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by DPatel304
08 Dec 2020 22:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 41781

Re: Autonomous Vehicle Thread

https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/08/uber-sells-air-taxi-business-elevate-to-joby-aviation-shedding-its-last-moonshot/ https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/08/uber-sells-air-taxi-business-elevate-to-joby-aviation-shedding-its-last-moonshot/ I know Dallas was on the short list of cities where Uber was going ...
by DPatel304
08 Dec 2020 14:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43843

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

That makes the most sense. It's a pretty sizeable parking lot, so I can't imagine a beer garden taking up that whole space.
by DPatel304
08 Dec 2020 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 37
Views: 17486

Re: DISD Administration Building

Ross needs huge work. Pretty much a complete rebuilding of the entire road from the West End to East Dallas. A small road diet or streetcar line, better and wider sidewalks, new lighting and trees lining the street. It could be a major transit and pedestrian route if the city tried.... Yep, this is...
by DPatel304
08 Dec 2020 11:12
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Bike Infrastructure

That's interesting. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it is there and it is well built, I just feel like they could have been more ambitious with this connection. It feels like they did the bare minimum here, which I don't understand given how popular/successful the trail is.
by DPatel304
08 Dec 2020 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 124
Views: 43843

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Trinity Groves in West Dallas is building a beer garden, bringing back burgers Romano is envisioning a casual atmosphere, where customers hang out under umbrellas and drink canned beer and frozen cocktails. The area will have 30 trees planted where the pavement is now; crews plan to start ripping u...
by DPatel304
08 Dec 2020 10:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Bike Infrastructure

Its one of those times where you wish Harwood District would jump feet first into a true trail connection down Harwood since its not a super busy street and would be pretty awesome with bikers and pedestrians passing between Uptown and Klyde Warren right by their various street level businesses but...
by DPatel304
08 Dec 2020 10:29
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 129001

Re: I-345

I haven't heard any updates about I-345 in a while. I used to be in the 'tear it down' camp, but now I'm pretty on board with keeping it. It would be nice if it were possible to 'skinny' it up a little bit, sell some of the excess land to developers, and make the area underneath the highway much mor...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2020 15:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Bike Infrastructure

It's really hard to visualize what they have in mind here. Since it's a virtual meeting, I'll probably try and check it out tomorrow and just find out more information about this project. This seems like a weird area to try and connect, but Dallas needs more bike lanes in general, so I'm not opposed...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2020 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 339
Views: 161942

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

It's great that it won't just be a tower in the middle of nowhere, but it'll be a tower in a new, emerging district that has re-developed smaller buildings and upgrade pedestrian infrastructure to compliment it. But yes, without this tower, I feel like the East Quarter might not get as much attentio...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2020 10:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 71526

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

cowboyeagle05 wrote:How much water will fall on to Woodall Rogers on a decent windy day I wonder.


:lol: I didn't even consider this. Hopefully they've really thought this one through.
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2020 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 350
Views: 194281

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

That's a positive update, so I'm glad to hear that it still seems to be on track and that we could potentially end up with something even better.
by DPatel304
06 Dec 2020 21:05
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Bike Infrastructure

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/128624196_3450811938335519_6985152278538103710_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=4vgQZ5Lgh4cAX-6XZGt&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=79b8e281b58b3f89553d52c3a3fed4ae&oe=5FF313BB Join The City of Dallas Department of Tra...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2020 18:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Bike Infrastructure

https://i.imgur.com/TfqJG2N.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QLtzP1L.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ZbzZ6Ri.jpg Came across some new(ish) bike lanes along Commerce St that spanned from Good Latimer to Cesar Chavez Blvd. It looks like possibly the plan is to have the bike lanes continue across Cesar Chavez and onto...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2020 18:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 350
Views: 194281

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

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Still looks the same, unfortunately, so I suppose it's safe to assume this project is still in limbo?
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2020 18:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 128998

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

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I don't know how long these have been there, but it looks like there have been some nice upgrades performed to the crosswalk on Marilla/Pearl St.
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2020 18:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 792
Views: 370714

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

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Progress update on "Good E.". I hate the name, but I really think this development will help add a bit more cohesiveness between Deep Ellum and the East Quarter.
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2020 18:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 95
Views: 42304

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

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While I was standing in this general area, I could see a total of six cranes!
by DPatel304
03 Dec 2020 18:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 71526

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpUDSD27pVw The Fair Park fountains are already impressive and other than possible height would dwarf the KWP fountain by size alone. Right? How often does that fountain show occur? I almost always forget/overlook this area, even though it's such a wonderful asset to...
by DPatel304
03 Dec 2020 13:13
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 71526

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Every evening, the fountain will come alive with an hourly aquatic “fireworks” display of soaring water that’s lit by a kaleidoscope of colors and dancing to soundtracks — a show that will be visible for miles . I'm VERY curious to see how true this ends up being in reality. This seems very interes...
by DPatel304
03 Dec 2020 11:46
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Columbia/Main Complete Streets
Replies: 11
Views: 7987

Re: Columbia/Main Complete Streets

Any updates on this project? Truthfully I have not driven down this street in years, so for all I know it could be underway.
by DPatel304
03 Dec 2020 10:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 71526

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Game changer.. will draw so many more people to that side of the park as well Indeed. With this project and the expansion, I wonder if they might consider closing off Olive St. even if it's only in the evenings and on weekends. I really have no idea how feasible or realistic that is to expect, but ...
by DPatel304
03 Dec 2020 09:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 170
Views: 71526

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

The fountain is actually happening!! And it is way more "Dallas-y" than initially planned, which I mean in the kitschiest, complimentary way possible. I love how this city has so many different lighting features. Haha, well said and I definitely agree about it being "Dallas-y" i...
by DPatel304
02 Dec 2020 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 314806

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

Great news if that is the case. As demand continues to grow, it means we'll start seeing more and more new development coming to the CBD, rather than it going into filling some of these existing towers.
by DPatel304
02 Dec 2020 17:30
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 16
Views: 8312

Re: Houston Development News

Good for Houston! Obviously I'd always welcome more corporate relocations to the DFW area, but coming to Texas is still a big win. Also, this one is pretty far out in the 'burbs that I really don't mind it not coming to DFW, as I'd prefer to see less sprawl and more urban development here. I do like...
by DPatel304
02 Dec 2020 17:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 504
Views: 267890

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I assumed that it would be done in phases and that the residential tower wouldn't even begin until the hotel is completed.

I don't know if I read that anywhere, but that has been my assumption all along. Glad to see the hotel portion moving forward though!
by DPatel304
02 Dec 2020 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 314806

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

Was this the last major vacant building in the CBD?
by DPatel304
02 Dec 2020 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 358
Views: 176050

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Have there been any announcements on tenants for any of these spaces, or are they all vacant at the moment?

That's a solid amount of additional retail for this area, and it'll be nice once they are all filled up.
by DPatel304
01 Dec 2020 18:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 358
Views: 176050

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Looking back at the past couple decades can it be argued that any year has ever been lower than the one before it in terms of pedestrian traffic? I feel it has only become busier over time. Slowly, for sure, but steadily nonetheless. Walking around Dallas today is a far cry from how I remember it i...
by DPatel304
01 Dec 2020 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 358
Views: 176050

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

It helps that we have a decent population living in some of the adjacent neighborhoods as well. I'm sure one some of the developments in the arts district come to completion and the KWP expansion is complete, you'll get more people walking (or taking the trolley) over from the Uptown side into Downt...
by DPatel304
01 Dec 2020 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 135
Views: 61226

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I'm also guilty, I completely forgot about this one. What a great problem to have, I wonder how many other towers will quickly rise up while still flying under the radar going forward.
by DPatel304
30 Nov 2020 20:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 358
Views: 176050

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I disagree. Pre-covid, there were certainly times when Main Street felt busy enough to feel like you're walking in any other major city and the Farmer's Market is teeming with people on the weekends (during the day). I really do think in five years time, the EMC corridor, the West End, and the East ...
by DPatel304
30 Nov 2020 13:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 124
Views: 66304

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

It's funny to think this was one of my most anticipated projects back when it was announced. I'm pretty indifferent about this project right now, I just hate that we're now stuck with this ugly empty patch of land.
by DPatel304
29 Nov 2020 21:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 358
Views: 176050

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 b...
by DPatel304
28 Nov 2020 17:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 230
Views: 128522

Re: West End 1.0

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This is the building right next to the upcoming West End Park. I'm not really sure what this project is, but it looks like some work is being done to it.
by DPatel304
28 Nov 2020 17:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 48
Views: 15523

Re: DTD: West End Square

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It's coming together really nicely!
by DPatel304
28 Nov 2020 17:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 778
Views: 381164

Re: Victory Park 3.0

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I forgot the name of this development, and I'm not entirely sure if this area is still considered Victory Park. This is just north of Wooddall Rogers right across the street from where the Hard Rock Cafe used to be.
by DPatel304
27 Nov 2020 14:51
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 353
Views: 179619

Re: Silver Line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr_z6HfS2yE

According to this recent video, they said service will start in March of 2023. This may be old information, I haven't exactly been on top updates for the Silver Line, but I thought I'd share since this video was posted semi-recently.
by DPatel304
24 Nov 2020 10:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 368
Views: 180434

Re: Legacy West

Interesting news: JC Penney Has Quietly Moved Out of its (former) Plano Headquarters https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2020/11/21/jc-penney-has-moved-out-of-its-plano-headquarters/ I saw this too! This is some prime real estate they are currently sitting on, I wonder if it could be put to ...
by DPatel304
22 Nov 2020 11:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 186907

Re: DART D2 Subway

tamtagon wrote:The tunnels ought to have access to the subway station, that does not bypass the fare gates.


100% agreed
by DPatel304
22 Nov 2020 11:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155937

Re: Trinity River Park

https://i.imgur.com/nwcyKEW.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pDH9Re8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RDDbbm9.jpg I also took some other pictures from the Trammel Crow Park while I was there. It's crazy to me that this park isn't really that well known given how wonderful the views are from here!
by DPatel304
22 Nov 2020 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 46743

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

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This is looking very nice! I'm looking forward to this one being completed, The Epic, and Good E, I think this area will be bustling when all of these projects are completed.
by DPatel304
20 Nov 2020 15:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155937

Re: Trinity River Park

https://i.imgur.com/QL3CHQ3.jpg (I was standing about here when I took the picture: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7904213,-96.8353719,56m/data=!3m1!1e3) I took a quick trip to the park to see it for myself, and the trail is looking great! Since the sign was there, I didn't want to actually walk o...
by DPatel304
20 Nov 2020 10:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 48
Views: 15523

Re: DTD: West End Square

By year-end 2022, we intend to bring four parks to Downtown Dallas to ensure all residents have access to beautiful outdoor spaces. https://www.facebook.com/ParksForDowntownDallas/posts/2784571815092624 Also, it looks like the goal is to have all four parks completed by the end of 2022. I'm honestl...
by DPatel304
20 Nov 2020 10:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 354
Views: 155937

Re: Trinity River Park

I noticed what seems to be a major trail expansion on the Trinity river bed on the East Side of the river. The new trail is fully paved and stretches from the Hampton Ave bridge to the Sylvan Ave bridge. Currently it still appears closed but contains what appears to be at least three small weathere...
by DPatel304
20 Nov 2020 10:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 48
Views: 15523

Re: DTD: West End Square

The park is currently under construction in the heart of the district, with a proposed opening in January of 2021.

https://www.facebook.com/dallaswestend/ ... 9236209670

We're getting close to the opening date of this park!
by DPatel304
19 Nov 2020 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 25374

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

This project has totally gone off radar & has been overshadowed by the most recent announcements in Victory Park & Uptown. Should be interesting if this one ever gets going. Haha, you're absolutely right. I had completely forgotten about this, but that's a good sign that we have so many goo...
by DPatel304
19 Nov 2020 09:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 507
Views: 227466

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

As the economy starts to really get back on track in 2021, I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot more relocations to Texas and the DFW area.
by DPatel304
17 Nov 2020 22:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: 4001 Cedar Springs Road.
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: Oak Lawn: 4001 Cedar Springs Road.

Thanks for sharing! I live very close to this development, so this is something I would have liked to attend, but I won't be able to tomorrow.

It looks like there is no virtual option here?

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