Joined Jan. 13, 2012
1 year, 3 months agodanwindham's comment on:
How nice. this will look wonderful in flower mound.
Just kidding, they'll probably put it behind 200 feet of parking that only 50% will ever be used. another store set way back and uglified by a field of cars.
1 year, 6 months agodanwindham's comment on:
1 year, 7 months agodanwindham's comment on:
yeah, McFarlin Auditorium at SMU has always been a venue for other non student shows. the Conan show came here, and 90% of the student body never knew, yet it was sold out.
1 year, 9 months agodanwindham's comment on:
He's talking about the little section of central as it cuts through downtown (after woodall and ending at I30). Turn that into a boulevard and restitch the surface street grid. The Right of Way that the city would own would be cheap enough to be very tempting to developers (not to mention it would lower prices of other little-used plots in downtown like the blocks of parking lots). The percentage that re-routes would go around the other side of downtown, take the new boulevard between dtn and deep ellum, or spread out through the grid around Haskell. Lots of cars aren't always a bad thing- that's how most people travel- and it can infuse life into an area if it's designed well. It's the elevated freeway that creates a dead zone around it, choking downtown. The author may be a pie-in-the-sky type of dreamer, but this is definitely an idea to toss around and tweak. Think about the future of the city and the development in terms other than cars lanes and highways for a change.
2 years, 1 month agodanwindham's comment on:
if that bank were turned into park-facing dining/business with a few (<5) stories of affordable housing (or offices i guess).... then there would be more life. the people living in the are need more than 1 lonely, and i presume often closed, option when they come to this link to downtown. food brings people together. The lack of foresight to actually create connectivity to the areas immediately next to this park is horrible. They'll talk about it connecting the two districts just by existing. i don't think that's enough. In 50 years it will really fit the downtown Dallas of that generation, and they will thank us. in the long run it will be beautiful and a good addition. but in the short term expect photos of it empty as justification for backlash, along with general gnashing of teeth.