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by Tucy
15 Feb 2019 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

^^ Thanks guys. It is indeed clear when one clicks on the photo.

Next question: Why is anyone excited about a Hard Rock Hotel? The project looks nice, but Hard Rock? (YAWN)
by Tucy
15 Feb 2019 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

lakewoodhobo wrote:Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 3.54.17 PM.jpg


Where are people seeing a Hard Rock logo (or any logo) in that rendering?
by Tucy
15 Feb 2019 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 31
Views: 2851

Re: The Link at Uptown

joshua.dodd wrote:We should start calling Uptown Texas' Manhattan



LOL. Were you being sarcastic?
by Tucy
08 Feb 2019 13:07
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 44
Views: 5789

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

To be clear, if you include the entire Bay Area (San Francisco and San Jose), it stands well above DFW. $776 vs 535 Ah gotcha, I didn't consider that. Either way, in relation to Austin and DFW, there's no way Austin is surpassing DFW (in terms of GDP). Perhaps Austin does become the next silicon va...
by Tucy
08 Feb 2019 12:41
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 44
Views: 5789

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

DPatel304 wrote:^Thanks for putting that into perspective. If 2017 Bay area still (slightly) lags behind 2017 DFW, then Austin has no chance.



To be clear, if you include the entire Bay Area (San Francisco and San Jose), it stands well above DFW. $776 vs 535
by Tucy
08 Feb 2019 09:00
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: 44204

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

So if a company wanted to relocate a large office to Downtown or Uptown into new Class A space this year, are they pretty much out of luck? I keep saying... we need some new office space to break ground with a good amount of spec space or we could be losing out on jobs to the suburbs or areas like ...
by Tucy
07 Feb 2019 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 145
Views: 39669

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Downtown Dallas' first Arts District hotel will open this fall The first hotel in downtown Dallas' booming Arts District is set to open this fall. The 183-room boutique hotel is apart of the $250 million Hall Arts project at Ross Avenue and Leonard Street across from the Meyerson Symphony Center. A...
by Tucy
07 Feb 2019 16:07
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 44
Views: 5789

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

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

hahaha


ROFL That was a good one, Tam.
by Tucy
07 Feb 2019 16:04
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: 44204

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

So if a company wanted to relocate a large office to Downtown or Uptown into new Class A space this year, are they pretty much out of luck? I keep saying... we need some new office space to break ground with a good amount of spec space or we could be losing out on jobs to the suburbs or areas like ...
by Tucy
02 Feb 2019 17:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 168
Views: 38397

Re: Museum Tower

January 2019

One unit sold.

103 sold in 74 months. (1.39 per month) 11 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 14 (1.17 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 years, 10 months.
Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales over the prior 12 months: 7 years
by Tucy
25 Jan 2019 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 417
Views: 90141

Re: Northpark Center

For those of you curious about hotel development at Northpark Mall, I found this online today. It seems that Marriott is planning a J.W. Marriott Hotel, the first J.W. Marriott in DFW. The Brand fact sheet on their website indicates "250 Room JW Marriott Dallas - Northpark Center 2018" I ...
by Tucy
22 Jan 2019 15:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 374
Views: 81565

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Well, there are still some lights on in there, so someone has to be paying a light bill, at least. Sadly, at the rate it's going, this will take longer than the Statler to get redone. Will it ever get done? It is suppose to be completed by this fall. Hopefully, there isn’t another delay. I think th...
by Tucy
21 Jan 2019 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 32
Views: 3895

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

^ The building was designed to look like Independence Hall. Removing that would pretty much ruin that. Agree. Remove the New England decorative top and it would just be a beige brick box. As opposed to being a beige brick box with an incongruous imitation of Independence Hall perched on top of it. ...
by Tucy
17 Jan 2019 09:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 83
Views: 15745

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

itsjrd1964 wrote:Frisco's troubled Wade Park is back on the foreclosure list

This is getting to be almost as bad as a drinking game.... :roll: :roll: :roll:

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... osure-list


ROFL Post of the year.
by Tucy
14 Jan 2019 13:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 84
Views: 12951

Re: TexRail

Used that yesterday to get all the way from dallas downtown to fw downtown (via orange line). Quite surprised how many people went to experience new train - there were no places to sit. Didn't found any walkways between airport terminals, it seems only way to get between terminals is using airport ...
by Tucy
10 Jan 2019 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 41288

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

Does anyone know whatever happened to the grocer that they were going to put in this building? Good question. Their website still promotes it as a building amenity: "GOURMET GROCERY MARKET WITH RESIDENT DELIVERY SERVICES The only one of its kind. Residents will have peace of mind and convenien...
by Tucy
09 Jan 2019 18:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 41288

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

December 2018 3 units sold. 36 sold in 13 months (2.77 per month) 122 remaining. Sell-out projection: 4 years, 10 months In your opinion, How good is the selling rate? I don't know how Dallas compares to other city centers where this type of product is usually sold. I'd be interested to see if we g...
by Tucy
09 Jan 2019 14:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 41288

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

December 2018

3 units sold. 36 sold in 13 months (2.77 per month) 122 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years, 10 months
by Tucy
02 Jan 2019 15:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 168
Views: 38397

Re: Museum Tower

December 2018 Two units sold (first sale since July) 102 sold in 73 months. (1.4 per month) 12 remaining. Rolling 12-month sales: 13 (1.08 per month) Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 years, 10 months. Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales over the prior 12 months: ...
by Tucy
21 Dec 2018 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Cbdallas wrote:Right still no West Village area condo tower options. I really think a nicely situated condo tower somewhere in that vicinity would sell. I would be ready to buy one.


How much would you be ready to pay for one?
by Tucy
20 Dec 2018 11:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 7987

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

I'm not sure we should be reading that as meaning that the Dallas location will open in Spring 2019. I think it should be read to mean that they have plans for locations in Toronto, Dallas and San Jose, the first of which (Toronto) will open this spring.
by Tucy
14 Dec 2018 16:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 103
Views: 21682

Re: Downtown Progress

Mentioned in this D Magazine article about Royal Blue Grocery: * 11,000 - live in the urban core * 8200+ - existing DTD residential units * 3100 - DTD residential units to come * 135,000 - daytime CBD population https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2018/december/meet-the-trio-behind-downtow...
by Tucy
14 Dec 2018 01:20
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 244
Views: 39297

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

tanzoak wrote:
Real-talk though, the unwillingness of US transit operators to look overseas for best practices (real, operational best practices, not these kind of gimmicks) is a significant part of the reason why US transit provision is so bad.


What operational practices should we import from overseas?
by Tucy
14 Dec 2018 01:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 53379

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

You very clearly made those points using different words, but okay. You were still wrong about demand. Don't move the goal post. Moving on. Moving on, indeed. LOL.. I very clearly did not make any of the points you claim. Not even close. Please tell me how I was wrong about demand. Again, I never s...
by Tucy
13 Dec 2018 21:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 53379

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

They're paraphrased from your comments in the Amazon thread, but okay, like many Americans today let's pretend facts don't exist, real is fake, up is down, and so on. Done with this. I think someone is just a little panty twisted that a DOWNTOWN office building (You guys refuse to accept that a Dow...
by Tucy
13 Dec 2018 18:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 53379

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

Lies. I was told by several on this forum that there was ZERO demand for new Downtown Dallas office space and that builders should NOT start building office towers without the majority of space leased because there would be no tenants for them and they would sit empty. The same people said that Hou...
by Tucy
13 Dec 2018 13:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 53379

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

Law firm Husch Blackwell grows downtown Dallas office in move to new tower https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/12/12/law-firm-grows-downtown-dallas-office-move-new-tower The 1900 Pearl building is more than 90 percent leased. Lies. I was told by several on this forum that there was...
by Tucy
07 Dec 2018 00:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 41288

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

November 2018

2 units sold. 33 sold in 12 months. 125 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years, 10 months
by Tucy
07 Dec 2018 00:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 168
Views: 38397

Re: Museum Tower

November 2018

Zero units sold
100 sold in 72 months. (1.39 per month) 14 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 13 (1.08 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 years, 11 months.
Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales over the prior 12 months: 7 years, 1 month.
by Tucy
28 Nov 2018 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 6227

Re: Design District 1.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:"An old high-rise in Dallas' booming Design District is getting a major makeover"

Booming? How so? Virgin Hotel... nothing else much. Does anybody know what Dunhill partners is doing? Are they sitting until the Trinity River Park materializes?


LOL It must be a Steve Brown article.
by Tucy
26 Nov 2018 17:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181600

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

No spec? Here are some recent numbers from new developments in downtown Houston: In Q1 2016, 609 Main (1,000,000 sq ft) was only 5.9% leased and the building was complete in February of 2017. In 2018, it’s now just over 50% leased. Capitol tower (nearly 800,000 sq ft) started in 2015 and is set to ...
by Tucy
26 Nov 2018 17:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181600

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

DUP POST. NM
by Tucy
26 Nov 2018 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181600

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Actually, there is more demand for space in new towers in downtown Houston. If that were not the case, the new towers would not be going up. Nobody is building spec. Hines is no stranger to Dallas. If they could find similar demand for space in downtown Dallas, they would be building new office tow...
by Tucy
26 Nov 2018 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181600

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Houston is building a lot of spec..... both office and residential. The new towers around the Arts District and Klyde Warren downtown have leased well. There is no new office product in the Downtown core in ages, so I don't understand how someone can assert confidently that there is no demand. Yes,...
by Tucy
26 Nov 2018 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181600

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

One last note; DFW metro area is number one in the nation for office leasing as of the latest figures, yet we can’t erect an office skyscraper downtown like Houston can. Do we still have to much empty space downtown? In comparison to Downtown Dallas, there isn’t more demand in Downtown Houston to a...
by Tucy
25 Nov 2018 08:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181600

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

DFW wrote:One last note; DFW metro area is number one in the nation for office leasing as of the latest figures, yet we can’t erect an office skyscraper downtown like Houston can.
Do we still have to much empty space downtown?


Yes. Too much supply. But even more important: too little demand.
by Tucy
21 Nov 2018 12:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 103
Views: 21682

Re: Downtown Progress

Interesting concept. Thanks for the post.

I'm curious how they get the plumbing/electrical/sewer lines from the building's system to the pre-built boxes, without drilling through floors and such.
by Tucy
15 Nov 2018 15:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 31
Views: 2851

Re: The Link at Uptown

maconahey wrote:
Jbarn wrote:Three years until completion seems like a long timeline for a building like this.


I wonder if they're going to put parking underground? If so, that could be the reason it'll take so long to build


They also have two buildings to clear off the site, and perhaps office building tenants to relocate.
by Tucy
15 Nov 2018 15:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 41288

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

October 2018 5 units sold. 31 sold in 11 months. 127 remaining. So at this rate? Are you going to do your sellout estimation? Wasn't really planning on it, because I don't have developer sell-out projections to measure against (or the amateur projections made by forum members). But I'm happy to run...
by Tucy
15 Nov 2018 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 31
Views: 2851

Re: The Link at Uptown

Usually one looks to Steve Brown for the ultra super excited descriptions, but this time D Magazine outdid him: Nice building, but "pushed the envelope"?? This is a real head-scratcher: "It will boast unobstructed, protected views overlooking the Dallas North Tollway to the north and ...
by Tucy
15 Nov 2018 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 41288

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

October 2018

5 units sold. 31 sold in 11 months. 127 remaining.
by Tucy
15 Nov 2018 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181600

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

From a sheer bodies perspective, DFW already has the most imbalanced tech jobs added to tech degrees conferred ratio in the country. Meaning, we don't produce enough home-grown tech grads to fill existing demand, even without Amazon. And again, bodies aren't the relevant metric, it's top-end talent...
by Tucy
06 Nov 2018 08:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 168
Views: 38397

Re: Museum Tower

October 2018

Zero units sold
100 sold in 71 months. (1.41 per month) 14 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 15 (1.25 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 years, 9 months.
Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales over the prior 12 months: 6 years, 11 months.
by Tucy
25 Oct 2018 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 125
Views: 25552

Re: Parking Garages

Just came from a D2 meeting and the Elm Street garage is about to undergo and expansion. /Facepalm/ The city owned Elm Street Garage , by UNT Dallas- Downtown?! Why?! The city doesn't do itself any favors building garages (KWP, this, other public garages).. Especially when every building in Downtow...
by Tucy
23 Oct 2018 14:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 249
Views: 41778

Re: DART D2 Subway

Leaving aside the fact that state fair ridership is not a valid metric to base billion-dollar decicions on, the delays were the result of full Green Line trains getting fuller as they picked up riders at Victory (TRE), West End (Red & Blue lines from the south) and Pearl (Red, Blue, Orange from...
by Tucy
21 Oct 2018 10:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75
Replies: 22
Views: 4073

Re: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75

It's the usual. They throw up some signs and if they are lucky enough they will sign the tenants they need to get the construction loan. Firewheel Mall had signs up for decades announcing a mall that changed from a traditional indoor mall to an outdoor mall but eventually did get built. The number ...
by Tucy
19 Oct 2018 18:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 14
Views: 3545

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

Where did this"Asian hotel" idea come from?
by Tucy
19 Oct 2018 17:49
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 37
Views: 7938

Re: Hurricane Harvey

Here's a good article that breaks down the new floodplain development regulations for unincorporated Harris County. https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/construction-development/how-harris-countys-new-flood-plain-regulations-will-impact-construction-83466 Both Class I and II permits have raised the ...
by Tucy
19 Oct 2018 07:56
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 86
Views: 15923

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I'm glad to see the skybridges to the arts district and the science museum didn't make the cut.

What happened to the restaurant? Wasn't the proposed restaurant part of the reason they needed the parking garage?
by Tucy
18 Oct 2018 11:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 329
Views: 64800

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Yes... Perhaps I should elaborate. My contention isn't with the contents of the bill itself, but more with the motivations behind it. Being that exactly zero people have ever been killed in Texas due to terrorist attacks on trains, 'safety' isn't exactly the bill author's motivation. This bill was ...

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