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by Tucy
22 Sep 2018 08:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 347
Views: 49899

Re: Northpark Center

Though the Galleria isn't talked about much- they could compete by embracing DFW's/America's growing diversity and courting stores from all over the world. The Galleria's around America were all developed by Hines Development group out of Houston and they are all managed by the same management grou...
by Tucy
21 Sep 2018 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 12149

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

http://res.cloudinary.com/culturemap-com/image/upload/q_auto/ar_4:3,c_fill,g_faces:center,w_1200/v1537455979/photos/276474_original.jpg New eatery and market is dishing casual fare in Dallas' Arts District. Called The Artisan, it's a new restaurant concept at KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts, located on the...
by Tucy
21 Sep 2018 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 189
Views: 21323

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Tnexster wrote:I'm not sure I understand why the developer would not want to maximize the potential of a property like this rather than just settle for a basic strip model design.


Perhaps this design does maximize the potential for the developer.
by Tucy
21 Sep 2018 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 45090

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Maybe they are slow-rolling it, hoping to have a hotel to build by the time they get that far. ;-)
by Tucy
21 Sep 2018 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 3997

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

I think you have a misunderstanding of the full-service hotel market. Thanks, but I don't think so. I agree with everyone that it makes sense to do a business oriented hotel in Uptown . It's a very desirable part of town, and there's plenty of great places for a solo business traveler to walk to fo...
by Tucy
20 Sep 2018 07:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 3997

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

I know this isn't a convention center hotel but I thought they did have some conference room space to accommodate smaller groups. Exactly, that was my read on it as well. My whole beef is that they went out of their way to focus on the convention/conference features of the hotel. I agree with every...
by Tucy
19 Sep 2018 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 130
Views: 27097

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

August 2018

1 unit sold. 25 sold in 9 months. 133 remaining.
by Tucy
18 Sep 2018 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 189
Views: 21323

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

hjkll wrote:Isn’t Trammell Crow also doing 2000 Ross? It was supposed to have residential and now it doesn’t. TC is an anti urban company period.


No. Trammell Crow is not doing 2000 Ross.
by Tucy
18 Sep 2018 09:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 4452

Re: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates

For the site next to Galatyn DART rail station, it may have been mentioned before, but it's confirmed to be a 372 unit multifamily building. The lot is relatively small, maybe 2 acres, so if this has parking it is either going to be kind of tall or have tiny units. AMLI Galatyn Station (4-5 stories...
by Tucy
18 Sep 2018 04:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 45090

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

ContriveDallasite wrote:Does anyone recall how large the retail space at the base was planned for?


Somewhere near 25,000 square feet.
by Tucy
06 Sep 2018 05:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21740

Re: Museum Tower

August 2018

Zero units sold
100 sold in 69 months. (1.45 per month) 14 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 16 (1.333 per month)

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 years, 7 months.
Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales over the prior 12 months: 6 years, 8 months.
by Tucy
30 Aug 2018 08:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 66181

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

vman wrote:That pool at the Fairmount is really active.


It looks likea water aerobics class or something similar.
by Tucy
29 Aug 2018 22:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 35304

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 Tucy
29 Aug 2018 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51646

Re: Victory Park 3.0

When the building was announced in the news, it was announced as the new tallest building in VP. I'm not sure that will be the case. The "announcement" that it would be the tallest building in VP may be little more than Steve Brown leaping to the (desired) conclusion that because it has m...
by Tucy
28 Aug 2018 13:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 22092

Re: DART D2 Subway

Streetcars haven't been built in Dallas to serve commuters as much as to serve developers - improving real estate values. Some will suggest DART built the light rail lines in the wrong places, but not from me. Every single line parallels a heavily used freeway, at least in part, although the distan...
by Tucy
23 Aug 2018 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 67
Views: 9302

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Every time I see this thread reactive I get a little excited. It's ridiculous the amount of projects that have started-/finished in the time that Spire was first announced. To be fair, while I agree there is reason for skepticism about whether Spire can pull off such a development, we have to admit...
by Tucy
23 Aug 2018 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 67
Views: 9302

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

whit5125 wrote:Cant City Hall get off of their collective asses and do something for just freaking once?


What would you have the city do?
by Tucy
23 Aug 2018 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 67
Views: 9302

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Every time I see this thread reactive I get a little excited. It's ridiculous the amount of projects that have started-/finished in the time that Spire was first announced. To be fair, while I agree there is reason for skepticism about whether Spire can pull off such a development, we have to admit...
by Tucy
20 Aug 2018 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2174

Re: 900 Main

Sources: Commercial real estate in Dallas, Fountain Place, Trammell Crow Center, Bank of America Tower's parking garage plans, The Statler, Hampton Inn Downtown, Dallas in general. So... apparently no source. If all of those examples still aren't enough for you, and just how commercial real estate ...
by Tucy
19 Aug 2018 21:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2174

Re: 900 Main

It's just so their lease sheet can have a certain ratio of parking spaces/square footage that higher than competing buildings. It's not based on actual demand. GROSS. Source? Sources: Commercial real estate in Dallas, Fountain Place, Trammell Crow Center, Bank of America Tower's parking garage plan...
by Tucy
17 Aug 2018 19:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 53166

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

ArtVandelay wrote:Have they delivered the 24 hour diner that was promised?


Did they really promise a 24 hour diner? (The answer to your question is no, at least according to their website.)
by Tucy
17 Aug 2018 19:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2174

Re: 900 Main

Matt777 wrote:
Tnexster wrote:I like a good mystery


It's just so their lease sheet can have a certain ratio of parking spaces/square footage that higher than competing buildings. It's not based on actual demand. GROSS.


Source?
by Tucy
04 Aug 2018 14:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 97
Views: 11870

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

http://parksfordowntowndallas.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/PP-3-RESIZED-1440x805_c.png Not counting on this being the final design of the shade structure, but it's what they have on their website currently. I love the look of that structure, but it doesn't look like it would provide much shade.
by Tucy
03 Aug 2018 10:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 22
Views: 2518

Re: Frisco Station

Awesome! Another TOD! (Tollway Oriented Development)
by Tucy
02 Aug 2018 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51646

Re: Victory Park 3.0

My goodness, reality gets rough treatment around here. I'm not even going to try to respond to all of the strawman and other false arguments that have been thrown out. Suffice to say, I did not suggest that no one takes DART to the AAC. Of course some do. None of the strawmen change or even address ...
by Tucy
02 Aug 2018 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51646

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yes and the fact remains that most residents in DFW do not live in an urban environment, do not have access to or are unwilling to use mass transit or mass transit doesn't go anywhere near their final destination which leaves what? A car, which is the primary means of travel in DFW and unfortunatel...
by Tucy
02 Aug 2018 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51646

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I hope it's an easier place to park and I am assuming it is, the parking situation before was awful and expensive which seemed to be a big deterrent. You realize this is an "urban forum," right? So easy and abundant parking is the antithesis of good urban planning. Yes and the fact remain...
by Tucy
02 Aug 2018 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Market Center area
Replies: 15
Views: 873

Re: Dallas: Market Center area

It kind of goes without saying that they are expanding to somehow increase their capacity or utility as a data center; that is, after all, the purpose of the building. It's just that it is such a small addition relative to the size of the existing building...
by Tucy
02 Aug 2018 08:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Market Center area
Replies: 15
Views: 873

Re: Dallas: Market Center area

If you Google the Crystal Palace, you'll notice that it's much more spread-out and shorter (3ish stories). Who knows if the new owners will want to maintain that style, but one can imagine how a 4 story-tall expansion could make the Infomart appear even more consistent with its historic inspiration...
by Tucy
01 Aug 2018 15:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 130
Views: 27097

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

July 2018

5 units sold. 24 sold in 8 months. 134 remaining.
by Tucy
01 Aug 2018 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21740

Re: Museum Tower

July 2018 Five units sold (biggest month ever for Museum Tower) 100 sold in 68 months. (1.47 per month) 14 remaining. Rolling 12-month sales: 17 (1.42 per month) Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 years, 6 months. Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales over the prior ...
by Tucy
01 Aug 2018 06:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 59
Views: 8316

Re: Fair Park

Cronies lose another one, thank goodness. Now maybe we can get a Springtime Exposition on the same scale as Autumnal State Fair. Some big time soccer games, Earth Day, Dallas Film Festival, Farm Aid Concert featuring Willie Nelson (please), Cinco de Mayo.... I didn't realize this, but I think the C...
by Tucy
30 Jul 2018 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21740

Re: Museum Tower

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Is 90% sold a blurry line as well? Do that many people actually live there or is it mostly purchases made for investment/resell? I ask this question honestly.


If it's being publicized by the marketing folks at Museum Tower and reported by Steve Brown, you can count on it being a blurry line. ;-)
by Tucy
28 Jul 2018 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21740

Re: Museum Tower

... the well was most definitely soured. It's a shame. There was minimal interest in Museum Tower units long before the glare problem reared its ugly head. (Hence the dearth of pre-sales; hence the lack of anyone willing to invest their own money in the project; hence the ownership by the Pension B...
by Tucy
27 Jul 2018 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 347
Views: 49899

Re: Northpark Center

I presume Saint Laurent is moving from HPV?
by Tucy
27 Jul 2018 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21740

Re: Museum Tower

There is really no evidence that the reflection issue caused Museum Tower's slow sales. I'm not aware either of any evidence on a spreadsheet or database reported to condo owners, for sure; and I'm not aware of any reporting vehicle asking around if the glare is a problem with people able and/or co...
by Tucy
27 Jul 2018 12:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 189
Views: 20455

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

FIFY

muncien wrote:DALLAS is also notorious for going with the most costly, overbuilt, unnecessary, option available... So, the 100m isn't surprising. But the reality of building a simple, functional station is probably half that.
by Tucy
27 Jul 2018 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21740

Re: Museum Tower

^ The more important point is that, whatever the state of the recession in 2010, Museum Tower opened at the very end of 2012, NOT in 2010. You set a laughably low bar for an "accomplishment". 90% sold only 2 1/2 years after the marketing team's projected sell-out date. Yeah, that's quite a...
by Tucy
26 Jul 2018 18:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21740

Re: Museum Tower

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/07/26/downtown-dallas-high-profile-museum-tower-almost-sold "Opened during the worst of the Great Recession in 2010 . . ." For the love of God, does Steve Brown ever check his facts? -- Museum Tower opened in the last month of 2012, NOT ...
by Tucy
23 Jul 2018 17:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 273
Views: 38091

Re: Legacy West

Yeah, the idea of Plano adding another 200,000 people in townhomes, apartments and mid & high-rise dwellings is pretty hilarious.
by Tucy
19 Jul 2018 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21740

Re: Museum Tower

Using Realtor.com, I find 15 homes in Dallas County, 2 in Denton County and 1 in Collin County (for a total of 18) listed at prices above $10 Million. Of those, 5 are above $20 Million; and 1 above $35 Million (all six of these are in Dallas County). Also noteworthy for the thread, none of the 18 ar...
by Tucy
18 Jul 2018 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 127
Views: 18553

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

This isn't Becks rendering this is the site Sears owns and partnered to get redeveloped. Becks portion surrounds this property. Beck only owns parts of the mall not every department store site. Sears owned its parking and building so SEARs is partnering with developers around the country to redevel...
by Tucy
17 Jul 2018 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 66
Views: 11057

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

DPatel304 wrote:I'd say that theory has already been proven. Uptown started the revitalization, and that has spilled over into other parts of the urban core.


... helped along by hundreds of millions of dollars of subsidies.
by Tucy
16 Jul 2018 17:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 3997

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Fair points about Starwood. By my math, however, the only full service (i.e., offers convention space etc.) Marriott-Starwood hotels within the CBD are Westin and Sheraton. The others are mostly boutique hotels that aren't really oriented towards the convention market. Compare that to the CBD of an...
by Tucy
16 Jul 2018 14:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 201
Views: 28127

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I realize Cypress Waters might as well not even be considered Dallas and the companies probably like the fact that it's surrounded by schools/homes that are NOT in Dallas, but it's still bringing jobs closer to Downtown (closer than they were in Plano) , and it is another bullet point for Dallas to...
by Tucy
16 Jul 2018 04:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 201
Views: 28127

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

You do understand that there isn’t a net change in jobs right? We paid them $4.8M to move across city borders which I believe is a dangerous precedent. These kinds of cross border moves happen all the time and have been doing so for about as long as I can remember, to be honest I really have to han...
by Tucy
12 Jul 2018 10:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 22092

Re: DART D2 Subway

Just got this link to an update on DART projects today Buried in the description for the D2 subway is this: Although DART did not receive funding from the FTA, DART is currently reviewing potential funding sources to keep development of the D2 Subway on track. http://dartdallas.dart.org/2018/06/29/...
by Tucy
11 Jul 2018 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

As unsexy as it seems, it's most likely these large residential projects that make DFW so attractive in the first place. There are not many major urban areas (especially in the top 10 US metro areas *outside of Texas*), in which an average family can afford to purchase a home that large. While all ...
by Tucy
11 Jul 2018 08:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 66181

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

Did they plan that garage anticipating the eventual construction of another office building and then failed to adjust when.an apartment building was built instead?

Or is there that much vacancy in the office building? Has the EPA already moved out, or perhaps they still park on area surface lots?
by Tucy
10 Jul 2018 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21740

Re: Museum Tower

Funny you would say this when earlier you told us that "Dallas has now become a place where the most expensive condos are as pricey as the most expensive house estates". Such diametrically opposed posts would cause a good deal of cognitive dissonance in most people. ;) I'll try to clarify...

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