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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 11 Nov 2020 10:35

Seeing as how they are right off the heart of the strip, I really hope they do a good job of mixing in with the existing tenants.

“We plan to have a 70-foot waterfall coming down the side of the building.”


I wonder if it would be possible to add some lighting to make this rainbow colored, that would really go a long way, IMO.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Cbdallas » 11 Nov 2020 11:03

This would be awesome and finally create a base to support more restaurants in the area and some retail. The strip is finally entering the new coming height phase of development from the urban core.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby R1070 » 11 Nov 2020 11:39

I like it and it seems to keep those older buildings safe from someone else tearing them down.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby tamtagon » 11 Nov 2020 12:11

The impending wave of development washing over Oak Lawn for at least the next generation hopefully will free the gayborhood from Caven's grasp. The LGBTQlmnop scene in Dallas should have a much larger footprint than a couple blocks. The concentration of clubs, bars and discotheques is great, historically significant, but guests shouldn't be able to walk the gamete in 15 minutes. From Maple to Lemmon and Wycliff to Turtle Creek Park, visitors should find half of the sidewalks dotted and lined with LGBTQlmnop friendly retail, performance venues, clubs, bars, restaurants, bar & grills, delis, bakeries, butchers, etc.... Open up the Crossroads, rezone targeted streets between the major thoroughfares and let the scene grow to what one would expect from a population center poised to take the number three spot from Chicago.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 11 Nov 2020 13:29

I think the biggest piece of news here is that Caven Enterprises actually sold some of their land. My understanding is that they have been a big part of why this area hasn't seen much developmeng lately and they have been very anti-development.

tamtagon wrote:The impending wave of development washing over Oak Lawn for at least the next generation hopefully will free the gayborhood from Caven's grasp. The LGBTQlmnop scene in Dallas should have a much larger footprint than a couple blocks. The concentration of clubs, bars and discotheques is great, historically significant, but guests shouldn't be able to walk the gamete in 15 minutes. From Maple to Lemmon and Wycliff to Turtle Creek Park, visitors should find half of the sidewalks dotted and lined with LGBTQlmnop friendly retail, performance venues, clubs, bars, restaurants, bar & grills, delis, bakeries, butchers, etc.... Open up the Crossroads, rezone targeted streets between the major thoroughfares and let the scene grow to what one would expect from a population center poised to take the number three spot from Chicago.


I agree the gayborhood should expand, however all the new restaurants along Maple make me unsure if that will be the trend going forward.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby R1070 » 11 Nov 2020 13:36

Gayborhoods are shrinking in most cities. We are lucky to still have a scene the size we do.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 11 Nov 2020 13:52

Sorry for double posting this development, I ended up finding some additional renderings and I felt like it warranted its own thread:
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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby tamtagon » 11 Nov 2020 14:55

R1070 wrote:Gayborhoods are shrinking in most cities. We are lucky to still have a scene the size we do.


The boundaries are certainly getting blurred as perceptions have changed, but the scene in Dallas has never had the contiguous geographic coverage it should have.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby CTroyMathis » 18 Nov 2020 11:04

Matt777 wrote:Has anybody heard anything new about the Braniff hostess academy redevelopment at Wycliff and the DNT? I keep dreaming about a residential conversion (so I can live there) but last I heard it was going hotel and boutique office. Both of those real estate sectors are doing poorly, so I would think boutique residential might make more sense now due to COVID-19.


This one came back up today: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... hip-again/

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby kingpin » 11 Jan 2021 14:05

CTroyMathis wrote:
Matt777 wrote:Has anybody heard anything new about the Braniff hostess academy redevelopment at Wycliff and the DNT? I keep dreaming about a residential conversion (so I can live there) but last I heard it was going hotel and boutique office. Both of those real estate sectors are doing poorly, so I would think boutique residential might make more sense now due to COVID-19.


This one came back up today: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... hip-again/



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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby rono3849 » 11 Jan 2021 18:16

braniff.bldg.jpg


Hope something happens soon to this building. Frankly, it's an eyesore & looks like something you'd see in Newark or Detroit. How embarrassing for the city to see a decaying building in such a prominent location. If their deal falls through, this thing needs to be demolished.
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