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by Tnexster
06 Jan 2021 11:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 228312

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Exclusive: Another real estate firm relocates headquarters from Los Angeles to Dallas https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/01/05/lion-real-estate-headquarters-relocation.html A fast-growing real estate firm focused on multifamily investment is relocating its corporate headquarters to Dallas...
by Tnexster
06 Jan 2021 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 128892

Re: West End 1.0

Looks good!
by Tnexster
05 Jan 2021 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 162619

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Hard to tell from the pic but looks like maybe they have six more floors to go?
by Tnexster
04 Jan 2021 17:00
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 111
Views: 51553

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

To me it looks like a total screw up. That can't be intentional design.
by Tnexster
01 Jan 2021 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 358
Views: 176610

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Did this used to be the iced tea store?
by Tnexster
01 Jan 2021 11:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Kaufman County: misc. developments
Replies: 9
Views: 5490

Re: Kaufman County: misc. developments

The size of all of these mega housing developments is quite stunning and most of them are really far out from the city. Paints a very suburban picture of our metro future.
by Tnexster
30 Dec 2020 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 48
Views: 44596

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

The views from that building have always been sweet!
by Tnexster
30 Dec 2020 11:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development
Replies: 17
Views: 10121

Re: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development

undefinedprocess wrote:Haven't seen any updates on this... Anyone know anything new about this project?


It doesn't seem to appear on the Frisco EDC webpage as a current development. Maybe it got shelved.
by Tnexster
30 Dec 2020 11:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 146
Views: 72507

Re: TexRail

Is it just me or were are numbers pathetic to begin with?
by Tnexster
30 Dec 2020 10:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 16
Views: 8390

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

People will find a way. I predict that cloverleaf patch of dirt overlooking downtown at Hampton and I-30 will be packed with cars to view this event. Actually it is probably the best place to see it, that downtown view at night is killer. Not having an official overlook point here is a missed oppor...
by Tnexster
30 Dec 2020 09:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 16
Views: 8390

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

People will find a way. I predict that cloverleaf patch of dirt overlooking downtown at Hampton and I-30 will be packed with cars to view this event. Actually it is probably the best place to see it, that downtown view at night is killer.
by Tnexster
30 Dec 2020 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 128
Views: 44110

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

So I guess Dallas is okay with planting big stand alone parking garages right in front of a residential neighborhood. Can you imagine if this was proposed anywhere else...i see no real "master plan" in connecting and respecting the existing neighborhood.. I think the master plan is to slo...
by Tnexster
29 Dec 2020 14:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 37
Views: 17541

Re: DISD Administration Building

I've always liked the idea of a Ross Ave line. Technically I guess Ross to Sylvan line could be routed through West End.
by Tnexster
29 Dec 2020 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 128
Views: 44110

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

I hadn't noticed the info about the timber mid-rise building but I may have missed his last puff piece.
by Tnexster
29 Dec 2020 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 128
Views: 44110

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

One of the things I like about TG is how you can see downtown and the bridge from almost anywhere you are in the area. Guess that will be done. Kinda wish they wouldn't put up a 30 story wall right there but rather move it somewhere that it keeps that view open.
by Tnexster
28 Dec 2020 15:01
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 25
Views: 15752

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

I'm still skeptical this will ever happen, but it looks like they plan to complement the HSR to Houston and focus on connecting the rest of Texas with Hyperloop? The wonderful thing with this is that Dallas will get the benefit of having both the HSR and Hyperloop! I'm honestly most excited about t...
by Tnexster
28 Dec 2020 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 135
Views: 61402

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Dallas’ new Eastline residential tower has SMU views and DART line at the door Luxury high-rise will open early next year next to Mockingbird Station on U.S. 75. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/12/21/dallas-new-eastline-residential-tower-has-smu-views-and-dart-line-at-the-door/...
by Tnexster
28 Dec 2020 10:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Columbia/Main Complete Streets
Replies: 11
Views: 8008

Re: Columbia/Main Complete Streets

I'd love to see what this looks like.
by Tnexster
28 Dec 2020 09:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 228312

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Amid California exodus, will Wells Fargo, Uber or Chevron’s headquarters be next to go? https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/12/28/amid-bay-area-exodus-will-wells-fargo-uber-or-ch.html There’s a short list of companies that already seem to have one foot out the door — whether it’s Wells Far...
by Tnexster
28 Dec 2020 09:40
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Visualizing the Footprint of Highways in American Cities
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Visualizing the Footprint of Highways in American Cities

Stunning view of the destruction, not just the physical buildings and history swept away but the social fabric of our cities as well.
by Tnexster
27 Dec 2020 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 140
Views: 75442

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

It's interesting how this part of OC looks more and more like Uptown all the time.
by Tnexster
22 Dec 2020 22:10
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 129444

Re: I-345

tamtagon wrote:I still don't mind the physical separation that comes with an overpass.


Ditto
by Tnexster
22 Dec 2020 22:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 140
Views: 75442

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

I wonder if brining it into the 21st century might mean a fresh exterior.
by Tnexster
18 Dec 2020 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 227
Views: 100003

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Figure two large companies relocating to this development would work to fill it up. Potential for that happening during this time of political crisis is through the roof right now. Locating next to the existing Galleria Dallas is a huge plus. I also see increased potential for the now defunct five ...
by Tnexster
18 Dec 2020 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 75
Views: 35833

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Maybe one of our photographers will grab a pic sometime soon.
by Tnexster
18 Dec 2020 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 273090

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Although they are supposedly looking to sublease much that new space.
by Tnexster
18 Dec 2020 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 3001 Maple
Replies: 11
Views: 1882

Re: Uptown Dallas: 3001 Maple

Amazing how much is going on and planned to come out of the ground.
by Tnexster
18 Dec 2020 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 273090

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

With Uber falling through I'm becoming jealous of Austin's ability to attract Bay Area tech refugees. Even Houston landed HP. Houston. A contrarian view here, but I am wondering if the thing that is driving Uber to downsize, i.e. improving financial performance, might also drive the HQ to Dallas. I...
by Tnexster
16 Dec 2020 18:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 505
Views: 268900

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Tucy wrote:So... has anyone been down around 2000 Ross to check out the start of work on the hotel?


I was at the office today and looked down to see if anything was happening on the roof of the garage. Nothing yet.
by Tnexster
16 Dec 2020 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 273090

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

With Uber falling through I'm becoming jealous of Austin's ability to attract Bay Area tech refugees. Even Houston landed HP. Houston. There will be many more opportunities. In an interview I saw recently Robert Kaplan with the Dallas Fed said pre-covid he was accustomed to receiving calls from CEO...
by Tnexster
15 Dec 2020 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 215
Views: 134294

Re: Museum Tower

Where is the one remaining unit? Penthouse?
by Tnexster
15 Dec 2020 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 227
Views: 100003

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Is anything going on in Midtown at the moment? This project has been so disappointing.
by Tnexster
10 Dec 2020 21:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 351
Views: 194936

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

Interesting change, seems very positive! More residential and retail seems like a nice addition in this part of downtown. Maybe East Quarter helped spur the change?
by Tnexster
02 Dec 2020 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 505
Views: 268900

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What does a groundbreaking look like 10 floors up on top of a garage?
by Tnexster
30 Nov 2020 13:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 254212

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

What exactly is "affordable"?
by Tnexster
30 Nov 2020 13:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 227
Views: 100003

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I live not far from the site and I can tell you that the Heritage Park site has been abandoned. It is a big pile of dirt where the old Sears store was. Nothing is going on on-site. This is a huge boondoggle that will sit there for quite awhile. The section 8 apartments just north of the site don't ...
by Tnexster
30 Nov 2020 13:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 46911

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

That really is fairly unattractive, a mural would be a great remedy.
by Tnexster
30 Nov 2020 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 128892

Re: West End 1.0

^Funny that was my initial reaction too. They tore down Starck Club!!
by Tnexster
29 Nov 2020 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 505
Views: 268900

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Just build it, by the time it's done covid will be in the rearview mirror.
by Tnexster
01 Nov 2020 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 254212

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

RodB wrote:The Museum Tower at 42 stories, dwarfs this building at 39 stories.


A single Museum floor is like two F&O floors.
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2020 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard

^Yes, that is the one I was recalling. Thanks!
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2020 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard

Wasn't there a point years back that this site was proposed for something else? Thinking it was much taller but not sure if this is the same property. It was one of those proposed but never built things.
by Tnexster
04 Oct 2020 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 371977

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The updated plans for the city's efforts to devastate Deep Ellum by converting Elm and Commerce to two-way operation: https://dallastxgov-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/andrew_velasquez_dallascityhall_com/EVrK0s8lyhJNsodyrDtSXPABZUh48ONc3bHnNuzKE70GHw?e=iwxPjh I know most of the folks here think ...
by Tnexster
26 Sep 2020 15:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 426
Views: 202077

Re: DFW Economy

eburress wrote:People aren't rubes because they have a different POV or priorities than you, or they support a different candidate than yours. I really wish people would stop denigrating others based on their political affiliation.


Cheers! :D
by Tnexster
26 Sep 2020 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 63
Views: 35454

Re: Red Bird Mall

They do seem to be enjoying a certain level of success here which is very good for this part of the city. Once they all come back to the office, between Chime, Parkland, UTWS and all the the other employers there will be at least 2,000 employees here every day. A number that will grow from there.
by Tnexster
26 Sep 2020 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 128892

Re: West End 1.0

Wow, had no idea it was that far along. Nice

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