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by eburress
22 Jan 2018 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 65
Views: 6640

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Meh? I can't wait to see this one rise - I think this is one of the best-looking towers we've gotten in years. I also kinda hope Idle Rich reopens in the building's restaurant space.
by eburress
19 Jan 2018 12:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 129
Views: 10860

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

DPatel304 wrote:Apple will likely want a suburban campus, correct? Seems like there is very little information given here, so I won't hold my breath for Texas, but it's cool that Amazon, Apple, and Google are all scoping out new locations.


I'm guessing this is because of Texas' social policies/politics.
by eburress
19 Jan 2018 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 68
Views: 8381

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Didn't this portion of Ross Ave used to have the center, reversible lane, like a highway? That could be part of the reason why it's the way it is now. The vision for Ross Ave from a few years ago was to have a trolley running down the center. A trolley line running within a well-treed, landscaped me...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 23
Views: 1201

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

That's what we thought too, but those aren't the only costs. hahaha With the "required uniforms, books, optional activities, and individual needs" (which includes a mandatory new laptop), the costs go way up. This is off-topic, but it's precisely what we're dealing with now, trying to deci...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 23
Views: 1201

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

Unless you mean WAY more than 150,000 (like twice that number), that's not an accurate statement. Tuition at Hockaday, Urselin, and similar private schools is around $40K a year, so after a $5,000 - $9,000 mortgage, a car payment or two, all the rest of a family's expenses, spending an extra, unnec...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 13:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 23
Views: 1201

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

Unless you mean WAY more than 150,000 (like twice that number), that's not an accurate statement. Tuition at Hockaday, Urselin, and similar private schools is around $40K a year, so after a $5,000 - $9,000 mortgage, a car payment or two, all the rest of a family's expenses, spending an extra, unnece...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26856

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This shortlist... Is really not surprising. They're the front runners that we all knew from the start .. .wake me up when this list is narrowed.. yawn. I still don't get Austin. there's not even an international airport there. Right. I can’t believe Austin was picked over Houston. I know Houston ju...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26856

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but does Amazon’s list capture the metro areas listed or is this a list of the proper cities? (eg. would it say North Texas if they were considering Irving, Frisco etc.) Considering that they listed Northern VA and Montgomery Co, MD separately from DC, th...
by eburress
16 Jan 2018 18:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 129
Views: 10860

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Didn't someone at Hillwood (I'm too lazy to look) say they wouldn't be surprised if Amazon ended up splitting their HQ2 across more than a single city in a recent interview? Your suspicion may not be far off.
by eburress
16 Jan 2018 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 104
Views: 13797

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The Victory Park site (http://victorypark.com/office/) has had a rendering of the office site for some time now. There is also this article from DMN (https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/09/27/details-victory-parks-bid-amazon-hq2) that shows the same building with the Amazon logo at...
by eburress
16 Jan 2018 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 104
Views: 13797

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Interesting. Has what they're planning to build already been identified (via stories, renderings, etc) or is this a mystery project?
by eburress
16 Jan 2018 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction
Replies: 23
Views: 3258

Re: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction

That's awesome, but I'm surprised they'd allow a development of that scale in Lakewood. I can't imagine it actually happening.
by eburress
12 Jan 2018 09:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 129
Views: 10860

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

My hope is still for the two-fer, Google AND Amazon
by eburress
11 Jan 2018 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 208
Views: 20912

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Hannibal Lecter wrote:Am I the only one who noticed the new video display on the north face of the building last night?


There was discussion about it a month or two back. The display seems to be more of a proof of concept so far than a finished product, but we'll see.
by eburress
11 Jan 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 92
Views: 8444

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I can see the Katy Trail Icehouse people expanding their kitchen into the space currently occupied by their parking lot/valet area, but hopefully that doesn't mean they're going to knock down the building next door, turning all that space along the Katy Trail towards Texas de Brazil into a big parki...
by eburress
10 Jan 2018 07:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3117

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

I think it's every bit as valid/viable, if not more so, than some of the other potential HQ2 destinations. The Hillwood proposal, for example, was pretty spread out across Victory and into Downtown proper. That's not the case with the Spire site. On the other hand, the Spire folks don't appear to be...
by eburress
10 Jan 2018 07:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 129
Views: 10860

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

We call it the Silicone Prairie 'round these parts amigo. Silicon Prairie refers to the broader North Texas area, but Silicon Skyline refers specifically to central Dallas, which will become a tech hub with HQ2 and G2. :) Yep. But it's wishful thinking that both will relocate to DTD. We'll be lucky...
by eburress
09 Jan 2018 20:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 129
Views: 10860

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
eburress wrote:Bring 'em both home to the Silicon Skyline (a.k.a., Big D)!


We call it the Silicone Prairie 'round these parts amigo.


Silicon Prairie refers to the broader North Texas area, but Silicon Skyline refers specifically to central Dallas, which will become a tech hub with HQ2 and G2. :)
by eburress
09 Jan 2018 18:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 129
Views: 10860

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Bring 'em both home to the Silicon Skyline (a.k.a., Big D)!
by eburress
08 Jan 2018 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 88
Views: 13707

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

That's a great vantage point for both the Christopher and AMLI towers. Thanks for the pics!
by eburress
07 Jan 2018 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 239
Views: 23221

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

What's interesting is that when you enter Bishop Arts from the west (coming from Tyler St), you don't see any of the new development. It's as if BA hasn't changed at all, at least from a development standpoint. It's only when you head south down Bishop or East on Davis that you see all the change.
by eburress
06 Jan 2018 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek: Kalita Humphreys Theater
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Turtle Creek: Kalita Humphreys Theater

It could use some freshening up, but it's a great theater venue.
by eburress
05 Jan 2018 10:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 192
Views: 16314

Re: Legacy West

I was at the food Hall over the holidays on a Saturday. Took friends and it was very busy but also very easy to manuever. The one thing we noticed is that while the food hall was packed all of the other restuarants outside on the strip were almost empty. Not sure how all of this will play out but I...
by eburress
05 Jan 2018 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 212
Views: 22757

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

The building belongs in everyone’s tour of Dallas. Are there other examples of mid-century modern that are as good as the Statler? Is this the best mcm in the country? How would one quantify "as good as?" For what it's worth, the entire city of Palm Springs has maintained its midcentury m...
by eburress
03 Jan 2018 06:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 212
Views: 22757

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

The building belongs in everyone’s tour of Dallas. Are there other examples of mid-century modern that are as good as the Statler? Is this the best mcm in the country? How would one quantify "as good as?" For what it's worth, the entire city of Palm Springs has maintained its midcentury m...
by eburress
27 Dec 2017 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 23
Views: 2662

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

^ So awesome! Love the restoration of this building, and hopefully the grounds get spruced up a bit out front as the tenants fill it. Man, that's an understatement...I sure hope they're not done with the exterior work. Turn the lights off inside and this looks like a haunted house or a scene from a...
by eburress
26 Dec 2017 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 26
Views: 3314

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I love the project as it's been proposed and hopefully the compromise they settle on keeps much of the spirit of this original proposal.
by eburress
22 Dec 2017 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Cbdallas wrote:I like the energy this brings to that side of downtown.


So do I! I didn't realize how dark that portion of the skyline was before now.
by eburress
21 Dec 2017 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)
Replies: 73
Views: 10576

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

Man, I hope this doesn't get cancelled. This is the project I'm most excited about, maybe even more so than the AMLI Fountain Place tower.
by eburress
21 Dec 2017 00:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6255

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 eburress
20 Dec 2017 18:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6255

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 zestimates...
by eburress
20 Dec 2017 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6255

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 is...
by eburress
20 Dec 2017 15:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6255

Re: Museum Tower

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. It's not about belief, it's j...
by eburress
20 Dec 2017 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6255

Re: Museum Tower

Tucy wrote:You can believe whatever makes you happy.


What are you talking about? Which part of this has anything to do with "belief?"
by eburress
20 Dec 2017 12:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 192
Views: 16314

Re: Legacy West

Yeah, that part of LA's Downtown is definitely gentrifying, but it still has a ways to go. GCM is pretty cool though and is reminiscent of markets in many EU cities.
by eburress
20 Dec 2017 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6255

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 eburress
20 Dec 2017 10:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Depending how foundations were laid, what the ground underneath a building is like, etc, it is possible to extend a structure downward, in this case potentially doubling the capacity of an underground parking structure. I hadn't heard anything about this though and it's certainly not trivial to do so.
by eburress
19 Dec 2017 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Re: AT&T Discovery District

The blue works with so many of our sports teams featuring similar colors. :)
by eburress
19 Dec 2017 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6255

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 eburress
18 Dec 2017 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

How interesting that the South and West Dallas areas are losing density, even though those areas seem to be blowing up with new, dense residential projects. Is my perception of the growth/increased density in the Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves areas overstated, or is there some other factor contrib...
by eburress
18 Dec 2017 12:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

How interesting that the South and West Dallas areas are losing density, even though those areas seem to be blowing up with new, dense residential projects. Is my perception of the growth/increased density in the Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves areas overstated, or is there some other factor contribu...
by eburress
18 Dec 2017 09:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 43
Views: 6922

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I wonder what we can do to get more street life in the Design District. The question is cliche in Dallas, I know, since it's been asked about so many neighborhoods throughout the city. I guess maybe it's by comparison to these now much more active 'hoods that the DD appears like such a ghost town.
by eburress
18 Dec 2017 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 25449

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

Awesome about the glass and also the Star Wars reference, cowboyeagle! haha
by eburress
13 Dec 2017 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6255

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 eburress
13 Dec 2017 15:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 204
Views: 20916

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

DMN architecture critic Mark Lamster on Novel Deep Ellum: "this is how you destroy a city" Oh Lawd.... Really? "Destroy a city"? Are you kidding me? Have a viewpoint and express your opinion, sure... But you kinda loose all credibility with a statement like that. What a drama qu...
by eburress
13 Dec 2017 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 204
Views: 20916

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

DMN architecture critic Mark Lamster on Novel Deep Ellum: "this is how you destroy a city" I'd be interested to hear how he figures that. It seems to me that projects like this are how you reinvigorate a city. His take (in my words): Replacing a significant portion (that's a BIG block) of...
by eburress
12 Dec 2017 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 204
Views: 20916

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

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


I'd be interested to hear how he figures that. It seems to me that projects like this are how you reinvigorate a city.
by eburress
11 Dec 2017 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 204
Views: 20916

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Yeah, what a great-looking project! It's really incredible, the transformation Deep Ellum has experienced over the last 10-15 years.
by eburress
11 Dec 2017 08:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6255

Re: Museum Tower

Yeah, it doesn't seem the MT people are nearly as worried about their sales as are people on this forum.
by eburress
11 Dec 2017 08:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 51
Views: 7350

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Jasimm wrote:Dallas Dream Hotel- Opening 2020 according to an article celebrating the new Palm Springs Dream Hotel groundbreaking.


That's encouraging! Also, I'm excited about a Palm Springs Dream - I didn't realize one was opening there but I'm in Palm Springs pretty often, so that's awesome!

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