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by tamtagon
25 Feb 2021 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 639
Views: 307527

Re: Oak Lawn

One of the reasons the 1920s we're called The Roaring 20s is because the world was recovering from a global flu pandemic.... It's about to happen again.

Now is the time for the Dallas gayborhood to solidify and expand.
by tamtagon
20 Feb 2021 17:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 49
Views: 18315

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

^largest will be CA, San Diego- Los Angeles - San Francisco....

The station pretty much ensures this side of town will be in development mode for decades.
by tamtagon
20 Feb 2021 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 49
Views: 18315

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

https://www.us.jll.com/en/investorcenter/land-development-site/tbp-ymca-dallas-dallas-tx-unitedstates In addition to the light rail and streetcar system, the site is just a few minute walk from the future Texas Central High Speed Rail station that will connect Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston, and Aust...
by tamtagon
20 Feb 2021 10:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 216
Views: 84941

Re: Downtown Progress

Considering the difficulty DART has planning downtown rail, I think it's time to start working out the details of upgrading the maintenance line across South Dallas to passenger. The entire swath of Dallas between the CBD and the forest will develop, rolling in waves of New Urbanist design improveme...
by tamtagon
17 Feb 2021 18:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Cheapest source of power for each county in USA
Replies: 9
Views: 4450

Re: Cheapest source of power for each county in USA

The next step for ERCOT is a big one, that's finding a way to become an exporter to all neighboring power grids. Federal and International regulation will be a bigger challenge than building natural gas plants with next to zero emissions. Sell electricity, not gasoline.

Winterizing is the easy part.
by tamtagon
16 Feb 2021 06:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Cheapest source of power for each county in USA
Replies: 9
Views: 4450

Re: Cheapest source of power for each county in USA

Maybe the fancy new batteries they're coming up with will give ERCOT enough of a buffer to ride out the next deep freeze.... I don't think, though, that those batteries are being made to get the grid through a three day defrost, just a 12 hour swing. The rolling brown outs clearly show the weakness,...
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2021 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 466
Views: 235520

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Doh! Forgot about trader joe...
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2021 06:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 466
Views: 235520

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

When I lived on McKinney, I used to walk to Knox to buy groceries. It would be nice if that could happen again.
by tamtagon
11 Feb 2021 12:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1136
Views: 536214

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

One of these days, the urban centre will turn out to be a really great place to be.
by tamtagon
11 Feb 2021 12:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 133
Views: 66036

Re: Fair Park

Has a decision been made what to do with the other buildings on the esplanade?
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2021 05:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 156
Views: 69606

Re: New Census Population Estimates

I have never thought about the affect of retirement population in such a way before....
by tamtagon
08 Feb 2021 15:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 436
Views: 212680

Re: DFW Economy

There will probably be more people move to North Texas this year than last, so don't expect apartment construction to slow. This will likely continue for decades.
by tamtagon
06 Feb 2021 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 143
Views: 46595

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

It does seem apparent enclosed shopping mall atrophy of legacy department stores will be allowed to to follow natural evolution. Maybe these large department stores should be seen as an anomaly at an enclosed mall; "in nature" each department inside a Dillards, Belk, Marshall Fields, Joske...
by tamtagon
06 Feb 2021 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 823
Views: 383270

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I'm okay with both. The only thing about the gas station I don't like is the continued dependence on fossil fuel for personal vehicles. We should have had cars that plug-in at home by now.... (Continued Texas economic prosperity cannot be allowed to crash through the ignorant and stubborn politico-p...
by tamtagon
04 Feb 2021 22:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 143
Views: 46595

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Haha. True. When our family would drive into Amarillo, we all tried to be the first to see the bank, 374 feet tall, you could see it from 20 miles away!
by tamtagon
04 Feb 2021 19:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 143
Views: 46595

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I know people in the Panhandle who talk about shopping trips to Dallas, Galleria is always mentioned. North Texas population is closing in on 8 million, but the trading area includes another 3+million... That probably helps The Galleria.
by tamtagon
04 Feb 2021 05:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 466
Views: 235520

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

That station should be built at the same time as D2, but whatever... I'll be happy with MATA extension to Knox, delighted with MATA extension to SMU and Mockingbird Station.
by tamtagon
30 Jan 2021 17:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA
Replies: 25
Views: 8085

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

For a couple years, back before the turn of the century, the Fairmont hotel bar was one of my gang's favorite meeting/starting point before a night out on the town. It got too popular after everybody else found out where we were getting started, so we moved the party. I'm just glad Bar of Soap seeme...
by tamtagon
30 Jan 2021 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 361
Views: 181743

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

That's fantastic! The bones of every downtown is the variety of experiences and opportunities.

Dallas is really opening up if a vegan restaurant opens there.
by tamtagon
30 Jan 2021 09:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 83
Views: 18494

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Seems like these ailing big enclosed malls would be a great springboard for a hotel resort activity destination like Gaylord or Great Wolf.
by tamtagon
30 Jan 2021 09:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA
Replies: 25
Views: 8085

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Nice history!
by tamtagon
29 Jan 2021 06:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 446
Views: 234642

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/be785d40/files/uploaded/DFW%20to%20Meridian%20Passenger%20Rail%20Study.pdf I like this one... Even though this for long train rides, at least the downtown to eastern exurbs has been studied. There have been a handful of initiatives to get DART trains into Kaufman ...
by tamtagon
26 Jan 2021 16:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fund the Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Fund the Forum

yes
by tamtagon
24 Jan 2021 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 639
Views: 307527

Re: Oak Lawn

Convert to hotel, would be better.
by tamtagon
24 Jan 2021 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 639
Views: 307527

Re: Oak Lawn

... well, you used to be a coffee shop guy
by tamtagon
20 Jan 2021 06:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 167053

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Would also be nice to have a compact residential couple of blocks unencumbered by nonresidential entities so neighbors can get to recognize each other. With so much adjacent activity within walking distance, the quite zone is a benefit.
by tamtagon
16 Jan 2021 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 4877

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

^I forgot about the OP.2 But with the former Mobil Oil HQ building intended to be a cornerstone of a biotech "hub" intended to grow dramatically, perhaps the huge vacant hospital will join the repurposing. It's embarrassing that in the vast North Texas economic center, $489.4 million per y...
by tamtagon
10 Jan 2021 07:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 58
Views: 6851

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

I would love if part of this land is donated for Perot Museum expansion... having the park oriented to the museum may be the best that can realistically hoped for.
by tamtagon
09 Jan 2021 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 553
Views: 267067

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

...you gotta have gas stations
by tamtagon
07 Jan 2021 19:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 446
Views: 234642

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

^they should, and continue TRE to Fair Park, Mesquite, Forney and Terrell.
by tamtagon
05 Jan 2021 05:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Infrastructure
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: Bike Infrastructure

^it really is happening, Sterling!
by tamtagon
01 Jan 2021 10:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Kaufman County: misc. developments
Replies: 9
Views: 5720

Re: Kaufman County: misc. developments

North Texas, meaning the counties included in the MSA and adjacent counties, simply must come up with urban growth boundaries.
by tamtagon
26 Dec 2020 18:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 87
Views: 25917

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

I love it. So pretentious, hope it finishes up looking really pretty.
by tamtagon
24 Dec 2020 07:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nordstrom's New Concept: A Store That Doesn't Stock Clothes
Replies: 4
Views: 5910

Re: Nordstrom's New Concept: A Store That Doesn't Stock Clothes

thread bumped by a spambot hahahaha

So the Nordstrom concept is a day spa with personal shoppers" did it ever work?
by tamtagon
23 Dec 2020 18:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 216
Views: 84941

Re: Downtown Progress

great date comparison! Thanks Tucy

why is less space being occupied? some of the CBD is conversion to residential, but how much?
by tamtagon
22 Dec 2020 17:57
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 322
Views: 133791

Re: I-345

I still don't mind the physical separation that comes with an overpass.
by tamtagon
19 Dec 2020 17:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 83
Views: 18494

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Would be a good department store to have downtown/uptown.
by tamtagon
18 Dec 2020 06:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 72
Views: 34212

Re: Homelessness

I've become acquainted with many homeless and near homeless people, and quite a few would need help getting on the right bus to go a couple miles and help getting on back.... most really have no need to travel more than a mile from their bedding. I've learned there's little need for public transport...
by tamtagon
17 Dec 2020 20:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Novel Turtle Creek
Replies: 34
Views: 9309

Re: Novel Turtle Creek

One bonus for city living, these beauties with nice views are making the view from other buildings better.

It'll be cool when we can see taller buildings in Harwood and victory, framing and balancing the view from the north.
by tamtagon
17 Dec 2020 05:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 3001 Maple
Replies: 11
Views: 2130

Re: Uptown Dallas: 3001 Maple

Just when it seems like the Downtown area might have a pause, it doesn't.
by tamtagon
12 Dec 2020 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 237
Views: 103746

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

It might be painful to some car drivers for a couple years, but here's my favorite: converting part of the roadway to dedicated public transportation (light rail, BRT, streetcar whatever) coupled with complete streets pedestrian environment make over from the Addison Silver Line station along Inwood...
by tamtagon
12 Dec 2020 07:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 237
Views: 103746

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

It'll be interesting to learn over time what unknown flaws in design come out of such huge, complicated suburban redevelopment plans like this and the Collin Creek Mall redo. Using a park as the glue of cohesiveness to the variety of mixed and single use construction of residential, retail, commerci...
by tamtagon
08 Dec 2020 17:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 341
Views: 167053

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I'm trying to find a picture of that building before the original façade was scrapped off and replaced with glass...
by tamtagon
05 Dec 2020 07:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 631
Views: 327941

Re: Northpark Center

It really seems the top end retail presence in North Texas is poised to bump up the hierarchy of shopping destinations. There's a growing cluster of expensive shops congealing in Plano, Dell properties on Knox appear to have a new future in mind, all this churn between HPV and NorthPark, 45Ten didn'...
by tamtagon
02 Dec 2020 06:19
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 16
Views: 8830

Re: Houston Development News

I was really hoping HPEnterprise would relocate to Dallas, bringing the remnants of EDS back to the Blackland Prairie. Good for Houston.... I mean good for Spring?!?!?!
by tamtagon
02 Dec 2020 06:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 630
Views: 323555

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

Looks like downtown is going to become a scene.
by tamtagon
01 Dec 2020 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 237
Views: 103746

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Amazon keeps adding to the workforce they have at the Galleria, too. Maybe that'll be the one that helps Midtown gain some traction.
by tamtagon
27 Nov 2020 22:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162669

Re: Trinity River Park

^because the flashflood water has no way to get downstream, it backs up. Duh
by tamtagon
27 Nov 2020 11:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 162669

Re: Trinity River Park

We could certainly have a world class series of elevated lush smorgasbord parks throughout the flood channel if an underground flash flood drainage and cistern-catacomb system is installed. Build a tunnel similar to the $200 million Mill Creek project to allow the rapid movement of overfill beyond t...
by tamtagon
27 Nov 2020 11:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 516
Views: 260795

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

Is LaReunion still taking a couple of the loft apartments for Artists in Residence?


http://lareuniontx.org/about/

LRTX is currently working with Green Arc to provide residences for working artists through the Flora Lofts project in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.

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