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by I45Tex
19 Sep 2019 18:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Fairview: misc. developments
Replies: 3
Views: 111

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: 115
Views: 20152

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: 115
Views: 20152

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: 115
Views: 20152

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: 645
Views: 228039

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: 244
Views: 70812

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: 244
Views: 70812

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: 61422

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: 36972

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: 434
Views: 94673

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: 434
Views: 94673

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: 2261

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: 226
Views: 55737

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: 1721

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: 4384

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: 36972

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: 42
Views: 13848

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: 1015

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: 19
Views: 3578

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: 1465

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: 3918

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: 355
Views: 86454

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: 1696

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: 100
Views: 17055

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: 115
Views: 20152

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: 100
Views: 17055

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: 100
Views: 17055

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: 3030

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: 36972

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: 36972

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: 6577

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: 6577

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: 2573

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: 115
Views: 20152

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: 115
Views: 20152

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: 115
Views: 20152

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: 115
Views: 20152

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: 115
Views: 20152

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: 355
Views: 86454

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: 2217

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: 36
Views: 7404

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: 633
Views: 164165

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

7371677C-FA50-4E0E-8DCB-2CE6C5540230.jpeg
by I45Tex
23 Feb 2019 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 41
Views: 8317

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: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 52
Views: 6577

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: 786

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: 786

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: 196
Views: 70274

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: 31774

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: 536

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: 34
Views: 9102

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 ...

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