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by DPatel304
07 Aug 2020 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 619
Views: 297488

Re: Oak Lawn

I think we're more likely to see improvements made to Oak Lawn ave than Lemmon, especially now that we are seeing proposals for some high-rise. Perhaps if that trend continues along Oak Lawn (which I imagine it will), it might eventually spill over to other streets such as Lemmon.
by DPatel304
06 Aug 2020 22:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 48
Views: 15523

Re: DTD: West End Square

Wow, this one is moving along very nicely! I recall that they did say this park wouldn't take that long to build, and it definitely shows. I can't believe the amount of progress they've already done in such a short amount of time.
by DPatel304
06 Aug 2020 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253451

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

I've been going to downtown for runs on weekday evenings, and to hangout at certain times day/night on the weekends. I personally haven't seen or heard of protests in weeks. Did I miss something? About two weeks ago I remember hearing about some protesting that was happening in the Discovery Distri...
by DPatel304
04 Aug 2020 13:07
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 48
Views: 15523

Re: DTD: West End Square

^Wow, great picks!! Looks like they are really cooking on this park. It is exciting to think that after we finally fully awaken from this COVID nightmare, there will be all these new little spots in Dallas that have sprung up to enjoy. West End, Discovery District, I'd even throw Pacific Plaza in t...
by DPatel304
04 Aug 2020 10:58
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/t1.0-9/116335094_2690952994454507_5161737617243420524_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=ZZzVCexQaSwAX-svmDh&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=4d7de5b6a2ef6ddb85577a3d7de58844&oe=5F4E53AB https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11627...
by DPatel304
04 Aug 2020 09:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253451

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

Speaking of Austin, our downtown has more residents, workers, hotels, museums, performance venues, convention attendees, etc...., so what is it about our downtown that makes the streets so much less vibrant? I think a great lack of cohesiveness between the various nodes of activity is a major reaso...
by DPatel304
03 Aug 2020 16:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253451

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

Honestly, I think just more infill is what will fill the streets. The existing pockets of activity really need better cohesiveness, as well. The biggest 'game changer' we could have for Downtown, IMO, would be another Uber-caliber corporate relocation to Downtown. That would really instill a lot of ...
by DPatel304
03 Aug 2020 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 13889

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Pegasus Plaza was Dallas first reattempt at cultivating downtown gathering space. For a time it was basically the only thing Main Street had going for it along with Iron Cactus taking that premiere spot facing it. It's cool to contrast Pegasus Plaza with the Discovery District and to see how far th...
by DPatel304
27 Jul 2020 16:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 370710

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Interesting. Personally, I'd like to see more neighborhood bars in this area, now that the party scene seems to be headed to Deep Ellum.
by DPatel304
27 Jul 2020 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 95
Views: 42304

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

I didn't get to snap a picture, but this project has indeed started.
by DPatel304
27 Jul 2020 15:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197417

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Wow, that's definitely a good amount of activity considered not everything is done/open, it's the hottest part of the year, and we are still dealing with COVID-19.

I'm very glad to see this seems to be a success so far!
by DPatel304
27 Jul 2020 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 370710

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I saw a sign saying "Citizen" was coming to Deep Ellum post COVID-19 (that is actually what the sign said). I'm guessing this is the same Citizen that is currently in Uptown and I assume that this is a relocation and not a second location? Anyway, I didn't get a chance to snap a picture, b...
by DPatel304
23 Jul 2020 14:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 48
Views: 15523

Re: DTD: West End Square

Making some real progress recently. I wonder if that single-story section inside the U is a later addition and can be demolished. Would be perfect for a large covered patio/game room. Yeah, that section stuck out to me as well. Even as is, you could probably put a nice rooftop patio on top of there.
by DPatel304
23 Jul 2020 14:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 227460

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Congrats, Austin! It never really felt like DFW was in the running here, so I'm happy to see it come to another Texas city!

This will be great publicity for Austin and for the state of Texas.
by DPatel304
22 Jul 2020 16:15
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)
Replies: 6
Views: 5813

Re: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)

I'd prefer to see a Cricket Stadium somewhere more central like Irving instead.
by DPatel304
15 Jul 2020 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197417

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Thanks for the pictures, the finished product looks amazing! I'm planning on walking over down here over the weekend to check it out myself.
by DPatel304
13 Jul 2020 11:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155936

Re: Trinity River Park

Budget friendly overlooking the river or a fantastic downtown view. Interesting thought, I wonder if that is being considered. Lol yeah, you'd get some killer views. I was only saying it could be 'budget' friendly in case there were units without windows or the units were small in size. Of course t...
by DPatel304
10 Jul 2020 14:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155936

Re: Trinity River Park

I'm not really sure what could be done to it, but I would think it would definitely need some windows. With all the high-end apartments being built today, perhaps this could be converted into a more budget-friendly urban living option instead?
by DPatel304
10 Jul 2020 14:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 29814

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Sounds good to me! The walk from the Omni to anywhere Downtown isn't really pleasant, even though it's not all that far.

The Hyatt, on the other hand, just feels too isolated from the rest of Downtown to really make it walkable to anything.
by DPatel304
10 Jul 2020 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 430
Views: 227500

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Thanks for the pictures! This one took a while to start to go vertical, but I'm excited to see another tower in this neighborhood.
by DPatel304
10 Jul 2020 11:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 126
Views: 63568

Re: Fair Park

Remember, NYC's COVID situation was several orders of magnitude worse in every way (cases/hospitalizations/deaths) per capita under lockdown than Texas' has been with bars/restaurants reopened. These people love to insist that Texas should have never re-opened anything (because of blind partisan lo...
by DPatel304
09 Jul 2020 22:32
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155936

Re: Trinity River Park

Say goodbye to the ugliest building in Dallas — and hello to new playgrounds along the Trinity The former Jesse R. Dawson State Jail (center) at 106 West Commerce Street near downtown Dallas is pictured at sunset, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The plain brown building is going to be renovated as part of a...
by DPatel304
09 Jul 2020 12:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155936

Re: Trinity River Park

This is exactly the type of project I was hoping would happen, I really hope this one does come to fruition!

I feel like the pedestrian Bridge is excessive and unnecessary. I'd rather see people just utilize the existing crosswalk which is actually pretty well built as is.
by DPatel304
03 Jul 2020 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 76443

Re: Dallas Smart District

Awesome! I'm glad to see we are still getting updates on this project, I'm really excited to see if they do indeed start on the Newpark project early next year!
by DPatel304
02 Jul 2020 14:09
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 92
Views: 49780

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

The streetcar has accomplished its purpose - gentrifying Bishop Arts. A lot of that development was done because investors believed that they could charge higher rents by being close to an amenity like the streetcar that makes downtown accessible, even if residents and patrons only use it a handful...
by DPatel304
01 Jul 2020 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 63
Views: 26398

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

I walk by this pretty frequently and haven't noticed any changes to this development. The other development further down the road on Turtle Creek appears to have stalled as well. I can't remember the name of it, but it's this one: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.802826,-96.8075461,3a,75y,294.37h,89....
by DPatel304
01 Jul 2020 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 272298

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

That's pretty significant, but I suppose I'm not surprised. I really hope that this plan is now realistic for them even given the circumstances and they are able to stick to it. I'd really hate to see this fall through.
by DPatel304
01 Jul 2020 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253451

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

Thanks for sharing! For some reason I thought these were going to be condos.
by DPatel304
26 Jun 2020 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253451

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

Beautiful picture!! This building is looking incredible!
by DPatel304
24 Jun 2020 14:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 92
Views: 49780

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

No Longer Free, DART's Bishop Arts Streetcar to Charge $1 Fare https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/no-longer-free-darts-bishop-arts-streetcar-to-charge-1-fare/2394646/ I still think they should have held off on charging money in order to encourage more people to use it and encourage more development ...
by DPatel304
27 May 2020 23:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 504
Views: 267889

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Great news!!
by DPatel304
22 May 2020 20:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 227460

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/21/facebook-hubs-remote-work/ Facebook announced three remote hubs today for Dallas, Denver and Atlanta. Doesn't sound a official office but still a physical workspace for employees and new hires to congregate and work together, would like this in the cbd area or clos...
by DPatel304
21 May 2020 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 42
Views: 17965

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

I walked by the site today. I didn't get a chance to take any pictures, but the development looks about the same as it was back in December when those last pictures were posted. Perhaps some work is still being done, but it doesn't appear to be significant to me.
by DPatel304
18 May 2020 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 253451

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

Nice shot! I love how Woodall Rogers barely looks like a barrier from that angle, and that will just be more true as both sides continue to develop.
by DPatel304
16 May 2020 13:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 227460

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Looks like DFW won't be getting this one, but I'm happy for it to either go to Tulsa or Austin.

I don't know much about Tulsa, but I'd definitely like to see a popular company like Tesla go there and put them on the map a little more.
by DPatel304
15 May 2020 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 McKinney (~415 FT / ~27 ST)
Replies: 56
Views: 13200

Re: 2401 McKinney tower

I'm so glad that the god-awful Truluck's didn't stick around for too long! This is a great looking tower and a welcome addition to the area! I'm guessing the pandemic likely hastened the closing of Gold's Gym and, as a result, we are getting this tower sooner than expected. I wonder if the same will...
by DPatel304
13 May 2020 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 157
Views: 66190

Re: The Link at Uptown

Great pictures!! This will be a nice bit of infill in this part of town.
by DPatel304
12 May 2020 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 157
Views: 66190

Re: The Link at Uptown

Construction was never ordered to stop because of COVID on any project that I am aware of. It's more of a matter of banks or construction companies shutting themselves down. Oh yeah, I knew there was no order for them to stop. The economic uncertainity of the situation is what was really concerning...
by DPatel304
11 May 2020 11:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 227460

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Image
https://twitter.com/JudgeClayJ/status/1 ... 0651249667

Clay Jenkins and Eric Johnson both trying to lure Tesla to 'southern Dallas'. I wonder what site they are both talking about.
by DPatel304
07 May 2020 17:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 157
Views: 66190

Re: The Link at Uptown

Wow that's awesome! I haven't really been keeping up with development these days, but it sounds like most projects are still full steam ahead, which is great news.
by DPatel304
07 May 2020 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 272298

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I'm thinking that was their plan all along, but previously they were planning to do it much more slowly and gradually.
by DPatel304
06 May 2020 19:21
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 74
Views: 28381

Re: DART: Bus system

DART has put up a survey about their bus system revamp on their website. I'm not sure how much of an impact our entries will have, but it took me less than a minute to complete:
https://dartzoom.org/survey?fbclid=IwAR ... RnZ6Ue_Zgo
by DPatel304
05 May 2020 23:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197417

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I wonder if that simply means they are post-poning a 'grand opening' event, or if they plan to just keep the space blocked off? It sounds like the former, but it's hard to really tell.
by DPatel304
02 May 2020 21:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 55
Views: 22344

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Yes!! I'm so glad to hear that, I'm looking forward to a few towers going up on Oak Lawn Ave.
by DPatel304
30 Apr 2020 10:39
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 27
Views: 12193

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

This looks great, and will really help East Quarter with the Uber/Good E development.
by DPatel304
29 Apr 2020 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 272298

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber Discusses Plan to Lay Off About 20% of Employees
https://outline.com/Yf3CLV
by DPatel304
29 Apr 2020 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 197417

Re: AT&T Discovery District

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by DPatel304
29 Apr 2020 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 14757

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

I appreciate downtown FW's success, but every time I visit, it feels like I'm at a bigger Firewheel. I agree, but there's nothing really wrong with that. You have to start somewhere, and it seems like it's a pretty big success, which will eventually lead to more development in the area. It seems ve...
by DPatel304
28 Apr 2020 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 272298

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Totally anecdotal, but my UberEats has increased significantly since than pandemic. I'm guessing they gained a lot of new UberEats customers during all of this. In the short term obviously this won't be enough to offset the fact that hardly anyone is using regular Ubers and Scooters, but, in the lo...
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2020 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 272298

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Tnexster wrote:So three cranes? Looks like everything moving ahead, good to see.


Good to hear! It looks like that's the case for a number of projects, so I'm glad this pandemic didn't put a major halt on the growth we've been seeing in Dallas.

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