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by Zmitz
20 Mar 2021 00:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Insomnia Cookies will open in the previous Buda Juice spot, the space is being renovated now.

Popbar didn't make it long, Sift + Pour doesn't seem to do a ton of business either. I wonder how long Aqua S or any other dessert place will last in the neighborhood.
by Zmitz
16 Mar 2021 14:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Downtown: Jackson at Market Parking Garage

I'm sure this project will add to the existing vibrancy of the neighborhood... /s

I expect nothing for this corner of downtown and it's still disappointing.
by Zmitz
10 Feb 2021 18:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

"BOKA Powell was engaged in a design competition for a high-profile mixed-use site at the apex of Woodall Rogers and IH-35 in Dallas, formerly occupied by a brewery. The developer’s ambitious plan includes a high-rise condo and apartment development with street-level retail and a host of amenit...
by Zmitz
13 Jan 2021 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 560
Views: 279109

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

'Sugar Factory' will open in the Lower Mckinney/Victory Park area later this year (summer or later), replacing a recently closed restaurant. It'll be their first location in TX, not really sure what to make of the concept. It seems to be a fairly high profile kind of place.
by Zmitz
11 Jan 2021 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 133
Views: 50105

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2021/01/11/trinity-groves-office-building-gets-planning-approval/ It's hard to keep track of everything, I didn't know they were working on an office building other than the proposed tower. Property owner West Dallas Investments has received approval f...
by Zmitz
09 Jan 2021 23:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 58
Views: 8154

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

I don't think I have seen this elsewhere, this was posted to a Victory Park 'Neighborhood Association' Facebook page. The thing that sticks out like a sore thumb to me is that loading dock on the corner by the AAC. I'd think that's a no brainer to activate that corner and draw people from the rest o...
by Zmitz
30 Oct 2020 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard

http://dallasmetropolis.com/dfwu/viewtopic.php?t=411

I think this is the old thread about the taller proposal.
by Zmitz
08 Oct 2020 23:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Popbar has closed, and there's a sign above the door that seemed to say 'Mad Pies'. Might be a pizza place? I didn't get a good look. The company that runs IT'Sugar had recently filed for bankruptcy and the store is currently closed, possibly for good. Imoto is open again, they've been leaving the d...
by Zmitz
31 Jul 2020 10:57
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 271
Views: 151061

Re: DFW Airport

"The airport has postponed the planned 24-gate facility “indefinitely” because of a drop in flyer numbers"

Not unexpected, but still disappointing.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/dfw-termi ... ronavirus/
by Zmitz
25 Jul 2020 11:29
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Houston Highways
Replies: 12
Views: 10717

Re: Houston Highways

https://www.chron.com/houston/slideshow ... c2NHYZcGZQ

Check out that comparison to the Metroplex!
by Zmitz
13 Jul 2020 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 321688

Re: Oak Lawn

I think that idea is so clever and neat that there's no way they'll do something like that. If we're lucky maybe we'll get a donut. :lol:
by Zmitz
09 Jul 2020 09:15
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 171349

Re: Trinity River Park

The Trinity Park Conservancy...and its lead project designer, Michael Van Valkenburgh Architects, have settled on a preliminary design for a large overlook park on top of the west levee, straddling Commerce Street. The conservancy has begun a national search for a “visionary architect” to “reimagin...
by Zmitz
06 Jun 2020 19:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 250
Views: 110248

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Here is some good news from something that has been quiet for a while: Despite not being in the news much since the end of last year, things are still moving forward and are on schedule at Dallas Midtown. We're also starting to pour roads across the property. Hopefully towards the end of the year we...
by Zmitz
02 Jun 2020 09:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1165
Views: 561594

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

In exchange for a 75 percent reimbursement of all taxes paid on the building through June 30, 2038, the owner must procure a Fortune 500 tenant to move its headquarters to the building along with meeting a number of other criteria. These criteria include a minimum investment of $30 million in capit...
by Zmitz
01 Jun 2020 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 41
Views: 18002

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/06/01/development-near-downtown-dallas-will-include-new-kroger-store/ Plans presented to the city of Dallas show a five-story building with a Kroger store and parking on the lower floors. The more than $60 million development will include the 85,0...
by Zmitz
15 May 2020 09:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 523
Views: 246003

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2020/05/14/retail-chain-buff-city-soap-moving-hq-to-dallas-with-billion-dollar-business-aspirations/ Here's another out of state win (albeit fairly small). The retail chain Buff City Soap is moving its headquarters from Memphis to the Dallas area...The comp...
by Zmitz
24 Apr 2020 09:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2811 Maple (~30 ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 6056

Re: New Uptown Tower

This area will be much better after all of this, especially if the Concrete Cowboy and Quadrangle sites' development materializes.
by Zmitz
09 Apr 2020 20:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 224
Views: 137196

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

It is sad that Harwood hasn't done more with their neighborhood. You couldn't have had a more boring pedestrian experience if you tried! I know this is a bit off-topic, but does anyone have any input on living at the 588 Lofts in State Thomas? They seem like a great combination of reasonable price, ...
by Zmitz
08 Apr 2020 19:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 224
Views: 137196

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Does anyone know why Dallas isn't much of a high rise condo city? Also what building would you live in, all things considered?
by Zmitz
03 Mar 2020 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 89
Views: 27888

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/03/03/massive-redevelopment-would-replace-former-parkland-campus/ A Dallas real estate developer is giving the first look at an ambitious plan to repurpose the former Parkland Hospital campus northwest of downtown Dallas. Property company EB Arrow...
by Zmitz
26 Feb 2020 21:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 342
Views: 175000

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

The developer also says they want to preserve the memory of this brief moment in history. They’re asking people to share artwork and pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #DiscoverTheCentral for a chance to be featured. The pictures will go in a gallery space at The Central – the 27 acre mixed-use...
by Zmitz
21 Feb 2020 11:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)
Replies: 13
Views: 8077

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

I wonder if they would build something grand and iconic in order to take their place in the skyline...or if they would do something shorter so as to not 'mess' with that iconic angle of the skyline. Hopefully the former.
by Zmitz
21 Feb 2020 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

One of my biggest wishes out of any redevelopment here is for Ashland St to connect to Houston. And while this isn't Hunt's responsibility, I'd love a simple crosswalk at Houston and Museum Way/High Market St.
by Zmitz
19 Feb 2020 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Hopefully we can see some more memorable architecture for at least one of these buildings, and some good street level activation.
by Zmitz
18 Feb 2020 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 145
Views: 49802

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

The acquisition includes an almost 2-acre building site on the northeast corner of the Galleria property that had been planned for another high-rise. “We do have a site that can accommodate a roughly 300,000-square-foot new building,” said C. Brent Smith, Piedmont’s president and chief executive. “...
by Zmitz
05 Feb 2020 17:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 523
Views: 246003

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Musk tweeted 'Giga Texas?' with a poll, and set his twitter location to Austin today. While they do have an office presence there, DFW airport and the other regional airports seem especially strong with cargo transport. Maybe DFW would be lucky enough to get this opportunity? I'm sure regional leade...
by Zmitz
05 Feb 2020 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 95
Views: 29016

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

https://candysdirt.com/2020/02/05/oak-lawn-committee-revived-braniff-building-among-four-projects-seen/ Yes, I'm aware the article talks about several unrelated projects that could be posted to the respective threads, but I wanted to bring attention to the diagram included for the Miyama project. Th...
by Zmitz
05 Feb 2020 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

This is a pretty minor opening, but Fiction Coffee opened up their stand in One Victory Park's lobby. It's open from 7:00am to 2:30pm and so far seems to be a welcome addition. Now something just needs to go into the large retail space that has sat empty for years...
by Zmitz
05 Feb 2020 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 636
Views: 337932

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Will this building have the vertical pinstripes lit up? I'm sure I saw one lit up recently - that would be a nice addition to the nighttime skyline.
by Zmitz
02 Feb 2020 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 145
Views: 49802

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

https://dallascityhall.com/departments/ ... mittal.pdf

Here is a detailed plan for the mall redevelopment (where the site plan posted above comes from).
by Zmitz
28 Jan 2020 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 19795

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

I walk by this area occasionally and always feel uncomfortable, like I'm the only person there. Pipe dream, I'd love to see the Harwood and Olive lots shown above developed into residential towers with decent height. I'm sure the lot size or location limits any interest in development - they will pr...
by Zmitz
28 Jan 2020 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 321688

Re: Oak Lawn

https://candysdirt.com/2020/01/22/council-unanimously-approves-streetlights-development-at-oak-lawn-and-lemmon/ The mixed use tower next to Eatzi's was approved, seems like a decent if not great addition to the area. The link below is more detailed information about the project. https://0201.nccdn.n...
by Zmitz
15 Jan 2020 10:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 52
Views: 17903

Re: DTD: West End Square

If I remember correctly the Innovation Arcade will be home to rotating art displays, some interactive. I'm assuming the glowing cubes are an example of the type and size of the art - not a permanent display.
by Zmitz
08 Jan 2020 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 36
Views: 13497

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

The Pizza Hut and Comet Cleaners have both closed!
by Zmitz
08 Jan 2020 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 63
Views: 28823

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/madison-realty-capital-continues-national-expansion-with-new-dallas-office-300982976.html Figured this fits best here for now, a private equity company that is involved with this project will be opening an office in Dallas. The article doesn't seem to mention...
by Zmitz
01 Jan 2020 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 13986

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

Happy New Year everyone! Conversely in this thread- along with the most exciting projects of 2020, what are everyone's predictions for 2020 through even 2025? Which projects will fail? Which will succeed? What's the next hot neighborhood? What suburb will be the next Frisco? Will Downtown get a new...
by Zmitz
22 Dec 2019 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 13986

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

I think 1899 Mckinney is my personal favorite. The architecture is exciting and a step above almost any other project. It's a much better development than what is currently on the sight, in an area that needs more residential. The developer has directly said several good urban planning concepts are ...
by Zmitz
18 Dec 2019 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 846
Views: 402552

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2019/12/18/patagonia-a-retailer-thats-against-rampant-consumerism-is-coming-to-deep-ellum/ Patagonia, a retailer that’s against rampant consumerism, is coming to Deep Ellum. The outdoor clothing and gear retailer will open on Main Street in a building where...
by Zmitz
17 Dec 2019 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

willyk wrote:Coming soon to VP: Aqua S Ice Cream

https://aquas.us.com/


This is now under construction, in the space inbetween Mesero and Escapology. Not sure how much of the remaining space it will take up.
by Zmitz
16 Dec 2019 09:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 846
Views: 402552

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/12/16/deep-ellum-building-redos-will-add-to-the-neighborhood/ Westdale Real Estate is building the two-block Epic development in Deep Ellum. “Westdale Real Estate Investment and Management will enhance and repurpose six buildings at the quadrant o...
by Zmitz
17 Oct 2019 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 135
Views: 65863

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/10/17/high-rise-project-will-bring-luxury-apartments-and-retail-near-smu/ "Called Eastline, the 12-acre mixed-use project stretches between North Central Expressway and the DART station and includes high-rise apartments, retail, an office bui...
by Zmitz
16 Oct 2019 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

DallasMan wrote:Have we seen this drawing for the North End next to Victory?


Easily the most interesting VP news in a while! We must know where you got this, I imagine what that land could be every day when I walk by it.
by Zmitz
14 Oct 2019 18:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... ing-pizza/

Olivella's is frequently busy even on non-game days. Hopefully something just as solid can replace it.
by Zmitz
04 Oct 2019 18:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 75
Views: 32397

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

^ I couldn’t agree more with everything you said. It’d take a miracle for leadership to embrace the fact that we are playing catch up in our core area. We have proved that we can do suburban very well, and it helped us grow as a metro to have cheap land to develop. Why not give true, high quality ur...
by Zmitz
03 Oct 2019 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Does anyone have an idea why the retail space at the bottom of The House hasn't been leased? I understand that it is not controlled by Trademark but it seems odd that space around the neighborhood's park, main office building, and House of Blues sits empty. Even Hard Rock will be leaving soon and I ...
by Zmitz
03 Oct 2019 09:09
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: General roads/transport. issues
Replies: 26
Views: 17590

Re: General roads/transport. issues

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/10/the-city-of-dallas-looks-to-vision-zero-to-eliminate-traffic-deaths/ "Pending Council’s future OK, city staff will craft a plan to join, identifying how it would reduce traffic deaths to zero and cut severe injuries in half by 2030." “Design ar...
by Zmitz
02 Oct 2019 21:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 75
Views: 32397

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

https://candysdirt.com/2019/10/02/oak-l ... -projects/

The building will apparently operate as apartments for 10 years, then they are planning to combine units and convert everything to condos. Pretty exciting to see more condo options in more walkable areas.
by Zmitz
30 Jul 2019 17:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Apparently the spot near Sift + Pour that started being built out will be Chipotle. The doorman of the W mentioned this, supporting what another user had previously posted.

That spot had displayed a sign for Feed me Pronto earlier this year, so I wonder where that will be, if it ever opens.
by Zmitz
24 Jul 2019 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 833
Views: 412911

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Victory Park and the Design District May Soon Have a Trail Connecting Them

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... m/?ref=mpw

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