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Old Posted Aug 6, 2011, 2:51 PM
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I agree. That looks like a half ass project there. It could look a lot better than that.
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I'm just curious, but how much of your DART system is grade-separated. I has (mistakenly) thought that one of it was, but then looking at the render of that building showed me that at least the one station on the Green Line was. Is that station more the norm or an anomaly?
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I agree. That looks like a half ass project there. It could look a lot better than that.
It certainly could be better, but I was more amused with the description of the development.
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Very dense with surface lots?

Those lots are property of DART to serve the elevated station. Until DART starts leasing its parking lots to developers who builds shared parking structures, that's the closest they can get to the station.
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2011, 9:15 PM
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I'm just curious, but how much of your DART system is grade-separated. I has (mistakenly) thought that one of it was, but then looking at the render of that building showed me that at least the one station on the Green Line was. Is that station more the norm or an anomaly?
There are quite a few elevated stations in the system. You can see photos of all the stations here: http://dart.org/newsroom/imagelibrary.asp
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2011, 12:52 AM
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just did a texas vacation loop and saw some of these UC.. looking good. Dallas has some great neighborhoods
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Why no discussion of this?? Any insights on its progress?



http://www.trinityrivervision.org/Projects/CCTU.aspx





I agree! I've been curious to know if and when this might happen myself? What's the story Metroplexers? (just made that one up heh...unless someone else already has )
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A pedestrian bridge is being built (it may be done by now) and there have been a few smaller developments on the east side of the Trinity river, but it's my understanding that none of the grander aspects of this project are underway yet.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2011, 3:29 AM
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Another high-rise for Uptown in the works!

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/pr...s-forward.html


Uptown Dallas high-rise plan edges forward
Crescent creates list of architecture firms to design site near Ritz-Carlton hotel
Dallas Business Journal - by Candace Carlisle
August 12, 2011

Crescent Real Estate Equities Ltd. has short-listed three international architectural firms to design a mixed-use, high-rise project at the 1.15-acre vacant lot at Olive Street and McKinney Avenue in Dallas. Those plans could set into motion the highly anticipated mixed-use tower project on the site adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton hotel , according to real estate sources. With those plans, Crescent soon could hire an architect-on-record for the project, sources say. Crescent officials would not comment on the project. Company officials previously stated they would take their time to develop the site. The property is valued at $6.5 million for tax purposes, ...
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2011, 3:44 AM
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Well, there are no shortage of proposals for Uptown. When are we going to see some action ?
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Well, there are no shortage of proposals for Uptown. When are we going to see some action ?
There is alot going on at Uptown's Cityplace West Village area.

http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/sh...age-V2.0/page8
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2011, 9:27 PM
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United Fidelity building in Downtown Dallas to become Homewood Suites hotel


The 10-story high-rise at 1025 Elm St. originally housed the offices of the Texas & Pacific Railroad.

By STEVE BROWN
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Published 08 August 2011 10:57 AM

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An Irving hotel firm is transforming a vacant downtown Dallas office building into an all-suite hotel.

The former United Fidelity Life Insurance Building at 1025 Elm St. has been vacant for more than a decade.

Earlier this year, Lowen Hospitality Management bought the property out of foreclosure. It has begun work to convert it to a Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel.

The first phase is to gut the old building and ready it for redevelopment, Lowen officer Sanjay Naik said Monday.

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Built in 1918, the 10-story high-rise originally housed the offices of the Texas & Pacific Railroad.

In 1920, United Fidelity bought the Texas & Pacific Building located between Elm Street and Pacific Avenue and moved its office into the lower floors of the high-rise. Most of the building remained occupied by the railroad into the 1950s.

The insurance company in 1959 decided to modernize the classical-style high-rise with a glass and metal exterior.

That’s when an adjoining five-story parking garage was constructed facing Griffin Street.

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Dallas architecture, engineering and design firm Aguirre Roden Inc. is handling the work on the renovation project.

“We are in the design phase of the renovation as well as performing some demolition work,” executive vice president Gary Roden said.

The Elm Street project is the third new hotel development under way downtown.

Construction will be completed later this year on the Omni Dallas convention hotel on Young Street. South of the convention center on Lamar Street, development has begun on a 76-room Nylo Hotel.


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http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...come-hotel.ece

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211 North Ervay in Downtown Dallas to be renovated into residential



211 North Ervay is a high rise located at 211 North Ervay Street in the City Center District of Downtown Dallas. The building rises 250 feet and contains 20 floors of office space. The colorful building of modernist design is situated on a prominent city corner and adjacent to ThanksGiving Square.

This vacant 20 story office building is planned to be renovated into affordable residential. There would be 128 residential units + new ground floor retail in the building ... perfect for this corner.

It is currently going through the tax credit applications in Austin and City of Dallas approval is hoped for soon afterward.

This is yet another empty older office building that is being converted into either hotel or residential in Downtown Dallas!

Re-purposing of older, and usually empty, commercial buildings in Downtown Dallas is on a roll!

This momentum will soon add yet thousands more residents and hotel guests to the streets of Downtown Dallas, helping to create a more vibrant, 24 hour center city.
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Dallas Metropolis has a forum on this project and its progress:

http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/sh...N.-Ervay/page5
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2011, 10:21 PM
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That's one way to eat into office vacancies.
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2011, 10:29 PM
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That's one way to eat into office vacancies.
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You are entirely correct! And Dallas is really on a roll right now doing that very thing.

There are two or three more posts I will make tomorrow for additional vacant office/commercial buildings being converted into residential.

And one of them is a 1.3 million square foot building!

With all of the vacant older office buildings that Dallas is now taking off its available commercial space, I would not be surprised to see the vacancy rate show a measurable drop in the not too distant future.

And I believe positive net leasing has been occurring in the Downtown office market for the last two or three quarters as well, taking yet more space off the rolls.

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Looking forward to more good news!
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Uptown offices to be demolished to make way for 16 story residential tower
08-19-11




Development firm Streetlights Residential has purchased a two story, two building 45,000sf Uptown office complex at 3000 and 3100 Carlisle Street.

The low rise office building will be demolished to make way for a new 16 story luxury rental apartment tower containing 300 rental units.

The development site, which stretches almost to Allen Street, is just under two acres.

The StreetLights Residential development location is just a block away from where Hillwood Investments (developers of Victory Park) just bought a six-acre development tract.

Here is a Google maps link to an image of the two story low rise building to be razed to become the 16 story apartment tower:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3000+c...109.4,,0,-9.37


Article in The Dallas Morning News from Friday, 08-19-11:

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...l-real-estate/
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400 North Ervay, Historic Downtown Dallas Post Office & Courthouse,
renovated into 78 luxury apartments with ground floor retail and rooftop terrace garden, opens October 2011








Capping a lengthy renovation process, the historic Downtown Dallas U.S. Post Office and Federal Courthouse building opens in October, 2011 as 78 luxury rental units with ground floor retail and a 20,000 square foot rooftop terrace garden. The building dates to 1930.

Built of limestone with marble and terra cotta on the inside, the old Post Office was one of downtown’s last unused historic buildings.

The project is called "400 North Ervay" and its location is really unexcelled ... office towers, Main Street Gardens and Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, shopping, top restaurants, theater, museums, and art galleries are all just steps away from the building, and it is located right next door to a DART rail station.

It has a very Upper East Side, NYC look to it.

Here is the website for the residential project (click on the video in the center of the homepage to see a cool overview of the history and exceptional quality residential complex this project embodies):

http://www.400northervay.com/

And here is a Dallas Morning News article from 01-27-11 that discussed the project in more detail:

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...t-project.ece#
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 12:42 AM
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Wow, lots of old buildings being renovated, thats awesome, and Dallas always needs more downtown residential.
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