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by Cord1936
18 Feb 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon slam? Among HQ2 finalists, Dallas-Fort Worth ranks next to last in college-educated millennials Mitchell Schnurman, Business columnist, Dallas Morning News, 02-16-18 By some measures, higher education is Dallas’ great weakness in the Amazon sweepstakes. The region still doesn’t have a true T...
by Cord1936
15 Feb 2018 16:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

https://imageserver-bisnow1.netdna-ssl.com/U7RU9c1mrfHqDdLg6WOOYLgzrPM=/0x0/publisher/5a85b3656ed1e_Downtown_Dallas_real.jpeg Can Amazon Take Dallas To The Big Leagues? Jeremiah Jensen, Bisnow Dallas, February 15, 2018 According to some predictions, Dallas is the most likely candidate for Amazon's ...
by Cord1936
04 Feb 2018 14:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3654

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/5a74/dae5/f197/cc7f/6e00/076d/slideshow/uymqjvurpznhccwtdeyk.jpg?1517607646 https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/5a74/d680/f197/cc7f/6e00/0762/slideshow/WO-ROG-20121027-DDiers-Olive_to_Pearl-LRG.jpg?1517606521 Klyde Warren Park wins 2018 American Institute o...
by Cord1936
01 Feb 2018 11:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 12314

Re: DFW Economy

This relocation by CBRE Hotels from Houston to Dallas is a prime example of what is occurring on a much broader and larger context. The age old "struggle", if you will, between Houston and Dallas for supremacy has been decided ... Dallas already has and is pulling away from Houston in ever...
by Cord1936
30 Jan 2018 19:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Lord knows last time I checked Donald doesn’t like Bezos and Bezos doesn’t like Donald. One is a successful business man and the other is “controversial” and please people don’t take this too far. Bezos won’t want to make the president look good with bringing good jobs to DC. And you don’t need to ...
by Cord1936
30 Jan 2018 19:27
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 226
Views: 18454

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I am counting the blessing that at least the train stops at edge of our downtown and will be able to connect with DART at the center of our city. Houston was not so lucky. ^^^^^^^ Exactly! Downtown Dallas Cedar's District is just a mere stone's throw from the Dallas CBD while Downtown Houston has b...
by Cord1936
29 Jan 2018 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm afraid it's going to East Coast city. Jeff Bezos lives in DC. 3 DC metro areas on the shortlist. That's the preferred landing spot now IMO. ^^^^^^^ I read a very recent article by a NYC Bisnow writer claiming that the decision was D.C. all along and the whole exercise was a sham. It may be true...
by Cord1936
27 Jan 2018 19:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 12314

Re: DFW Economy

DFW Building Activity Topped $22.2 Billion in 2017 By Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 01-25-18 Recap: * DFW set a new all-time construction volume record at $22.2 billion in 2017 * DFW ranked as number 2 in the nation in 2017 after NYC's $41.1 billion * DFW 2017 dollar volume is 6% more than 2016...
by Cord1936
27 Jan 2018 19:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Only the top five "big boys" - Dallas, NYC, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC - plus one wildcard city - Toronto - have a realistic chance of hosting Amazon's new headquarters just given the unprecedented tech hiring requirements for HQ2. Even with tech hiring phased in over several year...
by Cord1936
26 Jan 2018 14:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Only the top five "big boys" - Dallas, NYC, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC - plus one wildcard city - Toronto - have a realistic chance of hosting Amazon's new headquarters just given the unprecedented tech hiring requirements for HQ2. Even with tech hiring phased in over several years...
by Cord1936
11 Jan 2018 18:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27244

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:What's up with the civil engineering photo attached above ^ lol

^^^^^^^
Have no idea ... other than it was with the article ... it doesn't make sense so I removed it. Ha ha!
by Cord1936
11 Jan 2018 18:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12304

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Please let it be HQ2! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4557/24631173938_837181424e_o.jpg Downtown Dallas, June 2017, on Flickr PMRG: Dallas-Fort Worth still has one big relocation on the horizon By Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, Jan 9, 2018, 2:59pm After some big companies relocating to No...
by Cord1936
11 Jan 2018 17:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27244

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Building Alert: New Multifamily Property Planned In Bishop Arts January 10, 2018, Jeremiah Jensen, Bisnow Dallas Crimson Building LLC filed permits for a multifamily development at 200 North Bishop Ave. in the Bishop Arts District. The property is planned for 388K SF and is valued at $40.7M. The ow...
by Cord1936
04 Jan 2018 18:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12304

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I love these small relocations, they are easy to squeeze into existing office space and they usually grow once they they get here. ^^^^^^^ Exactly! Small has a way of getting much bigger over time. Just looking at LST's plans for this year their new Dallas corporate office will go from 10 people up...
by Cord1936
04 Jan 2018 13:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12304

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The red hot growth in Dallas begets yet more growth and expansion, from some of the largest to smaller companies: Indiana marketing firm shifting operations to Dallas by Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 01-03-18 An Indiana-based marketing firm is moving its operations to Dallas. LST Marketing is re...
by Cord1936
19 Dec 2017 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Hello Amazon! Key takeaways from article: * Dallas area top job producer in nation YOY Oct. 2017 with 94,000+ new jobs added * More than 32,000 tech office workers added to Dallas area since 2011 * Tech firms now account for 20% of Dallas area office market with a total tech population of almost 140...
by Cord1936
19 Dec 2017 11:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 226
Views: 18454

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Downtown Houston HSR station now eliminated with the electrified route now idenfitied as the chosen and preferred route for the HSR. Downtown Dallas' Cedars District to a location in NW Houston will be the two main stations in each city. Newly Released High-Speed Rail Impact Study Highlights Potenti...
by Cord1936
18 Dec 2017 13:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12304

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

By completing CH2M merger, $15B Jacobs will bring hundreds of jobs to Dallas by Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, 12-18-17 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) has closed on a long-awaited $2.85 billion deal to acquire rival Denver-based CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. — its biggest deal in ...
by Cord1936
14 Dec 2017 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 75
Views: 7540

Re: Museum Tower

Yeah, it doesn't seem the MT people are nearly as worried about their sales as are people on this forum. You cannot be serious. Are you really unaware of the serious financial situation the "MT people" got themselves into; the firing of the top guy, the bankruptcy threat it posed to the e...
by Cord1936
05 Dec 2017 22:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 15
Views: 2088

Downtown Dallas: City Lights

https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1512485858-citylightsoverview.jpg?auto=format%2Cenhance&crop=faces%2Centropy&fit=crop&q=40&or=0&w=1024&h=543 https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1512515205-citylightsnew.jpg?auto=format&q=50&or=0&w=800 Dallas downtown to get a new 10-story h...
by Cord1936
29 Nov 2017 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 225
Views: 23724

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

http://media.culturemap.com/crop/d9/c7/633x475/Drever_120425.jpg This marble is fit for the Greek gods. Photo courtesy of the Drever Downtown Dallas high-rise fine-tunes rehab with ancient Greek marble By Teresa Gubbins, Dallas CultureMap, Nov. 28, 2017 | 12:14 pm A major restoration project in dow...
by Cord1936
29 Nov 2017 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 90
Views: 8865

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Not sure if this is part of the Midtown development or not but it is next to the Dallas Galleria in the immediate area. https://imageserver-bisnow1.netdna-ssl.com/cFmBFKPErvROBB1xe7noFb9_WQY=/0x0/publisher/5a1ed1a43a863_4184022100_4c3b66ae24_b.jpeg PegasusAblon has a $51M mixed-use property planned ...
by Cord1936
28 Nov 2017 16:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12304

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Sources: Smoothie King preps headquarters relocation to Dallas (Cypress Waters) Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, 11-27-17 Dallas-Fort Worth could lure another international headquarters to the region, with multiple real estate sources saying Metairie, Louisiana-based Smoothie King Franchi...
by Cord1936
17 Nov 2017 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The very recent comments below are quite encouraging. Coming from Ross Perot Jr., Chairman of The Perot Companies as well as Hillwood, who is already a trusted Amazon business partner having built 14,000,000+ sf of commercial space for them over just the last few years ... it all but assures Perot h...
by Cord1936
06 Nov 2017 08:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: LBJ East reconstruction
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: LBJ East reconstruction

Toll Lanes Planned for LBJ Between US 75 and I-30 Ten-year project would expand I-635, cost nearly $2 billion By Ben Russell, NBCDFW.com, 11-06-17 A plan to expand a nearly 11-mile stretch of Interstate 635 between the interchanges with US 75 Central Expressway and Interstate 30 would include the i...
by Cord1936
05 Nov 2017 22:30
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava

This is a cool article about how cities are employing architects and engineers to create signature bridges, such as what we are doing here in Dallas, that not only make statements about the city itself but to exploit bridges as great monuments of design, to foster pride in the residents and promote ...
by Cord1936
03 Nov 2017 10:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12304

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

London-based property firm trades Addison location for Downtown Dallas office Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 2, 2017 An international real estate firm is relocating its local office from the 'burbs to downtown. Savills Studley is shifting its operations from Addison to the Chase Tower on Ro...
by Cord1936
03 Nov 2017 10:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 5391

Re: Dallas Smart District

This was published yesterday but is a locked article ... does anyone subscribe who can summarize what it says? Anything new being added that we don't already know? Behind Dallas entrepreneur Mike Hoque's vision for a smarter Dallas Dallas Business Journal, Candace Carlisle, Nov. 2, 2017 Dallas entre...
by Cord1936
31 Oct 2017 23:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12304

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Vistra was # 499 on the current list of Fortune 500 companies released earlier this year; with this takeover it will double Vistra's size from around $5B to $10B, catapulting it up the Fortune 500 list for 2018. Dallas-area based Vistra acquiring Houston based Dynegy to form $10B Texas power giant; ...
by Cord1936
31 Oct 2017 12:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12304

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Dallas Snags Corporate Relocation From Frisco
by Jeremiah Jensen, Bisnow Dallas, October 31, 2017

Article: https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/office/downtown-dallas-snags-corporate-relcoation-from-frisco-80937
by Cord1936
24 Oct 2017 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Awful lot of groan-inducing pablum in that list. I’ll just highlight the one I groaned the loudest at: “home to the largest light rail” As this recent article makes evident, the DART is useless for most people, especially the ones that need it the most. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2017/10...
by Cord1936
24 Oct 2017 20:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I am choosing to believe Amazon is looking for a North American and Western Hemisphere HQ with a retail kicker, that gives Dallas a significant advantage. Especially with the existing and educated bilingual workforce. ^^^^^^^ Word! Dallas and the Dallas area is either number one or in the top two o...
by Cord1936
24 Oct 2017 10:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12304

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Chicago-based Blackstone Group affiliate to relocate its headquarters to Las Colinas By Candace Carlisle, Dallas Business Journal, 10-23-17 ... "Texas is in the heart of our current partnered footprint and an epicenter for energy innovation," GridLiance President and CEO Calvin Crowder sa...
by Cord1936
23 Oct 2017 21:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^^^ Ha! No kidding... I think if you throw in 2016 & 2017, you'll see an even bigger spike for DFW relative to the rest of the field. It has been a BIG couple of years for tech in the eastern metroplex. ^^^^^^^ How about 40,310 tech jobs being added to the Dallas area over the last five years ?...
by Cord1936
20 Oct 2017 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/unnamed-768x609.jpg https://candysdirt.com/2017/10/19/amazon-hq2-could-mean-higher-rents-for-dallas-area/?utm_source=Candy+Evans+-+All+Subscribers&utm_campaign=1a604bc85b-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd2a6dc536-1a604bc8...
by Cord1936
20 Oct 2017 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 38
Views: 5452

Re: West Dallas Developments

https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1508443597-660-Exterior-2.jpg?auto=format&q=50&or=0&w=800 Old warehouse will become new venue for West Dallas by Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 10-19-17 Developers who built a popular West Dallas mixed-use complex are eyeing another project. Oaxaca Intere...
by Cord1936
20 Oct 2017 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

https://media.wired.com/photos/59e6543dca9eb72cd6b84c8e/master/w_582,c_limit/Sidewalk-LabsTA.jpg On Tuesday, news broke that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, would build a 12-acre "smart district" (with a full build-out of 800 acres) on Toronto’s eastern waterfront via its Sidewalk Labs...
by Cord1936
18 Oct 2017 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 5391

Re: Dallas Smart District

If this were any developer other than KDC I would say it was more of a marketing ploy than not. However, we all know KDC is the absolute "gold standard" in developers in Dallas and the Dallas region. What project has KDC attached their name to - as they have so prominently this one and man...
by Cord1936
18 Oct 2017 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

NJ offering up to 7 billion for Amazon HQ2 in incentives, Atlanta 5B. At what point is it not even worth it for cities, Dallas in particular, to not even try to lure a big fish if they have to forego so many tax dollars.? Food for thought.. New Jersey is among the most expensive states in the natio...
by Cord1936
18 Oct 2017 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 123
Views: 19994

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

https://www.dmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/PwC-677x451.jpeg PwC Gets Signage on Park District Trammell Crow Co. installed signage for its anchor tenant just as the residence tower topped out. By Julia Bunch, D Magazine, October 17, 2017, 2:20PM Article: https://www.dmagazine.com/commercia...
by Cord1936
17 Oct 2017 17:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 213
Views: 25480

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1508254071-IMG_7341.JPG?auto=format&crop=faces,entropy&fit=crop&q=40&or=0&w=400&h=273 Downtown Dallas' landmark Statler Hotel opens its doors after 3-year redo by Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 10-17-17 Almost two decades after the building cl...
by Cord1936
14 Oct 2017 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I took this on 10-09-17 and thought I'd have some fun with it!
ImageDowntown Dallas with new freeway signage to Amazon Urban Village, on Flickr
by Cord1936
13 Oct 2017 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I don't think I've seen this mentioned before (sorry if someone's already posted) but this outlines Victory's proposal for an "Amazon Urban Village." http://dallas.towers.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/10/AmazonHQ2_VP_Urban_Village.jpg The buildings seem kinda spread out but I like ...
by Cord1936
11 Oct 2017 22:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

As deweast1 indicated, the bids are due to Amazon no later than Oct. 19th. I believe they will be making their decision in 2018, whether early, mid-year or late I do not know. Does anyone remember seeing a more definitive decision timeline from Amazon? One of the San Antonio officials said they beli...
by Cord1936
11 Oct 2017 21:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This has to be a blow to San Antonio's civic pride but kudos to them for being realistic. Now only if the cadre of suburbs here in our region would wake up and smell the coffee and do the same thing! Frisco, McKinney, and even Ft. Worth do not meet the requirements for HQ2 ... the only REAL contende...
by Cord1936
09 Oct 2017 19:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36309

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Quick question, with all these other small cities within the DFW putting a bid, doesn't it mean that they too have meet the requirements of being a city with 1million people? Do they think (suburbs) they meet the criteria because they're part of the DFW? I just don't think the suburbs are as attrac...
by Cord1936
09 Oct 2017 19:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: The Crescent
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Uptown: The Crescent

Astounding ... over 120 financial firms are now domiciled at The Crescent in Uptown! Quite an impressive feat for a single development to boast! https://www.dmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/The-Crescent-Tower-and-Courtyard_sm-677x451.jpg The Crescent Tower and Courtyard. (Courtesy of Crescen...
by Cord1936
08 Oct 2017 21:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 12314

Re: DFW Economy

That is quite a drop for Houston, I wonder how the floods will impact them? Lots of economic activity in rebuilding but not sure about the longer term prospects. It's actually far worse than anyone realizes. Houston/The Woodlands has had negative GDP for three straight years ... with their latest G...
by Cord1936
08 Oct 2017 20:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 23
Views: 2283

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

A second phase of development would add a residential high-rise. "We are building a tower with 400 units of residential on the parking garage," Moayedi said. This would be a fairly significant tower....would it not? The AMLI Fountain Place tower has 350 units at 46 stories and 562 feet ta...

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