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by Tucy
25 Mar 2019 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 158
Views: 28151

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Not sure why any significant number of people would want to hang out on Main Street for football games being played 20 miles (or further) away.
by Tucy
21 Mar 2019 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 149
Views: 43643

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

February 2019

3 units sold. 47 sold in 15 months (3.13 per month) 111 remaining.
Sell-out projection: 4 years, 3 months
by Tucy
21 Mar 2019 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 149
Views: 43643

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

January 2019

8 units sold. 44 sold in 14 months (3.14 per month) 114 remaining.

Sell-out projection: 4 years, 3 months
by Tucy
21 Mar 2019 14:25
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 156
Views: 26117

Re: I-345

Growing movement to remove elevated interstate in downtown Dallas http://www.fox4news.com/news/growing-movement-to-remove-elevated-interstate-in-downtown-dallas It is (theoretically) possible that a good case can be made that Dallas would be better off without I-345, but that case cannot be made by...
by Tucy
17 Mar 2019 11:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 45896

Re: DFW Economy

tamtagon wrote:wouldn't it be something if North Texas hit the 8,000,000 mark in 2020?!?!


That would require a big jump in our already extraordinary rate of growth. I think we can safely say we won't hit the 8 million mark in 2020. Perhaps in the 2021 estimates; certainly by 2022.
by Tucy
15 Mar 2019 10:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 281
Views: 55235

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

calling it "fake news" is not hinting at something bad in an indirect and unpleasant way? okay, then, sorry. I guess I just expect you to be snarky when addressing me directly, and I really am sorry about that. LOL No. I wasn't hinting or being indirect at all. I was being quite direct. Y...
by Tucy
14 Mar 2019 14:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle
Replies: 16
Views: 3032

Re: Hyperloop: Texas Triangle

I thought Virgin just wanted to do their own high speed rail? I appreciate the ambition this person has, but I'm EXTREMELY skeptical whenever I see anything involving the Hyperloop. But if they are trying to get rid of all the legal hurdles involved, perhaps this could also benefit a potential futu...
by Tucy
11 Mar 2019 15:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 281
Views: 55235

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Way to create fake news Tamtagon. The only thing the article says about moving the HQ is that they are not: "Chevron said its headquarters will remain in San Ramon." Remarkably insinuating! as per the usual :) Here's the headline from in front of the paywall to the Bay Area Business Journ...
by Tucy
11 Mar 2019 09:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 281
Views: 55235

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Chevron might be moving HQ from Bay Area to Texas, Houston probably.... https://abc7news.com/archive/8928858/ By ABC7 Archive SAN RAMON, Calif. "It's not something you that you want to see, losing 800 jobs. That's a big impact in San Ramon," president and CEO of the San Ramon Chamber of C...
by Tucy
08 Mar 2019 14:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 50981

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

Perhaps the artist lofts are managed and marketed separately? I think that is the case. I'm pretty sure they are also separately owned. I wouldn't really expect them to be mentioned in ZOM Living's press releases about the tower. I found the "answer". As of June 2018: "More than 50 a...
by Tucy
07 Mar 2019 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1035
Views: 196304

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"We do not intend to re-open the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada." Amazon was a little unclear if they are still interested in...
by Tucy
07 Mar 2019 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 50981

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

There seems to have been complete silence about the artists lofts portion of this project. Is it still happening?
by Tucy
05 Mar 2019 14:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 45896

Re: DFW Economy

That "200 miles" amount is a bit of an exaggeration. No joke. Good grief, how can a journalist be so clueless? FWIW, the actual distance from downtown Dallas to the Oklahoma border is more like 75 miles; 200 miles would take you past Oklahoma City. Truly pathetic. And don't spill the bean...
by Tucy
04 Mar 2019 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 169
Views: 40874

Re: Museum Tower

February 2019

One unit sold.

104 sold in 75 months. (1.39 per month) 10 remaining.
Rolling 12-month sales: 14 (1.17 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
by Tucy
26 Feb 2019 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 52
Views: 11216

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Aren't this and the Epic both on land we were told was a permanent wasteland because of I-345?
by Tucy
19 Feb 2019 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 50981

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

Can somebody confirm what the actual height of this building will be? I’ve seen some articles saying the tower will be 39 stories and 440 feet, and other sources (like in the link below) saying 41 stories and 540 feet. https://www.daiwahouse.com/English/about/release/pdf/release_e20170702.pdf They ...
by Tucy
15 Feb 2019 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 960

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: 960

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: 3430

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: 73
Views: 7272

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: 73
Views: 7272

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: 173
Views: 48422

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: 164
Views: 43489

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: 73
Views: 7272

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: 173
Views: 48422

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: 169
Views: 40874

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: 429
Views: 97169

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: 384
Views: 87779

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: 34
Views: 4469

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: 86
Views: 17040

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: 14208

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: 149
Views: 43643

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: 149
Views: 43643

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: 149
Views: 43643

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: 169
Views: 40874

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: 1117

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: 8638

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: 23088

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: 253
Views: 42447

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: 56332

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: 56332

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: 56332

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: 56332

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: 149
Views: 43643

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: 169
Views: 40874

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: 47
Views: 7031

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: 1035
Views: 196304

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: 1035
Views: 196304

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: 1035
Views: 196304

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: 1035
Views: 196304

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,...

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