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by Mgreen15
02 Aug 2019 09:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 25
Views: 8497

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Rowlett announces new deal to restart stalled development with Crystal Lagoon along Lake Ray Hubbard https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett/2019/08/01/rowlett-announces-new-deal-restart-stalled-billion-dollar-development-crystal-lagoon-along-lake-ray-hubbard Awesome news! As a nearby home owner, I...
by Mgreen15
28 Jun 2019 10:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 355
Views: 86401

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

DPatel304 wrote:I wonder if certain companies have no interest in Dallas, but, since we known for ponying up the big bucks, they like to use us for leverage.


It’s funny, you could replace “companies” with “free agents” and this statement would perfectly describe the local NBA franchise.
by Mgreen15
04 Jun 2019 22:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 105
Views: 27333

Re: New Census Population Estimates

The US Census Bureau released it’s population estimates for cities today and the data obtained between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 doesn’t look so good for Dallas. Fort Worth gained 19,522 (895,008) and is 3rd in terms of largest numeric increase. Dallas gained just 1,960 (1,345,047) over the sam...
by Mgreen15
28 May 2019 10:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 244
Views: 70779

Re: DFW Economy

What are the morons doing that's driving people away? If I had to guess, if/when people are leaving Dallas it's to get their kids into better schools, and I can also see how some people are being priced out of in-town living, but I wonder what other factors there are. Unfortunately, the wealth gap ...
by Mgreen15
23 May 2019 16:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 105
Views: 27333

Re: New Census Population Estimates

The US Census Bureau released it’s population estimates for cities today and the data obtained between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 doesn’t look so good for Dallas. Fort Worth gained 19,522 (895,008) and is 3rd in terms of largest numeric increase. Dallas gained just 1,960 (1,345,047) over the same...
by Mgreen15
25 Apr 2019 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 81
Views: 28585

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

Tenet Healthcare could leave downtown Dallas in office consolidation https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/04/25/tenet-healthcare-could-leave-downtown-dallas-office-consolidation One of downtown Dallas' best-known business tenants is pondering a move. Tenet Healthcare Corp. a decade ...
by Mgreen15
08 Apr 2019 20:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza

Dallas' Bank of America Plaza, downtown's tallest skyscraper, is for sale https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/04/08/downtown-dallas-tallest-skyscraperbank-america-plaza-sale Steve, Steve, Steve... SMH "The 72-story Bank of America Plaza is the second-tallest building in Texas&...
by Mgreen15
19 Feb 2019 08:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 236
Views: 84268

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Can somebody confirm what the actual height of this building will be? I’ve seen some articles saying the tower will be 39 stories and 440 feet, and other sources (like in the link below) saying 41 stories and 540 feet.

https://www.daiwahouse.com/English/abou ... 170702.pdf
by Mgreen15
16 Feb 2019 22:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 31764

Re: Dallas Smart District



Dang! That tower completely dwarfs BOA and possibly anything on this side of the Mississippi.
by Mgreen15
14 Feb 2019 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Obviously HQ2 won’t be here. But, I wonder if this opens the door for Amazon to re-engage in talks with the smart district/other proposals. Delivering 50,000, let alone 25,000 new jobs seems like a pipe dream, but they could certainly be the major tenant for any of these prospective large developmen...
by Mgreen15
08 Feb 2019 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 94535

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Speaking as a ~Millennial~ East Dallas resident who moved here from central Boston (where we enjoyed several lively, urban, walkable, dedicated shopping districts), it absolutely is annoying trying to "go shopping" in Dallas. There is no one place with a good diversity of interesting shop...
by Mgreen15
16 Jan 2019 15:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 645
Views: 227907

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

I'm more concerned about Fountain Place, an architectural gem, getting blocked, which is why a true twin would've mitigated such possibilities. Skylines are to be enjoyed at different angles. Preventing a new building from blocking out another one from a certain view is not good idea as this discou...
by Mgreen15
11 Jan 2019 20:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 170
Views: 56426

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

After looking at the marketing brochure, I noticed something quite familiar....
by Mgreen15
13 Dec 2018 14:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 408
Views: 127733

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Was walking near KWP this morning and noticed the “topping tree” on top of this glorified parking garage. So, yes this building has topped out.
by Mgreen15
10 Dec 2018 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 408
Views: 127733

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

So looking down at this just a few minutes ago it appears like they are finishing up the roof without going any higher. They capped the elevator shafts with concrete and to be honest it just looks like they are about done. So this multi acre garage is just that. Wow.. what a major disappointment fo...
by Mgreen15
10 Dec 2018 08:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Not surprising at all... “A Development group is dropping its plans to purchase the historic Dallas Morning News building in downtown Dallas. ...Now, the developers have exercised a clause that allowed them to cancel the purchase of The News property from parent company A.H. Belo Corporation. The co...
by Mgreen15
26 Nov 2018 17:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Actually, there is more demand for space in new towers in downtown Houston. If that were not the case, the new towers would not be going up. Nobody is building spec. Hines is no stranger to Dallas. If they could find similar demand for space in downtown Dallas, they would be building new office tow...
by Mgreen15
26 Nov 2018 15:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Actually, there is more demand for space in new towers in downtown Houston. If that were not the case, the new towers would not be going up. Nobody is building spec. Hines is no stranger to Dallas. If they could find similar demand for space in downtown Dallas, they would be building new office tow...
by Mgreen15
26 Nov 2018 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

One last note; DFW metro area is number one in the nation for office leasing as of the latest figures, yet we can’t erect an office skyscraper downtown like Houston can. Do we still have to much empty space downtown? In comparison to Downtown Dallas, there isn’t more demand in Downtown Houston to a...
by Mgreen15
16 Nov 2018 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 645
Views: 227907

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

ContriveDallasite wrote:Pretty awesome knowing this is not even a 1/3 of the way up yet!


If I’m not mistaken, I believe this is already around floor 20/21. So it’s almost halfway to the total 45 floors.
by Mgreen15
14 Nov 2018 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The Amazon HQ2 pitch that would have dramatically changed Dallas' skyline https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/14/amazon-hq2-pitch-dramatically-changed-dallas-skyline The Dallas Smart District would have been renamed “The Dallas Day 1 District”. It also includes a full animation ...
by Mgreen15
13 Nov 2018 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Hopefully once the dust settles we’ll see some new updates regarding the rumored hq2 sites. I’m particularly interested to see what happens with the smart district... Was Hoque putting all of his eggs in one “Amazon” basket, or does this project have a legitimate chance of breaking ground?
by Mgreen15
09 Nov 2018 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Don’t get me wrong, Atlanta is a great city and borderline top-10 in terms of GDP and metro population... but DFW is top 5 in both categories. Also, Dallas and it’s major suburbs (Plano, Garland, Richardson... etc) are all statistically more dense in comparison to Atlanta. Had Stringer not used metr...
by Mgreen15
09 Nov 2018 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Site selector: Dallas never had a chance to win HQ2 https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/11/08/ite-selector-dallas-never-had-a-chance-to-win-hq2.html Basically just an article re-iterating stuff we have already heard over and over. Some arguments for DFW, and some against, but nothing has b...
by Mgreen15
06 Nov 2018 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

No this is a loss, because this would have been a transformative shot in the arm for Downtown if Dallas doesn't get anything due to this just being a farce from the get go. You are confusing Dallas getting relocations with Frisco and Plano. They are separate cities than Dallas and despite all the h...
by Mgreen15
18 Oct 2018 08:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 31764

Re: Dallas Smart District

Remember last year when Hoque said an announcement would be coming soon regarding a “first of its kind major brand” moving to the district... By soon did he mean a few years?
by Mgreen15
21 Sep 2018 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 645
Views: 227907

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

Glad to see Amli making some vertical strides. Now I wonder how long it will be for Hillwood to snag a tenant for their signature tower next door... It’s been 5 years and things really haven’t progressed at all with this tower. At this point, I would be ecstatic if ground breaking occurred before t...
by Mgreen15
24 Jul 2018 12:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40909

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

Glass is now being installed.
by Mgreen15
15 May 2018 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Arlington never had a shot at HQ2. There is no mass transit available and traffic around that area is the absolute worst. Plus, why would a bunch of Mariners fans want to work in the old Rangers ballpark?
by Mgreen15
13 May 2018 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 489
Views: 139585

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I pray to Buddha they do not end up demolishing this building. That would be absolutely horrible. This poor building is cursed. I think the chances of this building being demolished are slim to none. If Elm Place were destroyed, it would hold the record for tallest building ever demolished in the e...
by Mgreen15
24 Apr 2018 13:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 355
Views: 86401

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Smoothie King is officially moving to the Cypress Waters development in June. “It's confirmed. Smoothie King will relocate its headquarters to North Texas this summer, the company’s CEO told the Dallas Business Journal. Currently based in Metairie, Louisiana, the brand will move to Irving’s Cypress ...
by Mgreen15
20 Dec 2017 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 259062

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

It doesn't matter Amazon showed their hand. Dallas' bid is merely bargaining power over Metro Atlanta's bid. Nothing to be excited about. Other than the Amazon lobbyist visiting Georgia (which Amazon has already publicly stated that the visit was unrelated to HQ2), what evidence do you have that su...
by Mgreen15
18 Oct 2017 16:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 31764

Re: Dallas Smart District

According to the DBJ, there is an initial phase for this project and contstruction is set to begin late next year. "The initial phase includes 600,000 square feet to 1 million square feet of office space, a major grocer, a food hall, boutique hotel with residences and green space." "C...
by Mgreen15
18 Oct 2017 13:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 31764

Re: Dallas Smart District

This is exciting, but dont hold your breath. HOPEFULLY they have another tenant in mind other than Amazon, because the Victory Park proposal is probably going to be the winner with how much work Amazon has done with Perot and the other names attached at victory park. If it is a true thing that actu...
by Mgreen15
18 Oct 2017 11:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 31764

Re: Dallas Smart District

Whoa, this is promising. I'm sure a streetcar line could be looped through this area to snag this kind of investment. Doesn't one of the proposed D2 DART lines also run right by City Hall on the north side of this project? Also, at "about 200 feet taller than Bank of America Tower," this ...
by Mgreen15
18 Apr 2017 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 196
Views: 70243

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Condo Tower

"Hall Group plans to break ground on the new tower on Friday. The building will take more than two years to complete."

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ick-friday
by Mgreen15
29 Mar 2017 21:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 170
Views: 56426

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

Yeah so basically after reading this quote from Ross Perot Jr. I've determined the rendering is just free marketing...Meh. You guys can proceed to file this one under the never built file. https://www.dmagazine.com/business-economy/2017/03/in-tallest-skyscraper-wars-perot-eyes-topping-bofa-plaza/ A...
by Mgreen15
27 Mar 2017 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 170
Views: 56426

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

There won't ever be a supertall in uptown because of FAA regulations. This site is probably the closest a supertall could possibly get to uptown. Also, the city is planning to extend KWP to field street , which will actually connect uptown to this site. I don't think this is accurate, since Woodall...
by Mgreen15
27 Mar 2017 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 170
Views: 56426

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

I'm sorry, I don't understand your reasoning. To you it doesn't make sense to built a supertall next to Uptown (which I would consider the center of business today and in the recent past and is pretty much built-out). But it makes sense in another part of the CBD or The Cedars in the future? Just t...
by Mgreen15
27 Mar 2017 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 170
Views: 56426

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

That's how I feel as well. I'm sure there is a lot of demand to live in "the middle of things" in Dallas, currently, but I also realize that Dallas is a changing city with a lot of room to grow. A decade or two from now, "the middle of things" might be in a different part of tow...

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