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by tamtagon
15 Jun 2018 11:48
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Dallas Museum of Art
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Dallas Museum of Art

I don't think the vaulting comments included in the DMN article overstate the importance of this gift. Margaret McDermott rocks! https://www.dallasnews.com/arts/visual-arts/2018/06/15/even-death-margaret-mcdermott-creates-transformative-moment-beloved-dallas-museum-art Works by Monet, Degas, Renoir,...
by tamtagon
15 Jun 2018 09:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 95
Views: 12871

Re: Trinity River Park

Thank goodness. I'm totally in favor of river-grooming/river-making projects to create a wide variety of watercraft branches for people to enjoy; however, such 'features' can only happen through a natural syncopation of the river flow. The Standing Wave was basically a ¼ damn and flat-out ignorant. ...
by tamtagon
14 Jun 2018 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 138
Views: 21686

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

One trend that's about time to resurface is single purpose buildings. The big mixed use complex like Epic has been popular for close to a generation so just to be different the more single minded development will have a marketing opportunity to set itself apart... and in East Dallas, particularly De...
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 98
Views: 15073

Re: Museum Tower

hahaha you're a hoot!!!
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 98
Views: 15073

Re: Museum Tower

...the point being that there is a viable sub-market of million+ dollar condos. North Texas does not have many intown home estates selling for more than ten million.
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22588

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

eventually these giant conglomerates will break up, I'd like to see the creative work firmly rooted in town before that happens.
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 38643

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Just talk to One Main Place. Its basement is just under the lobby and is already set up like a mini mall with stall like retail spaces. Most of them are empty. I imagine with some more investment and good branding they could market it as a food hall with the right approach. Totally and easy call. I...
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 98
Views: 15073

Re: Museum Tower

OMG someone bought the top floor?!?! was the selling price published? Crazy to believe it, but Dallas has now become a place where the most expensive condos are as pricey as the most expensive house estates. With Museum Tower approaching 90% sold, and the Ritz finally putting it's most expensive uni...
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 38643

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

The tunnels are a food hall simply waiting for a little renovation and a lot of rebranding. It's the break room tens of thousands of office workers, certainly not a leisurely or relaxing meal slot. The new CBD food courts have a different function from those in the suburbs, such CBD meal options do ...
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22588

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I don't have any expectations the Time Warner Turner brands will make any location changes to existing operations, what I'm hoping for Dallas is the new ventures, the ultimate hybrid of the perverse corporate bundling of delivery and content providers. I'm looking at an extinction of constricting co...
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2018 19:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22588

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/att/2018/06/12/att-wins-antitrust-battle-time-warner Judge approves AT&T's merger with Time Warner Written by Melissa Repko Tom Benning ...The deal is valued at $108.7 billion, including debt. The merger will turn the legacy telecom into the owner of well-reco...
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2018 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 57
Views: 8376

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Why would Tom Thumb open a convenience store just east of downtown Dallas? https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/06/11/tom-thumb-open-convenience-store-just-east-downtown-dallas They got the headline wrong, this is not a convenience store, it's a (new) corner grocery story. What's old is ...
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2018 00:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 51
Views: 7746

Re: Highland Park Village

really needs a swank-D-swank hotel
by tamtagon
11 Jun 2018 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 98
Views: 14494

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

I like it cuz it's different
by tamtagon
11 Jun 2018 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Masonic Temple
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Masonic Temple

At one point, wasn't Sammons Center for the Arts planning a move to this building? I think you are thinking of when it was to become an Urban education center thing run by one of the wives of one of the Crows or Hunts or something. There was a mild competition and they had renderings somewhere but ...
by tamtagon
11 Jun 2018 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Masonic Temple
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Masonic Temple

At one point, wasn't Sammons Center for the Arts planning a move to this building?
by tamtagon
09 Jun 2018 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 24
Views: 2938

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

CitiPlace? Fiesta@Ross@Greenville? Maybe Galleria-Midtown. Caruth Plaza?
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2018 11:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22588

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

North Texas has been in the hunt for many/most of the publicity stunt competitions over influential corporate office (re)locations, but the last decade has seen North Texas 'win' more. The transfer of industry decision making positions to the area is not going to stop for a very long time. Existenti...
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2018 23:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22588

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

DPatel304 wrote: Does anyone else feel like Amazon has started a new trend and now more and more companies are going to start pulling this:
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/20 ... llas-scope


HQ2 has been publicized more, but this has been a trend for a long time.
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 48901

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

eburress wrote:"State Thomasification." I love it! hahaha


I say that tag line with Spanish Accent because I would love to see a more Tex-Mex variation, bilingual and all.
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2018 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 58
Views: 3996

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

^hahahaha I agree with Jon Anderson of Candy's Dirt - The East Quarter needs people, and given the prime location between Farmers Market, Deep Ellum and the rest of the CBD, it should be developed as the most densely populated pocket in the CBD to date. I disagree with Jon Anderson of Candy's Dirt -...
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2018 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 13273

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

Hopefully this site will join other recent developments with increased size and residential density.
by tamtagon
06 Jun 2018 11:36
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 122
Views: 17898

Re: DFW Airport

I've always thought Del Rio must be such a 'unique' place to live, like totally weird. Seems so strange, surprising that the Rio Grande Valley is muggy so much of the year, but doesn't rain. Makes sense when you think about it, though, it's a river valley, and air movement is slow-de-slow, not quite...
by tamtagon
06 Jun 2018 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 290
Views: 40374

Re: Northpark Center

I think NorthPark is going to blur the lines between general-purpose Super-Regional shopping mall and specialized-purpose Theme/Festival center.

https://www.icsc.org/uploads/research/g ... CATION.pdf
by tamtagon
06 Jun 2018 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 48901

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I'm pretty certain Bishop Arts be more like Lower Greenville than Uptown -- and taking a turn for the better by bringing on many of the cool things that got shut out of Lower Greenville. Kessler and Kidd Springs are going to get real expensive. Watch out. Trinity Groves through West Dallas will be m...
by tamtagon
05 Jun 2018 19:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 290
Views: 40374

Re: Northpark Center

Is this level of openings & closing and store shuffling typical of malls this size NorthPark?
by tamtagon
05 Jun 2018 17:04
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

One of the blade signs that stood out Piccadilly Casfeteria.png I love signs like that, Downtown absolutely needs re-regulation so business can announce themselves like this. Call it a wayfinder if that's the kind of lingo decision makers have become conditioned to recognize. Whatever. I never knew...
by tamtagon
05 Jun 2018 10:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 583
Views: 71910

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Is it too much all at once?
by tamtagon
05 Jun 2018 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 139
Views: 20138

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Considering there is a fight against making developers pay into a City Park fund most of the things you list are not likely to be on the table. City Hall is afraid of developers and developers are not interested in contributing anything because to them it affects their bottom line in a negative way...
by tamtagon
04 Jun 2018 16:52
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

Sure would be nice if the city allowed normal signage again. "Cleaning up" the appearance of downtown street, decluttering and whatever sure seemed to make sense a couple decades ago, just like cutting into the sidewalks for additional traffic lanes. I suppose for a generation or two, init...
by tamtagon
31 May 2018 07:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: Gaylord Texan
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Grapevine: Gaylord Texan

Arlington needs something like this.
by tamtagon
31 May 2018 05:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I'm not a vegetarian, but I sure would appreciate more non-meat meal options.
by tamtagon
29 May 2018 10:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 18
Views: 984

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

lakewoodhobo wrote:I would've preferred this attraction + the concert venue at the Reunion Arena site,


That's what I thought at first, too. But it would be too close to the Reunion Tower, one of the best structures to observe.... The best skyline view would probably from somewhere in Oak Cliff.
by tamtagon
29 May 2018 08:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: Homelessness

He needs help not jail. If he was a homeless veteran, would that matter? Nope.
by tamtagon
28 May 2018 19:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 18
Views: 984

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

^... unfortunate though, I don't remember that any of the park proposals from the last 15 years identified this section of the levee bound flood zone for park development. There was a delux pedestrian/cyclist bridge and trail proposed to connect South Side to the river, but I'm not even sure if that...
by tamtagon
28 May 2018 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 18
Views: 984

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

And, here's one of the renderings I saved from those early forum days: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeIrWEjUQAA3E8Y.jpg https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/1000410051729936389 Thank you so much for this! Thank you for other stuff, too. I want to say I'm surprised this hadn't been proposed for Arl...
by tamtagon
28 May 2018 11:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 72
Views: 8555

Re: New Census Population Estimates

I'm surprised that folks have let that claim stand. Scratches beneath the surface show how that claim is for the city versus city pep rally, data are boring.... haha This topic reminds me that Dallas is not a landlock municipality, and how much I would like to see the city limits push toward Waxaha...
by tamtagon
26 May 2018 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 265
Views: 36387

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^The museum and others are lobbying the city for >$100 million to build an office building, parking and walking deck from KWPark to the museum, so why not lobby to use that much money to create another park? Better yet, the Perot family can donate that much money again to create another park, buildi...
by tamtagon
24 May 2018 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15119

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

The general redevelopment initiative for Valley View, Doran Chevrolet etc has been around for about a decade, give or take; I see it kinda like the former Texas Stadium site with a location about as good as it gets, but time and scale just haven't formed a foundation -- and I'm becoming convinced th...
by tamtagon
23 May 2018 11:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan

I wouldn't try anything more than DFW. A hefty attempt was made to brand the region as "North Texas" for the superbowl, but there was no follow thru so no chance that could have stuck anywhere outside the region... I'm glad for that, too. North Texas is a university, or geographic region l...
by tamtagon
22 May 2018 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 38643

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I put Grand Ricchi on the list of worst names.
by tamtagon
22 May 2018 11:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 83220

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The_Overdog The good take-away from that article is that Arlington is trying to create a central business district surrounding the ballparks, which should I think they need more concrete zoning plans and maybe a transportation plan and could lure many smaller companies. Cannot believe I never reall...
by tamtagon
21 May 2018 18:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 199
Views: 24359

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Korshak went years before breaking even; operating at a loss was anticipated, building clientele takes time. The bookstore and clothes store Headington brought to town could still be losing money, but probably that's the plan. The reorganization may be unusual, but I doubt there's any danger right n...
by tamtagon
21 May 2018 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 14203

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I'm not going there! Those people are all just food for Mega Swift! That is scary! We're one Smart District away from having this side of downtown sprout another branch... in less than a generation, Downtown Dallas grew the Uptown office market with more office space than Downtown Fort Worth. It's ...
by tamtagon
21 May 2018 10:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22588

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Maybe it's GE Transportation-Wabtec merger and relocation; sure would accent the vehicle manufacturing moxie of the Dallas-Monterrey I-35 corridor. Corporations I'd like to see with Global or North American or Domestic or Regional headquarters in Downtown Dallas: Amazon (duh), Pennys, Keurig-Dr Pepp...
by tamtagon
20 May 2018 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 21
Views: 3517

Re: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)

I know that's right

220px-FantasyAldo.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPQgfaB3S1c
by tamtagon
20 May 2018 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 246
Views: 48350

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

Tnexster wrote:
DallasAg wrote:I know Fountain Place doesn’t have any, but has there been any mention of the Amli having any night time lighting?


I hope they don't do that on this tower.


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by tamtagon
19 May 2018 11:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 11149

Re: Downtown Progress

^ So, the five year estimate looks for about 10,000 new residents a year in the Greater Downtown Dallas Area.... that data does follow the trend of the past decade, and considering contemporary housing complexes hold twice or a little more residents than the two-generation garden apartments current...
by tamtagon
19 May 2018 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 21
Views: 3517

Re: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)

Are there any plans to build a Hotel on North Park grounds? If we get another hotel tower, similar to the Sheraton by the Galleria, this would create a nice little cluster. Yes, there has been some discussion about that on the NorthPark thread. Maybe something will be proposed sooner than later, th...

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