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by tamtagon
17 Jun 2019 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 124957

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Losing a popular site is too bad, but the new 7-11 is a sure sign of a growing neighborhood, one that needs more of the mundane conveniences. Something will replace the Orange House.

This is more Expo Park than Deep Ellum, though, right?
by tamtagon
17 Jun 2019 06:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 10
Views: 1459

Re: Midlothian Development

One of these days, someone's going to come along and figure out a way to store data that makes these data centers obsolete. The deal is for 100% of personal property taxes — taxes on the servers, cabling and equipment that form the heart of a data center — and 85% of improvement taxes for Google ove...
by tamtagon
17 Jun 2019 06:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78943

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I think it's the original, from, like, before the turn of the century.
by tamtagon
16 Jun 2019 20:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

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I wouldn't mind if some of that tree covered land turns into a prairie wetland.... force fed by the relief tunnel. Biodiversity increases quality of life for people and wildlife, and in the spirit of Dallas would increase the eco-tourist economy.
by tamtagon
16 Jun 2019 14:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

Hopefully the concentration, intensity and volume of the new discharge site will be used to maintain a permanent riparian meadow -- a keystone component to a managed wilderness. In a natural state, lowland forests of the Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairie are regularly cleared by the force of a...
by tamtagon
16 Jun 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 340
Views: 78943

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Encouraging signs of a city fully emerging from dormancy, this infusion of corner store concepts and smaller grocers from around the country seems to be reaching the point at which time hometown innovators will perfect an array of models filling every niche channel as directed by the needs downtown'...
by tamtagon
14 Jun 2019 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 40
Views: 9346

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

I keep wondering which company will be the one to stake a claim in Victory Park with a giant office consolidation.
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2019 21:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 585
Views: 120554

Re: Victory Park 3.0

HRC Convention Ctr?
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2019 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 585
Views: 120554

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I think the one in Atlanta is busy all the time.
by tamtagon
10 Jun 2019 14:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 41324

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

^and I'm not sure if the first attempt to redevelop Valley View (Ikon) was even a deal when TxDOT was planning the LBJ redo
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2019 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 178
Views: 51215

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

^Maybe Shepard Farley commission?
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2019 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63401

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

um.... I like it yellow!
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2019 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 92
Views: 24639

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Is this building expandable?
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2019 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 33432

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

Here's hoping the aesthetic disappointment from some of the early Harwood Int'l buildings will become the neutral canvas effect for subsequent projects' pieces of flair. Thanks for the pics Mac-he
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2019 12:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 236
Views: 51586

Re: Silver Line

^hahahaha
by tamtagon
06 Jun 2019 05:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 328
Views: 76975

Re: Legacy West

JPMorgan Chase will bring 4,000 more workers to Plano with new tower project https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/06/05/jpmorgan-chase-bring-4000-workers-plano-new-tower-project The ... project will allow Chase to grow its workforce in Plano ... to almost 11,000 workers. That's rema...
by tamtagon
05 Jun 2019 12:47
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 4204

Re: American Airlines

I have very high hopes that Southwest will turn their side of Love Field into a fantastic corporate-everything center and leading edged of aerotropolis development in this country. Hopefully the region's transit agencies will be able to function as a single entity sooner rather than later, we need t...
by tamtagon
04 Jun 2019 12:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 76
Views: 17972

Re: Fair Park

If it stays at Fair Park, I imagine The Cotton Bowl, The Band Shell and the Music Hall would be packed full for the performers eager to play to the LGBT crowd. It's so silly that many of the institutions and/or organizations in Dallas sell themselves short as far as playing on a domestic stage rathe...
by tamtagon
03 Jun 2019 13:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 76
Views: 17972

Re: Fair Park

Maybe start with Cinco de Mayo and finish with Pride Weekend?

Fair Park needs to have some parkland, for sure, but first and foremost the facilities are for exhibition and should be put to that use as much a possible.
by tamtagon
03 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 391
Views: 101760

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I not so sure the old ways of monitoring a cycle apply with enough accuracy anymore, especially in Dallas. There will be ups and down, of course, but Dallas is in a two or three generation 'master cycle' of increasing density. What could be identified as a beginning and end (...or near beginning and...
by tamtagon
02 Jun 2019 11:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 41
Views: 9343

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

I think trains going to DFW move slow through parts of Irving to keep the schedule as it would have been if all the stations were built. The three deferred stations are Loop 12, South Las Colinas and Carpenter Ranch. I still think Southwest should pay for a people mover from their DART station to Lo...
by tamtagon
31 May 2019 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 391
Views: 101760

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What should really be surprising is that expensive apartments and condos had been scarce around in the greater downtown area. The fast pace of building expensive, concentrated dwellings in 'the city' is doing double duty, making up for a lost generation and building to address the increase in folks ...
by tamtagon
28 May 2019 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 391
Views: 101760

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

There 80s crash had a pretty healthy dose of residential, too. Crime was a root cause of the crash back then, and that's probably not a factor this time around. The region never stopped growing, that's when Plano started taking everything fleeing the Dallas CBD. Considering the pace and aggressive n...
by tamtagon
28 May 2019 12:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 229
Views: 54574

Re: DFW Economy

There's so much room and opportunity for Middle Income dwelling development south of the Trinity River it's almost shocking. Just like neglect and irresponsible policies created the Trinity River Forest, neglect and irresponsible policies have created South of the river potential for an economic cor...
by tamtagon
22 May 2019 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 10292

Re: The Link at Uptown

re:the cycle... I will be more surprised if new development in the greater downtown area is consistent to the previous 3-5 years instead of increasing 15-25%. Unless an overall domestic slow down / recession creeps upon us, we should all expect more than what we've had. The cycle Dallas is riding ri...
by tamtagon
21 May 2019 20:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 72
Views: 13649

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

I thought ATT was using some clout to get that tournament and course back into the top tier of PGA events...?
by tamtagon
20 May 2019 06:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 96
Views: 23629

Re: Highland Park Village

HPV needs a hotel.
by tamtagon
19 May 2019 22:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 96
Views: 23629

Re: Highland Park Village

Is South Coast Plaza really that big a deal?
by tamtagon
19 May 2019 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5606

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Who owns the old Reunion Arena parcels again? One of the Hunt Family companies owns all or most of the land between their hotel and observation tower and Jefferson Blvd Viaduct -- I'm not sure if Hunt owns that parking garage or not. Hunt used to own the convention center parking lot E, but traded ...
by tamtagon
19 May 2019 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 96
Views: 23629

Re: Highland Park Village

I'm trying to understand the playing field here, for Highland Park Village. Clearly in the South Central US, only Houston has a similar shopping center concentration of luxury brands, but how does HPV stack up against concentrated luxury brand in other metros? Since the great recession, HPV has unde...
by tamtagon
18 May 2019 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63401

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Was Uber the ride share software company recently going public? and the IPO was distressed by deep intentions to buy privatize public transportation systems? I don't know the bend of this source, but apparently Uber is the ride sharer stating goals for bus and train riders: https://48hills.org/2019/...
by tamtagon
18 May 2019 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5606

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

It's refreshing to see so much the CBD and CBD-adjacent real estate once considered untouchable becoming recognized for the prime location it is. Probably the biggest barrier to unlocking value on the east and south side of the CBD has been the local big boys' strangle hold; only recently has Dallas...
by tamtagon
18 May 2019 10:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63401

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Too bad they're planning on getting rid of the Deep Ellum Station.
by tamtagon
17 May 2019 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63401

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Does anyone want to call it New Deep Ellum?
by tamtagon
17 May 2019 11:39
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 72
Views: 13649

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

The staying power of this core group of "civic" minded folks is remarkable. The mostly municipally funded community projects promoted by this legacy group stopped being in the best interest of the city and it's residents before the turn of the century. The horse park is the penultimate ins...
by tamtagon
16 May 2019 06:25
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: US 75-N. Central Expwy.
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: US 75-N. Central Expwy.

the point I was making is that they are already paying far more in property taxes than any other North Texas property, how much is enough? There is only so much juice in that fruit you wish to squeeze more from. If that's the fair share, then that's exactly how much is enough. Texas has high proper...
by tamtagon
15 May 2019 13:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 225661

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^From what I understand, the folks behind the folks running the company are stuck in Sears Roebuck mode, it's a shame. Before much longer, the resources of JCP will have been depleted beyond the point of no return; the cushion of size still gifts the ability to act with nimbleness and mobility for a...
by tamtagon
15 May 2019 06:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 225661

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Too bad JCP hasn't figured out how to use the internet for substantial growth. Taking the small, hometown route to building the innovative tech mastery necessary to keep up with Amazon a locally sourced "engineer" workgroup housed in (e.g.) Deep Ellum could save Pennys.
by tamtagon
13 May 2019 15:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 72
Views: 13649

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

I don't want this tournament to fail and move to Frisco, not at all. But if it does, I want the folks who forced this deal through, the same ones who forced the horse park through (which by the way supplanted a homegrown, good-for-the-neighborhood horse park) put on a new millennial pillory until th...
by tamtagon
12 May 2019 15:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9
Views: 3253

Re: What are you listening to?

Boy Harsher
by tamtagon
12 May 2019 09:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 33
Views: 4450

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

No time like the present... for the city to initiate the Oak Lawn Complete Street make-over with a redo of the Harry Hines, North Dallas Tollway and I-35 exchange.
by tamtagon
11 May 2019 19:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 33
Views: 4450

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Was a Trader Joes planned for this shopping center once, like a hundred years ago or something?
by tamtagon
11 May 2019 10:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 41
Views: 9343

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

^I do not disagree with you, electricron, not in the least. The trains from downtown Plano to Dallas may always be more local than express, only raising the importance of an additional passenger train route from Frisco built to handle local and express trains.
by tamtagon
10 May 2019 09:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 41
Views: 9343

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

Well, when DART was just beginning to plan this system, I guess they could not have anticipated the need for express trains. It's expensive to fix mistakes, and in the case of CitiPlace and potential Knox-Henderson subway stations, the mistake is likely too expensive to be worth it. Should the Dalla...
by tamtagon
09 May 2019 13:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 47877

Re: Museum Tower

I know, still curious.
by tamtagon
09 May 2019 10:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 41
Views: 9343

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

^word I'm wondering why Southwest doesn't pay for a swift, convenient people mover from their Corporate HQ & Train Station to the airport. SW employees would be the primary users, afterall; the company could easily work out $60-100 million people mover across a few budget cycles and gain the goo...
by tamtagon
08 May 2019 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 47877

Re: Museum Tower

If you select 115 dwellings in Highland Park which would represent a list price array similar to the units at Museum Tower, how many of the dwellings would be not be occupied? Of these 115 HP dwellings, would an entire calendar year pass with one or more vacancies?
by tamtagon
07 May 2019 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 126
Views: 32875

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Feels like we're about to see what it's like in the big leagues! Finally!
by tamtagon
06 May 2019 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 126
Views: 32875

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

So.... McKinney isn't as much of a party destination as it used to be, but it's sure turning into a food destination! Central Market, Whole Foods, Tom Thumb, San Martin, Eatzi not too far off.... I would expect Royal Blue to enter the neighborhood soon and probably a couple more high end specialty g...
by tamtagon
05 May 2019 19:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 126
Views: 32875

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I wonder if Central Market will move their corporate HQ to this office building...

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