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by Tucy
13 Feb 2020 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 532
Views: 174792

Re: Oak Lawn

R1070 wrote:It’s a different process than just painting the roadway. It’s a long term option and a much better investment.


Interesting. Can you tell us more? What is the process?
by Tucy
13 Feb 2020 10:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 206
Views: 91181

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

That, and interest in the apartment tower would probably come from an entirely different group of investors.

When would you expect the apartment tower would get to 93% occupancy? Another 5 months or so?
by Tucy
12 Feb 2020 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 453
Views: 174644

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

One of Dallas’ ‘most exciting restaurants,’ Mendocino Farms, sets March opening date It’ll be on Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas. https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2020/02/11/one-of-dallas-most-exciting-restaurants-mendocino-farms-sets-march-opening-date/ One of Dallas' most exciting r...
by Tucy
05 Feb 2020 17:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 302194

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Reporting suggests what as otherwise? That the Galleria office is exclusively *not* AWS? The Galleria office is at least partially AWS Professional Services, as my brother in law and a friend both work in AWS ProServ at the Galleria office. Reporting suggests that the Galleria offices are not exclu...
by Tucy
05 Feb 2020 16:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 302194

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The Galleria office is exclusively AWS, right? Would this new office be AWS or Amazon retail? All reporting seems to suggest otherwise. Perhaps, it is AWS that is allegedly shopping for this new space. Reporting suggests what as otherwise? That the Galleria office is exclusively *not* AWS? The Gall...
by Tucy
05 Feb 2020 16:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 4830

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

ContriveDallasite wrote:They all sound the same at this point...


Yes, except that the Tempo hotel flag actually exists whereas the Spark flag does not. ;-)
by Tucy
05 Feb 2020 12:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 4830

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

Mystery (probably) resolved: According to Candy's Dirt, the two brands are to be Motto and Tempo, not Motto and Spark, as had been reported earlier.

https://candysdirt.com/2020/02/05/oak-l ... ects-seen/
by Tucy
05 Feb 2020 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 302194

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

homeworld1031tx wrote:The Galleria office is exclusively AWS, right? Would this new office be AWS or Amazon retail?


All reporting seems to suggest otherwise. Perhaps, it is AWS that is allegedly shopping for this new space.
by Tucy
03 Feb 2020 15:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 90
Views: 13415

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

It looks like they don't expect the Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy to be staying around. It is still labeled 'Banana Republic', it does look like they are going to open the dead space in the corner where the escalators and elevators are by Banana Republic to build a better looking entrance, delete th...
by Tucy
02 Feb 2020 22:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 90
Views: 13415

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

It looks like they don't expect the Banana Republic/Gap/Old Navy to be staying around.
by Tucy
29 Jan 2020 17:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 90
Views: 25232

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Sburres wrote:https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-imploding-golf-course-only-the-latest-fiasco-11846753


Great article, except he was too kind (and his list of “Trail off Tears” projects was pretty abbreviated.
by Tucy
23 Jan 2020 15:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 90
Views: 13415

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Belk is closing their Galleria store, leaving the mall with only 2 anchors (Nordstrom and Macy's). https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... re-anchor/
by Tucy
14 Jan 2020 17:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 123
Views: 36520

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Assuming this pace of population increase continues, it will be interesting to see how the people and developments are allocated to urban areas, Dallas proper, and suburbs. Even if the increase continues as it has - most going to suburbs - it should still instigate a ton of new urban development. I...
by Tucy
14 Jan 2020 10:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 90
Views: 25232

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

texasstar wrote:
Tucy wrote: Whoever is in charge, most of the really bad decisions seem to be in Dallas, not Frisco, not Plano, not McKinney.


Perhaps because Dallas is MUCH bigger than any of those places.


About 18% of the area's population and easily 90% of the major boneheaded decisions and projects.
by Tucy
13 Jan 2020 10:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 90
Views: 25232

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

You mean the terrible decisions made by the Dallas Citizens Council which is made up of Plano, Frisco, Mckinney residents. Saying this is the city of Dallas blunder is like saying its South Dallas fault that it's been in such bad shape for decades. I would love to put the blame on city hall but cit...
by Tucy
12 Jan 2020 20:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 90
Views: 25232

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Holy cow! If anyone ever wonders why the bulk of relocated jobs are going to Plano, Frisco, and everywhere in the Metroplex besides Dallas, they should probably start with the seemingly unending series of brain-dead decisions made by Dallas city leaders.
by Tucy
12 Jan 2020 19:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 123
Views: 36520

Re: New Census Population Estimates

http://res.cloudinary.com/culturemap-com/image/upload/ar_4:3,c_fill,g_faces:center,w_1200/v1518638437/photos/269518_original.jpg Dallas-Fort Worth could see biggest population surge in U.S. through 2029, study says By John Egan, CultureMap Dallas, Jan 9, 2020, 3:32 pm [ b] For the second decade in ...
by Tucy
10 Jan 2020 21:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 135
Views: 39607

Re: TexRail

98,582 in January 2019, which was not even a full month of operations. I don't think that number tells us much, other than that it was (a) free and (b) new. Interesting question about the effect on TRE traffic. In January 2019, TRE total ridership dropped 7.69% from the previous year. Thanks for th...
by Tucy
10 Jan 2020 17:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 135
Views: 39607

Re: TexRail

February 2019 ridership: 32,998 March 2019: 39,093 April 2019: 33,589 May 2019: 35,878 June 2019: 39,154 July 2019: 41,818 August 2019: 42,637 September 2019: 43,757 October 2019: 41,943 November 2019: 44,741 (1,491 per day; about 21 people per train) December 2019: 51,217 (per the FTW Star Telegra...
by Tucy
10 Jan 2020 13:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 135
Views: 39607

Re: TexRail

February 2019 ridership: 32,998 March 2019: 39,093 April 2019: 33,589 May 2019: 35,878 June 2019: 39,154 July 2019: 41,818 August 2019: 42,637 September 2019: 43,757 October 2019: 41,943 November 2019: 44,741 (1,491 per day; about 21 people per train) December 2019: 51,217 (per the FTW Star Telegram...
by Tucy
08 Jan 2020 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 28
Views: 5661

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

Here's more about Hyatt's Thompson Hotels and their 216-room (ours 230) project underway in Denver: https://www.hotel-online.com/press_releases/release/hyatt-and-t2-hospitality-developing-thompson-denver-marking-brand-debut-in-colorado/ Did I miss something? Is there some indication that this is go...
by Tucy
06 Jan 2020 19:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)
Replies: 43
Views: 18806

Re: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)

Any news on a replacement for Circo?
by Tucy
06 Jan 2020 12:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 82765

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

December 2019

1 unit sold. 66 sold in 25 months (2.64 per month) 92 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 5 years.
by Tucy
06 Jan 2020 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 189
Views: 85626

Re: Museum Tower

December 2019

Zero sold.

108 sold in 85 months. (1.27 per month) 6 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 6 (.5 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 7 years, 6 months.
Sellout projection, based on the 12-month pace of sales: 8 years, 1 month.

They sold 6 in CY 2019.
by Tucy
31 Dec 2019 13:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 123
Views: 36520

Re: New Census Population Estimates

It will be a few months before annual metro population estimates for 7/1/2019 come out, but the state and national ones were released today. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2019/popest-nation.html Texas gained an estimated 367,000 in the twelve month period, for a total of 3,850,000 ...
by Tucy
31 Dec 2019 10:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 62377

Re: I-345

Of the freeways circling downtown, it seems like the strongest candidate for removal would have been the WR.
by Tucy
28 Dec 2019 11:34
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 135
Views: 39607

Re: TexRail

February 2019 ridership: 32,998
March 2019: 39,093
April 2019: 33,589
May 2019: 35,878
June 2019: 39,154
July 2019: 41,818
August 2019: 42,637
September 2019: 43,757
October 2019: 41,943
November 2019: 44,741 (1,491 per day; about 21 people per train)
by Tucy
28 Dec 2019 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 170
Views: 52968

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Curious how two reporters look at the same filings and one sees a 40-story building and the other sees a 42-story building (consisting of 15 floors of parking, 20 floors of office and a ground floor, which seems to only add up to 36). Has anyone found an FAA filing for Harwood XII? That is straight...
by Tucy
27 Dec 2019 13:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 170
Views: 52968

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Bisnow has a better article as usual...https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/office/here-comes-harwood-no-12-the-tallest-office-tower-in-big-ds-harwood-district-99499 Development plans filed with the city show Harwood No. 12 includes a build-to-suit 40-story office tower on a 1.27-acre site o...
by Tucy
27 Dec 2019 00:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 170
Views: 52968

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

A Dallas S&L-era businessman used to (during the 1980s) own the two 19-story valet-only decks at Marina City in Chicago. Cylindrical. Harwood's super likely to use blue glass to wrap the new one. Are these North Texas' tallest decks? (15) https://www.emporis.com/buildings/170700/carter-burgess-...
by Tucy
17 Dec 2019 17:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 319
Views: 101064

Re: DFW Economy

Is it possible the number is amount of house sales that closed across the area? Still seems like a super exaggerated number, but it's probably higher than whatever the number of people who relocated here is. No. There is no chance whatsoever that 1 million houses were sold in DFW in one year. The n...
by Tucy
17 Dec 2019 12:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 319
Views: 101064

Re: DFW Economy

They said more than a million 'moved' to Dallas last year... I don't think they are talking net gains... So, 850,000 moved out, I suppose... LOL Nice try. It would actually be 900,000 or so moving out. Around 40% of our growth has been natural increase. So the net in-migration would be about 80,000...
by Tucy
17 Dec 2019 11:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 319
Views: 101064

Re: DFW Economy

They said more than a million 'moved' to Dallas last year... I don't think they are talking net gains... So, 850,000 moved out, I suppose... LOL Nice try. It would actually be 900,000 or so moving out. Around 40% of our growth has been natural increase. So the net in-migration would be about 80,000...
by Tucy
16 Dec 2019 23:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 319
Views: 101064

Re: DFW Economy

OMG. Was that written by the people who did the ridership projections for Fort Worth's TexRail? It's about that much off. FWIW, from 2016 to 2017, DFW grew by about 146,000. From 2017 to 2018, we grew by about 132,000. And those are total growth, a big chunk of which is natural increase (births over...
by Tucy
13 Dec 2019 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 36872

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

So... maybe I missed it... Is the South Asian Museum officially dead?
by Tucy
12 Dec 2019 16:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 319
Views: 101064

Re: DFW Economy

BTW, DFW, Houston and Austin all saw solid increases. Austin: $146,784,519, up 7.5% DFW: $512,509,778 up 6.3% Houston: $478,778,576 up 7% Where are you getting the historical data? Using the one posted by Dpatel for 2018, I see $512, $478, and $146 for DFW, Houston, Austin MSA. The wikipedia chart ...
by Tucy
12 Dec 2019 13:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 319
Views: 101064

Re: DFW Economy

Part of what throws readers is that the list of Combined Statistical Areas is not simply the most general national ranking of metro economies, because MSAs like Tampa and Austin are large enough to rank but don't form part of any CSA. Yeah, I don't really see the utility of a table showing only CSA...
by Tucy
12 Dec 2019 11:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 62377

Re: I-345

You haven't seen safe major blvds of the world then cause it is very possible in the world of street design to create safe streets that cater to both safe pedestrians and cars of sizable nature with serious amounts of traffic. It doesn't mean the roads has to be as wide as a freeway either but the ...
by Tucy
12 Dec 2019 10:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 319
Views: 101064

Re: DFW Economy

2017 GDP https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...n_areas_by_GDP 2018 GDP http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-vs-city/3110148-12-12-19-2018-gdp-metro-3.html BIG EDIT: There is some playing with the numbers - there are some CSAs rather than just all MSAs (which is how SF passed DFW, by combining SF &a...
by Tucy
12 Dec 2019 10:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 319
Views: 101064

Re: DFW Economy

The_Overdog wrote:DFW got rocked by DC and SF, falling from #4 to #6. All those above us featured nice gains, DFW a small decline. Houston and Austin also suffered GDP declines in Texas.


Link? The numbers I'm finding show decent (and similar) growth for DFW and Houston.
by Tucy
10 Dec 2019 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 453
Views: 174644

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Is there any word of when construction of the hotel is supposed to start?
by Tucy
09 Dec 2019 15:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1016
Views: 306834

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I sent my findings to the DBJ and they actually did an article on it :) https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/11/27/verizon-varidesk-varispace.html My assumption would also be that if Verizon is developing a Phase 2 project at Hidden Ridge, that the 450K sf office portion would most likely b...
by Tucy
09 Dec 2019 14:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1016
Views: 306834

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I sent my findings to the DBJ and they actually did an article on it :) https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/11/27/verizon-varidesk-varispace.html My assumption would also be that if Verizon is developing a Phase 2 project at Hidden Ridge, that the 450K sf office portion would most likely b...
by Tucy
09 Dec 2019 09:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 319
Views: 101064

Re: DFW Economy

Would love the group's thoughts here. Dallas actually listed as one of the major cities that has seen a net loss of high-tech jobs (along with DC, LA, Chicago). https://www.wsj.com/articles/five-cities-account-for-vast-majority-of-growth-in-tech-jobs-study-finds-11575867660?mod=hp_lista_pos1 Intere...
by Tucy
09 Dec 2019 09:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 135
Views: 39607

Re: TexRail

A 33% growth in ridership in less than eight months of service! With no context, that sounds like great news, but I don't know what the projections were. The not-very-ambitious projection was 9,000 daily by the end of year one - at least 4-5 times the number they appear likely to achieve. October n...
by Tucy
08 Dec 2019 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 313
Views: 134990

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

For the 500,000 resident population, I'm thinking inside Loop 12, broadly. Any idea of what the current population of that area might be? I would hope it would already be close to or above 500,000. EDIT: I just looked up the numbers. As of the 2010 census, the population inside Loop 12 was already ...
by Tucy
08 Dec 2019 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 313
Views: 134990

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

^Totally agree with that, but residential units in the greater downtown area - CBD, East Dallas, Oak Lawn/Uptown, West Dallas, Oak Cliff, South Dallas/Cedars - has increased steadily for years now and shows no sign whatsoever of coming to the end of "a cycle." These taller residential bui...
by Tucy
05 Dec 2019 19:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 102
Views: 31360

Re: Fair Park

I apparently missed the news that the First Responder Bowl moved out of the Cotton Bowl Stadium, after the City just last year agreed to large subsidies to keep the game at the Cotton Bowl. (It's being played at the Geral J Ford Stadium on SMU's campus this year. At least the 9 or 10,000 people won'...
by Tucy
05 Dec 2019 12:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 67
Views: 31764

Re: What is a suburb today?

That is a leap not warranted by the data. But, assuming you are correct, the number desiring to live in the "urban core" would be 600,000 (12% of the Dallas/Plano/Irving metropolitan division population of 5 Million), not just 156,000. (But to be clear, the survey does NOT suggest that to...

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