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by DPatel304
16 Nov 2020 16:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 186900

Re: DART D2 Subway

I'm also mixed on this. Personally, I think with the way Dallas is designed, we should be going 'all in' with our bus system and focus on how we can get people around urban Dallas quickly/efficiently using buses. But I suppose I do realize that no matter how good we improve the bus system, if people...
by DPatel304
16 Nov 2020 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 314802

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

The hotel’s restaurants are Nine, a breakfast and lunch spot on the ninth floor, and Catbird, a sexy restaurant and lounge on the 10th floor. Nine is expected to open Nov. 16, with Catbird to follow on Nov. 27. https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2020/11/12/look-inside-2-restaurants-nin...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2020 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 314802

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

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by DPatel304
12 Nov 2020 17:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 48
Views: 15523

Re: DTD: West End Square

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/124267466_3751184481567479_6645706015410923560_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=2&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=ExQ5jaDHEaUAX_jbv-8&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=d2850bec982fb76147e03f7c9cc4629e&oe=5FD3EF84 https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 619
Views: 297488

Re: Oak Lawn

Sorry for double posting this development, I ended up finding some additional renderings and I felt like it warranted its own thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=925
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: 4001 Cedar Springs Road.
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Oak Lawn: 4001 Cedar Springs Road.

https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Header.jpg https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/1.jpg https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2.jpg https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/3.jpg https://dallasvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Untitled-4.jpg ...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 619
Views: 297488

Re: Oak Lawn

I think the biggest piece of news here is that Caven Enterprises actually sold some of their land. My understanding is that they have been a big part of why this area hasn't seen much developmeng lately and they have been very anti-development. The impending wave of development washing over Oak Lawn...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 619
Views: 297488

Re: Oak Lawn

Seeing as how they are right off the heart of the strip, I really hope they do a good job of mixing in with the existing tenants. “We plan to have a 70-foot waterfall coming down the side of the building.” I wonder if it would be possible to add some lighting to make this rainbow colored, that would...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2020 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 619
Views: 297488

Re: Oak Lawn

https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/u2BfCqM2x2NGE2vH1CV1Eg33dxY=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale()/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/dmn/FRP7KOADHJBSLFRWKVRUMA77U4.jpg https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/6lwVKsICj_6bgy0Mgu2icYFe1t0=/1660x0...
by DPatel304
10 Nov 2020 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 370708

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep ellum really starting to get its momentum back i feel like with the new tom thumb, places like whiskey hachet, thunderbird, cheba hut, gus chicken, basic taco, elm & good, and expanded serious pizza all reopening this month... plus patagonia, warstic and harpers in the pittman building are...
by DPatel304
10 Nov 2020 09:30
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 48
Views: 15523

Re: DTD: West End Square

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/123652744_2064727880328703_7429333577257793459_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=2&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=Z8u_qteYd6QAX_antey&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=35f2329726ce3693601d233573674316&oe=5FCEEC20 Posted on Nov 7th in the Downtown Dallas ...
by DPatel304
09 Nov 2020 09:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 76443

Re: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District

tamtagon wrote:You could just as easily day uptown is simply the most recent expansion of downtown. That's the way I see it.


Agreed. Isn't that the case in other cities where their 'Uptowns' and 'Deep Ellums' and 'Victory Parks' are all just considered a part of (or an exapansion) of Downtown?
by DPatel304
06 Nov 2020 10:32
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 171
Views: 80000

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

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Nah, we definitely not on same team lol Ppl hate Dallas, facts!


I'm aware of the inferiority complex :lol: (Not that I view Dallas as superior, but it does feel like other people do seem to have some sort of complex with Dallas).
by DPatel304
06 Nov 2020 08:57
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 171
Views: 80000

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

That's great news for them!

I still don't agree about Austin 'out shinning Houston/Dallas' though..haha, but we're all on the same team, and Texas, as a whole, is doing tremendously well!
by DPatel304
05 Nov 2020 09:24
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System
Replies: 11
Views: 6086

Re: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System

saxman wrote:It looks like the measure passed to expand Austin's Metro system. I'll definitely be a user of the train to the airport.


Wonderful! This will be great for whenever we finally get HSR to Austin (I know I'm getting WAY ahead of myself :lol: )
by DPatel304
04 Nov 2020 08:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43842

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

I'm telling you, when the masks come off, this town is going to explode with growth like we've never seen before. I'm inclined to agree with you - perhaps out of sheer optimism - but what in particular makes you say this? I also agree with texasstar and because: * The reasons that were bringing peo...
by DPatel304
02 Nov 2020 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 358
Views: 176040

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I'm glad to hear that my experience isn't the norm. Perhaps I just happened to be walking during a random 'off' time (I was out walking at around 3ish on Sunday)? I know it's reasonable to expect some decrease in activity, but it just seemed a lot more dead than I expected. Perhaps I'll do another w...
by DPatel304
01 Nov 2020 20:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 358
Views: 176040

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I did my usual walk through Downtown today for the first time in months and, despite the weather being pretty perfect, much of Downtown felt pretty dead to me. Victory Park was a ghost town, as was the West End, and Main Street also felt pretty dead as well. Fortunately the Discovery District was bu...
by DPatel304
01 Nov 2020 20:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197415

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I stopped by this afternoon for a couple drinks. I'd say it was decently busy, considering they are still in their 'soft opening' phase. The service was great, the interior looked fantastic, but I felt like their patio needed a bit of work. I think I may have overheard one of the employees saying it...
by DPatel304
01 Nov 2020 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197415

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Pegasus City Brewery - Downtown!
We are now open at our second location at 1508 Commerce Street, in the historic Dallas Power & Light Building!

https://www.facebook.com/PegasusCityBre ... 5320831937

It's open!!
by DPatel304
30 Oct 2020 19:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard

R1070 wrote:The taller option would have been nice, but I’m glad we are still getting a remodel of this building and maybe that will allow another lot to be developed.


Definitely agreed. The current building is fine as is, and will be even better once it is re-developed.
by DPatel304
29 Oct 2020 21:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 370708

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Never heard of her, but I have heard of Laguna beach. Looks like she has 4.1 million followers on Instagram, and about 40 of my friends are following her too.

Happy to see Deep Ellum getting some good publicity yet again!
by DPatel304
29 Oct 2020 21:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Houseman Building; 400 N. Akard

Great news, I like it! I actually remember seeing this building for sale for a while on loopnet.
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 16:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 425
Views: 201332

Re: DFW Economy

Thanks! I should have mentioned that I don't have access to the full article, so it was likely that my question was answered in the body of the article itself.

That particular part of Uptown seems to be very hot these days, so I could totally see this happening!
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 16:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 63190

Re: West Dallas Developments

^^^ I agree, this area is to new in its development track for anyone to expect any superior project to pop up just yet. True the future for this area looks bright but its still in its early stages and we should expect to see more of these basic stick apartments which flooded all other successful ne...
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 14:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 425
Views: 201332

Re: DFW Economy

Great news! The title says 'Dallas', but the text says 'North Texas' so I wonder exactly where they will end up.
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 128519

Re: West End 1.0

Thanks for the pictures! This one is moving extremely quickly, it's looking great!
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 08:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 76443

Re: Dallas Smart District

The potential of the location is finally paying off. ATT's destination is an easy walk, too. The convention center is finally getting the adjacent destinations it needs, becoming more competitive. And the HSR station, also walking distance.... watch this side of town surge for a generation. Yep. Th...
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2020 08:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 339
Views: 161939

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Start Date:
11/2/2020
Completion Date:
6/15/2021


Thanks for sharing! I was also wondering when we'd start seeing some new restaurants in this area, and it looks like this one will be opening mid next year. Sounds like great timing to me!
by DPatel304
27 Oct 2020 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 76443

Re: Dallas Smart District

In general, I agree that a lot of these new developments lack originality. With that said, I'm okay with this particular building simply because of the location. All other surrounding buildings are quite a bit older, so this creates a nice contrast in the area, and I certianly wouldn't mind a few mo...
by DPatel304
26 Oct 2020 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197415

Re: AT&T Discovery District

This is wonderful to hear, and this area will only get even more livelier as more things open!

I'm definitely going to check this area out as soon the brewery opens!
by DPatel304
20 Oct 2020 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 97
Views: 41399

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I've never been, but I've heard good things. Very excited for this one to open up here, it's always good to have more options!
by DPatel304
16 Oct 2020 12:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 71522

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I wasn't aware of that, but that's good to know! As long as they don't go with that fake plastic stuff, I'm definitely on board with this!
by DPatel304
16 Oct 2020 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 370708

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Cru Hemp Lounge, which was founded in Atlanta a decade ago by businessman and reality-show hanger-on Dennis McKinley, plans to open a location in Deep Ellum in December 2021. https://dallas.eater.com/2020/10/15/21517737/dennis-mckinley-opening-cru-hemp-lounge-dallas-real-housewives-of-atlanta-porsh...
by DPatel304
15 Oct 2020 13:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 71522

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

This project is such a big win! We're expanding the hugely popular Klyde Warren, reducing the 'wall' created by Woodall, and creating a revenue generator for the city. I'm sure this will also encourage even more development in the surrounding area as well. I'm also wondering how this ice rink will w...
by DPatel304
08 Oct 2020 09:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 227460

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Everything's electronic now. The old trading floors remain only for show and nostalgia. The biggest strike against DFW in this is that we're about 1370 miles from NYC. That's around 7 milliseconds as the photon flies. 14 milliseconds round trip. That's HUGE when you're talking about high velocity t...
by DPatel304
08 Oct 2020 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 13877

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Yeah, I saw an article saying they re-opened. I'm actually quite surprised, because I thought they were struggling even prior to COVID.
by DPatel304
24 Sep 2020 11:43
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 7187

Re: Trinity Strand Trail

It's a shame we can't just deck 35 and DNT here and extend Reverchon park, but that just seems insanely expensive/unrealistic.
by DPatel304
21 Sep 2020 18:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 227037

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Great news!! I'm really looking forward to the potential ancillary development that could occur in the immediate area.
by DPatel304
18 Sep 2020 15:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 134
Views: 63190

Re: West Dallas Developments

eddieg1 wrote:1.png2.png


I'm actually pretty excited to see more development in this immediate area. Looks like it's only about a half a mile from Trinity Groves via the trails too:
https://goo.gl/maps/sLHDyZMomW62XbNNA
by DPatel304
18 Sep 2020 15:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 46742

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Thanks for the picture! I haven't been to Deep Ellum in months, so it's great to see the progress being made here.
by DPatel304
09 Sep 2020 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43842

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Cbdallas wrote:This area all the way over to Bishop Arts could become our "Brooklyn" someday across the river.


I definitely agree, I just feel like most of the dense/tall development is going to mostly remain on the CBD side of the river for quite some time.
by DPatel304
08 Sep 2020 18:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43842

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Trinity Groves development team readies more apartments, first hotel and office project https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/09/08/more-apartments-and-first-hotel-office-building.html I don't have access to the article so I can't read it, but here it is for anyone else to read. The renderin...
by DPatel304
31 Aug 2020 21:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 97
Views: 41399

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

The New York City red-sauce restaurant with a “lust for excess” is expected to open in the Dallas Design District on Dec. 1. Carbone will replace Wheelhouse and Sassetta, two restaurants owned by billionaire Tim Headington that did not reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Sassetta will likely re...
by DPatel304
26 Aug 2020 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2620 Maple (Former Old Warsaw) 12 ST
Replies: 70
Views: 33980

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

I haven't walked by this site lately, but glad to hear it's moving right along!

I'm excited to see all the potential growth in this immediate area.
by DPatel304
26 Aug 2020 00:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 209
Views: 80951

Re: Downtown Progress

While there may be people fleeing Downtown Dallas for the 'burbs, there are also still many people 'fleeing' other cities to come to Dallas and I'm sure many of them will continue to move to urban Dallas. I guess we'll see what happens in the next few years, but I'm not really concerned for Downtown...
by DPatel304
18 Aug 2020 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 13877

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Things are not looking good for the local economy, I'm guessing we are just beginning to see the negative effects.
by DPatel304
14 Aug 2020 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 619
Views: 297488

Re: Oak Lawn

OrangeMike wrote:New marker at Cedar Springs and Wycliff.

https://dallasvoice.com/oak-lawn-signs-installed/


Had no idea this was being planned, but I love it! It's a shame it's right in front the blah looking Kroger though.
by DPatel304
13 Aug 2020 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197415

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Oh wow, I had no idea they were adding that, but I absolutely love it! It feels in really well, and I hope we can get a few more of these from other businesses, what a cool look!
by DPatel304
11 Aug 2020 21:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 76443

Re: Dallas Smart District

This project as a whole feels like something that hinges a lot on presumed area growth set into motion by the high speed rail station and the proposed deck park. In the meantime, I can see just one of these buildings getting built while the rest wait for a reason to exist. I also feel like this pro...

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