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by Cord1936
04 May 2019 12:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine

The article below evidently helps clarify who are the "put Dallas first" mayoral candidates ... unfortunately it is behind a pay wall and I can't read the whole thing. I saw in another article (from the Ft. Worth Startlegram) that Scott Grigg's was making very pro-Dallas statements at that...
by Cord1936
03 May 2019 21:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine

Dallas needs to take a page out of Frisco's playbook, which is to not giving a flying f**k about "regionalism." I mean, seriously. You have losers like Rawlings trying to play nice with his "Mayor of DFW, good for the region" nonsense. Meanwhile, leaders in Frisco are laughing t...
by Cord1936
03 May 2019 13:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine

I hate when cities subsidize sports stadiums; it's been studied so many times.. it's a net loss for cities. Hard pass. Also if you're going to subsidize a stadium; make sure it's not for baseball. A sport that is dying before our very own eyes; it has had lowering attendance for many years now.. ht...
by Cord1936
03 May 2019 10:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine

Great article in D Magazine that hits the mark concerning the embracing of "regionalism" versus sustainable growth. The article states there are certain mayoral candidates for Dallas mayor that do not believe in the regionalism approach and instead want to promote Dallas ahead of the "...
by Cord1936
27 Apr 2019 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 9477

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

This zoning exhibit currently going through the City Plan Commission gives a sense of what this tower's approximate height and proportions might be: https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/05-02-19-plans/Z178-314_Tower%20Orientation%20Exhibit%20_11_7_2018.pdf ...
by Cord1936
24 Apr 2019 19:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 288
Views: 60854

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

1,300 new jobs coming to Allstate's facility in Irving ... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Governor Abbott Announces Expansion of Allstate Facility in Irving April 23, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-ab...
by Cord1936
20 Apr 2019 22:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 561
Views: 145359

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

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40689106503_5c33639972_o.jpg AMLI Fountain Place, under construction, Downtown Dallas Drive by photo of AMLI Fountain Place under construction taken while whizzing past it on Woodall Rodgers Freeway earlier this week. AMLI's sharp angular top has yet to present i...
by Cord1936
18 Apr 2019 18:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 100
Views: 20626

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Interesting discussion. Here are the 2010-2018 growth numbers for DFW and Houston metro areas by county, along with their respective square mileage: DFW : Tarrant: 267,424 (902 square miles) Dallas: 265,442 (909 square miles) Tarrant + Dallas = 532,866 (1,811 sq mi) Collin: 216,715 (886 square mile...
by Cord1936
18 Apr 2019 14:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 100
Views: 20626

Re: New Census Population Estimates

^^^^^^^ Probably a better way of looking at the county and population growth comparisons is to lump Dallas County (909 square miles) and Collin County (886 square miles) together ... rather than Dallas and Tarrant. Reason being: the Dallas Metro is separate and apart from the Tarrant Metro ... and C...
by Cord1936
18 Apr 2019 14:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 100
Views: 20626

Re: New Census Population Estimates

DFW has a great growth rate, but unlike LA county or Harris County in Houston, it's almost evenly split between Dallas (+275K), Tarrant (+275k), Collin (+250k) and what I'm calling 'other-Denton,etc' (+300k). Great comparison ... but I think if you look at square mile size of the respective countie...
by Cord1936
18 Apr 2019 14:07
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 131
Views: 25175

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Aerial of Pacific Plaza Park showing progress over the last year ... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47638285521_aeed482362_o.jpg Pacific Plaza Park, 04-18-19 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40671728643_453a3ca94b_o.jpg Pacific Plaza Park, 04-18-18 Images courtesy of Instagram post by Pacifi...
by Cord1936
05 Apr 2019 18:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 215761

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/20160804_Amazon_Prime_Air_211-630x421.jpg Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, shows off the company’s first branded airplane. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Exclusive: Amazon moving thousands of employees out of Se...
by Cord1936
05 Apr 2019 18:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 215761

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Hadn't seen this until now but it was announced late Feb 2019. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/flier-630x401.jpg Amazon backs out of massive Seattle office tower as questions sw...
by Cord1936
30 Mar 2019 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 47892

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

https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Bleu-Ciel.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/32558745357_79826d2fc4_o.jpg View of greater Downtown Dallas from pool area at Bleu Ciel, 03-30-19 Plano Empty Nesters’ Journey to Bleu Ciel by Shelby Skrhak, Candy's Dirt, 03-30-19 They say the beau...
by Cord1936
26 Mar 2019 22:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 215761

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

No wonder Amazon is establishing a second major HDQ somewhere else (and growing their presence substantially in yet other major existing technology centers around the nation, like Dallas) rather than substantially growing their existing Seattle HDQ. It is shocking when one understands the level of f...
by Cord1936
24 Mar 2019 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 17982

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I think it may be time to start discussing a deck park for the SMU/Mockingbird station area. It seems like an ideal way to connect those two together. ^^^^^^^ Brilliant idea! That would in fact solve many pedestrian issues related to getting over Central ... and it would set off a boom of highrise ...
by Cord1936
24 Mar 2019 13:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

Surprising to see Houston on this list as # 9 out of the top 20 metros in the nation that people who currently live there are wanting to flee. It's in contrast to Houston appearing as # 7 on 2018's top 15 moving destinations. But this report is of a differing viewpoint - of the people who already li...
by Cord1936
23 Mar 2019 16:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 17982

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7883/32509356197_c53045d44f_o.jpg 27 story residential tower to be built next to The Highland Hotel & Residences located at Mockingbird & Central Expressway, Dallas Toll Brothers is building a 27 story residential tower next to The Highland Hotel & Residen...
by Cord1936
22 Mar 2019 19:18
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 13151

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7922/47444832241_93f78eb56e_o.jpg Downtown Dallas from roof top terrace of 1905 Malone Cliff View What an incredible view from the roof top terrace of this stunning contemporary home for sale located at 1905 Malone Cliff View, nestled above the historic Belmont Hotel ...
by Cord1936
21 Mar 2019 22:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53d53c64e4b076e5e3fd36fe/t/5c00052d1ae6cf8174b0b3ec/1543505213500/2018-moving-trends-map_r5.png?format=1500w Here’s Where Americans Moved to in 2018 Updater.com, December 17, 2018 Updater’s moving destinations report is based on aggregated moving trends determ...
by Cord1936
20 Mar 2019 10:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

While this article, from Bisnow Los Angeles, highlights LA as being the #1 market in all of the Americas for real estate investment it mentions the remainder of the top five. DFW is the # 2 market: "The Dallas-Fort Worth area, Washington, D.C., San Francisco/Northern California and Seattle roun...
by Cord1936
08 Mar 2019 19:22
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 13151

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7820/47270068882_9fd838a533_o.jpg Downtown Dallas with CityPlace skyline in foreground, 11-27-18 With the cluster of towers having been built over the last few years surrounding the 42 story 560 foot tall CityPlace tower, it has created its own "skyline" at ...
by Cord1936
07 Mar 2019 19:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1551903607-hotelchart.jpg?auto=format&q=50&or=0&w=800 DFW MSA tops Texas MSA's for Hotel Revenue Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News, 03-06-19 Dallas-Fort Worth led the state in hotel revenue in 2018. ... DFW hotels took in revenue of almost $3.3 billion last y...
by Cord1936
07 Mar 2019 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 215761

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon’s 17 Tech Hubs Stand To Feast On New York’s HQ2 Leftovers by Cameron Sperance, Bisnow Boston, March 4, 2019 Amazon’s 17 North American technology hubs are suddenly in a race for 25,000 jobs, just without the previous HQ2 spectacle. A week after Amazon canceled plans for the Long Island City ...
by Cord1936
05 Mar 2019 14:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

https://cdn.bisnow.net/fit?height=489&type=jpeg&url=https%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fcdn.bisnow.net%2Fcontent%2Fimages%2F2019%2F03%2F5c7e9970d5ccf-texas.jpeg&width=717&sign=I3D1QYNriCN9jzIdXS5JhYIKe-jDmNlIuxYFbmbFMkg Has Robust Industrial Development In McKinney And Beyond Turned Ok...
by Cord1936
05 Mar 2019 14:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

It Would Take Something Drastic To Derail DFW Industrial by Dees Stribling, Dallas Bisnow, February 19, 2019 Now is an exceptional time in the Metroplex industrial market, according to the speakers at Bisnow's DFW Industrial & Logistics Outlook event. There is high demand for space, but supply ...
by Cord1936
01 Mar 2019 23:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 282
Views: 56985

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7879/32311211007_9f576cd628_o.jpg The Epic office and residential towers under construction, Downtown Dallas, 02-26-19 I took this around 4:30pm on 02-26-19, heading west on Elm Street at Good Latimer. The impact this project has on the feel of this end of Deep Ellum ...
by Cord1936
19 Feb 2019 18:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 211
Views: 58788

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/about/release/pdf/release_e20170702.pdf It's ...
by Cord1936
16 Feb 2019 20:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

https://assets.dmagstatic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/dallas-construction-677x451.jpg Dallas Retail and Hotel Construction Plows Ahead Despite significant headwinds and the threat of recession, commercial construction in North Texas is booming. by Jeremiah Jensen, D Magazine Commercial Real Esta...
by Cord1936
15 Feb 2019 19:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 76
Views: 7554

Re: The Link at Uptown

We should start calling Uptown Texas' Manhattan These images are now almost 2 years old but still reflect what you said ... the Manhattanization of Uptown and Victory Park. The same views today would be even denser with the projects completed and/or now underway since these were taken. No, we're no...
by Cord1936
14 Feb 2019 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 215761

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon knew they were doomed anyway so they made the first move to withdraw rather than suffering the embarrassment of a public rejection: Quote from article below: "This past month, a leading critic of New York subsidies for Amazon’s plan to build a second headquarters in Queens was nominated ...
by Cord1936
02 Feb 2019 21:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 215761

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Meanwhile...regarding Amazon. Amid HQ2 backlash in NYC, Amazon can recall Dallas mayor’s pitch: ‘It’s easy’ in D-FW https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/11/27/after-hq2-backlash-amazon-can-recall-mayors-pitch-its-easy-in-d-fw https://cdn.bisnow.net/fit?height=489&type=jpeg&url...
by Cord1936
17 Oct 2018 12:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 6767

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

http://res.cloudinary.com/culturemap-com/image/upload/q_auto/ar_4:3,c_fill,g_faces:center,w_1200/v1485275109/photos/244689_original.jpg This ZIP code in Dallas ranks as Texas’ top spot for millennials By John Egan, CultureMap Dallas, Oct 17, 2018, 9:07 am The Dallas Arts District is a bona fide mag...
by Cord1936
04 Oct 2018 22:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 552
Views: 119086

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/477347/hubfs/BUMC_twilight_4X3-677x451-1.jpg?t=1538686999648&width=290&height=193&name=BUMC_twilight_4X3-677x451-1.jpg New Name and Headquarters For Baylor Scott and White, Memorial Hermann? 10/4/2018| by Will Maddox| D CEO Healthcare The short answers to th...
by Cord1936
21 Sep 2018 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 561
Views: 145359

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

Its already connected. We don't need to waste money on an intrusive and giant overpass that will look more like the mixmaster than a linear park. ^^^^^^^ I tend to agree with you ... the Arts District and near CBD areas along with Uptown and near Victory Park areas are already booming. If money wer...
by Cord1936
12 Sep 2018 16:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)
Replies: 56
Views: 18640

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)

https://imageserver-bisnow1.netdna-ssl.com/lOBXeWy9jYg2fmwxNzr72M1u7c4=/0x0/publisher/5844c68915bf9_MO2.jpeg With four new leases the office portion of McKinney & Olive is now 100% leased. The Uptown mixed-use building, which had 480K SF available to lease, inked four office deals totaling 24K ...
by Cord1936
04 Sep 2018 22:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

^^^^^^^ No shortage of optimism is putting it mildly. Here is a glimpse of what is about to unfold in Houston concerning ever greater office vacancy problems: Houston Landlords, Brace Yourself: 43 Full Floors of Sublease Office Space Coming Back in the Next 12 Months, Colliers Says Realty Report New...
by Cord1936
31 Aug 2018 19:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

LendingTree's recent analysis shows Dallas as the 9th most valuable city in America according to residential real estate with a value of $549 billion dollars, equivalent to the entire GDP of Sweden ... Dallas is the only Texas city to make the top 10. Houston ranked 13th, Austin 24th and San Antonio...
by Cord1936
01 Aug 2018 10:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

Meanwhile, in the tale of two cities: 50 Million Square Feet Vacant in Houston: Worst Vacancy Rate in 30+ Years, NAI Reports HOUSTON, By Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report, 07-31-18 Key excerpts: * 50 MSF vacant in Houston, worst office vacancy in over 30 years, * Houston seeing historically high vaca...
by Cord1936
01 Aug 2018 10:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 50593

Re: DFW Economy

https://imageserver-bisnow1.netdna-ssl.com/YIoWUG9E4CXJ68U4EoZYJ5D_V3I=/0x0/publisher/58b4a2b62d67f_717_Harwood_Exterior_Wide.jpeg PMRG Q2 Report: DFW Office Market Still Strong By Kerry Curry, July 26, 2018, Dallas Bisnow With a humming North Texas economy as the backdrop, the DFW office market co...
by Cord1936
29 Jul 2018 22:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 226
Views: 40654

Re: Trinity River Park

Note to City of Dallas: do this with the envisioned grand Trinity River Lakes and Park! There are ways to tame this problem ... Bangkok has set the standard with a tiny 11 acre park that is a huge sponge! Just imagine what could be done with the amount of land available in the Trinity basin ... I ad...
by Cord1936
21 Jul 2018 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40233

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Has anyone seen any details on the opening of the theater? I couldn't find anything from a brief Google search. https://mms.businesswire.com/media/20180716005138/en/668039/4/LagunaAuditorium.jpg?download=1 Cinépolis USA Makes Dallas Debut With Opening of Eight-Screen Luxury Cinema at Victory Park 4...
by Cord1936
17 Jul 2018 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 186
Views: 56162

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

https://mms.businesswire.com/media/20180716005138/en/668039/4/LagunaAuditorium.jpg?download=1 Cinépolis USA Makes Dallas Debut With Opening of Eight-Screen Luxury Cinema at Victory Park 44,000-Square-Foot, 750-Seat Multiplex Serves as the Cinema Anchor for the 75-acre Urban Lifestyle District in Da...
by Cord1936
14 Jul 2018 17:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 288
Views: 60854

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

^^^^^^^ You guys crack me up! LOL! Nokia, a $27 billion dollar, major multinational corporation selects the City of Dallas as its new U.S. National Headquarters and you're going to moan about where the 2,300+ employees they bring to the table are going to eat frigging lunch???? Or where they're goin...

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