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by tamtagon
20 Nov 2017 21:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 163
Views: 15497

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The apartments may take a while....
by tamtagon
20 Nov 2017 21:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 123
Views: 11861

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Maybe Chuy's will move back downtown.... it's totally nice to have the affordable Tex-Mex on Knox, but that corner is calling for something much much more. Besides, the downtown Chuy's location was x10 better.
by tamtagon
20 Nov 2017 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 43
Views: 2139

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

The heat in Texas and South Asia is formidable; the people adapt and enjoy shade trees... like the Banyan and Pecan. ...The design draws on the rich history of South Asian architecture and the form of the famous Banyan tree to create an inviting, open structure that encourages the public to explore ...
by tamtagon
19 Nov 2017 12:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 43
Views: 2139

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by tamtagon
19 Nov 2017 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 163
Views: 15497

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What in the world is going on with Eatzi's? Nothing it seems. How many CBD locations are priming up for the grocery/deli/take out concept? At least four: West End, Arts District, Farmers Market, Main Street. Arts District and Main Street appear to be taken, so that leaves West End and Farmer's Marke...
by tamtagon
19 Nov 2017 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 123
Views: 11861

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

That's two towers supposedly coming next to each other here. the Sarofim Residential/Retail at Travis and Knox and this Weirs Office Tower. Also, Restoration Hardware will build out a denser hotel on their land down the block. Highland Park is going to be pissed if both the Sarofim and Weirs Tower ...
by tamtagon
17 Nov 2017 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 21
Views: 1155

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

I like the way the existing buildings look, and would prefer the iconic, signature, landmark highrise to take the parking lot in the back.
by tamtagon
17 Nov 2017 12:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I wonder when the finalists will be announced. Wouldn't think Amazon will go straight from the open call to a winner. I still think this will come to Dallas. The fiscal health of the city is under repair, and the culture fit is better than the lists/ranks show; North Texas shows up as a "conser...
by tamtagon
17 Nov 2017 08:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Wasn't Amazon one of the companies sending representatives to Austin speaking against the bathroom bill. Sanctimonious Christians will continue to be the ruin of many a good civilization! You're an admin, right? Shouldn't you be policing the forum for controversial and/or incendiary remarks, rather...
by tamtagon
16 Nov 2017 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Wasn't Amazon one of the companies sending representatives to Austin speaking against the bathroom bill. Sanctimonious Christians will continue to be the ruin of many a good civilization!
by tamtagon
15 Nov 2017 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I would love to see the construction and operation of Amazon's Dallas HQ lead the expansion of solar electricity generation in Texas....
by tamtagon
10 Nov 2017 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 22
Views: 2746

Re: Museum Tower

Okay then, what is an abject failure? Park Cities are the epitome of white flight, does that tarnish the abject success of the neighborhood? Of course, but it's not on a dollars and cents spreadsheet. I guess the Texas Rangers are also failure since they've never won the World Series? not abject sin...
by tamtagon
10 Nov 2017 11:34
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

^word The whole eastern edge of the airport, flanking Lemmon Ave needs a complete redo. Access the terminal via underground moving sidewalk from the Flight Museum and from whatever that renovation project Lemmon@Lovers... This is where parking, office, hotel, restaurants and much of the aerotropolis...
by tamtagon
10 Nov 2017 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 22
Views: 2746

Re: Museum Tower

such a beat down! they've got a fantastic product... hard to sell to Friends of the Nasher, though, one itsy bitsy little flaw Sorry, can't let you re-write history like that. Museum Tower was an abject failure long before the reflection problems were known. Abject failure, source? Decision making ...
by tamtagon
10 Nov 2017 08:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 189
Views: 15403

Re: Northpark Center

I think there's a number of parameters used to determine visitor, pleasure tourist, business tourist whatever. The state fair attendance is around 3 million? what about convention center(s)? Generally, I think of visitation and tourism in relation to the metropolitan areas. Abilene, Waco, Sherman, T...
by tamtagon
09 Nov 2017 08:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 189
Views: 15403

Re: Northpark Center

^I'd believe it.... Northpark is a known shopping destination across the country - well known in certain circles - and the closer you live to Dallas, the more likely you are to visit. A photog-friend in ATLarea went to a meet-up with a bunch of others in Dallas this summer to play with Olympus camer...
by tamtagon
08 Nov 2017 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 189
Views: 15403

Re: Northpark Center

The overnight accommodation marketplace along NCX from SMU to Texas Instruments is similarly under-served and under-worked in scope, scale and variety as CBD had been until recently. Hotel on this stretch of Central are stuck in 1985, seemingly aimed more at the customer midway between The Village a...
by tamtagon
07 Nov 2017 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 22
Views: 2746

Re: Museum Tower

such a beat down! they've got a fantastic product...

hard to sell to Friends of the Nasher, though, one itsy bitsy little flaw
by tamtagon
06 Nov 2017 10:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 17000

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

We'll likely have another thousand or more residential units nearby, so I'd say more parks will be necessary.
by tamtagon
06 Nov 2017 07:20
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Dallas needs (at least) one more bridge from Calatrava to complete the set.
by tamtagon
05 Nov 2017 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 88
Views: 6907

Re: The Cedars Developments

It's certainly a park with grass and trees, but -- maybe -- the entire deck would not have to be sturdy enough for tons of dirt, pavilions and restaurants. Is that something that could work? Focus on pedestrian and cycling... shade from flowering vines... Get rid of the exit loop-de-loo by Lorenzo a...
by tamtagon
03 Nov 2017 12:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 93
Views: 8063

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It's prolly too soon to call it a trend....
by tamtagon
03 Nov 2017 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 68
Views: 3274

Re: Dallas Smart District

tamtagon wrote:The Rail Station under the convention center really needs to be moved to the "backside," remaking the entire service entry into a mixed use concentration of specialness.


convention center south side.jpg
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by tamtagon
03 Nov 2017 09:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5421

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

I hope the Knox PID starts putting money into the streetcar! The sooner the better, and we already need to initiate plans to get the Knox extension headed down Henderson to Lower Greenville Ave (eventual extension East Grand leading to the Cotton Bowl). AND the CitiPlace extension needs to reignite ...
by tamtagon
03 Nov 2017 08:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 32
Views: 3152

Re: Fair Park

Several years ago, The SFoT operators got approval to build a new greenhouse at Fair Park, utilitarian in purpose only not for the public, so money could be saved on all the potted and tender plants used to decorate the park during the run of the State Fair. Not such a bad idea, keep the plants in g...
by tamtagon
02 Nov 2017 07:28
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 23
Views: 2231

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

I had been wondering if anything had been resolved, so , no, nothing resolved: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2017/11/01/southwest-dallas-make-alaska-airlines-share-love-field-gates-delta ...The filing is the latest in a long-running dispute between Southwest, Delta and the city over a...
by tamtagon
01 Nov 2017 12:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 32
Views: 3152

Re: Fair Park

Of course, the biggest celebration event finale would come with the Spring Fair, Cinco de Mayo.
by tamtagon
01 Nov 2017 10:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 32
Views: 3152

Re: Fair Park

Furthermore.... http://dfwdiwalimela.com/index.php Diwali celebrations generally last for five days, beginning on the 14th day of the dark half of the Hindu calendar month of Asvina. (Every Hindu month is divided into a light half, when the moon waxes, and a dark half, when it wanes.) By the Gregori...
by tamtagon
01 Nov 2017 09:48
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 32
Views: 3152

Re: Fair Park

This right here, this show the complete failure of purpose afflicting State Fair of Texas decision makers. When a big deal event like Diwali falls on the calendar during the State Fair run, the opportunity is building a couple days of "Fair" around the unique event --- A Festival of Lights...
by tamtagon
01 Nov 2017 09:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Bike Share: VBikes, Spin, LimeBike
Replies: 78
Views: 8607

Re: Dallas Bike Share: VBikes, Spin, LimeBike

How much is a good sturdy bike rack? and how much for the installation? People will use the racks if they're there.
by tamtagon
31 Oct 2017 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: The Argyle Apartments
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Oak Lawn: The Argyle Apartments

Well known people have kept a place at The Argyle over the decades....
by tamtagon
31 Oct 2017 10:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: High Point Crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: High Point Crossing

With traffic counts on Northwest Highway at more than 50,000 commuters a day and a population of almost 150,000 people within three miles of the site, the busy strip should be a hit with retailers. Fine with more stores and whatever neighborhood residents want, but the pictured design is terrible, ...
by tamtagon
30 Oct 2017 21:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 38
Views: 3688

Re: Downtown Progress

Was it in the early 80s that CBD vacancy rate was less than 20%? ...it's like a weird normal or something
by tamtagon
30 Oct 2017 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 189
Views: 15403

Re: Northpark Center

It's why the Titche's fountain (it will always be Titche's) needs no updating. The underlying truth of Northpark Mall is fashion; some fashion is disposable on purpose, some fashion is timeless, on purpose. Over the decades, that fountain will look old and stupid to an age group for a while, then i...
by tamtagon
29 Oct 2017 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 189
Views: 15403

Re: Northpark Center

Both Northpark and HPVillage will do better as the retail setting in Downtown/Uptown coalesces. Population growth in this downtown area continues and finally Oak Cliff and West Dallas have joined the expansion. With more consumers living just south of the river the possibility of a shopping district...
by tamtagon
26 Oct 2017 12:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 171
Views: 12730

Re: Legacy West

There's a crystal ball over here, and I cannot be for sure, but I think the prophesy mentioned Dean & DeLuca on Ross Avenue, or something like that. :) Nah, I think they'll put a Dean & DeLuca in the new terminal Delta builds for its global hub operations at DFW Airport :D The emphasis is o...
by tamtagon
26 Oct 2017 11:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 171
Views: 12730

Re: Legacy West

There's a crystal ball over here, and I cannot be for sure, but I think the prophesy mentioned Dean & DeLuca on Ross Avenue, or something like that. :)
by tamtagon
26 Oct 2017 09:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Winning the competition for HQ2 will add an important block of support from the Usual Movers & Shakers (Dallas Citizens Council) to expedite the transformation of DART. Losing the competition for HQ2 could do the same. Keeping the need (and cost benefit) of better mass transit in the face of mun...
by tamtagon
25 Oct 2017 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Austin also has the retail kicker, Wholefoods, so there's that.
by tamtagon
25 Oct 2017 09:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Well, within the crappy set of rules constricting DART and The T, mass transit has been pieced together. The framework is pretty well in place or identified as it will exist for another generation at least, so that's 'Phase One, Complete' and now we're on 'Phase Two, Begin' fix it for the people who...
by tamtagon
24 Oct 2017 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^I appreciate the advantages Philly and Boston offer over Sunbelt candidates.... and if Amazon is looking for better access to Europe, the eastern timezone comes that positive. I choosing to believe Amazon is looking for a North American and Western Hemisphere HQ with a retail kicker, that gives Dal...
by tamtagon
24 Oct 2017 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Rather than look at tech labor pool capacity, Bezos' or his lieutenants' prerogatives, real estate relationships, or the offered incentive amounts, I would be weighing what kind of company they want to become. Different cities instill different values. Austin may be past its intriguing prime, but I...
by tamtagon
23 Oct 2017 13:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^es la verdad UT is in Austin, TA&M is in College Station, both are in the Dallas Trading Area. Things are spread out, especially compared to the North East, but the much of the South Central US, probably more than half, still funnels through Dallas. While I tend to agree that DFW is in pretty ...
by tamtagon
23 Oct 2017 13:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^es la verdad UT is in Austin, TA&M is in College Station, both are in the Dallas Trading Area. Things are spread out, especially compared to the North East, but the much of the South Central US, probably more than half, still funnels through Dallas. While I tend to agree that DFW is in pretty ...
by tamtagon
23 Oct 2017 11:25
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 104
Views: 1582

Re: I-345 Teardown

I'm for tearing out the ancient highway structure. I think I would be relatively satisfied if the highway is replaced by a boulevard with some thru-traffic component, replaced by an updated highway with fewer support columns interfering with the street grid, or thru-traffic components removed all to...
by tamtagon
23 Oct 2017 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18296

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^es la verdad UT is in Austin, TA&M is in College Station, both are in the Dallas Trading Area. Things are spread out, especially compared to the North East, but the much of the South Central US, probably more than half, still funnels through Dallas. Austin certainly feels more "liberal&quo...
by tamtagon
23 Oct 2017 10:25
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Site UI, UX and formatting
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: Site UI, UX and formatting

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when I try to attach an image, I get this message. Anyone else getting this?
by tamtagon
23 Oct 2017 10:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 68
Views: 3274

Re: Dallas Smart District

Keep in mind it's just another word for Food Court.... haha I was going to say it's just another word for cafeteria! Repackaging and recycling a proven concept is usually a safe bet, as long as the product answers to consumers seasonal/regular tweaks will keep it viable. I'm curious about The Dalla...
by tamtagon
21 Oct 2017 23:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 70
Views: 3673

Re: the Cotton Belt line

^what is the state's share?
by tamtagon
20 Oct 2017 12:08
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 104
Views: 1582

Re: I-345

I am enjoying this discussion, thought not reading as thoroughly as I would like. Thanks for the microscopic attention you guys are giving!

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