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by Tucy
24 Jun 2019 12:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 241
Views: 52572

Re: Silver Line

https://www.dart.org/news/news.asp?ID=1405 "At DFW Airport, the project will connect to the TEXRail Regional Rail Line to Fort Worth and provide access to the DFW Airport Skylink. The Silver Line will interface with three DART light rail lines: The Red/Orange Lines in Richardson/Plano, the Gre...
by Tucy
19 Jun 2019 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 24054

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

clcrash19 wrote:Its better than nothing, some of the buildings aren't poorly designed.


Now, that's some high praise. ;-) Maybe Harwood should quote this in their marketing material.
by Tucy
17 Jun 2019 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 353
Views: 80591

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

tamtagon wrote:I think it's the original, from, like, before the turn of the century.


Uptown was the first Gingerman in DFW, but it's not the original.
by Tucy
13 Jun 2019 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 591
Views: 123221

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Cbdallas wrote:Outside of Vegas is there even a brand for Hard Rock anymore???


They have about 185 Hard Rock Cafes and almost 50 hotels all over the world and they are rapidly expanding the hotel brand. So, apparently, yes.
by Tucy
10 Jun 2019 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 48530

Re: Museum Tower

ContriveDallasite wrote:Any infos regarding price reductions on units facing the new tower construction side?


Good question. Unfortunately, I have no idea. There does seem to have been a recent spurt of resales, but I don't know where in the building they are located.
by Tucy
07 Jun 2019 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 76
Views: 21594

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

Wow. That would make Fountain Place 66% vacant.

For the record, CBRE tells us that the Class A vacancy rate in Uptown is 15.7% with total Class A availability of 19.5%
by Tucy
07 Jun 2019 07:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 378
Views: 78229

Re: Oak Lawn

So, are floors 2-6 now parking, instead of apartments?
by Tucy
06 Jun 2019 20:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 271
Views: 51772

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Speaking of ridership, here are the numbers for average weekday ridership at the DFW station: FY 2014: 922 FY 2015: 898 FY 2016: 968 FY 2017: 976 FY 2018: 929 DFW Airport passenger traffic in roughly that time period increased 14.35%. The population of the Dallas side of the metroplex increased by 8...
by Tucy
06 Jun 2019 19:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 91
Views: 17323

Re: TexRail

TexRail to receive $499 million from the FTA Full Funding Agreement over several years. http://www.star-telegram.com/news/traffic/your-commute/article121099198.html Make note of this quote for future reference (because it will probably go down the memory hole): The trains are expected to operate ab...
by Tucy
06 Jun 2019 10:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 328
Views: 78214

Re: Legacy West

Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building.
by Tucy
05 Jun 2019 12:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 48530

Re: Museum Tower

May 2019

Zero units sold.

105 sold in 78 months. (1.35 per month) 9 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 11 (.92 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 7 years, 1 month.
Sellout projection, based on the 12-month pace of sales: 7 years, 4 months.
by Tucy
21 May 2019 17:12
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 201
Views: 49462

Re: DFW Airport

D cost $1.2 Billion 15 years ago. Its probably the scale of the thing, D is massive and F will be equally as massive. 24 gates is surprisingly low, maybe its going to be primarily built out to handle 789, 773, big widebodies? D was built with 28 gates and the Grand Hyatt Hotel and the FIS facility....
by Tucy
21 May 2019 17:05
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 201
Views: 49462

Re: DFW Airport

D cost $1.2 Billion 15 years ago. Its probably the scale of the thing, D is massive and F will be equally as massive. 24 gates is surprisingly low, maybe its going to be primarily built out to handle 789, 773, big widebodies? Probably, but doesn't this project also include a remodel of Terminal C? ...
by Tucy
21 May 2019 15:03
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 201
Views: 49462

Re: DFW Airport

Why would it cost $3 Billion to build a 24-gate terminal?

By comparison, New Orleans is finishing their new airport terminal with 35 gates for just over $1 Billion.
by Tucy
20 May 2019 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 99
Views: 24081

Re: Highland Park Village

In general I think Dallas is moving from a B city and metro into an A city and metro, we are expanding yet densifying, more and more people are moving here from the coasts, and many parts of Dallas are rapidly gentrifying or just becoming more and more expensive. Brands like Glossier and Thinx have...
by Tucy
14 May 2019 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 378
Views: 78229

Re: Oak Lawn

"Pennsylvania-based homebuilder Toll Brothers has started construction on the 22-story residential high-rise on Congress Avenue between Turtle Creek and Oak Lawn Avenue. The 270-unit apartment tower replaces a block of older townhouses on the block, which is behind the Mansion on Turtle Creek ...
by Tucy
08 May 2019 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 50306

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

April 2019

5 units sold. 57 sold in 17 months (3.35 per month) 101 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years.
by Tucy
08 May 2019 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 48530

Re: Museum Tower

April 2019

One unit sold.

105 sold in 77 months. (1.36 per month) 9 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 12 (1 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 7 years.
Sellout projection, based on the 12-month pace of sales: 7 years, 2 months.
by Tucy
07 May 2019 17:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 513
Views: 119082

Re: Northpark Center

Where is it going? I only ask cause I currently don't have access to my Dallas News account. Between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom . . . "Eataly will go into remodeled space on the west side of the mall facing Boedeker Street that's been vacant since late 2017 when upscale home appliance retaile...
by Tucy
07 May 2019 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 162
Views: 36387

Re: West End 1.0

Maybe I missed this, but has DCCD released any detailed plans for their Dallas Education and Innovation Hub? $535 million of the $1B bond package that just passed will be used for this, which DMN said "would include a business training center, which would mean completely redesigning the El Cen...
by Tucy
23 Apr 2019 09:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 593
Views: 159259

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

The renderings suggest that habitable portions of the building extend up into part of the angled portions (at least 4 floors worth).
by Tucy
18 Apr 2019 15:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 105
Views: 22701

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Interesting discussion. Here are the 2010-2018 growth numbers for DFW and Houston metro areas by county, along with their respective square mileage: DFW : Tarrant: 267,424 (902 square miles) Dallas: 265,442 (909 square miles) Tarrant + Dallas = 532,866 (1,811 sq mi) Collin: 216,715 (886 square miles...
by Tucy
18 Apr 2019 14:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 105
Views: 22701

Re: New Census Population Estimates

DFW has a great growth rate, but unlike LA county or Harris County in Houston, it's almost evenly split between Dallas (+275K), Tarrant (+275k), Collin (+250k) and what I'm calling 'other-Denton,etc' (+300k). Great comparison ... but I think if you look at square mile size of the respective countie...
by Tucy
08 Apr 2019 23:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza

Dallas' Bank of America Plaza, downtown's tallest skyscraper, is for sale https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/04/08/downtown-dallas-tallest-skyscraperbank-america-plaza-sale Steve, Steve, Steve... SMH "The 72-story Bank of America Plaza is the second-tallest building in Texas&...
by Tucy
08 Apr 2019 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 50306

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

March 2019

5 units sold. 52 sold in 16 months (3.25 per month) 106 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years, 1 month.
by Tucy
08 Apr 2019 11:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 48530

Re: Museum Tower

March 2019

Zero units sold.

104 sold in 76 months. (1.37 per month) 10 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 12 (1 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 7 years.
Sellout projection, based on the 12-month pace of sales: 7 years, 2 months.
by Tucy
08 Apr 2019 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza

Dallas' Bank of America Plaza, downtown's tallest skyscraper, is for sale https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/04/08/downtown-dallas-tallest-skyscraperbank-america-plaza-sale Steve, Steve, Steve... SMH "The 72-story Bank of America Plaza is the second-tallest building in Texas&...
by Tucy
04 Apr 2019 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 10500

Re: The Link at Uptown

This is probably still a good link for the building: https://www.kaizendp.com/projects/The-Link-at-Uptown Regarding that back side, I still think the lower squared-off portion facing Akard might be largely parking. Like say where the darker horizontal bands are. Yeah, I think there is little doubt ...
by Tucy
31 Mar 2019 15:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 104
Views: 21855

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

those pictures are compelling, and I really do like the roof top outdoor bar and the ballroom with a such view.... but the visitor center and parking garage just dont make a sense. The whole area is a visitor center, and I'm totally agree a pedestrian connection to the Natural History Museum is man...
by Tucy
28 Mar 2019 00:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 24054

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

Description of Proposal: The Proposal is for a new forty-one (41) story office building to be constructed in the Harwood District, uptown Dallas, Texas. Total building height is 654 feet above ground level (1,076 feet ASL). Spires maybe included, but will be at or below the maximum height of 654 fe...
by Tucy
27 Mar 2019 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 591
Views: 123221

Re: Victory Park 3.0

eburress wrote:What does the status "determined" mean?


It means the FAA has approved it for the "determined" height. (in this case, 620', 34' shorter than was requested.)
by Tucy
25 Mar 2019 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 165
Views: 34147

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Not sure why any significant number of people would want to hang out on Main Street for football games being played 20 miles (or further) away.
by Tucy
21 Mar 2019 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 50306

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

February 2019

3 units sold. 47 sold in 15 months (3.13 per month) 111 remaining.
Sell-out projection: 4 years, 3 months
by Tucy
21 Mar 2019 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 50306

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

January 2019

8 units sold. 44 sold in 14 months (3.14 per month) 114 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years, 3 months
by Tucy
21 Mar 2019 14:25
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 158
Views: 31601

Re: I-345

Growing movement to remove elevated interstate in downtown Dallas http://www.fox4news.com/news/growing-movement-to-remove-elevated-interstate-in-downtown-dallas It is (theoretically) possible that a good case can be made that Dallas would be better off without I-345, but that case cannot be made by...
by Tucy
17 Mar 2019 11:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 230
Views: 55782

Re: DFW Economy

tamtagon wrote:wouldn't it be something if North Texas hit the 8,000,000 mark in 2020?!?!


That would require a big jump in our already extraordinary rate of growth. I think we can safely say we won't hit the 8 million mark in 2020. Perhaps in the 2021 estimates; certainly by 2022.
by Tucy
15 Mar 2019 10:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 300
Views: 66464

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

calling it "fake news" is not hinting at something bad in an indirect and unpleasant way? okay, then, sorry. I guess I just expect you to be snarky when addressing me directly, and I really am sorry about that. LOL No. I wasn't hinting or being indirect at all. I was being quite direct. Y...
by Tucy
14 Mar 2019 14:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 16
Views: 3962

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

I thought Virgin just wanted to do their own high speed rail? I appreciate the ambition this person has, but I'm EXTREMELY skeptical whenever I see anything involving the Hyperloop. But if they are trying to get rid of all the legal hurdles involved, perhaps this could also benefit a potential futu...
by Tucy
11 Mar 2019 15:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 300
Views: 66464

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Way to create fake news Tamtagon. The only thing the article says about moving the HQ is that they are not: "Chevron said its headquarters will remain in San Ramon." Remarkably insinuating! as per the usual :) Here's the headline from in front of the paywall to the Bay Area Business Journ...
by Tucy
11 Mar 2019 09:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 300
Views: 66464

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Chevron might be moving HQ from Bay Area to Texas, Houston probably.... https://abc7news.com/archive/8928858/ By ABC7 Archive SAN RAMON, Calif. "It's not something you that you want to see, losing 800 jobs. That's a big impact in San Ramon," president and CEO of the San Ramon Chamber of C...
by Tucy
08 Mar 2019 14:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 63316

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

Perhaps the artist lofts are managed and marketed separately? I think that is the case. I'm pretty sure they are also separately owned. I wouldn't really expect them to be mentioned in ZOM Living's press releases about the tower. I found the "answer". As of June 2018: "More than 50 a...
by Tucy
07 Mar 2019 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 228572

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"We do not intend to re-open the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada." Amazon was a little unclear if they are still interested in...
by Tucy
07 Mar 2019 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 63316

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

There seems to have been complete silence about the artists lofts portion of this project. Is it still happening?
by Tucy
05 Mar 2019 14:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 230
Views: 55782

Re: DFW Economy

That "200 miles" amount is a bit of an exaggeration. No joke. Good grief, how can a journalist be so clueless? FWIW, the actual distance from downtown Dallas to the Oklahoma border is more like 75 miles; 200 miles would take you past Oklahoma City. Truly pathetic. And don't spill the bean...
by Tucy
04 Mar 2019 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 48530

Re: Museum Tower

February 2019

One unit sold.

104 sold in 75 months. (1.39 per month) 10 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 14 (1.17 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 years, 11 months.
Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales over the prior 12 months: 7 years
by Tucy
26 Feb 2019 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 53
Views: 13430

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Aren't this and the Epic both on land we were told was a permanent wasteland because of I-345?
by Tucy
19 Feb 2019 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 63316

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

Can somebody confirm what the actual height of this building will be? I’ve seen some articles saying the tower will be 39 stories and 440 feet, and other sources (like in the link below) saying 41 stories and 540 feet. https://www.daiwahouse.com/English/about/release/pdf/release_e20170702.pdf They ...
by Tucy
15 Feb 2019 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 1427

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

^^ Thanks guys. It is indeed clear when one clicks on the photo.

Next question: Why is anyone excited about a Hard Rock Hotel? The project looks nice, but Hard Rock? (YAWN)
by Tucy
15 Feb 2019 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 1427

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

lakewoodhobo wrote:Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 3.54.17 PM.jpg


Where are people seeing a Hard Rock logo (or any logo) in that rendering?
by Tucy
15 Feb 2019 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 10500

Re: The Link at Uptown

joshua.dodd wrote:We should start calling Uptown Texas' Manhattan



LOL. Were you being sarcastic?

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