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by tamtagon
25 Aug 2019 21:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 879
Views: 233503

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It's like Las colinas needs a new marketing plan or something
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2019 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Deep Ellum also never got any attention from City Hall on new transportation initiatives like the modern streetcar. This could cause them to rethink that as well. A line that goes East to West isn't a bad idea. If you plan a new line you could connect where MATA ends downtown head East and loop up ...
by tamtagon
22 Aug 2019 13:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 196
Views: 42011

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

If SoGood takes off and adds some highrises, the Farmers Market lowrise dwellers could get lucky and see that nook of downtown stay shorter.
by tamtagon
20 Aug 2019 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

...how much of that is parking, for the ride share software company?
by tamtagon
20 Aug 2019 13:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 347
Views: 81270

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

This may very well be the first of several similar big moves into the downtown area. Suburbs are popular, uber-popular in North Texas, but the downtown vibe is too, and in North Texas Dallas has finally reached the point of desirability. Arts Scene is established, healthy and expanding; livable envi...
by tamtagon
19 Aug 2019 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 530
Views: 145270

Re: Northpark Center

mdg109 wrote:Miller's Outpost.


Hahaha
by tamtagon
16 Aug 2019 19:35
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 206
Views: 57588

Re: DFW Airport

Finding a way to increase competition at DFW International Airport is critical to the region's economy, but instead of suggesting 'we' refuse to fund Terminal F construction, how about funding Terminal F and G to make room for another carrier. DFW could and should actively pursue the reestablishment...
by tamtagon
16 Aug 2019 12:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 237
Views: 67239

Re: DFW Economy

Also I'm sorry for the capital financiers of these places if we are overbuilding, but it's good for everyone else, including affordability metrics, so right on. It's possible some other markets are currently being overbuilt; domestic growth is being affected by politics more than usual, so I would ...
by tamtagon
12 Aug 2019 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 451
Views: 135840

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Just a little anecdote, but the cool folks I've known over the years who've bounced between Austin and Dallas enough to know both places well have collectively and consistently given the nod to Oak Cliff as the most comfortable, pleasant place to live. It's probably not too soon to start saying 'Don...
by tamtagon
12 Aug 2019 05:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 34
Views: 8374

Re: Dallas Convention Center

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-fuel/dallas-fuel/2019/08/05/tale-three-teams-north-texas-became-hottest-spot-esports-outside-la?f=r#/questions&_ga=2.66731694.1071219093.1565528938-2110933556.1535544804 ...Mark Cuban, who also owns an NBA 2k esports team called Mavs Gaming, has called Nor...
by tamtagon
11 Aug 2019 10:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 100
Views: 15338

Re: The Link at Uptown

I honestly can't stand how every building in this area is the exact same height. It's because of FAA height restrictions from Love Field right? I wish this area broke up their lots and had some height variety. Every building in this area is a full block and the exact same height. There is minimal r...
by tamtagon
10 Aug 2019 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 27
Views: 6011

Re: Preston Center

If the park was intended to be nestled within the fine homes of the residential neighborhood, I would agree unequivocally, but this is a commercial center, that could become one of the most exclusive in the South Central US, so it needs the amenities that have a similar level of appeal. The NIMBY sp...
by tamtagon
06 Aug 2019 12:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 347
Views: 81270

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Honda to SoGood & Dallas Smart District, Uber to Deep Ellum... what's wrong with that?
by tamtagon
03 Aug 2019 09:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 588
Views: 151306

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

On the bright side, I've saved thousands of dollars in property taxes over the past 15 years. When I protested my valuation back in the early 2000's when this stuff was happening the DCAD appraiser told me about how the Dallas police had harassed her family and arrested her teenage brother leaving ...
by tamtagon
28 Jul 2019 16:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 55
Views: 23850

Re: What is a suburb today?

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Shh, they think Toyota will save them there...like when GM bought all the streetcar companies and turned them into GM Buses and then eliminated those as well.


Uber is poised to start a whole 'nutha version of this in Dallas...
by tamtagon
25 Jul 2019 06:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 26978

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

I'd like to see Munger Avenue opened back up through this. The highway off-ramp ruins this property for what could be a fantastic pedestrian-heavy corridor between West End and the Museum. It's so popular right now, the massive parking podium garages sprouting multiple highrises, and that'll be grea...
by tamtagon
20 Jul 2019 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 1630

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

Remember on the old forum, we had a thread titled "Uptown is over". Uptown is clearly still on fire. This is across the street from the proposed 30 story tower.....right? Ya, and along those lines, we have reporting that always seems to mention "one of the last developable tracts of ...
by tamtagon
19 Jul 2019 07:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 52
Views: 6029

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

In the discussion about neighborhood scale and parking and historic preservation, the views of downtown from any potential 5th floor roof top amenities deck needs consideration. And it's not just downtown views improving the sellability of Old East Dallas mid & highrises, Uptown has grown into a...
by tamtagon
19 Jul 2019 06:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 201
Views: 53743

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I don't know about residential conversion, but the Dallas Public Library should be a pet project of ATT - upgraded and expanded into the public institution setting the standard for excellence. Discovery District's One hundred million+ dollar budget is a worthwhile investment for ATT benefiting the s...
by tamtagon
17 Jul 2019 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

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: 235
Views: 80129

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: 17
Views: 2667

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: 183
Views: 59215

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: 12331

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: 10
Views: 2316

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: 201
Views: 53743

Re: AT&T Discovery District

hahaha
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2019 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 201
Views: 53743

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: 121
Views: 34312

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: 201
Views: 53743

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: 27911

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: 201
Views: 53743

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: 347
Views: 81270

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: 39970

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: 347
Views: 81270

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: 121
Views: 34312

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: 121
Views: 34312

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: 3311

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: 408
Views: 106803

Re: Oak Lawn

what's EDM?
by tamtagon
17 Jun 2019 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 588
Views: 151306

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: 2378

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: 373
Views: 104605

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: 1136

Re: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

mill creek.jpg
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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: 1136

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: 373
Views: 104605

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: 41
Views: 12773

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: 628
Views: 156181

Re: Victory Park 3.0

HRC Convention Ctr?
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2019 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 628
Views: 156181

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: 51236

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: 192
Views: 66967

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: 419
Views: 87003

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

um.... I like it yellow!

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