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3 minutes ago, NikolaTesla said:

At this point, what would you guys do to improve the look of this project? 

Have actual retail tenants besides Whole Foods instead of "Work, Play, Live" stickers on the windows. Otherwise the street side looks great. 

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1 hour ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

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Should be noted that I think someone has started stuccoing over the exposed cinderblock areas. I've never seen anyone do it, but theres photo evidence every once in a while, and it progresses just a little bit every week or so. You can see a patch just below Wonderwall. I have seen no scaffolding, so no idea how its being done.

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Its @KJHburg on his lunch break.

Not me today was scarfing down a combo platter at Fuzzy's Taco Shop in Berewick.  But I do park here a lot so I will check it out next time I am there.   if it is indeed stucco covering most likely has to be done on a dry day which have been in short supply here of late. 

6 minutes ago, navigator319 said:

Anyone know what is going on with the Even hotel?  Has not changed in  ~3 months from as it looks today

It is prefab so once it starts it will be complete in a few weeks.  It will be like setting lego blocks on top of each other with fully decorating rooms I think.  

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38 minutes ago, NikolaTesla said:

At this point, what would you guys do to improve the look of this project? 

Take down the mural and add the stucco to the entire exposed parts of the parking deck so it wont look so tacky. That mural is nice but it all comes together like a kid picked out the colors for this project. 

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32 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

It is prefab so once it starts it will be complete in a few weeks.  It will be like setting lego blocks on top of each other with fully decorating rooms I think.  

lol, I dunno about a few weeks, I'd say a few months. There was a prefab hotel built pretty much on top of the barclay center in brooklyn, it took at least a year to get together.

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I would not call this a mural. It is a more elaborate screening material. Of which it is high quality. It’s just idiotic in its placemat and quantity.

To make this project better I’d expand the use of that screening including to the white blank areas around the mid rise portion. I’d accept some value engineering of the material to make it more financial palatable as it would be net win. In addition, I’d change the color of the whole damn building to something more of the lines of Its neighbors to the left, especially Savoy.

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I'd make it a cool mural to show this isn't an uptight banker town. :-)

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Hopefully the hotel will look similar to this and not how it comes off in those  preliminary photos. 

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Can somebody tell me where is the parking going to go for these hotels or are they going to have to park in the garage above WholeFoods? Because I dont see any underground nor above ground garage lol 

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51 minutes ago, j-man said:

Can somebody tell me where is the parking going to go for these hotels or are they going to have to park in the garage above WholeFoods? Because I dont see any underground nor above ground garage lol 

Deck has 1378 spaces, 266 reserved for the hotels

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7 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

Deck has 1378 spaces, 266 reserved for the hotels

ok thanks. 

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Those 2013 renderings look like suburban office buildings in a place like Orange County, CA Tempe, AZ or Tampla, FL with those motor courts and "plazas." Much more happy with what is getting build and the density along Stonewall, particularly 550 Uptown versus what was proposed on that corner. 

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24 minutes ago, CLT2014 said:

Those 2013 renderings look like suburban office buildings in a place like Orange County, CA Tempe, AZ or Tampla, FL with those motor courts and "plazas." Much more happy with what is getting build and the density along Stonewall, particularly 550 Uptown versus what was proposed on that corner. 

I would have personally preferred this. Buried parking gives way more flexibility, and breaks up the superblock feel Stonewall Station has.

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1 hour ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

 

2013 proposal for the Stonewall Station/Northwood Ravin land. I think by Cousins. 

I would have liked this better simply for the more sleek looking buildings compared to  whats going up now, especially stonewall station apartments. . tho all of that wasted landscape would have to go. That could be so much retail. Looks more SouthPark style. and maybe change up the glass colors to not be so redundant. Oh, but I would keep 550 Stonewall. 

 

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1 hour ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

I would have personally preferred this. Buried parking gives way more flexibility, and breaks up the superblock feel Stonewall Station has.

The buried parking is definitely a huge plus in that plan, just not a fan of the low density, the motor courts, fountains, suburban entrances, and suburban design of the buildings themselves they planned to use on top of that buried parking. They look and interact with the street like an office in South Park, rather than a building in Uptown. It looks like the end of Rexford Road with the big fountain in the middle of the street with the Coca Cola Bottling and Nucor Steel headquarters. The building in that plan where 550 Uptown is, would only be accessible by walking through the motor court to the parking garage, whereas the actual building we are getting has retail right on Stonewall. The were also proposing a wall of trees at the corner of Stonewall / South Blvd that looks straight out of a Ballantyne intersection, rather that way we are getting with buildings right up to the edge of the intersection.

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Does anyone else think that the wanderwall does not compliment the bland freeway facing side of the project?  It's looks so out place IMO.  I can see the art installation working much better with look and material of something like the RailYard, just an example..

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18 minutes ago, NikolaTesla said:

Does anyone else think that the wanderwall does not compliment the bland freeway facing side of the project?  It's looks so out place IMO.  I can see the art installation working much better with look and material of something like the RailYard, just an example..

Yeah if they had blue awnings or that color incorporated in other areas on that side of the project, it would likely fit in better. I'd prefer if they focused on getting some additional retail tenants to join the Stonewall side of the project with Whole Foods though. The street activity has been nice from Whole Foods and made that dead section better... just would be great if they could round out the tenant mix and get the stickers off the windows. These spots have been empty for a while now. Potential tenants might be turned off from the traffic mess next door as the hotel gets built. 

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50 minutes ago, CLT2014 said:

The buried parking is definitely a huge plus in that plan, just not a fan of the low density, the motor courts, fountains, suburban entrances, and suburban design of the buildings themselves they planned to use on top of that buried parking. They look and interact with the street like an office in South Park, rather than a building in Uptown. It looks like the end of Rexford Road with the big fountain in the middle of the street with the Coca Cola Bottling and Nucor Steel headquarters. The building in that plan where 550 Uptown is, would only be accessible by walking through the motor court to the parking garage, whereas the actual building we are getting has retail right on Stonewall. The were also proposing a wall of trees at the corner of Stonewall / South Blvd that looks straight out of a Ballantyne intersection, rather that way we are getting with buildings right up to the edge of the intersection.

I 100% agree with its deficiencies. I'm just attempting to illustrate what could have been possible with a subterranean parking deck.

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5 minutes ago, DCtransplant said:

Are they painting beige with.... beige?

They are just covering up the cinder-blocks, which should make the artwork look a little less awkward. 

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2 minutes ago, CLT2014 said:

They are just covering up the cinder-blocks, which should make the artwork look a little less awkward. 

they should take that wall art off, then do this to the outer garage walls. It would look so much less tacky. 

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