Cbdallas wrote:Um I will take this entire project at this height any day over the dead zone that existed in the heart of our Arts District for years and years. I am hopeful we can attain an urban demand for some supertalls in our future. We are fighting headwinds from companies that would rather be in campus formats in Las Colinas and Collin County.
Agreed. Slightly smaller rival metros like Atlanta and Philly or ones with labor areas that are slightly more populous overall but very sprawly (Boston, DC, Bay Area) all do at least have one 100% location where you can tell a large share of "the talent" wants to be. DFW had Telecom Corridor but that peaked in the dotcom bubble.
Places like Kendall Square (Boston), Center City West (Philly), and Tech Square (Atlanta) have been able to harness walkability and infrastructure to appeal beyond their original primary user base. For investors that's important. And we need that signal to be in Deep Ellum/DTD/Uptown/Victory/Design District/Riverfront/Trinity Groves, rather than in Las Colinas, Legacy, Southlake, or Galleria "Midtown."