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by tamtagon
20 Apr 2021 15:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 345
Views: 141838

Re: I-345

Requiring more affordable/subsidized housing in Collin county will aid the workers far more than retaining a highway so poor people from South Dallas can get to a job on Coco....
by tamtagon
20 Apr 2021 06:00
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 345
Views: 141838

Re: I-345

How much subsidized housing is in Plano, Frisco, Richardson?
by tamtagon
19 Apr 2021 21:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 345
Views: 141838

Re: I-345

^one possible outcome is a more sustainable employment center and higher standard of living. The real estate payout could increase downtown area population by thousands. More workers, less travel time, higher concentration of jobs and amenities.
by tamtagon
13 Apr 2021 06:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 423
Views: 199768

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

...the trains travel a little faster between stops?
by tamtagon
11 Apr 2021 21:41
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Northwest Highway
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Northwest Highway

Anything to see here?
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2021 17:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 221
Views: 115717

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

^totally. And a greater population will add to the desirability of nearby office and hotel space.
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2021 14:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 173
Views: 74742

Re: The Link at Uptown

I was underwhelmed by pictures of this one, bit it seems to be shaping up nicely.
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2021 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 561
Views: 279876

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

With locations in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, including Las Vegas, New York City, Bahrain, Chicago, Miami and Orlando, Sugar Factory is known the world over for its celebrity-endorsed Couture Pops


Orlando? Cosmopolitan?
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2021 19:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!

By Catherine Leffert – Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2021/03/26/heb-plano-frisco.html Texas supermarket giant H-E-B, which has dominated the southern half of Texas for decades, is moving into North Texas with two locations next fall. The brand is launc...
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2021 15:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: H-E-B Has Finally Arrived in DFW!!!

Southern Dallas and Tarrant counties are ripe for a full scale blanketing by HEB. Redlining and blue laws restricted growth sine the suburbs started, but one hopeful side effect is coming decades of better planned and longer lasting infrastructure improvements and dramatic population growth. Infiltr...
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2021 15:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 523
Views: 246532

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

South Dallas will turn over well before austin catches up.
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2021 06:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 150
Views: 89529

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

...a nod to the area's original essence, returning Ross Avenue to its fabric and vision,”... ??the area's original essence?? ^You know, if you're going to throw something like that out there, you ought to explain it a little. https://dallaslibrary2.org/dallashistory/streetnames.php#:~:text=The%20st...
by tamtagon
13 Mar 2021 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 250
Views: 110561

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

^Haha I know that's right.

I bought a used car there once.

Re: corporate relocation to this development... I would be surprised if a big company does not anchor a new office building. The location is excellent.
by tamtagon
12 Mar 2021 06:03
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 441
Views: 204717

Re: DART D2 Subway

When did an I-345 tunnel/trench become a viable option? This is so silly. Either eliminate I-345 or rebuild it. I absolutely prefer rebuilding I-345 with a much smaller footprint, two interfaces, one with each downtown street grid.
by tamtagon
07 Mar 2021 07:01
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 5795

Re: World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament

https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/mls/article249731928.html Dallas took another step in its bid to be a host city for the 2026 World Cup with an official second meeting on Friday with FIFA, soccer’s international governing body.... AT&T Stadium in Arlington is the focus of the Dallas bid that...
by tamtagon
05 Mar 2021 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 222
Views: 142655

Re: Museum Tower

LPG wrote:
Tucy wrote:February 2021

One sold.

113 sold in 8 years, 3 months. (1.14 per month) SOLD OUT
Rolling 12-month sales: 3 (.25 per month)


Thank you very much for your monthly updates.


Word
by tamtagon
05 Mar 2021 06:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DDI Annual Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: DDI Annual Meeting

I didn't know convention center expansion is back on the table. Developing Lot 206/Helipad with a welcoming, front door aesthetic will do wonders for the neighborhood; oriented toward the HSR Station, the butt end of the convention center becomes a major mixed use, LRT access point for the region. B...
by tamtagon
25 Feb 2021 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 322567

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: 55
Views: 20601

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: 55
Views: 20601

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: 225
Views: 90945

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: 4891

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: 4891

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: 480
Views: 248082

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: 480
Views: 248082

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: 1165
Views: 563360

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: 69181

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: 73291

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: 437
Views: 227109

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: 145
Views: 49940

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: 846
Views: 403561

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: 145
Views: 49940

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: 145
Views: 49940

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: 480
Views: 248082

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: 8854

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: 370
Views: 189591

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: 97
Views: 21157

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: 8854

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: 448
Views: 245542

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: 1363

Re: Fund the Forum

yes
by tamtagon
24 Jan 2021 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 322567

Re: Oak Lawn

Convert to hotel, would be better.
by tamtagon
24 Jan 2021 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 652
Views: 322567

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: 359
Views: 177057

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: 25
Views: 6195

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: 8238

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: 561
Views: 279876

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: 448
Views: 245542

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: 2521

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: 6143

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: 89
Views: 28097

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

I love it. So pretentious, hope it finishes up looking really pretty.

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