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Amazing how many of these projects are adjacent to one another. The list of contiguous 'locked' project sites goes and goes and goes. . .

This all seems to be a major departure from Dallas' wild leapfrog-development past and certainly is an impressive unabated center city densification.




(First post in thread updated with Fort Worth municipal info. . .)
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Amazing how many of these projects are adjacent to one another. The list of contiguous 'locked' project sites goes and goes and goes. . .

This all seems to be a major departure from Dallas' wild leapfrog-development past and certainly is an impressive unabated center city densification.




(First post in thread updated with Fort Worth municipal info. . .)
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An excerpt from another article:

Don't block their window on Dallas
As more high-rises go up, more condo owners fight to save views
08:02 AM CST on Friday, November 11, 2005
by Steve Brown
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...1.e1ba394.html

How's the view out your window?

About all I can see out the front of my house is a 30-foot holly bush that keeps the summer sun at bay. It also blocks the sight of the McMansion across the street – not a bad thing – and gives me a lot of privacy.

Of course, if I'm paying $300 or $400 a foot to buy in one of those fancy Uptown high-rises, I probably don't want to stare at a holly bush. The residential towers going up on Dallas' near north side brag about their views of the skyline.

But what happens when there are so many high-rises that the million-dollar view is looking at the building next door?

It's already a worry for folks who want to live the high life along Turtle Creek and McKinney Avenue.

Each time a new tower is announced, the neighbors get antsy about losing their view.

This fight has been going on for decades in Manhattan and Southern California. With the high-rise condo craze that's swept the nation, the battle has spread to places as disparate as Minneapolis and Las Vegas.

So are you surprised that plans for a McKinney Avenue high-rise have stirred up the view police in Uptown?

Houston developer Hanover Co. plans to erect a spiffy apartment tower on the vacant lot at McKinney and St. Paul Street. That's riled some of the owners of nearby buildings who worry that their vantage of downtown will be obscured. They are opposing the developer at City Hall in hopes of quashing the deal. Good luck.

A few years ago, we couldn't beg, borrow or pay people to come back to the downtown area. Now residents are fighting to preserve their view of the town.

I guess that's progress. And the Uptown building boom ensures that such dust-ups will become more common in the years ahead.

Court rulings have been pretty consistent in allowing landowners to build even if it blocks their neighbors' view. Don't believe it when your project's developer "promises" nothing will ever be built next door – ever is a long time, so you'd better get it in writing.

And unlike my holly bush, you can't lop the top off the tower across the street just because it's in the way.
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An excerpt from another article:

Don't block their window on Dallas
As more high-rises go up, more condo owners fight to save views
08:02 AM CST on Friday, November 11, 2005
by Steve Brown
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...1.e1ba394.html

How's the view out your window?

About all I can see out the front of my house is a 30-foot holly bush that keeps the summer sun at bay. It also blocks the sight of the McMansion across the street – not a bad thing – and gives me a lot of privacy.

Of course, if I'm paying $300 or $400 a foot to buy in one of those fancy Uptown high-rises, I probably don't want to stare at a holly bush. The residential towers going up on Dallas' near north side brag about their views of the skyline.

But what happens when there are so many high-rises that the million-dollar view is looking at the building next door?

It's already a worry for folks who want to live the high life along Turtle Creek and McKinney Avenue.

Each time a new tower is announced, the neighbors get antsy about losing their view.

This fight has been going on for decades in Manhattan and Southern California. With the high-rise condo craze that's swept the nation, the battle has spread to places as disparate as Minneapolis and Las Vegas.

So are you surprised that plans for a McKinney Avenue high-rise have stirred up the view police in Uptown?

Houston developer Hanover Co. plans to erect a spiffy apartment tower on the vacant lot at McKinney and St. Paul Street. That's riled some of the owners of nearby buildings who worry that their vantage of downtown will be obscured. They are opposing the developer at City Hall in hopes of quashing the deal. Good luck.

A few years ago, we couldn't beg, borrow or pay people to come back to the downtown area. Now residents are fighting to preserve their view of the town.

I guess that's progress. And the Uptown building boom ensures that such dust-ups will become more common in the years ahead.

Court rulings have been pretty consistent in allowing landowners to build even if it blocks their neighbors' view. Don't believe it when your project's developer "promises" nothing will ever be built next door – ever is a long time, so you'd better get it in writing.

And unlike my holly bush, you can't lop the top off the tower across the street just because it's in the way.
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Another Amalfi Tower rendering (11 story res. bldg. in Addison) :

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Another Amalfi Tower rendering (11 story res. bldg. in Addison) :

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I don't think an image of The Sterling at Turtle Creek was posted, apologies if it was already:



^ Hardly a detailed look at the building. . . maybe the website will have something better in due time: http://www.thesterlingturtlecreek.com/
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I don't think an image of The Sterling at Turtle Creek was posted, apologies if it was already:



^ Hardly a detailed look at the building. . . maybe the website will have something better in due time: http://www.thesterlingturtlecreek.com/
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Craig Hall's "L.S. site" tower proposal:

Here are two photos of the scale model. The building is the slender one with the notable rectangular roof feature. . .

Also visible in the image(s) is the upcoming Wylie Theatre and the upcoming Winspear Opera House.





Model display available at the HKS offices located at the 1999 McKinney Ave. block.

Developer (Craig Hall of Hall Financial) has owned the site since 1995. In a 2003 article, he stated he was 2-3 years out from officially announcing plans. So, that puts it at between now and sometime mid-next year. . .

However, the model is newly (?) displayed, so maybe it (official announcement) won't be as late as Summer '06 if it happens. . .
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Craig Hall's "L.S. site" tower proposal:

Here are two photos of the scale model. The building is the slender one with the notable rectangular roof feature. . .

Also visible in the image(s) is the upcoming Wylie Theatre and the upcoming Winspear Opera House.





Model display available at the HKS offices located at the 1999 McKinney Ave. block.

Developer (Craig Hall of Hall Financial) has owned the site since 1995. In a 2003 article, he stated he was 2-3 years out from officially announcing plans. So, that puts it at between now and sometime mid-next year. . .

However, the model is newly (?) displayed, so maybe it (official announcement) won't be as late as Summer '06 if it happens. . .
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Outstanding pic of Victory Plaza by Drumguy

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Outstanding pic of Victory Plaza by Drumguy

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^^ The Plaza is going up fast.


How tall would this building be?
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^^ The Plaza is going up fast.


How tall would this building be?
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^ I'm generally guessing inbetween 700-750', based only on the angle of the model as presented. I requested some photos from some faithful DFWU forumers who might be able to shed more light on your question via photo within a few days. . .

This is a really big deal.
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^ I'm generally guessing inbetween 700-750', based only on the angle of the model as presented. I requested some photos from some faithful DFWU forumers who might be able to shed more light on your question via photo within a few days. . .

This is a really big deal.
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I agree, The Plaza is going up very fast. It seems once something gets started at Victory Park, it blazes. . .
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I agree, The Plaza is going up very fast. It seems once something gets started at Victory Park, it blazes. . .
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This is a really big deal.
That's an understatement!! It's the biggest deal to happen to downtown Dallas in 20 years! WOW...now that's what I'm talking about! Freaking AWESOME!!
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This is a really big deal.
That's an understatement!! It's the biggest deal to happen to downtown Dallas in 20 years! WOW...now that's what I'm talking about! Freaking AWESOME!!
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