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#142060 West 7th Development

Posted by dfwerdoc on 11 October 2022 - 11:53 AM

They can't even agree on if the traffic will increase or decrease due to the proposed new apartments:

The city staffs narrative is pretty straightforward: this project meets mu2 zoning and should have been granted by right, except for the previous PD on it. I dont get the Montgomery plaza homeowners issue. Would you rather have a dollar store with a bazillion surface lot spots or a super target thats making tons of money and bringing in fresh produce because its turning over. People complain for the sake of complaining

#140025 West 7th Development

Posted by dfwerdoc on 03 June 2022 - 11:40 AM

One way streets puts the focus on the automobile and psychologically yes and that matters affects walkability. One way streets tells cars their flow is the priority. It speeds up traffic rather than slowing it down and with it affects traffic noise and the perception of saftey

#107362 "Left Bank"

Posted by dfwerdoc on 17 November 2017 - 12:19 PM

I don't see any "high-rise hotel" in the depictions on their website.  It mentions a national brand hotel and I get that it could be 150 to 300 units.  How high a rise in an area where tower construction is frowned upon by the elitist museum stakeholders?  Not more than 12 stories, I'm guessing.

The planned "high-rise" is on land zoned for up to 24 stories. The site is north of Dakota Street, which is the northernmost boundary for 10-story height restrictions in Left Bank.
When looking at the skyline from the Amon Carter museum, it should be to the left of the Bass towers.

the land is for sale nothing is planned there.

#101779 Museum Place

Posted by dfwerdoc on 22 March 2017 - 03:20 AM

oh great we went from a 47 million dollar hotel to a 41 million hotel because the kimbell arbitrarily (look at what's build up the street within eye sight) bitched about two stories. that's 6 million dollars taken out of the project that could have paid for a better design and more expensive materials, etc. we acquiesced and it was dumb. 

#100456 Another large apartment building planned on Rosedale

Posted by dfwerdoc on 07 January 2017 - 01:26 AM

the density is beautiful. people with jobs paying rent walking around and  looking for places to grab  a bite 

#96741 West 7th Development

Posted by dfwerdoc on 31 March 2016 - 05:26 AM

the entire block where the car wash was and salsa limon is will be greystar's multifamily "active living" for 55 years and older. watch for something really cool on their first floor commercial space



#96731 West Bend, Formerly River Plaza

Posted by dfwerdoc on 30 March 2016 - 05:44 AM

no UPV thread. bread winners will be taking over the blue mesa's spot jan 2017 and eatzi's will be in chili's spot 

#96730 "Left Bank"

Posted by dfwerdoc on 30 March 2016 - 05:34 AM

social safeway ala georgetown is the grocer expected to be here 

#96728 New medical center development for South Main

Posted by dfwerdoc on 30 March 2016 - 05:25 AM

a 1000 times better and now they're some real money in it. 

#96446 West 7th Development

Posted by dfwerdoc on 10 March 2016 - 05:06 PM

I JUST noticed, too.

I'm sure they'll go to MP or maybe even take up some of the space The Pour House occupied.

bank of america is going in here -- another boring 2 story bank building with a drive through 

#96145 Westin in the works for Cultural District

Posted by dfwerdoc on 23 February 2016 - 12:59 AM

That would be terrible if the Topsy's building were demolished.  Surely a forward thinking owner could think of a way to wrap a hotel around it, but I wouldn't count on it since it's demolition delay only.

it's going to be picked up and moved. 

#95231 Blue Mesa Grill

Posted by dfwerdoc on 19 December 2015 - 12:21 AM

it's going to be a blue mesa grille. the plan is for a  two story steel structure with the restaurant on the bottom floor and an event center above it. im excited about many aspects about it from the 40 trees that are being brought to the lot to the architectural design by rick carrell from carrell partners and yost. this is not going to be a suburban macaroni grille building design and many craftsman are being lined up. i can't share with you the site plan or building design quite yet. 

#94824 Dickson-Jenkins/ Branch-Smith Building Renovation/rehab

Posted by dfwerdoc on 28 November 2015 - 01:45 PM

crimson builder we certainly appreciate you posting here. i noticed that magnolia park is starting to lease -- there for a while it looked like it had stalled. still keeping that name even though it's not on magnolia and may cause some confusion? personally i would pay tribute to the area and call it linwood place or linwood allee 

#94559 TCU: Speaking of the Berry St. Initiative

Posted by dfwerdoc on 14 November 2015 - 10:11 AM

the city shouldn't allow this variance .... less tax money they'll be able to collect on this prime property for potentially decades because the bank doesn't want to build a 2nd story and follow the MU2 zoning. 

#94473 Westin in the works for Cultural District

Posted by dfwerdoc on 11 November 2015 - 01:54 AM


There are also a large number of vacant/parking lots in the central core.

you're making my point. the reason there are vacant lots is because no one wants to take the risk and the reason they don't want to take the risk is that they have no control. money is sooooo cheap right now; we should have way more cranes building things in the city core. the land community trust bank has had at the corner of summit and 7th has been a joke. surface lots are not threatening to SM and bob simpson. the land in the near west side between belknap and weatherford is ripe for someone to do something special but no developer will take a risk there. as a developer you wouldn't want to buy land and risk capital where your competition controls the zoning. look where hillwood is spending it's money. they're building a whole new city up there. it's also in part why west 7th became vibrant under our very eyes -- 4 dallas developers had real property rights and not this hoax of a form based code that's kept both sides of west 7th (the near west and camp bowie) sleepy villages. im not saying it's all bad -- but i would rather have our city curated by technocrats than businessmen.