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by utgf
10 Jul 2020 23:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

Yuck. I don't like the "refresh." It looks outdated. The original design is sleek and cool. Just clean it up and replace materials, but don't change the original architectural vision. The original architectural vision was already destroyed decades ago in the previous refresh which left it...
by utgf
21 May 2020 23:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 571
Views: 229483

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Too many pessimists on this string... Will Uber ride off to Dallas with its headquarters? As cost-cutting pressures mount, speculation intensifies that Uber could move its San Francisco headquarters to lower-cost Dallas. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2020/05/01/will-uber-ride-off-to...
by utgf
15 May 2020 22:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 482
Views: 189468

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Tesla picks Austin and Tulsa as finalists for new US factory

The new factory will be Tesla's biggest so far. The electric car maker has said it wants the factory to be in the center of the country and closer to East Coast markets.
by utgf
08 May 2020 18:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 571
Views: 229483

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I can't read the article since its behind the pay wall, but is this anything more than musings of a business reporter and civic boosters? Has the company itself made any move so that one can even try to wonder if it is just playing to get incentive from California/SF. Because the chances of them get...
by utgf
24 Apr 2020 17:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: New Uptown Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 3554

Re: New Uptown Tower

Hopefully does not meet the street with a wall and/or a valet car park, continuing the current trend of new buildings in the area being less integrated with the streets than the older ones they are replacing.
by utgf
27 Jan 2020 02:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 77
Views: 17039

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

I really don't care for AMLI's 80's throwback architecture made that much worse by imitating Fountain Place. I think hanging garden architecture on this one is great for Dallas if they follow through. The problem is the wall created by the parking podium, which is the shame with so many of the new b...
by utgf
23 Jan 2020 01:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 482
Views: 189468

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

App based solutions are just a tiny portion of startups happening here. In my small circle of friends, I have one working at Spacex on their constellation project for satellite based internet access, one working at a startup building various electric self-flying planes from personal ones to medium s...
by utgf
04 Dec 2019 23:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 482
Views: 189468

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Having grown up in Dallas and now being in SF and still following this forum, this is almost like reaction of Blockbuster's move to Dallas unaware about the disruption about to happen with NetFlix. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/donnafuscaldo/2019/12/04/mobile-trading-app-robinhoo...
by utgf
26 Nov 2019 19:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 482
Views: 189468

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Charles Schwab’s move to DFW shakes up leaderboard in region already undergoing changes One would think, after losing Toyota, McKesson and now Schwab that somebody would start scratching their head and at least wonder why this keeps happening. Nothing to wonder about or scratch their head about. Re...
by utgf
16 Aug 2019 21:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 571
Views: 229483

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

So is Lyft's. Their initial success was dependent on providing a better taxi service and from customer standpoint have succeeded admirably.
by utgf
18 Jul 2019 20:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 10179

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Too bad its not something similar to this that TC is trying to get approved in San Francisco. https://socketsite.com/archives/2019/06/taller-transbay-district-tower-slated-for-approval.html Trammel Crow Residential is now seeking approval for a 42-story tower to rise up to 444 feet in height on the ...
by utgf
17 May 2019 00:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 571
Views: 229483

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber already has small discrete Office in West End. They have an idea what Dallas has to offer. Hope this HQ happens. Snapchat also small place in Deep Ellum. Its not a HQ. Their current HQ is in SF and they are currently finishing out a 1.1 million square foot new HQ campus there close to the new ...
by utgf
01 Dec 2018 02:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 482
Views: 189468

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The current McKesson HQ is just a block from my condo in the city. Interesting that there is no coverage of this move in the local newspaper. With the tech boom, non-tech companies are finding it harder to justify the costs of staying in SF. Quite a few have moved out recently but vacancy remains lo...
by utgf
20 Jun 2018 15:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 80
Views: 30087

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

Only in Dallas could a building built in 1980's be a better urban design than one to be built in 2020's to replace it. When they talk about open space, did not realize they meant open space for cars.
by utgf
20 Apr 2018 02:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 169
Views: 84753

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Lol this encapsulates SF’s freak out over everything and nothing. Are there electric scooters? Umm, they exist, I suppose. A couple. That you can occasionally spot. But lol at “scores of companies studding SF sidewalks with an abundance of electric scooters.” At least in the financial district, the...
by utgf
25 Mar 2018 01:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 389847

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Pro tip: never trust Bay Area residents' perceptions of development or population changes. A couple of buildings is a building boom and a small population increase is a wave of people. Thank goodness that you are such a pro! What exactly are we gaining by further growth? When I lived in Dallas 11 y...
by utgf
19 Feb 2018 22:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Short Survey for Dallas project - please help
Replies: 4
Views: 5461

Re: Short Survey for Dallas project - please help

Scoop is popular in San Francisco Bay Area providing the same type service. https://www.takescoop.com/
by utgf
02 Nov 2017 00:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 389847

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Tivo_Kenevil wrote: Study names New York No. 1 contender for Amazon HQ2, with San Francisco and Seattle close behind My point of view from San Francisco: No Thanks. We are over capacity in all aspects already. Move along! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/37131770814_51d7e7f45a_h.jpg
by utgf
05 Oct 2017 01:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 482
Views: 189468

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

When is Samsung going to relocate it's New Jersey based Americas HQ to North Texas?!?!?! I believe they already moved it to San Jose. http://www.nbbj.com/work/samsung-america-headquarters/ https://d3pxppq3195xue.cloudfront.net/media/images/15/12/09/SAM_1471new_966x668.jpg

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