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by Cbdallas
18 Feb 2020 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 147
Views: 63769

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Would be nice to see this head towards the sky in east Dallas and more like it in that area.
by Cbdallas
14 Feb 2020 15:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 314
Views: 154476

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Would love to see this type of dense tall development not only jump the east side of 75 into east Dallas but also next to the DART subway station.
by Cbdallas
14 Feb 2020 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 59432

Re: West Dallas Developments

I would love to see the first new high rise pop up across the river. I am not sure it will happen this cycle but it will be really cool to see it when it does as it will stand out by itself hopefully not for long though.
by Cbdallas
13 Feb 2020 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 281992

Re: Oak Lawn

Just heard a rumor that Mia's is moving to the old Buzzbrews building on Lemmon. If true then maybe they can grab surrounding property around the old space and build something more substantial. Lemmon is so stuck in the old Dallas of the 1970's really could use some new denser taller development and...
by Cbdallas
06 Feb 2020 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (~415 FT / ~27 ST)
Replies: 56
Views: 11484

Re: Uptown Dallas:Trammell Crow Tower

dukemeredith wrote:Two places Trulucks could move nearby that are built out for restaurants are the Circo space and the Perry's space once they move to Park District.

The Circo space might be a good fit for them but would require a total redo inside.
by Cbdallas
06 Feb 2020 16:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 501
Views: 213436

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

If they worker shortage is pretty much everywhere then our tax and business advantages would still drive companies here.
by Cbdallas
05 Feb 2020 15:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 615
Views: 298437

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

An urban Target would draw from all of the downtown dwellers to that area.
by Cbdallas
05 Feb 2020 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 13749

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

I agree I don't understand Dallas aversion to height and trying to squash down buildings in the urban core.
by Cbdallas
04 Feb 2020 15:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 194
Views: 106356

Re: The Cedars Developments

That would be great. If we could get this going and then get the few towers across the river going we would be growing up in every direction around downtown core.
by Cbdallas
04 Feb 2020 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 296
Views: 150982

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I drove through area on last Sunday before the Super Bowl and there were lots of people out but going up Commerce and down Elm and back up Main were easy and not a big deal. I don't see traffic as a problem but more of a solution to slow down vehicles and make the urban area more pedestrian oriented...
by Cbdallas
31 Jan 2020 16:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 370
Views: 171236

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I wonder if it would be possible to create a partnership between the AA Center and the Irving and Dallas Convention centers and any other event space that is off the DART rail stations where a holder of a ticket stub could use that as a pass on the DART trains the day of that event. It would encoura...
by Cbdallas
31 Jan 2020 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 615
Views: 298437

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

That is looking really nice.
by Cbdallas
31 Jan 2020 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 186306

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Ok I am impressed with the image quality. This will be exciting as it all comes together.
by Cbdallas
30 Jan 2020 16:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 281992

Re: Oak Lawn

I am happier to see this become a hotel for this area.
by Cbdallas
30 Jan 2020 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 126
Views: 42424

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

I have said it before but Deep Ellum is going to become like the West Loop area of Chicago with a cool mix of office living and funk and tech. It is all good. We are no longer the sleepy little city on the prairie.
by Cbdallas
30 Jan 2020 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 64
Views: 27141

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

I like 1999 McKinney and would love to be able to afford a unit there. I think it feels better being in the thick of the urban city rather than just looking lonely from back in the day when it was the only thing over there.
by Cbdallas
29 Jan 2020 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 17109

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Only being open M-F 7AM-7PM really makes it just an amenity for the office workers in the building. They don't seem to be interested in playing to the residents or hotel guest of downtown.
by Cbdallas
29 Jan 2020 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 115
Views: 62702

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

This area is feeling really like a gap on McKinney. I wish they would move forward or sell so that block can fill in with new energized development.
by Cbdallas
28 Jan 2020 14:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 92
Views: 38526

I think they will be open on Sundays which will be a plus as most BBQ is closed on Sundays.
by Cbdallas
28 Jan 2020 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 281992

Re: Oak Lawn

I will just be glad that all of this will slow down traffic on Cedar Springs and make the entire area more walk able. (looking forward to actually crossing the street to walk to Kroger at Knight without risking my life) Maybe this will eventually include updating and improving the strip center at Kn...
by Cbdallas
28 Jan 2020 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 333
Views: 165714

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

What would stick in downtown is an urban Target like the one in Preston Center.
by Cbdallas
27 Jan 2020 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 22081

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

I wish that this was going to be at least as tall as Museum Tower across the park. 30 stories is not very tall. Dallas just can't seem to get any traction on height.
by Cbdallas
24 Jan 2020 14:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 346
Views: 145715

Re: Trinity River Park

At this point just have a bunch of Drones fly over between the two bridges and dump wildflower seeds in the entire basin. At least it would be pretty and some great photo opps until something can get going.
by Cbdallas
24 Jan 2020 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 22081

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

Another question will this be all office or will some be apartments when completed.
by Cbdallas
24 Jan 2020 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 22081

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

Not sure how at 30 stories this would be uptowns tallest tower. I think that is not correct isn't Harwood working on a new one that is supposed to be the tallest.
by Cbdallas
24 Jan 2020 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 147
Views: 63769

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I wish they were open daytime on the weekends.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2020 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 109
Views: 40614

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Convert 2nd and 3rd floors to apartments put in rock climbing and zip lining over the ice rink. Retail is really changing and these spaces will have to be re imagined.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2020 15:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 345
Views: 169218

Re: Silver Line

Why would the Green line be a negative for Deep Ellum this seems so contrary to other urban cities where they would want transit. Not sure I understand. Even Los Angeles of all places is adding more rail and stations why would Dallas not want more instead of less transit.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2020 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 92
Views: 38526

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Headington has cut benefits except for top management and has cut food cost. Even a billionaire has their limits to what they will absorb as a loss.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2020 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 98
Views: 52023

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

The Fairmount would look a thousand percent better and true to its original architecture by painting over that horrible pink color with just a simple good white paint and removing the ridiculous facade over the valet entrance..
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2020 11:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 345
Views: 169218

Re: Silver Line

Meanwhile the residents of urban Dallas are begging for more stations and transit options and these people don't even want the train up in their suburban neighborhoods. I still don't believe in this line and would rather have diverted this money to D2 and opening up more urban stations.
by Cbdallas
22 Jan 2020 13:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 392
Views: 174659

Re: DART D2 Subway

God Speed DART.
by Cbdallas
22 Jan 2020 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 314
Views: 154476

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I wish them much success. I would love to see this entire area massively redeveloped with high rises and living density all around the DART subway station there. So much potential.
by Cbdallas
22 Jan 2020 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 92
Views: 38526

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I heard some gossip from a very well integrated restaurant owner that has multiple places in Dallas and the metro that a great reckoning is coming as there is too much space in centers for restaurants and the leases being signed are way to high making most concepts unsustainable. We shall see what h...
by Cbdallas
21 Jan 2020 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 186306

Re: AT&T Discovery District

That is exciting to see!
by Cbdallas
21 Jan 2020 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 199
Views: 91507

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I think this area is ripe for redevelopment I work just across the highway at Lincoln Center and there are not a lot of good food options or much else nearby for all of the office buildings in this corridor I think it is very under served and not convenient. It also is a great location for business ...
by Cbdallas
17 Jan 2020 14:17
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 299
Views: 119223

Re: I-345

Perfect place for Elon Musk to create one of his tunnels and charge a toll to use.
by Cbdallas
17 Jan 2020 11:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 370
Views: 171236

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Fortunately I do not live or work up that way but when I seldom visit from the urban part of Dallas I don't understand the appeal as I find the traffic in that area from Plano to Frisco with terrible traffic issues that will only get worse with no transit planned.
by Cbdallas
16 Jan 2020 13:20
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 370
Views: 171236

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

With all of the development running from Downtown all the way up to Frisco and beyond on the tollway would it be feasible to run a raised rail line all the way up to Frisco. It seems that this corridor is where the most office and residential growth is happening and I know a tunnel is not ever going...
by Cbdallas
09 Jan 2020 15:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 351475

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep Ellum is starting to feel similar to the early days of Chicago West loop area when Google moved in. I think this area will follow what happened there which is a great thing.
by Cbdallas
07 Jan 2020 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 493
Views: 238797

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

With what is happening on Ross and Flora and all the way to the Park this part of downtown is coming together really nice. If they can come up with a plan to redo Flora along the Arts District it should all become super activated.
by Cbdallas
07 Jan 2020 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 51
Views: 20844

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

I welcome this to that project it adds identifiable height to the overall development. I will be able to see it from my balcony. If the check clears they can do it.
by Cbdallas
06 Jan 2020 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 483
Views: 245105

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The other space next to HUGO'S is supposed to be some kind of lounge / restaurant but it has been in design phase forever.
by Cbdallas
06 Jan 2020 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 281992

Re: Oak Lawn

It will mainly be a bar with some food. Notice entrance looks to be moving to side street as well.
by Cbdallas
20 Dec 2019 13:57
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 299
Views: 119223

Re: I-345

Maybe the compromise is a tolled tunnel. You still have access but have to pay for it and Dallas gets that land and development above it. Those that don't want to pay the toll can use the horseshoe around downtown.
by Cbdallas
19 Dec 2019 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 608
Views: 281992

Re: Oak Lawn

I think the coffee shop is doing well but that location tucked on the side street is not the best for a casual food joint. Also the service left a lot to be desired. This spot might be better suited to a retail service business. I did love their fried pickle spears though....
by Cbdallas
11 Dec 2019 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 149
Views: 81636

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I really like the hotel but it still feels to me very separated from the urban part of Dallas. This entire area needs to develop density in the future to make this property not feel so lonely and isolated.
by Cbdallas
11 Dec 2019 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA
Replies: 12
Views: 6353

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Charter School.......snoooooze.
by Cbdallas
09 Dec 2019 15:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 370
Views: 171236

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I saw this and thought it was interesting.

https://archpaper.com/2019/12/kansas-ci ... c-transit/
by Cbdallas
05 Dec 2019 15:15
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 299
Views: 119223

Re: I-345

Gridlock may be the answer. Force feed capacity of DART and build out an urban streetcar system in and around the urban core.

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