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by lakewoodhobo
27 Jan 2020 20:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 62
Views: 15727

Re: Design District 1.0

Mark Cuban, Live Nation team up to build new music venue in Dallas’ Design District https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/music/2020/01/28/mark-cuban-live-nation-team-up-to-build-new-music-venue-in-dallas-design-district/ The Design District is getting its first live-music venue. And it’s i...
by lakewoodhobo
27 Jan 2020 09:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 37
Views: 9565

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Landmark downtown Dallas skyscraper up for grabs https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/27/landmark-downtown-dallas-skyscraper-up-for-grabs Screen Shot 2020-01-27 at 9.43.22 AM.jpg My hope is that a buyer comes in with a real interest in bringing this building into the 21st century...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Jan 2020 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 78
Views: 19668

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I think we're seeing a market correction in the traditional restaurant business model where the tenant gets X months free rent, then pays an astronomical market rate for a few months until they can no longer afford it. Curious to see what the numbers are like for restaurants where the landlord has a...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Jan 2020 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 243
Views: 80320

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Thinking small: New downtown Dallas hotel will have “micro” rooms https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/23/thinking-small-new-downtown-dallas-hotel-will-have-micro-rooms The three-story building at 2105 Commerce Street is adjacent to the big East Quarter development that’s redoing...
by lakewoodhobo
22 Jan 2020 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 262
Views: 95738

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

They're taking down the patio in the old Chipotle space, at least the portion facing Pacific. Hopefully it's being replaced with something better and a sign that a new tenant is coming soon.

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by lakewoodhobo
22 Jan 2020 10:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 245
Views: 82438

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

High-rise north of downtown Dallas will be imploded https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/22/boom-high-rise-north-of-downtown-dallas-will-be-imploded/ The former Affiliated Computer Services building at North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue will be imploded next month by own...
by lakewoodhobo
22 Jan 2020 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 480
Views: 168759

Re: Oak Lawn

Not sure this is what I think it is, but I remember seeing a drawing a while back of an expanded median and crosswalk/refuge from the Legacy monument to the Centrum (second photo is from this morning). Anything that facilitates pedestrian movement across this intersection would be great. Unknown-1.j...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Jan 2020 22:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 326
Views: 103860

Re: DART D2 Subway

DART Unveils Plans for New Dallas Subway to City Council
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dart- ... l/2296017/
by lakewoodhobo
21 Jan 2020 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 681
Views: 232257

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Kooky ice cream shop from Australia floats into Dallas' Victory Park http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/01-21-20-soft-serve-shop-aqua-s-australia Aqua S originated in Sydney in 2015 and has stores across Asia as well as in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Houston, where it debuted in 2...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Jan 2020 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 447
Views: 155252

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Anyone know what's going on with the "77" place off of Henderson? It looks like its been closed for the last couple of weeks after opening relatively recently to what appear to be packed crowds. On Yelp it says they're closed temporarily and scheduled to reopen on April 1. I hope they bui...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Jan 2020 09:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 17
Views: 8120

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

North Texas Reaches Round 2 of Hyperloop One Competition https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/north-texas-reaches-round-2-of-hyperloop-one-competition/2295422/ The city of Dallas has offered two options that both use Dallas Executive Airport on Hampton Road at U.S. Highway 67 as a destination. The oth...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Jan 2020 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 3255

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

Whatever it is, I hope it adds density as well as a park amenity, whether it’s a vertical garden, giant art mural or a big screen like Discovery District. Or the whole thing could be an architectural fly trap like the Vessel in Hudson Yards. It’s the last surface parking lot adjacent to KWP, so it s...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Jan 2020 19:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 110
Views: 40210

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Was this site a part of what was rumored to be desired by Sprouts?


That's the one, but I suppose that deal fell through. Found this photo of the damage and I'm surprised it wasn't worse.

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by lakewoodhobo
17 Jan 2020 17:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 86
Views: 34777

Re: West Dallas Developments

LUCK posted on their facebook that they are closing. I’ve been wondering how Trinity Groves is doing overall. Went for lunch on a Saturday and Beto & Sons was pretty much full. Also noticed that the avocado place (Avo Eatery, maybe) is getting ready to open. As for the new buildings, there’s a ...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jan 2020 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88897

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Unknown.jpeg The empty space/dog toilet next to DP&L is newly paved and ready for whatever patio that Pegasus Brewery builds there. On one hand, it's a huge improvement over the mess that was there before. However there used to be trees here not that long ago, and I wonder why they were taken d...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jan 2020 07:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 110
Views: 40210

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Polar Bear Ashburns building is on fire and burning to the ground. Screen Shot 2020-01-16 at 10.20.02 PM.jpg Thank God. Yeah it’s been a dump for years, but only because the owners let it get that way. If you or I owned a house and let it rot like that, we would be up to our eyeballs in code violat...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2020 22:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 110
Views: 40210

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Polar Bear Ashburns building is on fire and burning to the ground.

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by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2020 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88897

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Since we still don't know where they're putting Golden Boy, I'd love it if AT&T bought the parking lot where the Thomas Building stood, turn the Akard side into a plaza and have the statue facing the Federal Reserve, which of course should become a museum of telecommunication history. Unknown-1....
by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2020 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 107
Views: 28359

Re: Lower Greenville Development

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/01-13-20-tango-frogs-taco-cabana/?fbclid=IwAR3xoh5tCyqnOiVCJVO30Mtakzq8VSDtUHUUZgWYBhtjRhJmPHp6-17msp0 UPDATE 1-16-2020: According to a statement from Taco Cabana, the outcome of the Tango Frogs is still TBD. "At Taco Cabana we understand the ...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Jan 2020 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88897

Re: AT&T Discovery District

MC_ScattCat wrote:Anyone know why it was placed so high up in the air?


I remember reading a story in the DMN archives from when Southwestern Bell was seeking permits for the sky bridge. I'll post it if I find it, but in the meantime here is a nice flashback to 1983.

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by lakewoodhobo
15 Jan 2020 09:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 22
Views: 3024

Re: DTD: West End Square

Here's a video of the upcoming West End park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWJvbjgHTM I was wondering if all of the features in that flyover were final, including the "water table" at the :30 mark. Good to know DDI is funding that. Downtown Dallas Inc. Commits $300K for West End Squar...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Jan 2020 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 86
Views: 34777

Re: West Dallas Developments

I’d be surprised if an office building broke ground here before the hotel, but I’d like to be surprised. Also interesting is that the West Dallas Veterans Plaza had been previously proposed for a large median along Canada Dr, in a largely residential area with no parking. Assuming it’s the same proj...
by lakewoodhobo
14 Jan 2020 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 19264

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

They must've gotten a massive discount on those precast concrete panels because here is project #3 with the same faux 3D brick pattern.

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by lakewoodhobo
14 Jan 2020 15:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88897

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Parts of the screen are starting to light up.

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by lakewoodhobo
13 Jan 2020 17:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88897

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Any idea on the pricing? Looks like $42/mo, which is a lot more affordable than Trophy Fitness. I can't think of any other options now with 24-Hour gone and YMCA on its way out. https://signup.myiclubonline.com/iclub/signup/home.htm#plans/info?clubNumber=8499&planId=ff768b37f38f4596b6d604a4f921...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jan 2020 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 289
Views: 88897

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Cowboys Fit now open inside the Interurban Building https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82069080_10221106516034097_9150382104201134080_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQlgyuBqV3O6plmlnBxJUB3nASxZQVQ5FfYe47o6Lojklq1Up-qVay2hytMf9H3XGuk&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=6d491e541cda5bd965533...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jan 2020 11:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 165
Views: 64899

Re: The Cedars Developments

Site of Dallas’ famous Sportatorium sells to developer Jack Matthews https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/13/riverfront-tract-that-was-site-of-dallas-famous-sportatorium-has-sold/ “I have no immediate plans but will be part of the whole new development there,” said developer Jack...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jan 2020 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 107
Views: 28359

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Taco Cabana closes 19 restaurants including Lower Greenville store
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... xas-stores
by lakewoodhobo
09 Jan 2020 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 19264

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

Garage District Tower 4 looks ready to go vertical.

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by lakewoodhobo
09 Jan 2020 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 478
Views: 191413

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Now the question is whether Royal Blue will accept the offer. Good idea or not, without the $350,000 grant they might as well go to a bank or a private investor for a loan that doesn't have nearly as many strings attached. Hopefully this was something they were going to do anyway and decide to open ...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Jan 2020 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 224743

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I'm also surprised to see this much activity in Deep Ellum, especially compared to the slow pace of construction in the Design District which a lot of us were betting would be just as hot. These deals take years to complete, so I imagine we haven't even started to see the full effect of Uber's decis...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jan 2020 17:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 224743

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I’m guessing that the new 5-story building replaces the surface parking lot for Adams Hat residents, so where are they supposed to park while this is u/c?
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jan 2020 17:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 224743

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

New residential tower would join Deep Ellum historic building https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/08/new-residential-tower-would-join-deep-ellum-historic-building/ Westdale – which is now one of the biggest owners and developers in Deep Ellum – is now working with apartment buil...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jan 2020 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 262
Views: 95738

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Well, one thing we can be sure if it doesn't last he will replace it with another concept with most likely minor space modifications.


To be honest, since it already has the look of a diner I wouldn't mind seeing it reincarnated as a Waffle House.
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jan 2020 09:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 40
Views: 8061

Re: Reverchon Park

Still don't understand why this has to be a for-profit sports and entertainment venue when it's clear that to be profitable you need X amount of seats which means X amount of cars and parking spaces, even with rideshare and trail access. The city needs to either abandon the baseball diamond or renov...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Jan 2020 17:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 174
Views: 65383

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Where does the story say the tower isn't being built? It doesn't say it explicitly but the mention of the "first building permits" and "first section" of the project, followed by "planned" elements of the finished project just make it seem that way. I could be reading ...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Jan 2020 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 174
Views: 65383

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Uptown Dallas Central Market store project is getting closer to start https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/07/uptown-dallas-central-market-store-project-is-getting-ready-to-start/?fbclid=IwAR3gI6irPVFE7MD57G-0PzzOl1uruV76pzZDMbNSDfPMzQ6mubRoZJxmlWc This week KDC filed the first b...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Jan 2020 15:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 262
Views: 95738

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Anyone know why they removed Queso Beso's cool-ish neon sign? This photo is from a few weeks ago before it opened.. went and had lunch there today and it was gone. I could be wrong, but I believe every permanent sign inside the downtown "special provision sign district" needs to go throug...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Jan 2020 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 478
Views: 191413

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Looks like some kind of winery by the name of Blind Bishop is getting ready to open in the little gray building at Sunset and Madison. The CPC agenda for this week shows it requesting a SUP for "a microbrewery, micro distillery, or winery" but based on a Google search of the applicant, Dil...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Jan 2020 14:32
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 22
Views: 3024

Re: DTD: West End Square

I honestly thought at last week's "groundbreaking" that they were using the term quite liberally, but as of today there are earth movers tearing up the asphalt.

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by lakewoodhobo
03 Jan 2020 16:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 40
Views: 8981

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

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This really is the most phallic clock tower I've ever seen.
by lakewoodhobo
26 Dec 2019 16:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 3255

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

For me, it’s: 1. 1401 Elm 2. AT&T Discovery District 3. East Quarter (300 Pearl / Meletio tower) 4. Uber HQ Honorable mention: Bishop Arts expansion Seeing 1401 Elm open will be the end of an era, even if it’s not as exciting as once proposed. Discovery District could bring back to life a dead c...
by lakewoodhobo
26 Dec 2019 15:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 224743

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

tamtagon wrote:Where did reelfx end up?


They downsized and moved to 717 Harwood (old KPMG tower).
by lakewoodhobo
26 Dec 2019 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 713
Views: 224743

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

A Chicago developer has bought the former ReelFX building and the adjacent parking lot with plans for a mixed-use development.


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... perty-buy/
by lakewoodhobo
20 Dec 2019 08:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 166
Views: 51124

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

Harwood tower would be the tallest in the Uptown area https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/12/20/harwood-tower-would-be-the-tallest-in-the-uptown-area/ Harwood International intends to build a 42-story tower at Caroline and Field streets just north of downtown. Called Harwood No. 12...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Dec 2019 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 22
Views: 2835

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Do we think there will be any public push back considering this sort of leans over historic West End? I really doubt it seeing how the tallest building in Dallas is much closer to the West End. Even within the district we have the Luminary and the Holocaust Museum that don’t fit the style. It would...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Dec 2019 18:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 499
Views: 186134

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Kinda random, but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the old mural inside 1401 elm? It was probably posted in the old forum, citing renovation that they were interested in keeping it. Ive been looking for pictures online, but can't seem to find it. Could have sworn it was a tree. You can...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Dec 2019 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 36046

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

This courtyard looks like it might be an extension of Munger Ave, but rather than connecting it to Magnolia St it just dead-ends into a 6-story building, like One Arts Plaza did with Flora. I don't hate the design from this point of view, but I wish the designers had put some effort into connecting ...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Dec 2019 14:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 115
Views: 35553

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

The way the eastern (Heritage Village) deck park is proposed doesn't show a lot of promise for having a KWP-style effect on the area. However, the deck adjacent to S Harwood should be prioritized if they need to be phased out. This would pull Old City Park into the Farmers Market and away from the B...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Dec 2019 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 165
Views: 64899

Re: The Cedars Developments

California short-term stay firm lands in Dallas’ Cedars district https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/12/09/california-short-term-stay-firm-lands-in-dallas-cedars-district/ Sonder is one of several companies that are renting blocks of residences to operate as hotel spaces in buildin...

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