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by itsjrd1964
21 Jul 2021 15:20
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 155
Views: 86817

Re: TexRail

I don't know if any of these were already posted, but here are some YouTube videos I found with rides/reviews of the TexRail line.

https://youtu.be/uo08sGrEhRU
https://youtu.be/Q-bshs36OXg
https://youtu.be/utY1iIBdkp0

This one is the entire trip, T&P Station to DFW.
https://youtu.be/4jd2uJHuj2Q
by itsjrd1964
17 Jul 2021 11:09
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 128
Views: 72477

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

No residential properties lose anything. I rescind my earlier statement, the exercise of dialogue has been helpful. Upon closer inspection, around 5 houses will be torn down because of what looks like an unnnecessary ramp to me at Dawson/Jeffries area. A436F8E1-5E6D-4154-BDD4-B0C6505AE4BA.png I hop...
by itsjrd1964
17 Jul 2021 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Side Downtown 42-Story Tower Proposed
Replies: 52
Views: 2817

Re: East Side Downtown 42-Story Tower Proposed

For it to be the SE corner, it'll be a tight fit. There won't be much room with the other buildings (besides the 2 mentioned) remaining in the block.
by itsjrd1964
16 Jul 2021 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Side Downtown 42-Story Tower Proposed
Replies: 52
Views: 2817

Re: East Side Downtown 42-Story Tower Proposed

Would this be the NW or NE corner of Elm/Pearl? Hope this project is a sure thing and doesn't get derailed. More height and less surface parking is needed on that side of the CBD.
by itsjrd1964
30 Jun 2021 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 126
Views: 16793

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

Plus, factor in the remaining lease time of those who have apartments at NorthEnd, as well as the length of time the developers will need to attract tenants to the new spaces to be built there.
by itsjrd1964
28 Jun 2021 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 423
Views: 213932

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Wow, I never knew there was a Dairy Queen downtown! Would be nice to have that now, but oh well....
by itsjrd1964
19 Jun 2021 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local place name origins/meanings thread
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Local place name origins/meanings thread

Sounds made up to me.
by itsjrd1964
17 Jun 2021 06:48
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 280
Views: 165241

Re: DFW Airport

DFW Airport’s new Terminal D expansion is a glimpse at the terminal of the future

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... he-future/
by itsjrd1964
16 Jun 2021 18:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 3001 Turtle Creek: Turtle Creek & Cedar Springs (240 FT | 17 ST)
Replies: 35
Views: 9345

Re: 3001 Turtle Creek: Turtle Creek & Cedar Springs (240 FT | 17 ST)

There have been several negative reactions on FB regarding the residential portion not including affordable apartments. I don't think a developer would want to put cheaper apartments in the same project as a high-end/luxury hotel.
by itsjrd1964
15 Jun 2021 04:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: North Texas lakes
Replies: 8
Views: 7519

Re: North Texas lakes

Lake Ralph Hall construction will break ground on Wednesday.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/groun ... ek/2656925
by itsjrd1964
09 Jun 2021 12:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Northern Suburbs: Parks, Trails, + Misc. Infrastructure
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Northern Suburbs: Parks, Trails, + Misc. Infrastructure

AFAIK, Bird is the only scooter in Plano. I haven't seen any others.
by itsjrd1964
27 May 2021 18:45
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Mineral Wells: Baker Hotel
Replies: 1
Views: 7147

Re: Mineral Wells: Baker Hotel

Inside the Massive Restoration of the Historic Baker Hotel

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/insid ... l/2641703/
by itsjrd1964
27 May 2021 13:07
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lowest Stemmons Project
Replies: 45
Views: 20647

Re: Lowest Stemmons Project

US 75 has been trenched how long now, 20 plus years? Reconstruction started in 1992 and was finished in 1999. Has anyone proposed capping it since? I'm waiting! Do not get my viewpoint wrong, building a freeway in a ditch, at grade, or in a viaduct works just as well. But at some point costs of con...
by itsjrd1964
27 May 2021 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 690
Views: 356126

Re: Oak Lawn

R1070 wrote:I think it’s senior housing built by the Resource Center


It would have to be a bigger lot than a gas station for it to be housing.
by itsjrd1964
26 May 2021 04:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 69
Views: 51637

Re: Dallas Trail System

The 50-Mile Loop Trail Is One Step Away From Beginning Construction

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... struction/
by itsjrd1964
22 May 2021 13:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lowest Stemmons Project
Replies: 45
Views: 20647

Re: Lowest Stemmons Project

One problem with trying to put I-35E below grade there: it would have to go back to current grade by the time it would reach the Old Trinity/Turtle Creek waterways.
by itsjrd1964
21 May 2021 17:15
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: New John Wayne museum in Fort Worth
Replies: 0
Views: 417

New John Wayne museum in Fort Worth

"John Wayne: An American Experience" is a new permanent exhibit opening this month in the Exhibits Building at the Fort Worth Stockyards. His son Ethan helped to curate the collection, which includes Wayne's hats and outfits, plus his Academy Award for "True Grit", and more in a ...
by itsjrd1964
20 May 2021 15:04
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lowest Stemmons Project
Replies: 45
Views: 20647

Re: Lowest Stemmons Project

After years of work, part of the "Lowest Stemmons" project is about to open. The on-ramp to the Dallas North Tollway from northbound I-35E is getting replaced starting this weekend. Drivers will now have to exit in the Continental-Woodall Rodgers vicinity on a new ramp. As for those on wes...
by itsjrd1964
16 May 2021 12:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Greater DFW-area trails
Replies: 13
Views: 12779

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: 423
Views: 213932

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: 69
Views: 51637

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: 8
Views: 7519

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: 17
Views: 12100

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: 648
Views: 371185

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: 44371

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: 69
Views: 42740

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: 367
Views: 210965

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: 87
Views: 37101

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: 423
Views: 213932

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: 443
Views: 235191

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: 409
Views: 213495

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: 8
Views: 7519

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: 1157

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: 648
Views: 371185

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: 15408

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: 648
Views: 371185

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: 6173

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: 58
Views: 30048

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: 40023

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: 1964

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: 1964

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: 1964

Re: OT: Fund the Forum

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by itsjrd1964
26 Jan 2021 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 111
Views: 34769

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: 36382

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: 40023

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: 40023

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: 430
Views: 219670

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: 15408

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: 5432

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...

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