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by I45Tex
28 Sep 2022 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 151
Views: 46058

Re: Harwood District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)

Our city has indeed grown so much... Dallas is usually the fastest or 2nd fastest growing city in the US. In 10 years, we may over take Chicago. Maybe? 2010-present DFW MSA has grown by almost 1,500,000 residents (to 7.8 million). Chicago MSA is still 9.5 million, so if we eventually overtake them ...
by I45Tex
28 Sep 2022 07:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 742
Views: 399863

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

This is definitely a special case.
by I45Tex
28 Sep 2022 07:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 742
Views: 399863

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

While I, too, am romantic about HWY 75 being a loose chain of deck parks, I can imagine the cost being well above what just buying some apartment building in an existing neighborhood and just building a park on land already stable for a park. Klyde Warren is nice, but its a commercially successful ...
by I45Tex
27 Sep 2022 06:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 742
Views: 399863

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Maybe someone needs to pitch a deck park here, so that one day it won't be parking garages lining NCX but more enjoyable ground floor activities.
by I45Tex
26 Sep 2022 07:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90253

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

Hope it didn’t read as a brusque answer. Thanks for the update NDoorTX. 49-50 floors and 54-55 floors rendered on the fraternal twin concept in this diagram (but who’s counting anyway…). All white spandrels on all of the buildings, if that goes ahead, is quite dull - nothing about this architecture ...
by I45Tex
25 Sep 2022 18:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90253

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

^people with above average income, disposable income, who want to live in a city rather than the suburbs. Dallas is beginning to provide that environment again. The original proposed 83-story building was a hotel/condo/apartment combination building. Correct -- Hunt has never given any sign of &quo...
by I45Tex
10 Sep 2022 14:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Property Taxes
Replies: 4
Views: 4784

Re: Property Taxes

When we think of underused land in the metropolis, we often think of holdout owners who want tons of money when they're the last available lot for the densest possible project on a built-out block in the future. But what about developers banking land for projects they're not in any hurry to get fina...
by I45Tex
30 Aug 2022 09:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 69
Views: 35275

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

Any movement on construction? It is still on the developer's website:

https://www.southeastern.company/portfo ... city-view/
by I45Tex
29 Aug 2022 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90253

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

It's the placemaking iteration of the windswept Modernist and postmodernist concrete plaza with water feature or sculpture that used to front the office tower. After department stores began to decline and indoor malls turned back into big box anchored outdoor town centers, the city block developers ...
by I45Tex
26 Aug 2022 18:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90253

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

But I agree with rickbansal. Impact on city living > impact on skyline
by I45Tex
26 Aug 2022 18:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90253

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

This is just a big bust in terms of impact on the skyline. There isn't going to be an 80-story tower in this development, just more squatty ho-hum Hunt buildings. You've beat that same horse several times already. Source? No source has said that. It's clear to everyone else that the lead tenant / a...
by I45Tex
25 Aug 2022 17:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Two Arts Plaza
Replies: 31
Views: 11275

Re: Two Arts Plaza

Maybe a bit more iridescent or opalescent purple glass than my avatar. Keep the grid elements a brighter matte whitish color
by I45Tex
25 Aug 2022 17:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Two Arts Plaza
Replies: 31
Views: 11275

Re: Two Arts Plaza

Re nth016 Great find in those images. Right?! :D They do look new to me. It’s better than One Arts and than the original building proposal for the site, to boot. I think, though, given the arts branding, that the new design and the neighborhood would both benefit from a more creative color. A tint ...
by I45Tex
25 Aug 2022 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Two Arts Plaza
Replies: 31
Views: 11275

Re: Two Arts Plaza

BTW, Troy, You for some reason have got a submarine sense of humor but I depth charged it eventually. Hey let's bury Central Expressway and cap it with that college. That would fit the name perfectly. কেন্দ্ৰীয় এক্সপ্ৰেছৱে Assamese looks cooler than Spanish, I have to say, but uh let's not change t...
by I45Tex
25 Aug 2022 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Two Arts Plaza
Replies: 31
Views: 11275

Re: Two Arts Plaza

CTroyMathis wrote:Perhaps just build a college there. Maybe call it The Center but in another language.

8-)
by I45Tex
25 Aug 2022 05:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center: Hanover Preston Hollow
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Preston Center: Hanover Preston Hollow

23 floor rental apartments per https://candysdirt.com/2022/05/25/houston-developer-to-bring-high-rise-apartments-to-former-site-of-preston-place-condos/ "Officials say the new complex on Northwest Highway will cost $118 million to build and will feature 213 rental units. The new development is ...
by I45Tex
24 Aug 2022 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90253

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

So rono called it! We'll have a famine because all the DFW farmers' or forumers' pitchforks got pressed into mass timber construction and the haystacks rotted in the fields [street].
by I45Tex
22 Aug 2022 15:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 43
Views: 22078

Re: Richardson: Main Street Improvements

Flat topped roof is wasted if there's no patio planned under a shade pergola, so top floor cathedral ceilings are actually an improvement in the design -- as long as they choose to use a roof truss that allows for that ceiling layout. This truss will probably be steel rather than woodframed because ...
by I45Tex
19 Aug 2022 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 749
Views: 472974

Re: Oak Lawn

It is happening a lot in the Houston equivalent of Oak Lawn, along Montrose. Possibly happened sooner because of Montrose being the 2nd-leading Houston neighborhood for colleges and museums as well.
by I45Tex
12 Aug 2022 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 399
Views: 281081

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

5G are talented… if anything I’m surprised they haven’t tried going “mass timber” on chunks of this complex. The building [in Milwaukee] broke ground just two years ago in August 2020, topped out in December 2021, and opened last month, with tenants beginning to move into the luxury development on J...
by I45Tex
10 Aug 2022 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)
Replies: 85
Views: 24706

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)

Comparing DT to UT it's clear that streetscapes have more doorways when the block is built out under multiple ownerships. I think it's the most essential step towards "facing the streets" per above comments. There is a default short-term temptation to save money and have to lease and super...
by I45Tex
10 Aug 2022 16:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)
Replies: 85
Views: 24706

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2500 Cedar Springs (3 Towers)

The land across the street (on Cedar Springs) from this site was just bought by a local investor.

https://therealdeal.com/texas/2022/07/2 ... las-block/
by I45Tex
10 Aug 2022 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 399
Views: 281081

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

Pretty sad that the project shrunk once again (after it was announced that extra floors had been added in 2020), but glad that it's finally starting, and glad that retail has been added. Do wonder how they determined they needed to reduce the residential unit count (and hence, # of floors) since th...
by I45Tex
09 Aug 2022 18:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 995
Views: 599239

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Good points.
by I45Tex
09 Aug 2022 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 399
Views: 281081

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

Yes, now I only wish they'd also buy that Commerce lot at the end of the alley and make it an oculus courtyard to match the new Turtle Creek Four Seasons entrance. /wishlist
by I45Tex
09 Aug 2022 11:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 12363

Re: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!

I learned with Food Lion's entry into DFW that it costs a lot to build the distribution centers that you have to have before the stores can get enough customers to pay for the distribution centers. But I don't quite understand how HEB supplied the Central Market stores e.g. Greenville @ Lovers for a...
by I45Tex
05 Aug 2022 13:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek: Four Seasons Hotel & Residences (3001 Turtle Creek)
Replies: 76
Views: 23903

Re: Turtle Creek: Four Seasons Hotel & Residences (3001 Turtle Creek)

Yes, after the first tower in the neighborhood jumped right past 20 stories in the 1950s, it was surprising that the corridor took until Y2K to clear 300 feet above grade: https://www.emporis.com/buildings/118375/3525-turtle-creek-boulevard-dallas-tx-usa https://www.emporis.com/buildings/118323/the-...
by I45Tex
28 Jul 2022 15:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 125
Views: 23029

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

I would love for a groundswell movement to create a Deep Ellum-scaled small city block village pattern of laneways in the footprint of the Convention Center after its teardown— especially to foster bodegas and third places. How could that movement go public (besides TikTok)?
by I45Tex
28 Jul 2022 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 125
Views: 23029

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

One Urban Target placed centrally for walking distance would provide a huge boost. Once the opening date is firm for the four new D2 stations, it wouldn't shock me to see an urban Target break ground next to one of them. In fact I could see it being any of those four stations depending on momentum ...
by I45Tex
26 Jul 2022 17:42
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 188
Views: 127873

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Photographic evidence of the dangerous spread of chunkypox.
by I45Tex
26 Jul 2022 08:00
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 335
Views: 224321

Re: DFW Airport

SWA/LUV at the Once And Future Superhub DFW could grow beyond what Delta used to be there, for sure. … Love Field will remain the HQ and I don’t see them threatening to leave for another city under any circumstances. However: their traditional model of planes on point to point to point flights where...
by I45Tex
16 Jul 2022 18:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: North Texas Colleges and Universities
Replies: 5
Views: 9500

Re: North Texas Colleges and Universities

Texas State University (which was formerly Texas State at San Marcos, formerly Southwest Texas State U, Southwest Texas State teachers college, and previous to that, the southwestern normal school) has some more special collections in arts, music, Texas history and humanities that I wish UNT’s stude...
by I45Tex
12 Jul 2022 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Selene | 2620 Maple (Former Old Warsaw) | 12 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 58226

Re: Uptown Dallas: Selene | 2620 Maple (Former Old Warsaw) | 12 ST

Such a shame there's no ground-floor retail/restaurant space. Being right across from The Crescent literally begs for it... Question is, could it ever be added in the future..? It does seem like some avenue into DTD/Downtown Dallas must eventually be a signature urban street — the primary backbone ...
by I45Tex
11 Jul 2022 16:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 125
Views: 23029

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

District proximity packed with buildings could be analyzed like a set of water buckets which each cost more to fill as its level gets higher and higher. That's due in part to the fact that packing more buildings into a small area like Uptown requires higher architectural cost than adding that same a...
by I45Tex
11 Jul 2022 14:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 125
Views: 23029

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

As we've noted before, though, the comparison of submarkets is just as precise in meaning as comparing the economy of Boston city limits to the economy of Phoenix or Los Angeles city limits. Tollway submarkets only provide a 'larger' office footprint in a much larger square mileage of geography that...
by I45Tex
11 Jul 2022 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 125
Views: 23029

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

I agree with you. I think our current regulations kind of result in a trough (of residential developer net profits per square foot, compared to financial risk) on the graph anywhere between "single family townhomes with ground floor garage doors" and the lifeless doorless Dallas Donut gara...
by I45Tex
10 Jul 2022 17:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 125
Views: 23029

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

And to the west to link up with Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves? And to the south to link up with the Cedars?

Thanks for taking time on that response.
by I45Tex
08 Jul 2022 19:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 125
Views: 23029

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

I'm curious when you consider those times of success happened. Photos I've seen of the Rolex Building and the Crescent under construction make it look like nothing too far south of Turtle Creek or southwest of State-Thomas was going places residentially (or in any other way than office buildings) un...
by I45Tex
08 Jul 2022 12:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 125
Views: 23029

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

Neighborhoods don’t last long when they’re exclusively high-stakes plays (which became a large reason our 1950s to 1980s trophy shelf commercial district was increasingly brittle to national economic downturns in the first place). I think the commercial district always needed more mixed-use activity...
by I45Tex
06 Jul 2022 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Radiance Plaza
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Downtown Dallas: Radiance Plaza

1301 Young St. was a Federal Building as part of the government center concept, correct? Not a tower, exactly — kind of like a fraternal twin of the central library branch nearby. Was there no way to blast-proof it per regulations for continued federal office usage because of the location of the gla...
by I45Tex
06 Jul 2022 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Selene | 2620 Maple (Former Old Warsaw) | 12 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 58226

Re: Uptown Dallas: Selene | 2620 Maple (Former Old Warsaw) | 12 ST

Yes and for that reason North Texas was never going to develop a walkable shopping avenue in Oak Lawn or Uptown Dallas a la Paris' Boulevard Champs Elysees. Uptown will fill in with rooftops that could indirectly support building that kind of retail in the neighborhoods bordering it, though.
by I45Tex
27 Jun 2022 18:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90253

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

The city official spilling the beans might get disciplined. No, you don’t even have a rumor of that. Saying that this is more like a suburban campus is also not a specific enough statement to describe whether the official was describing the project that was up for an incentive vote that night, vers...
by I45Tex
25 Jun 2022 21:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 742
Views: 399863

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Tulsa has taller buildings than KC, so that's as far as it goes
by I45Tex
25 Jun 2022 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 742
Views: 399863

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

https://therealdeal.com/texas/2022/04/11/michael-dells-knox-street-project-gets-approved-after-3-years/ Excerpt from the Real Deal article: The entire project will include three buildings on Travis Street. The largest of the three will have 18 floors of luxury condos built on top of a small hotel. T...
by I45Tex
25 Jun 2022 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 742
Views: 399863

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

City approval for the new development. Looking forward to it!!!! https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2022/05/25/knox-street-tower-project-gets-thumbs-up-from-city/ Other news pieces like The Real Deal’s had reported 18 floors of residential atop a small hotel. DMN linked above said the ...
by I45Tex
25 Jun 2022 13:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 481
Views: 290533

Re: Legacy West

The Ryan building’s tower crane is permitted to go up anytime after July 15. https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=530419554&row=18 The building’s permanent height will be 333 feet. https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=dis...
by I45Tex
24 Jun 2022 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 530
Views: 90253

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

Seems like Hunt would want to maximize their investment and build vertically as much as possible... Even if the G-S building is only 15 stories, it would only take up about 1.25 of those acres, so there's still plenty of room for the rest of the type of development they've been shopping around (not...