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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 12 Nov 2018 23:30
by Hannibal Lecter
Appears to be 1963 or early 1964.

It looks like white cars were definitely a thing back then.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 12 Nov 2018 23:59
by dfwcre8tive
Hannibal Lecter wrote:Appears to be 1963 or early 1964.

It looks like white cars were definitely a thing back then.


Republic Center II opened in 1964 so you're probably correct. I think there are a lot of pastel cars with white roofs; the lighting and quality make it hard to see the details.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 18 Nov 2018 07:41
by cowboyeagle05
One thing I noticed while riding by this morning is they have built a cinderblock structure on the Hardwood side where the food truck/eating area is located. I suspect its a restroom structure but I don't see it in the site plans previously released.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 21 Dec 2018 09:38
by Tnexster
One observation about Pacific Park while passing by yesterday is how much they have built the park up and incorporated little hills into it. I wasn't expecting that but was a nice surprise, I can imagine this being even better once the landscaping goes in.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 08 Jan 2019 12:47
by DPatel304
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Posted to their Facebook page today.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 30 Jan 2019 09:31
by DPatel304
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More posts from their Facebook page.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 30 Jan 2019 09:44
by dallaz
DPatel304 wrote:Image
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More posts from their Facebook page.
It’s coming along nicely!

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 31 Jan 2019 10:46
by lakewoodhobo
Looks like they're starting to plant new trees on the corner of Harwood and Elm.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 31 Jan 2019 18:36
by dfwcre8tive
lakewoodhobo wrote:Looks like they're starting to plant new trees on the corner of Harwood and Elm.

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Harwood / Pacific. I wonder if they kept the "Aston Park" dedication marker and will reincorporate it somewhere within the park.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 01 Feb 2019 10:23
by lakewoodhobo
dfwcre8tive wrote:
lakewoodhobo wrote:Looks like they're starting to plant new trees on the corner of Harwood and Elm.

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Harwood / Pacific. I wonder if they kept the "Aston Park" dedication marker and will reincorporate it somewhere within the park.

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Thanks, yes Harwood & Pacific of course. I imagine they won't keep the marker if they're renaming that section of the park "Aston Grove" per their website. Maybe a new marker somewhere will tell the overall story of the park, including the connection to James Aston.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 20 Mar 2019 17:31
by Tnexster
Drove by the park today, got a quick look and saw that lots of trees have been planted. Looked good from what I was able to see with some of the trees being fairly large. Can't wait to see how this looks once the trees leaf out.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 21 Mar 2019 13:09
by itsjrd1964
Tnexster wrote:Drove by the park today, got a quick look and saw that lots of trees have been planted. Looked good from what I was able to see with some of the trees being fairly large. Can't wait to see how this looks once the trees leaf out.


Good that they're planting larger trees and not a bunch of twigs. I guess that's one advantage Pacific Plaza will have over Klyde Warren. The deck park really can't accomodate trees that will have large/long roots, compared to a park on the full terra firma.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 21 Mar 2019 21:32
by Tnexster
It certainly seems to be coming together, hope somebody gets some pics soon.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 27 Mar 2019 09:39
by DPatel304
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Sorry about the low quality pic. I snapped it really quickly as I was crossing the road, and my camera lens on my phone is a little crack in it, so the pictures come out a bit warped sometimes.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 27 Mar 2019 13:16
by Matt777
Where are the new trees? Those are the ones that were existing, right?

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 27 Mar 2019 13:30
by DPatel304
Sorry, I didn't really get a good look. There isn't really a side-walk where I took the picture from, so I didn't really stand there for too long.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 27 Mar 2019 13:44
by lakewoodhobo
My view of the new trees is blocked by One Dallas Center, but this is from today.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 27 Mar 2019 17:07
by mdg109
Thanks for the pics. I really hope the Medusa night club turns into something else once the park is completed.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 27 Mar 2019 21:35
by Tnexster
Be nice if that parking lot adjacent to the park sees some new interest.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 28 Mar 2019 11:58
by exelone31
mdg109 wrote:Thanks for the pics. I really hope the Medusa night club turns into something else once the park is completed.


For sure. It's kind of surprising (or maybe not) how little street-level retail space exists around the park. The Medusa and maybe one or two other spots are it. Hopefully there will be enough popularity and traffic at the park to entice some conversions of spaces.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 28 Mar 2019 12:33
by mdg109
Yeah, depending on how the Sheraton parking garage is constructed, it would be nice if that first level could be turned into restaurant/retail. Not sure what the building on Live Oak & Harwood houses, but that would be a good one to convert as well.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 28 Mar 2019 13:55
by lakewoodhobo
Got a closer look at the south corner today and hadn't realized that the shade structure and plaza steps are so far along.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 29 Mar 2019 01:58
by itsjrd1964
mdg109 wrote:Not sure what the building on Live Oak & Harwood houses, but that would be a good one to convert as well.


IIRR, there was a DMN or DBJ article about it being originally an insurance company office building, but that the current owners are making it (or have already made it) into a data center building.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 29 Mar 2019 13:10
by Hannibal Lecter
^ It's owned by a company called Source. They converted the building from office to a COLO data center around 2010. They rent out space in it to other companies.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 29 Mar 2019 13:37
by mdg109
Thanks for the info!

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 09:43
by lakewoodhobo
Update from Parks for Downtown.

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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 09:49
by DPatel304
^Thanks for the picture. It's really coming together!

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 09:57
by tamtagon
lakewoodhobo wrote:Update from Parks for Downtown.

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I wonder if The Sheraton would consider a total convention space and parking garage remodel that adds a residential component to the property...? Loading docks and blank walls facing the park are a huge opportunity for sidewalk cafes, bistros, convenience grocery; the park is an perfect backdrop for a lounge & mingling area on a pedestal, below a 50 story addition.... something like that.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 10:53
by muncien
If ever Harwood were to be converted to a pedestrian corridor, you could easily reuse ROW of Harwood along that garage for cafe's and such, without needing a change from the Sharaton. The pedestrian pathway would simply merge into the park along this stretch. Lots of potential here...
Also, that little sliver of Live Oak a block east of the park is pointless now. It too should be abandoned by the city, and turned into an apartment tower with retail at the bottom.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 05 Apr 2019 21:27
by Tnexster
I believe the Sheraton is either considering or already has plans to do some kind of opening towards the park. I remember hearing about that when I toured their event space several months ago. Not sure how that would look since the dock obviously has the best location to open towards the park.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 18 Apr 2019 14:07
by Cord1936
Aerial of Pacific Plaza Park showing progress over the last year ...

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Pacific Plaza Park, 04-18-19

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Pacific Plaza Park, 04-18-18

Images courtesy of Instagram post by Pacific Plaza Park.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 18 Apr 2019 15:23
by lakewoodhobo
The whole thing is starting to look very squid-like, which I dig. Also noticed how the circular driveway at One Dallas blends in with the other circles in the design.

My office building is just one block away from the north corner of Pacific Plaza, so I'm really looking forward to this one.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 22 May 2019 01:04
by DPatel304
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Credit goes to Sean Buckley‎ of the Downtown Residents Council (Dallas) Facebook group.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 22 May 2019 21:17
by jsoto3
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Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 22 May 2019 23:55
by NdoorTX
looking good!! thanks for the update...

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 30 May 2019 11:57
by cowboyeagle05
I like that I am seeing a lot of varied tree sizes so it won't all be little sticks right out of the gate. This park looks like it will have a nice tree coverage around the outside to help filter traffic noise.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 01 Jun 2019 14:09
by Tnexster
This looks better every time I drive by, what is the expected opening date?

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 15:25
by DPatel304
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It's really coming together.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 23 Jun 2019 13:50
by cowboyeagle05
So if you have driven or walked past this park as its taken shape I find it quite striking how much of a hill they built up from the Saint Paul side of the park. Kinda hard to tell that was their plans in the renderings but this site does have a significant elevation from the North to the South so it makes sense.

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Posted: 24 Jun 2019 23:21
by willyk
They’ve put some turf down now.