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by itsjrd1964
16 May 2021 12:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Greater DFW-area trails
Replies: 13
Views: 12001

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Frisco has recently completed a connection to the Six Cities Trail, linking it to McKinney, Allen, Plano, Richardson, and Garland. It is along and near Rowlett Creek. https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/frisco/parks-recreation/2021/05/13/frisco-completes-its-part-of-the-six-cities-trail-co...
by itsjrd1964
11 May 2021 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 400
Views: 196451

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Just saw the article about the local Royal Blue Grocery changes. I guess the Mercantilers need to watch for "Berkley's Market" instead.

https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/rest ... ry-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
09 May 2021 09:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 67
Views: 48789

Re: Dallas Trail System

The bridge over Central to connect Northaven Trail to the trails east of the highway breaks ground this Saturday. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2021/05/northaven-trail-bridge/ More from Ch.5: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dallas-breaks-ground-on-bridge-over-us-75-that-will-link-trails/2...
by itsjrd1964
07 May 2021 14:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: North Texas lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 6879

Re: North Texas lakes

Another Ch.5 story (with video) about Bois d'Arc Lake

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/texas ... s/2625122/
by itsjrd1964
07 May 2021 13:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 15
Views: 11036

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

First Look: The $500 Million Omni PGA Frisco Resort

https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-re ... co-resort/
by itsjrd1964
07 May 2021 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 640
Views: 347199

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

Downtown Dallas hotel claims coveted spot on new Conde Nast Hot List Conde Nast Traveler 's "hot list" of the 69 top new hotels in the world, includes the Thompson--one of 3 hotels from Texas on the list. https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/travel/05-06-21-thompson-dallas-conde-nast-travel...
by itsjrd1964
03 May 2021 06:28
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 72
Views: 41697

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Demo Nearly Complete for Plano’s $1B Collin Creek Redevelopment

https://candysdirt.com/2021/05/02/demo- ... velopment/
by itsjrd1964
30 Apr 2021 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 68
Views: 39506

Re: Red Bird Mall

The amount of construction activity around Red Bird Mall this morning took me by surprise, so this photo isn't a good representation of what I saw. The new construction immediately surrounding this (Foot Locker, Starbucks, Frost Bank) looks great. I did think the demo around Macy's makes it look li...
by itsjrd1964
28 Apr 2021 03:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 356
Views: 198107

Re: Silver Line

Plano City Council OKs permits to allow DART transit stations along 12th Street

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort ... th-street/
by itsjrd1964
28 Apr 2021 03:13
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 83
Views: 33376

Re: DART: Bus system

DART’s New Bus Network Hints at the Future of Public Transit in North Texas

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... rth-texas/
by itsjrd1964
27 Apr 2021 03:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 400
Views: 196451

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

DPatel304 wrote:Thanks for the heads up! I definitely want to check out the Drever sometime soon now that it's completed.


Except, it's "The National".
by itsjrd1964
21 Apr 2021 07:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 428
Views: 218844

Re: AT&T Discovery District

New Ch.8 report: Discovery District project could be complete by summer

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local ... 5b810d9d35
by itsjrd1964
20 Apr 2021 12:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 383
Views: 199418

Re: Legacy West

More about the retail activity at Legacy West

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/luxur ... t/2608387/
by itsjrd1964
15 Apr 2021 11:53
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: North Texas lakes
Replies: 7
Views: 6879

Re: North Texas lakes

Bois d'Arc Lake has begun to fill. It will be 16,000 acres in size.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/bois- ... g/2606570/
by itsjrd1964
12 Apr 2021 06:32
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Northwest Highway
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Northwest Highway

I see anything happening with NW Hwy. getting a *lot* of pushback from the Park Cities/Preston Hollow crowd, if the past reactions about new Preston Center-area buildings is any indication.
by itsjrd1964
11 Apr 2021 04:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 640
Views: 347199

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

Ch.5's TX Today lifestyle show looks at the Thompson, including the lobby, spa, penthouse, pool, and the Catbird restaurant.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/texas-today/a-ne ... l/2600588/
by itsjrd1964
28 Mar 2021 01:24
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Street name changes/proposals
Replies: 20
Views: 14395

Re: Street name changes/proposals

More than 2 months after the City Council's unanimous passage for the change, a ceremony Saturday at Lamar/Belleview south of downtown unveiled a street sign showing the renaming of South Lamar to Botham Jean Boulevard. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/botham-jean-boulevard-officially-unveiled-in-d...
by itsjrd1964
24 Mar 2021 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 640
Views: 347199

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

PaperCity reviews top-of-the-National restaurants Monarch and Kessaku.

https://www.papercitymag.com/restaurant ... nt/#334289
by itsjrd1964
19 Mar 2021 06:30
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Addison Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 5676

Re: Addison Airport

Addison Airport growing, expanding to accommodate increased regional demand A new terminal and hangars for Galaxy FBO are under construction along the southeast side of the airport. All are supposed to be ready and open by this fall. https://partners.bizjournals.com/greater-dallas-fort-worth/addiso...
by itsjrd1964
18 Feb 2021 17:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 53
Views: 27595

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Another new housing development, this time off US 287 near Eagle Mountain Lake in NW Fort Worth, will be dubbed Cibolo Hills.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ort-worth/
by itsjrd1964
02 Feb 2021 13:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 37234

Re: Homelessness

Ch.5 talks to the head of The Bridge about the level of homelessness for blacks and what the organization sees as solutions, even with the presence of the coronavirus.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/black-histo ... y/2539470/
by itsjrd1964
02 Feb 2021 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: OT: Fund the Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: OT: Fund the Forum

Re-Posting in the most popular forum because I realize not everyone reads the General Discussion board. I'm hoping to close this down and transfer funds to Troy by the end of the week. https://dallasmetropolis.com/dfwu/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=963 So if I'm understanding your post correctly, this s...
by itsjrd1964
02 Feb 2021 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: OT: Fund the Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: OT: Fund the Forum

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by itsjrd1964
02 Feb 2021 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: OT: Fund the Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: OT: Fund the Forum

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by itsjrd1964
26 Jan 2021 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 92
Views: 29848

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

Yesterday, the bell in the new clocktower was tried out for the first time. A video of the event is at the bottom of the linked article. The bell actually has a name: "Horatio".

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... irst-time/
by itsjrd1964
25 Jan 2021 12:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 75
Views: 33415

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

Cbdallas wrote:At least we won't have to look at a tattered fence for 5 years.


...or a Wade Park-style pool ;) 8-)
by itsjrd1964
23 Jan 2021 23:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 37234

Re: Homelessness

A Dallas city council committee will be briefed as to latest homeless data, which will presented broken down by race. The report will convey how certain racial groups are more affected by homelessness than others. It will be presented Monday morning. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dallas-committe...
by itsjrd1964
23 Jan 2021 04:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 37234

Re: Homelessness

CitySquare, a local non-profit social service organization, is in the works to start its second housing project. The Lomax housing project will be located across from CitySquare's Opportunity Center at Malcolm X/Louise. It will be on a site that was previously an almost-century-old Magnolia gas stat...
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2021 14:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 429
Views: 205233

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I just saw a train yesterday downtown that is still doing
RED LINE
LBJ/CENTRAL
on its new LED display, even though it's supposed to be an Orange Line train.
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2021 12:59
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Street name changes/proposals
Replies: 20
Views: 14395

Re: Street name changes/proposals

Some members of the Dallas City Council would like to see a name change for Lamar St. between I-30 and S.M. Wright, to honor the late Botham Jean. The matter has been brought to the City Manager, as the next step in the process. https://krld.radio.com/articles/news/dallas-council-members-seek-to-re...
by itsjrd1964
13 Jan 2021 14:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Roanoke: misc. developments
Replies: 6
Views: 5099

Re: Roanoke: misc. developments

Just a follow-up. The Peabody Hotel project still hasn't started. Article from late last September: https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/keller-roanoke-northeast-fort-worth/development/2020/09/28/pandemic-delays-roanokes-peabody-hotel-project/ I wondered. I've always thought this project w...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2021 11:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas to get another Area Code
Replies: 6
Views: 4511

Re: Dallas to get another Area Code

Since groups of phone numbers aren't assigned in such big groups as were done in the past (1000 numbers at a time now -vs- 10,000 numbers at a time before), new area codes aren't needed as often.
by itsjrd1964
10 Jan 2021 17:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 79
Views: 40189

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

One part of Marriott's site says the hotel is supposed to open this month, while the hotel's site says next month. Kingpin's great pics make it look pretty much ready now.

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ ... as-uptown/
by itsjrd1964
10 Jan 2021 03:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas to get another Area Code
Replies: 6
Views: 4511

Re: Dallas to get another Area Code

The 945 area code is due to roll out this week. It will overlay the existing area served by the 214/469/972 area codes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_codes_214,_469,_972,_and_945 https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/frisco/technology/2021/01/08/945-area-code-launches-jan-15-in-north-te...
by itsjrd1964
01 Jan 2021 10:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 148
Views: 80797

Re: TexRail

February 2019 ridership: 32,998 March 2019: 39,093 April 2019: 33,589 May 2019: 35,878 June 2019: 39,154 July 2019: 41,818 August 2019: 42,637 September 2019: 43,757 October 2019: 41,943 November 2019: 44,741 (1,491 per day; about 21 people per train) December 2019: 51,217 January 2020: 43,795 Febr...
by itsjrd1964
01 Jan 2021 09:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Kaufman County: misc. developments
Replies: 9
Views: 6374

Re: Kaufman County: misc. developments

Cartwright Ranch (and no, not the one on Bonanza ), a ranch in Crandall with 1350 acres, has recently sold to Centurion American (the Statler and Collin Creek developer) for a 4000 home development. The area has already been annexed by Crandall. Construction is planned to start soon. https://www.dal...
by itsjrd1964
31 Dec 2020 06:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 16
Views: 9626

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

According to Ch.5's website, the show is doing a poolside party at the Omni to watch the fireworks. They must have changed it, as the last 2 years, the show did a watch party from Texas Live!, which I thought was a bit off since the party wasn't even close to the fireworks. In the promo for this yea...
by itsjrd1964
26 Dec 2020 02:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Unnamed Megatel Lagoon Development
Replies: 12
Views: 2399

Re: West Dallas: Unnamed Megatel Lagoon Development

f4shionablecha0s wrote:Lol I think Unnamed Megatel Lagoon Development will be the name of my next band.


One of the biggest laughs I'd have every week was looking through the nightclub ads in the Observer to see how wacky the band names were.
by itsjrd1964
18 Dec 2020 21:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 37234

Re: Homelessness

When I was in a shelter, there were some who had a day DART pass (not always easy to get; some places like the case management office at CitySquare didn't always have them), a few who would give a sob story to a bus driver (including various excuses) to get on, some were trying to get just far enoug...
by itsjrd1964
18 Dec 2020 03:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 235
Views: 140387

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

20201218_032815.jpg


I zoomed the sign part of the picture, and very little is listed.

I looked on the asbuiltusa.com website, this project isn't listed, but 2 others nearby in the Cedars are.
by itsjrd1964
18 Dec 2020 02:02
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 37234

Re: Homelessness

Great that they're doing this (and wow, that candlewood suites really is in a terrible location for visibility.) The main negative that I see here is that neither of these locations appear to be close to any sort of rail transit. I don't remember the bus availability along Fort Worth Ave., but the ...
by itsjrd1964
10 Dec 2020 04:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 37234

Re: Homelessness

The city of Dallas has acquired 2 hotels to house those needing to quarantine from the coronavirus, but will covert them later into homeless housing. One location is a Candlewood Suites at Preston/Bush Turnpike (a historically poor hotel location (it's been at least 2-3 other brands previously) with...
by itsjrd1964
03 Dec 2020 14:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 53
Views: 27595

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

The city of Fort Worth has changed plans on their City Hall move. Instead of remodeling or building new, the city has agreed to acquire the Pier 1 building on the west side of downtown. Officials say it will be quicker to move there than build new, and the building is large enough to consolidate man...
by itsjrd1964
03 Dec 2020 07:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: CityLine
Replies: 41
Views: 17761

Re: Richardson: CityLine

It's really tough to consider the Whole Foods strip section as even part of the "CityLine" TOD, since it is separated by a fairly large street in Plano Rd. There's ton of residential in that immediate area, and seemingly more on the way all the time. I think if some of the restaurants/ret...
by itsjrd1964
02 Dec 2020 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 640
Views: 347199

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

Some of it is very likely the utilities and associated infrastructure. The buildings like the National, LTV Tower, and One Main (Place) were all built originally with the mindset of them being banks and office towers--not hotels and/or apartments. Replacing them with (or adding) hotel/residential ch...
by itsjrd1964
02 Dec 2020 05:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 640
Views: 347199

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

Michelin-starred chef plans to open 2 high-profile restaurants in Dallas next year Two more restaurants, Kessaku and Monarch, will open at The National next year. https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2020/12/01/michelin-chef-danny-grant-to-open-restaurants-monarch-and-kessaku-in-dallas-i...
by itsjrd1964
02 Dec 2020 04:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 860
Views: 424844

Re: Victory Park 3.0

PNC Bank buys naming rights to plaza outside Dallas' American Airlines Center On the heels of buying the US operations of BBVA (locally, the former Compass Bank), PNC has snagged the naming rights to the plaza south of the AAC from AT&T. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/banking/2020/12/01/pn...
by itsjrd1964
24 Nov 2020 06:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 429
Views: 205233

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Something new today: the train I was on this evening had LED destination signs in place of the old-fashioned scrolling ones. I'd seen references in DART budgets in the last year or two to starting on replacing the signs, but didn't know if it'd been deferred due to COVID. It was an Orange line trai...
by itsjrd1964
24 Nov 2020 06:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 52
Views: 21126

Re: Preston Center

rono3849 wrote:preston.center.buildings.jpg

Is this in Dallas or University Park?


I think it's Dallas, but not by much.
by itsjrd1964
21 Nov 2020 02:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lake Highlands: misc. developments
Replies: 2
Views: 2489

Re: Lake Highlands: misc. developments

7-Eleven had a grand opening at an existing, re-done store location this past week. The Walnut Hill/Audelia location now shows off 7-Eleven's "evolution" concept, with new features and an all-new look. It really looks nice, I saw it Thursday. In the front right corner, there is fresh-groun...

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