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by tamtagon
19 Jan 2019 19:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 166
Views: 34656

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

why not something ultra modern, or at least as different from the surroundings as Fountain Place back in the day.

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by tamtagon
19 Jan 2019 08:08
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 169
Views: 35885

Re: DFW Airport

http://atwonline.com/daily-news/atw-announces-2019-award-winners Airport of the Year, to Dallas Fort Worth International, which has managed growth while continuing to add enhancements that ease the passenger’s journey. DFW has transformed into a global mega-hub, investing in new facilities, infrast...
by tamtagon
17 Jan 2019 10:12
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: "Kaaboo Texas" festival coming to Arlington
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: "Kaaboo Texas" festival coming to Arlington

Some big names from the past! Maybe the new operators of Fair Park will improve on staging these annual events in North Texas by use the three day music festival as an anchor weekend for the (hopefully) inevitable three weeks in April/May Spring Fair.
by tamtagon
16 Jan 2019 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 122
Views: 26982

Re: Dallas: Medical District

I'll try to remember to move this tangent to the Parkland Hospital thread over the weekend(ish). Yes, the whole Taj Mahal extravaganza tugging is a collection of empty reasons to be angry about paying taxes. Public hospitals are an investment, like public education, that is very difficult to show me...
by tamtagon
15 Jan 2019 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 122
Views: 26982

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Yet only two counties in NE Texas have public hospitals. All the other counties seem to do just fine without them. That doesn't appear to support them being a "necessity".


Well, then, trigger a referendum and put it to a vote. :D
by tamtagon
15 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 122
Views: 26982

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Apparently, "the community" see the hospital as a necessity along the lines of a fire department, police department, sanitation department, parks, street lights.... whatever There's way too much nuance in my opinion to try to lay it all out. I'm not trying to get roasted for grumbling abo...
by tamtagon
15 Jan 2019 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 122
Views: 26982

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Apparently, "the community" see the hospital as a necessity along the lines of a fire department, police department, sanitation department, parks, street lights.... whatever
by tamtagon
14 Jan 2019 23:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 72
Views: 15504

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

HarryMoto wrote:That Atlas Metal Works ... I thought it would make for some sort of music/art makeover, like what would eventually happen with The Bomb Factory.


that would be great!
by tamtagon
14 Jan 2019 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 136
Views: 26653

Re: AT&T Discovery District

hahaha I just saw the 88 and remembered the good times, back before the turn of the century when the Cowboys were good. I cannot believe it's been so long since the Cowboys got deep into the play offs.... The corporate presence of galactic ATT really should turn into a cornerstone for this side of ...
by tamtagon
13 Jan 2019 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 136
Views: 26653

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I think this is encouraging.
by tamtagon
10 Jan 2019 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 481
Views: 92023

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^ One of the pleasures of Deep Ellum has been that it is NOT dense. It's much more like a small town. There's a reason most of the people who actually live in the neighborhood very much like having I-345 where it is -- we don't want to be part of downtown. You may like living like a termite. Most o...
by tamtagon
08 Jan 2019 21:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 46088

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Lake Dallas? Wow, Companies really don't give a crap what burb they move to as long as it's in NTX. That's so funny. At first, I thought maybe I mistook Lake Dallas for Lake Highlands--which would still be weird. Then I just remembered quick trips from Denton to the liquor store in Lake Dallas. Tho...
by tamtagon
05 Jan 2019 10:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: VisitDallas gets audited
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: VisitDallas gets audited

Sounds like these bosses have been there too long. What is the optimal employment length for a job like that? Much more than a decade at the same tourism post may be too long, it seems, as the perks and fringe benefits gorge. B _ G Dallas appear a successful initiative, but maybe a fresh team should...
by tamtagon
02 Jan 2019 08:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 11180

Re: TexRail

John McCain Road @ Colleyville Road? If the community favored the large scale mixed use development, that would be a great eventual location for the next big variation of the corporate processing/training/tech consolidation along the lines of State Farm/Deloitte/Schwab.... tailored to the multinatio...
by tamtagon
01 Jan 2019 07:24
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 11180

Re: TexRail

I still don't understand why Collyville rejected a station.
by tamtagon
27 Dec 2018 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 19
Views: 1224

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

exelone31 wrote:This development looks cool, I hope the "So Good" name doesn't stick, as it is "So Lame" IMHO.


:lol:
by tamtagon
23 Dec 2018 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Overall Construction Levels
Replies: 30
Views: 7664

Re: Overall Construction Levels

When people stop moving to North Texas, construction will stop... obviously.
by tamtagon
23 Dec 2018 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 67
Views: 13415

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

??I thought they sold the land or whatever?
by tamtagon
23 Dec 2018 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 349
Views: 73748

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

It's "the cycle" and no one should be surprised. The looming crash will be a slow down in North Texas, screeching to a hard slow will happen else where, what's been considered domestic-moderate since the recession will settle in Dallas as the region continues to increase in scope and scale...
by tamtagon
23 Dec 2018 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 19
Views: 1224

Re: Hogue Global Cedars- So Good

Cedars-South Dallas is becoming the next big thing, grand-scale gentrification (hopefully managed appropriately...) as the residential cornucopia between the renewing big-city downtown and the big-city urban park-arcade fills up with all the goodies. When this swath turns over, Dallas will have foun...
by tamtagon
23 Dec 2018 09:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Ferguson Road Initiative
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Ferguson Road Initiative

So much potential in this road renovation, could easily become the model for urban neighborhood sustainability.
by tamtagon
21 Dec 2018 07:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 349
Views: 73748

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^I'd rather see Hall buy Spire and totally rock that real estate into an urban success story more potent than the suburban success in Frisco. By the time Craig & Kathryn Hall retire from public life, I'm hopeful they will have established and endowed another domestically significant museum that ...
by tamtagon
18 Dec 2018 09:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 300
Views: 56881

Re: Legacy West

I really like how these suburban office parks are evolving. From intentionally isolated fortress clusters rapidly on the way to concentrated gathering places.
by tamtagon
14 Dec 2018 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 49884

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

To many people living in Denton County(e.g.), Deep Ellum is simply the Deep Ellum side of Downtown; to most people living in Lakewood, Deep Ellum is Deep Ellum, downtown is ringed by the highways, Uptown is West Village.... it's all relative. To a diminishing number of people, Uptown is part of Oak ...
by tamtagon
14 Dec 2018 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 49884

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

On the forum, we used to have a healthy 'where is/what is downtown' debate, geographic definitions, social definitions and all that. Downtown Dallas used to be defined by Elm, Main and Commerce; westward expansion reached Ross, the Convention Center and new City Hall expanded "downtown" to...
by tamtagon
14 Dec 2018 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 349
Views: 73748

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^haha word
by tamtagon
14 Dec 2018 07:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 228
Views: 35380

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

One beautiful reality for all the Sunbelt Cities is the opportunity to learn from longer-established communities like New York, Chicago, "overseas" and adapt successful high density living processes into the new new world. The opportunity to adapt the most beneficial systems. Scale these t...
by tamtagon
14 Dec 2018 07:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 165833

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

...something like that would sure take the sizzle out of Uptown. hahaha It wouldn't really, but funny to say. Uptown will really settle in, though, when this side of downtown finally gears up for this century. Look at the next 50 years of South Dallas through the lenses of that HQ2 fantastical coope...
by tamtagon
14 Dec 2018 07:00
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)

I was hoping that would end up (at least) in Irving. I guess the leading edge of suburbia is the usual place for novel attractions. The city is considering assisting the project with a grant for infrastructure improvements ... a "proposed mixed-use development, anchored by a multi-use sports co...
by tamtagon
13 Dec 2018 10:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 46088

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Maybe Google is the one that'll plop down in Dallas....
by tamtagon
13 Dec 2018 06:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 49884

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Mr. Amsterdam wrote:
Tnexster wrote:We need our own Wilshire Grand Center project in downtown Dallas.


Without that ridiculous spire.


word
by tamtagon
12 Dec 2018 11:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 46088

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

More than a handful of people have mentioned that North Texas dodged a bullet when HQ2 landed somewhere else; Fortune 500 #6 McKesson was already on track with the move to Irving, and seems like HQ2 had little to do with that decision & formal announcement, but the other three could easily have ...
by tamtagon
11 Dec 2018 12:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 165833

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Wow! That's a major deal, that could turn into something more major. It's not too hard to imagine Amazon budding its own package delivery service, and if Alliance turns into the dominant hub, we could see two North Texas airport on the top ten list of domestic cargo airports. Alliance is #30 on this...
by tamtagon
11 Dec 2018 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 56
Views: 12241

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I guess this is only 30 years late... but finally maybe it's the start of many similar transit station based residential developments that'll pull the train system up the hill.
by tamtagon
11 Dec 2018 09:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 30421

Re: Trinity River Park

There's no reason this man-made flood plane cannot become a primary component in the conditioning of potable water for the region. Rewilding this five-ish miles of river returns the natural filtration process to help clean the water. I've dreamed of a series of cisterns and catacombs under the flood...
by tamtagon
07 Dec 2018 19:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 180
Views: 39348

Re: DFW Economy

Thanks Austin!
by tamtagon
07 Dec 2018 08:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 46088

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Sé que eso es correcto
by tamtagon
06 Dec 2018 11:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 50
Views: 8644

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Byron Nelson is leaving Trinity Forest is among the worst possible things that could happen. The red-line time capsule existence of this part of town and incessant neglect which created the Trinity River Forest are the two situations which will not last. This is one of the best case scenario redevel...
by tamtagon
06 Dec 2018 10:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 50
Views: 8644

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

^Oh, totally, I have no doubt the Byron Nelson could move to Frisco. I also have no doubt the kinks of a Byron Nelson 'soft opening' at Trinity Forest will be worked out making the course a challenge the pros eagerly anticipate.
by tamtagon
06 Dec 2018 07:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 50
Views: 8644

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

New PGA development at Panther Creek in Frisco spells the beginning of the end of Trinity Forest as a tour venue. Stick. A. Fork. In. It. I suppose that could happen with the Byron Nelson moving to Frisco, but I doubt it. The PGA offices moving to Frisco more likely spells the beginning of the end ...
by tamtagon
06 Dec 2018 07:08
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: New Royal Caribbean terminal coming to Galveston
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: New Royal Caribbean terminal coming to Galveston

Sweet. The more tourist pulling deals like that coming to Galveston increase the viability of an HSR extension. Just like Fort Worth, though, I think a Galveston HSR Station would need the boost from the San Antonio-Austin leg of the triangle to generate enough foot traffic. Galveston has the island...
by tamtagon
06 Dec 2018 06:53
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 30421

Re: Trinity River Park

Just like the Cowboys season, I'm too beat-down by a generation of losing to get excited by what seems like the right plan for this public wilderness! I will skeptically wait to see the rest of it, especially how the levee-filling choke point at the standing wave entrance to the forest will be corre...
by tamtagon
04 Dec 2018 12:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 46088

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

At this point, something as severe as a short , mild domestic recession might actually be good for North Texas. Places less diversified and/or more susceptible to property investing hyperbole would experience the worst part of a short mild domestic recession, but it would probably only be a slow in ...
by tamtagon
04 Dec 2018 12:07
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas may get XFL franchise
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

I sure hope it's not a deal where the XFL tries to out-patriot the NFL. That whole flag-kneel-civil-rights-violation-protest and reaction pushes people to extremes more than it raises awareness and slow played solution, and if the XFL wants to gain momentum by exploiting the bungled NFL reaction, th...
by tamtagon
04 Dec 2018 11:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 46088

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It would be nice if McKesson did the same as Toyota. I'd love to get HP Enterprise in a downtown Perot Skyscraper.
by tamtagon
04 Dec 2018 11:16
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas may get XFL franchise
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

I think I'm supposed to want this at Fair Park Cotton Bowl.
by tamtagon
04 Dec 2018 11:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 318
Views: 60195

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

28,000 passengers boarded trains at the station daily
by tamtagon
04 Dec 2018 06:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 28
Views: 3021

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

This ill toned opinion piece from Bloomberg is interesting. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-11-06/dallas-move-by-fred-s-drugs-and-payless-has-hedge-fund-behind-it ...Alden Global was founded by a Wall Street billionaire named Randall Smith, whom the New York Post once labeled “the gr...
by tamtagon
02 Dec 2018 09:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Main Street Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: Main Street Gardens

Does there need to be a cafe? Maybe a juice/drink and pastry kinda place. Bring your lunch and buy the fresh squeezed tangerine juice at the park....
by tamtagon
02 Dec 2018 09:04
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 69
Views: 12226

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

gawh The only reasonable answer to this deal is another 20 gates, 12 domestic and 8 international. DFW can at least add another terminal and encourage the development of a dual hub, Love Field can double and add international, and Meacham Field in Fort Worth can get going again --- the regional grow...

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