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by tamtagon
22 May 2019 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 87
Views: 8833

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: 12704

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: 92
Views: 22056

Re: Highland Park Village

HPV needs a hotel.
by tamtagon
19 May 2019 22:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 92
Views: 22056

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: 5089

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: 92
Views: 22056

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: 295
Views: 59486

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: 5089

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: 295
Views: 59486

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: 295
Views: 59486

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: 12704

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: 1531

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: 217717

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: 217717

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: 12704

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: 3077

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: 4105

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: 4105

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: 38
Views: 8507

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: 38
Views: 8507

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: 175
Views: 45476

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: 38
Views: 8507

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: 175
Views: 45476

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: 31838

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: 31838

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: 31838

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I wonder if Central Market will move their corporate HQ to this office building...
by tamtagon
02 May 2019 11:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 226
Views: 41212

Re: Trinity River Park

I like the shelf and I like an active recreation park overlook for the Reunion Boulevard terminus. The entirely of the flood plain cannot be any more than a managed wilderness.
by tamtagon
02 May 2019 08:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 312
Views: 74291

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The party scene will not leave Uptown; it will be for grown folks, and aint no party like a grown folks party.
by tamtagon
30 Apr 2019 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 181
Views: 38986

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I'm not aware that anything like this is happening in Metro Atlanta, could be though cuz I don't really keep up with 'it.'
by tamtagon
30 Apr 2019 12:09
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Fuel (esports team)
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Dallas Fuel (esports team)

I'm still dumbfounded that the world the city of Dallas isn't doing everything possible to fix-up the Municipal Auditorium at the Convention Center as ground zero for e-sport teams and matches. IT'S a PERFECT combination to so many of the other special events hosted at the CC. Whatever.
by tamtagon
27 Apr 2019 11:44
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Luxury casino-resort 100 miles from Dallas gambles on $500 million expansion
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Oklahoma: New addition to Choctaw Casino-Durant

Doh!

I knew about Winstar but totally forgot about it, certainly didn't connect the dots to it's Choctaw neighbor. I looked at the map and instantly jumped to an imagined string of Lake Texhoma resort casinos and paddle boats. So long Lake Charles, Bossier... Oklahoma is next up.
by tamtagon
27 Apr 2019 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 114887

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I know that's right.
by tamtagon
27 Apr 2019 08:50
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Luxury casino-resort 100 miles from Dallas gambles on $500 million expansion
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Oklahoma: New addition to Choctaw Casino-Durant

so, like, how does Durant compare to Shreveport as far as a destination for North Texas gamblers?
by tamtagon
27 Apr 2019 08:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 114887

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The area is definitely large enough to delineate a north and south. Folks here fawn over “LoMac” and “Lowest Greenville.” How are those any different? The difference...? LoMac Lower Greenville are nick-names the people came up with on their own, South Victory is a branding effort attached to a mark...
by tamtagon
25 Apr 2019 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 114887

Re: Victory Park 3.0

LoMac is the only name I like for this part of downtown town.
by tamtagon
25 Apr 2019 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 63
Views: 19905

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

Too bad Valley View Mall isn't ready to lead with this big tenant.
by tamtagon
23 Apr 2019 08:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 60
Views: 11551

Re: Collin Creek Mall

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/04/22/plano-approves-1-billion-redevelopment-plan-collin-creek-mall Plano approves $1 billion redevelopment plan for Collin Creek Mall Written by Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor ..."This is the catalyst for what will be one of the premier dow...
by tamtagon
20 Apr 2019 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 50
Views: 15460

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: 89
Views: 23353

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: 226
Views: 41212

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: 263
Views: 62820

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: 40
Views: 9625

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: 201
Views: 46699

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: 201
Views: 46699

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: 201
Views: 46699

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: 300
Views: 62612

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: 95
Views: 10146

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: 92
Views: 22056

Re: Highland Park Village

still cannot believe there's not a hotel in this shopping destination.

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