clcrash19 wrote:How tall is the lexi supposed to be?? Has there been any rumblings about that project?
Have there been any announcements about a 22st Hotel in the Harwood District, or does anyone familiar with the master plan see a slot for one? I heard from a reliable source that an announcement was coming soon. Just curious if it's something I missed.
According to an April state filing by its architect, HDF, the Harwood No. 12 building is anticipated to break ground in June. It’s described as a “20-story hotel comprised of two split levels for entry and lobby, four levels of above-ground parking, 14 levels of hotel and amenity space, and a roof level.”
The site is presently a surface parking lot at the southwest corner of McKinnon and Moody Streets. Its assigned project address is 2012 Moody Street. HDF estimates the tower will be completed by June 2020. The estimated project cost is $50 million, about $5 million more than was estimated for Harwood No. 10.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:You realize that's the rendering of the office tower already under construction right? Not the design of the hotel that would be at Mckinnon and Moody.
Tnexster wrote:That was fast
R1070 wrote:They've already dug up the asphalt on this lot. It's moving along quickly. I'm still wondering if it will in fact be 22 stories.
CTroyMathis wrote:A pedestrian bridge at this location is giving-in to cars. No to that. How about just a stoplight instead of autobahn.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Yeah everything in the Harwood District was designed to get people onto 35 and Dallas North Tollway as fast as possible during rush hour. Remove some of those corner cuts, square off the intersections and you will make a big impact. That and one-way street removal.
Tnexster wrote:That whole Field, Moody turns into Pearl area is a mess and seems very intimidating to anybody that might want to cross. Rolex seems to have nice sidewalks and I assume the hotel would too but crossing that divide is a mess. Maybe they need a pedestrian bridge right there.
CTroyMathis wrote:311 emailed me back one day and said they'd do something eventually about the whole cluster-f crosswalk from hell by Rolex. Meanwhile, there is actually basically a crossing-guard at the intersection of doom for the last year or so.
> https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/ ... 4749393921
DPatel304 wrote:cowboyeagle05 wrote:Yeah everything in the Harwood District was designed to get people onto 35 and Dallas North Tollway as fast as possible during rush hour. Remove some of those corner cuts, square off the intersections and you will make a big impact. That and one-way street removal.
Unfortunately, I think that's a huge reason why the area has been a huge success. Not because of walkability, but because it has good highway access. I don't think they will change this anytime soon. However, there will be a point, in Dallas, where walkability will trump car accessibility, and, when that does happen, I expect the Harwood District to adapt. Right now, Dallas is in this weird point where we want a dense and lively urban core, but we also have to face the reality that the majority of the metroplex still wants to drive everywhere. As a result, we have a semi-pedestrian friendly urban core which is better in some parts than others, but it's clear that the automobile is still #1 in this city. The tides are (slowly) turning on this, and I think we'll see more and more pedestrian friendly development as a result, but it will take years and a lot of dense development to see a much more drastic change.
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