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by itsjrd1964
21 Jan 2019 22:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 391
Views: 82059

Re: Northpark Center

He didn't look like the hotel-industry type, so he might not be exactly right on the brand.
by itsjrd1964
21 Jan 2019 18:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 391
Views: 82059

Re: Northpark Center

OK kids, make of this what you will, but you all might want to sit down, have a drinkie, and fasten your seat belts........ I just saw a man on the bus within the last hour or so, he was telling somebody on the phone about a new hotel at NorthPark he'd be on the construction crew on. Of course I nea...
by itsjrd1964
20 Jan 2019 05:32
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas: Loop 12
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Dallas: Loop 12

Proposed bill would rename Loop 12 for former Gov. Ann Richards According to the bill's wording, the naming would be in addition to, not a replacement of, the names that Loop 12 already uses (Northwest Highway, Buckner Boulevard, Great Trinity Forest Way, Ledbetter Drive, and Walton Walker Boulevar...
by itsjrd1964
19 Jan 2019 04:53
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 170
Views: 36097

Re: DFW Airport

DFW International was just named global airport of the year This distinction came from Air Transport World , an industry publication. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw-airport/2019/01/17/dfw-international-just-named-airport-year http://atwonline.com/daily-news/atw-announces-2019-award-winners
by itsjrd1964
19 Jan 2019 04:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

250-acre Frisco project will overlook new PGA headquarters The unnamed mixed-use project will have hotel, medical, office, retail, and restaurant spaces. The development will be be along Legacy Drive, near but not at, the upcoming PGA complex. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/01...
by itsjrd1964
19 Jan 2019 04:26
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Arlington: Globe Life Field
Replies: 12
Views: 2030

Re: Arlington: Globe Life Field

Texas Rangers Fans Learn Some Season Ticket Prices Will Quadruple in New Ballpark I guess it's good I'm not that big of a Rangers fan. It's easier and cheaper to watch at home. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/Some-Texas-Rangers-Fans-Learn-Season-Ticket-Prices-Will-Quadruple-in-New-Ballpark-50457...
by itsjrd1964
19 Jan 2019 04:18
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Port of Galveston
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Port of Galveston

Disney Cruise Line to Sail More Ships From Galveston

This comes after the announcement in recent months that Royal Caribbean would be putting in a new terminal in Galveston.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Disne ... 55832.html
by itsjrd1964
19 Jan 2019 04:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 53
Views: 7704

Re: Homelessness

North Texas shelters prepare to take in homeless during freezing weather

http://www.fox4news.com/news/north-texa ... ng-weather
by itsjrd1964
19 Jan 2019 00:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: VisitDallas gets audited
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: VisitDallas gets audited

Phillip Jones’ Debt to VisitDallas Has Grown to $225,000

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... to-225000/
by itsjrd1964
18 Jan 2019 20:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 168
Views: 33697

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

While downtown in the last couple of days, I got a chance to see the Jump bikes/scooters. The red color is much more a bright red (not the same shade as "candy apple" red or sports-car red) and really stands out. No missing these things on the street or sidewalk at all. It's a brighter red...
by itsjrd1964
18 Jan 2019 19:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 360
Views: 73833

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Well, there are still some lights on in there, so someone has to be paying a light bill, at least. Sadly, at the rate it's going, this will take longer than the Statler to get redone.
by itsjrd1964
18 Jan 2019 19:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

Never thought I'd see the day when there would be check-in kiosks at a church. It's not an airport or hotel.
by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2019 20:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 83
Views: 14582

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Frisco's troubled Wade Park is back on the foreclosure list

This is getting to be almost as bad as a drinking game.... :roll: :roll: :roll:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... osure-list
by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2019 20:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 33
Views: 7488

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Collin Creek Mall sale cost lenders almost $50 million in losses

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ion-losses
by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2019 19:57
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: "Kaaboo Texas" festival coming to Arlington
Replies: 4
Views: 105

"Kaaboo Texas" festival coming to Arlington

On May 10, 11, and 12, a big new multi-stage entertainment festival will be held at AT&T Stadium, with several musicians and comedians. Lots of music acts including Sting, Kid Rock, Little Big Town, Ludacris, Lauryn Hill, Pitbull, Counting Crows, Collective Soul, Black Eyed Peas, Joan Jett, Trom...
by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2019 19:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 10
Views: 2095

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

100-year-old hot dog company is slated to open in 5 North Texas cities this year Coney Island Hot Weiner Shop, Tulsa-based for several decades but originally from the NYC area, is coming to Rockwall next month, Allen in April, and locations later this year in Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Irving. h...
by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2019 19:20
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Arlington: Globe Life Field
Replies: 12
Views: 2030

Re: Arlington: Globe Life Field

Grass or turf? The Texas Rangers are on the verge of picking an unpopular choice, but it might be the right one

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas- ... -right-one
by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2019 18:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 745
Views: 144387

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

More about the Texican Court hotel, with pictures. Looks like something Motel 6 or Alamo Plaza would do in Santa Fe. A little surprised about the exterior-entrance rooms. In most new hotel construction these days, the rooms face inside. https://www.guidelive.com/fun-places-and-events/2019/01/16/hote...
by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2019 07:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Convention Center
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Allen: Convention Center

Allen's convention center and hotel opens to draw new business and visitors The hotel and convention center have opened in Allen. https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dalda-delta-hotels-dallas-allen-and-watters-creek-convention-center/ https://www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com/delta_hotels_watter...
by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2019 06:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 60
Views: 15926

Re: Dallas Trail System

During the launch of the Jump electric bike service at City Hall, Ch.5 talked to Phillip Kingston about the bike lane situation in Dallas. He says the city will be doubling its budget to add more bike lanes in the next year, and he'd like even more than that eventually. The report made it sound like...
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 23:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 7261

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

H-E-B was just named the 4th-best grocery store in the U.S., according to a survey

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/bus ... ing-survey
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 23:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Panther Island
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

When will those Panther Island bridges be open? Not as soon as commuters might hope Bridges on North Main Street and on Jacksboro Highway are going in as part of the Panther Island project, but long delays have put off work. Parallel detours have been in use during the work on both bridges. Now it ...
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 22:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 36
Views: 7760

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Northside ‘has languished in need for decades,’ but now it’s getting $3M investment

This is similar to what the city has done for areas like "Stop Six" and others.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 29035.html
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 22:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 22
Views: 3181

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Tesla opens a showroom in Galleria Dallas as Texas laws remain unwelcoming

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... nwelcoming
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 08:10
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 170
Views: 36097

Re: DFW Airport

Latest Shake Shack opens at DFW Airport's Terminal C

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw ... terminal-c
by itsjrd1964
14 Jan 2019 20:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 136
Views: 26753

Re: AT&T Discovery District

AT&T grows its downtown Dallas campus with historic building purchase

I wonder if they'll change the name ("Seven AT&T"?).

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... g-purchase
by itsjrd1964
13 Jan 2019 20:29
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 170
Views: 36097

Re: DFW Airport

by itsjrd1964
13 Jan 2019 19:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 11234

Re: TexRail

There is a walkway between the DART light rail and the TexRail area at DFW. It is adjacent to the Crossunder that is just north of the 2 stations. The first pic is on the DART side, with the DART area on the left, and the walkway under the bridge and leading off to the right of the pic. The other pi...
by itsjrd1964
12 Jan 2019 22:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 136
Views: 26753

Re: AT&T Discovery District

AT&T Buys Historic Interurban Building AT&T is adding the Interurban to the Discovery District area, but current building residents get to stay put (supposedly). The last paragraph of the article does mention AT&T looking at the Interurban for additional parking availability. https://ww...
by itsjrd1964
12 Jan 2019 00:10
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Prosper: misc. developments
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Prosper: misc. developments

California investor teams up with Dallas builder on two new Prosper neighborhoods More homes are coming to the Windsong Ranch area (US 380, west of Dallas N. Tollway), with a combined 3000+ planned, yet-to-be-built, and already-built homes there in total. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-es...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 23:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Sachse: misc. developments
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Sachse: misc. developments

$250 million mixed-use development coming in Sachse This new development will be along the Bush Turnpike east of Firewheel Town Center. It will include houses, apartments, retail/commercial, and expansion of an existing city park. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/01/11/250-milli...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 23:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 20
Views: 4890

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

Frisco's Hall Park gets go-ahead for more than 2,000 housing units, taller buildings

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -buildings
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 22:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 228
Views: 35534

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

https://www.dart.org/about/inmotion/winter18/images/trainseats.jpg I was on a bus not too long ago that had a few (not all) of the seats redone in this blue color. You can't tell from the picture, but there is a bit of texture in the vinyl, it's not shiny-smooth. I guess it'll be easier to tell if ...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 21:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 35121

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

They're dumping dirt on the empty lot, smoothing it with a Bobcat and then steamrolling it. Any idea the point of this? First reaction is parking lot but why would they put the construction site banner fence up? If the project were underway, and there's (per the Loopnet .pdf) multiple levels of und...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 21:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 122
Views: 27076

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Plans are in the works to improve landscaping and add better sidewalks to the District, especially along Harry Hines. Eventually the planners want to add 6500 trees and 21 miles of sidewalk. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/01/how-transforming-the-medical-district-could-transform-dallas/ h...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 20:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Element Hotel (Dallas Health & Rehabilitation Center)
Replies: 6
Views: 2450

Re: East Dallas: Element Hotel (Dallas Health & Rehabilitation Center)

I looked at the hotel website, it looked like it was open, so I called--sure enough, it opened New Year's Eve. The hotel includes: * 151 rooms * 4 room types * in-room kitchens * salt-water pool * 2 outdoor patio areas * free breakfast * evening reception (4 times/week with snacks, beer, wine) * coi...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 02:10
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: More Buc-ee's!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2054

Re: More Buc-ee's!!

The Royse City and Melissa locations are set to open later this year, while the Ennis location is just getting started on its construction--it's now due to be completed next year.

http://www.fox4news.com/news/buc-ees-st ... ening-soon
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 19:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills

The mall has landed the first US location of Peppa Pig's World of Play, based on the children's show from the UK. It will open next year. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/leisure/2018/06/05/grapevine-mills-get-first-us-location-peppa-pig-play-center Update: the Peppa Pig's World of Play space is...
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 19:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: VisitDallas gets audited
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: VisitDallas gets audited

VisitDallas officials defend convention, visitors bureau after negative audit

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... tive-audit
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Tennyson Village
Replies: 3
Views: 316

East Dallas: Tennyson Village

Dallas' vacant Timberlawn hospital campus is eyed for new residential neighborhood Centurion American wants to put several hundred homes on the property. https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1547058065-tennysonvillage.jpg?auto=format&q=50&or=0&w=600 https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-esta...
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 00:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Retail / shopping issues
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Retail / shopping issues

Retail occupancy rate hits 92.4 percent in Dallas-Fort Worth despite rise of online shopping

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... -stabilize
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 00:49
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: African American Museum at Fair Park
Replies: 0
Views: 77

African American Museum at Fair Park

Dallas' African American Museum to celebrate 25 years at Fair Park

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/communi ... e-25-years
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 00:41
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Re: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection

TxDOT has decided to move ahead with its preferred plan on the intersection, despite previous opposition by some wanting a different layout. The map shows the plan TxDOT has picked. Construction should start on the intersection by sometime next year. https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1535150519-reverset....
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2019 21:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 17
Views: 2411

Re: Preston Center

D looks at 3 issues concerning those around the Preston Center area.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... on-center/
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2019 18:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 11234

Re: TexRail

Waiting on a train? TEXRail’s on-again, off-again opening set for Thursday

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/traf ... 39975.html
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2019 18:55
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 11234

Re: TexRail

Some are questioning what the real reason is for the TexRail delay.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/traf ... 18410.html
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2019 18:48
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: VisitDallas gets audited
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: VisitDallas gets audited

After 'scathing audit,' VisitDallas will visit city officials demanding answers

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... ng-answers

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