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by tamtagon
19 Feb 2018 09:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 360
Views: 36607

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Any bars, lounges, clubs etc coming to Las Colinas?
by tamtagon
18 Feb 2018 17:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Sylvan Thirty
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Sylvan Thirty

...you know, when CTroyMathis started the forum, like, around the turn of the century, we were collectively fretting that something/anything like this would stick at the West Village. and now, there's a couple places in Oak Cliff steadily building 'something/anything' like this and even in West Dall...
by tamtagon
18 Feb 2018 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36160

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I think the collegiate potency of any population center has far more impact and influence on the quality and variety of life than the appeal to relocating corporations. Amazon has 20 places in the tournament, and most or all will no difficulty importing people to work at HQ2; the same goes for any b...
by tamtagon
16 Feb 2018 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36160

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

One of the reasons I don’t live in Dallas is that I’m a snob about urban environments. And by not living there, I can be happy and excited when my hometown makes improvements rather than perpetually annoyed that it still has a ways to go. It’s a much better way to live your life. hahahaha Sharing t...
by tamtagon
16 Feb 2018 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 29
Views: 3556

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

I wonder if Matthews is in talks to buy some of that Spire real estate goldmine.
by tamtagon
16 Feb 2018 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36160

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Also, I hate to break it to everyone on this thread, but Amazon is not coming here. Jeff Bezos is the richest man on planet earth with a company that just became the 3rd biggest company in the world by market cap, he's not going to move his headquarters to a city where the most influential people a...
by tamtagon
16 Feb 2018 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36160

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I think the bisnow guy said Dallas didn't offer a site meeting all Amazon's requests is the Victory Park - West End submission tallied less acreage than the RFP mentioned, and perhaps the current weak rail flow. I also think the acreage parameter is dynamic; geography is flexible if the building are...
by tamtagon
16 Feb 2018 10:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36160

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I would guess specific sites will be identified when the quarter finals are announced. Metro DC has three candidates, Metro Dallas submitted, like, a dozen possibilities (ummm FW Panther Island, Victory Park-West End, SmartDallas by City Hall, Exposition Park, Galleria-Midtown, Plano Collin Creek Ma...
by tamtagon
16 Feb 2018 09:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 42
Views: 3484

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

^Totally. I would go so far as to say the rebooting of Wade Park is better in the long run. As long as the growth keeps coming, this is great real estate and would be timesXten better with a decade to simmer while everything around it boils. Keep this intersection in your back pocket, Frisco, until ...
by tamtagon
15 Feb 2018 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 184
Views: 21721

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Pike5370 wrote:No, it is not the same group. Trammell Crow has nothing to do with this project, or the tower across the street that merely carries the TC name (for the positive reasons you cited).


Thanks for the correction!
by tamtagon
15 Feb 2018 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 184
Views: 21721

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What a crock of crap! Is this the same work group that bluffed the world a mixed use, urban-pedestrian Citiplace Sam's Club then tried to deliver the exurban edge drive-thru boilerplate.... doing it again with the garage pedestal supporting a 250 key luxury hotel tower and a luxury residential tower...
by tamtagon
14 Feb 2018 18:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 184
Views: 21721

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The hotel is confirmed, right, but the residential tower is 'at a future date?"
by tamtagon
13 Feb 2018 11:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 4391

Re: West End 1.0

Assuming the Victory Park - CBD pitch makes it to the finals of HQ2 tournament, The West End wins whether North Texas eventually wins or loses the Amazon prize.
by tamtagon
13 Feb 2018 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 24023

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Too boozy is not always bad... needs proper management for sure, but 'cracking down' on the undesirable behavior creates the extreme examples no one really wants. People need a place where they can let loose, it's normal when it's occasional and it's going to happen whether it's allowed and guarded ...
by tamtagon
13 Feb 2018 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 24023

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I was curious about other bands rising to popularity in Deep Ellum and search engineed this Observer article: http://www.dallasobserver.com/music/an-oral-history-of-the-dallas-music-scene-6425952 An Oral History of the Dallas Music Scene PETE FREEDMAN | OCTOBER 13, 2011 In 1987, New York City-based ...
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2018 13:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 24023

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I thought the Butthole Surfers came out of Austin. I never saw them in Austin when I lived there, but I did see the Jackofficers, I can remember a couple times....
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2018 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1489

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

^Centurion wants a bunch of churches to pay for scraping out everything that makes this building a jail and probably turn it into a data center or something like that. I don't believe there's a social services professional in this country who would honestly say it's productive and healing to house u...
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2018 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1489

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/12/could-old-dallas-jail-reborn-new-homeless-services-center Could old Dallas jail be reborn as new homeless services center? Written by Steve Brown ..."This is an opportunity to do something for these people, but not in the traditional wa...
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2018 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 15
Views: 2083

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

It's not glamorous but a sure sign the neighborhood is growing. It was, like, ~15 years ago when 7-11 proposed a new store in the CBD; what would be barely even register a blip on CBD radar now was a huge deal for downtown back then. As an indicator of the neighborhood, a new gas station/convenience...
by tamtagon
10 Feb 2018 17:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 18
Views: 1981

Re: Collin Creek Mall

^hahaha
by tamtagon
10 Feb 2018 06:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 18
Views: 1981

Re: Collin Creek Mall

(parking) Lots of potential at Collin Creek Mall. We may be watching phase three of the formidable suburban evolution pioneered in Plano.
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2018 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 75
Views: 7533

Re: Museum Tower

In our consideration of multi-million dollar home sell cycles, here's another perspective: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/08/posh-uptown-rowhouses-grabs-55-million-65-million-pop Posh Uptown Dallas rowhouses are up for grabs for up to $6.5 million a pop Written by Steve Brow...
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2018 09:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27178

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

summary from Steve Brown https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/09/reboot-oak-cliffs-bishop-arts-neighborhood-centers-davis-street-zang Oak Cliff construction boom bringing hundreds of new apartments to Bishop Arts Written by Steve Brown .... "We looked at 1920s buildings aroun...
by tamtagon
08 Feb 2018 09:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3654

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I think it would be great if the museum's elevated walkway to Klyde Warren Park is a marvel of engineering and science, turning the 5 minute walk into a stroll through a nature & science project, but the city's help should be limited to getting through the red-tape.
by tamtagon
07 Feb 2018 11:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3654

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I don't know who owns that gold mine, but they need to cash out so the museum can have a lawn.
by tamtagon
07 Feb 2018 11:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3654

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I understand Perot's desire to have a dedicated path from the super popular park to the museum, but that elevated walkway is just about as silly as the elevated parking garage. Someone needs to convince the Museum-string-pullers to 1) put a flood light on the aspects of fracking and fossil fuel cons...
by tamtagon
07 Feb 2018 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27178

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I get a headache just trying to understand how a bar can operate in Oak Cliff.... ...I don't think putting more bars in Oak Cliff really makes sense, there's too many single family homes here. I like the current mix of retail/restaurants, and would rather see more shops and restaurants, rather than...
by tamtagon
07 Feb 2018 09:07
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3654

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Are plans still rolling along to build a parking garage, office, restaurant and elevated walkway to Nature & Science museum?
by tamtagon
06 Feb 2018 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17656

Re: Oak Lawn

^word
by tamtagon
06 Feb 2018 09:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 28
Views: 2871

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

^I know that's right. The next North Texas entry could very well leave everyone out except for Dallas and Arlington. One key learning is spreading events across any large population center is a bad idea.
by tamtagon
06 Feb 2018 09:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Drinking Water
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Drinking Water

Banking the water is understandable, but at some point the loss of habit will need addressing -- the most logical solution to losing the Bois de arc creek is to recreate that habitat in the Dallas Trinity River Flood Channel. The map on https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas/2018/02/02/states-first-...
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 21:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 122
Views: 16023

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Are there still any apartment complexes under construction in Victory Park?
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 21:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 28
Views: 2871

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Hopefully Jerry will have taken on an emeritus roll before 2023...
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17656

Re: Oak Lawn

Taxi/ride share stands should be on the side streets. I think the road needs to be two lanes each way so fire trucks can get through in an emergency, but dropping people off on Reagan/Throckmorton/Dickason/Roswell would be so much better than Cedar Springs. I would even rezone Dickason (and of cours...
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 14:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 28
Views: 2871

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

When is Cowboys Stadium going to host another superbowl?
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 14:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27178

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

...extending a conversation from the Oak Lawn thread, do any of these new deals in Bishop Arts/Oak Cliff include a gay bar? Actually, have the blue laws been scraped away enough to allow bars? I remember a while back it was proposed to allow liquor stores on this side of the river, but don't remembe...
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17656

Re: Oak Lawn

Better sidewalks would improve business on the strip, that may require better parking on the side streets, but wider sidewalks in front of the busiest establishments seems pretty understandable.
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 593
Views: 36160

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

HQ2 in Austin would help dramatically increase the viability of I-35 corridor high speed rail, and I'm all for that! A 1.5 hour train ride from Austin to DFW airport, sweet.
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 10:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Drinking Water
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Drinking Water

^As per the usual, this reservoir is going to flood the valley. Since this project will transfer water from the Red River basin to the Trinity River basin, I would have rather seen the source be Lake Texhoma. The greater sediment level of that water could be 'naturally' sorted in mitigation area lea...
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown - Merriman
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Downtown - Merriman

For some reason, I think Houseman Building has had two or three other proposed redos since the forum started tracking such things....
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2018 10:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown - Merriman
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: Downtown - Merriman

well, i merged the threads, but meant to keep 400 N Akard/Housemen as the title, but havent figured out how to change the title. that should be totally easy, right?
by tamtagon
04 Feb 2018 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 222
Views: 22126

Re: Northpark Center

How many of those brands identify better with a street setting than a mall? For years/decades to come, Downtown/Uptown will increasing be viable for greater brand variation and niche retail. Korshak seems constricted by The Crescent; I could easily see that store expanding, unless the retail compone...
by tamtagon
03 Feb 2018 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1489

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

^ya, if we're going to have new municipal infrastructures, the unsavory burdens should be shared with the north so the south gets a chance to load up on the nicer things.
by tamtagon
03 Feb 2018 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1489

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

The Jail brings nothing but bail bond businesses. I Much rather put it in area that has little potential for revitalization and a low population density. Where it's at now is probably the worst location possible. That's my opinion. But sure move it to midtown. Lol I would say a more accurate chain ...
by tamtagon
03 Feb 2018 08:30
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Drinking Water
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Drinking Water

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas/2018/02/02/states-first-new-reservoir-30-years-will-supply-water-rapidly-growing-north-texas State's first new reservoir in 30 years will supply water to rapidly growing North Texas by Marc Ramirez Construction of the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir will start ...
by tamtagon
03 Feb 2018 08:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1489

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

If you're gonna move the jail, Galleria Midtown might be better, or somewhere off Lemmon by Love Field.
by tamtagon
02 Feb 2018 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 46
Views: 8377

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I wouldn't mind if most Lemmon redevelopment occurred after a thorough rezoning & complete street mandate overlays Oak Lawn.
by tamtagon
02 Feb 2018 10:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17656

Re: Oak Lawn

Commuters through this area in the future should be encouraged to find a different route to the highway.
by tamtagon
02 Feb 2018 10:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17656

Re: Oak Lawn

For once, I would love to see the city recondition a thoroughfare before the wave of redevelopment hits. From Highland Park all the way to the levee, Oak Lawn Avenue should be rebuilt with the goal of dramatically increasing the residential population and the ease with which the residential populati...
by tamtagon
01 Feb 2018 12:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 12309

Re: DFW Economy

Glad to see references to the economic reach of Dallas expanded to South Central rather than Southwest. The reference may seem like a subtle change, but the reality is huge -- it's not just Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and part of Lousiana... it's Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Lousiana, Arkansas, Kans...

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