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by tamtagon
19 Sep 2019 19:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 648
Views: 228513

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

so, like, there's not another one near this tall in the works right now?
by tamtagon
15 Sep 2019 08:39
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 187
Views: 42279

Re: I-345

Gotta get the cotton bowl fixed up first
by tamtagon
08 Sep 2019 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 226
Views: 55783

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I think it's safe to say the Central Business District has been saved and is on track as a concentrated, thriving combination of residential, commercial, retail and office locations. With retail and residential taking a strong place in the CBD now, it only makes sense for real estate along the trans...
by tamtagon
08 Sep 2019 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 160555

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Did that sign go to Marfa? I have a vague memory of coming across something about that sign, and that it was somewhere on display or whatever, but that's about all I can remember. Marfa doesn't seem right though, and I might be confusing the still existing dancing frogs with the big Clearview sign....
by tamtagon
08 Sep 2019 10:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 85
Views: 23202

Re: Fair Park

... nevertheless, turning this park campus into a year-round destination begins with the empty buildings and finishes with appropriate renovation to the Cotton Bowl. Concerts and Fútbol and College Football are still my pick for the Cotton Bowl. Start with Liga MX exhibition games for Cinco de Mayo...
by tamtagon
08 Sep 2019 09:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 85
Views: 23202

Re: Fair Park

Hopefully the tenant search for the three biggest empty Fair Park venues (the Women's Building, Science Place 1 (which has the IMAX theater) and the Museum of Natural History) will not take too long; hopefully the process will be selecting the best option from many proposals rather than three dangli...
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2019 07:40
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 115
Views: 20177

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

The future tech scene in North Texas really will be a reflection of what's available at regional universities. DFW will continue to employ great numbers of processors, coders and end users tallying the region a top five rank based of volume of tech workers and available of tech jobs; could even tall...
by tamtagon
06 Sep 2019 19:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 906
Views: 244710

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

...we would be lucky to get a big master plan targeting the large resident South Asian population. Everything doesn't have to be all high-end and stuff.
by tamtagon
06 Sep 2019 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 61180

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Didn't the city release the strangle hold on neighborhood produce markets during the reinvention of the Farmers Market? While the city was managing the downtown Farmers Market, other parts of town were not allowed to permit smaller neighborhood-oriented markets and the thinking was that the competit...
by tamtagon
04 Sep 2019 13:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 906
Views: 244710

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

ContriveDallasite wrote:
muncien wrote:
The rental units will offer lake views, a fitness center, outdoor kitchens with grilling stations, a pool and hot spa and a dock with paddleboards and kayaks for residents' use.


I can't believe this took so long.


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by tamtagon
04 Sep 2019 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 160555

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

If someone could get Ron English to paint one of these buildings, the world would be right!
by tamtagon
02 Sep 2019 14:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Gate
Replies: 19
Views: 5274

Re: Frisco: The Gate

How many years ago was the big story in Frisco about the phenomenal $5 Billion worth of stuff happening all at once; now is even half of that still in the works?
by tamtagon
02 Sep 2019 08:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 176
Views: 39073

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Lose reference to Park Cities refinement. High end everything and fine dining.

Get a little sloppy; Knox used to be a hippy hollow, bring some of that back.
by tamtagon
02 Sep 2019 07:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 176
Views: 39073

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

It might be just the thing the neighborhood has been missing. Everything there is so buttoned-up and scripted and planogrammed that a disorganized, thrown-together Double-D pretentious playground is prefect, and the views are apparently all that. This side of Knox-Henderson needs some shaking up fro...
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2019 20:49
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Dallas Museum of Art
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: Dallas Museum of Art

I'm under the impression the newest section, near the park, was built to accommodate additional floors.
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2019 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 61180

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Correct me if I'm wrong... but isn't the point of a farmer's market to be a place where people buy stuff and prepare it at home?
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2019 11:03
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Dallas Museum of Art
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: Dallas Museum of Art

Another great step for the Dallas Museum of Art. https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/2019/08/31/dallas-museum-of-art-appoints-first-curator-of-latin-american-art/ By Dan Singer 10:17 AM on Aug 31, 2019 The Dallas Museum of Art announced this week the appointment of Dr. Mark A. ...
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2019 07:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 176
Views: 39073

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Simply because it seems so out of place might be what makes it a success.
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2019 07:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 429
Views: 113919

Re: Oak Lawn

A seven star hotel catering to people flying to town on a private jet to buy a fancy car from the string of fancy car places on Lemmon Avenue would be great. Park your jet at the airport hotel, ride around town for a couple days in your brand new $300,000 car, go shopping, eat out, jet away to your ...
by tamtagon
25 Aug 2019 21:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 906
Views: 244710

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It's like Las colinas needs a new marketing plan or something
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2019 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 95068

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Deep Ellum also never got any attention from City Hall on new transportation initiatives like the modern streetcar. This could cause them to rethink that as well. A line that goes East to West isn't a bad idea. If you plan a new line you could connect where MATA ends downtown head East and loop up ...
by tamtagon
22 Aug 2019 13:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 196
Views: 44407

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

If SoGood takes off and adds some highrises, the Farmers Market lowrise dwellers could get lucky and see that nook of downtown stay shorter.
by tamtagon
20 Aug 2019 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 95068

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

...how much of that is parking, for the ride share software company?
by tamtagon
20 Aug 2019 13:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 355
Views: 86525

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

This may very well be the first of several similar big moves into the downtown area. Suburbs are popular, uber-popular in North Texas, but the downtown vibe is too, and in North Texas Dallas has finally reached the point of desirability. Arts Scene is established, healthy and expanding; livable envi...
by tamtagon
19 Aug 2019 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 537
Views: 152109

Re: Northpark Center

mdg109 wrote:Miller's Outpost.


Hahaha
by tamtagon
16 Aug 2019 19:35
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 206
Views: 60152

Re: DFW Airport

Finding a way to increase competition at DFW International Airport is critical to the region's economy, but instead of suggesting 'we' refuse to fund Terminal F construction, how about funding Terminal F and G to make room for another carrier. DFW could and should actively pursue the reestablishment...
by tamtagon
16 Aug 2019 12:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 244
Views: 71146

Re: DFW Economy

Also I'm sorry for the capital financiers of these places if we are overbuilding, but it's good for everyone else, including affordability metrics, so right on. It's possible some other markets are currently being overbuilt; domestic growth is being affected by politics more than usual, so I would ...
by tamtagon
12 Aug 2019 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 451
Views: 141803

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Just a little anecdote, but the cool folks I've known over the years who've bounced between Austin and Dallas enough to know both places well have collectively and consistently given the nod to Oak Cliff as the most comfortable, pleasant place to live. It's probably not too soon to start saying 'Don...
by tamtagon
12 Aug 2019 05:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 34
Views: 9110

Re: Dallas Convention Center

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-fuel/dallas-fuel/2019/08/05/tale-three-teams-north-texas-became-hottest-spot-esports-outside-la?f=r#/questions&_ga=2.66731694.1071219093.1565528938-2110933556.1535544804 ...Mark Cuban, who also owns an NBA 2k esports team called Mavs Gaming, has called Nor...
by tamtagon
11 Aug 2019 10:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 100
Views: 17110

Re: The Link at Uptown

I honestly can't stand how every building in this area is the exact same height. It's because of FAA height restrictions from Love Field right? I wish this area broke up their lots and had some height variety. Every building in this area is a full block and the exact same height. There is minimal r...
by tamtagon
10 Aug 2019 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 27
Views: 6666

Re: Preston Center

If the park was intended to be nestled within the fine homes of the residential neighborhood, I would agree unequivocally, but this is a commercial center, that could become one of the most exclusive in the South Central US, so it needs the amenities that have a similar level of appeal. The NIMBY sp...
by tamtagon
06 Aug 2019 12:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 355
Views: 86525

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Honda to SoGood & Dallas Smart District, Uber to Deep Ellum... what's wrong with that?
by tamtagon
03 Aug 2019 09:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 160555

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

On the bright side, I've saved thousands of dollars in property taxes over the past 15 years. When I protested my valuation back in the early 2000's when this stuff was happening the DCAD appraiser told me about how the Dallas police had harassed her family and arrested her teenage brother leaving ...
by tamtagon
28 Jul 2019 16:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 55
Views: 24815

Re: What is a suburb today?

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Shh, they think Toyota will save them there...like when GM bought all the streetcar companies and turned them into GM Buses and then eliminated those as well.


Uber is poised to start a whole 'nutha version of this in Dallas...
by tamtagon
25 Jul 2019 06:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 28174

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

I'd like to see Munger Avenue opened back up through this. The highway off-ramp ruins this property for what could be a fantastic pedestrian-heavy corridor between West End and the Museum. It's so popular right now, the massive parking podium garages sprouting multiple highrises, and that'll be grea...
by tamtagon
20 Jul 2019 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 2272

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

Remember on the old forum, we had a thread titled "Uptown is over". Uptown is clearly still on fire. This is across the street from the proposed 30 story tower.....right? Ya, and along those lines, we have reporting that always seems to mention "one of the last developable tracts of ...
by tamtagon
19 Jul 2019 07:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 52
Views: 6584

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

In the discussion about neighborhood scale and parking and historic preservation, the views of downtown from any potential 5th floor roof top amenities deck needs consideration. And it's not just downtown views improving the sellability of Old East Dallas mid & highrises, Uptown has grown into a...
by tamtagon
19 Jul 2019 06:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 57146

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I don't know about residential conversion, but the Dallas Public Library should be a pet project of ATT - upgraded and expanded into the public institution setting the standard for excellence. Discovery District's One hundred million+ dollar budget is a worthwhile investment for ATT benefiting the s...
by tamtagon
17 Jul 2019 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village

I know at least three family groups who've recently moved into this general Wynwood area -- all are 80s/90s East Dallas/Deep Ellum/Expo/Fair Park resident artists and/or musicians, among the first waves of folks to gentrify Bishop Arts & Oak Cliff. All three groups are now making a southern move...
by tamtagon
17 Jul 2019 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 237
Views: 84414

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

^just thinking out loud, so to speak, but I'd like it if the lower section more affordable dwelling square footage was dedicated to a new museum instead of residential. I'd love to have another variation of the Dallas Contemporary operating inside the Arts District.
by tamtagon
08 Jul 2019 16:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 19
Views: 3358

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

they'll probably start scouting around for city dollars to get a trail extension through their properties soon(ish)
by tamtagon
08 Jul 2019 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 184
Views: 62192

Re: Museum Tower

so, it's 93% occupied?
by tamtagon
08 Jul 2019 06:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 63
Views: 12813

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Is this still a thing?
by tamtagon
05 Jul 2019 12:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 18
Views: 3740

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

^...so, maybe the first one will be the beginning of a wave of construction doubling the Turtle Creek Boulevard residential mail boxes within a decade.

They will be too expensive for most people, and the struggle to include affordable units in each project will be significant.
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2019 21:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 57146

Re: AT&T Discovery District

hahaha
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2019 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 57146

Re: AT&T Discovery District

OMG I didn't know that. How stupid
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2019 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 128
Views: 36868

Re: Highland Park Village

...is there any chatter about these brands cycling out of HPV looking at a location near the Downtown Neimans & FortyFiveTen?
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2019 08:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 57146

Re: AT&T Discovery District

^hahahaha I was going to say The Sundance Square of Dallas!!! It'll be nice if "Discovery" District turns into a memorable place people seek out, like Rockefeller Center, or Sundance Square. Since ATT's Spirit of Communication is naked, does anyone think the righteous folks of Dallas will ...
by tamtagon
02 Jul 2019 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 81
Views: 28614

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

I wonder if there's a big company looking for a 500,000 sq ft block of prime office space.
by tamtagon
02 Jul 2019 06:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 57146

Re: AT&T Discovery District

You know... there's been so much happening in downtown I keep forgetting about this deal. ATT is spending a lot of money to build a pedestrian environment. Remarkable even if the result is average.

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