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by lakewoodhobo
07 Apr 2021 14:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 502
Views: 309741

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Has anyone seen the new retail spaces over there on Davis by the Sherwin Williams?! Last i went over there they looked like stucco turds.


I drove by this morning and they were laying the brick facade, so at least the central structure is not stucco.
by lakewoodhobo
05 Apr 2021 08:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 152
Views: 80648

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Another one bites the dust Guessing this was the church on Beckley and Morgan, which I'm not terribly sad to lose... architecturally, it wasn't anything like the George Dahl building on Kiest & Polk that we lost to a car wash a few years ago: https://candysdirt.com/2015/12/17/preservation-alert...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Apr 2021 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 502
Views: 309741

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Construction of the Bishop South apartments (across from Bishop North) began this week with demo of the building on N. Madison and 9th. It had the Stevie Ray Vaughan lyrics painted on its west-facing side.

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by lakewoodhobo
29 Mar 2021 22:53
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 51
Views: 17557

Re: DTD: West End Square

Checked it out today and thought it looks fantastic. Not sure why, but I expected it to feel larger even though I've walked through that parking lot a million times. Extremely well designed with some very subtle elevation changes. The section with the swings will be very popular.

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by lakewoodhobo
25 Mar 2021 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village
Replies: 9
Views: 5772

Re: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village

Recently learned that Wynnewood Village redevelopment plans have changed a bit, understandably. The movie theater isn't just delayed but scrapped altogether, which is a good thing in my opinion. That structure was never started but the parking lot and lighting were finished ages ago, meaning that a ...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Mar 2021 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 502
Views: 309741

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Maker space? Public meeting rooms? Childcare? Tell the City what a new North Oak Cliff Library needs https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2021/03/new-north-oak-cliff-library-suvey/?fbclid=IwAR0Xo_F-_0ypihnGL3wzOTo5NmeNMiHjEDgvJGbrsVEBjMISZ6JaUkojano I know this is not the kind of feedback they're looki...
by lakewoodhobo
22 Jan 2021 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 560
Views: 277273

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Is this next to CVS - the current abandoned gas station/car wash? QuickTrip has leased just over 1 acre at 3512 Cole Ave. in Dallas. Ton Filley and Jack Weir with The Retail Connection represented the tenant . Terrible. https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2021/01/deal-ticker-another-ca...
by lakewoodhobo
19 Jan 2021 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 174758

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I drove past this construction site Saturday night and was pretty floored by how much it changes the perception of density in this part of downtown. I'd say it's one of the most dramatic changes to the downtown core I've seen since I moved here in 2006.
by lakewoodhobo
21 Oct 2020 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 42
Views: 21867

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Apartment developer Columbus Realty eyes riverfront project near downtown Dallas https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/10/21/apartment-developer-columbus-realty-eyes-riverfront-project-near-downtown-dallas/ Columbus Realty, which built the apartments at Plano’s $3 billion Legacy West...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Oct 2020 16:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 113
Views: 47636

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

This was just published today by the contractor, Suffolk Construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJBVT3eob48 I hope that this building at 15 stories and 300 Pearl at 17 stories are seen as north-south bookends of the East Quarter and generate momentum for even more infill. Hopefully there's ea...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Oct 2020 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 113
Views: 47636

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

This was just published today by the contractor, Suffolk Construction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJBVT3eob48
by lakewoodhobo
02 Oct 2020 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 502
Views: 309741

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Walked past the new Bishop North building last night and think they did a decent job. I'm still amazed that there's an apartment building in Oak Cliff with underground parking.

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by lakewoodhobo
24 Sep 2020 09:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 152
Views: 80648

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

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The retail buildings next to Davis Street Espresso broke ground recently, which was a nice surprise. Also in the left of the photo, you can see the 2-story house that was moved here from Bishop Arts.

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by lakewoodhobo
23 Sep 2020 18:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 502
Views: 309741

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 I guess it depends on whether the parking reduction survives the building. Can’t imagine it does, but if it did ...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Sep 2020 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 502
Views: 309741

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

A Bishop Arts building burned to rubble, here’s what’s next https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2020/09/whats-next-for-this-bishop-arts-building-burned-to-rubble/ I completely forgot about the fire at Zang and Davis and thinking it was the new CVS that burned down. Now I realize it was the little buil...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Sep 2020 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 502
Views: 309741

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

So far it's looking like Post-Covid Bishop Arts will be a lot more interesting than before. Hattie's and Tillman's were wonderful places that put the district on the map, but their replacements "Cloves" and "Chimichurri" sound like the type of places people have been asking for a...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Sep 2020 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 67423

Re: West Dallas Developments

Just a casual observation of what development looks like in Q3 and maybe Q4 for West Dallas. The areas in orange seem to have slowed down or become stagnant, while the areas in red are seeing increased momentum. The area to the north is almost runaway single-family residential construction most like...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Sep 2020 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 211046

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Rise and Thyme opens tomorrow according to the DMN.

‘Chopped’ Judge Amanda Freitag Debuts Her Downtown Dallas Restaurant This Month
https://dallas.eater.com/2020/9/14/2143 ... ember-2020
by lakewoodhobo
17 Sep 2020 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 519
Views: 270474

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

Finally ventured back into downtown today, the progress here really reminds you how long COVID has lasted. 27C58898-AD89-4476-9CC9-FE63620C1042.jpeg I thought the same thing when I drove on Woodall Rodgers last Sunday. For someone who worked downtown from July 2006 to March 2020, it's been a combin...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Sep 2020 09:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 152
Views: 80648

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Townhome and Boutique Midrise Development Announced in North Oak Cliff https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/townhome-and-boutique-midrise-development-announced-in-north-oak-cliff/2444072/ https://media.nbcdfw.com/2020/09/Kessler-West.jpg?resize=850%2C478 This project was announced back in 2018 and app...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Sep 2020 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 257
Views: 157237

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Tucy, can you refresh my memory which site (or sites) you use to compile data like this? I'd like to look up some other places. Also, does it go back in history or not so much? Dallas County Clerk. https://dallas.tx.publicsearch.us/ It goes back quite a ways in history... it purports to go back to ...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Aug 2020 20:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 632
Views: 335431

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

I’ll miss calling it “The Never”.

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by lakewoodhobo
23 Jul 2020 10:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 51
Views: 17557

Re: DTD: West End Square

northsouth wrote:Making some real progress recently.


I wonder if that single-story section inside the U is a later addition and can be demolished. Would be perfect for a large covered patio/game room.

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by lakewoodhobo
22 Jul 2020 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 67423

Re: West Dallas Developments

I thought at one point there were plans for a cool mixed-use, possibly right across the street from where this is going? I'll have to dig back in this thread and see if i can find it. I think you're referencing Project Hydrogen from around 2010. The last time I saw renderings of it, it was just 5-s...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Jul 2020 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 67423

Re: West Dallas Developments

Trinity River apartments in the works will overlook downtown Mill Creek Residential is planning a Beckley Avenue rental project. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/07/21/trinity-river-apartment-community-overlooks-downtown/ Developer Mill Creek Residential has filed plans with the...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Jul 2020 13:31
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 47
Views: 26497

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F54zA-zL9HY&list=PLqCH4H-gLm0DUoiSasdbAodGjLpanAtg2&index=2&t=0s Lots of good footage here of Cedar Springs in 1976 before any of the gay bars moved in. Union Jack opened in 1971 according to my notes, so it was already on its way to becoming what it is to...
by lakewoodhobo
20 May 2020 18:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 15971

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Magical iconic subterranean restaurant in downtown Dallas closes after 36 years
https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/rest ... G9xWGxT2AY
by lakewoodhobo
06 May 2020 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 134
Views: 77002

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Dallas Housing Authority adds to affordable housing with purchase of Inwood Road apartments https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/05/06/dallas-housing-authority-adds-to-affordable-housing-with-purchase-of-inwood-road-apartments/ Interesting turn of events for this property. It makes ...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Mar 2020 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 519
Views: 270474

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

I wonder if this crisis will leave us with half-completed towers like the last one did. Anyone remember the Stoneleigh condos?

There were several in Austin after the dot-com bust.
by lakewoodhobo
20 Mar 2020 11:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 170035

Re: Trinity River Park

$100 million raised for Harold Simmons Park as Conservancy moves into next phase of Park development. https://trinityparkconservancy.org/journal-posts/announcement-from-ceo-brent-brown/ The move comes as the Conservancy has commitments of more than $100 million for the capital campaign to build Har...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Mar 2020 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 152
Views: 80648

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

There was one random rumor that HEB had sold the site but I can't even remember where I heard that so it may be complete conjecture. Screen Shot 2020-03-11 at 11.16.47 AM.png I know there were questions about this sign on the property, but without any details it's hard to tell. Like Dettmann1 said,...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Mar 2020 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 152
Views: 80648

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

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Saw this on Facebook today. Looks like demo activity on the Central Market site, which doesn't make sense if HEB still owns the site and you believe what we've been told about the Oak Cliff store opening after the Uptown store.
by lakewoodhobo
11 Mar 2020 08:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 211046

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Does it look small in person or you’re going off these pics? 30 feet tall seems decent, but I haven’t seen it in person yet. I think it’s a nice sculpture in this context, but when you consider how they said this would be the Dallas version of The Bean, which is twice as tall, then it might seem a ...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Mar 2020 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 211046

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I would rather have a nice fountain than the interactive sculpture they put in. The interactive sculpture is a little underwhelming with how small it is if I'm being honest. Does it look small in person or you’re going off these pics? 30 feet tall seems decent, but I haven’t seen it in person yet. ...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Mar 2020 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 113
Views: 47636

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Maybe I missed it the first time or they updated the story with the name of the building. Any guess as to why it’s named The Galbraith?

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by lakewoodhobo
06 Mar 2020 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 194
Views: 116888

Re: The Cedars Developments

I would never buy a condo that’s built like multifamily stick construction. Possibly a town house but never something this large.

No way this building can last 50 years.
by lakewoodhobo
05 Mar 2020 17:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 152
Views: 80648

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

It seems like Lake Cliff Park is a sleeping gem. There's also that land swap just north of the park next to Lake Cliff Tower as well. Not to mention the Zang Flats apartments by Larkspur ( http://larkspurcapital.com/projects/zang-flats ), which look like they've been redesigned since first announce...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Mar 2020 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 152
Views: 80648

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Vintage video-game arcade, rooftop sign for Typo district want code change https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2020/03/vintage-video-game-arcade-rooftop-sign-for-typo-district-want-code-change/ https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2020/03/Typo-sign-mock-up-approx-5x13-1.jpg
by lakewoodhobo
25 Feb 2020 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 320182

Re: Oak Lawn

From a friend on Twitter

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by lakewoodhobo
24 Feb 2020 07:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 211046

Re: AT&T Discovery District

They're gonna show quality art/clips on that LED screen when it's officially open, right? I'd rather have ads than a power point slideshow of average wallpaper stock photos More Ads?... Could we be more lame? The Omni is already a giant Billboard that brands the skyline with some lame corporate log...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Feb 2020 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410527

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Any plan that doesn't at least allow for doubling the Nature and Science Museum would be a mistake in my opinion. The worst mistake IMO would be a failure to connect Victory Plaza to the museum. We know that D2 will make Museum Way into a barrier, so a north entrance to the Perot is crucial. 780361...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Feb 2020 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)
Replies: 13
Views: 8041

Re: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)

How about a residential tower with a spire shaped like a cone or a pyramid. Of course it would light up similar to the ball.
by lakewoodhobo
21 Feb 2020 07:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 448
Views: 243474

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Renfe inks $6 bn deal to build first high-speed train in US http://www.rfi.fr/en/wires/20200220-renfe-inks-6-bn-deal-build-first-high-speed-train-us For Renfe, the design and construction phase of the contract, which will run to 2026, is worth some $311 million, while the operation and maintenance ...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Feb 2020 06:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410527

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Dallas’ Hunt Realty focuses on big deals at home https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/21/dallas-hunt-realty-focuses-on-big-deals-at-home/ “We decided a couple years ago to redirect our strategy back — going back to our roots of investing in projects and developing sites right her...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Feb 2020 20:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 502
Views: 309741

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

New York investor making property buys in North Oak Cliff https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/20/new-york-investor-making-property-buys-in-north-oak-cliff/ “We don’t have any plans for a development right now,” said Ben Atkins, Abingdon Square founder and principal. “We’re long-...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Feb 2020 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 42
Views: 17507

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Landmark Uptown retail and office project is now called The Quad
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -the-quad/


All that to say there's a new website with some new renderings: https://thequaduptown.com/
by lakewoodhobo
20 Feb 2020 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 632
Views: 335431

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

2G2R52VA6FFODDKCGU72PBFJUY.jpg Oh look another massive valet area or is the developer redoing Akard all the way across to 1505 Elm? I know the city narrowed the street to two lanes and simply painted lines over the previous lanes. Is The National going to take over the leftover space and shift the ...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Feb 2020 07:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 821
Views: 410527

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Stars' owner acquires two tracts of land from Hillwood adjacent to AAC to develop a hotel, conference center, and other entertainment / retail options. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/19/dallas-stars-owner-scores-two-blocks-for-development-in-victory-park/ I was wiki-reading...
by lakewoodhobo
19 Feb 2020 19:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 502
Views: 309741

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Time for some fresh faces....wonder if anybody is looking at Tillman's or Bolsa yet. Hatties is/was such a prime corner I wouldn't think it would take long to fill that spot. I'm almost sure that Bolsa already has a new tenant in line and it might even be the same team with a new LLC. Tillman's and...

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