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by MC_ScattCat
30 Dec 2020 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43870

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Hopefully, they will start on the three street underpasses on the UP railroad lines soon.
by MC_ScattCat
30 Dec 2020 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43870

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

I'm curious if the neighborhood between TG and the levee will be gentrified. Right now it's still hasn't changed much unlike the rest of north oak cliff in this area.
by MC_ScattCat
23 Dec 2020 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 140
Views: 75316

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

This building looks 55 years old! Also, some updates on the area. Work has started on the old El Finex site. Demo on the metal structure is on going. The work has also started on the apartments across from Spiral Café (can't recall the name), and the area at the other corner that was an empty lot is...
by MC_ScattCat
14 Dec 2020 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 83383

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

One Sette was only to last 3 years. Not sure what or if Covid has done to that timeline. The developer basically was sitting on the property, and in the mean time is making money of the place while they wait.
by MC_ScattCat
09 Dec 2020 08:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 37
Views: 17499

Re: DISD Administration Building

There was talk of a Ross Ave streetcar which would run from Downtown up to Lowest Greenville 10-15 years ago. That plus a larger complete streets project would be amazing. I wish the street car would go from Bishop Arts to West Village and another line from Sylvan 30 to Lowest Grenville. Those two ...
by MC_ScattCat
17 Nov 2020 12:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 187062

Re: DART D2 Subway

How do you make the existing stations fair controlled?
by MC_ScattCat
16 Nov 2020 15:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 187062

Re: DART D2 Subway

https://youtu.be/obnN5GQcblU

New video today on what it will look like.
by MC_ScattCat
04 Nov 2020 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43870

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Who are these people? The only thing in this area is light industrial or apartments. Kessler Park is on the other side of 30 and this building wouldn't impede their views (if they have one). The area I would think could see complaints is where the old DCS bus depot area is. That would be a great are...
by MC_ScattCat
03 Nov 2020 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43870

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Oh boy and some were upset at the Moderna apartments killing their view...
by MC_ScattCat
28 Oct 2020 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 63235

Re: West Dallas Developments

What is currently there isn't exactly easy on the eye. As someone who lives in this neighborhood I'm all for it.
by MC_ScattCat
27 Oct 2020 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 63235

Re: West Dallas Developments

I can ride a bike to VP or uptown in less than 10 mins from west Dallas. Trinity Groves, the pedestrian bridge, sylvan 30, bishop arts are all packed on weekend.
by MC_ScattCat
26 Oct 2020 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 63235

Re: West Dallas Developments

Anyone have any idea when they plan on building the three new underpasses in the area under the UPRR tracks? Beckley & Sylvan are as wide as they can go now. Dream world scenario would have the street car go from Sylvan 30 along Commerce through downtown and up Ross to Lower Greenville.
by MC_ScattCat
02 Oct 2020 17:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 140
Views: 75316

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -downtown/

I'm curious if they are tearing down the little church or building around it.
by MC_ScattCat
25 Sep 2020 09:31
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 5747

Re: McKinney National Airport

Without a doubt the corporate/private jet hangers terminals etc. will grow at TKI, but keep in mind Addison is just down the road as well. Like I said before the only real possibility I see for commercial is Allegiant. They love these small out of the way airports just outside major cities. Think Ro...
by MC_ScattCat
24 Sep 2020 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 498
Views: 293445

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I can't believe they are putting another 7/11 next to the CVS. What a big swing and a miss.
by MC_ScattCat
21 Sep 2020 15:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 227194

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Some good news finally! Looking more and more like this will be a reality.
by MC_ScattCat
18 Sep 2020 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 63235

Re: West Dallas Developments

There have been a lot of light industrial business leaving this area as well. When I walk my dog by Manhattan brewery it's always packed. I know there's a new bar on Ft Worth Ave. just after the commerce split coming as well. The Chicken Scratch property could be a hot property as well once COVID cl...
by MC_ScattCat
17 Sep 2020 10:48
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 5747

Re: McKinney National Airport

I see something like Allegiant going there. With all the growth in Collin County, especially families, destinations to places like FL or others that Allegiant serves would be ideal.
by MC_ScattCat
14 Sep 2020 14:08
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 267
Views: 140733

Re: DFW Airport

I would say on international routes for sure. Some routes with competition between other airlines or SWA then maybe less so. I have found more often than not SWA and AAL are the same prices on routes from Dallas to most destinations. I do mileage runs (well used to) and often I start my trip from IA...
by MC_ScattCat
09 Sep 2020 16:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 156017

Re: Trinity River Park

[/quote]Sad to see you are advocating against the working class multi-generational families who live there now and are cheering for gentrification.[/quote] As someone who lives in these neighborhoods that train left the station. I've seen 5 light industrial businesses or used car dealers on or just ...
by MC_ScattCat
02 Sep 2020 12:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 156017

Re: Trinity River Park

The west approach will be the first side built. It will displace hundreds of low income families with higher property taxes. The west approach will be built largely with public federal dollars at direction of private entities to enhance private nearby properties. Easy to understand. It's a real est...
by MC_ScattCat
01 Sep 2020 09:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 156017

Re: Trinity River Park

There isn't anyone living there now? It's all light industrial or the jail. Only thing not for sale (that I know of) in this area is the jail and oak cliff glass. Most of the area that's not residential along Beckley or between 30 and Singleton is for sale already as well. I don't know about all the...
by MC_ScattCat
31 Aug 2020 16:15
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 156017

Re: Trinity River Park

Man this park needs to happen. Both sides are of the park would explode with development once this is started.
by MC_ScattCat
25 Aug 2020 12:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 209
Views: 81032

Re: Downtown Progress

I've noticed over here in in North Oak Cliff I hear cars doing doughnuts and racing since this pandemic started. Usually around 11pm it starts. It's super loud an annoying even from a distance. It's becoming a problem here in Dallas.
by MC_ScattCat
17 Aug 2020 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 132880

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

The 1050 is above sea level. The 1050 takes into account the location's height above sea level. Very very basic reason is airplanes use sea level as a fixed point for heights. My guess is this permit is speculative.
by MC_ScattCat
06 Aug 2020 13:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253663

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

I haven't seen anything either. Honestly I hear people doing doughnuts in there cars more than anything lately. It's been going on more with traffic being light.
by MC_ScattCat
05 Aug 2020 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253663

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

It's only going to get worse if if these "protests" rioting and looting get worse. These central cities will die and there will be no new construction. Progressive socialism destroys everything it touches and I hope Dallas is wise enough to nip it in the bud. Calm down and put the pitch f...
by MC_ScattCat
03 Aug 2020 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 194
Views: 110926

Re: The Cedars Developments

This old gas station and the lot behind it is owned by Mark Cuban. His real estate lawyer told me he bought it years ago when the Cowboys were looking at a new stadium downtown. Based on my conversations he is sitting on it till the parole office behind this station is moved.
by MC_ScattCat
24 Jul 2020 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 63235

Re: West Dallas Developments

And just like that El Fenix in North Oak Cliff is no more. I wonder how long till the new project will start?
by MC_ScattCat
22 Jul 2020 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 63235

Re: West Dallas Developments

Dumpsters and crews working on gutting El Finex on Beckley & Colorado yesterday. Looks like demo is about to start.
by MC_ScattCat
25 Jun 2020 12:03
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 92
Views: 49796

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

Id love to extend it south to Jefferson, and in the CBD somehow connect to the M Trolly
by MC_ScattCat
18 Jun 2020 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 46790

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Dallas City hall is ugly. I loathe any building build with concrete as an design feature. Burnett Tower in Ft. Worth is the same kind of ugly. They all look like Soviet buildings.
by MC_ScattCat
09 Jun 2020 13:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 29846

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

This whole are on the SW side of the CBD has the land and connections to really grow. If I were in sim city mode I'd make this area full of mid-rises with a tower or two. Make the streets very pedestrian/bike friendly. It's got good connections to intercity rail/Amtrak/ highways/ trails/ TRE/ and HS...
by MC_ScattCat
28 May 2020 10:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 45
Views: 9975

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

Hope it doesn't end up like Cityplace Tower. All alone with no building friends
by MC_ScattCat
21 May 2020 13:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge
Replies: 14
Views: 3912

Re: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge

so basically this is never being built then haha
by MC_ScattCat
20 May 2020 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge
Replies: 14
Views: 3912

Re: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge

Why does the site say copyright 2016?
by MC_ScattCat
29 Apr 2020 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 135
Views: 61268

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

There was a transit oriented webcast by city on Monday. Sounds like they are working to increase walkablity in streets around Downtown & surrounding neighborhoods. They would like to make a few other stations into a Mockingbird Station development. Also finalizing plans at how to get the ugly su...
by MC_ScattCat
01 Apr 2020 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 430
Views: 227656

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

"like the ones who were arrested for attempting to rob Jack & Ginger's over the weekend."

They were probably Liverpool FC fans since it's a Manchester United bar.
by MC_ScattCat
13 Mar 2020 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 241
Views: 132184

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Jack & Ginger's opened today and I checked it out and had dinner there. I enjoyed the spot, the food was just alright, beer selection was good and it seemed like they had an extensive whiskey list as well. 77 Degrees was also open as well, but there weren't that many people there (then again, i...
by MC_ScattCat
21 Feb 2020 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)
Replies: 13
Views: 7394

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

I'd love to see more retail around Union Station. Make Union a real hub. Something like St. Louis did. Make it DART, Greyhound, HSR, Streetcar all connected. Have more mid rises and maybe make it a nice little neighborhood. connect N. Oak Cliff to Cedars and downtown.
by MC_ScattCat
21 Feb 2020 14:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 778
Views: 381430

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I wish SW downtown had more development with Hunt. I do feel like it's got great potential. However, With new towers instead of the current apartments I think we can really fill a big hole in the skyline. I hope we can get 500' plus in height at least. Still waiting on Hillwood....
by MC_ScattCat
15 Feb 2020 23:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 63235

Re: West Dallas Developments

Clairvista is moving locations. From their current building to the retail location in the bottom of the new Magnolia property. Sign went in Friday and they’re looking to open next month at the new location.
by MC_ScattCat
29 Jan 2020 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 528
Views: 258560

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The owner of Jack & Gingers/ 77 degrees had some code compliance "upgrades" to be made. They had a soft opening of Jack & Gingers, but nothing official. I don't remember exactly what the code issues were though. I will say that if the crowds at both places were anything to go by th...
by MC_ScattCat
16 Jan 2020 23:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 140
Views: 75316

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

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


That’s the second or third building to burn down on that block in the last few years.
by MC_ScattCat
15 Jan 2020 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197568

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Anyone know why it was placed so high up in the air?
by MC_ScattCat
14 Jan 2020 13:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 353
Views: 179758

Re: Silver Line

I was apart of the engineering side of things. Some of the routes and station locations were made before I ever came on. Everything DART told us was they always wanted a two track line from DFW to at a minimum Wylie. They also said Plano and Richardson were putting pressure on them to put some of th...

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