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by Dallas12
23 Jul 2019 21:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 26554

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

A mid-30 floor residential and mid-40 floor office tower would be a solid Phase 1. It will be interesting to see what they have planned.
by Dallas12
24 Jun 2019 18:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 126
Views: 33418

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

^ Considering this is building number 11 it certainly looks like they know what they're doing. How would Harwood executives know what's good for the neighborhood since I doubt they live there... Two live in the Azure that I know of... or at least did at one point. The fact Harwood has to deal with ...
by Dallas12
20 Jun 2019 22:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 126
Views: 33418

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

texasstar wrote:Hey, how about we're getting yet another 40-story tower.
Thanks, Harwood!!!

Indeed. There are some idiotic armchair quarterback comments in here regarding this announcement. But, I guess this is the interwebz after all...
by Dallas12
03 Jun 2019 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 57
Views: 16421

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

Yowza, straight up cookie cutter in-fill. Pretty underwhelming for what that location could seemingly, potentially support. But, they’re the experts on what makes money, as far as residential/retail/office. But, a little surprised there is no retail aspect.
by Dallas12
03 Jun 2019 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 397
Views: 119732

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I think the cycle will come full circle eventually, but I do not think it will be in the form of the late 80’s bust or 2007-2008, either. The cocktail of variables in the 1980’s (RE and O&G investments were insanely speculative and highly levered, the S&L deregulation and scandals, tax code ...
by Dallas12
02 Jun 2019 17:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 470
Views: 130822

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Unless I’m way off, First National Bank built Elm Place, not Hunt. Hunt built Thanksgiving Tower.
by Dallas12
28 May 2019 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 397
Views: 119732

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I wouldn't worry about it. Economic indicators are indicating that the housing market in DFW is losing steam. I would say we are around the same stages as Dallas was back around the 87 crash--except this time it is residential. I’m curious as to what you see as being the parallels between 1987 and ...
by Dallas12
13 May 2019 21:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 27
Views: 5696

Re: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)

All I can think of when I see the renderings of this is the scene in Tommy Boy, “Did you live under power lines as a kid?”
by Dallas12
09 May 2019 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 183
Views: 58277

Re: Museum Tower

If you select 115 dwellings in Highland Park which would represent a list price array similar to the units at Museum Tower, how many of the dwellings would be not be occupied? Of these 115 HP dwellings, would an entire calendar year pass with one or more vacancies? Umm this seems like an apples to ...
by Dallas12
13 Mar 2019 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 358
Views: 83351

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of and think this is an awesome development, but I can’t get over how the residential tower design is utterly and completely “meh”.
by Dallas12
05 Mar 2019 21:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Panther Island
Replies: 12
Views: 3818

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

When will those Panther Island bridges be open? Not as soon as commuters might hope Bridges on North Main Street and on Jacksboro Highway are going in as part of the Panther Island project, but long delays have put off work. Parallel detours have been in use during the work on both bridges. Now it ...
by Dallas12
18 Feb 2019 23:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 30463

Re: Dallas Smart District

willyk wrote:Class A space in a Class C location. It will never fly.

The same thing was said about the Crescent once upon a time...
by Dallas12
18 Feb 2019 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 30463

Re: Dallas Smart District

I’m curious if Hoque is partnered with KDC going forward with these properties or if that was strictly for the Amazon HQ2 proposal. This thing is certainly a pipe dream as a spec project, but KDC has been involved in the majority of DFW’s large-scale developments over the past 5-10 years. If there i...
by Dallas12
19 Dec 2018 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 627
Views: 206021

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

I definitely do not want to hijack the thread and assume this has probably been discussed on here... and disclaimer, I did not follow the D2 discussions very closely. But it seems as if the City of Dallas and Dart would have learned their lesson with negative effects of running the light rail at gra...
by Dallas12
10 Dec 2018 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

vman wrote:Why does everything built in Fort Worth look like that?

I’m assuming you’ve never been to the rodeo grounds and livestock show area? This design keeps with, and continues the theme and historic architecture of that area. Anything else would seem out of place, IMO.
by Dallas12
05 Dec 2018 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 24
Views: 3923

Re: Most Exciting Project?

Tearing down I-345 :D :roll:
by Dallas12
04 Dec 2018 00:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 57
Views: 16421

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

I’m curious as to what the tract is zoned for as far as SF and height and whether or not the new owner applied for any changes prior to closing. I assume that news would have made it out into the public if so...
by Dallas12
25 Nov 2018 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 627
Views: 206021

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Actually I was speaking to the design of the site and how it connects to and provides transitions bewteen the private and public realms. The components (cladding, including retail uses, etc.) do not compensate for actual design elements (wide enough sidewalks, separation between the sidewalks and t...
by Dallas12
04 Sep 2018 16:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 36
Views: 6745

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

I want it to be a decent-sized high rise, but my gut is saying that it'll probably be another one of those bland 20-22 stories, with half of it as a parking garage. Prolly. It seems like they want to put in a signature mixed-use development here based on this quote, "We are hoping to do a sign...
by Dallas12
03 Apr 2018 08:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Moxy Hotel
Replies: 17
Views: 3892

Re: Design District: Moxy Hotel

so, like, describing the lobby and common areas of a new hotel as "tech-enabled" isn't that like describing a new cars as "comes with brakes?" Where's the request for a public-private partnership to turn Turtle Creek through the Design District into a lush, cafe lined riverwalk ...
by Dallas12
15 Mar 2018 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 373
Views: 103350

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

DBJ Article from this morning. I wish there could be a happy medium as far as having more than just the high end steak house etc. Neighborhood restaurants, bars, retail etc. are what give neighborhoods a neighborhood feel. The fact that Uptown is becoming less walkable is what I dislike the most. ht...
by Dallas12
07 Mar 2018 20:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 139
Views: 39883

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

joshua.dodd wrote:Has anyone else heard that this project has fell through?

I’m pretty sure that has been the case for quite a while if memory serves correctly. I thought the neighborhood association protested the rezoning or something along those lines. I could be way off. That was many moons ago.
by Dallas12
19 Feb 2018 17:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 625
Views: 153453

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Developer pitching new office project in Dallas' Victory Park https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/19/developer-pitching-new-office-project-dallas-victory-park Developers in Dallas' Victory Park have just built four new apartment towers, a movie theater and additional retail. Now...
by Dallas12
31 Jan 2018 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 10714

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

joshua.dodd wrote:This is the property Mark Cuban owns, right?

The DBJ article says it is owned by a “group of principals affiliated with GeoSouthern Energy Corp. based in the Woodlands.”
by Dallas12
31 Jan 2018 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 10714

DTD Riverfront Project

From Steve Brown today. It sounds like there is still a large amount of red tape to get this to fruition. https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1517420351-cbreplan.jpg?auto=format&q=50&or=0&w=800 https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1517420379-cbremap.jpg?w=724&h=500&auto=format&q=60&fit=...
by Dallas12
18 Jan 2018 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 249299

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This shortlist... Is really not surprising. They're the front runners that we all knew from the start .. .wake me up when this list is narrowed.. yawn. I still don't get Austin. there's not even an international airport there. Right. I can’t believe Austin was picked over Houston. I know Houston ju...
by Dallas12
18 Jan 2018 08:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 249299

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but does Amazon’s list capture the metro areas listed or is this a list of the proper cities? (eg. would it say North Texas if they were considering Irving, Frisco etc.)
by Dallas12
01 Jan 2018 21:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 234
Views: 78723

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

joshua.dodd wrote:Is there credible rumor that this project has been canned? I hope not. However, I'm starting to see signs that there's a slowdown in the housing market.

What signs are you seeing? Are you referring to the MF market just in Dallas proper?
by Dallas12
21 Dec 2017 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 234
Views: 78723

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

Not sure if it should be read into too much, but this project is nowhere to be found on the developer’s website, ZOM Development.
by Dallas12
31 Oct 2017 23:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: High Point Crossing
Replies: 17
Views: 6345

Re: High Point Crossing

It’s all about timing with developments. This site is being developed to generate revenue. When the time is right, it will be prime for a higher and better use. A big mixed-use for this neighborhood doesn’t seem imminent.
by Dallas12
24 Oct 2017 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 30463

Re: Dallas Smart District

tamtagon wrote:
I could even see Exxon moving from Irving to Dallas one day....

Based on what Exxon built in the Woodlands and XTO exiting downtown Fort Worth to that campus, I would think it’s only a matter of time before Exxon’s corporate brass relocates to the Woodlands.
by Dallas12
25 Jul 2017 22:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: Toll Brothers (Congress & Welborn)
Replies: 10
Views: 3901

Re: Oak Lawn: Toll Brothers (Congress & Welborn)

Architecturally, more of the same cheap, assembly-line infill garbage that is going up everywhere. But it does bring critical mass which will help the neighborhood become walkable. So, all in all a win for Dallas.
by Dallas12
20 Jul 2017 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 26554

Re: Southeast Asian Museum

The Southeast Asian museum site being that big is great. If it includes a lawn and water feature like the Museum of Modern Art in FW, that would be a huge draw to the public and potential residents if there is a tower. As for Trammel Crow building anything in the next five years on the BofA site, t...
by Dallas12
19 Jul 2017 22:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 26554

Re: Southeast Asian Museum

The Southeast Asian museum site being that big is great. If it includes a lawn and water feature like the Museum of Modern Art in FW, that would be a huge draw to the public and potential residents if there is a tower. As for Trammel Crow building anything in the next five years on the BofA site, th...
by Dallas12
09 May 2017 20:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 627
Views: 206021

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Tucy wrote:^ Interesting. Maybe they got some push-back from AMLI on including the apartment building rendering?

Me thinks the push-back is because it's not the accurate render. Pretty sure that render is from a different architecture firm than who AMLI is using. Not totally certain on that.
by Dallas12
09 May 2017 00:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 627
Views: 206021

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Just thinking out loud here... but why would CBRE have access to a final design, yet to be announced by AMLI, for an office leasing flyer? Could be way off, but I don't think that is the final design or even the design at all.
by Dallas12
13 Apr 2017 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain
Replies: 19
Views: 7759

Re: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain

It would be awesome if there were another public/private effort for the creation of a new park, and they could take all the land from the AAC garage moving north and make that one big park. I'd like to take it one step further and see a deck part over I-35 which would connect Victory Park and the D...
by Dallas12
13 Apr 2017 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain
Replies: 19
Views: 7759

Re: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain

It would be awesome if there were another public/private effort for the creation of a new park, and they could take all the land from the AAC garage moving north and make that one big park.
by Dallas12
28 Mar 2017 07:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 57
Views: 16421

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

I probably shouldn't say anything but according to a very reliable source and I mean there is literally no one that could be more reliable on this project it might not go through at all. Sorry to be so cryptic, not trying to be a jerk but given the source and the context it came out I don't even kn...
by Dallas12
27 Mar 2017 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 57
Views: 16421

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

Pretty sure nobody is right so far in this thread. Holt Lunsford is developing this project, and he is a major player in DFW real estate. He will office out of this building at wants to target family offices as tenants of the building. That said, no clue what the hold up is on the project.
by Dallas12
24 Mar 2017 15:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 170
Views: 54601

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

I'm curious if Hillwood will start construction on this without an anchor tenant? Hines got 609 Main underway Houston as a spec development and have done quite well leasing so far. I'm sure they had a good prospect list from the outset but nobody was signed up when they broke ground. I wonder if Hil...
by Dallas12
18 Mar 2017 07:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo
Replies: 26
Views: 11529

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

joshua.dodd wrote:What they need to do is rebuild the Canyon and add a deck park over it to connect the Cedars and Downtown.

That takes mucho dinero

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