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by Cord1936
17 Nov 2017 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

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: 735

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: 445

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: 93
Views: 8067

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: 68
Views: 3280

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: 93
Views: 8067

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: 93
Views: 8067

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 93
Views: 8067

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 4368

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 68
Views: 3280

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 104
Views: 14597

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: 183
Views: 17023

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 452
Views: 18438

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: 362

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: 106
Views: 10020

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: 1782

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...
by Cord1936
02 Oct 2017 22:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The link at the end of my post is to an assessment of Houston's chances of winning Amazon's HQ2 competition authored by a couple of Houston boosters. Net of it all is that Houston doesn't really have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the prize and they try to make themselves feel better about i...
by Cord1936
28 Sep 2017 19:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas will never have an urban experience until it changes it's code. Equally disappointing is the city's inability to get reliable transit. Here Dallas' crappy transit gets a S/O https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/09/amazons-hq2-hunt-is-a-transit-reckoning/541296/ Will building D2 do any...
by Cord1936
27 Sep 2017 21:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The statement in the Morning News article that "Hillwood has built 17 facilities totaling 14 million square feet for Amazon in eight states, including fulfillment centers in Texas" is pretty impressive. This should signal to some extent that Hillwood has a bit of an "inside track"...
by Cord1936
25 Sep 2017 23:39
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 23
Views: 2629

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

I've always loved this picture from Park District's Facebook page of the completed project on the skyline. And to think the AMLI Fountain Place tower and Hall Arts Tower will be adding significant additions to this view. And with the Flora & Olive residential tower scheduled to start Dec. 1st of...
by Cord1936
25 Sep 2017 22:57
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 23
Views: 2629

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

The Manhattanization of Central Dallas ... Exhibit Number 1 ... Uptown District of Downtown Dallas.

ImageUptown District of Downtown Dallas, partial view, 06-19-17
by Cord1936
24 Sep 2017 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Good article looking at the Amazon search in very practical terms ... Dallas definitely is a very solid candidate when examining the numbers and our track record in delivering this very type of solution over the last several years. Who can handle Amazon’s 50,000 jobs? Dallas adds twice that many eve...
by Cord1936
24 Sep 2017 17:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says city will offer incentives for Amazon HQ2 By Tristan Hallman, Dallas Morning News, 09-23-17 Mayor Mike Rawlings said Saturday that there is "no question" the city will offer incentives to entice Amazon to bring its second headquarters to Dallas. ... "F...
by Cord1936
20 Sep 2017 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

DFW is probably one of the best locations in the US for workforce availability just because of how many are here, how deep the talent pool is and just the numbers that stream into DFW every day. ... I would argue that DFW offers a better strategic global location and ease getting in and out of here...
by Cord1936
20 Sep 2017 08:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 106
Views: 10020

Re: DFW Economy

GDP by metropolitan area for 2016 was released this morning by the BEA. Dallas/Ft. Worth ascended to the 4th largest economy in the nation, supplanting Houston/Woodlands in that spot, and jumping two places from 6th in 2015 to 4th in 2016! Dallas/Ft. Worth leapt over both Washington D.C. and Houston...
by Cord1936
14 Sep 2017 22:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon has triggered a $5 billion bidding war — here are the [49] cities that are in competition for its new HQ by DENNIS GREEN, AOL Business Insider, Sep 14th 2017 5:15PM Article: https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2017/09/14/amazon-has-triggered-a-dollar5-billion-bidding-war-here-are-the-cities-...
by Cord1936
14 Sep 2017 11:07
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 28
Views: 1038

Re: Hurricane Harvey

Houston’s Anything-Goes Business Model Under Siege After Harvey
By Christopher Flavelle and David Wethe, Bloomberg.com, September 14, 2017, 4:00 AM CDT

Article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-14/houston-s-anything-goes-business-model-under-siege-after-harvey
by Cord1936
12 Sep 2017 09:54
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 28
Views: 1038

Re: Hurricane Harvey

After Harvey, will Houston learn from its mistakes? By Nick Anderson, TribTalk, Sept. 11, 2017 This political cartoon is based on a 2016 investigation by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica into how unchecked development has worsened the Bayou City's flooding problems. The investigation found that man...
by Cord1936
08 Sep 2017 22:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Cord, where did that picture even come from?! It came from the Trinity Riverfront website. It is work that is being done by Stoss Architects in connection with City Design Studio to design how vibrant Dallas' core could become with a revamped Trinity River. The website has some really good stuff .....
by Cord1936
08 Sep 2017 20:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

http://stoss.net/directus/media/thumbnails/bf167ca4788418e1c53cbba42512ee17.jpg?w=1280&h=1024&c=false Trinity River Front ... after Amazon HDQ 2 and Trinity River Parks spur billions in new investments! If there ever were an ideal, absolutely "golden", reason for Dallas to get its...
by Cord1936
08 Sep 2017 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18438

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2017/09/07/Photos/ZH/MW-FT869_seattl_20170907143621_ZH.jpg?uuid=720013c0-93fb-11e7-8816-9c8e992d421e The sun sets over the downtown business area of Seattle. AFP/Getty Images Amazon spells out its ‘City Maker’ role in reshaping Seattle as it seeks a second head...
by Cord1936
06 Sep 2017 18:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 106
Views: 10020

Re: DFW Economy

This bodes well for Dallas over the next 3 years ... extremely robust growth in office job creation , a close second to NYC (which is nearly twice the size of our metro) and number four in all of the Americas! And we are kicking butt in office space completions - number one in all of the Americas an...
by Cord1936
30 Aug 2017 17:44
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 28
Views: 1038

Re: DFW Economy

Moody's Analytics estimates destruction to Southeast Texas at about $75 billion so far: Harvey's impact: This is how much it's going to cost Houston Jack Witthaus, Houston Business Journal, Aug 29, 2017, 4:45pm CDT Full article: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/08/29/harveys-impact-thi...
by Cord1936
30 Aug 2017 17:31
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 28
Views: 1038

Re: DFW Economy

And the City of Dallas is putting its money behind its rescue efforts to aid the coastal devastation: Dallas City Council Approves $8 Million in Emergency Funds to Help Pay For Evacuee Shelters, Relief Efforts By Tim Ciesco, nbcdfw.com, 3:39pm, 08-30-17 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-City-C...
by Cord1936
30 Aug 2017 14:39
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 28
Views: 1038

Re: DFW Economy

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by Cord1936
30 Aug 2017 10:49
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 28
Views: 1038

Re: DFW Economy

Moody's Analytics estimates destruction to Southeast Texas at about $75 billion so far: Harvey's impact: This is how much it's going to cost Houston Jack Witthaus, Houston Business Journal, Aug 29, 2017, 4:45pm CDT Full article: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/08/29/harveys-impact-this...
by Cord1936
25 Aug 2017 19:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12972

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

This is a commentary by Ralph Bivins, a very pro-Houston booster and editor of RealtyNewsReport.com, bemoaning the location for the HSR terminal in Houston: http://realtynewsreport.com/2017/08/23/houstons-bullet-train-station-should-be-in-downtown-not-northwest-mall-commentary/ Quotes: "The mem...
by Cord1936
25 Aug 2017 19:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 22
Views: 2423

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I fear that this project falls into the same category as Spire and Midtown--investors who acquire large, strategic blocks of land but who lack the skill or money to develop it, and who lack the good sense to bring in a partner who can do it. Anyone know of the validity of this project? It was specu...
by Cord1936
24 Aug 2017 08:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 106
Views: 10020

Re: DFW Economy

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GEdgIwkVDnxdqGhXvDnoDHXQFYI=/0x0:5628x3752/920x613/filters:focal(2364x1426:3264x2326):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/56202791/shutterstock_645106570.0.jpg Will hot housing markets in Texas ever cool down? The state’s winning streak may be a f...

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