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by DPatel304
07 Mar 2017 01:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 128705

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

http://i.imgur.com/BLoC1ak.jpg It's gotta be the three blocks just south of Dallas City Hall. Definitely the two blocks in red, but I can't tell if the third block he is referring to is the yellow or the purple. I could be wrong, but based on the information in the article, these are the only lots ...
by DPatel304
03 Mar 2017 15:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 226952

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Great news!
by DPatel304
01 Mar 2017 20:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 620
Views: 318335

Re: Northpark Center

I am very shocked and sad to see Cartier moving to HPV. I have a friend who works at Cartier And They think it's a really bad & risky decision leaving a very high volume store to be outdoors with little foot traffic. I visit HPV often and the luxury stores are all empty. There's a reason why Ti...
by DPatel304
01 Mar 2017 17:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 83198

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

The joint venture between Mockingbird Venture Partners and M&M Venture that will build a 110-unit residential tower on the site of Idle Rich Pub at 2614 McKinney Ave. will have all underground parking. Stoneleigh Cos. development manager Ryan Swingruber looks to projects like that as the future...
by DPatel304
01 Mar 2017 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 498
Views: 293035

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Not really sure where else to put this but...has anyone else been on the Exxir website and seen the project they have for Carlisle Street in Uptown? It looks incredibly fascinating. Wow, that looks amazing. Wasn't there some news a while back about a condo (or apartment?) complex being bought out i...
by DPatel304
27 Feb 2017 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 370309

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The free D-Link bus route that circulates around downtown Dallas is being extended to the edge of Deep Ellum, giving downtown Dallas denizens a bigger free ride. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city-life/02-27-17-dart-d-link-deep-ellum-downtown/ I rode the DLink once back when it used to go to Bi...
by DPatel304
24 Feb 2017 11:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 186553

Re: DART D2 Subway

At this point, I'm in favor of the Pacific alignment with the additional station at Museum Way. Originally, I was hoping to see new stations added to the southern part of Downtown, so that, in addition to eliminating the bottleneck, we could also service new areas with additional stations. Out of th...
by DPatel304
21 Feb 2017 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 128705

DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I visited this past weekend, and was impressed by how lively it was. It definitely wasn't much of a 'farmer's' market, but, it seemed very successful in getting people out and about in that part of town. To be honest, I've only been to the Farmer's Market one other time in my life and that was this ...
by DPatel304
14 Feb 2017 11:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 186553

Re: DART D2 Subway

My preference had always been to expand the service area. But most of these proposals do very little in that regard. Plus nearly all of them remove an existing station. Yeah, and that's a real shame. I'm happy that we are definitely going with a subway, but it seems like the focus is still on the c...
by DPatel304
12 Feb 2017 23:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 613
Views: 296792

Re: Oak Lawn

The new owner of an Oak Lawn office building — Abby Development — plans to begin a multimillion-dollar upgrade to the aging building, which could re-position the property, which sits near the popular Uptown neighborhood, to attract key tenants. The upgrades to the four-story, 48,000-square-foot bui...
by DPatel304
10 Feb 2017 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 134
Views: 72736

Re: Dallas: Medical District

The Green Heart, on its own, certainly does seem a little strange and out of place, but when you consider the fact that the old Parkland Hospital is up for grabs, the two could potentially be redeveloped into something grand that would complement each other really well.
by DPatel304
09 Feb 2017 21:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 134
Views: 72736

Re: Dallas: Medical District

I agree, an amazing looking plan. I hope it does happen, and, even more, I hope it encourages more similar developments along other major roads.
by DPatel304
08 Feb 2017 23:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 144
Views: 83804

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Perhaps the DLink can be expanded to incorporate Ross Ave and go all the way up to Lower Greenville and Henderson. I've only taken a ride on the DLink once and that was two years ago, so I'm not sure how popular it is, but I think it would be an excellent way to fill in the gaps that rail/streetcar ...
by DPatel304
08 Feb 2017 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Chase Tower
Replies: 12
Views: 9215

Re: Arts District: Chase Tower

This honestly feels like a step back when you consider the additional motor court and parking spaces.
by DPatel304
07 Feb 2017 17:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)
Replies: 43
Views: 25399

Re: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)

Fogo wouldn't be too far from all the high-end restaurants a bit further down, so perhaps this is just the lower side of McKinney slowly working its way north.
by DPatel304
07 Feb 2017 14:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain
Replies: 20
Views: 13490

Re: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain

I really feel like we could do a better job at connect the Katy Trail to Victory Park. There is always a lot of activity on the trail, but, for the most part, it kinda dies down when you hit Victory Park, and, even with all the new construction going on in the area, there still is a weird/dead trans...
by DPatel304
02 Feb 2017 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 47202

Re: Trump Hotel Concept / SCION

I'm happy with this news. Yes, this development doesn't compare to what we've been seeing in Victory Park and Uptown, but this area isn't even close to being on the same level as those two neighborhoods. Plus, it's not like there is a shortage of empty land that we need to be sure to use wisely. The...
by DPatel304
31 Jan 2017 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 200
Views: 109827

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Maybe the additional parking is for revenue from Arts District and Klyde Warren visitors. That could allow more people from the far out burbs to be able to drive in and spend money in Dallas if they have good parking options close by. Isn't this mentality partly what lead to Downtown's decline. I r...
by DPatel304
27 Jan 2017 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 43
Views: 26408

Re: Old McKinney Ave Contemporary: Now San Martin Cafe

I'm okay with the fact that not all new developments are going to be mid/high-rises, as long as they aren't suburban in design (which this one doesn't appear to be). With that said, the gas station and C-store have got to go.
by DPatel304
26 Jan 2017 13:36
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 226681

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Is it possible that the plan is to still have this project be privately funded and Trump is simply just trying to take credit for it if/when it does happen?
by DPatel304
25 Jan 2017 15:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 107556

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

I'd love for Downtown to become a shopping destination as well, but it's hard to compete with Northpark, which isn't all that far away. It doesn't help that there is also West Village and Highland Park village not too far away. I'm not sure where it would make the most sense to have a shopping desti...
by DPatel304
24 Jan 2017 18:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 437
Views: 226681

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I was under the impression that this was going to be a privately funded project, is that not the case? Either way, I'm happy that this project has such a priority. Good news for Cotton Belt too, but, to be honest, I'd much rather see the HSR and D2 come to fruition first, although I realize it's als...
by DPatel304
24 Jan 2017 13:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction
Replies: 27
Views: 18487

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

The 253-unit, 204,752-square-foot apartment community, which will be called Encore Swiss Ave. at the corner of Swiss Avenue and N. Peak Street in East Dallas, will feature a contemporary design with a bricks- and timber-faced exterior. http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/01/23/dallas-develo...
by DPatel304
23 Jan 2017 20:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 214
Views: 127424

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Great pictures! Thanks for the update!
by DPatel304
23 Jan 2017 19:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 498
Views: 293035

Re: Bishop Arts

Come late spring, the “damp” neighborhood of Oak Cliff could have a full-blown bar at North Tyler and West Davis streets. But for now, it will be one small battle at a time until Tiny Victories can open its doors, as long as its space is successfully rezoned. http://www.dallasobserver.com/restauran...
by DPatel304
23 Jan 2017 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Factory SIX03
Replies: 42
Views: 23399

Re: West End: Factory SIX03

Blue Cross Blue Shield to build next big widget in Dallas' West End Health care giant Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas plans to bring the next big widget to save on health care costs to fruition in Dallas' West End neighborhood, in a new two-story innovation hub. The innovation hub will act like a s...
by DPatel304
22 Jan 2017 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 517
Views: 257813

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Great news! I'm excited to see what's in store for this plot of land.
by DPatel304
20 Jan 2017 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 214
Views: 127424

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Had no idea the owners went to the same high school as me...
by DPatel304
20 Jan 2017 12:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 504
Views: 267651

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What a fantastic project! The retail addition and new entrance look fantastic. I wish the Crescent had been more ambitious and done something like this, instead of simply plopping a Shake Shack in front of their building. I'm happy the Shake Shack is there, but I feel like they could have done somet...
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2017 14:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 186553

Re: DART D2 Subway

Thanks! I'm really looking forward to this project moving forward, but, to be honest, it's so overwhelming to try and keep up with the amount of information regarding D2. It seems to change slightly each time more news comes in, so it's really hard to keep up with what's reality, and what's no longe...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2017 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 196872

Re: AT&T Discovery District

This is great news for that side of downtown, even though I had high hopes AT&T would be the large new tenant for the perot skyscraper, i think i'm happier with this result. I, too, am really glad they stayed. This side of Downtown needs them a lot more than the Perot site, plus I really hate t...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2017 13:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Hall Street Condos (2934 N. Hall St.) (6 ST)
Replies: 31
Views: 20251

Re: Uptown Dallas: New Hotel at Hall and Oak Grove

This unrelated to this particular property, but I went by Breadwinners the other day and noticed their patio was larger. I was only half paying attention at the time, but I'm pretty sure there was some streetwork done here and the parking spaces in front of Breadwinners and quarter bar were changed ...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2017 13:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 427
Views: 196872

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Really happy with what I'm seeing. The article says it will be completed sometime in 2019, which is quite a wait, but it'll be worth it.
by DPatel304
17 Jan 2017 21:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 226952

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The IT services giant plans to open its new North American headquarters in early summer upon completion of the 14-story, 307,824-square-foot office tower at 7950 Legacy Drive. The Japanese-based IT company plans to move 600 workers — including some new hires and relocations from other Plano locatio...
by DPatel304
17 Jan 2017 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 498
Views: 293035

Re: Bishop Arts

Personally, I don't think the current route is that much of a problem. My main issue with the streetcar is I felt the commute should be shorter. Maybe that's unrealistic, and maybe my line of thinking is backwards, but I would prefer a streetcar that skips some (or all) of the intermediate stops and...
by DPatel304
17 Jan 2017 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 498
Views: 293035

Re: Bishop Arts

I believe all these developments would have eventually occurred, but the Streetcar definitely helped speed things along. Perhaps once these projects are completed, we will see an increase in riders on the streetcar which, hopefully, will lead to some new development near the Union Station in the CBD...
by DPatel304
17 Jan 2017 00:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 370309

Re: Thanksgiving Tower Curb Relocation

I'm a huge fan of the new Elm street, and really do want to see the same done to a lot more streets in the urban core. Then again, I barely spent much time in Deep Ellum before all the recent changes. Back in high school, I did check out a few concerts there, but that was in the early 2000s, and it ...
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2017 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 199
Views: 104738

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

That may be the case. I just don't recall hearing anything concrete, which is why I assumed they weren't. I hope I'm wrong.
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2017 01:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 138
Views: 71080

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Where are these rumors coming from regarding DART going underground? We are still a long ways away from the D2 and Cotton Belt being completed, which are higher on the priority list. I'd love to see the existing rail line put underground, but I can't see that ever happening. One of the biggest probl...
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2017 19:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 199
Views: 104738

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Thanks for the update. I assume there are no plans to re-develop this plot of land, and that they are just keeping the building as is for now?
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2017 19:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Park Lane/NCX Development
Replies: 7
Views: 7376

Re: Park Lane/NCX Development

I hope, eventually, they plan to improve the connection between the DART station and this area. Good to hear more development is going on here.
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2017 11:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas Residential Count
Replies: 29
Views: 19689

Re: Downtown Dallas Residential Count

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Downtown Pop. By city.

https://greenlakebluecity.com/2017/01/0 ... n-by-city/


That really helps put things in perspective. I'm surprised Houston is so low compared to Dallas/Austin/San Antonio.
by DPatel304
09 Jan 2017 19:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 134
Views: 72736

Re: Dallas: Medical District

DART actually has some decent development potential exactly because it's offset from the highways a bit, but they shoot themselves in the foot by surrounding their stations in a sea of parking, and the street grid near the stations is typically awful awful afwul. Isn't the plan to eventually re-dev...
by DPatel304
06 Jan 2017 02:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 209
Views: 80849

Re: Downtown Progress

All good stuff, but like everyone else I feel like Downtown is perpetually on the cusp. Uptown started with some entrepreneurial developers taking chances in State Thomas. That same breed is taking chances again in West Dallas, East Ross, Henderson and the Design District. I like all of those plays...
by DPatel304
05 Jan 2017 18:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 38699

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

Interesting, I had no idea. That's certainly good news for the one in Dallas then.
by DPatel304
05 Jan 2017 17:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 38699

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

What are the chances of it actually leaving though? I'm pretty sure there is a similar one in Chicago that is sitting on some very valuable land, and if Chicago can't redevelop that McDonald's, then Dallas has no chance.
by DPatel304
05 Jan 2017 03:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 70
Views: 37534

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Can't wait to see what becomes of this mall. Plano is still in high demand, and this is a huge plot of land just waiting to be redeveloped. Perhaps 75/Bush has the potential to become the next DNT/121 intersection.
by DPatel304
04 Jan 2017 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 38699

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

Will they go for three? I believe they announced plans for a second Skyhouse roughly a month before their first was scheduled to be completed: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/business/2014/10/22/atlanta-developer-planning-second-dallas-apartment-tower I'm not sure when this second SkyHouse is sc...
by DPatel304
03 Jan 2017 21:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: Congress & Welborn (~21 ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 10884

Re: Oak Lawn: Congress & Welborn (~21 ST)

I like it. It's about time we start seeing some density closer to Oak Lawn Ave.
by DPatel304
03 Jan 2017 17:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 368
Views: 180139

Re: Legacy West

I have heard that talks between Toyota, Chase and maybe Liberty Mutual have started to discuss transportation which could include shuttles to Parker Rd redline station and a bus system for the immediate area (Legacy West offices and retailers). I definitely like the idea of a bus system for the imm...

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