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by Tucy
21 Feb 2018 13:49
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 19002

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

https://www.texascentral.com/project/ Nearly 50,000 Texans, sometimes called “super-commuters,” travel back and forth between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth more than once a week. Many others make the trip very regularly. The approximately 240-mile high-speed rail line will offer a total travel time...
by Tucy
20 Feb 2018 12:48
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 19002

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Hence my initial comment that, as it is being developed, the near-downtown or adjacent-to-downtown site does not appear to be that much of a plus for us. If the stations does happen, the plus for us is a growing downtown environment. The thousands of trips to Dallas made each week will support 2,00...
by Tucy
20 Feb 2018 11:49
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 19002

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Seems unlikely the pedestrian bridges in Texas Central's plans would leave out moving sidewalks; for those few HSR passengers connecting to LRT or bus or streetcar, a ten minute walk might be welcomed after sitting for 90 minutes. Most people are going to get in a car at one of the parking garages....
by Tucy
20 Feb 2018 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 138
Views: 17156

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Developer pitching new office project in Dallas' Victory Park https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/19/developer-pitching-new-office-project-dallas-victory-park Developers in Dallas' Victory Park have just built four new apartment towers, a movie theater and additional retail. Now...
by Tucy
20 Feb 2018 09:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 19002

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I calculated .3 and .5 miles from the platform to Convention Center and Cedar Stations, respectively. Used Google maps. Rough estimate to be sure but thats about a 6 min and 10 min walk. Not terrible but not exactly great either. Will have to be good enough I guess. That .3 mile from the Convention...
by Tucy
19 Feb 2018 08:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37735

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I believe that of the finalist cities DFW and Austin are the only ones without a Top 50 University in the US News and World Report ranking. Not stellar for us but Seattle is in the same boat with UW at #56 and clearly Amazon was able to grow there. Columbus Denver Miami Indianapolis I believe Unive...
by Tucy
19 Feb 2018 00:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37735

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

PonyUp13 wrote:I believe that of the finalist cities DFW and Austin are the only ones without a Top 50 University in the US News and World Report ranking. Not stellar for us but Seattle is in the same boat with UW at #56 and clearly Amazon was able to grow there.


Columbus
Denver
Indianapolis
by Tucy
16 Feb 2018 15:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37735

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

In the unlikely scenario that Amazon splits HQ2 between two cities (to take advantage of different incentives, lessen the impact on housing, etc.) they would probably have to be in the same state. Isn't Texas the only state with two separate metro areas on the list? IF they split HQ2 between two ci...
by Tucy
14 Feb 2018 22:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 184
Views: 22013

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

tamtagon wrote:The hotel is confirmed, right, but the residential tower is 'at a future date?"


Hotel confirmed? I thought not.
by Tucy
08 Feb 2018 15:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 19002

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I calculated .3 and .5 miles from the platform to Convention Center and Cedar Stations, respectively. Used Google maps. Rough estimate to be sure but thats about a 6 min and 10 min walk. Not terrible but not exactly great either. Will have to be good enough I guess. That .3 mile from the Convention...
by Tucy
08 Feb 2018 15:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 14261

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

Bleu Ciel has started selling units. Since some have asked for information on Bleu Ciel sales, here you go: Sales appear to have kicked off on December 21 and by the end of the month of December, 2017, they had recorded 5 sales. 158 total units in the building. 5 down; 153 to go. 1 additional unit ...
by Tucy
08 Feb 2018 14:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

January 2018

Zero units sold.
90 sold in 62 months. 25 remaining.

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 years, 8 months.
by Tucy
07 Feb 2018 16:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3699

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I understand Perot's desire to have a dedicated path from the super popular park to the museum, but that elevated walkway is just about as silly as the elevated parking garage. Exactly right. We already have a "dedicated path". It's called sidewalks. We have spent/are spending hundreds of...
by Tucy
07 Feb 2018 09:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3699

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

tamtagon wrote:Are plans still rolling along to build a parking garage, office, restaurant and elevated walkway to Nature & Science museum?


Let's hope not.
by Tucy
01 Feb 2018 13:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 12436

Re: DFW Economy

NM
by Tucy
31 Jan 2018 15:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17976

Re: Oak Lawn

I may be wrong about this, but gurl I know I'm not... while the importance and awareness of a coherent cohesive gay oriented entertainment conglomerate anchoring a gayborhood has become less important in the lives of maturing teens and young adults, the existence of these destinations has not. As m...
by Tucy
31 Jan 2018 14:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 19002

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I am counting the blessing that at least the train stops at edge of our downtown and will be able to connect with DART at the center of our city. Houston was not so lucky. ^^^^^^^ Exactly! Additionally, the new bullet train terminal will only be three blocks from DART's Cedar Station ... pretty swe...
by Tucy
31 Jan 2018 14:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 19002

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

It appears to be very isolated from the Cedars, even more isolated from downtown. It's at least a 1/2 mile walk to the nearest DART station(s). What? Are we looking at the same site plan? It looks pretty damn convenient to both Convention Center and Cedars stations to me... Not sure... are you look...
by Tucy
30 Jan 2018 16:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 19002

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I am counting the blessing that at least the train stops at edge of our downtown and will be able to connect with DART at the center of our city. Houston was not so lucky. I had originally thought that as well. But as it's developing, I'm not sure Dallas's "edge of downtown" location real...
by Tucy
30 Jan 2018 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 14261

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

Bleu Ciel has started selling units. Since some have asked for information on Bleu Ciel sales, here you go:

Sales appear to have kicked off on December 21 and by the end of the month of December, 2017, they had recorded 5 sales.

158 total units in the building. 5 down; 153 to go.
by Tucy
30 Jan 2018 13:17
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 19002

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Texas Central primary purpose is building the infrastructure to support the train services. It's their real estate developers partners purpose to build the offices, shops, residential units, and restaurants in the redevelopment. Okay, fair enough. So, at this point in time, all we really care about...
by Tucy
20 Jan 2018 08:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 29
Views: 3326

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Matt777 wrote:Tearing down midcentury modern buildings for souless big box stores. Yay Dallas.


Are they tearing it down or renovating it?
by Tucy
19 Jan 2018 19:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 175
Views: 28607

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

Anyone know what's up with that parking garage? Why is it taking them so long to finish it? The only thing I can think of is that they are going to wait until they start placing glass on the tower before they put glass on the garage too, I have noticed that they have equipment and construction offi...
by Tucy
19 Jan 2018 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 175
Views: 28607

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

Anyone know what's up with that parking garage? Why is it taking them so long to finish it?
by Tucy
14 Jan 2018 09:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

There were originally 115 units shown on DCAD. When units are combined, the combined units then show up on DCAD as one unit. Thanks. Are the combined units in your count of solds (90) or remaining (25)? How do you account for this in the sellout projection? If you can't tell/don't care, that's fine...
by Tucy
08 Jan 2018 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

I know this thread sometimes veers toward the snarky and contentious, so let me start by saying this is just an honest question. I'm confused. Tucy's updates total 115 units (90 sold, 25 remaining). The Candy's dirt article that everyone enjoyed so much stated "Currently there are 108 homes, a...
by Tucy
08 Jan 2018 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

December 2017

2 units sold.
90 sold in 5 years and 1 month. 25 remaining.

Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far: 6 1/2 years.
by Tucy
28 Dec 2017 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 14
Views: 1166

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

One reason Fort Worth's lagging Dallas: Billions invested with public transit https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/12/22/one-reason-fort-worths-lagging-dallas-billions-invested-public-transit “Fort Worth has fallen behind its competition,” the report said. “The threats facing the city...
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 19:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

It is what it is, a statistic used for marketing and/or "wow" purposes, but technically speaking, it's not far off. Oh snap...I was wrong and you were right. Many of the realtor.com units are only showing the "zestimates" but aren't actually being listed. Averaging the zestimate...
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 16:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

I was providing an objective, mathematical view of the currently available units. If you want to remove the penthouse in order to make your narrative work, that's up to you. My whole point though is that Candy's article wasn't far off, objectively speaking. For what it's worth, I know what Zillow i...
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

What are you talking about? Which part of this has anything to do with "belief?" Your belief, contrary to the evidence, that Museum Tower residences are generally worth, or have sold for, $800/sq foot, or close to it. It's not about belief, it's just math. The current average price per sq...
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 15:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

That name was abandoned a while ago. Keep in mind the link Tamtagon provided is from before 2010. Before the Wyly and Winspear even opened. The reference to the "Avenue to the Arts" name was in the November 2016 DMN article originally linked by Tnexster. FWIW, the June 2017 draft Master P...
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 15:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

eburress wrote:
Tucy wrote:You can believe whatever makes you happy.


What are you talking about? Which part of this has anything to do with "belief?"


Your belief, contrary to the evidence, that Museum Tower residences are generally worth, or have sold for, $800/sq foot, or close to it.
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

Briggs Freeman (the official marketing partner of Museum Tower) has an additional never-sold unit (Unit 402) listed on their website, so I've added it to the list so we have a complete list of the publicly-available asking prices for units currently for sale: Unit 203: $602.79/sq ft Unit 402: $613.4...
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

Here are the listed Museum Tower units with their asking price per square foot (and remember, these are asking prices, not sale prices): Unit 203: $ 602.79 /sq ft Unit 902: $ 657.32 Unit 1002: $ 664.68 Unit 2002: $ 749.92 /sq ft (furnished) Unit 3602: $ 827.64 /sq ft Penthouse (4201) $1952.89/sq ft...
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 12:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37735

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

whi5125 wrote:Wow, if you bothered to read the article it even states the Lobbyist specialized in energy policy within Amazon, its not related to HQ2 at all.


Not sure which article you are referencing. The initial article I saw did not include that disclaimer. It was updated later to include the disclaimer
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37735

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

It doesn't matter Amazon showed their hand. Dallas' bid is merely bargaining power over Metro Atlanta's bid. Nothing to be excited about. Other than the Amazon lobbyist visiting Georgia (which Amazon has already publicly stated that the visit was unrelated to HQ2), what evidence do you have that su...
by Tucy
20 Dec 2017 10:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

Here are the listed Museum Tower units with their asking price per square foot (and remember, these are asking prices, not sale prices): Unit 203: $ 602.79 /sq ft Unit 902: $ 657.32 Unit 1002: $ 664.68 Unit 2002: $ 749.92 /sq ft (furnished) Unit 3602: $ 827.64 /sq ft Penthouse (4201) $1952.89/sq ft
by Tucy
19 Dec 2017 15:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

LOL. That's some funny stuff there. Is Candy auditioning to take over Museum Tower marketing? I mean... she makes a fair point. These are $800/sqft residences, in a format that is not your usual Highland Park/Preston Hollow mansion style which has been the historical choice of home for the well-to-...
by Tucy
14 Dec 2017 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

You cannot be serious. Are you really unaware of the serious financial situation the "MT people" got themselves into; the firing of the top guy, the bankruptcy threat it posed to the entire City of Dallas, the need for special legislation from the State of Texas to bail them out? I'm awar...
by Tucy
13 Dec 2017 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 24433

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Hannibal Lecter wrote:DMN architecture critic Mark Lamster on Novel Deep Ellum: "this is how you destroy a city"


Link?
by Tucy
11 Dec 2017 09:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

Yeah, it doesn't seem the MT people are nearly as worried about their sales as are people on this forum. You cannot be serious. Are you really unaware of the serious financial situation the "MT people" got themselves into; the firing of the top guy, the bankruptcy threat it posed to the e...
by Tucy
11 Dec 2017 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

If the tower had sold out quickly we'd all be tsk tsking about how they did a firesale at a loss just to get rid of the thing. Instead, they choose to maintain their margin and do a slow burn on the sales so we tsk tsk about the slow rate of sales. I see absolutely nothing wrong with Museum Tower c...
by Tucy
09 Dec 2017 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

November 2017 2 units sold. 5 years in and they have surpassed the 75% sale mark. FWIW, 75% sold is about the level of sales that successful condo developers plan to achieve before construction is completed. 88 sold in 60 months. 27 remaining. Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far...
by Tucy
08 Dec 2017 17:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 90
Views: 8950

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

The zero appraisal on the improvements tells us the improvements are functionally obsolete. And the fact that the owners plan to demolish all of the buildings strongly suggests the appraisal is correct on that point. Still not sure what exactly is the unfair part about any of that. Valley View is n...
by Tucy
07 Dec 2017 14:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 90
Views: 8950

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

The assessment merely reflects the reality that the land is worth more without the (functionally obsolete) building than it is with it. I completely agree that the land is worth more than the building, but those are separate categories on the assessment, and the assessment doesn't make any assumpti...
by Tucy
07 Dec 2017 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 76
Views: 7852

Re: Museum Tower

November 2017 2 units sold. 5 years in and they have surpassed the 75% sale mark. FWIW, 75% sold is about the level of sales that successful condo developers plan to achieve before construction is completed. 88 sold in 60 months. 27 remaining. Sellout projection, based on the pace of sales thus far:...
by Tucy
07 Dec 2017 12:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 90
Views: 8950

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Contradictory logic :lol: But thanks for the insight! The value of the Valley View mall building is $0 according to DCAD, and probably only because it can't be a negative value. Yeah, $0 improvement value for a huge mostly functional building. Commercial property assessment is totally fair I tell y...
by Tucy
06 Dec 2017 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 90
Views: 8950

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

In fact, completing the demolition might raise the appraised value and thus increase the taxes.
by Tucy
05 Dec 2017 14:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 60
Views: 5708

Re: Downtown Progress

^ So, the five year estimate looks for about 10,000 new residents a year in the Greater Downtown Dallas Area.... that data does follow the trend of the past decade, and considering contemporary housing complexes hold twice or a little more residents than the two-generation garden apartments current...

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