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by tamtagon
21 Sep 2018 11:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 678
Views: 93668

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Also walked by Hugo's last night. They're building what looks to be a spectacular patio. Just to check, does the patio overlook the lake? I haven't followed closely enough to know where Hugo's is. As the lake front parcels fill, we will hopefully be treated to across-the-lake patio views, um, that ...
by tamtagon
21 Sep 2018 07:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Trinity Strand Trail

This has been a thing for 5 or 10 years.... somewhere we've got a thread of thread tangent about it.
by tamtagon
20 Sep 2018 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 343
Views: 49490

Re: Northpark Center

I would look for expansion/renovation in this order: NorthPark Retail Office Hotel - Carruth Plaza rebuild - NorthPark Retail Office Hotel - Greenville Avenue rebuild.
by tamtagon
19 Sep 2018 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 3907

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

I'd expect the building to look better in such a desirable part of town.
by tamtagon
19 Sep 2018 11:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 264
Views: 36855

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

At this stage of the game, the technology deal is really the only thing about Texas Central I've had concerned. IIRC, most/all the other HSR service providers are interchangeable and/or compatible (French, Chinese etc), but the Japanese is not. The presumption all along has bee that the Triangle and...
by tamtagon
18 Sep 2018 22:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 100053

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I think the Atlanta City Council is ready to offer to $2 Billion package deal to Amazon. Something like tax abatement or whatever.
by tamtagon
17 Sep 2018 12:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 343
Views: 49490

Re: Northpark Center

Kelley USA wrote: Visited both Fashion Island Mall .


I used to work right near this mall and I can remember clearly the sense of wonder the first time taking the outdoor escalator down to the street being treated to an ocean view. So beautiful.
by tamtagon
15 Sep 2018 08:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 10528

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Dallas already is like another LA, not nearly as densely populated, but getting there. There are some stats about LA that might surprise you, so much that you'd do a double-take. Despite the nightmare truths we hear about traffic congestion, air pollution, politics, etc, whatever, Los Angeles is a W...
by tamtagon
13 Sep 2018 09:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 264
Views: 36855

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

It is a be behemoth; calculating it's ROI is dubious; and late 20th Century hubris flattened virtually all adjacent neighborhood, no doubt. But, The CC allows bigger and biggest hotels to exist. Large scale programs and facilities municipally operated or managed or overseen (like Conv Ctr and Fair P...
by tamtagon
13 Sep 2018 08:49
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 264
Views: 36855

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I wonder how the partner discussions/negotiations played out between Texas Central and Hunt Inc and Matthews Southwest. Hunt had the prime rail connectivity of Union Station and plenty of developable land, Matthews had more land and a cleaner slate for development. If/when HSR is confirmed and a sta...
by tamtagon
13 Sep 2018 07:33
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 144
Views: 22666

Re: DFW Airport

^the Air France deal made the paper this morning: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw-airport/2018/09/13/air-france-plans-nonstop-dfw-paris-service-summer-2019 Air France plans nonstop DFW-to-Paris flights for summer 2019 Conor Shine ...on Airbus A330 with 224 seats beginning March 31 and runnin...
by tamtagon
12 Sep 2018 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75

^Thanks. I'll try to move relevant posts from the other thread to this one, too.
by tamtagon
12 Sep 2018 11:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 100053

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I don't know what sort of spin the local news in Dallas puts on this dealio, but the ones in Atlanta present the "updates" as if Atlanta has already been chosen.
by tamtagon
11 Sep 2018 22:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 182
Views: 20945

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

quixomniac wrote:Is the TC shopping center on the northern side closer to Carroll? and the taller De La Vega Development is right on Haskell?


yes, two developments next door to each other and world's apart.

TCrow proposes something that'll be scraped away in a decade.
by tamtagon
11 Sep 2018 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 51
Views: 11710

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

How long until we complain about the 80s style being covered up or stripped away... haha
by tamtagon
08 Sep 2018 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 39
Views: 2765

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

I think it's a total tourist trap and a total win. Go for it all the way. I had been worried about the impact on Fair Park, but not so much anymore. Downtown needs more stuff to do, stuff that cannot be enjoyed anywhere else within 1,000 miles, a crazy big ferris wheel is the multi-generation trend ...
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 12:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas: The Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6401

Re: Dallas: The Thread

^This story was broadcast at noon on the Atlanta News Station I watch. Weird
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1523

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

^beginning at CityPlace, I would like to see TxDOT handle the future of I-345 as a super access road, designed to enhance and favor the downtown area street grids.
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 11:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Stacy Green
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Allen: Stacy Green

^I know there's some good science to guide line drawing, and I'm really only aware of growth boundaries by that name happening in Portland. Over the years, I've been treated to private messages from at least two forum participants regarding urban growth boundaries. One mentioned actual interest from...
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 6634

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

^word I'm hopeful that what we've seen in renderings for some of these recent projects is the start. Harry Hines/McKinnon is as much an awful commuter raceway as it is an outstanding point of access. I have little doubt minimal tweaks to the side streets and Harwood could create a system of vehicula...
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 10:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Stacy Green
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Allen: Stacy Green

It's funny to me on a slightly personal note; I have a cousin who's lived in Plano for ~30 years, and about 15 years ago her mom moved to Allen to be close to family but still out of town and in the country. I suggested Allen might have couple decades of rural life left. Anecdotes like this are comm...
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 6634

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

^In addition to vast square footage of dedicated parking, Harwood and Victory Park built commercial service, entertainment, dining and retail space as an amenity for the office tenants. At some point, the amenities spaces will be able to focus more and more on the resident population of the area, ba...
by tamtagon
06 Sep 2018 12:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 43
Views: 2770

Re: Homelessness

It is depressing.
by tamtagon
06 Sep 2018 09:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 60
Views: 6030

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Has anything in that space lasted very long since Flips?
by tamtagon
04 Sep 2018 06:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 43
Views: 2770

Re: Homelessness

^thank you, posts moved
by tamtagon
03 Sep 2018 12:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection

To complain that people use it to pass through the neighborhood is like the people who move next an airport and complain about the noise. Well, just like Deep Ellum... a neighborhood with a history of harboring minorities, currently famous for bars and nightclubs, debauchery and perversions, and ed...
by tamtagon
03 Sep 2018 12:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 43
Views: 2770

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

While there homeless people I've Never seen them camp out on sidewalks or go in public. The downtown patrol is good about policing that. Only the stew pot and the presbyteryian church has that problem. I'm in DT all-day everyday. Your experience seems anecdotal. Admittedly I'm on the Deep Ellum sid...
by tamtagon
03 Sep 2018 08:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 43
Views: 2770

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Maybe the city should put all the homeless people on a bus to California, would that help? The Bridge is an attempt to help a homeless population created by a society which allows the condition to exist out of hand in the first place. The Bridge needs a Parkland Hospital clinic expansion, The Bridge...
by tamtagon
02 Sep 2018 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 93
Views: 17102

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

It seems like the finished products are starting to look more and more like the renderings Harwood Int'l teases us with. We may eventually get some stellar eye candy after all!
by tamtagon
02 Sep 2018 09:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 43
Views: 2770

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I did see a disturbing homeless issue one day while driving north on Harwood at Commerce. A homeless person staggered out into the middle of the intersection, could barely stand up while trying to cross at an angle. Stopped in the middle of the intersection, stopped all traffic and almost fell down...
by tamtagon
01 Sep 2018 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: 1700 Pacific

Flying Biscuit is super popular in Atlanta.
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2018 19:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51436

Re: Victory Park 3.0

circa 1980, yes
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2018 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51436

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^ya, something like that. I think I've expressed the signpost idea in the NorthPark and.or park Lane thread(s). In the merger of highway suburban development with pedestrian urban development, I see Central Expressway as the New Millennial "Main Street" of downtown Dallas (Stemmons Corrido...
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 35147

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

This will be another Fortune 500 HQ downtown. I’m not seeing this company on the Fortune 500 list... am I missing it? Boston based Steward merged with Nashville area IASIS in 2017, projected annual revenue in 2018 almost ~8 Billion. Probably central location brought the big wigs to Dallas? https://...
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 18:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 35147

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

This will be another Fortune 500 HQ downtown.
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51436

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^sure, I totally get that, and I enthusiastically agree. But, as a downtown Dallas master-planned development, Victory Park needs an unmistakable symbol, way finder, skyline spike of starchitecture. At some point, much of the pretentious wannaby truism about Dallas will transition to the harder-tryi...
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51436

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^It should be both.
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51436

Re: Victory Park 3.0

well, Victory Park sure could use a better skyline exclamation, what's wrong with 1,000?
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: Preston Center

...or look more closely at what's already available in the neighborhood and see if the shopping list needs modification to break the habits and learned behavior also considered as that uber-convenient, on-demand suburban shopping expectation. haha doesn't seem like, really, but I am agreeing with co...
by tamtagon
27 Aug 2018 08:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57714

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Doesn't BSW have a huge admin office downtown? I wonder if this is a replacement.

Still have no idea why they want to remove the park.
by tamtagon
26 Aug 2018 21:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Paper or Plastic (or not)?
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Paper or Plastic (or not)?

^thank you, I did a search like that and saw much of the same thing. I should have already know that. I guess I'm proud of my own personal habit with regard to recycling, generating the least possible trash, consuming locally produced whatever as much as possible.... just didn't even think to learn ...
by tamtagon
26 Aug 2018 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 89
Views: 19050

Re: Dallas: Medical District

fell through, went back up for sale, I think the whole process started over again....
by tamtagon
26 Aug 2018 12:33
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: FW/Dallas Trellis, Pergola, & Brise-Soleil
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: FW/Dallas Trellis, Pergola, & Brise-Soleil

After seeing the video and agreeing with buildingwithlegs' comment, I thought ATT would need more shade through out the plaza.
by tamtagon
25 Aug 2018 21:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Paper or Plastic (or not)?
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Paper or Plastic (or not)?

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Because plastic is cheaper. Ironically plastic bags are generally more environmentally friendly than paper.


how, or in what way?
by tamtagon
25 Aug 2018 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 115
Views: 17518

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. One part of this streetscaping reminded me of what was once proposed for much of Main Street. Hope...
by tamtagon
24 Aug 2018 22:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 115
Views: 17518

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Michael Irving on the video screen!
by tamtagon
24 Aug 2018 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: 1700 Pacific

CTroyMathis wrote:The Seventeen Hundred. New apartment tower name in 2022. ; )


Great. Now I'm obsessing over my three level penthouse with east and west-facing balconies.... the sunset watching parties, the sunrise watching parties, tracking the planes coming and going at Love Field. :ugeek:
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 20:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 99
Views: 11949

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

reminds me of a group I like, Throbbing Gristle
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 19:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 99
Views: 11949

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

When I think of brisket, gross globs of fat is the first thing that comes to mind. Gag me with a spoon, totally. I presume a great many folks love Texas BBQ, including me. In fact, Texas brisket was one of the things I was most looking forward to before moving here a few years ago from North Caroli...
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 99
Views: 11949

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

When I think of brisket, gross globs of fat is the first thing that comes to mind. Gag me with a spoon, totally
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