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by tamtagon
09 Jul 2020 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 71
Views: 19007

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Finally! the area surrounding the convention center will start catering to tourists.
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2020 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 233
Views: 104415

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

The heat island deal, pedestrian experience deal.... is this thoroughfare and streetscape renovation coming with thick tree planting? I should know what's planned, but don't. By this point in time, ensuring the streets and sidewalks are shaded should be a mandate in all street/sidewalk renovation or...
by tamtagon
03 Jul 2020 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 135
Views: 51051

Re: Dallas Smart District

...also in the video, I noticed almost all of the animated people are white.
by tamtagon
03 Jul 2020 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 135
Views: 51051

Re: Dallas Smart District

Newpark sounds better than Smart District
by tamtagon
30 Jun 2020 12:40
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Harwood Park
Replies: 8
Views: 6651

Re: Downtown: Harwood Park

This side if the CBD is going to end being the best part of downtown to live in.
by tamtagon
28 Jun 2020 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 328
Views: 158894

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

^that should our next list - parking garages as the final product but were touted/promised/exempted with 'structure' above!

They're all over downtown.
by tamtagon
26 Jun 2020 18:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 41
Views: 37056

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

It kinda seems like there's more stuff announced or 'in planning stage' for greater downtown Dallas than any other time since the turn of the century. Even Collin county is more active than ever before. Is that about right?
by tamtagon
18 Jun 2020 19:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 51
Views: 24217

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

Primarily because the view is so good, if there is ever a people mover from the airport to the train station, it needs to be elevated.
by tamtagon
18 Jun 2020 19:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 107
Views: 29224

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Did you ever go there Hannibal? That place had the best spinach enchiladas and margaritas. I've got some nice stories from inside that place!
by tamtagon
18 Jun 2020 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 107
Views: 29224

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

The two themed buildings seem to be turning into a thing... party on the bottom, business on the top. Isn't there one in Plano/Frisco on tap?

WAIT --- is this going where Sol's Taco Lounge used to be?
by tamtagon
17 Jun 2020 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 3341

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

That's my favorite part of Houston
by tamtagon
14 Jun 2020 06:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)
Replies: 19
Views: 8868

Re: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)

Copied from Austin55 at The Fort Worth Forum: http://www.fortwortharchitecture.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7049&hl= DCTA was awarded $600k for TOD planning along this corridor by the FTA. Here's a few more details on the line from the DCTA agenda packet, https://www.transit.dot.gov/grants/gran...
by tamtagon
03 Jun 2020 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 41
Views: 11256

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

Maybe they are prepping several stores sites, and will start them around the same time; when the stores sites are secured, they will build warehouse space to serve the new retail square footage. Don't they work that way much of the time?
by tamtagon
01 Jun 2020 18:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 12
Views: 9392

Re: What are you listening to?

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
by tamtagon
26 May 2020 06:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 147
Views: 50024

Re: New Census Population Estimates

The fear of crowded places with a higher infection potential is temporary, for sure; if we get into a situation of novel viral pandemics rolling across a decade or two, then population density will flatten.... In the mean time, this is a perfect opportunity for Dallas to work on pedestrian infrastru...
by tamtagon
24 May 2020 10:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 388
Views: 179221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

There really should be a nice hotel in this neighborhood by now; at least within the next few years we should expect something 4 star-ish. Maybe even two or three hotels... one would likely be part of a massive redevelopment on Fitzhugh replacing the hold-out gay caves that found a home during the c...
by tamtagon
23 May 2020 11:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 147
Views: 50024

Re: New Census Population Estimates

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...hasn't that demographic trend happened in every big population center, especially in those population centers leading the social and cultural trends of the country?
by tamtagon
21 May 2020 16:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 54959

Re: Downtown Progress

Thanks Tucy
by tamtagon
20 May 2020 17:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 147
Views: 50024

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Almost all will not have the option of participating in the New $outh Dallas. Unless the city comes up with a thoughtful, managed gentrification plan, the poor will simply be pushed away. I still expect some of the region's most exclusive estates to straddle the escarpment in South Dallas County. Th...
by tamtagon
20 May 2020 16:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 147
Views: 50024

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Redlining in metro Atlanta corralled poor minorities in the southern part of the area, similar as we see in Dallas. In Atlanta now, though, what's happening in many large swaths of real estate sequestered by the racist lending practices of the past sees very expensive neighborhoods going up. It's no...
by tamtagon
19 May 2020 20:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge

^hahaha the typos and mission statement about prestigious living... for some reason I was just reminded of a thread on the old forum...

Does anyone else remember the Turtle Creek luxury report?
by tamtagon
17 May 2020 10:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 50
Views: 22695

Re: DFW in the Media

!!! Gentlemen's Clubs !!!
by tamtagon
15 May 2020 13:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 50
Views: 22695

Re: DFW in the Media

Gentlemen's clubs!
by tamtagon
15 May 2020 06:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 2401 McKinney tower
Replies: 20
Views: 2401

2401 McKinney tower

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/05/15/new-mckinney-avenue-high-rise-will-be-uptowns-biggest-office-building/ New McKinney Avenue high-rise will be Uptown’s biggest office building By Steve Brown May 15, 2020 ...Trammell Crow Co. plans to build the 2401 McKinney tower on the bloc...
by tamtagon
15 May 2020 06:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 50
Views: 22695

Re: DFW in the Media

^word
by tamtagon
13 May 2020 14:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 142689

Re: DART D2 Subway

I think the state is being derelict by not putting a billion dollars into the second downtown route.
by tamtagon
13 May 2020 06:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 169950

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I hope the fossil fuel economy stays down, continues to diminish. Fracking is an perverse practice, whoring the environment for a quick fix. We should be weening ourselves such an unhealthful source of energy.
by tamtagon
04 May 2020 17:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1080
Views: 388914

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I wonder if a move to Houston is getting some thought, too.
by tamtagon
03 May 2020 07:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)
Replies: 13
Views: 5009

Re: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)

It's good to change restauranturs every so often.
by tamtagon
24 Apr 2020 05:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: New Uptown Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

New Uptown Tower

This part of town continues to emerge as the most expensive residential neighborhood in North Texas. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/04/24/new-uptown-dallas-skyscraper-is-in-the-works-on-maple-avenue/ By Steve Brown Apr 24, 2020 ...Crescent Real Estate plans to build the more th...
by tamtagon
23 Apr 2020 06:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 391
Views: 188799

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

...as the Belo Mansion exists today, retro-fitting it as a History Museum and Library seems to make more sense... presuming of course the Arts District became home of Dallas City Library collection of historical documents and things (including an original copy of the Declaration of Independence) and...
by tamtagon
22 Apr 2020 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 391
Views: 188799

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

^Belo mansion should be morphed into a museum of modern art.
by tamtagon
11 Apr 2020 14:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 361
Views: 138102

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Thanks Tucy!
by tamtagon
11 Apr 2020 12:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 54959

Re: Downtown Progress

Southwest Georgia was caught off guard, secure in mind and body that the virus would eventually but slowly make it's way to the middle of nowhere; also pretty sure that the virus at its worse was a bad flu. They didn't think it would happen there, but it did. Anyway, the impact of a virus pandemic o...
by tamtagon
08 Apr 2020 06:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 204441

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

If the uber bonus highrise gets started and then is abandoned half way up, wouldn't that put a little edge back into Deep Ellum?
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2020 21:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 740
Views: 285647

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Good time for the city to revise regulations imposed on deep ellum.
by tamtagon
22 Mar 2020 16:56
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 308
Views: 114032

Re: Trinity River Park

Maybe more of the old tollroad stalwarts will resign and we can get on with a wilderness park. Building overlooks that enhance adjacent properties is fine with me; graft will always be a problem but no matter what happens between the levees, river bottom adjacent private properties need to be develo...
by tamtagon
20 Mar 2020 05:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 386
Views: 147826

Re: DFW Economy

I work at a food bank serving 60-70 families a day. Usually, more than half of the food we give out has been donated by several local grocery stores as they rotate meat, produce, bakery product and some dry goods. This week our deliveries have been about a third of what's typical. Hopefully the pani...
by tamtagon
17 Mar 2020 16:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 386
Views: 147826

Re: DFW Economy

^interesting
by tamtagon
07 Mar 2020 08:53
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System
Replies: 5
Views: 3340

Re: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System

It's about time! Since they spend so much time in Austin, maybe state decision makers will make history with an epiphany that funds and incorporates regional mass transit in the incessant planning of highways.
by tamtagon
06 Mar 2020 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 381
Views: 145278

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I'll be surprised if ATT doesn't open theaters across the country. Having venues to showcase the subscription streaming content is excellent brand extension.

Making Discovery District a place for red carpet events is ideal.
by tamtagon
28 Feb 2020 15:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 178717

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

By the time it's open, the two population centers will have grown by a combined one million residents. by the time the train is up and running, it will be time to double the service. Is there any hope the I-35 redo through Austin will give some room for HSR?
by tamtagon
27 Feb 2020 22:39
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 3505

Re: McKinney National Airport

Meacham in fort Worth is making a run at becoming a commercial airport right now...
by tamtagon
26 Feb 2020 16:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 178717

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I voted in that unscientific poll five time, from five different computers.
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2020 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 142
Views: 50240

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Sorry to all the folks who want Lower Greenville and the rest of East Dallas to exist in a vacuum, but change is the nature of the area. Transportation corridors between the single family home neighborhoods are ideal for much higher density residential development; that's the way of the world and th...
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2020 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 745
Views: 299736

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^is there any reason hobo's identified corridor cannot become an trail extension flanked by Nature and Science?
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2020 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 745
Views: 299736

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^that lot is not big enough. The Hunts need to get with the Perots and plan for a better facility, world class. A lawn is definitely needed for running children, picnics, outdoor displays and more starchitecture. I'd like to see a giant, visually stunning, living science installation that cleans the...
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2020 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 745
Views: 299736

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Any plan that doesn't at least allow for doubling the Nature and Science Museum would be a mistake in my opinion.

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