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by Tnexster
16 Nov 2018 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas may have lost Amazon, but downtown was still a big winner

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... big-winner
by Tnexster
16 Nov 2018 15:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 410
Views: 81942

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

Just checked, it's at 20 with work starting on 21 on one side. 22/23 will be the halfway point but there is a rather significant point on the top to consider as well.
by Tnexster
16 Nov 2018 15:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 52
Views: 11008

Re: West Dallas Developments

At some point I heard that they were getting a Sprouts up in that area? I have seen this building and have wondered what it is going to be. It kind of looks two level in some parts so not sure it would be a grocery store.
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 16:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)

I think the major reason for the YOY decline on the A-Train is the completion of I-35E construction. Traffic flows better than it ever has so a good chunk of people who rode the train switched back to their car. I do agree that extending it down to Belt Line is a way to increase ridership, making i...
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 137
Views: 31728

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

October 2018 5 units sold. 31 sold in 11 months. 127 remaining. So at this rate? Are you going to do your sellout estimation? Wasn't really planning on it, because I don't have developer sell-out projections to measure against (or the amateur projections made by forum members). But I'm happy to run...
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 137
Views: 31728

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

Tucy wrote:October 2018

5 units sold. 31 sold in 11 months. 127 remaining.


So at this rate? Are you going to do your sellout estimation?
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 15:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: The Link at Uptown

Nice little park across the street, couple more restaurants planned at the base. Guess we'll see.
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 308
Views: 54822

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Starting to see a bunch of rebar sticking up out of the fresh roof, hope that means they intend to keep moving up.
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: The Link at Uptown

Nice find, I have always wondered when that little office building might get spotted for a new high rise project.
by Tnexster
14 Nov 2018 14:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 308
Views: 54822

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What is this like 10 acres of parking? Or is it even more than that?
by Tnexster
14 Nov 2018 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Jesus Christ! This is a horrible deal for New York. Thank goodness azon didn't choose Dallas. I'd say we've dodged a bullet. Dallas/Texas offer was $1.2b for the entire 50k HQ. NY is paying over $1.5b for half the 'pie'. I honestly am satisfied with our offer, and I tend to think the only reason NY...
by Tnexster
13 Nov 2018 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Honestly, I don't think the CBD needs a massive office tenant to move in. What it needs are another twenty midrise residential. I'm not even talking 20-30 stories... If we could get 10-12 story residential (rental and condo) to fill in some of the lots, downtown will make a success story out of its...
by Tnexster
13 Nov 2018 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 308
Views: 54822

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

So work on the roof continues, I swear this is the largest parking garage in the city....but they are clearly placing a decent sized wall around the roof and there is some indication that they are still moving up. They have been setting some forms in various places on the roof, just not sure what th...
by Tnexster
13 Nov 2018 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Is Alphabet still scouting for another big base of operation? The three sites most interesting to Amazon are three sites that seem of particular interest to the energy industry, pulling Dallas and Houston closer together than ever before - if that train gets on track. I thought this was the answer ...
by Tnexster
12 Nov 2018 08:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: Preston Center

We can free Preston Center from the 1960s

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... nter-1960s
by Tnexster
11 Nov 2018 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If talent trumps all for Amazon HQ2, will Dallas have enough of it?https://www.dallasnews.com/business/amazon/2018/11/11/talent-trumps-amazon-hq2-will-dallas-enough
by Tnexster
11 Nov 2018 14:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development

This would certainly help solidify the next major business center going up the tollway that never seems to end. Wonder what is after this?
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

I wonder what type of assumptions we can make about the leasing rates at The Ascent and Skyhouse 2 if they are already going ahead with this project? Does anyone know what the occupancy rates look like at those two relatively new buildings? I take it that they must be quite good if Hines thinks the...
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 410
Views: 81942

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

20th level, more glass and glass making an appearance on the north side.
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 454
Views: 72318

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

That's a very long building. Interesting design.
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:40
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Arlington: I-30/TX 360 interchange redo
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Arlington: I-30/TX 360 interchange redo

This seems like a really slow project.
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Have they even started digging yet? How many times have we seen a tower rendering that is generally viewed as "hate it" turn out to be pretty nice and let's not forget how many times sometime was loved in the rendering and turns into something less attractive. Maybe we should see what it r...
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 212
Views: 34905

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

How many employees would that be? Any indication?
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Dallas' high-rise apartment boom still has thousands of units on the way

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -units-way
by Tnexster
08 Nov 2018 19:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Ok so closer examination, looks like the W is 439 feet while the Victor will be 453 so it will be 14 feet taller.
by Tnexster
08 Nov 2018 19:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Seems like a fairly nice looking building, will have to see how it looks as it goes up. I can't get a real good feel for the height, seems fairly close to the W or maybe taller but not by much.
by Tnexster
07 Nov 2018 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66801

Re: Victory Park 3.0

So with the Hines tower and then the proposed Harwood office tower, we could have 4 towers going up at the same time in the 40 story range?
by Tnexster
07 Nov 2018 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66801

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:There's still more room to grow in VP. Did Hillwood start his office building ?


Don't believe so.
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I wonder how many developers have been holding their cards close just hoping for that golden goose... I mean, surely there are projects that were dependent on Amazon (particularly, the large pie in the sky stuff), but I suspect there were many more (even if smaller) deals waiting in the wings for A...
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Even if Amazon played us, Dallas can learn from the HQ2 search

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/edit ... hq2-search
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 9957

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

So they backed it down to about 43-45 floors?
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I have been very flat about this process from the beginning and now that it is over am pleased they did not come here. We are better off gathering a multitude of smaller deals with smaller numbers than one gigantic gorilla that can then tell the city what to do. Too many good things are happening he...
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just glad this is over and done and everyone can move on.
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

One of the advantages of having the HSR link to Houston....according to experts....is that it has the effect of making DFW and Houston/College Station a single market. I have heard that before, have some doubt but who knows, maybe there are some people that would commute that way and being so close ...
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Look at that Dallas location. It's across the street from the DART station, on top of the street car line into oak cliff and directly adjacent to the HSR connection. If you desire those types of connections you don't get better in Dallas.
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I think this on top of the other news today greatly increases the odds that it's landing here and DC.
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 129301

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 Evenly Between Two Cities

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-pla ... _lead_pos1
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66801

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Wow, this is good news for VP. Another parking lot goes away and makes room for more residents.
by Tnexster
31 Oct 2018 09:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 212
Views: 34905

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Is this Tennessee-based public company planning to move its HQ to Dallas? https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/10/30/freds-memphis-headquarters-relocation-dallas.html A Memphis-based public company may have its sights set on a headquarters relocation to Dallas, the business's job postings i...
by Tnexster
31 Oct 2018 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard
Replies: 25
Views: 4462

Re: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard

Well, what's so wrong with it and I ask with complete curiosity? They've done some nice work on the lobby (i.e. nice seating, new Starbucks) but it's still dark with lots of brass. The tenant floors we looked at were very dated (I'm sure they will be updated as tenants turn over and renew). The tre...
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 13676

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

I'm not a huge fan of the design but will see it looks when as it goes up. At least it isn't another box which is a welcome change. Rolex across the street turned out nice so hoping this does too.
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 15:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Gate
Replies: 12
Views: 1830

Re: Frisco: The Gate

Minneapolis builder plans offices in Frisco's $700 million Gate project

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... te-project
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 14:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 212
Views: 34905

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

California company moving HQ to Las Colinas amid growth, hiring surge https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/10/30/dealersocket-las-colinas.html Another California company is moving its headquarters to the Dallas area. And this time, it’s one at the intersection of the technology and automoti...
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 309
Views: 47242

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Texas Bullet Train named top North American infrastructure project

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... jects.html
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 309
Views: 47242

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

wow. the Cali bullet train has gotten out of control. This is why it needs to be ran by a private company and investors and not the government. It cant even go high speed when and if finished because all the towns it has to stop in. Train to no where. That's pretty much the way it will be in Texas ...
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 13676

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

I guess white is the new beige here in Dallas.
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 122
Views: 26151

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Got a chance to see the glass this morning. Looks nice from what I could see but need to see a larger section.
by Tnexster
29 Oct 2018 17:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 103
Views: 16176

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

I happened to be in the one on South Carrier in GP recently and it is undergoing a major upgrade so that one must be doing well.

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