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by I45Tex
19 Apr 2019 19:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 9
Views: 2596

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

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All eight spot elevations requested 300' AGL

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 1224&row=0
and so on
by I45Tex
14 Apr 2019 19:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 283
Views: 58191

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It's getting less and less premature to think of a headquarters relocation from Northern California when a company's executive leadership is giving quotes about it being "the right time to further lean out our organization," questing for net cost reduction, and has just acquired Anadarko's...
by I45Tex
09 Apr 2019 17:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza

It was #14 or 15 when completed, nothing to sneeze at. Houstonians claim to have played the role of "the Dubai of the time" (investment magnet, infinite growth, willingness to spend to be set apart from the pack)

http://offcite.org/citemagazine/

...but our buildings were no slouches.
by I45Tex
07 Apr 2019 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6052

Re: The Link at Uptown

willyk, rent rate is not proxy for desirability because most businesses and citizens are not in the market for new office space. You're only discussing desirability to a relatively small subsegment of firms and folks, who ARE, by virtue of membership in such a subsegment, very image-sensitive. They'...
by I45Tex
05 Apr 2019 17:46
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8552

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

... I suppose Austin can only look to Atlanta as a guide of the future; neither of these A-towns have a really good museum or symphony and both have world class traffic problems. If you mean "cultural museums" as opposed to aquariums and zoos and science and history and such, Georgians ma...
by I45Tex
05 Apr 2019 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6052

Re: The Link at Uptown

Yes, labels like Little Mexico had a much longer tenure than Uptown Dallas, which it's nice to be reminded no one used when The Crescent opened in 1985: https://books.google.com/books?id=uk-MDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA343&dq=dallas+philip+johnson+crescent+grand+opening&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi...
by I45Tex
04 Apr 2019 09:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6052

Re: The Link at Uptown

Usually one looks to Steve Brown for the ultra super excited descriptions, but this time D Magazine outdid him: Nice building, but "pushed the envelope"?? This is a real head-scratcher: "It will boast unobstructed, protected views overlooking the Dallas North Tollway to the north and...
by I45Tex
03 Apr 2019 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Fenix site
Replies: 22
Views: 1360

Re: El Fenix site

Nice looking property from above with lots of potential, maybe they could leave the three restaurants alone and build on the parking lots? Lots of room for something tall and mixed-use, maybe something in the 40-45 floor range. Seems to be a popular number these days. Where did the name (The Triton...
by I45Tex
28 Mar 2019 07:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 101
Views: 19152

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

;) Maybe they can get the same leasable floor count by digging a sunken plaza below ground level, like our 939' tower downtown that is 921' AGL... of course that seldom helps the street level interaction.
by I45Tex
27 Mar 2019 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 101
Views: 19152

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Link to what blest saw:

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 9156&row=4

Click through at top to the determination pdf.

Spoiler: Determined no hazard but at a lower height (620') than applied for (654').
by I45Tex
26 Mar 2019 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3135

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

For the effectively historic district there to be kept intact for its contributing aesthetic quality (aka getting to play by a special set of rules designed to save it for cultural inheritance)... If the public gets to levy a sliding tax rate in Deep Ellum that moves upward to absorb all ownership v...
by I45Tex
26 Mar 2019 10:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3135

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

Sad that they won't bury any of the parking then. If they buried even half of the parking the project wouldn't seem so incompatible with the neighborhood but this tower seems just too tall. The cost and build time schedule will change drastically if they do so. A building that takes longer to open ...
by I45Tex
25 Mar 2019 08:54
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Fuel (esports team)
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Dallas Fuel (esports team)

Article about a Philadelphia team's new arena

https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/n ... na-in.html
by I45Tex
15 Mar 2019 15:11
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8552

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Re: weirdness, if anyone likes thoughtful power-pop and has not heard the 1997 album Kontiki by Austin group Cotton Mather, it's certainly not poser-pop:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W5H5mbNL7FI
by I45Tex
15 Mar 2019 14:32
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8552

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Among it's peers, Dallas is unusual in the absence of a large university in/near the downtown area. Seattle doesn't have one. They're doing just fine. Dallas will be okay. Good point, although Seattle University feels very nearby when you're there. But since You-Dub's enrollment is 46,000 and SMU's...
by I45Tex
11 Mar 2019 12:47
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8552

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

DFW is only 3x when we were 5x Austin’s size, but the actual gross GDP growth in DFW since 2001 was still 100 billion dollars a year more than Austin’s (+173 billion/yr compared to +73 billion/yr).
by I45Tex
11 Mar 2019 12:42
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8552

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Keep chanting it man. Its (and every place’s) boosters act like momentary high percentage growth is going to lead to taking over the world, but it always turns out to be the low hanging fruit that gets harder to grab in a mature metro economy — those are built not for the population trend of the mom...
by I45Tex
11 Mar 2019 12:12
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8552

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

That is nutso delightful lively, that they are moving the existing historic bungalow (now commercial) to the second floor of this new tower's lobby. The unheralded scoop about WeWork planning a nearly million square foot office tower at nearby Waller Park Place is something too. Still it's 6th+Guada...
by I45Tex
11 Mar 2019 07:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 283
Views: 58191

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It often works better for the scientists that way, but please, don't shirts already think they're smart enough as it is? Save them the daily undeserved pat on the back from our real estate development name, or they'll be in the red before you know it.
by I45Tex
01 Mar 2019 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers

My ideal in this age of mega mixed use would be for someone to collaborate with TRE and with the Pollock family who own the 1960s buildings to the south. Between the DART property, this property, and the Pollock property, that's about 25 acres for TOD. Even cooler would be to coordinate that "s...
by I45Tex
01 Mar 2019 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 4747

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-06/dallas-move-by-fred-s-drugs-and-payless-has-hedge-fund-behind-it Not sure how many forumers read the link tamtagon posted above, informing us that Spire Realty's Smith family ownership (father Randall, son Caleb, et al.) were going to be able to ...
by I45Tex
01 Mar 2019 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 524
Views: 105923

Re: Victory Park 3.0

tamtagon wrote:Least luxurious parking garage in Texas?


No I believe we're still gonna be runners-up on that front, sir:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_C ... stonTX.JPG

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by I45Tex
23 Feb 2019 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 31
Views: 4773

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

FWIW I agree with jbarn; I had a West Coast friend visit Dallas for the first time on a Sunday and they were shocked how automobile-oriented and empty the Arts District is. For what it's (fort) worth, the "consumer cultural vibe" Apple Store is already in space north of TCU toward the Kimb...
by I45Tex
21 Feb 2019 17:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3135

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

Good find, thank you. The bottom RH corner of the PDF last page had an 11-2-2015, if that was really the date. If built as pictured it would be better visually than most of the buildings in the similar West Loop / Fulton Market construction boom (an older CBD-adjacent warehouse district) in Chicago ...
by I45Tex
20 Feb 2019 15:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Property Taxes
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Property Taxes

#county To start off, anybody who would like to may download this PDF of the Galleria’s owner advertising to prospective investors that the asset is privately appraised at $606,000,000 in value. The DallasCAD value is less than $182 million (70% off) and if UBS’ flagship property fund, Trumbull Dive...
by I45Tex
20 Feb 2019 15:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Property Taxes
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Property Taxes

After the Medical District Urban Development thread grew fat with debate about having taxing powers for hospital districts, I noticed that the new forum’s City Issues subforum doesn’t cover this topic now. With the state’s property-tax-centric revenue model coming up for the Texas Legislature’s reco...
by I45Tex
20 Feb 2019 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 169
Views: 45808

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/02/06/downtown-dallas-first-arts-district-hotel-will-open-fall So Hall is flying his own flag? No access to a national reservation system... I think it's going to be a "Latitudes: Lifestyles by Crescent" Hotel? The Aliz, one of the exis...
by I45Tex
17 Feb 2019 08:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 24867

Re: Dallas Smart District

Didn't even bother rendering its relationship to anything south of it. Dallas Mentality Monument we'll call it.
by I45Tex
15 Feb 2019 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Fort Worth: Alliance
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: North Fort Worth: Alliance

Twenty years ago, the big Japanese automakers had their US subsidiaries headquartered near the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Nissan, the most cost-sensitive, left Torrance for Franklin, TN, and then Toyota from Torrance to Plano. Before Alliance or Las Colinas succumb to the temptation to fil...
by I45Tex
14 Feb 2019 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 31
Views: 6414

Re: Dallas Convention Center

With AT&T doubling down on their slice of DTD is there potential for a new naming rights deal where KBH moves over for Dallas Discovery District Events Hall? ("Convention Center" is becoming very 1989 while "Food Hall" is 2019, if too much so. But it's just an example of the ...
by I45Tex
14 Feb 2019 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205750

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Think there are a whole raft of articles being written today about laughter-free real estate investors and developers in Queens who have already signed on the dotted line for new deals there since the autumn announcement?
by I45Tex
13 Feb 2019 22:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 31
Views: 6414

Re: Dallas Convention Center

Spectra is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comcast's sports division.
by I45Tex
13 Feb 2019 15:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 283
Views: 58191

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

DFW was fifth nationally in under-construction square footage in the industrial CRE (commercial real estate) market this year: https://www.copaken-brooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/national-industrial-market-report-q4-2018.pdf and according to numbers further on down is ranked an equally comfort...
by I45Tex
11 Feb 2019 20:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 283
Views: 58191

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Just like transit must not be a thing, the head of Amazon's Austin operations has crowed, "We're not big on sterile environments here," and yet today's brand new Amazon lease is for half of this extremely sterile fortress: https://www.endeavor-re.com/properties/domain-10/ (quote source: ht...
by I45Tex
10 Feb 2019 22:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205750

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Corpus is the next Beaumont-Port Arthur! Actually, I've always wondered what was keeping Corpus from really taking off; now with liquid natural gas poised to activate the port, maybe it'll stick. https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CORP548PCPI Their per capita personal income is above El Paso and Ab...
by I45Tex
09 Feb 2019 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205750

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'll say what I always said pick the best of both worlds. . . here you have total access to the much much larger talent pool, corporate satisfaction, logistics hub, transit that despite its hiccups is still better than Austin, a very valuable international airport and a city that could sadly be pus...
by I45Tex
08 Feb 2019 17:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205750

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Whatever the real situation is, I hope it rebounds and redounds to the benefit of Texas communities. I will say that while "there's always more talent to access" is persuasive, companies have cultures just like communities do, and both do rely on continuity for things that even the best an...
by I45Tex
08 Feb 2019 15:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205750

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

They're staying put. They'll probably not take the incentives due to the public criticism. However, that just makes the deal even sweeter for NYC. The residents will despise them but I don't think the politicians truly care about the people. I understand that you're dead certain about what they're ...
by I45Tex
04 Feb 2019 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205750

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Note to self: don't buy AMZN if the brass thought they could look to New Yorkers, Long Island ones no less, for "being wanted."

Punchline is that after all this shakes out it'll go to UTD by the art museums. Or... Cypress Waters.
by I45Tex
01 Feb 2019 15:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 283
Views: 58191

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I guess a three quarters of a million square foot prelease is always a surprise, but it shouldn't be a surprise that they got it over DFW. When Oracle opened a 560-Ksf campus there less than a year ago, only to announce permits for another 420-Ksf addition, Austin Business Journal noted, "Even ...
by I45Tex
29 Jan 2019 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 463
Views: 103487

Re: Northpark Center

My sense is that at the margin between very wealthy and scandalously wealthy, Texans and Oklahomans have almost always opted to spend more time on properties devoted to skiing, ranching, or fishing, as opposed to additional toes on the ground in their city. And that when they downsize and sell the h...
by I45Tex
29 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 186
Views: 54613

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

That would be a high spend for not a lot of useful visibility, but then again, tech still loves that kind of meteoric signaling. We will have to see if the new 700,000 square foot tower breaking ground on the riverfront in Austin really is pre-leased by Salesforce, as some rumors have it -- that wou...
by I45Tex
29 Jan 2019 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 463
Views: 103487

Re: Northpark Center

Northwest Highway is Dallas' equivalent of Houston's West Loop South (if only in distance from the core -- LBJ is much farther than 610) -- and while the first JW Marriott in Texas went there, eventually a second one did find central Houston too. There it and the Lancaster and the ICON are the most ...
by I45Tex
24 Jan 2019 16:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 229
Views: 46304

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Delightfully detailed feedback, thanks! I'm glad the regulations exist, too, but it's frustrating if or when digging a hole for a bunch of concrete underneath the Trinity floodplain becomes the best shot we have.
by I45Tex
24 Jan 2019 09:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 229
Views: 46304

Re: the Cotton Belt line

As urbanist Johnny Sanphillippo says, history teaches that prosperous institutions rarely reform themselves; they fracture either due to outside change of heart or pocketbook, or to their internal contradictions of both. Most likely the IoT / smart everything business model will disrupt regional tra...
by I45Tex
23 Jan 2019 23:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 229
Views: 46304

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Will this actually be called the Cotton Belt line or will it be given a color based name as other DART lines. ... Cotton Belt peak headways (30 mins) are as long as the LRT weekend/off-offpeak headways. Reading through the DEIS, sections 4 & 5 ... talk a lot about timing and coordinating CB tra...
by I45Tex
17 Jan 2019 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 123
Views: 32137

Re: Dallas: Medical District

You misunderstand "net worth"- someone can own a $300k home, but if the mortgage balance is $250k, they're not in the highest percentiles of wealth. If you look at the SCF with this quick shortcut calculator you can either include or exclude home equity in the assets. https://dqydj.com/ne...
by I45Tex
16 Jan 2019 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 123
Views: 32137

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Muncien, while good for some things, health clinics are clearly no substitute for level one trauma centers, and there are a lot of ancillary services that it makes sense to concentrate around the expertise of a trauma center, so dispersing referrals around the county is not necessarily improving ove...
by I45Tex
15 Jan 2019 17:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 123
Views: 32137

Re: Dallas: Medical District

In downtown Richmond I read it's mostly willow oaks, Matt777.
by I45Tex
26 Dec 2018 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 24
Views: 3042

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

Among the headliner triad of HQ2 Supersite, East Quarter, and So.Good, this will be the best bridge to the outlying residential city (assuming Deep Ellum will never really form a mature living environment for most uses, or try to) beyond the CBD loop. I like forumer wbarch's idea that this N-S corri...

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