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by tamtagon
20 Apr 2019 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 50
Views: 14552

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

I would be fine with a phased extension to Knox, as long as the next extension reaches McFarlin Auditorium.
by tamtagon
19 Apr 2019 11:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 21568

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

I hadn't really noticed that either! http://www.dallasholocaustmuseum.org/about/contact We are dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. Interesting that there may be strong symbolism in windowless galleries that 'kee...
by tamtagon
18 Apr 2019 09:49
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 216
Views: 38185

Re: Trinity River Park

The various Billionaires Philanthropic Clubs need to accept Reverchon and Fair Park as the locations of infrastructure improvement initiatives; the real estate between the Trinity River levees is not for the built world; adding a 'shelf' to the flood control zone is an excellent idea and the extent ...
by tamtagon
18 Apr 2019 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 241
Views: 58408

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Back in the day.... the homeless camps flanking the rail bed near the Fitzhugh bridge were sociable and friendly. Apparently Fitzhugh marked the boundary of acceptance, any further up the line and homed residents would not tolerate homeless residents; that short stretch between Fitzhugh and Blackbur...
by tamtagon
18 Apr 2019 08:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 31
Views: 8169

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

So, maybe at the time in Dallas, the cycle refers more to part of town rather than supply's ability to meet demand...? Still expensive but more affordable than LoMac (Victory Park Uptown), Design District and East Dallas developments continue the rebirthing cycle of "Downtown Dallas" as th...
by tamtagon
17 Apr 2019 12:32
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 190
Views: 43319

Re: DFW Airport

OMG

Would that increase capacity by 50%? Locals' parking access still excellent, baggage efficiency maybe maybe not, more efficient banking of connecting flights....
by tamtagon
16 Apr 2019 11:26
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 190
Views: 43319

Re: DFW Airport

I think it's great building a terminal for thru-traffic, should be plenty of efficiencies for customers and service providers. This could also make help with the over-night parking situation for North Texas passengers, maybe easier to schedule the same terminal for departing and returning flights. I...
by tamtagon
15 Apr 2019 06:59
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 190
Views: 43319

Re: DFW Airport

from member elpingüino on the Fort Worth forum: http://www.fortwortharchitecture.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=6661&hl= is this story about the potential design of the next terminal at DFW https://www.architecturalrecord.com/external_headlines/story?region=ar&story_id=lx15evlS9b8Udw5l_WG2xSJ...
by tamtagon
14 Apr 2019 10:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 283
Views: 58220

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/04/12/ceo-chevron-anadarko-megadeal-portends-billions-in.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline By Joshua Mann – Reporter, Houston Business Journal Apr 12, 2019, 4:04pm EDT ...Chevron Corp.’s (NYSE: CVX) $33 billion acquisition of The Woodlands-based Anadarko ...
by tamtagon
12 Apr 2019 07:09
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

I think the DMN had a blog & link to another online report that said Austin is the best place in the country to live.

I didn't read it (hahaha)
by tamtagon
12 Apr 2019 07:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 75
Views: 20060

Re: Highland Park Village

still cannot believe there's not a hotel in this shopping destination.
by tamtagon
11 Apr 2019 12:04
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 16205

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Jbarn wrote:
tamtagon wrote:If you think Dallas is bad, look at Atlanta.


We could do better though, and it seems like we keep making the same costly mistakes over and over again due to the city not having proper audit controls in place. There is a great lack of accountability in this city.


word
by tamtagon
11 Apr 2019 10:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 16205

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

If you think Dallas is bad, look at Atlanta.
by tamtagon
10 Apr 2019 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 417
Views: 108608

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I cannot wait until Jefferson gets some high rise residential!
by tamtagon
10 Apr 2019 12:37
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 16205

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Jbarn wrote:I’m sorry, but everybody involved with this debacle should no longer be employed.


Word
by tamtagon
09 Apr 2019 12:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 316
Views: 69983

Re: Legacy West

Seeing as Frontburner Restaurant Group owns both Legacy Hall and Velvet Taco I'm shocked they were able to get them! Ha! :) It's disappointing that the article was written without acknowledging that. I would have never known that! Thanks Kelley I wonder why Velvet Taco wasn't part of the initial li...
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2019 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6057

Re: The Link at Uptown

^It's been like that in the three metro areas I've lived in - Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta. When I was in Orange County, people would say downtown LA to cover Silverlake or the Dodger's Stadium... In Georgia, people talk to me about the downtown Atlanta neighborhoods of West End and L5Points....
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2019 10:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 216
Views: 38185

Re: Trinity River Park

from Phillip Kingston's facebook page: From Angela and Bill: [So. The Trinity park is delayed and deferred, yet again. The design by starchitect Michael Van Valkenberg was rejected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers because it doesn't comply with the Balanced Vision Plan -- the only federally appro...
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2019 09:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 131
Views: 24085

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Update from Parks for Downtown. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3Q5xdYWkAMyRQh.png:large I wonder if The Sheraton would consider a total convention space and parking garage remodel that adds a residential component to the property...? Loading docks and blank walls facing the park are a huge opportunit...
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2019 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6057

Re: The Link at Uptown

Here's my hair-splitting point of view regarding downtown's time to shine.... Victory Park and LoMac are as much a part of Downtown Dallas as The West End, Farmers Market, and Arts District. As Victory Park and Uptown appear to blend together more and more, the distinction as a part of town separate...
by tamtagon
04 Apr 2019 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 30
Views: 4072

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

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?
by tamtagon
02 Apr 2019 11:25
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

If any Texas city could use a good pressure washing, it's San Antonio. I love San Antonio's architecture, and the river gives them endless opportunity to spread out. But, it seems every time I go there, it gets dirtier and dirtier than I remember before. Here's to hoping they get that place cleaned...
by tamtagon
02 Apr 2019 06:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 104
Views: 19149

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I would suggest Perot make real nice with El Fenix folks and work out a collaboration to extend the Natural History Museum over/under Field.... Here's the big chance! https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/04/02/whole-enchilada-el-fenixsuptown-dallas-property-sale The whole enchilada:...
by tamtagon
02 Apr 2019 06:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 43
Views: 4758

Re: The Transition of Uptown

The only reason to move that school is because there's no playground. Kids shouldn't have to walk more than a mile to school.
by tamtagon
02 Apr 2019 06:46
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Almost seems like you're trying to pick a fight. Maybe not, hopefully not. Contentedness settles in to learn Austin has finally matured into more than a college town & state capital. San Antonio still has the best, realest downtown of any big city in Texas yet by virtually all measures common to...
by tamtagon
31 Mar 2019 11:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 104
Views: 19149

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

those pictures are compelling, and I really do like the roof top outdoor bar and the ballroom with a such view.... but the visitor center and parking garage just dont make a sense. The whole area is a visitor center, and I'm totally agree a pedestrian connection to the Natural History Museum is mand...
by tamtagon
29 Mar 2019 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3136

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

I kinda like the look of it, the mix of styles isn't always my favorite, but whatev. I like that it seems too big for what's there now because what's there now is too small for the neighborhood.
by tamtagon
29 Mar 2019 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 101
Views: 19160

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

^appearance and how the skyline is affected almost as much as how it'll affect pedestrians.
by tamtagon
28 Mar 2019 12:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205769

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Austin becoming SFOSJ, Dallas becoming LA?
by tamtagon
28 Mar 2019 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 117
Views: 30636

Re: The Cedars Developments

^I think The Cedars is more likely to be more like Lower Greenville than Uptown. It's certainly had the attention of the 'creative class' for at least a couple decades. The high-endedness enjoyed by Uptown isn't something that travels well, and The Cedars is far too broke-assed for the that, and hop...
by tamtagon
28 Mar 2019 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205769

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

At this point, I would rather the city's downtown advocates ask ATT about massive 'tech center' in The Cedars & Fair Park.
by tamtagon
28 Mar 2019 10:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 101
Views: 19160

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

I'm trying not to get my hopes with this one....
by tamtagon
27 Mar 2019 12:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113435

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^I think it's still against city ordinance to dance in public in Dallas after 4:00am.

Amen
by tamtagon
27 Mar 2019 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113435

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I wish we could have a geographic Deep Ellum designation that could operate full service 24 hours a day, exempt from all blue law remnants.
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2019 22:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up: Wednesday, March 27th 6PM-8PM @ Purse Building (West End)
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Meet-Up: Wednesday, March 27th 6PM-8PM @ Purse Building (West End)

code word "Caw"
In a loud voice, two or three times, Caw almost always works.
by tamtagon
25 Mar 2019 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 299
Views: 68963

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Uptown nightlife will be in transition for some years, before it really settles into a sustained scene. It'll be something unique, for sure.
by tamtagon
25 Mar 2019 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Tucy wrote:Not sure why any significant number of people would want to hang out on Main Street for football games being played 20 miles (or further) away.


because it's fun
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2019 14:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 48211

Re: DFW Economy

Depending on how many petro-chemical fires are going, Houston has the poorest air quality in the country at times.

Ridiculous, negligent and criminal.
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2019 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 36
Views: 8978

Re: Red Bird Mall

...not to mention an airport around the corner.
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2019 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 36
Views: 8978

Re: Red Bird Mall

How about a bilingual call center? UNT-Dallas can lead the educational needs of an industry segment by delivering a workforce fluent in Spanish & English. https://las.untdallas.edu/spanish-community-us-citizenship-course More than a few North Texas multi-national corporations will benefit from a...
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2019 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 92
Views: 16842

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Mockingbird Central Plaza needs to go.
by tamtagon
22 Mar 2019 10:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

ATT should host walk-in movies with the Time-Warner collection.
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 15:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53646

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^I don't remember any of the drama described in this story, but I do remember good times at the Orbit Room

https://www.dallasobserver.com/music/ou ... it-6401773
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53646

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

tamtagon wrote:^what was the name of that club across the street from Galaxy Club? I've been trying to remember for weeks now, and just cannot. There was a couple skate ramps in the courtyard....



ORBIT ROOM ----finally!

This was possibly my all time favorite Dallas bar.
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I think if the city changed its archaic codes and started acting like a big city it might help some. For instance, allow businesses to put plants and landscaping out in front of their businesses without charging a $1,000 “landscaping” fee each year. Allow buildings to put up awnings over the sidewa...
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53646

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

If Dallas ever hosts a music scene again, Deep Ellum will be booming -- or wherever the homegrown bands perform. As the 90s rolled out, several bands had national success and that's what really made Deep Ellum popular. There can be an entire city's worth of cool bars, restaurants, boutiques all pack...
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53646

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^what was the name of that club across the street from Galaxy Club? I've been trying to remember for weeks now, and just cannot. There was a couple skate ramps in the courtyard....
by tamtagon
20 Mar 2019 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53646

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

The isolation of Deep Ellum is probably over for good, as it should be. The residential opportunities found in the Deep Ellum of the 90s, 00s and 10s will be found in another part of town, for sure.
by tamtagon
16 Mar 2019 12:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 48211

Re: DFW Economy

wouldn't it be something if North Texas hit the 8,000,000 mark in 2020?!?!

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