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by tamtagon
26 Mar 2020 21:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 250897

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Good time for the city to revise regulations imposed on deep ellum.
by tamtagon
22 Mar 2020 16:56
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 302
Views: 94902

Re: Trinity River Park

Maybe more of the old tollroad stalwarts will resign and we can get on with a wilderness park. Building overlooks that enhance adjacent properties is fine with me; graft will always be a problem but no matter what happens between the levees, river bottom adjacent private properties need to be develo...
by tamtagon
20 Mar 2020 05:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 366
Views: 119508

Re: DFW Economy

I work at a food bank serving 60-70 families a day. Usually, more than half of the food we give out has been donated by several local grocery stores as they rotate meat, produce, bakery product and some dry goods. This week our deliveries have been about a third of what's typical. Hopefully the pani...
by tamtagon
17 Mar 2020 16:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 366
Views: 119508

Re: DFW Economy

^interesting
by tamtagon
07 Mar 2020 08:53
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System

It's about time! Since they spend so much time in Austin, maybe state decision makers will make history with an epiphany that funds and incorporates regional mass transit in the incessant planning of highways.
by tamtagon
06 Mar 2020 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114637

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I'll be surprised if ATT doesn't open theaters across the country. Having venues to showcase the subscription streaming content is excellent brand extension.

Making Discovery District a place for red carpet events is ideal.
by tamtagon
28 Feb 2020 15:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154297

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

By the time it's open, the two population centers will have grown by a combined one million residents. by the time the train is up and running, it will be time to double the service. Is there any hope the I-35 redo through Austin will give some room for HSR?
by tamtagon
27 Feb 2020 22:39
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 2210

Re: McKinney National Airport

Meacham in fort Worth is making a run at becoming a commercial airport right now...
by tamtagon
26 Feb 2020 16:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154297

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I voted in that unscientific poll five time, from five different computers.
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2020 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 139
Views: 38524

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Sorry to all the folks who want Lower Greenville and the rest of East Dallas to exist in a vacuum, but change is the nature of the area. Transportation corridors between the single family home neighborhoods are ideal for much higher density residential development; that's the way of the world and th...
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2020 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 741
Views: 262274

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^is there any reason hobo's identified corridor cannot become an trail extension flanked by Nature and Science?
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2020 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 741
Views: 262274

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^that lot is not big enough. The Hunts need to get with the Perots and plan for a better facility, world class. A lawn is definitely needed for running children, picnics, outdoor displays and more starchitecture. I'd like to see a giant, visually stunning, living science installation that cleans the...
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2020 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 741
Views: 262274

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Any plan that doesn't at least allow for doubling the Nature and Science Museum would be a mistake in my opinion.
by tamtagon
20 Feb 2020 06:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 741
Views: 262274

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Stars' owner acquires two tracts of land from Hillwood adjacent to AAC to develop a hotel, conference center, and other entertainment / retail options. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/19/dallas-stars-owner-scores-two-blocks-for-development-in-victory-park/ I was wiki-reading...
by tamtagon
17 Feb 2020 21:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 355
Views: 153644

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I wonder if Michael Dell is buying land for personal use, or if it will be Dell Computer outpost.
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2020 17:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 453
Views: 188848

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^hahahaha
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2020 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 762
Views: 339355

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

^ That describes what is becoming a well rounded city environment, living situations exactly what Dallas has needed to become. Some people will want to be in the middle of all the big event busyness, some next to it, some a few blocks away. Dallas is growing a downtown scene, thankfully.
by tamtagon
11 Feb 2020 06:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DISD
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: DISD

I'm glad they stuck with it after such a rocky start.
by tamtagon
06 Feb 2020 13:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 103
Views: 37583

Re: Fair Park

I've always preferred open air stadium concerts.
by tamtagon
06 Feb 2020 05:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mill Creek Residential (14ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Mill Creek Residential (14ST)

Didn't SMU buy the shopping center on Mockingbird a little north of here a few years ago? Will be fun to see what happens with that corner!
by tamtagon
03 Feb 2020 06:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 100
Views: 20579

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I cant believe Neiman-Marcus is not in this mall.... was it before?
by tamtagon
02 Feb 2020 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 100
Views: 20579

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

This neighborhood upgrade improves the value of the valley view plan. Really, the whole area has been ripe for old-fashioned gentrification since Frisco got started 20 years ago. Galleria-Midtown is destined to take a central business district function; a second downtown for Dallas that increases th...
by tamtagon
01 Feb 2020 22:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 344
Views: 112798

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Maybe the population growth in downtown neighborhoods will allow buses to become more functional.
by tamtagon
26 Jan 2020 09:41
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 329
Views: 118260

Re: DART D2 Subway

... to properly implement express train services more than two tracks are needed in the railroad corridor. Especially after the various lines merge together. Outside where the lines merge, well placed passing sidings might work whether at or between stations. But these passing sidings will only wor...
by tamtagon
25 Jan 2020 08:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 7899

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

So, is this the new look? This one resembles the pictures shown for Field Street District - no longer Shraman South Asian Museum...

Also, where does this fit into the "cycle"?
by tamtagon
22 Jan 2020 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105124

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

For most of this land, I would take residential over office every time.
by tamtagon
22 Jan 2020 06:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 366
Views: 119508

Re: DFW Economy

...one of these days, somebody is going to come up with a new kind of computer that renders hundreds of billions of dollar investments in data centers obsolete.

Hopefully, these server warehouse buildings will be easily converted into something else.
by tamtagon
12 Jan 2020 13:17
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 91
Views: 31047

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Quite a few champions of this bad idea need to be called out. A serious question for you capseritl, because you would know off the top of your head: How many of those champions and direct reports of those champions are still making decisions about this golf course, adjacent horse park, and overall ...
by tamtagon
10 Jan 2020 07:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 22113

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

First Baptist Academy of Dallas recently moved from the downtown campus to far East Dallas. This location adjacent to the Mesquite city limits is a pretty good indicator where many of the congregation live.
by tamtagon
10 Jan 2020 06:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 45
Views: 11974

Re: Reverchon Park

^I would be more than okay if the Reverchon Recreation Center & parking got torn down, dug out and replaced with a parking garage podium, three(ish) stories of new recreation center, gym, community resource center and green rooftop park.
by tamtagon
08 Jan 2020 06:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 27
Views: 6264

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

^Fort Worth has needed a new concert venue for a long long time. How many large venues per million residents should there be? Because the region has been growing pretty fast, and was likely under-served. One aspect of proper management at Fair Park I anticipate is a thorough renovation of Dos Equis ...
by tamtagon
08 Jan 2020 06:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 250897

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I like it!
by tamtagon
04 Jan 2020 20:00
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73753

Re: I-345

I like having the physical separation between these neighborhoods. That separation is the cornerstone allowing the unique characteristics of Deep Ellum come into being -- since the beginning, too. Having elevated thru-traffic lanes is fine by me, so long as the two street grids are allowed to conne...
by tamtagon
04 Jan 2020 14:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 44
Views: 11454

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

are they asking for financial assistance? if no, then build it. it's nice
by tamtagon
02 Jan 2020 19:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 66
Views: 17701

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Is this still a thing?
by tamtagon
28 Dec 2019 07:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1035
Views: 334600

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I wonder if a vertical mall would make sense here.
by tamtagon
27 Dec 2019 09:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 329
Views: 118260

Re: DART D2 Subway

Let's just look at the Red Line for simplicity sake to verify my point of view. One could add stations at: RL Thorton, S. Lamar, Blackburn, Henderson, NW. Highway, Royal Ln., Beltline, and Cotton Belt Junction; and not effect the ridership at the existing stations. Adding stations would make the DA...
by tamtagon
26 Dec 2019 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 250897

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Where did reelfx end up?
by tamtagon
24 Dec 2019 18:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 250897

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I remember a few years back there was some talk of the Peak & Elm area, northeast of Deep Ellum ("East Ellum"), as a new frontier for development. Besides It'll Do, is there much happening there? During the 90s heydays in Deep Ellum, East Dallas had a small but muy potente Latino bar ...
by tamtagon
24 Dec 2019 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 4848

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

That deal ATT is working on deserves mention. It could really help jump start the big development (Smart District?) behind City Hall AND could help jump start the former Reunion Arena/DMN site. Should ATT make the downtown cluster an amenity for the top tech workers, a string of tech-worker relocati...
by tamtagon
24 Dec 2019 15:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 81
Views: 36653

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

^word.... I'm not particular about my ice, but since, like 15 years ago, I've known people who will drive to Sonic just for the ice.
by tamtagon
16 Dec 2019 22:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 366
Views: 119508

Re: DFW Economy

I was being sarcastic... North Texas may be up to 150,000 a year
by tamtagon
16 Dec 2019 20:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 366
Views: 119508

Re: DFW Economy

...More than a million people moved to Dallas last year, and 5% of them can afford homes at $750,000 and above, according to the report. Article: https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/las-vegas-dallas-and-fort-collins-colorado-poised-to-be-real-estate-hotbeds-in-coming-years-210148 wow, more than ...
by tamtagon
16 Dec 2019 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 112
Views: 53843

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

Encouraging, too, as this stretch of Dallas fills up seems like we could anticipate something taller with more compelling architecture.
by tamtagon
14 Dec 2019 11:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 45
Views: 11974

Re: Reverchon Park

^word
by tamtagon
12 Dec 2019 22:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 39690

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Seems about time Dallas gets a big relocation from the East coast... Into this billion dollar development.
by tamtagon
09 Dec 2019 19:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 341
Views: 154851

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: 341
Views: 154851

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

For the 500,000 resident population, I'm thinking inside Loop 12, broadly.

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