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by I45Tex
12 Jul 2018 08:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 71
Views: 14165

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

The new Dream on Printers Alley in Nashville, funded by local investors, topped out in late October 2017. One has just been announced for Buckhead in Atlanta:

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2018/7/11/17 ... swell-road
by I45Tex
03 Jul 2018 17:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 21
Views: 1810

Re: Homelessness

tamtagon wrote:gross


I know, it's gotten tricky to respond in detail to his posts about transit, smart growth and culture or society when I can't recall which Koch brother he is IRL
by I45Tex
03 Jul 2018 12:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

Yes. "This." For instance, CityLine and Galatyn Park both seem to have peak WalkScores below the cutoff, disqualifying them, while downtown Richardson's max walk score is high enough but its square footage disqualifies it. I used to be able to use heatmaps on WalkScore.com but can't seem t...
by I45Tex
02 Jul 2018 11:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

Thanks Tucy!
by I45Tex
30 Jun 2018 19:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 34
Views: 8802

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Downtown block 122, I think it's called, surrounded by Park, Saint Louis, Harwood, and I-30, has been marked as one of Mike Hoque's purchases, but according to DCAD maps and assessment hearings it still appears to be owned in pieces by Sam Harrington and at least one grocery business. Any info on wh...
by I45Tex
30 Jun 2018 17:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 31
Views: 1180

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

There were a bunch of articles and you didn't link us to what you're referencing, but I do feel like Houston is a sidetrack from the potential of this thread. Wednesday after next, on July 11th, there's a morning-long symposium on the New Dallas -- get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dall...
by I45Tex
26 Jun 2018 09:36
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Dallas Museum of Art
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Dallas Museum of Art

Speaking of beauty, jrd... hate the game, not the player, I suppose, but will Dallas have ever "arrived" before a discussion like that one actually includes the word beauty? I read the article; I sure noticed profile, impact, importance, check box, check box, extraordinariness, tourism mag...
by I45Tex
25 Jun 2018 23:42
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Meacham Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Meacham Airport

Leisure travel base alone may not be enough to keep an airline going, though. No matter how many people live in Tarrant County, (I think I do remember the latest population estimates put the Ft Worth-Arl Metropolitan Division in the neighborhood of 2.5MM or 33% and the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolit...
by I45Tex
23 Jun 2018 14:04
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: NorthEast Texas Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: NorthEast Texas Trail

I don't want to come across as negative, because I do like this project. I hope it can be completed and maintained for an achievable amount of resources and I hope the Circuit Trail Conservancy* and other projects link up with it somehow in the future. But I'm rubbed the wrong way by the bit about b...
by I45Tex
19 Jun 2018 20:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4910

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Would someone be willing to helpfully transcribe the graphic at the top of this thread onto our pinned comprehensive projects map? I want to do it but, at least this month, I just can't justify the time while I'm applying for urban development or wider regeneration/innovation jobs (PM if you know so...
by I45Tex
07 Jun 2018 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 53
Views: 8762

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Yes, I'm encouraged by Masinter's investment in the neighborhood. It's not my neighborhood, but the NIMBYs who were overacting this drama (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJp4THVsVe0 :o ) were the same ones who voted down a DART station there. Taxpayers may feel like they are naturally the owne...
by I45Tex
28 May 2018 10:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 72
Views: 9265

Re: New Census Population Estimates

I'm surprised that folks have let that claim stand. The burbs are not more dense. Garland may be 57 square miles at an average density of 4100-4200 residents per square mile, but ten minutes with a ZCTA map can show you an equally extensive square mileage of central and north-central Dallas with res...
by I45Tex
23 May 2018 23:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 18504

Re: DART D2 Subway

This is a good thread. What do you think about the following? While AT&T rival Sprint's headquarters is a massive EDS or JCPenney-style suburban Kansas City campus, big competitors like Verizon (on Bryant Park Midtown Manhattan) and Comcast (attached directly to Suburban Station) have spurred ou...
by I45Tex
23 May 2018 22:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan

In Census 2000, Fort Worth had 45% of Dallas' 1.2MM population, sure. Now Big D is around 1.3MM and what some would like to call its suburb has already jumped from 535K to just about 900K. Panther Island really is going to blow Victory out of the water, too... I think the FWD idea with West + East k...
by I45Tex
23 May 2018 19:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan

I wouldn't try anything more than DFW. A hefty attempt was made to brand the region as "North Texas" for the superbowl, but there was no follow thru so no chance that could have stuck anywhere outside the region... I'm glad for that, too. North Texas is a university, or geographic region ...
by I45Tex
23 May 2018 11:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan

I think "consolidating" many of the cities' and the four core counties' administrative functions (serving 6.6 million or more than 22% of all Texans*) would be no wilder a boondoggle than what we've already got, but, short-term, would probably hasten the flight to the far exurbs just acros...
by I45Tex
18 May 2018 10:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 18504

Re: DART D2 Subway

But surely you do understand, Tucy, that raising the ceiling that has to be raised before any other central transit projects can raise ridership directly, is also indirectly just as necessary.
by I45Tex
15 May 2018 20:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 11978

Re: Downtown Progress

The thread though remains for downtown Dallas’ progress, not its regress. File that idea in our Opolis Blueprints subforum under “DeplorabLouvre,” if you’d like.
by I45Tex
01 May 2018 21:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 127
Views: 25075

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

Nice find, DPatel, although cringeworthy also, of course.* I guess it's still weird to me because D Magazine was talking price hikes on these units three years ago: https://candysdirt.com/2015/04/23/prices-movin-ciel-bleu-ciel/ Maybe zero of those deposits eventuated into real live pre-sales after a...
by I45Tex
23 Apr 2018 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 47
Views: 7331

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Thanks for that reference jsoto, and really great ideas lakewoodhobo and Troy. Please be gentle on me for a dumb one... but if I were Spire, I mean, these folks are top 1% and do have a lot of clout within their network even if they've recently been farther from hitting it out of the park or getting...
by I45Tex
21 Apr 2018 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 47
Views: 7331

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

But seriously, I agree w/ Hwulivn. Good concept system, tamtagon. Trying to think of a suggestion to build further on it...
by I45Tex
21 Apr 2018 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 47
Views: 7331

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

But they have renderings showing people shopping and living their best life!!! No, pretty sure that was Robert Jeffress and Joel Osteen, not Spire and Valley View. 8-) "I asked a painter why the roads are colored black He said, 'Steve, it's because people leave, and no highway will bring them ...
by I45Tex
02 Apr 2018 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90078

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Most of life is small ball, tanzoak. I guess you'll (?) just as often as you like, but it's the same way I wouldn't base a business in a state that embraces casinos -- show enough citizens that it's better to be lucky or networked than good, and long-term that's the kind of locale you will build. Th...
by I45Tex
02 Apr 2018 09:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90078

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

While I do in fact think we highly overestimate the attractiveness of North Texas to young people when comparing the probable top of our longterm growth lifecycle to the near-trough of Chicago's or LA's, that's truly for some other thread. What I was "trying to argue" is that a city that t...
by I45Tex
01 Apr 2018 15:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90078

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I concur, except that it's not a mere matter of whether this firm's practices deserve incentive packages, Whit. New Jersey and Dallas and all other urban suitors explicitly want Amazon to come in as the trendsetter for their next-gen business image/growth/community. Even if everyone substantially ag...
by I45Tex
31 Mar 2018 21:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90078

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

There may be becoming a critical mass of young people who won’t be “talked back down from” ethical stands, or even seduced with career opportunities like the Boomers were, now that they’ve seen for sure just how thoroughly and dishearteningly impossible it is to be a Weinstein, Gates, Kalanick, Elli...
by I45Tex
16 Mar 2018 17:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: CityLine
Replies: 21
Views: 4322

Re: Richardson: CityLine

Since Atlanta IIRC was one of two more State Farm mega-outposts this decade, thought I would post this link for other forumers to know some related development in the health insurance space in our ‘New South’ rival: https://atlanta.curbed.com/2018/1/29/16942648/anthem-technology-center-construction-...
by I45Tex
16 Mar 2018 16:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 26
Views: 4806

Re: Frisco: The Star

In the days of EDS and Frito-Lay and blue wool suits, I guess Plano could get away with being a fresh but somewhat boring brand. Lately with infrastructure beginning to age, more stylish housing stock further north, a growing airport owned by county seat McKinney, and a municipal name that resembles...
by I45Tex
16 Mar 2018 13:39
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Pipes et cetera
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Pipes et cetera

https://www.uptexas.org/Government/Public-Works/Construction-Projects “Blastco installed scaffolding and is placing a shroud around the entire tank to enclose the work area.” From now till end of May they’ll be repairing inside and external problems with the tank and then repainting it. They will no...
by I45Tex
16 Mar 2018 13:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: eSports Stadium Arlington
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: eSports Stadium Arlington

So what is the mechanism for times when a project needs to be discussed in two complementary perspectives, for instance a public park that’s supposed to foster urban economic growth? How would threading work there? I’m thinking of the Oak Cliff Deck Park in that example, but also here’s a link to ye...
by I45Tex
16 Mar 2018 01:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90078

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

PS: numbers from the population area pane on the very enjoyable and free-as-advertised www.freemaptools.com
by I45Tex
16 Mar 2018 01:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90078

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Not intending to pile on, here, but even if such passenger pipes were operational and people felt like packing into coffins to just get it over with and be somewhere (I mean, I guess, that is the logical conclusion of what we thrifty passengers have gotten airlines to do), guess what? The radius fro...
by I45Tex
15 Mar 2018 22:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: eSports Stadium Arlington
Replies: 6
Views: 478

eSports Stadium Arlington

Converting old Convention Center — thoughts, folks?

https://www.guidelive.com/video-games/2 ... st-stadium
by I45Tex
15 Mar 2018 12:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Pipes et cetera
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Pipes et cetera

PS -- the beautiful facility being rebuilt

Metroplex NW Highway Rebuild.png


:shock:
by I45Tex
15 Mar 2018 11:22
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Flower Mound: Lakeside Tower (15 floors/48 units)
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Flower Mound: Lakeside Tower (15 floors/48 units)

Thank you, Alex. Nice to hear that.
by I45Tex
14 Mar 2018 06:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Flower Mound: Lakeside Tower (15 floors/48 units)
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Flower Mound: Lakeside Tower (15 floors/48 units)

Last I checked were only 6 units left unsold within the top ten floors of tower, which per website seems to now be 16 floors. Has it topped out yet?
by I45Tex
13 Mar 2018 18:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 26
Views: 4806

Re: Frisco: The Star

Blue Star Land has filed plans with Frisco — three more office buildings at The Star, say DBJ and DMN, 7 to 12 stories tall.
Believe it or not, they’re not for Amazon.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... risco.html
by I45Tex
09 Mar 2018 11:58
Forum: U.S. + World Urban Development
Topic: New York City: U-Shaped Skyscraper
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Re: New York City: U-Shaped Skyscraper

If you are interested in U-shaped skyscrapers, you'll probably be interested by this:

http://www.ctbuh.org/TallBuildings/Acad ... fault.aspx
by I45Tex
06 Mar 2018 18:42
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Pipes et cetera
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Pipes et cetera

Has there been anything on here lately about rebuilding the crazy water tower in University Park? (right between 3521 and 3533 Northwest Parkway, on Northwest Hwy) Driving by, I also liked the cool chimney on 3601 Northwest Parkway (1963) nearby. Oh, and lots of work just north in Dallas around Walc...
by I45Tex
05 Mar 2018 13:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 140
Views: 12453

Re: I-345

Also, you're freeing up space for 10,000 or whatever lower-VMT residents as opposed to the counterfactual where those units are built further out, in places requiring more driving. CityMAP does indicate that traffic will be transferred from highways to local streets, and you are correct that local ...
by I45Tex
22 Feb 2018 18:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 192
Views: 25089

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Well you were right; the second link I had was Project c3po...
by I45Tex
22 Feb 2018 11:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 192
Views: 25089

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Oh I see, you mean the early 2014 one:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... ooking-for
by I45Tex
22 Feb 2018 11:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 192
Views: 25089

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Timing seems a little off, but it’s a good suggestion for sure.

Project Wall-E hit executive sessions in late 2011 dwindled away in 2012 whereas this Panasonic decision came in 2014:

https://www.denverpost.com/2014/12/18/p ... otropolis/
by I45Tex
17 Feb 2018 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90078

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

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by I45Tex
17 Feb 2018 00:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90078

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I don’t think we’ve satisfactorily established that this matter of Tier 1 / R1 pipeline (with or without grade inflation on the definition in the years since 1994*) even matters for cities’ real value proposition to AMZN. Especially when compared to the myriad cultural opportunities to get Amazon em...
by I45Tex
12 Feb 2018 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 4912

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Fortunately there is an opportunity now for us to treat the homeless with respect —

https://candysdirt.com/2017/12/20/mehrd ... side-pics/
by I45Tex
10 Feb 2018 16:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 26
Views: 4150

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Think they beat you to that suburbia phase three tagline already:

http://www.gatewayplanning.com/radiate/ ... .20.17.pdf
by I45Tex
08 Feb 2018 00:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Melissa: misc. developments
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Melissa: misc. developments

Well, it’s passed up Celina and has its sights on Anna’s back, now, dude. At only a 24-mile commute to The Star, by the time that commute becomes utterly intolerable it’ll hope to have landed its own office parks to compensate. Of course the neighborhoods will be looking a bit drab next to the newes...
by I45Tex
19 Jan 2018 17:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90078

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

One person on the Houston forum said today, “Amazon knows that by including Indy and Columbus, Indiana and Ohio will go all-out on incentives, which they can then leverage over more desirable locations that aren't as likely to play the incentive game (NYC, DC, Boston, LA, Denver, etc.).”

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