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by lakewoodhobo
18 Sep 2019 11:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 162
Views: 39675

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

The revised Two Dallas Centre was designed by Araldo Cossutta (who worked with Pei and later designed the Tower at Cityplace). It included the 1.7 million-square-foot office building (twin towers joined at the 16th and 23rd floors) and a separate 500-room hotel. Site plan: pei02.JPG What a coincide...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Sep 2019 17:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 42
Views: 12076

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

First look: Renovation of downtown Dallas' historic Cabana Hotel is moving ahead https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/09/17/first-look-renovation-of-downtown-dallas-historic-cabana-hotel-is-moving-ahead/ https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer//4SMKQy1d2GqPavSv5b8...
by lakewoodhobo
14 Sep 2019 22:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 489
Views: 139009

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

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by lakewoodhobo
13 Sep 2019 16:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 345
Views: 99681

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Tnexster wrote:Company announces $14 billion deal to build Texas Bullet Train

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/t ... 437777.php


This is huge. Hurry up and build it before the economy tanks.
by lakewoodhobo
13 Sep 2019 10:42
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 162
Views: 39675

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Opening date set for October 14

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by lakewoodhobo
12 Sep 2019 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/t-boone-pickens-downtown-dallas-ymca-building-to-be-sold/287-83998839-4e0c-4f04-b804-8a3e65342fa3 "We are committed to honoring and maintaining the T. Boone Pickens namesake and having a YMCA presence in the Downtown Dallas area," the statement said....
by lakewoodhobo
12 Sep 2019 14:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 159870

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Oak Lawn to be near a big part of their target market? The space where Zephyr was on the corner of Cedar Springs and Throckmorton might be too high budget (and really better suited towards a restaurant), but it's open. There's also the strip mall where Alexandre's is, and the refurbished 2 story st...
by lakewoodhobo
12 Sep 2019 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 159870

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

For A Number Of Reasons, Including Repeated Vandalization And Corporate Overlord Takeover, Leather Masters Is Worn Out By Deep Ellum. https://www.centraltrack.com/deep-ellums-last-weird-shop-is-leaving-the-neighborhood Since the Texas Refrigeration Butcher Supply store closed, I can't think of anot...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Sep 2019 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 489
Views: 139009

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Maybe FOX4 news would be interested in a studio like the one for WFAA in Victory Park. They could put a media wall at the corner of Akard and Pacific with a news ticker, and when not streaming news content it can recreate the mosaic art from different Sanger-Harris stores. DART needs a media partne...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Sep 2019 20:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 75
Views: 21793

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

mdg109 wrote:I didn't see any activity on the street level of this one, but looks like a sky bar/bistro will be on the rooftop.


Sky Blossom is soft opening on September 17.

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by lakewoodhobo
10 Sep 2019 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 408
Views: 127492

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

A little birdie told me the hotel portion is in the works with a hotel flag that is not currently in the Dallas market. Funny, I was in New Orleans recently and walked past the Hyatt Centric there. That was the original flag that was associated with this project. Maybe Andaz would be a better brand...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Sep 2019 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 489
Views: 139009

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

https://merriman-maa.com/work-posts/akard-station/ I was thinking back to these old and overly ambitious plans for the DART building to serve as ancillary development for The Drever (RIP). If DART plans to stay at 1401 Pacific, they really need to partner with an anchor tenant that'll take over the ...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Sep 2019 18:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 176
Views: 38869

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Checked out 77 Degrees on Saturday night. All I can say is wow. Can’t get over how massive and out of place it looks.
by lakewoodhobo
06 Sep 2019 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 101
Views: 23733

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

There's also the very real possibility that old plans to replace the North Oak Cliff Branch Library will be thrown in the trash and start over. I read somewhere about a new task force set up to figure out if the new library should include other uses like housing, retail, green space, etc., which wil...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Sep 2019 09:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 293
Views: 72902

Re: DART D2 Subway

New DART train through downtown likes parks and more Dallas news http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city-life/09-06-19-dart-d2-city-budget-visitdallas/ The Commerce Street Station proposed for Pegasus Park Plaza has a number of options, including a glass-encased subway entrance in the back of the pa...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Sep 2019 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 101
Views: 23733

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

I just drove down Jefferson Blvd tonight and it has been awhile. I noticed quite a few of the historical retail buildings have for lease signs on them. I also noticed a strip of buildings that looks completely renovated and it also has for lease signs. The renovated buildings where across from the ...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Sep 2019 11:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 60723

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I'm more concerned with losing Ruibal's to an apartment developer, to be honest. That store generates a lot of foot traffic and is so emblematic of the district that it's hard to imagine the Farmers Market without it.
by lakewoodhobo
04 Sep 2019 15:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 51
Views: 9732

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

A Bar Serving Spanish Snacks on Sticks Will Soon Open in the Bishop Arts District Signage is up at 321 North Zang Boulevard for Sketches of Spain, a new Bishop Arts District restaurant that takes its name from a 1960 Miles Davis album. Details on the project are scant as of yet, but a brief descrip...
by lakewoodhobo
04 Sep 2019 08:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 105
Views: 31941

Re: Downtown Progress

It is time for Dallas to develop a new plan for urban growth in and around downtown and become the leader for the entire region of this part of the US. Dallas City Center can offer what no suburb or other smaller city can offer the truly dense urban experience. Similar to this: https://archpaper.co...
by lakewoodhobo
27 Aug 2019 10:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 176
Views: 38869

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Okay, finally this is all making sense. The linked article explains that the building will host 77 Degrees on the second/third floors and the Irish bar on the first floor. Step Inside 77 Degrees, Henderson Avenue’s Stunning New Rooftop Bar https://dallas.eater.com/2019/8/27/20835007/77-degrees-hend...
by lakewoodhobo
27 Aug 2019 07:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 159870

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

https://www.centraltrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/pixelpanchorenderingcasebuilding.jpg Wait Till You See What Deep Ellum’s Biggest Land Owner Has Planned For The Facade Of Its 17-Story Residential Tower, The Case Building https://www.centraltrack.com/and-you-thought-westdales-plans-at-the-epi...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Aug 2019 17:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 45
Views: 8727

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

I don't know what a "boutique business hotel" is, but if it's anything like an extended-stay hotel for business travel, I don't understand why you'd want to put a Gilley's or a Billy Bob's next to it. I'd like to see more nighttime foot traffic in that area though, especially around the st...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Aug 2019 16:45
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Southern Gateway Public Green
Replies: 17
Views: 6749

Re: Southern Gateway Public Green

Dog parks are part of the solution, not the problem... smh That's what I've always said and it's part of the language we use when we raise money for our neighborhood dog park. Dog parks encourage responsible pet ownership, which is what we need in an area where people just keep dogs as a theft dete...
by lakewoodhobo
22 Aug 2019 16:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 489
Views: 139009

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

First time seeing a completed arch without scaffolding.

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by lakewoodhobo
22 Aug 2019 16:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 52
Views: 15547

Re: Red Bird Mall

More construction underway, this time the parking lot on the far west side closest to Westmoreland is being torn out, this should be the location of the two new apartment buildings. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58f4f432893fc07c27b37960/t/5cf6e07ba65a2d0001ed537a/1559683232161/Design+Plan....
by lakewoodhobo
22 Aug 2019 15:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 85
Views: 23130

Re: Fair Park

I'm not opposed to any of that if it brings the crowds, but I'd really like to see a full-production brewery, winery or distillery (w/ tap room or bar and to-go sales) open in one of these places. If Pegasus City weren't already opening in a near-ideal location, I would say they would be a prime ca...
by lakewoodhobo
22 Aug 2019 14:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 85
Views: 23130

Re: Fair Park

^Yeah that "reveal" was a dud, but I'm glad they're at least formalizing the process. Wilonsky's version of the story has a little more information: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/08/20/after-dallas-let-fair-park-crumble-search-finally-tenants-fill-empty-landmarks Alrea...
by lakewoodhobo
22 Aug 2019 13:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The "hotelification" of multifamily
Replies: 11
Views: 2046

Re: The "hotelification" of multifamily

Austin hotel company is selling overnight stays in luxury Dallas apartment towers https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/08/22/austin-hotel-company-selling-overnight-stays-luxury-dallas-apartment-towers One way developers are filling up new apartments is to partner with hospitality co...
by lakewoodhobo
22 Aug 2019 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 94289

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

LOL you must really hate walking. How sad to get so triggered at the idea of using your own two legs. In Pokemon Go I've recorded over 4,100 km -- that's 4.1 million steps -- over the past three years. You were saying? I'll correct my statement. What Deep Ellum needs is more pokéstops between there...
by lakewoodhobo
22 Aug 2019 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 94289

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

So: What Does Uber's Arrival Really Mean For Deep Ellum? https://www.centraltrack.com/so-what-does-ubers-arrival-really-mean-for-deep-ellum/ Luring Uber Is Just The Start For Deep Ellum’s Biggest Land Owner, Westdale Asset Management. Next Up? Another Epic Tower And A Murky Lizard Lounge Future.
by lakewoodhobo
22 Aug 2019 07:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 94289

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Still if all he can think of is more parking then thanks, but no thanks. What Deep Ellum needs is better pedestrian access to Downtown. Said no one who lives or works in Deep Ellum. Ever. LOL you must really hate walking. How sad to get so triggered at the idea of using your own two legs. Even Mich...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Aug 2019 17:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Southern Gateway Public Green
Replies: 17
Views: 6749

Re: Southern Gateway Public Green

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7xY-Lqmr5e1endOTzhuaWZqRmxLZXFLYjZDdXlCcFk5ZE9F/view?usp=sharing This was presented to our neighborhood association last night. Nothing really new but the updated renderings look nice. Great to know that the Zoo has been working to integrate the park into its proper...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Aug 2019 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 176
Views: 38869

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I love this news. Now we know what’s taking over the old Mesero space, with an opening slated for late October.
by lakewoodhobo
21 Aug 2019 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 94289

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

In one of the Rail/Transportation threads, it looked as if the entrance to the D2 subway had been shifted to allow development on this site, so maybe the rail won't be cutting through it. Now I’m confused because the original D2 portal was on Swiss, but the latest plan has it moved south between Sw...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Aug 2019 15:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 94289

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Someone needs to remind Michael Morris the Downtown Dallas Parks has already agreed to build park land under the highway but hey if they can finally finish construction on Pearl and Ceasar Chavez maybe he can put the money to better projects like tearing out the Live Oak exit like the city and othe...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Aug 2019 07:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 94289

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

County Commissioners are still voting today on their tax break. Wouldn't they cancel this if Chicago is a done deal?

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business/Da ... 34871.html
by lakewoodhobo
16 Aug 2019 12:49
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 44
Views: 10105

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

Interesting set of old First National Bank commercials: https://texasarchive-web.streamguys1.co ... 80x360.mp4

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by lakewoodhobo
16 Aug 2019 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 174
Views: 50308

Re: West End 1.0

A lot of active construction going. Took these at around 8pm last night. Good to see the old Palm Restaurant getting renovated. Also, anybody know what's going on with 1701 Market building? Thanks for the updates! I noticed work in the old Palm space the other day and remember feeling glad that we ...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Aug 2019 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48467

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

The retail space at 1700 Commerce and Ervay is being built out as well. The notices say it's part of the hotel though. I may be wrong on this, but I thought I'd read that this space was going to be a Starbucks. It would still be a part of the hotel if they intended to lease it to Starbucks, which I...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Aug 2019 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 196
Views: 44250

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Developer clears downtown Dallas site for East Quarter mixed-use high-rise https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/08/15/developer-clears-downtown-dallas-site-east-quarter-mixed-use-high-rise Dallas Todd Interests plans to begin construction before the end of the year on the 17-story b...
by lakewoodhobo
14 Aug 2019 07:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 36
Views: 7989

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

Let's try this again. Dallas' Cityplace Tower is getting luxury hotel rooms as part of a redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/08/14/dallas-cityplace-tower-getting-luxury-hotel-rooms-part-redo The new owners of the 42-story office high-rise on North Central Expressway plan to con...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Aug 2019 11:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 85
Views: 23130

Re: Fair Park

Tonight is the first presentation by Fair Park First to the public, where we'll get an idea of what their master plan looks like. I suppose we won't get any details until tomorrow morning unless anyone from here is attending and wants to report back. Fair Park neighbors, as well as residents through...
by lakewoodhobo
12 Aug 2019 08:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 34
Views: 9069

Re: Dallas Convention Center

Is there something about the Municipal Auditorium the prohibits it from hosting esports events, even serving as a homebase for one of these teams? Consider the possibility of filling the entire convention center for a weekend building a gamers branded event like Comic-Con or Dragon-Con. Do we know ...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Aug 2019 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 427
Views: 113386

Re: Oak Lawn

The Future of Oak Lawn https://dallasvoice.com/the-future-of-oak-lawn/?fbclid=IwAR3gmmrcYtck-ZvP_z7nyy-zS6ZyxG7ei8cPQQx9rTayoiO40ykhylJlehs This article had some insight into the dysfunction going on within that organization. Maybe the problem with the Oak Lawn Committee is that 1) it doesn't repre...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Aug 2019 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 2227

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

Thought this looked familiar.

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by lakewoodhobo
08 Aug 2019 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 75
Views: 28299

Re: West Dallas Developments

New rendering of retail and a public plaza at the West Commerce Gateway development from the Shop Cos. brochure here: https://shopcompanies.com/properties/west-commerce-gateway-restaurant

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by lakewoodhobo
08 Aug 2019 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 451
Views: 141471

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Bishop Arts Station has tenants signed. Not sure what the hold up is. If you are curious about the tenant mix, take a look at the Shop Companies website and thier leasing material on the building as it lists the tenants signed. I checked it out and you're right. Aside from White Rhino Coffee you ha...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Aug 2019 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 427
Views: 113386

Re: Oak Lawn

Newest version of Eatzi's tower is shorter. More details here: https://candysdirt.com/2019/08/07/five- ... tee-part-1

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by lakewoodhobo
07 Aug 2019 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 28
Views: 3529

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

More details here: https://candysdirt.com/2019/08/07/five-uptown-high-rises-proposed-to-oak-lawn-committee-part-1 https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Quad-Main-1.jpg https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Quad-Overhead-Plan-1.jpg https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/201...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Aug 2019 07:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 101
Views: 23733

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Landmark Oak Cliff tower gets new owner with plans for major redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/08/07/landmark-oak-cliff-tower-gets-new-owner-plans-major-redo The mid-century modern high-rise was just purchased by Dallas' Westmount Realty Capital, which plans to remodel the l...

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