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by tamtagon
23 Sep 2020 16:02
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 4132

Re: McKinney National Airport

Seems like the McKinney airport will build on the corporate travelers in Frisco/West Plano; that's the second largest employment center in North Texas and the greatest advantage over competitor-upstart Meacham.
by tamtagon
22 Sep 2020 17:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 414
Views: 167122

Re: DFW Economy

I agree the forum should avoid denigrating others based on political affiliation. But asking about a that deal, calling it a pipe dream and a politically motivated action by the president is what I want to know about too. If politician makes headlines to claim that TikTok could be used as an arm of ...
by tamtagon
21 Sep 2020 15:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 422
Views: 196064

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Good timing! So it'll be five years (?) before it's all up and running?

That means some Cedars construction starts next year with massive redevelopment beginning in 2022.
by tamtagon
20 Sep 2020 14:50
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team
Replies: 13
Views: 7545

Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

Monday morning is unbearable for me when the cowboys lose to the falcons.
by tamtagon
15 Sep 2020 06:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 120
Views: 63819

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Just imagine how great the array of grocery and household retail will become as the population increases. It's all about heads in beds....

Double the downtown area residential population!
by tamtagon
14 Sep 2020 06:21
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 265
Views: 119957

Re: DFW Airport

https://www.newsbreak.com/california/los-angeles/news/2059911835874/american-airlines-moving-to-make-dfw-airport-its-gateway-to-asia American Airlines moving to make DFW Airport its gateway to Asia Fort Worth-based American Airlines is moving much of its Asian traffic from the Southern California in...
by tamtagon
06 Sep 2020 19:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 187
Views: 94697

Re: Highland Park Village

I still don't know why there's not a Highland Park Village Hotel.
by tamtagon
02 Sep 2020 06:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 485
Views: 214573

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

I wonder how much longer the Dallas Bar Association will stay at Belo Mansion /or/ I wonder how long until the Dallas Bar Association scraps the pavilion and really upgrade the Flora Street side of the property. Other than Moody Performance Hall, there's no more developable land on Flora Street, rig...
by tamtagon
01 Sep 2020 16:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 414
Views: 167122

Re: DFW Economy

Deep Ellum as an urban amenity that attracts corporate jobs would certainly cause a tail spin among the old guard! With law firms, banks and insurance companies having been the driving force behind generations of westward expansion, the CBD really does need another corporate POV.... ATT really is in...
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2020 16:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 414
Views: 167122

Re: DFW Economy

Maybe Pinterest wants to open up in Deep Ellum, next door to Uber.... https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2020/08/28/pinterest-terminates-soma-lease.html?cx_testId=39&cx_testVariant=cx_1&cx_artPos=1#cxrecs_s [Pinterest] said it is seeking to diversify its workforce and "rethin...
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2020 16:30
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 340
Views: 130167

Re: Trinity River Park

casperitl wrote:If you are interested in really exploring the subject you should look at the business deals between Trinity LGC board members and Trinity Park Conservancy Board members.


At this point, maybe the whole 10,000 acres should be turned over to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2020 14:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 292
Views: 135905

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

It would be great if this side of downtown is next up for the 30+ story residential towers.
by tamtagon
27 Aug 2020 15:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 345
Views: 154404

Re: Silver Line

I think the public art requirement is wonderful, but I would also require all the stations to have some sort of climate control.
by tamtagon
24 Aug 2020 17:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower
Replies: 44
Views: 21276

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

^both, probably.

Downtown still doesn't have enough hotel rooms.
by tamtagon
18 Aug 2020 16:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 183
Views: 63863

Re: Downtown Progress

What happened to NYC after the last pandemic?
by tamtagon
09 Aug 2020 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 155
Views: 59517

Re: Dallas Smart District

^Yes! Build it and they will come.... Dallas has been coming together for two decades, and most indications show a booming future. How many billions of dollars worth of development has happened in the greater downtown area since 2000? The bulk of the work to strip away the decades of suburbanizing t...
by tamtagon
07 Aug 2020 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 595
Views: 255734

Re: Oak Lawn

I've always been fine with a (renamed) Lemmon Ave focused more high volumes of cars - even making it an ideal boulevard/expressway hybrid between Central and NW Highway. Something nice for a fancy sports car test drive, Love Field access and making all the other streets between Lemmon and Harry Hine...
by tamtagon
07 Aug 2020 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 155
Views: 59517

Re: Dallas Smart District

^seems like there was one or two other gaffs, but that one stuck out to me, too. I'd rather see PR stuff more like, the HSR and NewParkSmartDistrict will help boost North Texas into the third largest economy in the country. I'd really like to see this development anchor the emergence of an global en...
by tamtagon
02 Aug 2020 09:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 66
Views: 26906

Re: DFW in the Media

...you'd think ATT could through a little content production into it's homebase. Maybe once the ATT HQ playground reaches full stride, it will be the backdrop to some HBO scenes. I'm losing confidence that Headington will ever muster up a red carpet premier and screening venue for film, but now that...
by tamtagon
02 Aug 2020 08:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 10759

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Design District and The Crossroads is far too green for Turtle Creek to be self-sustaining with new top-of-the-market residential and office development. Uptown/Victory Park are still adolescent; Downtown is still adolescent... East Dallas has yet to figure out what's coming. Turtle Creek will evolv...
by tamtagon
28 Jul 2020 05:48
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Museum of Texas Art
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Museum of Texas Art

This is so needed... https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2020/07/why-we-need-to-make-rick-brettells-dream-of-a-museum-of-texas-art-a-reality/ Why We Need To Make Rick Brettell’s Dream of a Museum of Texas Art a Reality BY PETER SIMEK JULY 27, 2020 ...It its race to become a globally significant ar...
by tamtagon
27 Jul 2020 23:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 77
Views: 32885

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Are they still just sitting on this property?
by tamtagon
27 Jul 2020 18:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 747
Views: 315082

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^word
by tamtagon
27 Jul 2020 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 53
Views: 8220

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Iron Cactus was one of if not the first restaurant to open marking downtown's shaking off a generational hibernation.
by tamtagon
15 Jul 2020 17:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 416
Views: 164910

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Talk about your soft opening
by tamtagon
12 Jul 2020 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 23715

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

And connects continental pedestrian bridge and AAC. With enough moxy, this route could also roll by the Mavericks HQ & experience, Anatole and market center.
by tamtagon
12 Jul 2020 10:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 121
Views: 52125

Re: Fair Park

Hopefully, the city can fast-track some of the park improvements since the pandemic is gifting the park with time to work. Get in there and double as much of the work as possible. I would love to see a dramatic expansion of working greenhouses with Fair Park approved art deco architecture - vocation...
by tamtagon
12 Jul 2020 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 23715

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

Tnexster wrote:I want to see this 1,100 room hotel.


It'll feed off the Houston Train as much as anything.
by tamtagon
12 Jul 2020 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 23715

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

Looks like Houston Street is ideal for a streetcar.
by tamtagon
12 Jul 2020 09:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 411
Views: 197896

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

For maximum real estate value and a stable price point, this neighborhood needs six or seven more high rises, spaced to give each a downtown/uptown view, and to enhance the view of the Central corridor from downtown.

This is where art deco architecture would really pay off!
by tamtagon
11 Jul 2020 07:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 121
Views: 52125

Re: Fair Park

^word
by tamtagon
10 Jul 2020 17:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

Hopefully this is the start of a very robust biotech boom in Dallas. There's millions of old hospital space to fill....
by tamtagon
10 Jul 2020 06:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 340
Views: 130167

Re: Trinity River Park

So, it looks like the real estate development cartel aka Trinity Park Conservancy has finally given up trying to put a programmable park between the levees; It only took 30 years. The city can match donations and develop a handful of strategically located parks outside the levees and aim for the rea...
by tamtagon
09 Jul 2020 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 23715

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

Finally! the area surrounding the convention center will start catering to tourists.
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2020 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 233
Views: 115160

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

The heat island deal, pedestrian experience deal.... is this thoroughfare and streetscape renovation coming with thick tree planting? I should know what's planned, but don't. By this point in time, ensuring the streets and sidewalks are shaded should be a mandate in all street/sidewalk renovation or...
by tamtagon
03 Jul 2020 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 155
Views: 59517

Re: Dallas Smart District

...also in the video, I noticed almost all of the animated people are white.
by tamtagon
03 Jul 2020 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 155
Views: 59517

Re: Dallas Smart District

Newpark sounds better than Smart District
by tamtagon
30 Jun 2020 12:40
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Harwood Park
Replies: 8
Views: 7427

Re: Downtown: Harwood Park

This side if the CBD is going to end being the best part of downtown to live in.
by tamtagon
28 Jun 2020 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 328
Views: 171564

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

^that should our next list - parking garages as the final product but were touted/promised/exempted with 'structure' above!

They're all over downtown.
by tamtagon
26 Jun 2020 18:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 44
Views: 40189

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

It kinda seems like there's more stuff announced or 'in planning stage' for greater downtown Dallas than any other time since the turn of the century. Even Collin county is more active than ever before. Is that about right?
by tamtagon
18 Jun 2020 19:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 51
Views: 26902

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

Primarily because the view is so good, if there is ever a people mover from the airport to the train station, it needs to be elevated.
by tamtagon
18 Jun 2020 19:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 117
Views: 35765

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Did you ever go there Hannibal? That place had the best spinach enchiladas and margaritas. I've got some nice stories from inside that place!
by tamtagon
18 Jun 2020 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 117
Views: 35765

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

The two themed buildings seem to be turning into a thing... party on the bottom, business on the top. Isn't there one in Plano/Frisco on tap?

WAIT --- is this going where Sol's Taco Lounge used to be?
by tamtagon
17 Jun 2020 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 45
Views: 6481

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

That's my favorite part of Houston
by tamtagon
14 Jun 2020 06:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)
Replies: 20
Views: 10279

Re: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)

Copied from Austin55 at The Fort Worth Forum: http://www.fortwortharchitecture.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7049&hl= DCTA was awarded $600k for TOD planning along this corridor by the FTA. Here's a few more details on the line from the DCTA agenda packet, https://www.transit.dot.gov/grants/gran...
by tamtagon
03 Jun 2020 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 41
Views: 13189

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

Maybe they are prepping several stores sites, and will start them around the same time; when the stores sites are secured, they will build warehouse space to serve the new retail square footage. Don't they work that way much of the time?
by tamtagon
01 Jun 2020 18:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 14
Views: 10817

Re: What are you listening to?

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
by tamtagon
26 May 2020 06:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 147
Views: 56091

Re: New Census Population Estimates

The fear of crowded places with a higher infection potential is temporary, for sure; if we get into a situation of novel viral pandemics rolling across a decade or two, then population density will flatten.... In the mean time, this is a perfect opportunity for Dallas to work on pedestrian infrastru...

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