GFF renderings for a new building in the Knox neighborhood 

Renderings of the beautiful new headquarters building to be constructed in the Knox neighborhood.  



More info at the GFF architects website:

http://gff.com/projects/gff-architects/headquarters-office-building/

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McKinney Ave & Cole Ave thoroughfare amendments pass without opposition!

Another win today for the Knox neighborhood with concern to the high speed traffic that cuts through our neighborhood on Cole and McKinney Avenues.  Just within the last hour, the city council has approved the thoroughfare amendment which clears the way for this big change that will unlock tremendous value for residents.  Although this project is still far from shovel ready, I look forward to hearing from our councilman, Phillip Kingston on how this project will be made a reality.

Update: Nest & DWR Vacancies

Something I read on a forum:

Someone posted that Room and Board (home furnishings) is considering combining the Nest & DWR spaces to create a Dallas location.

“We’re searching for a store location in the Knox District of Dallas. Specifically, we are considering combining two storefronts at 4524 McKinney Avenue, which are currently a Nest store and a former Design Within Reach showroom.”

Save the patio or save the cash flow 

I’m going to walk right into the buzz saw here, but I don’t buy into this ‘save the patio’ marketing.  Sure, I like the Katy Trail Ice House too, but this isn’t really about the patio.  This is about McKinney Ave turning into Bourbon St or dirty 6th on weekends and how disruptive it’s become to residents.  Living in the Knox neighborhood, we already enjoy a neighborhood free of loud bar music and free of drunk people walking in the streets.  This is because the Knox public improvement district already restricts businesses to close by midnight.  It’s a wonderful benefit that I don’t appreciate until I drive through uptown and imagine living next door to The Den, Blackfriar or Sisu.  These establishments make money hand over fist from the droves of young people coming to uptown to party…but at what expense?  The downside to this is the depressed property values and decreased quality of life to the residents (people who actually live in uptown and have a stake in its success).  The ragtag people that these bars attract are not adding value, but instead are putting a strain on law enforcement to control the drunken crowds and noise levels.  I’m quite happy to not have to contend with these people vomiting in my bushes at 2am or littering our lawn with cigarette butts and solo cups.  

So in conclusion, I submit that save the patio is a PR compaign to protect thriving bar revenues (regardless of patio).