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by Tivo_Kenevil
27 Feb 2021 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 318
Views: 165988

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

https://inewhomes.com/the-central-phase-one-complex Can anyone confirm a groundbreaking on this site. Apparently a residential component (17 story high rise) is under construction. This interesting. Originally, the plan called for the following: "Plans for the first phase of The Central includ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Feb 2021 00:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 237
Views: 103746

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

rono3849 wrote:
undefinedprocess wrote:Probably just strapped for cash like we all thought. I agree, it’s a disaster on many levels.


The site is a dust bowl now. Why the movie theater is still standing is beyond me.


Ppl still go to the movies?
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Feb 2021 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 801
Views: 393680

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I suppose they don't care because it faces I-35. I'll say this though,
I35 is nothing but ugly garages. Funny how "Highway Architecture" the one thing we thought Dallas did well isn't som much the case
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Feb 2021 11:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 801
Views: 393680

Re: Victory Park 3.0

WTF is that grotesque abomination of a garage on that rendering? Hines went from "well done" in making the Victor garage to "let's half ass it".
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Feb 2021 20:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 133
Views: 66036

Re: Fair Park

Looks amazing
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Feb 2021 18:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162670

Re: Trinity River Park

Just remember, everything you spend money on now to put down there can be washed away or damaged beyond repair on the very next flood, which could be next week, next month, next year away. Well obviously, no one is proposing to build Crystal Palace in the Trinity. There's so many good examples of a...
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Feb 2021 20:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 79
Views: 37369

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

That electric pole is begging to be buried.
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Feb 2021 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 52
Views: 15519

Re: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)

The third tower is the garage guys
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Feb 2021 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 253
Views: 151645

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Interesting that we are getting all of these so called condo people from the coast and they still have zero sale months. One would think they would get snapped up more quickly unless maybe those condo folk come here and don't buy condos. How many "Coasters" you know own million dollar con...
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Feb 2021 08:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383270

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Are the people who oppose putting a QuickTrip on Lemmon in Uptown, also opposed to a putting a drug manufacturing plant on a pretty darn good multi-purpose site in Deep Ellum? The gas station idea I hate; but I'm ok with this they're just rehabbing a building. And bringing a nice new venture to town.
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Feb 2021 23:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: Bike Infrastructure

They take you down to lovely Riverfront BLVD!
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Feb 2021 00:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162670

Re: Trinity River Park

They have an actual river.
by Tivo_Kenevil
30 Jan 2021 09:02
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 113
Views: 53403

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

I bet Mr. Santiago Calatrava has a contractual ban of painted symbols or painted concrete to try to organize the types of traffic. His style is bright white everything... He already threw a fit when the city talked about colorful LED lighting for the bridge. The problem with high profile Celeb-Arch...
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Jan 2021 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 25917

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

cowboyeagle05 wrote:There is your answer then it will match. After all in the Texas sun it would look like the Eye of Saron with rays shining off towards the Stemmons and DNT.

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I have no problems with that lol
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Jan 2021 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267067

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Is there a possibility of getting a gasless QT like in Atlanta? https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7773849,-84.3843705,3a,75y,54.99h,84.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGfkKkAreYlCEYzEcO6aTvg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 I doubt it. But now that i think of convenience store would be alright. But would rather it not be a...
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Jan 2021 16:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267067

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It's interesting how big this site will be if QT has the restaurant plot too. Plus, it'll have both Lemmon Espressoways as entrances probably. This place will likely do rather well for myriad reasons. It's not remotely an exciting urban infill or final-use development for sure - obviously. The exis...
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Jan 2021 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267067

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

R1070 wrote:We need to fight this.


This is horrible..i hope we see a Sam's Club deux.
by Tivo_Kenevil
27 Jan 2021 18:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 132
Views: 46977

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

We need a grocery store in West Dallas. Tom thumb where u at?!
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Jan 2021 17:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (~415 FT / ~27 ST)
Replies: 62
Views: 14718

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (~415 FT / ~27 ST)

Doesn't look like anything has changed since the renders first came out
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Jan 2021 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 639
Views: 307527

Re: Oak Lawn

Dallas Gypsy wrote:Considering the cheap and incredibly badly built apartment complexes that have been built with their stucco and slapped together facades, I would think that a lot of these buildings will look like trash in a few years.


I approve this message
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Jan 2021 19:10
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Connect Dallas strategic mobility plan
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Connect Dallas strategic mobility plan

"The city has promised that this plan will not gather dust on a shelf like so many others have over the years. Now it has guidance. It is up to the city to follow it."

Don't hold your breath. Dallas is the city that loves to plan; but hates to act.
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Jan 2021 07:58
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 74354

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Mi cocina is a Great restaurant? :D
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jan 2021 00:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 169
Views: 78790

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

The way the structure is masked is well done. If only AMLI cared like this.
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jan 2021 00:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 169
Views: 78790

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

The way the structure is makes is well done. If only AMLI cared like this.
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jan 2021 00:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 801
Views: 393680

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Those magnolia apartments are cheap looking with that beige stucco
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Jan 2021 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 206
Views: 108822

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

^That's great to hear. There's no reason to keep Lemmon sequestered in the 1980s. The old Branniff terminal at Love Field will be up and running in the next couple years, the collection of fancy car dealership is known to people all over the world, Uptown has crossed the threshold from developers d...
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Jan 2021 20:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 234524

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

From SF to Denton. What a shift.
by Tivo_Kenevil
04 Jan 2021 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 95
Views: 43825

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Are there any plans with the gigantic parking lot behind the school. Something facing the new park would be great.
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Dec 2020 18:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 132
Views: 46977

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

So I guess Dallas is okay with planting big stand alone parking garages right in front of a residential neighborhood. Can you imagine if this was proposed anywhere else...i see no real "master plan" in connecting and respecting the existing neighborhood..
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Dec 2020 19:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 135
Views: 62948

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

R1070 wrote:Once the DART lots are built on, this area will be a lot different.

Does anyone know what the master plan is for the lots? I hoped the kroger gets redeveloped to mixed use.
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Dec 2020 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 143
Views: 77698

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

^Zang flats is the name of the small apartments across spiral.
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Dec 2020 00:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 143
Views: 77698

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

So I take it that Jim Lake is going to focus on this and just forget about the old Ambassador Hotel that burned to a crisp.
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Dec 2020 00:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 133791

Re: I-345

An overpass has the advantage that the land underneath is by default usable (if gloomy), unlike a trench where the deck has to be added. I think a reduced overpass that is just the through lanes with no exits is viable, maybe stacked double-decker style to minimize footprint. That modified footprin...
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Dec 2020 21:49
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 133791

Re: I-345

The on ramps for i345 are horrible at street level; i wouldn't give engineers that much credit... I345 wouldnt be so bad if it was just an over pass. But it's not...
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Dec 2020 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 25917

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

:D This project rightfully got blasted by Mark Lamster for being fake urbanism lol
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Dec 2020 18:18
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 133791

Re: I-345

I'd rather trench and cover i-35 than 345
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Dec 2020 23:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 131967

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

alkilo wrote:Condos at Canton & Park

Thanks for posting? Anyone got more details on this one. Haven't heard of it.
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Dec 2020 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 37
Views: 18048

Re: DISD Administration Building

I feel like ross was missed opportunity. More retail could have been implemented in these projects. That would have connected Ross and LG nicely.
by Tivo_Kenevil
30 Nov 2020 23:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 361
Views: 181743

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I did my usual walk through Downtown today for the first time in months and, despite the weather being pretty perfect, much of Downtown felt pretty dead to me. Victory Park was a ghost town, as was the West End, and Main Street also felt pretty dead as well. Fortunately the Discovery District was b...
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Nov 2020 21:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 131494

Re: West End 1.0

willyk wrote:They tore down the part of the building that held the Stark Club. It appeared to be a later addition to the original structure.

The building is wedged between Woodall and Continental. They need to do something to get a walking connection to VP and the West End.

Bumping this up...
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Nov 2020 21:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 801
Views: 393680

Re: Victory Park 3.0

https://i.imgur.com/jdFhQck.jpg I forgot the name of this development, and I'm not entirely sure if this area is still considered Victory Park. This is just north of Wooddall Rogers right across the street from where the Hard Rock Cafe used to be. This is the old stark club. There's a thread for th...
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Nov 2020 15:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 237
Views: 103746

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

That's an entirely different type of project. It's less urban and more office Park. Mid town is more complex just because of the location itself.
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Nov 2020 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 237
Views: 103746

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

This development will not come to fruition as originally planned. It will be a vestige of the original plans. This pandemic isn't helping either. However, I would have expected more residential and infrastructure at least be put in place. But very little has occurred. Perhaps the developer should ju...
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Nov 2020 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 26578

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

But will there be LEDs? That's the key here.
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Nov 2020 19:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 630
Views: 323555

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Any pics of the lobby/ entrance from the outside
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Nov 2020 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 190
Views: 103083

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Harwood: Ok give me your best design possible..

Architect: Awesome.. Here you go!

Hardwood: WOW! AMAZING! ...Now remove 75% of the Design. Less Design more Tissue Box..You feel me?
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Nov 2020 20:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 190
Views: 103083

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Harwood just can't seem to ever do it in a cool or imaginative way. Ah yes, the old 'eff-up' a wet dream. If all we can ever say is "it's better than nothing" or "at least that's one less parking lot" than I will no longer EVER let myself get excited about 90% of these rendering...

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