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by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 25
Views: 4762

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

I wonder what type of assumptions we can make about the leasing rates at The Ascent and Skyhouse 2 if they are already going ahead with this project? Does anyone know what the occupancy rates look like at those two relatively new buildings? I take it that they must be quite good if Hines thinks the...
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 479
Views: 117960

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

20th level, more glass and glass making an appearance on the north side.
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 484
Views: 98978

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

That's a very long building. Interesting design.
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:40
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Arlington: I-30/TX 360 interchange redo
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Arlington: I-30/TX 360 interchange redo

This seems like a really slow project.
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 25
Views: 4762

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Have they even started digging yet? How many times have we seen a tower rendering that is generally viewed as "hate it" turn out to be pretty nice and let's not forget how many times sometime was loved in the rendering and turns into something less attractive. Maybe we should see what it r...
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 12:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 268
Views: 50590

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

How many employees would that be? Any indication?
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 25
Views: 4762

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Dallas' high-rise apartment boom still has thousands of units on the way

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -units-way
by Tnexster
08 Nov 2018 19:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 25
Views: 4762

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Ok so closer examination, looks like the W is 439 feet while the Victor will be 453 so it will be 14 feet taller.
by Tnexster
08 Nov 2018 19:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 25
Views: 4762

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Seems like a fairly nice looking building, will have to see how it looks as it goes up. I can't get a real good feel for the height, seems fairly close to the W or maybe taller but not by much.
by Tnexster
07 Nov 2018 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 90764

Re: Victory Park 3.0

So with the Hines tower and then the proposed Harwood office tower, we could have 4 towers going up at the same time in the 40 story range?
by Tnexster
07 Nov 2018 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 90764

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:There's still more room to grow in VP. Did Hillwood start his office building ?


Don't believe so.
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 180817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I wonder how many developers have been holding their cards close just hoping for that golden goose... I mean, surely there are projects that were dependent on Amazon (particularly, the large pie in the sky stuff), but I suspect there were many more (even if smaller) deals waiting in the wings for A...
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 180817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Even if Amazon played us, Dallas can learn from the HQ2 search

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/edit ... hq2-search
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 14326

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

So they backed it down to about 43-45 floors?
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 180817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I have been very flat about this process from the beginning and now that it is over am pleased they did not come here. We are better off gathering a multitude of smaller deals with smaller numbers than one gigantic gorilla that can then tell the city what to do. Too many good things are happening he...
by Tnexster
06 Nov 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 180817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just glad this is over and done and everyone can move on.
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 180817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

One of the advantages of having the HSR link to Houston....according to experts....is that it has the effect of making DFW and Houston/College Station a single market. I have heard that before, have some doubt but who knows, maybe there are some people that would commute that way and being so close ...
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 180817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Look at that Dallas location. It's across the street from the DART station, on top of the street car line into oak cliff and directly adjacent to the HSR connection. If you desire those types of connections you don't get better in Dallas.
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 180817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I think this on top of the other news today greatly increases the odds that it's landing here and DC.
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 180817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 Evenly Between Two Cities

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-pla ... _lead_pos1
by Tnexster
05 Nov 2018 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 90764

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Wow, this is good news for VP. Another parking lot goes away and makes room for more residents.
by Tnexster
31 Oct 2018 09:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 268
Views: 50590

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Is this Tennessee-based public company planning to move its HQ to Dallas? https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/10/30/freds-memphis-headquarters-relocation-dallas.html A Memphis-based public company may have its sights set on a headquarters relocation to Dallas, the business's job postings i...
by Tnexster
31 Oct 2018 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard
Replies: 25
Views: 6039

Re: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard

Well, what's so wrong with it and I ask with complete curiosity? They've done some nice work on the lobby (i.e. nice seating, new Starbucks) but it's still dark with lots of brass. The tenant floors we looked at were very dated (I'm sure they will be updated as tenants turn over and renew). The tre...
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 103
Views: 19272

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

I'm not a huge fan of the design but will see it looks when as it goes up. At least it isn't another box which is a welcome change. Rolex across the street turned out nice so hoping this does too.
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 15:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Gate
Replies: 14
Views: 2941

Re: Frisco: The Gate

Minneapolis builder plans offices in Frisco's $700 million Gate project

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... te-project
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 14:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 268
Views: 50590

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

California company moving HQ to Las Colinas amid growth, hiring surge https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/10/30/dealersocket-las-colinas.html Another California company is moving its headquarters to the Dallas area. And this time, it’s one at the intersection of the technology and automoti...
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 329
Views: 64444

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Texas Bullet Train named top North American infrastructure project

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... jects.html
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 329
Views: 64444

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

wow. the Cali bullet train has gotten out of control. This is why it needs to be ran by a private company and investors and not the government. It cant even go high speed when and if finished because all the towns it has to stop in. Train to no where. That's pretty much the way it will be in Texas ...
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 103
Views: 19272

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

I guess white is the new beige here in Dallas.
by Tnexster
30 Oct 2018 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 145
Views: 39428

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Got a chance to see the glass this morning. Looks nice from what I could see but need to see a larger section.
by Tnexster
29 Oct 2018 17:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 107
Views: 22141

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

I happened to be in the one on South Carrier in GP recently and it is undergoing a major upgrade so that one must be doing well.
by Tnexster
29 Oct 2018 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 14
Views: 3388

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

KDC......lets hope they do something really great with this property. A new high rise on the south rim of downtown would be awesome and anything that would flood that part of downtown with new residents.
by Tnexster
29 Oct 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 107
Views: 22141

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Albertsons and Tom Thumb are each closing two unprofitable stores in Dallas-Fort Worth

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... fort-worth
by Tnexster
26 Oct 2018 16:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 81550

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

eburress wrote:You've got a good view of this and Artelier...thanks for the photo! Incidentally, is that a gash in the roof of the parking garage across the street or am I just seeing things?


I believe it is water reflecting the windows of the building across the street from 2000 Ross.
by Tnexster
26 Oct 2018 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 81550

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

SO they are working the roof, been looking to see if it looks like they intend to go up higher and so far it's been hard to tell. I don't see that substantial rebar pushing up like we were seeing before which leads me to think they are not. I have seen some but not a lot. Maybe somebody else can get...
by Tnexster
26 Oct 2018 09:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard
Replies: 25
Views: 6039

Re: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard

ArtVandelay wrote:I don't see the appeal to this building. It didn't even make the cut for us when we were looking.


I work in Ross Tower and like it real well, for those that drive and park its easy and for those that live downtown its convenient. I have worked in buildings in Dallas that have much less to offer.
by Tnexster
25 Oct 2018 14:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 125
Views: 25362

Re: Parking Garages

That's actually worse. It's probably way too much garage space too. I wish they would at the very least cover these things up or even make them a living wall.
by Tnexster
25 Oct 2018 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 125
Views: 25362

Re: Parking Garages

^Ugh....wish they would have at least bricked it to make it look a bit more like the building.
by Tnexster
25 Oct 2018 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 125
Views: 25362

Re: Parking Garages

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
ContriveDallasite wrote:It's a small step forward, but no way this parking garage would have retail 5+ years ago.

The exposed garage with no masking is atrocious. Absolutely cheap, kills the charm of the historical buildings nearby.


Is that the finished product? Looks like it's still under construction.
by Tnexster
24 Oct 2018 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 125
Views: 25362

Re: Parking Garages

Dallas Is Over-Parked https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2018/october/dallas-is-over-parked/ In its Dallas-area properties, which includes Granite Park in Plano, Granite has an average parking ratio of 3.24 per 1,000. Yet, only 2.05 per 1,000 are being used, according to its findings. Spe...
by Tnexster
23 Oct 2018 21:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 90764

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yes it was open Sunday but that seems odd that they were closed a couple days before that. Maybe they had an issue that forced them to close for a day? Maybe?
by Tnexster
23 Oct 2018 18:54
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 44
Views: 5748

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

Renderings Emerge for 30-Story Alexan Apartment Tower at 11th & Sabine

https://austin.towers.net/renderings-em ... th-sabine/

Parked across the street from the Sheraton this will totally dominate that area.
by Tnexster
23 Oct 2018 18:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 90764

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Good grief I just went there on Sunday, glad I did. But, I will say this...I took some family from out of town to some of the same places we have been before. It's been years since we have been to VP and it was dead as a doornail on Sunday afternoon. WV still knocks it out of the park and VP doesn't.
by Tnexster
23 Oct 2018 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 479
Views: 117960

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

Also, they appear to be working on a retail space on the lower level of the garage. Work started this week and the windows have been covered up as of today.
by Tnexster
23 Oct 2018 15:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Lake Cities - Southlake & Westlake
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Lake Cities - Southlake & Westlake

Schwab plans to double its Westlake campus for thousands of workers

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ds-workers
by Tnexster
23 Oct 2018 15:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 329
Views: 64444

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

$77B bullet train officials approve central California stretch https://www.constructiondive.com/news/77b-bullet-train-officials-approve-central-california-stretch/540099/ Dive Insight: Despite optimism on the part of the authority's board members, the bullet train project faces more obstacles than ...
by Tnexster
23 Oct 2018 14:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 479
Views: 117960

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

Working on level 17 this week, amazing how fast this is rising now that the garage base is largely done. Glass starting showing up on the south face of the garage as well as the west.
by Tnexster
23 Oct 2018 14:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 186
Views: 41932

Re: DFW Economy

I don't know when it happened, maybe after Toyota moved here but it seems like Dallas is firing on 12 cylinders these days. Actually I would say Dallas-Plano more than anywhere else.
by Tnexster
23 Oct 2018 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard
Replies: 25
Views: 6039

Re: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard

600 more people in Ross Tower is a good number of new people floating around here looking for coffee and lunch. Not to mention those that may choose to find a place to live nearby.

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