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by dollaztx
30 Aug 2017 11:50
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 309
Views: 47147

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Not many people talking about this but I hope something good comes out of Hurricane Harvey and Texas politicians stop getting on the way of turning this into reality. Would have really helped relocate lots of people in the Houston area to N Texas quickly. When a hurricane is heading to the Texas coa...
by dollaztx
02 Jun 2017 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 410
Views: 81793

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

I love it. I believe the whole Fountain Place complex overall will easily turn into one of the most desirable places to work in Dallas once it's fully built-out. Hopefully another 80's towers will want to mimick what Fountain Place is currently doing. It would be nice to hear that BOA for example ha...
by dollaztx
25 May 2017 10:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 12821

Re: New Census Population Estimates

U.S. Census Bureau released population growth estimates for July 1, 2015-July 1, 2016 this morning: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-81-population-estimates-subcounty.html The City of Dallas was the 2nd fastest growing in Texas and the 6th fastest growing in the nation in ac...
by dollaztx
01 Apr 2017 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 32
Views: 6194

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

Matt777 wrote:The rooftop is finally open. It has a small dipping pool, seating areas, fire pit. The view is very nice.


Very nice view. Can you imagine if Little Mexico was a park from that first pic? It would be our small version of Central Park surrounded with towers of unobstructed parkland.
by dollaztx
29 Mar 2017 09:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 144
Views: 28032

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

This has been fun and it's a cool-looking, intriguing design. But I suspect we'll be filing this Norman Foster building away with the Spires and Victory Tower/Mandarin Oriental Hotel, etc. We'll just have to see. https://sway.com/L6WeXwbxQKgsvP9m Recent U/C starts are missing like the Epic but grea...
by dollaztx
27 Mar 2017 19:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 144
Views: 28032

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

This supertall needs to be mixed use. A mixed use makes more sense than one use, just as leverage in case of market slowdowns. Any supertall and any skyscraper built in this city should have a hard focus on pedestrian friendly ground levels that both connects to the public and gives homage to the c...
by dollaztx
27 Mar 2017 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 144
Views: 28032

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

To me, a supertall would make more sense in the CBD if the majority of empty lots were already taken, there was still a lot of demand, and not much more room to build. Again, that's just me personally. I'm not as interested in making our skyline taller, I'm more interested in filling our streets wi...
by dollaztx
27 Mar 2017 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 144
Views: 28032

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Technically, the proposed building is "in the middle of things". It's close to Victory Park, across from Uptown, down the street from the Arts Distict and Klyde Warren Park. I can't think of a better location. And let's not forget the large millennial population in the surrounding area......
by dollaztx
25 Mar 2017 15:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 144
Views: 28032

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

That would be a billion dollar bet on an area without the same perks as other supertalls west of the Mississippi. SF's new one is at a new $4.5 billion commuter hub, for instance. LA's is on their convention center corridor street, one block away from their three-level underground transit hub. The ...
by dollaztx
23 Mar 2017 13:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 12821

Re: New Census Population Estimates

If 2016's tends continue, Dallas will become the fastest growing metro this decade:

Population Change since 2010 Census
Dallas 807,082
Houston 851,971 +44,889

2016 Growth
Dallas 143,435 +18,430 (x3 years = 55,290)
Houston 125,005
by dollaztx
20 Mar 2017 19:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 410
Views: 81793

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

Oh I know...that part of Downtown is such a dud. On the bright side though it is a mostly blank canvas, so the projects going in there have the potential to be truly transformative. This new AMLI tower sure seems like a good start! Just this along with the Fountain Place upgrades are already making...
by dollaztx
09 Jan 2017 10:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 17
Views: 3486

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

In my opinion, Texas waterfront is a woefully underutilized asset and lake access is even more segregated than North vs South Dallas when compared to oceanfront access in most states. So I think these lagoons, if they catch on and can be maintained, will be one of the biggest game changers Dallas w...
by dollaztx
03 Dec 2016 10:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Arlington: Mass Transit
Replies: 19
Views: 4323

Re: Arlington: Mass Transit

^^All of this shows the hard sell it will be to get Arlington to join most of the rest of the Metroplex. Such a ridiculous hold-out -- if not because of the Stadiums and Six Flags, then because of UTA. Legislators really really need to allow county based transit funding mechanisms. City limit lines...
by dollaztx
02 Dec 2016 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 454
Views: 72065

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

This morning at 2500 Pacific Work Description: NEW CONSTRUCTION OF COMMERCIAL OFFICE AND PARKING STRUCTURE Doing business as: WESTSIDE Seems to indicate 16 stories. I believe that address is actually the Grainger lot Happy Friday If that happens it would be great to see a highrise on the other side...
by dollaztx
02 Dec 2016 13:27
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 309
Views: 47147

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Design Competition winners were announced on the 30th. You can see the full details of the winners here:
http://www.texascentral.com/station-competition/

Really love the Urban Design. The Evacuation Platform shown on the Brazos Valley Station is also a good idea for hurricanes.
by dollaztx
01 Dec 2016 12:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 30
Views: 7481

Re: DFW in the Media

tamtagon wrote:link from facebook folks citing inaccuracies....

http://www.globalconstructionreview.com ... 7an-p7ark/

HA


This made front page of reddit a couple days ago for some reason.
by dollaztx
26 Oct 2016 11:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 197
Views: 25631

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

It's a big win. It's a quantity vs quality type of scenario for downtown. It will certainly take longer to get the project finished, but the end result is another route without slicing off two neighborhoods once again. Not to mention that it can also run faster due to it not being at grade-level.

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