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by Tnexster
23 Jun 2020 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 43
Views: 13909

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

^That tower just looks like Jersey, hope what they do here comes in much better. I think it will just based on the renderings and it is nice that the skyline is being pulled northwest a bit.
by Tnexster
23 Jun 2020 14:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1125
Views: 520473

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Kelley USA wrote:Something interesting caught my eye on the current City Council agenda... It's listed under Executive Session- something called Project Coast HQ2. Hmmmm….


Something is about to happen!
by Tnexster
23 Jun 2020 14:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 228302

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Probably not in Dallas proper but could be a big win for Texas. Site selector: After factory, Texas could land Tesla HQ 'Austin suddenly emerges as the frontrunner for this crown jewel economic development project' https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/23/tesla-headquarters-texas.html “The...
by Tnexster
23 Jun 2020 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 43
Views: 13909

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Reminds me a bit of the Jersey City Urby which is fairly unattractive. Hope the color is better, white would be better than grey.
by Tnexster
21 Jun 2020 13:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Roanoke: misc. developments
Replies: 6
Views: 4398

Re: Roanoke: misc. developments

Roanoke certainly seeing dramatic change.
by Tnexster
21 Jun 2020 13:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 76125

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Nice shot! Certainly adds much to VP. What floor are they on?
by Tnexster
19 Jun 2020 15:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 42
Views: 18014

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

So is this distant picture an accurate representation of what might be built here? Or just fluff? https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/OYIEfaYp1WZTRpJA8RHDqngGqiU=/1660x0/smart/filters:no_upscale()/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/dmn/LZDYHR6XB5EZ7OILD553ZEQ6YY.jpg
by Tnexster
19 Jun 2020 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 133089

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

I liked their second version the best, the taller sculpted glass tower. Seemed to fit better with it's neighbors.
by Tnexster
18 Jun 2020 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 46909

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Maybe we need a thread for the ugliest building in Dallas. Sounds like we have a lot of candidates. ;)
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 46909

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

So based on the KDC cam view this looks like they are moving past the garage phase and just starting to work on the office tower phase.
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 14:45
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 88
Views: 52326

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Dallas-based air carrier JSX starting direct flights from Love Field to Vegas, Pinehurst resort The small carrier flies mostly in California, but is adding ‘pop-up’ routes to the seasonal destinations. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/06/17/dallas-based-air-carrier-jsx-starting-dir...
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 12:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 62
Views: 32965

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Amid layoffs, plans for convention hotel near Texas Live! move ahead https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/17/texas-live-update.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline “Loews Hotels & Co. is continuing to move forward with the development of the new garage and continues to draw plans for th...
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 12:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 45
Views: 10006

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

I keep hearing that Dallas has once again emerged as the relocation city of choice and that the more severe lockdown requirements in California are driving more out of that state. Something could be brewing here. I think its an odd location to shop a 60 story tower without some reason. Uber could be...
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 18110

Re: Preston Center

It's too bad if they do manage to kill off this one too, lots of potential for Preston Center but then I guess potential is a bad thing if you live around it and don't want outsiders around. Have to see what council approves.
by Tnexster
16 Jun 2020 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 18110

Re: Preston Center

Local developer talks hotel-condo project in Preston Center (Renderings) https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/16/preston-center-hotel-condo-project.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline#g/469270/1 Rosebriar owns the northern plot where Hopdoddy Burger Bar is located, and is looking to build ...
by Tnexster
16 Jun 2020 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 18110

Re: Preston Center

Does it fall within existing zoning requirements? I don't know the height of the towers and if a variance would be required. Yes, they can. The developer also wants to sink the garage and put a green area to connect the shopping area. But the fancy neighborhood doesn't want to attract "outside...
by Tnexster
14 Jun 2020 16:35
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 171
Views: 80284

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

The Chicago Architects Behind Downtown Austin’s Rising Skyline https://austin.towers.net/the-chicago-architects-behind-downtown-austins-rising-skyline/ https://austin.towers.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/hanover_republic_square_fifth_lavaca_views_collage-e1550785302458.jpg https://austin.towers.n...
by Tnexster
14 Jun 2020 16:30
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 171
Views: 80284

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Here’s a Closer Look at the Tower Headed for Fourth and Brazos Downtown Nice looking and looks to be 64 floors. https://austin.towers.net/heres-a-closer-look-at-the-tower-headed-for-fourth-and-brazos-downtown/ https://austin.towers.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/4th_brazos_east_south.jpg
by Tnexster
14 Jun 2020 16:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Traffic Signal Accessories
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: Traffic Signal Accessories

Never knew that, great information!
by Tnexster
14 Jun 2020 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 18110

Re: Preston Center

Does it fall within existing zoning requirements? I don't know the height of the towers and if a variance would be required.
by Tnexster
14 Jun 2020 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 48
Views: 44596

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

That parcel is where Harwoods new tower garage is going isn't it?
by Tnexster
13 Jun 2020 11:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Fields Ranch development
Replies: 17
Views: 11942

Re: Frisco: Fields Ranch development

PGA of America gives updated timeline on forthcoming Frisco HQ move https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/11/pga-of-america-frisco-headquarters-move.html Unless another act of god like COVID-19 occurs, the PGA of America’s new headquarters could deliver ahead of schedule, PGA COO Darrell ...
by Tnexster
13 Jun 2020 11:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 15
Views: 9206

Re: Midlothian Development

New residential community southwest of Dallas could bring 4,600 homes starting at $250,000 Prairie Ridge project near Midlothian is being built by Dallas’ Provident Realty Advisors. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/06/11/new-home-community-southwest-of-dallas-will-bring-thousand...
by Tnexster
13 Jun 2020 11:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 439
Views: 227972

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Texas Central's high-speed rail project 'could require some stimulus money,' CEO says https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/05/texas-central-stimulus-money.html The company, which is developing a multibillion-dollar high-speed rail line that could connect Dallas and Houston via a 90-minut...
by Tnexster
12 Jun 2020 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 18110

Re: Preston Center

Looks very nice, wonder if the surrounding hoods will object?
by Tnexster
10 Jun 2020 22:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 439
Views: 227972

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Well, they laid off the overwhelming majority of their staff in early March so have been operating with a skeleton crew since then. Not sure what that means going forward.
by Tnexster
10 Jun 2020 22:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1125
Views: 520473

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Hmmm, wonder who it is?
by Tnexster
08 Jun 2020 15:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 228302

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

A WORKFORCE ON REMOTE CONTROL As companies recover from Covid-19, the Bay Area’s HQs, jobs and workers may all be at risk https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/06/work-from-home-bay-area-texas.html Now, as cost-cutting becomes an urgent priority for companies laid low by the pandemic’s ec...
by Tnexster
06 Jun 2020 13:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 76125

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Or maybe it's easy to keep the sites fully staffed (or working overtime) now that unemployment is so high? I know less than nothing about construction staffing. Could be some truth here although that industry has kept pace during the shutdown and even in the lean times they seem to somehow find wor...
by Tnexster
06 Jun 2020 13:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (~415 FT / ~27 ST)
Replies: 62
Views: 13673

Re: 2401 McKinney tower

Nice, least they are going below grade.
by Tnexster
04 Jun 2020 10:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 37
Views: 23046

Re: Frisco Station

New hotel opening in $1.8 billion Frisco Station project Canopy by Hilton hotel is third to open in mixed-use development. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/06/04/new-hotel-opening-in-18-billion-frisco-station-project/ https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/Hq...
by Tnexster
04 Jun 2020 10:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 15
Views: 9206

Re: Midlothian Development

California health products firm eyes new plant southwest of Dallas
Sunrider International sells herbal and health products in the U.S. and abroad.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... of-dallas/
by Tnexster
04 Jun 2020 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 76125

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Everything seems to be going up quick, maybe the lack of traffic is helping?
by Tnexster
04 Jun 2020 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 157
Views: 66376

Re: The Link at Uptown

Nice, making some quick progress. So glad construction has kept it going during this pandemic.
by Tnexster
30 May 2020 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 358
Views: 176610

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Photos: Dallas businesses hit in violent protests over racial injustice

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2020/05 ... injustice/
by Tnexster
29 May 2020 15:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 426
Views: 202075

Re: DFW Economy

DFW is well positioned to make huge additional gains in the logistics/supply chain industry.
by Tnexster
29 May 2020 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 505
Views: 268897

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^That's great, if I was at work I could just look out the window to see if and when some activity starts happening but not yet. Maybe by July we will.
by Tnexster
29 May 2020 13:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 150
Views: 85539

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Virgin Hotels Dallas marks phased reopening Virgin Hotels Dallas, one of the newest additions to the Design District, is marking its official reopening with a fashion and art exhibit meant to drive home the importance of social distancing. The luxury hotel is the third and newest hotel by Sir Richa...
by Tnexster
29 May 2020 13:42
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 129443

Re: I-345

Southern Dallas residents need I-345. Why is a wealthy consortium trying to tear it down?

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/edit ... r-it-down/
by Tnexster
29 May 2020 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 505
Views: 268897

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Maybe they are waiting to see how AMLI and Atelier do before committing to another new residential project so close to Ross. Don't those two account for close to 700 units?
by Tnexster
29 May 2020 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 45
Views: 10006

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

Maybe there is a relo looking hard at central city. If so some of these FAA inquiries could make sense.
by Tnexster
27 May 2020 10:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 133089

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

I wonder what this current reality will mean for Hillwood's plan for this property. Maybe they will be forced to be more creative in their thinking. Ross Perot Jr. doesn't appear to have that kind of mindset. He's very traditional in his thinking. If I were him, I'd build the round tower. 35 storie...
by Tnexster
27 May 2020 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 505
Views: 268897

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Confidence, good to see.
by Tnexster
25 May 2020 14:53
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 171
Views: 80284

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

I always feel like something is missing from the Austin skyline. Maybe that Railyard proposal would help but I'm not sure. This might help....... Here’s Tower 5C, Bringing 41 Eye-Catching Floors to Fifth and Colorado https://austin.towers.net/heres-tower-5c-bringing-41-eye-catching-floors-to-fifth-...
by Tnexster
25 May 2020 11:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 147
Views: 66895

Re: New Census Population Estimates

I sat in on a webinar on the impact of the pandemic on urban centers and none of this is good news for any central city. Covid is already driving business to the suburban market because they see value in a location less prone to higher infection potential. It's great news for areas like Legacy West ...
by Tnexster
25 May 2020 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 273086

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^That's a nice plan, thanks for sharing. Always like to see what other cities have planned.
by Tnexster
25 May 2020 10:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 133089

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

I wonder what this current reality will mean for Hillwood's plan for this property. Maybe they will be forced to be more creative in their thinking.

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