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by I45Tex
04 Nov 2019 18:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 187
Views: 61051

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

Ignoring Wilshire Grand, Perot or any other new "west of the Mississippi" would still have to be taller than the 1,070-foot Salesforce crown: https://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/salesforce-tower/290 However, if an architect padded the height with a crown and/or spires, so that it wa...
by I45Tex
04 Nov 2019 17:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 187
Views: 61051

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

Ignoring Wilshire Grand, Perot or any other new "west of the Mississippi" would still have to be taller than the 1,070-foot Salesforce crown:

https://www.skyscrapercenter.com/buildi ... -tower/290
by I45Tex
24 Oct 2019 19:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 23
Views: 6911

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

R1070 wrote:Hmm... St Regis, Mandarin or ....?


Mods can change the thread title to the chain whose logo is a "big fan" (Mandarin) and never opened in a tower in Victory way back when?
by I45Tex
18 Oct 2019 10:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 280
Views: 85137

Re: DFW Economy

I don't like using LEHD for O-Ds. The biggest issue is that LEHD data is from employers, and particularly for firms with multiple locations, the mailing address that the business provides for its location isn't necessarily the same as the workplace addresses for most of their employees. The sample ...
by I45Tex
17 Oct 2019 17:59
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: Houston Development News

Depends on your comps. Going by Cushman & Wakefield Marketbeat I'm seeing Central London (270MM, 12MM available Q2, newest one not posted yet), DFW (237MM, 43MM vacant), Chicagoland (233MM, 40MM vacant), Paris city and La Défense (221MM, 6MM available Q2), and Boston (184MM, 28MM available). Hou...
by I45Tex
16 Oct 2019 12:22
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: Houston Development News

Occidental bought out Woodlands-based Anadarko and now has a 1,600,000+ square foot campus there in addition to 960,000 square feet it leases in Greenway Plaza and 1,400,000 in West Houston's Energy Corridor. It has had 750,000 of the Greenway space up for sublease for a year, pending plans to move ...
by I45Tex
15 Oct 2019 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 46
Views: 8104

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Having looked at the Sonder job vacancies recruitment descriptions for cities like Atlanta my impression in the recent past was that their employees are not paid any better than hotel workers but are encouraged to have an ownership mentality, without the upside of earning ownership. While de-risking...
by I45Tex
14 Oct 2019 16:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 280
Views: 85137

Re: DFW Economy

Thank you for that good discussion. Do you know whether the OMB delineations of core-based statistical areas (for other readers: this includes both micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas) are being based on ACS, LEHD, or some other dataset updating? I ask because, in 2017 LEHD, one of the h...
by I45Tex
12 Oct 2019 22:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 280
Views: 85137

Re: DFW Economy

The ACS may not be the best tool to use to skin this cat: https://onthemap.ces.census.gov Someone can select Fort Worth and then map what counties the city's workers are employed in, and see the top 100 counties in 2017. Then they can change the search and map what other Places (Cities and Census De...
by I45Tex
24 Sep 2019 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 120
Views: 38693

Re: Dallas Smart District

But Hoque has the cheaper Pilgrims Pride land, which has less visibility and less office potential, for the kind of multifamily midrises being suggested here.
by I45Tex
24 Sep 2019 03:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 120
Views: 38693

Re: Dallas Smart District

This render has about 9 floors of parking with about 40 floors of office above that.
by I45Tex
21 Sep 2019 16:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 113
Views: 36770

Re: Downtown Progress

That is the journalist who filed an article this week about how real estate investors are concerned about the DFW market's shrinking margins, alongside an article describing Houston's market as "underrated." I suppose if you don't count as negative margins any of the holding costs of fifty...
by I45Tex
20 Sep 2019 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 682
Views: 264404

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

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
tamtagon wrote:so, like, there's not another one near this tall in the works right now?

The Victor is the tallest in the works rn.


Harwood is trying to prelease a 620' tower, but it is not under a crane like Flora&Olive or The Victor.
by I45Tex
19 Sep 2019 18:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Fairview: misc. developments
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Fairview: misc. developments

More parts of the Metro that I could care less about visiting and seeing the same things found in every suburban mixed-use development. My Dallitude is showing... Standard trite internet city chat reaction #1 (just edging out TL;DR by a nose) is well how dare you criticize if you simultaneously hav...
by I45Tex
07 Sep 2019 09:54
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 130
Views: 26292

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

https://catalog.utexas.edu/general-information/appendices/statistical-summaries/ Okay in 2017-2018, UT graduated 330 Baccalaureates in CS, 64 MS in Tech Commercialization, 48 MS in CS, 3 BS in Computational Eng., 346 BS in EE and 0 MS in EE. Across those six programs (Ph.D.'s are not broken out by s...
by I45Tex
07 Sep 2019 07:12
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 130
Views: 26292

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

You're welcome. Though for perspective, in terms of yesterday's Angel List openings that puts Austin only in 11th place in the US and Canada.
by I45Tex
06 Sep 2019 13:02
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 130
Views: 26292

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

The 6 X Guadalupe 848' mixed-use project filed this summer with the FAA to authorize a tower crane of up to 925' starting in October and lasting through March 2021. Has not received a decision yet. https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=410642180&...
by I45Tex
03 Sep 2019 17:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 682
Views: 264404

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

They deserve praise for making an effort. It's not any kind of classic, but it's a positive step. When the Pegasus was put on top of the Magnolia Building, there were taller buildings in OKC, Houston, San Antonio and Tulsa, but it was still one of the world's 150 tallest. http://www.skyscrapercenter...
by I45Tex
29 Aug 2019 14:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 280
Views: 85137

Re: DFW Economy

DPatel, TAMU prefers to split Tarrant and its suburbs off from the Dallas part of the Metroplex for reporting purposes.
by I45Tex
29 Aug 2019 10:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 280
Views: 85137

Re: DFW Economy

I knew Killeen wasn't creating larger numbers of jobs than Austin. The blurb quoted here refers to their annual rate of percentage growth this year.
by I45Tex
29 Aug 2019 10:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 176
Views: 70471

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Inside CBRE's first flexible working space, Hana https://www-bizjournals-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/08/28/photos-cbre-hana.amp.html "The 67,000-square-foot office space [which opened this week] located adjacent to Klyde Warren Park is the company’s flagship ...
by I45Tex
23 Aug 2019 14:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 129
Views: 43657

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

Drove by today and noticed that the fence has gone up around this area, saying Harwood 12. They are still trying to prelease that office tower, so they may be taking people by the site now. But they can't do much vertically till they have an obstruction determination for the cranes, which each have...
by I45Tex
21 Aug 2019 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 464
Views: 123173

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

This story is local now.... https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/08/21/uber-dallas.html “They might share that with us privately, but they will not share that publicly, or it’s not even part of the conversation, but we know that the C-suite is here 75 percent of the time. Well, that would b...
by I45Tex
21 Aug 2019 08:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 464
Views: 123173

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^Isn't that interesting.... Isn't Uber investing a bunch in their SF headquarters though? If that's the case, you'd have to think they'll be there for the foreseeable future. That plus the difference in engineering talent that still exists. "Most of Uber’s Dallas employees will work in finance...
by I45Tex
08 Aug 2019 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 3363

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

Thought this looked familiar. 2500-CS-Office-1.jpg 2300Mckinney_05.jpg 609 Main in Houston has two similar chamfers over the sidewalk at the Main Street end of the building: https://www.google.com/maps/place/609+Main+at+Texas,+609+Main+St,+Houston,+TX+77002/@29.7594929,-95.3628374,3a,75y,123.77h,90...
by I45Tex
06 Aug 2019 19:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 235
Views: 70980

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

-- increasing land and taxable value for the city, providing momentum to the area surrounding 75 and allowing for the success of West Village to flow into the underdeveloped east side, while opening up more land for development adjacent to one of the most successful walkable/mixed use developments ...
by I45Tex
06 Aug 2019 09:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Lewisville: misc. developments
Replies: 3
Views: 2151

Re: Lewisville: misc. developments

"...Bright Realty has broken ground on Crown Centre at Castle Hills, a 109,000-square-foot office building" with four floors.

https://rebusinessonline.com/bright-rea ... er-dallas/
by I45Tex
05 Aug 2019 17:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: Toll Brothers (Congress & Welborn)
Replies: 10
Views: 4978

Re: Oak Lawn: Toll Brothers (Congress & Welborn)

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=401446279&row=3 Crane approved 5/2019-11/2020 for 244' new building https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=366749792&row=0 https://www.tollbrothersapartmen...
by I45Tex
21 Jun 2019 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 129
Views: 43657

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

Hey, how about we're getting yet another 40-story tower. Thanks, Harwood!!! Oh c'mon man. An investment is not special just because it is successful for an investor, any more than investment is good for urban life just because it is unusually intensive. The only meaningful critique of Harwood Distr...
by I45Tex
14 Jun 2019 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 49
Views: 20836

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

Uptown and especially Victory have no track record to indicate that that is their appeal, tamtagon. The kind of urban Deep Ellum / Discovery District office product is not there. VP is as sterile as Austin's Domain. But without the lower cost higher choice home options for relocations that then come...
by I45Tex
24 May 2019 16:21
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Texas: A Shopping Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Texas: A Shopping Paradise

It would face public and private and homeless hurdles, Tivo, but we could eventually get that blend -- which we cannot have if the place is not civic and social -- with mixed-use blocks along a wide tree-lined hill avenue that arches McKinney from the Union over the highway and through the Shraman p...
by I45Tex
20 May 2019 19:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 46
Views: 8104

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

My idea would be observing that Woodbine just bought the neighboring tower at 1845 Woodall Rodgers, which was an early local example of the parking podium tower (floors 9-17 are office, but below that its windows mask a garage). So make the first three or four floors of this site along McKinney some...
by I45Tex
09 May 2019 09:59
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Luxury casino-resort 100 miles from Dallas gambles on $500 million expansion
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: Luxury casino-resort 100 miles from Dallas gambles on $500 million expansion

I suggest moderators move the US & World Urban Development thread on this over here. According to the census bureau, Durant is one of seven micropolitan areas that are part of DFW's combined statistical area. If "exurban" is equivalent to the census bureau's 15% threshold of commute in...
by I45Tex
19 Apr 2019 19:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 9
Views: 4475

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Class A, 27 floors office.png
Class A, 25 floors office.png


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: 382
Views: 101162

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: 2133

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: 101
Views: 22662

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: 130
Views: 26292

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: 101
Views: 22662

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: 101
Views: 22662

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: 3794

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: 129
Views: 43657

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: 129
Views: 43657

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: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 52
Views: 8363

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: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 52
Views: 8363

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: 6
Views: 3054

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: 130
Views: 26292

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: 130
Views: 26292

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: 130
Views: 26292

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: 130
Views: 26292

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...

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