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by tamtagon
18 Feb 2019 07:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 100
Views: 21761

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: 100
Views: 21761

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: 746

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: 5558

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: 1030
Views: 182560

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Also ....ROFL LOLOLOLOL!


Also ....ROFL LOLOLOLOLOL!
by tamtagon
14 Feb 2019 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 31
Views: 5558

Re: Dallas Convention Center

Pioneer Park should have been expanded years ago, turned into a beer garden and picnic area. This is where Dallas needs one of those big public fountains, casual dining seating for as many as 1,000(?) people at a time.... Years ago when Phillip Jones was still fresh, data collection analysis reveale...
by tamtagon
14 Feb 2019 09:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 31
Views: 5558

Re: Dallas Convention Center

Farmers Market, Fair Park and Convention Center -- all three have not approached potential under municipal management. I would guess this is not unusual in cities across the country, that when the gatekeepers of regulation manage those entities being regulated or monitored for compliance.... the bus...
by tamtagon
14 Feb 2019 07:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 31
Views: 5558

Re: Dallas Convention Center

Probably a good thing.
by tamtagon
13 Feb 2019 12:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 329
Views: 64980

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

hard shell
by tamtagon
13 Feb 2019 12:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 270
Views: 51126

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

When I was in high school, I took pictures for the yearbook at the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Hereford! hahahaha
by tamtagon
10 Feb 2019 18:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 182560

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Corpus is the next Beaumont-Port Arthur! Actually, I've always wondered what was keeping Corpus from really taking off; now with liquid natural gas poised to activate the port, maybe it'll stick. Camping at the natural seashore during a full moon was one of my absolute favorite times. Hopefully the ...
by tamtagon
10 Feb 2019 13:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 182560

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Isn't Oak Cliff the next Austin? Denton is Denton, Dynamic. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxgUFcYGKYk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8awJ5T3I364
by tamtagon
08 Feb 2019 12:11
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 44
Views: 5862

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

The GDP thing is interesting... consider that Dallas GDP in five years ('12-'17) increased almost as much at the total for Austin in 2014.
by tamtagon
08 Feb 2019 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 150
Views: 44240

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

The Epic office space in Deep Ellum is nice new office space (not as fancy as Victory/Uptown), but different because of the neighborhood; it's important to watch how Epic does because it could be an office space ice-breaker for this side of town - Deep Ellum, Farmers Market, Cedars. It's the cool so...
by tamtagon
08 Feb 2019 07:27
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 44
Views: 5862

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

That's a long way to go, North Texas is 5, Austin is 1.5

If Austin blossoms into new The Bay Area, Dallas is the new Los Angeles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U ... eas_by_GDP
by tamtagon
07 Feb 2019 12:23
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 44
Views: 5862

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

To be world class, they'll need some signatures bridges

hahaha
by tamtagon
07 Feb 2019 07:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

joshua.dodd wrote:Gross. This tower is way too generic for such a location. This is prime real estate that deserves something of great character, less glass, more charm, and more distinction. Dallas has been overwhelmed by generic glass towers. Needless to say, not a fan of this.


word
by tamtagon
06 Feb 2019 07:27
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Houston Crossed 8,000 Residents In April
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: Downtown Houston Crossed 8,000 Residents In April

I like the picture of the highrise in Houston more than the one building next to Fountain Place.
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2019 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 100
Views: 21761

Re: Dallas Smart District

Exxon does a periodic real estate review, like every four or five years I think, something like that, and with train to Houston looking more and more likely, we might see Exxon-Mobile move into the Smart District. Sure would make some sense. Whatever....
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2019 07:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen Sports Village
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Allen Sports Village

^It really should go over by Bachman Lake DART station.
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2019 07:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills

^haha that seems very true, but Grapevine has been become quite the family destination.
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2019 07:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Cole Park Place Condos (3923 Cole Ave) (3 ST) - Completed 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Re: Uptown: Cole Park Place Condos (3923 Cole Ave) (3 ST) - Completed 2018

Moderately priced for the neighborhood? It's normal for residences in the middle of things to cost more than the suburbs and edge of town. Exall Lake is up to a 30 minute walk. Maybe we're at the point where it's more difficult to consolidate smaller parcels for a large mixed use project than to bui...
by tamtagon
04 Feb 2019 13:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: VIRGIN TRAINS - TEXAS

DFW-Houston is the obvious route for high volume and lowered construction red-tape; the I-35 corridor will do more for the state's economy and livability but has a huge number of negotiating municipalities. Establishing an easy and convenient rail connection from DFW Airport to San Antonio, Austin, ...
by tamtagon
03 Feb 2019 20:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 121
Views: 20003

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I keep wondering if a vintage streetcar could get a neighborhood funding source like MATA that connects Union Station, ATT, East Quarter and Deep Ellum....
by tamtagon
31 Jan 2019 08:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 244
Views: 39345

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

One of the most critical aspects of train service to DFW airport is travel time to the central business districts that's at least as quick as travel by car, and potentially quicker during peak commuter traffic. But is that even a goal of DART or Trinity Metro? Express trains that go from Union Stati...
by tamtagon
29 Jan 2019 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 18
Views: 2856

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

^Thank Goodness from whom all blessings flow Uptown was not shackled by special use permit zoning. Now if we can only get remove the SUP currently shackling Deep Ellum, the city will be able to breath, new life. Isn't there still a rule that tattoo parlors must be at least 1,000 apart? Stupid ignora...
by tamtagon
29 Jan 2019 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 130
Views: 25442

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Perception is the biggest hurdle for downtown area residents, now. Geographic definitions are less important than proximity and neighborhood walkability. The Farmers Market is far more connected to Deep Ellum than to The West End -- it's about the same distance from FM to Baylor Hospital as it is to...
by tamtagon
29 Jan 2019 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 417
Views: 90396

Re: Northpark Center

I'm surprised there's only one Ritz in Dallas-Plano.

...and the NorthPark area is long overdue for a heavy dose of office space.
by tamtagon
29 Jan 2019 09:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 223
Views: 51687

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

We need more micro - small units. You might as well be living in SF for that price. You're spot on to recoil from the ever increasing rental prices, but contemplate that urban but not quite "city" neighborhoods in Dallas may have been artificially low for decades -- and that's primarily b...
by tamtagon
28 Jan 2019 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 130
Views: 25442

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

At some point, the quiet areas of the CBD will become a welcome block or two of inactivity for residents. As long as the busy "24 Hour" hives of activity are generally contained, the whole city benefits by a varied array of activity.... eventually.
by tamtagon
25 Jan 2019 11:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 43
Views: 8770

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Sweet^
It's a no-brainer; I'm not so concerned what sort of vehicle is used, just that the connection is made, Mall-Downtown-Cotton Belt.
by tamtagon
25 Jan 2019 10:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 206
Views: 39420

Re: the Cotton Belt line

^Considering the remarkable financial gift from the city of Dallas, Cypress Waters should pay for the outstanding pedestrian-train infrastructure so this development becomes walking distance to the airport.
by tamtagon
25 Jan 2019 09:45
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art

Does UTD have a music school? I've always loved the idea that one of universities would develop at Fair Park something along the lines of The Institute of Texas Cultures operated by UTSA. I had always though UNT would be ideal for an initiative like this since Fair Park so heavily oriented to art an...
by tamtagon
25 Jan 2019 09:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 19
Views: 2728

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

^funny thing about selling/rebranding/presenting nostalgic experiences.... it's not just the reliving of youth among older folks that make the opportunity, the essence of the experience appeals to everyone but is available only as contemporary trends, fashion and style allows. What was so popular tw...
by tamtagon
25 Jan 2019 08:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 43
Views: 8770

Re: Collin Creek Mall

So, like, this sounds pretty good, just the sort recycle/reuse approach that'll work. ...taking a call out the Uptown Dallas playbook, Downtown Plano is on the verge of whole new world with this shopping center conversion into a significant residential address. Run a streetcar from the Collin Creek ...
by tamtagon
25 Jan 2019 07:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 19
Views: 2728

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/01-24-19-sheraton-dallas-downtown-coffee-shop-sports-bar/ The Sheraton Dallas has been at the forefront of Marriott's move to transform the Sheraton Hotels & Resorts brand, with a design strategy that emphasizes community, collaboration, and ex...
by tamtagon
24 Jan 2019 20:09
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art

seems kinda weird...
by tamtagon
24 Jan 2019 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 73
Views: 14683

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Look at dusty old Oak Cliff, leap-frogging into the Austin-Tech touting modern times!
by tamtagon
24 Jan 2019 07:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 206
Views: 39420

Re: the Cotton Belt line

...Very few North American cities, even the densest few with "hub and spoke" passenger rail networks, have invested in a ring linking the spokes. Most transit lines have a few "insertion points" where extra trains can be added or removed in one direction or the other. But we hav...
by tamtagon
23 Jan 2019 06:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 84
Views: 12992

Re: TexRail

Thanks for the thorough trip log!!!
by tamtagon
22 Jan 2019 06:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 270
Views: 51126

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/01/17/dr-pepper-shops-frisco-locations-potential-office-move-plano Dr Pepper shops Frisco, other sites for potential office move from Plano Two generations ago, companies like Dr Pepper set up shop one the affluent edge of rapidly growing 'cities...
by tamtagon
19 Jan 2019 19:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 37786

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: 171
Views: 38619

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: 227

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: 28867

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: 28867

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: 28867

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: 28867

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: 16734

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: 137
Views: 29090

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 ...

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