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by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 2131

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

^beginning at CityPlace, I would like to see TxDOT handle the future of I-345 as a super access road, designed to enhance and favor the downtown area street grids.
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 11:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Stacy Green
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Re: Allen: Stacy Green

^I know there's some good science to guide line drawing, and I'm really only aware of growth boundaries by that name happening in Portland. Over the years, I've been treated to private messages from at least two forum participants regarding urban growth boundaries. One mentioned actual interest from...
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 9796

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

^word I'm hopeful that what we've seen in renderings for some of these recent projects is the start. Harry Hines/McKinnon is as much an awful commuter raceway as it is an outstanding point of access. I have little doubt minimal tweaks to the side streets and Harwood could create a system of vehicula...
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 10:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Stacy Green
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Re: Allen: Stacy Green

It's funny to me on a slightly personal note; I have a cousin who's lived in Plano for ~30 years, and about 15 years ago her mom moved to Allen to be close to family but still out of town and in the country. I suggested Allen might have couple decades of rural life left. Anecdotes like this are comm...
by tamtagon
07 Sep 2018 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 9796

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

^In addition to vast square footage of dedicated parking, Harwood and Victory Park built commercial service, entertainment, dining and retail space as an amenity for the office tenants. At some point, the amenities spaces will be able to focus more and more on the resident population of the area, ba...
by tamtagon
06 Sep 2018 12:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 51
Views: 5050

Re: Homelessness

It is depressing.
by tamtagon
06 Sep 2018 09:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 60
Views: 7641

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Has anything in that space lasted very long since Flips?
by tamtagon
04 Sep 2018 06:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 51
Views: 5050

Re: Homelessness

^thank you, posts moved
by tamtagon
03 Sep 2018 12:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection
Replies: 15
Views: 1046

Re: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection

To complain that people use it to pass through the neighborhood is like the people who move next an airport and complain about the noise. Well, just like Deep Ellum... a neighborhood with a history of harboring minorities, currently famous for bars and nightclubs, debauchery and perversions, and ed...
by tamtagon
03 Sep 2018 12:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 51
Views: 5050

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

While there homeless people I've Never seen them camp out on sidewalks or go in public. The downtown patrol is good about policing that. Only the stew pot and the presbyteryian church has that problem. I'm in DT all-day everyday. Your experience seems anecdotal. Admittedly I'm on the Deep Ellum sid...
by tamtagon
03 Sep 2018 08:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 51
Views: 5050

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Maybe the city should put all the homeless people on a bus to California, would that help? The Bridge is an attempt to help a homeless population created by a society which allows the condition to exist out of hand in the first place. The Bridge needs a Parkland Hospital clinic expansion, The Bridge...
by tamtagon
02 Sep 2018 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 95
Views: 19933

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

It seems like the finished products are starting to look more and more like the renderings Harwood Int'l teases us with. We may eventually get some stellar eye candy after all!
by tamtagon
02 Sep 2018 09:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 51
Views: 5050

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I did see a disturbing homeless issue one day while driving north on Harwood at Commerce. A homeless person staggered out into the middle of the intersection, could barely stand up while trying to cross at an angle. Stopped in the middle of the intersection, stopped all traffic and almost fell down...
by tamtagon
01 Sep 2018 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1636

Re: 1700 Pacific

Flying Biscuit is super popular in Atlanta.
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2018 19:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66064

Re: Victory Park 3.0

circa 1980, yes
by tamtagon
31 Aug 2018 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66064

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^ya, something like that. I think I've expressed the signpost idea in the NorthPark and.or park Lane thread(s). In the merger of highway suburban development with pedestrian urban development, I see Central Expressway as the New Millennial "Main Street" of downtown Dallas (Stemmons Corrido...
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 40128

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

This will be another Fortune 500 HQ downtown. I’m not seeing this company on the Fortune 500 list... am I missing it? Boston based Steward merged with Nashville area IASIS in 2017, projected annual revenue in 2018 almost ~8 Billion. Probably central location brought the big wigs to Dallas? https://...
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 18:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 40128

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

This will be another Fortune 500 HQ downtown.
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66064

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^sure, I totally get that, and I enthusiastically agree. But, as a downtown Dallas master-planned development, Victory Park needs an unmistakable symbol, way finder, skyline spike of starchitecture. At some point, much of the pretentious wannaby truism about Dallas will transition to the harder-tryi...
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66064

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^It should be both.
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66064

Re: Victory Park 3.0

well, Victory Park sure could use a better skyline exclamation, what's wrong with 1,000?
by tamtagon
29 Aug 2018 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 16
Views: 1461

Re: Preston Center

...or look more closely at what's already available in the neighborhood and see if the shopping list needs modification to break the habits and learned behavior also considered as that uber-convenient, on-demand suburban shopping expectation. haha doesn't seem like, really, but I am agreeing with co...
by tamtagon
27 Aug 2018 08:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 454
Views: 71899

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Doesn't BSW have a huge admin office downtown? I wonder if this is a replacement.

Still have no idea why they want to remove the park.
by tamtagon
26 Aug 2018 21:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Paper or Plastic (or not)?
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Paper or Plastic (or not)?

^thank you, I did a search like that and saw much of the same thing. I should have already know that. I guess I'm proud of my own personal habit with regard to recycling, generating the least possible trash, consuming locally produced whatever as much as possible.... just didn't even think to learn ...
by tamtagon
26 Aug 2018 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 91
Views: 22058

Re: Dallas: Medical District

fell through, went back up for sale, I think the whole process started over again....
by tamtagon
26 Aug 2018 12:33
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: FW/Dallas Trellis, Pergola, & Brise-Soleil
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: FW/Dallas Trellis, Pergola, & Brise-Soleil

After seeing the video and agreeing with buildingwithlegs' comment, I thought ATT would need more shade through out the plaza.
by tamtagon
25 Aug 2018 21:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Paper or Plastic (or not)?
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Paper or Plastic (or not)?

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Because plastic is cheaper. Ironically plastic bags are generally more environmentally friendly than paper.


how, or in what way?
by tamtagon
25 Aug 2018 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 123
Views: 21564

Re: AT&T Discovery District

hahaha I just saw the 88 and remembered the good times, back before the turn of the century when the Cowboys were good. I cannot believe it's been so long since the Cowboys got deep into the play offs. One part of this streetscaping reminded me of what was once proposed for much of Main Street. Hope...
by tamtagon
24 Aug 2018 22:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 123
Views: 21564

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Michael Irving on the video screen!
by tamtagon
24 Aug 2018 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1636

Re: 1700 Pacific

CTroyMathis wrote:The Seventeen Hundred. New apartment tower name in 2022. ; )


Great. Now I'm obsessing over my three level penthouse with east and west-facing balconies.... the sunset watching parties, the sunrise watching parties, tracking the planes coming and going at Love Field. :ugeek:
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 20:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 15763

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

reminds me of a group I like, Throbbing Gristle
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 19:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 15763

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

When I think of brisket, gross globs of fat is the first thing that comes to mind. Gag me with a spoon, totally. I presume a great many folks love Texas BBQ, including me. In fact, Texas brisket was one of the things I was most looking forward to before moving here a few years ago from North Caroli...
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 15763

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

When I think of brisket, gross globs of fat is the first thing that comes to mind. Gag me with a spoon, totally
gross globs of fat.jpg
.
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 107
Views: 16926

Re: Parking Garages

I've forgotten which of the new garages is supposed to the the most luxurious....
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 76
Views: 11689

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

They're holding until the iron is hottest, up to a decade. The HQ2 cavalcade has focused and highlighted three parts of downtown - Reunion-Convention Center, Victory Park-West End, Smart Dallas (City Hall-Convention Center) - and these three will rule the massive scale development. Spire could sell ...
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 13481

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

I really like the idea that Harwood Dallas would start a hotel - Dallas Beverly Hills London Zurich
by tamtagon
23 Aug 2018 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 15763

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I've never really liked BBQ, and, like, when a Texas pro-sport team in competing for the big title, I do not understand why, when municipal leaders ceremoniously bet on the outcome, the ones in Texas always wager BBQ. That's just lame. A delicious plate of tacos, enchiladas, beans and rice is way be...
by tamtagon
22 Aug 2018 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128047

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Here's a story about Atlanta & Amazon from Jacksonville Florida:

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/flor ... /817494257
by tamtagon
22 Aug 2018 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 13481

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

A lot of the Field-Moody-Pearl mess is rooted in the DNT-Harry Hines-McKinnon mess; one gigantic knot strung out over a couple blocks bunched at either end. No more one way streets, reworking DNT-Oak Lawn-Harry Hines cluster provides better vehicular movement, returns some land to Reverchon Park and...
by tamtagon
21 Aug 2018 09:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 249
Views: 29389

Re: DART D2 Subway

I guess public transportation is the sort of welfare swamp the current administration meant to drain.
by tamtagon
21 Aug 2018 09:39
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 1976

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

dude, sweet

too bad we cannot have both
by tamtagon
20 Aug 2018 10:00
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 8743

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Tunneling a moving sidewalk from the terminal to the train station and SW HQ would be the quickest route, but I still prefer an elevated people mover. Elevated with big windows so people get a good look at the Dallas Skyline, whooped around the runway with a Mockingbird @ Denton Drive so that retail...
by tamtagon
20 Aug 2018 09:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 71
Views: 9028

Re: Texas Live!

I guess the prices should be expected with something like this. If Texas Live! succeeds, it does so by helping tourists capture a taste of a stereotypic land that exists only on TV and in Nashville bro-country songs. Instead of highlighting North Texas businesses, most of the food and drink joints h...
by tamtagon
19 Aug 2018 09:40
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 169
Views: 22380

Re: Trinity River Park

I think the focus should be on supporting a reWILDing effort between the levees. This is the ONLY option in my world. Somewhere along the way, I do want a shelf or podium park full of all the bells and whistles, but the length of the river channeled by levees should be keystone source of the region...
by tamtagon
19 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2832

Re: 900 Main

If McDonalds was on top of things, that unit would be a primary test kitchen for the brand. Choice making among young adults is showing greater independence from the rearing generation; purchasing preferences for the next generation will be revealed in the downtown settings in Sunbelt cities.
by tamtagon
16 Aug 2018 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 21
Views: 2065

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Isnt ablon a car? No, you're thinking of the Toyota Avalon. Ablon is a poetic or literary term for Britain or England. I thought Ablon was a like mythical magic lion, who helps good children find their way. Probably British. Kinda hard to believe that at last the Galleria area is really starting to...
by tamtagon
16 Aug 2018 12:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 717
Views: 114448

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Las Colinas needs a good museum.
by tamtagon
15 Aug 2018 18:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 454
Views: 71899

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

...so, there's no where else to put this building?
by tamtagon
15 Aug 2018 10:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 454
Views: 71899

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I think it sucks almost as much as anyone, but I also think it was a matter time, so whatever. I suppose the solution would be for one or a collection of the art philanthropist to sponsor the artists in a studio-loft warehouse... that would never work. Artists and musicians have been pioneers and th...
by tamtagon
15 Aug 2018 10:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 410
Views: 81597

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

It's funny to remember all the angst and anticipation we had while Azure was being marketed. That one project marking what many forum observers saw as a significant threshold, rounding the corner leaving stagnant on the way to verdant. Even Amli Quadrangle seemed like something of a baby step. And n...

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