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by Tnexster
21 Nov 2018 08:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 348
Views: 63118

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

dallaz wrote:Any updates?


I drive by it all the time and can see they are working in there but beyond that no. It's interesting that they have a Twitter page and post nothing about the building.
by Tnexster
21 Nov 2018 08:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 430
Views: 90907

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

I can sort of understand the east face since it faces another garage but the north side will eventually face Hillwood's tower....and maybe they think that will just be a giant parking podium so why bother.
by Tnexster
20 Nov 2018 20:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 80
Views: 12546

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

$2B Frisco project off the foreclosure auction block

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... block.html
by Tnexster
20 Nov 2018 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0

Ugh. It's like any older building with some level of architectural finesse in this city has a huge target on it for bulldozers, while insignificant buildings get a free pass. I can already imagine in my mind the boring, safe, glass and EIFS box that Freeman has in mind for the site of this beautifu...
by Tnexster
20 Nov 2018 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 430
Views: 90907

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

clubtokyo wrote:Will the whole base be all glass? If so that is an amazing way to cover the garage.


Actually no, they are covering the west and south facing portions, partial on the north side and even less on the east side facing the other garage.

Also, the crane appears to have been raised recently.
by Tnexster
19 Nov 2018 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 951
Views: 143698

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

24M square feet of possibility: Here’s what downtown Dallas could have looked like if Amazon had moved in Lot's of "what ifs" here and it's behind the paywall but you can see they were thinking big. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/11/18/24m-square-feet-of-possibility-here-s-w...
by Tnexster
18 Nov 2018 18:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 146
Views: 37777

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

It is a nice looking development, I have not looked around to see how easy it will be for people to walk down here from locations up McKinney although maybe it isn't too bad. I kind of like the way it is oriented so as to shield the central area from the sun in the afternoons.
by Tnexster
16 Nov 2018 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 951
Views: 143698

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas may have lost Amazon, but downtown was still a big winner

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... big-winner
by Tnexster
16 Nov 2018 15:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 430
Views: 90907

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

Just checked, it's at 20 with work starting on 21 on one side. 22/23 will be the halfway point but there is a rather significant point on the top to consider as well.
by Tnexster
16 Nov 2018 15:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 52
Views: 11959

Re: West Dallas Developments

At some point I heard that they were getting a Sprouts up in that area? I have seen this building and have wondered what it is going to be. It kind of looks two level in some parts so not sure it would be a grocery store.
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 16:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)

I think the major reason for the YOY decline on the A-Train is the completion of I-35E construction. Traffic flows better than it ever has so a good chunk of people who rode the train switched back to their car. I do agree that extending it down to Belt Line is a way to increase ridership, making i...
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 139
Views: 34678

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

October 2018 5 units sold. 31 sold in 11 months. 127 remaining. So at this rate? Are you going to do your sellout estimation? Wasn't really planning on it, because I don't have developer sell-out projections to measure against (or the amateur projections made by forum members). But I'm happy to run...
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 139
Views: 34678

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

Tucy wrote:October 2018

5 units sold. 31 sold in 11 months. 127 remaining.


So at this rate? Are you going to do your sellout estimation?
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 15:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: The Link at Uptown

Nice little park across the street, couple more restaurants planned at the base. Guess we'll see.
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 313
Views: 61340

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Starting to see a bunch of rebar sticking up out of the fresh roof, hope that means they intend to keep moving up.
by Tnexster
15 Nov 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: The Link at Uptown

Nice find, I have always wondered when that little office building might get spotted for a new high rise project.
by Tnexster
14 Nov 2018 14:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 313
Views: 61340

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What is this like 10 acres of parking? Or is it even more than that?
by Tnexster
14 Nov 2018 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 951
Views: 143698

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Jesus Christ! This is a horrible deal for New York. Thank goodness azon didn't choose Dallas. I'd say we've dodged a bullet. Dallas/Texas offer was $1.2b for the entire 50k HQ. NY is paying over $1.5b for half the 'pie'. I honestly am satisfied with our offer, and I tend to think the only reason NY...
by Tnexster
13 Nov 2018 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 951
Views: 143698

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Honestly, I don't think the CBD needs a massive office tenant to move in. What it needs are another twenty midrise residential. I'm not even talking 20-30 stories... If we could get 10-12 story residential (rental and condo) to fill in some of the lots, downtown will make a success story out of its...
by Tnexster
13 Nov 2018 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 313
Views: 61340

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

So work on the roof continues, I swear this is the largest parking garage in the city....but they are clearly placing a decent sized wall around the roof and there is some indication that they are still moving up. They have been setting some forms in various places on the roof, just not sure what th...
by Tnexster
13 Nov 2018 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 951
Views: 143698

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Is Alphabet still scouting for another big base of operation? The three sites most interesting to Amazon are three sites that seem of particular interest to the energy industry, pulling Dallas and Houston closer together than ever before - if that train gets on track. I thought this was the answer ...
by Tnexster
12 Nov 2018 08:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 16
Views: 1846

Re: Preston Center

We can free Preston Center from the 1960s

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... nter-1960s
by Tnexster
11 Nov 2018 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 951
Views: 143698

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If talent trumps all for Amazon HQ2, will Dallas have enough of it?https://www.dallasnews.com/business/amazon/2018/11/11/talent-trumps-amazon-hq2-will-dallas-enough
by Tnexster
11 Nov 2018 14:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development

This would certainly help solidify the next major business center going up the tollway that never seems to end. Wonder what is after this?
by Tnexster
09 Nov 2018 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 17
Views: 2125

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: 430
Views: 90907

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: 456
Views: 79716

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: 265

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: 17
Views: 2125

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: 235
Views: 39169

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: 17
Views: 2125

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: 17
Views: 2125

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: 17
Views: 2125

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: 455
Views: 73455

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: 455
Views: 73455

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: 951
Views: 143698

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: 951
Views: 143698

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: 11468

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: 951
Views: 143698

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: 951
Views: 143698

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: 951
Views: 143698

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: 951
Views: 143698

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: 951
Views: 143698

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: 951
Views: 143698

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: 455
Views: 73455

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: 235
Views: 39169

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: 5021

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: 15814

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.

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