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by tamtagon
17 Jul 2019 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village

I know at least three family groups who've recently moved into this general Wynwood area -- all are 80s/90s East Dallas/Deep Ellum/Expo/Fair Park resident artists and/or musicians, among the first waves of folks to gentrify Bishop Arts & Oak Cliff. All three groups are now making a southern move...
by tamtagon
17 Jul 2019 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 222
Views: 68355

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

^just thinking out loud, so to speak, but I'd like it if the lower section more affordable dwelling square footage was dedicated to a new museum instead of residential. I'd love to have another variation of the Dallas Contemporary operating inside the Arts District.
by tamtagon
08 Jul 2019 16:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

they'll probably start scouting around for city dollars to get a trail extension through their properties soon(ish)
by tamtagon
08 Jul 2019 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 181
Views: 51580

Re: Museum Tower

so, it's 93% occupied?
by tamtagon
08 Jul 2019 06:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 63
Views: 11498

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Is this still a thing?
by tamtagon
05 Jul 2019 12:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

^...so, maybe the first one will be the beginning of a wave of construction doubling the Turtle Creek Boulevard residential mail boxes within a decade.

They will be too expensive for most people, and the struggle to include affordable units in each project will be significant.
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2019 21:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 182
Views: 43654

Re: AT&T Discovery District

hahaha
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2019 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 182
Views: 43654

Re: AT&T Discovery District

OMG I didn't know that. How stupid
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2019 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 115
Views: 27440

Re: Highland Park Village

...is there any chatter about these brands cycling out of HPV looking at a location near the Downtown Neimans & FortyFiveTen?
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2019 08:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 182
Views: 43654

Re: AT&T Discovery District

^hahahaha I was going to say The Sundance Square of Dallas!!! It'll be nice if "Discovery" District turns into a memorable place people seek out, like Rockefeller Center, or Sundance Square. Since ATT's Spirit of Communication is naked, does anyone think the righteous folks of Dallas will ...
by tamtagon
02 Jul 2019 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 81
Views: 24086

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

I wonder if there's a big company looking for a 500,000 sq ft block of prime office space.
by tamtagon
02 Jul 2019 06:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 182
Views: 43654

Re: AT&T Discovery District

You know... there's been so much happening in downtown I keep forgetting about this deal. ATT is spending a lot of money to build a pedestrian environment. Remarkable even if the result is average.
by tamtagon
29 Jun 2019 11:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 317
Views: 71372

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

^word

I would have to think, thought, Dallas is just about perfect for Uber to strengthen the brand, test flying taxi prototypes and marketing plans. It's really no surprise Dallas joins Los Angeles to work out the kinks in the science fiction flying car product.
by tamtagon
28 Jun 2019 12:36
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 185
Views: 34974

Re: I-345

I like having the physical separation between these neighborhoods. That separation is the cornerstone allowing the unique characteristics of Deep Ellum come into being -- since the beginning, too. Having elevated thru-traffic lanes is fine by me, so long as the two street grids are allowed to connec...
by tamtagon
28 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 317
Views: 71372

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

^With Lowe's, I'm not sure the advantages Dallas carried would have ever been enough to overcome the hometown advantage Charlotte had.

Dallas seems to be the future for Uber, though.
by tamtagon
28 Jun 2019 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 115
Views: 27440

Re: Highland Park Village

Cbdallas wrote:A boutique hotel would do wonders but the residents don't want it and will not let it happen unfortunately.


Maybe a good plan, presented in the right way, will one day resonate in the right way with residents. Elevating the stature of the shopping center could do wonders for the neighborhood.
by tamtagon
27 Jun 2019 06:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 115
Views: 27440

Re: Highland Park Village

Is there a spa at HPV?
by tamtagon
26 Jun 2019 06:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 19
Views: 2028

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

https://candysdirt.com/2019/06/25/exclusive-rastegar-and-scb-preview-fab-lower-mckinney-ave-high-rise/ By: Jon Anderson I’m guessing Rastegar and Wineberg won’t be invited to the annual developers’ Podium Parking Party and Barn Dance this year. hahaha Finally, Dallas has started scratching more tha...
by tamtagon
22 Jun 2019 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 86437

Re: Oak Lawn

what's EDM?
by tamtagon
17 Jun 2019 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 134243

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Losing a popular site is too bad, but the new 7-11 is a sure sign of a growing neighborhood, one that needs more of the mundane conveniences. Something will replace the Orange House.

This is more Expo Park than Deep Ellum, though, right?
by tamtagon
17 Jun 2019 06:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

Re: Midlothian Development

One of these days, someone's going to come along and figure out a way to store data that makes these data centers obsolete. The deal is for 100% of personal property taxes — taxes on the servers, cabling and equipment that form the heart of a data center — and 85% of improvement taxes for Google ove...
by tamtagon
17 Jun 2019 06:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 88557

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I think it's the original, from, like, before the turn of the century.
by tamtagon
16 Jun 2019 20:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

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I wouldn't mind if some of that tree covered land turns into a prairie wetland.... force fed by the relief tunnel. Biodiversity increases quality of life for people and wildlife, and in the spirit of Dallas would increase the eco-tourist economy.
by tamtagon
16 Jun 2019 14:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

Hopefully the concentration, intensity and volume of the new discharge site will be used to maintain a permanent riparian meadow -- a keystone component to a managed wilderness. In a natural state, lowland forests of the Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairie are regularly cleared by the force of a...
by tamtagon
16 Jun 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 88557

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Encouraging signs of a city fully emerging from dormancy, this infusion of corner store concepts and smaller grocers from around the country seems to be reaching the point at which time hometown innovators will perfect an array of models filling every niche channel as directed by the needs downtown'...
by tamtagon
14 Jun 2019 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 40
Views: 10433

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

I keep wondering which company will be the one to stake a claim in Victory Park with a giant office consolidation.
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2019 21:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 134533

Re: Victory Park 3.0

HRC Convention Ctr?
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2019 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 134533

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I think the one in Atlanta is busy all the time.
by tamtagon
10 Jun 2019 14:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 44633

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

^and I'm not sure if the first attempt to redevelop Valley View (Ikon) was even a deal when TxDOT was planning the LBJ redo
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2019 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 182
Views: 57030

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

^Maybe Shepard Farley commission?
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2019 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 69607

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

um.... I like it yellow!
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2019 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 95
Views: 26985

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Is this building expandable?
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2019 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 35872

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

Here's hoping the aesthetic disappointment from some of the early Harwood Int'l buildings will become the neutral canvas effect for subsequent projects' pieces of flair. Thanks for the pics Mac-he
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2019 12:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 243
Views: 56651

Re: Silver Line

^hahahaha
by tamtagon
06 Jun 2019 05:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 328
Views: 82904

Re: Legacy West

JPMorgan Chase will bring 4,000 more workers to Plano with new tower project https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/06/05/jpmorgan-chase-bring-4000-workers-plano-new-tower-project The ... project will allow Chase to grow its workforce in Plano ... to almost 11,000 workers. That's rema...
by tamtagon
05 Jun 2019 12:47
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 5122

Re: American Airlines

I have very high hopes that Southwest will turn their side of Love Field into a fantastic corporate-everything center and leading edged of aerotropolis development in this country. Hopefully the region's transit agencies will be able to function as a single entity sooner rather than later, we need t...
by tamtagon
04 Jun 2019 12:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 76
Views: 19460

Re: Fair Park

If it stays at Fair Park, I imagine The Cotton Bowl, The Band Shell and the Music Hall would be packed full for the performers eager to play to the LGBT crowd. It's so silly that many of the institutions and/or organizations in Dallas sell themselves short as far as playing on a domestic stage rathe...
by tamtagon
03 Jun 2019 13:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 76
Views: 19460

Re: Fair Park

Maybe start with Cinco de Mayo and finish with Pride Weekend?

Fair Park needs to have some parkland, for sure, but first and foremost the facilities are for exhibition and should be put to that use as much a possible.
by tamtagon
03 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 396
Views: 108703

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I not so sure the old ways of monitoring a cycle apply with enough accuracy anymore, especially in Dallas. There will be ups and down, of course, but Dallas is in a two or three generation 'master cycle' of increasing density. What could be identified as a beginning and end (...or near beginning and...
by tamtagon
02 Jun 2019 11:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 41
Views: 10168

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

I think trains going to DFW move slow through parts of Irving to keep the schedule as it would have been if all the stations were built. The three deferred stations are Loop 12, South Las Colinas and Carpenter Ranch. I still think Southwest should pay for a people mover from their DART station to Lo...
by tamtagon
31 May 2019 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 396
Views: 108703

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What should really be surprising is that expensive apartments and condos had been scarce around in the greater downtown area. The fast pace of building expensive, concentrated dwellings in 'the city' is doing double duty, making up for a lost generation and building to address the increase in folks ...
by tamtagon
28 May 2019 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 396
Views: 108703

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

There 80s crash had a pretty healthy dose of residential, too. Crime was a root cause of the crash back then, and that's probably not a factor this time around. The region never stopped growing, that's when Plano started taking everything fleeing the Dallas CBD. Considering the pace and aggressive n...
by tamtagon
28 May 2019 12:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 232
Views: 60328

Re: DFW Economy

There's so much room and opportunity for Middle Income dwelling development south of the Trinity River it's almost shocking. Just like neglect and irresponsible policies created the Trinity River Forest, neglect and irresponsible policies have created South of the river potential for an economic cor...
by tamtagon
22 May 2019 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 11963

Re: The Link at Uptown

re:the cycle... I will be more surprised if new development in the greater downtown area is consistent to the previous 3-5 years instead of increasing 15-25%. Unless an overall domestic slow down / recession creeps upon us, we should all expect more than what we've had. The cycle Dallas is riding ri...
by tamtagon
21 May 2019 20:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 72
Views: 14899

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

I thought ATT was using some clout to get that tournament and course back into the top tier of PGA events...?
by tamtagon
20 May 2019 06:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 115
Views: 27440

Re: Highland Park Village

HPV needs a hotel.
by tamtagon
19 May 2019 22:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 115
Views: 27440

Re: Highland Park Village

Is South Coast Plaza really that big a deal?
by tamtagon
19 May 2019 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 6187

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

Who owns the old Reunion Arena parcels again? One of the Hunt Family companies owns all or most of the land between their hotel and observation tower and Jefferson Blvd Viaduct -- I'm not sure if Hunt owns that parking garage or not. Hunt used to own the convention center parking lot E, but traded ...
by tamtagon
19 May 2019 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 115
Views: 27440

Re: Highland Park Village

I'm trying to understand the playing field here, for Highland Park Village. Clearly in the South Central US, only Houston has a similar shopping center concentration of luxury brands, but how does HPV stack up against concentrated luxury brand in other metros? Since the great recession, HPV has unde...
by tamtagon
18 May 2019 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 69607

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Was Uber the ride share software company recently going public? and the IPO was distressed by deep intentions to buy privatize public transportation systems? I don't know the bend of this source, but apparently Uber is the ride sharer stating goals for bus and train riders: https://48hills.org/2019/...

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