West Dallas Developments

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby IcedCowboyCoffee » 19 Sep 2022 16:49

"Houston builder plans West Dallas apartment project"
Now Urban Genesis plans to break ground in March on a more than 150-unit apartment project on Singleton Boulevard at Borger Street, planning documents filed with the state show.

- Dallas Morning News
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2022/09/16/houston-builder-plans-west-dallas-apartment-project/
Five stories, planned completion for early 2024.

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- Urban Genesis
https://urban-genesis.com/portfolio/
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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby tamtagon » 19 Sep 2022 17:18

So glad to see the social perception barriers to development in West Dallas diminishing. In a few more years, gentrification will be in full swing..... If only the city could manage the change to shelter poor residents from unscrupulous development.

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 19 Sep 2022 18:23

West Dallas needs infrastructure work as well. Lots of these small streets don't even have sidewalks... Pretty embarrassing that the city would go decades without even making any sort of effort about that ..

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 21 Sep 2022 21:39

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:West Dallas needs infrastructure work as well. Lots of these small streets don't even have sidewalks... Pretty embarrassing that the city would go decades without even making any sort of effort about that ..


We studied the history of West Dallas in City Planning classes in college, and yes it was purposefully underinvested due to it being designated as a place for minorities and affordable housing. It was also a purposeful dumping ground for pollution for the same reasons.
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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby Tnexster » 22 Sep 2022 10:04

Has anybody been to TG lately? I have been a few times in the past few months and it's striking how dead the place continues to be. I think Beto & Son does well but overall it seems a shadow of it's pre-pandemic self.

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Postby vman » 22 Sep 2022 14:23

Tnexster wrote:Has anybody been to TG lately? I have been a few times in the past few months and it's striking how dead the place continues to be. I think Beto & Son does well but overall it seems a shadow of it's pre-pandemic self.

I went last month with friends on a sunny Friday afternoon and was very surprised at how quiet it was. There were several restaurants being renovated so maybe there's still hope.

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Postby willyk » 22 Sep 2022 23:56

Tnexster wrote:Has anybody been to TG lately? I have been a few times in the past few months and it's striking how dead the place continues to be. I think Beto & Son does well but overall it seems a shadow of it's pre-pandemic self.


I find the wooden fence along Singleton to be very off putting. I can no longer see the restaurants or the crowds enjoying the outdoor vibe. Fences don’t make people feel welcome— they do the opposite.

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Postby lakewoodhobo » 23 Sep 2022 06:15

lakewoodhobo wrote:
willyk wrote:
Tnexster wrote:Has anybody been to TG lately? I have been a few times in the past few months and it's striking how dead the place continues to be. I think Beto & Son does well but overall it seems a shadow of it's pre-pandemic self.


I find the wooden fence along Singleton to be very off putting. I can no longer see the restaurants or the crowds enjoying the outdoor vibe. Fences don’t make people feel welcome— they do the opposite.


I've been saying this to everyone who will listen. That fence kills the entire vibe of Trinity Groves when you can't even see the neon signs that advertised each of the restaurants. The cool fire/water feature on the front parking lot is covered up and looks terrible now. I think it's great that they turned the front parking lot into usable space, but not for this. Whoever approved this must have zero training in business or marketing, or common sense.

I also learned that Steam Theory closed across the street and that Yellow Rose Barbershop is closing as well. Either businesses are failing left and right or they have a new leasing management company making a bunch of changes. I guess we'll have to wait to find out.

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby Cbdallas » 23 Sep 2022 06:49

That area needs about 10,000 more people living near there.

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Postby Tnexster » 23 Sep 2022 09:14

lakewoodhobo wrote:
lakewoodhobo wrote:
willyk wrote:
I find the wooden fence along Singleton to be very off putting. I can no longer see the restaurants or the crowds enjoying the outdoor vibe. Fences don’t make people feel welcome— they do the opposite.


I've been saying this to everyone who will listen. That fence kills the entire vibe of Trinity Groves when you can't even see the neon signs that advertised each of the restaurants. The cool fire/water feature on the front parking lot is covered up and looks terrible now. I think it's great that they turned the front parking lot into usable space, but not for this. Whoever approved this must have zero training in business or marketing, or common sense.

I also learned that Steam Theory closed across the street and that Yellow Rose Barbershop is closing as well. Either businesses are failing left and right or they have a new leasing management company making a bunch of changes. I guess we'll have to wait to find out.


Truth, and when was there one evening there were exactly zero people using that space. Some staff milling around but thats about it.

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 27 Sep 2022 17:14

Cbdallas wrote:That area needs about 10,000 more people living near there.


Based on what's coming down Singleton Blvd at the Trinity Green site and just past it, they have a good amount coming but probably under 5,000 units within the next two years. The connectivity is, of course, abysmal between Trinity Green which has lots of apartments, townhomes, and condos, but if you wanted to walk or bike to Trinity Groves, it would be kinda unsafe. They built new sidewalks as part of the SIngleton Blvd redo but it was done without purchasing new space for wider sidewalks or including new crosswalks so that it would be ready for the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. Which is a reliever route for the Stemmons/Woodall Rogers/Mixmaster so high-speed high capacity car travel is what Singleton Blvd was redesigned for not for walkability and creating a neighborhood of connected living, working and play. If the railroad wasn't such a super active line it would be primed for a Katy Trail copycat but that railroad is not going anywhere ever.
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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby CTroyMathis » 27 Sep 2022 17:25

Yes, we will relocate the Hofmann Hots from the temporarytecture building. Never was going to happen.

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby vman » 28 Sep 2022 07:51

CTroyMathis wrote:Yes, we will relocate the Hoffman Hots from the temporarytecture building. Never was going to happen.


And you have no idea how much I loved and miss that place!!

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby CTroyMathis » 28 Sep 2022 08:45

Same here!

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 28 Sep 2022 14:09

I missed it, too, honestly. Back when Trinity Groves was just some dusty parking lots and a converted truck depot.
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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby Matt777 » 29 Sep 2022 19:44

The fence needs to go. Full stop.

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby LPG » 29 Sep 2022 20:44

We welcome change and openness; for we believe that urbanism and decent eats go together, that the advance of your failed restaurant incubator can only strengthen the cause of faux urbanism and scalable gastronomy. There is one sign the Romanos can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the next generation’s Fuddruckers or whatever non-descript microwaveable, undeniable, faux-cultural, Ric Flair loving bullshit we so desire . General Macaroni Grill, if you seek PFGs, if you seek prosperity for the Groves of Trinity and West Dallas (or, at least the portion you own), if you seek exploitation of suburban bank accounts: Come here to this former parking lot! Mr. Macaroni Grill, park your F-350! Mr. Macaroni Grill, tear down this wall!

Aaaaaaaart paaaark. Veuve vending machine. Wooo!

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby flyswatter » 30 Sep 2022 09:37

Was there Wednesday evening during happy hour and there may have been under 20 people outside. No valet parking...probably because there was so much available parking!