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by Tivo_Kenevil
30 Nov 2020 23:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 348
Views: 168281

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: 228
Views: 123855

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: 757
Views: 365817

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: 212
Views: 93349

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: 212
Views: 93349

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: 23269

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: 622
Views: 302700

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: 174
Views: 95271

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: 174
Views: 95271

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...
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Nov 2020 20:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 54
Views: 4020

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

How about? Project Name: Victory North end and the Park will called Victory Yards
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Nov 2020 20:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 54
Views: 4020

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

An 83-story mixed-use tower, 1.9 million square feet of office space and 895 residential units — these are just some of the new details revealed about Hunt Realty Investment's proposed 11-acre project in Uptown. Hunt Realty President Colin Fitzgibbons told the Business Journal last week that the pro...
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Nov 2020 17:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 593
Views: 305837

Re: Northpark Center

Wow good news.
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Nov 2020 10:27
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 167
Views: 75486

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

DPatel304 wrote:That's great news for them!

I still don't agree about Austin 'out shinning Houston/Dallas' though..haha, but we're all on the same team, and Texas, as a whole, is doing tremendously well!


Nah, we definitely not on same team lol Ppl hate Dallas, facts!
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Nov 2020 00:22
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 167
Views: 75486

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

https://austin.towers.net/downtown-aust ... reek-site/

Austin getting Texas tallest...

I'm telling you Austin out shinning Houston and Dallas Right Now.
by Tivo_Kenevil
04 Nov 2020 22:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 367
Views: 172923

Re: Legacy West

texasstar wrote:
undefinedprocess wrote: What would y'all like to see in the Legacy West area/development itself?


Nothing. I want to see everything new in the area migrate across the 121 to Frisco's Platinum District. :D

I believe it's called the Platinum Corridor. If there ever was a cringe name, this is it.
SoGood takes runner up
by Tivo_Kenevil
04 Nov 2020 22:41
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System
Replies: 11
Views: 5618

Re: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System

texasstar wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Austin is on its way to overtake Houston and Dallas


You're a funny guy, Tivo. :D

Heheh
by Tivo_Kenevil
04 Nov 2020 19:32
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System
Replies: 11
Views: 5618

Re: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System

saxman wrote:It looks like the measure passed to expand Austin's Metro system. I'll definitely be a user of the train to the airport.

Austin is on its way to overtake Houston and Dallas
by Tivo_Kenevil
30 Oct 2020 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 54
Views: 4020

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

Is it just me or is Dallas trying to be known for having great Parks? Days ago, the Fair Park plan called for another signature park.. then I recalled, we have other signature Parks underway (West End, Carpenter, Southern Gateway)... Now this! Dallas goin' green!Love it.
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Oct 2020 17:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 60425

Re: West Dallas Developments

Yeah, I live 5 min away from the proposed site. There's not really much there in terms of views for residents as its mostly, warehouses on that stretch of beckley. There's some Apartments near by currently u/c, but nobody has ever had any views from outside their window along beckley.. that is unles...
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Oct 2020 17:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 71892

Re: Dallas Smart District

jetnd87 wrote:Or the Link at Uptown. I'd be surprised if they moved to the burbs given their and their competitors' current locations here. But who knows
I thought about that too.. but I hope they choose Smart District.
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Oct 2020 12:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 60425

Re: West Dallas Developments

Even Wylie H Dallas is a NIMBY now? Someone guessed that the ownership of that account changed, I guess they were right. Jon Anderson's complaints are as high-rise suburbia as they get - not enough parking, 'looming', 'ugly' blah blah blah. It's taller and will house more people? Good. It's nice to...
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Oct 2020 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 71892

Re: Dallas Smart District

Still pessimistic. But this one is starting feel like it has a real chance of becoming a reality. I hope it happens.

I just wish KBH gets destroyed and we build an actual neighborhood instead.
by Tivo_Kenevil
27 Oct 2020 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 71892

Re: Dallas Smart District

Mr. Amsterdam wrote: at the designs of the new buildings. Dallas is in a league of its own when it comes to bland. It's like the Chili's of cities.

:lol:
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Oct 2020 22:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 71892

Re: Dallas Smart District

Given that there are 0 sq ft of office space currently under lease in this neighborhood, might it make more sense to prove up the market with a few nicely done 5-8 story buildings, THEN go tall? Just asking. I think this developer is making a hard push for the EL centro bid. I think DCCD being the ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Oct 2020 23:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 71892

Re: Dallas Smart District

"The NewPark development is an 18-acre mixed-use development proposed on the southern side of Downtown, just south of City Hall. The proposed development will occupy existing surface parking lots. The new district will combine office, residential, retail, and educational uses to create an excit...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Oct 2020 19:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 60425

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Here's a way better story on this development.. https://candysdirt.com/2020/10/14/dallas-skyline-the-killing-continues-thursday/ I think the author makes a very good point about there being no real central plan in this area. I don't agree with his sentiment about preserving Downtown views. My take i...
by Tivo_Kenevil
21 Oct 2020 23:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 174
Views: 95271

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

The glass is too opaque if the aesthetic of the original rendering was the goal.
by Tivo_Kenevil
21 Oct 2020 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 42
Views: 19738

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Cool story bro. Lemme know when y'all start movin' dirt.
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Oct 2020 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 92
Views: 39101

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Has anybody here eaten at Heim before? I'm hoping they're comparable to Black's, Pecan Lodge, Lockhart, etc. Yeah at the original Fort Worth locale. It's really good! Better than Blacks in Austin in my estimation. Definitely better than lockhart. Not sure about it being better than Cattlelack and p...
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Oct 2020 18:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14
Replies: 51
Views: 9454

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

clcrash19 wrote:https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/10/13/planned-tower-will-be-new-eye-candy-for-dallas-uptown-area/

This is going to wow people

..... -______-
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Oct 2020 18:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 501
Views: 216801

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Not surprised..DFW quietly has amassed some FinTech. The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (major players in Financial Market transaction reconcilation) is based in Coppell and Schwab recently moved over. I doubt they'll move to Downtown. But nice nonetheless
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Oct 2020 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 132
Views: 71798

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/10/02/new-apartment-community-planned-for-oak-cliff-will-overlook-downtown/ I'm curious if they are tearing down the little church or building around it. That little church has a large Warehouse behind it. I think that may be what they're referri...
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Oct 2020 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 591
Views: 260261

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I agree with Ace that Dallas needs to support its police. It doesn't appear to be happening though, with the city council already having cut the (already underfunded and understaffed) police department's overtime. My hope was that Dallas would buck the trend of other cities and invest in public saf...
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Oct 2020 09:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 591
Views: 260261

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Why relocate a company from Minneapolis or Chicago to central Dallas when it might be even worse? Uh....Pretty sure Minneapolis and Chicago police have it more rough than Dallas Police. Not every company wants a suburban location simple as that. And going forward I think lots of companies realize WF...
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Sep 2020 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 591
Views: 260261

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Cbdallas wrote:I am afraid this is a sign of things to come with office space for a while. I still am working from home at least until the new year and maybe after.

Same. I think commercial office space will take a hit for the foreseeable future
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Sep 2020 13:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 75808

Re: Downtown Progress

Ouch. I've always said Downtown should be more Neighborhood than office Park.
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Sep 2020 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 498
Views: 284646

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Idk the owners fought to preserve the building..and won the right to operate with less parking. This seems like a set back to me. Looks like they plan to rebuild and likely had insurance
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Sep 2020 17:08
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Houston Highways
Replies: 8
Views: 8986

Re: Houston Highways

If beltline was obese.
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Sep 2020 20:11
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team
Replies: 13
Views: 9015

Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

tamtagon wrote:Monday morning is unbearable for me when the cowboys lose to the falcons.

This did not age well.
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Sep 2020 15:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192036

Re: DFW Economy

CTroyMathis wrote:
itsjrd1964 wrote:. . .

JRD, hey a random bird told me Thompson Hotel at 1401 Elm has a pretty extensive pre-opening job listing, for well, not even being opened/finished yet. Might be a different brand, but, hey. Passing it along.

Good to hear, lots of hard working folks need a job at the moment.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Sep 2020 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 132
Views: 71798

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Starting at a low 800K!
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Sep 2020 22:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 98
Views: 39845

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Also Sum Dang Good Chinese as a name ... Is so cringe. Hell, I wouldn't even be surprised if Chinese Americans got offended by it.
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Sep 2020 22:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 98
Views: 39845

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Rendering
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Sep 2020 22:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 98
Views: 39845

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

While COVID-19 has impacted many proposed developments in North Texas, it has done little to change the ambitious master plan for Trinity Groves. In fact, additional portions of the West Dallas development could break ground by the end of the year. First to go vertical would be 366 new apartment uni...
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Sep 2020 22:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (~415 FT / ~27 ST)
Replies: 56
Views: 11888

Re: Uptown Dallas:Trammell Crow Tower

How much longer until the strip mall across the street is redeveloped... I wonder how profitable it is at this point. Them taxes keep goin up...
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Sep 2020 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 45
Views: 9077

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

800' footers just aren't a reality in this climate. And they weren't prior to that , in Dallas anyway. In all likeliness, the FAA request was just testing the waters by the developer.
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Sep 2020 13:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 75808

Re: Downtown Progress

Poor pedestrian infrastructure is partly why the scooters are such an issue. According to the Downtown Residents FB group, people riding the scooters on sidewalks are "terrorizing" pedestrians and in several instances, running over their dogs. In a few headlines I've scrolled by, it also ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Sep 2020 13:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 75808

Re: Downtown Progress

Poor pedestrian infrastructure is partly why the scooters are such an issue. According to the Downtown Residents FB group, people riding the scooters on sidewalks are "terrorizing" pedestrians and in several instances, running over their dogs. Same can be said for Bicycles. This seems mor...
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Sep 2020 12:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 75808

Re: Downtown Progress

IDK see what the problem is with the scooters. City hall complaining as if the downtown pedestrian infrastructure was good.

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