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by Tucy
04 Dec 2020 11:58
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 157
Views: 67675

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

This looks really cool! I presume the kids won't be able to play in the portion of the fountain that will be shooting 100-foot-tall geysers. That wouldn't seem safe. ;-)
by Tucy
04 Dec 2020 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 760
Views: 367047

Re: Victory Park 3.0

PNC is opening up a solutions center next to harwood 12 site, hope to being construction q2 2021. Just to add and clarify, The "solutions center" is nothing more than a traditional-sized bank branch, and according to the article in the Dallas Business Journal , their goal is for it to &qu...
by Tucy
04 Dec 2020 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 600
Views: 306882

Re: Northpark Center

Dup Post. Sorry
by Tucy
04 Dec 2020 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 600
Views: 306882

Re: Northpark Center

I would expect them to move to HP Village with the other luxury jewelers (Harry Winston/Cartier/Piguet/Van Cleef/Rolex/William Noble). Maybe a swap for Balenciaga ? Bvlgari also just debuted a new store concept in San Jose,CA so maybe they want to build a new Dallas space ? Didn't they just recentl...
by Tucy
04 Dec 2020 08:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 600
Views: 306882

Re: Northpark Center

Bvlgari at NorthPark gone? Is that space where Balenciaga is going? I would expect them to move to HP Village with the other luxury jewelers (Harry Winston/Cartier/Piguet/Van Cleef/Rolex/William Noble). Maybe a swap for Balenciaga ? Bvlgari also just debuted a new store concept in San Jose,CA so ma...
by Tucy
03 Dec 2020 12:47
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 15
Views: 7683

Re: Houston Development News

Good for Houston! Obviously I'd always welcome more corporate relocations to the DFW area, but coming to Texas is still a big win. Also, this one is pretty far out in the 'burbs that I really don't mind it not coming to DFW, as I'd prefer to see less sprawl and more urban development here. Yeah, it...
by Tucy
03 Dec 2020 12:34
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 15
Views: 7683

Re: Houston Development News

Surprising they'd choose Houston over Dallas or Austin. The Houston area is already their largest employment center, even ahead of Palo Alto. I suspect this dates back to their purchase of Compaq around 20 years ago. Except that Hewlett Packard Enterprise is more closely-related to the former EDS t...
by Tucy
01 Dec 2020 18:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192747

Re: DFW Economy

According to Cushman Wakefield's 3rd Q 2020 Office Market Report, DFW is almost up to 50 Million square feet of vacant office space.

Worse yet, Transwestern has us at 56 Million square feet of vacant office space.


The good news is, we should never ever have to turn away a relocation.
by Tucy
01 Dec 2020 17:04
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 15
Views: 7683

Re: Houston Development News

Hewlett Packard Enterprise relocating headquarters from California to Houston.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/tec ... -to-texas/
by Tucy
01 Dec 2020 11:38
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 167
Views: 75904

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

https://austin.towers.net/downtown-austins-first-supertall-tower-plan-arrives-at-waller-creek-site/ Austin getting Texas tallest... I'm telling you Austin out shinning Houston and Dallas Right Now. On that note, downtown Austin has 12 buildings over 350 feet tall currently under construction. Great...
by Tucy
01 Dec 2020 10:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 502
Views: 243329

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

As to the affordable factor, the Downtown Connection TIF District, which supported this project, required 83 percent of the units be dwellings for artists earning incomes of 50 percent and 60 percent of the Dallas Area Median Income. https://dallas.towers.net/2017/03/22/creative-housing-for-creative...
by Tucy
30 Nov 2020 11:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 367
Views: 173434

Re: Legacy West

According to DMN, JC Penney made their HQ exit official. (But I'm not completely convinced; they rejected the lease in bankruptcy court, but I would think they still might enter into a new (much smaller) lease at the current location, rather than go to the expense and disruption of a relocation.) ht...
by Tucy
27 Nov 2020 23:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 502
Views: 243329

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Is LaReunion still taking a couple of the loft apartments for Artists in Residence? http://lareuniontx.org/about/ LRTX is currently working with Green Arc to provide residences for working artists through the Flora Lofts project in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. I believe something like 43 ...
by Tucy
24 Nov 2020 10:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 367
Views: 173434

Re: Legacy West

Interesting news:

JC Penney Has Quietly Moved Out of its (former) Plano Headquarters
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... dquarters/
by Tucy
24 Nov 2020 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 16989

Re: Preston Center

Dup post. Sorry
by Tucy
24 Nov 2020 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 16989

Re: Preston Center

homeworld1031tx wrote:That's a 630,000 sq ft tower? Looks much smaller.


The story has been corrected. 225,000 square feet.
by Tucy
13 Nov 2020 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 54
Views: 4139

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

See what I mean? Three articles in two weeks! Someone's excited (and the developer's investment in that 83 story rendering has paid handsome returns). https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/11/11/first-look-lush-park-planned-for-dallas-uptown-area/ https://www.dallasnews.com/business/r...
by Tucy
12 Nov 2020 13:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 367
Views: 173434

Re: Legacy West

I don't get the feeling Legacy is stalled at all. Plans for more Granite Park towers are in the works, the JC Penny campus stuff is moving forward, and plans for additional residential towers on the east side of DNT & Legacy are still underway. Just be patient. $1 billion Plano redevelopment of...
by Tucy
11 Nov 2020 17:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 54
Views: 4139

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

How does Oak Lawn have anything to do with this development? Frankly, that's an over reach IMO. It's in the City's Planned Development District #193 (also known as the Oak Lawn Special Purpose District), which falls under the jurisdiction of the Oak Lawn Committee. You can see the map here: https:/...
by Tucy
11 Nov 2020 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 54
Views: 4139

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

I suspect they threw that 890 foot tower out there merely to generate some buzz about the development. Dangle a bauble like that in front of Steve Brown and your marketing is done. ;-) It's a beautiful development plan. If it goes forward with even 1/4 of the square footage, it will be a huge improv...
by Tucy
09 Nov 2020 21:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 54
Views: 4139

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

ajderry2017 wrote:https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/11/09/uptown-mixed-use-site-could-feature-1.html

83 stories?!? Lol ya I’ll believe it when I see it. (Aka I see construction cranes)

How can developers propose these things during a pandemic?



Maybe they have a lot of time on their hands?
by Tucy
06 Nov 2020 11:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 367
Views: 173434

Re: Legacy West

Thanks Kelley and Undefined. Interesting that there has been secrecy about the Gucci and Tory Burch stores. I haven't seen anything in the news and cannot find anything on-line about either.
by Tucy
05 Nov 2020 13:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 367
Views: 173434

Re: Legacy West

Does anyone have an update on the Tiffany and Louis Vuitton stores that are coming to Legacy West? When announced back in March, it was said they were to be completed in September and October.
by Tucy
05 Nov 2020 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 247
Views: 141928

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

October 2020

2 units sold. 7 sold in 4 months. (1.75 per month) 42 remaining

Sellout projection: 2 years, 4 months.
by Tucy
05 Nov 2020 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 209
Views: 123177

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Oct 2020

Two units sold. 75 sold in 35 months (2.14 per month) 83 remaining

Sell-out projection: 6 years, 2 months.
by Tucy
05 Nov 2020 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 207
Views: 129235

Re: Museum Tower

Oct 2020 Zero sold. 112 sold in 95 months. (1.18 per month) 1 remaining Rolling 12-month sales: 5 (.42 per month) Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 8 years. Sellout projection, based on the rolling 12-month pace of sales: 8 years, 2 months. In addition to Unit 202 that remains...
by Tucy
30 Oct 2020 11:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 501
Views: 217605

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The company's new corporate address will be 2100 McKinney Ave. in Uptown Dallas. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2020/10/30/cbre-headquarters-relocation-dallas-bob-sulentic.html?ana=e_me_prem&j=90535422&t=Morning&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRjeVl6a3hZVEkyWm1SaiIsInQiOiJ1bENwaGtROTNcL25mM3...
by Tucy
26 Oct 2020 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 72272

Re: Dallas Smart District

Newpark.Tower.jpg This is the rendering of Newpark Tower #1 that has been discussed. Dallas Morning News says the tower will start in early 2021. I guess I was wrong about this development's future. The South side of Downtown, coupled with the East Quarter 24 Building, could see a real boost in the...
by Tucy
21 Oct 2020 17:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 174
Views: 95511

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

!! Not to mention the prior, far more exciting, iteration.
by Tucy
21 Oct 2020 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 42
Views: 19809

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

It seems like there have been a bunch of proposed riverfront projects recently, but none of them seem to be happening.
by Tucy
21 Oct 2020 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 174
Views: 95511

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

Is it just me or is the final product going to be a considerable deviation from the final renderings that were published? It doesn’t look like the horizontal/vertical ledges are there and will be mainly a glass exterior. Maybe I’m way off. No, you're right. This is not at all the same building as i...
by Tucy
21 Oct 2020 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 303829

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Very exciting news! The Thompson Hotel will open November 14. Honestly thought I'd never see the day.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -national/

It looks beautiful!
by Tucy
20 Oct 2020 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 495
Views: 257970

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Any sign of work starting here? Last we heard, hotel construction was supposed to start in October.
by Tucy
16 Oct 2020 09:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 76120

Re: Downtown Progress

Two relatively large buildings between Meadow and Royal, right off of 75, were demolished over the last few months. They had been heavily damaged by the tornado from last October. I'm not at all sure how the lease cancellation works when you're building is destroyed. Capture.JPG Thanks. So, yes, th...
by Tucy
16 Oct 2020 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 51
Views: 9560

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

texasstar wrote:I do have one question. If Blue Ceil is really 390 feet tall, then how is a 388-foot-tall building now the tallest in Harwood?


"tallest office building"
by Tucy
15 Oct 2020 09:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 76120

Re: Downtown Progress

I wonder if the demolition of some of those offices around 75 and walnut contributed to the massive reduction. Not sure which demolitions you are referring to, but if they've already been demolished, they were almost certainly vacant well before the start of the third quarter, so no, that would not...
by Tucy
15 Oct 2020 09:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 76120

Re: Downtown Progress

Does this include Tenet's move to Flower Mound? Sadly, it probably does not, because Tenet's lease at Fountain Place runs through 2024, IIRC. That space (about 165,000 square feet) would presumably be reflected in the 1.2 million square feet of sublet space available in the CBD and in the 26.3% &qu...
by Tucy
14 Oct 2020 13:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 51
Views: 9560

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

Well its 27 stories? The 27 office floors will be "stacked" on top of the parking layer. So, this tower will be 36 stories tall. Based on the multiple articles and the renderings, that does not seem to be the case. The base(parking, two story lobby and a little bit of ground floor restaur...
by Tucy
14 Oct 2020 12:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 76120

Re: Downtown Progress

My reading of the report says the only outcome you could derive is 'pandemic'. Every submarket they track except West Plano/Frisco lost, and West Plano/Frisco's gain was small (110k sq ft). Rest of Plano, Richardson, Las Colinas, Irving, Denton, Garland, Allen all negative and if you are trying to ...
by Tucy
14 Oct 2020 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 51
Views: 9560

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

Interesting that Haynes & Boone is moving from Victory Park, having just moved to One Victory Park 12 years ago. When they announced the move to One Victory Park, they said "our firm leadership set out to position the organization for the year 2020 and beyond." And now that we got to 2...
by Tucy
14 Oct 2020 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 51
Views: 9560

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

So I guess we're not getting 580 feet as was suggested earlier.
by Tucy
13 Oct 2020 13:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 76120

Re: Downtown Progress

COVID-19 Ravages D-FW Office Market (from DMN) Newmark Knight Frank and Transwestern studies show Central Dallas being hit particularly hard. North Texas office occupancy dropped by almost 2.5 million square feet in the third quarter, following a smaller decline in the previous three months. Far Nor...
by Tucy
13 Oct 2020 13:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 76120

Re: Downtown Progress

For casual forum readers, 120 basis points is 1.2%, so their measurement of our current rental market (not the total housing market) is based on an Intown inventory of 13,500 ( = 162/0.012) apartments and an Oak Lawn / Park Cities area inventory of 18,500 ( 222/0.012) That's not quite correct. I be...
by Tucy
05 Oct 2020 15:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 367
Views: 173434

Re: Legacy West

Windrose Tower is the sales champions among DFW high-rises.

41 sales in 10 months of sales. 4.1 per month. 55 remaining.

Sellout projection at this pace of sales: 2 years.
by Tucy
05 Oct 2020 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 247
Views: 141928

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

September 2020

1 unit sold. 5 sold in 3 months. (1.67 per month) 44 remaining

Sellout projection: 2 years, 6 months.
by Tucy
05 Oct 2020 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 209
Views: 123177

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Sept 2020

One unit sold. 73 sold in 34 months (2.15 per month) 85 remaining

Sell-out projection: 6 years, 2 months.

(There were also 2 resales during September)
by Tucy
05 Oct 2020 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 207
Views: 129235

Re: Museum Tower

Sept 2020 Zero sold. 112 sold in 94 months. (1.19 per month) 1 remaining Rolling 12-month sales: 5 (.42 per month) Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 7 years, 11 months. Sellout projection, based on the rolling 12-month pace of sales: 8 years, 1 month. In addition to Unit 202 t...
by Tucy
05 Oct 2020 11:48
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 432
Views: 218503

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

So does Houston have a plan to provide a connection the their light rail system or will you just come out of the station and have to take uber or a car to get into the urban core of the city? On that note, do we have a plan here in Dallas to provide a connection to DART? The old conceptual renderin...
by Tucy
05 Oct 2020 11:47
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 432
Views: 218503

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The old conceptual renderings for the station included a skybridge connection to the Dallas Convention Center DART station. The newer renderings don't show off a view of such a connection but I imagine it would still be the plans. Moving walkways like in airports would make this a very short hop an...

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