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by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2023 13:57
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Fort Worth Music Festival and Conference
Replies: 0
Views: 1702

Fort Worth Music Festival and Conference

New SXSW-style music industry festival to debut in Fort Worth Stockyards

It will be held March 2 through March 4, in several Stockyards-area venues.

https://fortworth.culturemap.com/news/e ... -tim-love/
by itsjrd1964
16 Jan 2023 03:14
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fort Worth: Tower 55
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Fort Worth: Tower 55

longhorn wrote:Its been gone for a while now, kind of gotten used to it not being there.


It took crews several days to get it cleared. I guess it couldn't really be saved in any way, but still, a piece of local railroad history is now a memory.
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2023 05:12
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 80
Views: 69563

Re: Dallas Trail System

It's going to be *quite* the production to get that put up over 75-Central. There's no support columns in the median for the bridge. The freeway would have to be closed, likely over a weekend. Maybe divert the traffic to the service road (?).
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2023 04:55
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Frisco: PGA headquarters, course, tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 6978

Re: Frisco: PGA headquarters, course, tournaments

(cross-post from the Suburban > Fields Ranch thread) Specific future tournaments were listed, including: * 2025 KPMG Women's PGA Championship * 2027 PGA Championship * 2031 KPMG Women's PGA Championship * 2034 PGA Championship * 2041 Ryder Cup https://www.texasmonthly.com/travel/inside-new-omni-pga-...
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2023 04:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Fields Ranch development
Replies: 56
Views: 22961

Re: Frisco: Fields Ranch development

Inside Frisco’s Lavish, Enormous New Golf Resort

https://www.texasmonthly.com/travel/ins ... rt-frisco/
by itsjrd1964
14 Jan 2023 22:18
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum
Replies: 13
Views: 14821

Re: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum

Plans/models for the Athenaeum/"cultural district" are on display at the Crow Museum downtown through March 5.

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=421&p=45054#p45054
by itsjrd1964
14 Jan 2023 22:15
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art
Replies: 12
Views: 14422

Re: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art

The Crow Museum downtown is displaying models and artwork regarding the UT-Dallas athenaeum/"cultural district", through March 5. The museum is projected for completion next year, while the performance hall is planned for opening in 2026. Morphosis, the firm behind the Perot Museum's desig...
by itsjrd1964
14 Jan 2023 08:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 384
Views: 291112

Re: Silver Line

They've only been working on Plano's 12th Street station and the track east of there to the Shiloh Road station in just the past month. The overpass over 75-Central hasn't been going very fast at all; they still don't have all the bridge pillars done yet. I figured a 2024 opening was a bit optimistic.
by itsjrd1964
12 Jan 2023 02:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 80
Views: 17250

Re: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!

Yet another store is planned, in Frisco and near Little Elm, at US 380/FM 423. No construction/opening timeframe was given.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/compani ... 5dd41d4f7f
by itsjrd1964
10 Jan 2023 14:36
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park

The newest (and 90th in total) TX state park is coming together this year just SW of Strawn. It will be primitive and natural, with campsites, trails, and a 90-acre lake.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/travel/pal ... k-preview/
by itsjrd1964
06 Jan 2023 16:50
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 502
Views: 318828

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I've said it before, but DART simply does not devote enough capital to escalators/elevators, and needs to badly. Too many times I've had to take the very tall stairs when the elevators and/or escalators are out (especially at Mockingbird and Cityplace). The downtime for escalator repair at Cityplace...
by itsjrd1964
03 Jan 2023 06:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 270
Views: 206546

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Tucy wrote:November 2022

Zero sold.

103 sold in 60 months. (1.72 per month) 55 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 7 years, 9 months

(Most recent sale was Feb 1)


No sales in nearly a year. Definitely *not* a bright spot for Harwood's balance sheet.
by itsjrd1964
02 Jan 2023 02:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills
Replies: 9
Views: 10045

Re: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills

Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe staple, makes its long-awaited debut in Grapevine in 2023

https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-enterta ... e-in-2023/
by itsjrd1964
15 Dec 2022 02:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DT Dallas: Adolphus Hotel
Replies: 2
Views: 510

DT Dallas: Adolphus Hotel

Brief look around the hotel since its renovation, but the report looks at the French Room primarily. The captain is interviewed; she is the first female captain in the restaurant's history. Part of the feature talks of the French Room's Holiday Tea, what is served, and its popularity (thousands have...
by itsjrd1964
14 Dec 2022 06:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 165
Views: 117233

Re: Dallas: Medical District

First Look: Dallas’ State Behavioral Health Hospital Groundbreaking for the behavioral hospital took place last week. The main section of the hospital is projected to be ready in 2025, while a pediatric wing should be done by 2026. Children's Health helped to fund the pediatric wing. https://www.dm...
by itsjrd1964
11 Dec 2022 02:45
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Arlington: AT&T Stadium
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Arlington: AT&T Stadium

Cowboys Plan $295 Million AT&T Stadium Renovations The team will be approaching the other 31 NFL teams to help pay for the work. This is likely a project the team wants completed before the stadium hosts the 2026 World Cup. https://starlocalmedia.com/sports/dfwprosports/cowboys-plan-295-million...
by itsjrd1964
08 Dec 2022 09:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 642
Views: 439158

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The builders/developers seem to have made more of a big deal out of the parking garage than any other part of the mix that comes along.

With JW Marriott as the hotel component (and with DFW not having had a JW previously), I would have thought it would turn out to be a little more substantial.
by itsjrd1964
05 Dec 2022 12:07
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 339
Views: 239123

Re: DFW Airport

Qantas adds new direct flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Melbourne, Australia It will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and flights will use Boeing 787 dreamliner jets (not Airbus A380, like DFW-Sydney flights have used before). https://fortworth.culturemap.com/news/travel/qantas-melbou...
by itsjrd1964
03 Dec 2022 14:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fort Worth: T&P Station
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Fort Worth: T&P Station

Million-dollar T&P Station renovation to begin in 2023

https://fortworthreport.org/2022/11/29/ ... n-in-2023/
by itsjrd1964
02 Dec 2022 13:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 157
Views: 83958

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

McDonald's opens US's first small-format location that's optimized for delivery and mobile orders It is oriented toward app orders and kiosk orders, as well as having a drive-thru and delivery (apparently no inside sit-down service). The article says it's McD's first of this small-format type--and ...
by itsjrd1964
01 Dec 2022 01:24
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-20,I-820,US 287--SE Fort Worth to Mansfield
Replies: 3
Views: 6233

Re: I-20,I-820,US 287--SE Fort Worth to Mansfield

The Southeast Connector project finally broke ground this week. It is now projected to be complete by 2027.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/txdot ... e/3137662/
by itsjrd1964
01 Dec 2022 01:20
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Southern Dallas: I-35E/US 67 Southern Gateway project
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Southern Dallas: I-35E/US 67 Southern Gateway project

After 5 years, a ribbon cutting was held Wednesday by state and local officials, marking the completion of the project.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dalla ... t/3137957/
by itsjrd1964
30 Nov 2022 12:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Memoriam: Local Edition
Replies: 0
Views: 259

In Memoriam: Local Edition

Unusual to lose 2 local icons of real estate in the same week.

https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-re ... pass-away/
by itsjrd1964
19 Nov 2022 02:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 288
Views: 168277

Re: Downtown Progress

R1070 wrote:The 80 story bldg proposed in Austin is apartments.


There is **no** way I'd live in an 80 story building, even if I had the $$$$.
by itsjrd1964
17 Nov 2022 07:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Prosper: misc. developments
Replies: 6
Views: 7971

Re: Prosper: misc. developments

First Look: Cook Children’s Prosper Pediatric Hospital

Ch.5 also had a report on the opening, with a brief look behind the scenes.

https://www.dmagazine.com/healthcare-bu ... -hospital/
by itsjrd1964
17 Nov 2022 05:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 33
Views: 25478

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

Cosm, an "immersive entertainment venue", is coming to Grandscape, but no timeline was given. It is supposed to be 1 of several around the US.

https://www.dmagazine.com/science-techn ... ent-venue/
by itsjrd1964
11 Nov 2022 11:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington: National Medal of Honor Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Arlington: National Medal of Honor Museum

New National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington will give North Texans a peek into history

It will open near the old and new Ballparks, in 2024.

Ch.11 video: https://youtu.be/dMPmjLpleSo
by itsjrd1964
10 Nov 2022 19:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 125
Views: 46170

Re: Dallas Convention Center

So when does the 2% taxing start on hotel stays?
by itsjrd1964
10 Nov 2022 09:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fort Worth: Tower 55
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Fort Worth: Tower 55

A post from Facebook this week said the demolition is scheduled for Monday (11-14). Here is a close-up view of Tower 55, from the same Facebook post. (The angle is looking SE, and the Tower is on the SE corner of the rail crossing.)
by itsjrd1964
10 Nov 2022 06:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 80
Views: 69563

Re: Dallas Trail System

What’s in store for East Dallas’ Santa Fe Trail: ‘Boneyard’ park, pocket plaza and more

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/comment ... -and-more/
by itsjrd1964
08 Nov 2022 16:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fort Worth: Tower 55
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Fort Worth: Tower 55

This is a structure where a Union Pacific rail line and a BNSF rail line cross underneath the I-30/I-35W interchange near downtown. It was used for decades as a manned point to watch over rail traffic as this crossing has become *very* busy over the years. In recent months, a webcam has been placed ...
by itsjrd1964
08 Nov 2022 01:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hensley Field
Replies: 7
Views: 6830

Re: Hensley Field

City of Dallas unveils plan for new park at old naval station site

https://www.fox4news.com/news/city-of-d ... ation-site
by itsjrd1964
02 Nov 2022 11:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DISD
Replies: 4
Views: 5717

Re: DISD

Thomas Jefferson High School to Reopen Following Repairs From North Dallas Tornado

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/thoma ... o/3111992/
by itsjrd1964
02 Nov 2022 10:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: misc. developments
Replies: 6
Views: 8798

Re: Grapevine: misc. developments

More lodging/residential/fun coming to Grapevine: * A Wisconsin company is planning a development with 490 hotel rooms, 100 condos (a timeshare format), and an indoor water park on Grapevine Mills Blvd. This development is back on the table as Stand Rock Resort and Water Park. Plans are similar to ...
by itsjrd1964
31 Oct 2022 02:43
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas: Miscellaneous Road Projects
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Dallas: Miscellaneous Road Projects

The Swiss Ave./Munger Blvd. intersection recently got a pedestrian upgrade, in the form of new warning signage and horizontal flashing lights. The Ch.5 report talks about how residents were concerned for safety at that crossing. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dallas-historic-swiss-avenue-gets-saf...
by itsjrd1964
29 Oct 2022 09:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: misc. developments
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Richardson: misc. developments

A recently torn-down office complex east of 75-Central on Spring Valley by the DART Red/Orange Line station, is due to become the site of a new apartment complex. Almost 300 units will be built there. No construction or completion timeline was given. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2022/10/2...
by itsjrd1964
27 Oct 2022 03:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 80
Views: 17250

Re: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!

After Hillwood spilled the early beans on this one, H-E-B is finally confirming a store will be built in north Fort Worth. It will be at N. Riverside/Heritage Trace Pkwy., just east of Alliance Town Center. November 16 will be when groundbreaking happens, with more specifics to come. https://fortwor...
by itsjrd1964
21 Oct 2022 19:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 157
Views: 83958

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

WFAA is reporting that Reunion Tower has a new restaurant, called Crown Block. It is based in Las Vegas. For the first time, the restaurant level in the tower *won't* spin around. Those behind Crown Block will also be operating the event space on the other floor, which can still spin around if those...
by itsjrd1964
21 Oct 2022 05:48
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 67
Views: 35296

Re: DTD: West End Square

Been walking through here on lunch breaks again recently now that the weather has finally cooled down, and it looks like some of the trees didn't make it through the summer drought. Super unfortunate. How’s the activity level here? Sometimes there a few people and others a bit more, but that might ...
by itsjrd1964
17 Oct 2022 12:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 80
Views: 17250

Re: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!

WFAA is reporting that the Plano store will open November 2, at 6am.

https://youtu.be/XFnsNb6rhwo
by itsjrd1964
17 Oct 2022 04:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 270
Views: 206546

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Amazing. Only 4 sales (3 in January, 1 in February) in all of 2022.

Will they have to auction the rest off?
by itsjrd1964
16 Oct 2022 09:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 46
Views: 40353

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Kroger buying Albertsons!!! https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/13/shares-of-albertsons-jump-on-report-of-potential-merger-with-grocery-giant-kroger.html But we don't know how much the Feds will like this deal--if they like it at all. They will surely be told they'll have sell stores and/or divisions. Thi...
by itsjrd1964
13 Oct 2022 01:35
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 28022

Re: American Airlines

The home base for the OneWorld partnership, which American is a major part, is moving to American's HQ (original posting in the City Issues: Corporate Relocations thread).

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26
by itsjrd1964
13 Oct 2022 01:31
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 28022

Re: American Airlines

This is the most confusing sub-headline I have seen in a while when rendering to DFW. The employee-only 'hospitality complex' will be built on a 300-acre corporate campus the Dallas-based air carrier is constructing in Fort Worth. So the carrier is based in Dallas but is in Fort Worth guess they th...
by itsjrd1964
13 Oct 2022 01:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 502
Views: 318828

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

What is DARTs plan to replace their rolling stock. Maybe with some Stadler FLIRTS or something, the original rolling stock should be approaching 20 years old if not older. Light rail started for DART in 1996, so at least some of their fleet has to be that old. I'm guessing, with the destination dis...
by itsjrd1964
13 Oct 2022 00:46
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 11203

Re: McKinney National Airport

McKinney eyes its own commercial airport as an alternative to DFW, Love Field

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... ove-field/
by itsjrd1964
11 Oct 2022 03:03
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 28022

Re: American Airlines

American is planning a new headquarters hotel for employees and trainees at its home office campus south of DFW Airport. It will replace an existing on-site hotel for flight attendant trainees.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texa ... 498976.php
by itsjrd1964
07 Oct 2022 06:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Southlake Town Square
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Southlake Town Square

The people known for grammar/spelling/usage in media have obviously been shown the door over the years.