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by tamtagon
24 Mar 2019 14:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 45757

Re: DFW Economy

Depending on how many petro-chemical fires are going, Houston has the poorest air quality in the country at times.

Ridiculous, negligent and criminal.
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2019 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 34
Views: 8349

Re: Red Bird Mall

...not to mention an airport around the corner.
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2019 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 34
Views: 8349

Re: Red Bird Mall

How about a bilingual call center? UNT-Dallas can lead the educational needs of an industry segment by delivering a workforce fluent in Spanish & English. https://las.untdallas.edu/spanish-community-us-citizenship-course More than a few North Texas multi-national corporations will benefit from a...
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2019 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 85
Views: 15259

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Mockingbird Central Plaza needs to go.
by tamtagon
22 Mar 2019 10:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 154
Views: 27960

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

ATT should host walk-in movies with the Time-Warner collection.
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 15:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 50848

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^I don't remember any of the drama described in this story, but I do remember good times at the Orbit Room

https://www.dallasobserver.com/music/ou ... it-6401773
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 50848

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

tamtagon wrote:^what was the name of that club across the street from Galaxy Club? I've been trying to remember for weeks now, and just cannot. There was a couple skate ramps in the courtyard....



ORBIT ROOM ----finally!

This was possibly my all time favorite Dallas bar.
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 154
Views: 27960

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I think if the city changed its archaic codes and started acting like a big city it might help some. For instance, allow businesses to put plants and landscaping out in front of their businesses without charging a $1,000 “landscaping” fee each year. Allow buildings to put up awnings over the sidewa...
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 50848

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

If Dallas ever hosts a music scene again, Deep Ellum will be booming -- or wherever the homegrown bands perform. As the 90s rolled out, several bands had national success and that's what really made Deep Ellum popular. There can be an entire city's worth of cool bars, restaurants, boutiques all pack...
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2019 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 50848

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^what was the name of that club across the street from Galaxy Club? I've been trying to remember for weeks now, and just cannot. There was a couple skate ramps in the courtyard....
by tamtagon
20 Mar 2019 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 50848

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

The isolation of Deep Ellum is probably over for good, as it should be. The residential opportunities found in the Deep Ellum of the 90s, 00s and 10s will be found in another part of town, for sure.
by tamtagon
16 Mar 2019 12:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 45757

Re: DFW Economy

wouldn't it be something if North Texas hit the 8,000,000 mark in 2020?!?!
by tamtagon
15 Mar 2019 12:31
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 73
Views: 7243

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

Among it's peers, Dallas is unusual in the absence of a large university in/near the downtown area.
by tamtagon
15 Mar 2019 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 522
Views: 129380

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

^I like driving by significant architecture! Even if I'm not particularly fond of or neutral toward the building like Chase or BOA Towers, I really like looking at them while looping around the CBD (the ability to do this is one of my secret reasons to keep I-345). There's no reason these monoliths ...
by tamtagon
15 Mar 2019 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 522
Views: 129380

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

I'll be happier about a building like this when it's on the other side of the CBD.
by tamtagon
15 Mar 2019 10:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 281
Views: 55104

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

^ Fake News, No. My post was supposition. Review the hypothesis: Chevron might be moving HQ from Bay Area to Texas, Houston probably.... ... Not to seem over anxious, but maybe all the scientists will be in Houston (area) and the shirts will be in Dallas' Smart District. "Might be" "p...
by tamtagon
15 Mar 2019 10:34
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 73
Views: 7243

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

I haven't spent more than a couple hours at a time in Austin in over a decade, but I really think that weirdness is still there, just not as easily noticed since there's so much more non-weirdness.... and the proliferation of non-weirdness is thoroughly dependent on the weirdness, a marketing campai...
by tamtagon
12 Mar 2019 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 507
Views: 106857

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Dallas Graffiti Artist Mosquito died. Rest in peace.
by tamtagon
11 Mar 2019 16:59
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 73
Views: 7243

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

^Ya, Austin has been under siege for decades.... Quackenbush left the drag long gone (some would say the drag left the drag), Poodle Dog closed years ago, Deep Eddie is now a brand a vodka I can buy in Georgia. Wholefoods went so corporate it got bought out. for the record, I use to shop at the orig...
by tamtagon
11 Mar 2019 15:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 281
Views: 55104

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

calling it "fake news" is not hinting at something bad in an indirect and unpleasant way? okay, then, sorry.

I guess I just expect you to be snarky when addressing me directly, and I really am sorry about that.
by tamtagon
11 Mar 2019 15:08
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 73
Views: 7243

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

Keep chanting it man. Its (and every place’s) boosters act like momentary high percentage growth is going to lead to taking over the world, but it always turns out to be the low hanging fruit that gets harder to grab in a mature metro economy — those are built not for the population trend of the mo...
by tamtagon
11 Mar 2019 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 85
Views: 15259

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

When once much of the mid/highrise construction was in greater Uptown, now it's fanning out. The often mentioned slow down might not be so noticeable in Dallas; with many neighborhoods now on the radar for increased density, the appeal would be increased despite the predicted slow down.
by tamtagon
11 Mar 2019 11:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 281
Views: 55104

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Way to create fake news Tamtagon. The only thing the article says about moving the HQ is that they are not: "Chevron said its headquarters will remain in San Ramon." Remarkably insinuating! as per the usual :) Here's the headline from in front of the paywall to the Bay Area Business Journ...
by tamtagon
11 Mar 2019 06:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 281
Views: 55104

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Chevron might be moving HQ from Bay Area to Texas, Houston probably.... https://abc7news.com/archive/8928858/ By ABC7 Archive SAN RAMON, Calif. "It's not something you that you want to see, losing 800 jobs. That's a big impact in San Ramon," president and CEO of the San Ramon Chamber of Co...
by tamtagon
09 Mar 2019 10:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen Sports Village
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Allen Sports Village

Hasn't the time of exurban exploitation to build a new brand run it's course? At a glance, the mixed-use complex looks great except creating a viable cricket league requires a location in the middle of town (...town being North Texas) not on the leading edge of (remarkably consistent) growth. Same d...
by tamtagon
08 Mar 2019 18:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 58
Views: 9756

Re: Homelessness

What would Jesus do?
by tamtagon
07 Mar 2019 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1035
Views: 195977

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

What a win for Galleria-Midtown to kick off the struggling plan to transform Valley View into a city. I'd rather see a consolidation by Dallas City Hall, but whatever.
by tamtagon
05 Mar 2019 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 153
Views: 32976

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Yawn Rip Van Winkle maybe wake up one day.
by tamtagon
04 Mar 2019 06:57
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 176
Views: 40973

Re: DFW Airport

by tamtagon
03 Mar 2019 13:12
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 176
Views: 40973

Re: DFW Airport

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/03/03/keep-dfws-economic-engine-revving-american-airlines-make-call-new-terminal How to keep the momentum going? Never fall behind, said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport. “We’re a part of this region’s growth, and we always have to stay ahead of it...
by tamtagon
02 Mar 2019 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 499
Views: 99760

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Here's hoping Hines has something different in mind for Victory Park.

I like the neighborhood context created by the mid & high rises nearer the arena and plaza areas, but Victory Park really needs a skyscraper landmark.
by tamtagon
02 Mar 2019 10:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 164
Views: 43417

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Look at Dallas growing up!
by tamtagon
01 Mar 2019 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 499
Views: 99760

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Least luxurious parking garage in Texas?
by tamtagon
01 Mar 2019 10:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges

There are good freaks and there are bad freaks. Here's another freak of the worst kind: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-hall/2019/03/01/former-dallas-city-council-member-carolyn-davis-pleads-guilty-taking-bribes Former Dallas City Council member Carolyn Davis pleads guilty to taking brib...
by tamtagon
28 Feb 2019 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 283
Views: 61746

Re: Oak Lawn

I've always wanted Throckmorton from Lemmon to Maple to be the 'big change' to the neighborhood. Complete Street is what we call today, but essentially make that street pedestrian oriented, zoned for retail as well as residential. And the elementary school needs to move! Maybe to Lucas@Maple, Maria ...
by tamtagon
27 Feb 2019 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 52
Views: 11185

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Is the consensus here somehow that IH-345 isn't a monstrosity which has no business cutting through our urban core? Some of the hyperbole and sarcasm from one side is in response to hyperbole and sarcasm from the other side, round and round and round and round (this fun 'exchange' is more than a de...
by tamtagon
24 Feb 2019 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 283
Views: 61746

Re: Oak Lawn

I've always like the idea that the fire station moves, and the building becomes a discotheque or something.
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2019 10:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 31
Views: 4523

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

When the Arts District is regarded as park with great museums and performance venues, then it'll be a place to walk around instead of drive thru. I'm surprise this has not already happened; that deck park is totally popular, bringing tons of people to the area. The obvious next step IS NOT expanding...
by tamtagon
23 Feb 2019 10:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 507
Views: 106857

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

So what's different with this resurgence of Deep Ellum? The residential? Prior iterations were collections of mostly low budget music venues and bars with the RE held by disparate uncooperative owners who did not invest. There was a sprinkling of well run, cool destinations. But people mostly came ...
by tamtagon
22 Feb 2019 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 27
Views: 1743

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

... I realize that sometimes it may feel that 'change' takes forever, but reality is much different. I really wish that Deep Ellum will not cater to today's automobile demands. Ten years from now, we will be scratching our heads at the thought of all the garages we built ten years earlier. The resp...
by tamtagon
22 Feb 2019 10:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Plague of Pancake Development
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Re: The Plague of Pancake Development

They're probably pretty easy to tear down and replace whatever is the next style of development.... it's the slow-roll mobile home.
by tamtagon
22 Feb 2019 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 27
Views: 1743

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

There's nothing wrong with public parking garages as long as they're placed appropriately. Suburban visitors to Deep Ellum are now and will become even more important so pay parking garages between highway exit and entrance ramps make the most sense. Renovating I-30 and I-345 will remove the ludicro...
by tamtagon
22 Feb 2019 08:11
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 224
Views: 43230

Re: the Cotton Belt line

I like to think DFW's current train station scheme is an intentionally temporary start up design; passenger trains will transect the airport to Centerport and then Arlington Stadiums/UTA.
by tamtagon
20 Feb 2019 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 164
Views: 43417

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

...so, this will be the fancy-swankiest hotel in town?
by tamtagon
19 Feb 2019 05:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 23898

Re: Dallas Smart District

Neighbors with one of the biggest companies in the world, ATT, Smart District is hardly a Class C location.
by tamtagon
18 Feb 2019 07:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 23898

Re: Dallas Smart District

A downtrend from smoking hot to glowing red is still a market full of enthusiasm.... Uptown is among the most expensive in South Central US, but compared to similar submarkets of pier cities across the country, Uptown is a bargain. At some point, the location will have to be accepted as one that com...
by tamtagon
17 Feb 2019 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 23898

Re: Dallas Smart District

Well, if it's gotta be, then I set the minimum tallest in Dallas at 1,200.
by tamtagon
16 Feb 2019 11:41
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas may get XFL franchise
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Wow, um, two things -- 1) those are awful names: Bandits, Rattlers, Sprawl, Assassins, Gunslingers, Wranglers, Armadillos, Y'all, Giddy Ups, Desperados 2) the Fort Worth Star Telegram poll is asking about the name for Dallas' XFL franchise that'll play in Arlington at the abandoned baseball stadium:...
by tamtagon
14 Feb 2019 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 31
Views: 6105

Re: Dallas Convention Center

I would love to see ATT as the founding sponsor for a vintage streetcar and pedestrian corridor running from Union Station to proposed Harwood Park to Old City Park and Griffin St under ConvCtr back to Union Station. There's a handful of other billion dollar entities/developers along this route to p...
by tamtagon
14 Feb 2019 11:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1035
Views: 195977

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

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