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by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jun 2019 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 95
Views: 24182

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I was delighted by this article in D Magazine detailing the changes along Henderson Avenue--also contains some answers to questions I've had for a long time (i.e., what is that enormous two-story building under construction on Henderson?! Answer: Apparently, an Irish bar imported from Austin). I li...
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Jun 2019 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 106
Views: 22060

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Any new news on this? Haven't heard much lately Here is some info, it is apparently still being planned. Wish we could see an updated rendering. http://link.dallasnews.com/index.php?action=social&chash=4c8c76b39d294759a9000cbda3a6571a.2698&s=f787972d2ebcc5de3ef5e8e78e9ac59f The tower would ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Jun 2019 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63212

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Everything west of Good Latimer, outside of the CBD, should be called NoGood. That way it will be the sister neighborhood of SoGood and also give homage to the people who frequent the establishments in the neighborhood. "Where you going?"..."I'm up to NoGood"
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Jun 2019 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19268

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

The real question is why tis crane fell, when others around town did okay. They're supposed to withstand 140 mph winds.
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jun 2019 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19268

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Digging the street presence here.
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Jun 2019 15:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 586
Views: 155361

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

    Cbdallas wrote:I always wished the 2nd tower would get built someday but I have to say this is really looking good next to the existing building and compliments it very nicely.

    Now what about that BoA twin....
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    07 Jun 2019 14:23
    Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
    Topic: TexRail
    Replies: 91
    Views: 16923

    Re: TexRail

    Looking at the regional level the dichotomy is even more obvious. Since DART's inception 93% of North Texas population growth has been outside of the DART service area. Both developers and the "common person" would appear to be actively avoiding mass transit. Your logic is flawed I could ...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    07 Jun 2019 08:06
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Preston Center
    Replies: 23
    Views: 3889

    Re: Preston Center

    Not gonna lie... What a surprise.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    06 Jun 2019 11:55
    Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
    Topic: Legacy West
    Replies: 326
    Views: 76724

    Re: Legacy West

    Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building. https://dealbreaker.com/2019/06/jpmorgan-sending-investment-banking-team-to-texas So it turns out that it's the NY based IB team coming to Plano. I used to work in IB for JP Morgan back in the day. So typicall...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    06 Jun 2019 11:22
    Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
    Topic: Legacy West
    Replies: 326
    Views: 76724

    Re: Legacy West

    Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building. https://dealbreaker.com/2019/06/jpmorgan-sending-investment-banking-team-to-texas So it turns out that it's the NY based IB team coming to Plano. I used to work in IB for JP Morgan back in the day. So typicall...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    06 Jun 2019 10:26
    Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
    Topic: Legacy West
    Replies: 326
    Views: 76724

    Re: Legacy West

    Rich get richer
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    05 Jun 2019 10:19
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
    Replies: 55
    Views: 12559

    Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

    Both initial projects were better than this by x100. This seems like another brick n stucco generic box.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    03 Jun 2019 21:34
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
    Replies: 55
    Views: 12559

    Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

    R1070 wrote:I know that the developer did get push back on the design and lack of retail.

    But was it approved?
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    03 Jun 2019 13:59
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
    Replies: 335
    Views: 78544

    Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

    Shiva's Fine Indian Bar And Grill is moving to Downtown off Ross And Griffin. Did the lowest Greenville location shut down?

    Also, the i-fratelli in the same vecinity is almost complete.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    31 May 2019 09:21
    Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
    Topic: Trinity River Park
    Replies: 242
    Views: 44451

    Re: Trinity River Park

    There's tons of renderings showing how riverfront boulevard would look like without the jail. But selling the jail is one thing, moving the other jail buildings requires political muscle that is completely unrealistic in my opinion. Not only moving them, but *where* would they move them? No other p...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    31 May 2019 09:19
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: The Cedars Developments
    Replies: 143
    Views: 34982

    Re: The Cedars Developments

    From https://www.dallasnews.com/news/fire-1/2019/05/28/ambassador-dallas-oldest-historic-hotel-structure-destroyed-fire Tuesday afternoon, officers took a man into custody in handcuffs from an unoccupied building across the street from the Ambassador. Police said the arrest was not related to the f...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    31 May 2019 09:16
    Forum: General Discussion
    Topic: Thoughts on Phil Kingston
    Replies: 5
    Views: 256

    Re: Thoughts on Phil Kingston

    I like Kingsy becuz he is a thorn in the side of the Dallas Citizen Council shills that sit on the board..
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    30 May 2019 19:51
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: The Cedars Developments
    Replies: 143
    Views: 34982

    Re: The Cedars Developments

    This is turning into an epic conspiracy. Maybe it just burned down because it was old, had old wiring and 114 year old wood. Maybe a homeless guy set it on fire cuz they used to live in the ambassador... Has it been labeled as arson? ... I doubt jim lake had anything to do with it. I read on Reddit...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    29 May 2019 19:49
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Parking Garages
    Replies: 139
    Views: 32041

    Re: Parking Garages

    Not buying an expensive vehicle(s) ( or even better not having one) is considered as one of the axioms of financial freedom; per M.Cuban!
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    28 May 2019 12:37
    Forum: City Issues/News
    Topic: DFW Economy
    Replies: 228
    Views: 54410

    Re: DFW Economy

    Mgreen15 wrote:. There are too many newer/cheaper options living outside of the city and unlike other major cities, jobs are not mostly concentrated to Dallas’ urban core.

    True, but where exactly is the newer affordable housing at exactly? Everything new is high end.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    28 May 2019 09:18
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: The Cedars Developments
    Replies: 143
    Views: 34982

    Re: The Cedars Developments

    exelone31 wrote:This is so sad, was really hoping this would be a cool restoration. I agree with dallaz, this seems pretty strange, just a "random" fire in the middle of the night in an unoccupied building.


    It's probably an electrical fire. I wonder what's next for this project. ..this is a bummer
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    24 May 2019 12:13
    Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
    Topic: Texas: A Shopping Paradise
    Replies: 4
    Views: 300

    Re: Texas: A Shopping Paradise

    While the selection may be good..I find the shopping experience to be lacking. The entire Mall experience is so played out...it's the same anywhere you go. What we really need is an outdoor urban shopping experience, with promenades lined with trees and food vendors. Even the outdoor malls here are ...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    23 May 2019 15:53
    Forum: City Issues/News
    Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
    Replies: 300
    Views: 65314

    Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

    Jbarn wrote:Hopefully the fact that Lowe’s wants rail access will automatically disqualify Plano and Frisco.


    I would imagine. But then I look at Google and Apple in Austin and figure they really don't give a crap about that ...but we'll see.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    23 May 2019 14:54
    Forum: City Issues/News
    Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
    Replies: 300
    Views: 65314

    Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

    Honestly, this a great. If Dallas Gets Uber and Lowe's..that's awesome. If we land both than that would equate more Jobs than the would be HQ2( given that Amazon divided up the jobs across varios locales) .. IDK how Charlotte's rail is... But I know downtown Dallas is pretty good for a sprawling reg...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    22 May 2019 12:00
    Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
    Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
    Replies: 72
    Views: 13541

    Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

    Honestly, who would go out there given the deluge we had Saturday?
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    21 May 2019 22:45
    Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
    Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
    Replies: 95
    Views: 11002

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

    Does Dallas.Towers.net even cover Dallas anymore?
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    20 May 2019 20:08
    Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
    Topic: Street name changes/proposals
    Replies: 9
    Views: 3056

    Re: Street name changes/proposals

    He deserve it tho.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    20 May 2019 12:42
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
    Replies: 9
    Views: 1001

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

    I like the homage to the crescent. I wouldn't mind something like this over here. There's to much glass IMO over here.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    20 May 2019 09:50
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
    Replies: 37
    Views: 5576

    Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

    For a big site like this, you would have expected to see zoning applications and approvals before closing. Some contingencies need to be mitigated before jumping into an endeavor of this scale. Kinda strange that that didn't happen... or, did we just not see it? Could it be that washeburne has team...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    18 May 2019 18:15
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
    Replies: 37
    Views: 5576

    Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

    As developer, what has washeburne accomplished? I ask because this area requires special attention to detail. The area is really cut off from different angles and needs to have some stitching required to make it feel connected. This guy makes me nervous.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    17 May 2019 23:16
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
    Replies: 307
    Views: 63212

    Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

    eburress wrote: I can also see this serving as a proof of concept to get some of the other in-town mixed-use projects, like the Spire, off the ground.


    Spire? Ha!
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    16 May 2019 21:09
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
    Replies: 307
    Views: 63212

    Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

    Uber already has small discrete Office in West End. They have an idea what Dallas has to offer. Hope this HQ happens. Snapchat also small place in Deep Ellum.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    16 May 2019 12:34
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Victory Park 3.0
    Replies: 584
    Views: 120214

    Re: Victory Park 3.0

    Local Press + Brew has closed in VP. https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2019/05/15/local-press-coffee-closed-oak-cliff-my-favorite-drink It was oddly run. They never turned the sign on in the mornings—to save money? Anyway at the busiest time of day for a juice place it looked closed. Strange...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    16 May 2019 12:31
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
    Replies: 183
    Views: 29503

    Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

    If you don't believe safety is a major concern in that area you are clueless. Thanks to the homeless-industrial complex assaults and property crimes are a daily occurence in that area. I don't get what your arguement is here and how it relates specifically to this project, which is what they're pro...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    16 May 2019 09:54
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
    Replies: 183
    Views: 29503

    Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

    I know what NIMBY stands for. Apparently my comment regarding the this project towering over the townhomes was construed as NIMBYsm. I haven’t heard anybody opposing the project. People I know living in the FM are posting Instagrams saying how excited they are. Nah, NIMBY movement underway. Not onl...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    14 May 2019 13:45
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
    Replies: 33
    Views: 4435

    Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

    eburress wrote:^^ Good question. The Toll Brothers tower was news to me too!

    It's actually old news. Another generic infill project; that's probably why u didn't remember it.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    13 May 2019 14:02
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
    Replies: 213
    Views: 62514

    Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

    I seriously forget this project is underway. So slow.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    10 May 2019 16:04
    Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
    Topic: Trinity River Park
    Replies: 242
    Views: 44451

    Re: Trinity River Park

    According to the park conservancy, their goal is to start construction of Harold Simmons Park in December 2020 and open in May of 2022. Screen Shot 2019-05-10 at 3.53.22 PM.jpg I wouldn't put any faith in this. They had to receive millions in philanthropic donations to get it done. 250M if I recall...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    10 May 2019 10:13
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
    Replies: 183
    Views: 29503

    Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

    ArtVandelay wrote:The character of that neighborhood and the Harwood Historic District is mid rise not high rise. So yes, there was an expectation there wouldn’t be high rises in that section of downtown.


    That's a really poor expectation. There was bound to be new high rise construction at some point.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    07 May 2019 13:49
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
    Replies: 441
    Views: 105853

    Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

    One more time https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/05/07/new-developer-andinvestors-restart450-million-downtown-dallas-tower-redo-project Perhaps I'm just so desperate for this thing to get done that I'm grasping for straws here... But, I can't help but see this as a good sign. The ...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    07 May 2019 11:24
    Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
    Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
    Replies: 18
    Views: 1179

    Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

    Build a street car from Love Field to The Dart Uptown station and down Haskell to East Dallas.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    07 May 2019 10:15
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Victory Park 3.0
    Replies: 584
    Views: 120214

    Re: Victory Park 3.0

    15 stories?... ZzzZzzZ...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    03 May 2019 11:00
    Forum: City Issues/News
    Topic: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine
    Replies: 12
    Views: 953

    Re: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine

    Great article in D Magazine that hits the mark concerning the embracing of "regionalism" versus sustainable growth. The article states there are certain mayoral candidates for Dallas mayor that do not believe in the regionalism approach and instead want to promote Dallas ahead of the &quo...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    02 May 2019 11:08
    Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
    Topic: Trinity River Park
    Replies: 242
    Views: 44451

    Re: Trinity River Park

    casperitl wrote:Hard to tell from the photos if the plan has been scaled back dramatically?


    It certainly does to me...a step in the right direction
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    30 Apr 2019 16:25
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Northpark Center
    Replies: 506
    Views: 116861

    Re: Northpark Center

    hjkll you are clueless. NP has brought in or adding 15 exclusive retailers you can only find at NP in DFW in the last year. Name a center that has brought in half that many new retailers. Matt- I hear Eataly is taking former PIRCH space, so darn cool if it’s true. According to this quote from the E...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    26 Apr 2019 23:32
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Victory Park 3.0
    Replies: 584
    Views: 120214

    Re: Victory Park 3.0

    Matt777 wrote:Not big enough of an area to split further into North/South. Also, does anyone else get a weird, slight confederate vibe from the name "Victory South?" It's not a big deal, but the name change is just weird.


    Can we just rebrand entirely? 'Victory' is so contrived...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    26 Apr 2019 23:27
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
    Replies: 126
    Views: 32801

    Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

    Wow, hotel, multi family, office and retail! Yes please!

    Not only that but it appears we may finally see the electrical poles banished and sunk underneath....
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    26 Apr 2019 13:15
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
    Replies: 188
    Views: 41229

    Re: North Dallas: Midtown

    Update on the project. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Vision-2020-Progress-Finally-on-Removing-Valley-View-Mall-509083391.html So according to this the original plan is still in place... Kick off for the project will be June 2017 per the story .. It's says they're building a life time fitness vil...

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