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by tamtagon
09 Dec 2019 19:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 276
Views: 121278

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

^Thanks Tucy! that's a big area... I'll say the population ~within loop 12 should double, increase by 500,000.
by tamtagon
08 Dec 2019 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 276
Views: 121278

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

For the 500,000 resident population, I'm thinking inside Loop 12, broadly.
by tamtagon
07 Dec 2019 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 276
Views: 121278

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

^Totally agree with that, but residential units in the greater downtown area - CBD, East Dallas, Oak Lawn/Uptown, West Dallas, Oak Cliff, South Dallas/Cedars - has increased steadily for years now and shows no sign whatsoever of coming to the end of "a cycle." These taller residential buil...
by tamtagon
07 Dec 2019 07:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 276
Views: 121278

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

...we need to get another 40+ story tower going in the CBD.
by tamtagon
06 Dec 2019 06:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 227
Views: 52381

Re: I-345

Hannibal Lecter wrote:I-345 carries about the same number of people as the entire DART system every day, plus an immense amount of goods. And it doesn't cost a billion dollars a year to run.


You're forgetting the 100s of billions dollars it costs to operate the vehicles that use I-345.
by tamtagon
05 Dec 2019 20:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 90
Views: 28442

Re: Fair Park

Doh!
by tamtagon
02 Dec 2019 19:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 21
Views: 3896

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Maybe this arena is fort Worth getting ahead of the curve. And hopefully when the Maverick get a new arena, the current arena will be repurposed for the same events as dickies
by tamtagon
01 Dec 2019 18:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111883

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

North Texas:Bay Area::Plano:Dallas

did i type that right?
by tamtagon
01 Dec 2019 18:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 143008

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

That would be a great place to live!
by tamtagon
01 Dec 2019 17:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 21
Views: 3896

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

^The Bass Family had something to do with it.
by tamtagon
25 Nov 2019 22:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 32
Views: 10486

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

So, why did Dallas sell this land?
by tamtagon
24 Nov 2019 19:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 73
Views: 11530

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

A bus is the best public transportation to get people in and around the central Dallas neighborhoods. Oak Lawn to Fair Park, Lower Greenville to Bishop Arts would generally show the maximum trip times for getting around on a bus; the a vintage streetcar or a newfangled batter-powered streetcar is an...
by tamtagon
20 Nov 2019 20:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 366
Views: 128281

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

...maybe the iconic design will come with the adjoining hotel
by tamtagon
20 Nov 2019 15:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 212
Views: 75595

Re: West End 1.0

West End needs more residential!
by tamtagon
20 Nov 2019 10:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 968
Views: 285321

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

All concepts combined will add almost 4000 additional rooms per night. At first, I thought that was alot... but then I considered the general population growth and employment growth in Irving AND the increased traffic at DFW, so, ya, that's about right! Not soon enough we'll see hotel accommodation...
by tamtagon
18 Nov 2019 21:50
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 55
Views: 23429

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Word
by tamtagon
18 Nov 2019 16:56
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 203
Views: 55576

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

^and another 3,000 dwellings...
by tamtagon
17 Nov 2019 21:49
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Vonlane luxury bus service
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Vonlane luxury bus service

Where's it stop in Dallas? Bishop arts and market cityLocation:
Doubletree Love Field
3300 W Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235

Nevermind at the airport!
by tamtagon
15 Nov 2019 12:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 1805

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

I really wouldn't mind seeing a shift of the edgier galleries to Deep Ellum and Expo/Fair Park with Design District trending toward the higher end galleries.... the flow from Design District thru Victory Park to the Arts District is a fantastic corridor of citified experience catering to the art wor...
by tamtagon
13 Nov 2019 06:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 95098

Re: Silver Line

For those big days at Fair Park, doesn't DART run passenger trains on the service track thru South Dallas for additional capacity? Hopefully, those tracks through South Dallas/Cedars will expand for regular service, opening up a new part of town for the pedestrian environment. In regard to the Silve...
by tamtagon
11 Nov 2019 17:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 47
Views: 12704

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

ZaZa is going to have to expand or get left behind.
by tamtagon
11 Nov 2019 13:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 95098

Re: Silver Line

^Clearly we need more trains!
by tamtagon
10 Nov 2019 17:17
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 95098

Re: Silver Line

I think this line will eventually exceed expectations. The North Dallas neighborhoods are happily vapid, rebuke change of any sort and will one day undergo a gentrification of the mindset while the build environment changes just a little. The trains will be full even after the line is double tracked...
by tamtagon
10 Nov 2019 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 229
Views: 95010

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Pinhi wrote: Tired of all the whiny gimme free sh*t crowd. You know who you are.


Hahahahaha

That's what you sounded like to your grandparents' generation when you were a smart 20-something!

Somethings never change, and this is one of them! Throughout the ages, it's repeated.
by tamtagon
08 Nov 2019 19:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 39
Views: 9399

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

I wish they would revive the exterior green tile. That was a splash of color like no other. They were or maybe still are supposed to make some kind of convention center connection to the park. At least I heard that once while touring the convention space. The tile would be so nice! With good park i...
by tamtagon
08 Nov 2019 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 210660

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Is it too soon to propose a plan that would close Elm, Main and Commerce to most vehicular traffic in the evenings and get a French Quarter situation happening? Strategic parking, service vehicle access and improved pedestrian infrastructure could make the party atmosphere something that draws peopl...
by tamtagon
08 Nov 2019 12:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 39
Views: 9399

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

^Showing the connection to the Arts District is great, but... I'd like to think the new park will redefine the hotel's convention space, but I'm not holding my breath. It wasn't so long ago this Sheraton have a big redo, right? How about a new sidewalk-relevant entrance to the hotel? More than any a...
by tamtagon
04 Nov 2019 06:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 226
Views: 75238

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I use to like pretending it was my house...
by tamtagon
03 Nov 2019 12:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111883

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The three downtown master plans pitched to Amazon should each start picking up customers.... Victory Park, Reunion and Smart all have (at least) midsized office buildings shovel ready for the next relocation announcement. Downtown Dallas might actually lead a multi-generational Sunbelt Central Busin...
by tamtagon
01 Nov 2019 06:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 287
Views: 92451

Re: DFW Economy

https://dallasinnovates.com/catalyst-si ... he-region/

from Austin55 at the Fort Worth Forum
by tamtagon
25 Oct 2019 21:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111883

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Probably right about that Cassandra
by tamtagon
25 Oct 2019 16:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 33
Views: 13579

Re: Frisco: The Star

I'm trying to compare apples to oranges.... so, if starting at the turn of the century, almost a generation ago, and compare Greater Uptown (Woodall Rodgers-Katy Trail-I35-Knox) to the Plano/Frisco area anchored by Legacy/Hall Office Parks including the developing $5 Billion Mile.... what does the t...
by tamtagon
25 Oct 2019 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 6330

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

muncien wrote:He doesn't know how to use the three sea shells...


I finally looked up that quote!!! Awesome
by tamtagon
25 Oct 2019 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 6330

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

The number one thing lacking has been a gas station, but the new 7-Eleven is fixing that. Fifteenish years ago, downtown Dallas was struggling to come out of hibernation. Every fresh coat of paint was a big deal because it was sign of progress! One small deal that got a touch of press was the openi...
by tamtagon
25 Oct 2019 12:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111883

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Dallas has the most perfect, ideally situated huge stretch of under used acreage just waiting for municipal and business leaders to wake up and prep for the next variation of corporate campus development - the light industrial warehouse Regal Row, Irving Blvd, Chancellor Row etc Stemmons & Carpe...
by tamtagon
23 Oct 2019 13:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 366
Views: 128281

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Doesn't seem to be enough people and/or business travel from all of Oklahoma let alone OKC to get the for-profit HSR trains looking that way. Connecting San Antonio and Austin to Dallas, for sure.
by tamtagon
21 Oct 2019 17:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 195
Views: 66851

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I still think this place will a successful run simply because it is not like the rest of the neighborhood. Deep Ellum has been made great again (haha), and the tight collection of party bars is a big part of the appeal, but not all those types of bars should be designated for Deep Ellum.
by tamtagon
21 Oct 2019 06:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 203
Views: 55576

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

There was a 'live' shot from the park during the Cowboys game last night.
by tamtagon
19 Oct 2019 22:21
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 115
Views: 33417

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

I'm not sure what I think about the discontinuous frontage roads
by tamtagon
15 Oct 2019 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 50
Views: 11079

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

The VRBO I rented in Chicago recently was owned by Sonder....
by tamtagon
15 Oct 2019 06:55
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 128
Views: 36042

Re: TexRail

Also, DART isn't ever happy with focusing on Dallas. What is so wrong with worrying more about commuters than inner city travel? By neglecting the inner city mobility, the transit agencies (TXDoT being the biggest perpetrator) fail to serve both populations, commuters and city dwellers. Overlooking...
by tamtagon
14 Oct 2019 19:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Two Arts Plaza -Billlingsley
Replies: 13
Views: 2226

Re: Two Arts Plaza -Billlingsley

At one point, Crow/Billingsley was going to give this land for the Museum of Nature and Science.
by tamtagon
13 Oct 2019 21:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 212
Views: 75595

Re: West End 1.0

^not now, I agree for sure, but as the city grows and Fair Park is managed as a year round entertainment park, the neighborhoods will finally evolve and support novelty destinations like an illusion museum, believe it or not, wax museum and other tourist stuff. I think West end will be more resident...
by tamtagon
13 Oct 2019 19:16
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team
Replies: 7
Views: 3539

Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

why does the most valuable team have the most mediocre coach?
by tamtagon
13 Oct 2019 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 212
Views: 75595

Re: West End 1.0

This belongs just outside fair park. Ripley's, too.
by tamtagon
08 Oct 2019 06:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 58
Views: 24845

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

ContriveDallasite wrote:That will settle - it is pretty telling that we consider a building like this to be infill now. 10 years ago this project would have excited us.


word
by tamtagon
05 Oct 2019 11:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 287
Views: 92451

Re: DFW Economy

There's barely interest enough for one old school "downtown" in any Sunbelt population center; the corporate campus cornerstone of supreme suburban development starting in the 80s turned into Mixed Use New Urbanism --- an ironic term many people want to use when measuring success or failur...
by tamtagon
04 Oct 2019 20:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 287
Views: 92451

Re: DFW Economy

Hannibal Lecter wrote:Q: What's the one thing Fort Worth has that Dallas doesn't?

A: A major city 30 miles away.



“We’re still somewhat overshadowed by the Dallas region,” said Robert Sturns, Fort Worth economic development director.

hahaha
by tamtagon
04 Oct 2019 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 687
Views: 282067

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

... it is impossible to really capture the expansive view adequately in a picture from that vantage point because the urban core stretches across the landscape for such a long distance. Pics are really nice! I would really really like to see a handful of skyscrapers seed the Medical District, just ...
by tamtagon
03 Oct 2019 06:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 212
Views: 75595

Re: West End 1.0

^Totally.

When the CBD had 250 residents and the city started working to rebuild the downtown, 10,000 residents was the threshold of a sustainable marketplace. Now we should be looking at 25,000 as the threshold of a thriving marketplace and 50,000 CBD residents is a marketplace that starts trends.

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