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by Tucy
21 Sep 2019 09:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 107
Views: 24561

Re: TexRail

Any particular reason why were seeing growth? Does anyone know if companies are providing passes to employees? This certainly is an encouraging trend. And in the meantime, DARTS orange line train to and from DFW is virtually empty at all times, which is very discouraging. 95% of the people I talk t...
by Tucy
18 Sep 2019 10:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 156
Views: 58959

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

August 2019

1 unit sold. 62 sold in 21 months (2.95 per month) 96 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years, 6 months.
by Tucy
18 Sep 2019 09:36
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 107
Views: 24561

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
by Tucy
16 Sep 2019 13:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 184
Views: 62674

Re: Museum Tower

August 2019

Zero sold.

106 sold in 81 months. (1.309 per month) 8 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 6 (.5 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 7 years, 4 months.
Sellout projection, based on the 12-month pace of sales: 8 years, 1 month.
by Tucy
21 Aug 2019 08:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 284
Views: 69911

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Cbdallas wrote:Would love to know of the other large cities in the US that use open pay open access like DART or those that use a closed pay to enter system. Pros and Cons of both.


I think most light rail systems are open pay open access.
by Tucy
21 Aug 2019 08:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 96193

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Local transportation officials have sought to sweeten the deal, too. Michael Morris, the director of transportation for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, proposed committing $10 million to $15 million to improve transportation in and around Uber’s office. Among the ideas, he suggested...
by Tucy
14 Aug 2019 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 161611

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

There are major fights every weekend on 6th street, but they are always just drunken brawls that are broken up by the mounted police (lol.) and it's almost part of the party vibe. If Deep Ellum is actually experiencing violent crime on a weekly basis, especially ones involving gunfire, then we have...
by Tucy
12 Aug 2019 13:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 96193

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Do we have any idea what other cities might be in the running for the 3,000 Uber jobs?
by Tucy
07 Aug 2019 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 156
Views: 58959

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

July 2019

2 units sold. 61 sold in 20 months (3.05 per month) 97 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years, 4 months.
by Tucy
07 Aug 2019 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 184
Views: 62674

Re: Museum Tower

July 2019

Zero sold.

106 sold in 80 months. (1.325 per month) 8 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 6 (.5 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 7 years, 3 months.
Sellout projection, based on the 12-month pace of sales: 8 years.
by Tucy
28 Jul 2019 09:02
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 24
Views: 6965

Re: DART: Bus system

Our million-dollar bus doesn't add up. We did the math https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/22/million-dollar-bus-doesnt-add-math The busses are overpriced and we should have done better... but this article is very poorly researched and written. It goes on to factor 'upkeep' of the...
by Tucy
18 Jul 2019 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 58020

Re: AT&T Discovery District

This looks really cool and may indeed be a game-changer. It might be nit-picking, but is anyone else a bit troubled by the placement of the giant screen with relation to the trees? The trees seem to do a really good job of blocking views of the giant screen.
by Tucy
15 Jul 2019 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 489
Views: 140826

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Does anyone recall what their current completion deadline is (per their subsidy agreement with the City of Dallas)?
by Tucy
08 Jul 2019 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 156
Views: 58959

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

June 2019

2 units sold. 59 sold in 19 months (3.11 per month) 99 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years, 3 months.
by Tucy
08 Jul 2019 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 156
Views: 58959

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

May 2019

0 units sold. 57 sold in 18 months (3.17 per month) 101 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years, 2 months.
by Tucy
08 Jul 2019 14:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 184
Views: 62674

Re: Museum Tower

June 2019

One unit sold.

106 sold in 79 months. (1.34 per month) 8 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
28 Jun 2019 18:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)
Replies: 44
Views: 17329

Re: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)

$95 Million loan for The McKenziehttps://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/06/27/new-dallas-residential-tower-lands95-million-loan

Seems surprising they are only at 50% occupancy this long after opening (getting close to a year).
by Tucy
24 Jun 2019 12:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 253
Views: 71263

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: 129
Views: 37364

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: 373
Views: 109305

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: 633
Views: 165660

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: 184
Views: 62674

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: 81
Views: 28686

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: 429
Views: 115529

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: 284
Views: 69911

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: 107
Views: 24561

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: 93092

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: 184
Views: 62674

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: 206
Views: 60623

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: 206
Views: 60623

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: 206
Views: 60623

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: 128
Views: 37411

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: 429
Views: 115529

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: 156
Views: 58959

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: 184
Views: 62674

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: 537
Views: 153364

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: 174
Views: 50923

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: 648
Views: 230300

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: 27591

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: 27591

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: 1725

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: 156
Views: 58959

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: 184
Views: 62674

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: 1725

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: 100
Views: 17285

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: 28209

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: 129
Views: 37364

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: 633
Views: 165660

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: 208
Views: 49250

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: 156
Views: 58959

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

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