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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: 275245

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: 76
Views: 22469

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: 76
Views: 22469

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: 275245

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: 984
Views: 584803

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: 275245

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: 62
Views: 10846

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: 72
Views: 22243

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: 120
Views: 20509

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: 120
Views: 20509

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: 187
Views: 124631

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: 218728

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: 9191

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: 56870

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: 120
Views: 20509

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: 120
Views: 20509

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: 120
Views: 20509

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: 120
Views: 20509

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: 120
Views: 20509

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: 120
Views: 20509

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: 914

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: 56870

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: 413
Views: 77296

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: 710
Views: 387468

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: 710
Views: 387468

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: 710
Views: 387468

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: 284297

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: 413
Views: 77296

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...
by I45Tex
24 Jun 2022 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 413
Views: 77296

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

Just idle musing, but if it had all happened a decade ago, would financial firms like Wells Fargo be any more likely to reconsider Las Colinas / DFW submarket in favor of a downtown ecosystem?
by I45Tex
23 Jun 2022 21:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 413
Views: 77296

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

The 15-20 thing, pardon my rudeness, but I think you'd actually hope they were *not* mistaken. Reason being, a typical back-office floor could be 20,000 square feet (net rentable space) per floor, but a lower floor count for the 800,000 square feet would correlate to investment trading floors, which...
by I45Tex
22 Jun 2022 23:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Property Taxes
Replies: 3
Views: 4584

Re: Property Taxes

# county In the case of the Galleria appraisal it doesn’t take great resources to spot the ploy Trumbull Diversified pulls between its line to the tax authority and its line to the investment community about a single selfsame piece of real property. But to be consistent across the board in spotting ...
by I45Tex
22 Jun 2022 23:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 413
Views: 77296

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

Hahaha! Let's go! The council prevailed, thankfully. I also can't wait to vote against the jacka** when the time comes. Now all that's left is to see how the timeline for this project shapes up, and if they will downscale the project. I really hope they don't. What are the chances that this will re...
by I45Tex
20 Jun 2022 14:44
Forum: Opolis Blueprints
Topic: redesign the Hodges Capital building site
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: redesign the Hodges Capital building site

Okay, not to dampen other ideas at all, but just to riff on that one, how about a Union Station/Riverfront Dallas Streetcar tram that goes into an electric bus/streetcar tunnel portal after the Design District and stops here below ground, with elevators, escalators, stairs and ramps to a ground floo...
by I45Tex
20 Jun 2022 14:22
Forum: Opolis Blueprints
Topic: redesign the Hodges Capital building site
Replies: 1
Views: 334

redesign the Hodges Capital building site

Any ideas for 2905 Maple? It is owner-occupied but starting to be worth a new vision given that it's surrounded by the Stoneleigh Hotel, 2811 Maple, the Maple Terrace mixed-use project, and so forth. Only 2-3blocks away from it are a few other recent residential redevelopments such as Glass House, A...
by I45Tex
20 Jun 2022 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: JLL Turtle Creek Tower
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: JLL Turtle Creek Tower

3407 Hall Street is the address and the owner is still Marketspace.Capital of Houston but no new info sorry
by I45Tex
20 Jun 2022 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 413
Views: 77296

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

Privately-owned Public Spaces tend to be a different animal than actual parks. I would like the city to negotiate the outdoor "amenity" to at least be managed by, if not deeded to, the entity that operates the downtown parks (but please not run by the same tourism entity that wants the par...
by I45Tex
20 Jun 2022 08:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 71
Views: 43076

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

It would sure increase the drama a great deal to drive between those two towers and the Epic twins in Deep Ellum, yet it seems like that style of luxury hotel does not appear in a gentrifying edge of a neighborhood. That's not their M.O. (to coin a phrase). Around here, they huddle. So the sites for...
by I45Tex
17 Jun 2022 22:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 413
Views: 77296

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

The first photo would fit better in SA or Austin IMHO
by I45Tex
17 Jun 2022 22:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 413
Views: 77296

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

I think the 3001 TC Four Seasons development involves them although maybe not thru Hillwood

Edit: Hillwood owns the 3001 site but Carpenter & Co. is the developer if I understood correctly
by I45Tex
15 Jun 2022 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Arts District: Dallas Gateway | Portman Holdings
Replies: 34
Views: 3110

Re: Dallas Arts District: Dallas Gateway | Portman Holdings

I take it to mean that this is the leasing agent
by I45Tex
11 Jun 2022 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 77
Views: 31832

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

The carry (carrying cost of the financing) on this acreage purchased from the previously planned Indian cultural center and museum has got to be in the millions/yr, but that's low compared to the carry on an empty new building competing with Uber's available-for-sublease never-been-used space at Epi...
by I45Tex
10 Jun 2022 17:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 413
Views: 77296

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

...Be lucky to get a 50 story-ish (office especially) approved. Oh I don't know. I think Goldman Sachs would love to make this kind of impact on the skyline. Ego, ego, ego. You think that because. . . ?? Have they displayed that tendency anywhere? They have at 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City, but t...
by I45Tex
08 Jun 2022 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 118
Views: 41444

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

Cool, thanks for your post. Haven’t seen this before and don’t personally like its tollway glass box design or find its minor angles worthwhile, but I count 20 floors of office over about a 6 floor podium — 7 if the lobby loggia is double height.
by I45Tex
07 Jun 2022 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 669
Views: 423730

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Good post. Agreed. There's a hotel in Singapore called Oasia that I'd like to see reworked and riffed on over here in a more Dallas buff-yellow brick or terra cotta color: https://inhabitat.com/this-plant-covered-singapore-skyscraper-could-be-the-tropical-building-of-the-future/oasia-hotel-downtown-...
by I45Tex
07 Jun 2022 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 47
Views: 29639

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Thanks T!

UDR is the developer mentioned in the article.
https://ir.udr.com/investor-relations-o ... fault.aspx
by I45Tex
06 Jun 2022 20:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 669
Views: 423730

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Dallas is quickly becoming a top 5-10 city skyline in the United States...Top 20 in the world IMHO In 1990 that was still true. Not anymore. The Metroplex is likely out of the top ten in the Western Hemisphere now: Greater NYC area Chicago by itself Toronto-Mississauga, Ontario lakefront South Flor...