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Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 20 Apr 2019 11:17

Nah, at some point that just seems too long plus you would have to get the 1% to agree to mass transit passing through their neighborhood and even a romanticized historical trolley is bastard of crime and lower income petulance too repugnant for their golden paved streets.
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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby LongonBigD » 08 Sep 2019 19:31

One crane came down this weekend.

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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby LongonBigD » 11 Sep 2019 14:07

Here are some update photos from different directions. Interesting how it looks fatter/wider traveling south on Central and slimmer if you are going north from DT. Most of the exterior work is completed now.

I don't know...it's not very sexy or exciting. Then again, this isn't Uptown, it's Knox.
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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby emmasensei » 11 Sep 2019 15:02

I stare at this all the time while walking my dog and it is definitely blah.

And although I can't believe I'm making this distinction, at least it's not in what I think of as the "good" part of Knox. Thank God the Broadstone, which IS in the best part of Knox, decided to go with underground parking and prioritize activating the street. Meanwhile, this blah building can at least up the density of the area.

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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby LongonBigD » 07 Oct 2019 20:21

Second crane came down this weekend. Not much more to see here I guess as the next few months will be focused on the interior.

They target 2020 to start move-ins. Four years ago it probably seemed like a good plan. Can’t help but wonder if all the development in the immediate area will dampen leasing pace. How does it impact a marketing focus on the shops and walking in the area when it feels like a never-ending construction project.

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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby ContriveDallasite » 08 Oct 2019 03:34

That will settle - it is pretty telling that we consider a building like this to be infill now. 10 years ago this project would have excited us.

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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby tamtagon » 08 Oct 2019 06:11

ContriveDallasite wrote:That will settle - it is pretty telling that we consider a building like this to be infill now. 10 years ago this project would have excited us.


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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby kingpin » 08 Oct 2019 17:41

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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 09 Oct 2019 09:30

It looks more finished from a distance than it actually is. The base lower levels are a mess of construction still so I can see why a mid-2020 finish out could be the plan. Leasing has slowed until Spring so if they were to open any time soon they would have a hard time getting very many leases.
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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby LongonBigD » 21 Apr 2020 22:14

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From the Nove at Knox FB page today...they are planning initial move-ins in June. I have not seen this rendering before.

They have been finishing interiors on the first few floors. Still have some final touches to finish around the project, particularly landscaping and the park on McKinney Ave still to go. They testing lighting around the top a couple of months ago, but dark ever since. Nothing striking, just lit the lip of the roof edge white on the south end of the building. Hard to see from this angle. Seems impractical in that those “penthouse” units on the top two floors would be lit up like a mid-day sun all night. We shall see.
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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby LongonBigD » 24 Apr 2020 23:03

The lights are back on.
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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 25 Apr 2020 10:48

This will certainly make an impact on 75 lit up at night. As people cruise into the urban center more of these bright LED lighting schemes will unveil themselves giving the city a more LA, Las Vegas element. Everything in this area so far has been lower when it comes to residential and all the office towers are not upgrading to similar schemes so this will be a loner for now. I expect though those new high rises going up north of Mockingbird station and the planned high rises in the DART parking lot next to Mockingbird Station will also feature some flashy LED lighting as well.
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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby LongonBigD » 03 May 2020 13:51

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There is a video up on the FB page Now. https://www.facebook.com/576391162716144/posts/1119008655121056/

Here’s a screenshot showing about one third of the little park they will build across the alley. The alley has been completely rebuilt in the past couple of weeks. It runs north to south splitting the screen in this shot (Nove on left, future park on right). No work started yet on the park, but that was always going to be the last piece. It shouldn’t take more than a couple weeks.
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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby LongonBigD » 11 Sep 2020 13:35

This one is almost done. They advertise that the property is now open. Here are some recent photos, several were taken from their Facebook page.

The park is also substantially complete, they need to add the fence and some outdoor furniture - but what a nice amenity for their residents. This is a former SFR lot across the alley facing McKinney Ave and sandwiched between two separate townhome communities.
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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby vman » 11 Sep 2020 15:26

^^^
mmmm It's giving me hospital.

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Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 11 Sep 2020 16:04

I toured it recently, they are charging $75 for parking in the garage with every lease and that's not even a reserved spot. Its $75 just to park in the building you live in on a first come first serve basis. They do that in Downtown Dallas and of course many cities do so in deep urban areas but do all NOVE properties charge for parking in the buildings own garage? I know none of the other buildings in the Knox Henderson area do.
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