

2500 Ross Avenue

Atlanta developer plans downtown Dallas towers The Dallas Gateway project will include 700 apartments, a 400,000-square-foot office building and 45,000 square feet of retail space, Portman Residential says in its plans. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/12/28/atlanta-developer-pl...
by Hannibal Lecter
14 Dec 2021 13:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 984
Views: 584836

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

by Hannibal Lecter
30 Nov 2021 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 984
Views: 584836

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

New tower crane going up this morning. Looks to be at the "Good E" (God, I hate that name) development, though it might be nearby.
by Hannibal Lecter
16 Nov 2021 11:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: ADUs/Granny Flats... Legal to build!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: ADUs/Granny Flats... Legal to build!?

The Dallas ordinance on ADUs is pretty complicated. A neighborhood has to opt-in to allow them, then you have to get a special permit.

Some background: https://candysdirt.com/2020/08/24/dalla ... questions/
by Hannibal Lecter
25 Oct 2021 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Campbell Centre => The Gild
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: North Dallas: Campbell Centre => The Gild

Campbell Centre had a cameo as "The World's Tallest Building" in the disaster-movie-within-the movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074433/
by Hannibal Lecter
22 Oct 2021 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 626
Views: 399604

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Do these bars that are short-lived actually make financial sense? It seems like we've seen a few bars in Uptown that have popped up and only last a year or so before shutting down. From https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2021/10/21/north-texas-nightclub-king-is-on-trial-for-allegedly-allowing-co...
by Hannibal Lecter
19 Oct 2021 16:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 484
Views: 300196

Re: DART D2 Subway

^ Why spend $1.3+ billion dollars to, by DART's own estimates, add only a few dozen new riders to the system per day? The two excuses are: 1) To add capacity. But why spend $$$$ to add capacity to a rail system that has lost ridership every year that it has been operational but one, except for years...
by Hannibal Lecter
19 Oct 2021 09:11
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 484
Views: 300196

Re: DART D2 Subway

The good news: The latest proposal keeps D2 out of Deep Ellum.

The bad news: They still haven't put a stake through the heart of this abomination.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/city- ... e/2773147/
by Hannibal Lecter
06 Oct 2021 21:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 81
Views: 53807

Re: Homelessness

mdg109 wrote:My understanding of the homelessness issue is that you need both shelter and services (for the mentally ill and substance issues, et al) to start resolving it.


Name one U.S. city that has "solved" homelessness.

Not all problems have solutions.
by Hannibal Lecter
06 Oct 2021 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 304
Views: 202381

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

eburress wrote:How do your property values look now, NIMBYs? hahahahahahahahaha


I don't think they're too upset...

https://mensbook.com/6-most-expensive-n ... -in-dallas
https://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/the- ... -in-dallas
https://moneyinc.com/richest-neighborhoods-dallas/
by Hannibal Lecter
06 Oct 2021 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 109
Views: 39076

Re: Dallas Convention Center

tamtagon wrote:$4,000,000,000?


Don't worry, it's just the taxpayer's money.
by Hannibal Lecter
06 Oct 2021 16:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 81
Views: 53807

Re: Homelessness

Unanimous Dallas Approval of Big Homeless Housing Plan Many area cities, including Dallas, as well as Dallas County, are putting together more than $70 million for a new push to overcome much of the local homeless situation. Three Dallas-area hotels and motels have already been purchased to house h...
by Hannibal Lecter
20 Sep 2021 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 984
Views: 584836

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Phase 2 of Standard City of Dallas operating procedures. Ignore any problems until they make front page news, then go full-scale stormtrooper mode and drive all the legitimate customers and businesses away so there's nobody left to complain. Repeat every 10-15 years as necessary. Notice how until la...
by Hannibal Lecter
16 Sep 2021 09:51
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 335
Views: 218739

Re: DFW Airport

"Airport has amazing new way to build passenger gates"

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/dall ... index.html
by Hannibal Lecter
09 Sep 2021 13:14
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 527
Views: 344994

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

So if/when it goes belly up the taxpayers get left holding the bag.

Until now I've supported the project. Not anymore.
by Hannibal Lecter
17 Aug 2021 22:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 722
Views: 383744

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Number 189 on the Fortune 500. Existing Dallas office is in the Galleria.