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by tamtagon
24 Jul 2018 10:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 266
Views: 37609

Re: Legacy West

I think the good folks living in Plano and administering the municipality will realize the need to pair, bundle and contain the massive employment 'districts' with an equal residential component, otherwise the result will be like downtown Dallas in the decades leading up to the turn of the century.
by tamtagon
24 Jul 2018 10:42
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 43
Views: 4941

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

If the BN sticks, we'll see plenty of permanent stuff make its way in. Only way to do that is to kick a lot of homeowners out. The newness of that place is starting to fade. Saw some guys with an AK47(Romanian AK) down at First Tee last week shooting into a gravel pit. They were drinking beer, smok...
by tamtagon
23 Jul 2018 19:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 266
Views: 37609

Re: Legacy West

:)
by tamtagon
23 Jul 2018 13:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 266
Views: 37609

Re: Legacy West

North Texas is really setting the standard for Sunbelt population cities. Fort Worth seems like it's finally getting on the train, activating the pre-air conditioning downtown setting; Dallas has certainly realized a return to the ways of higher population density, and that downtown has a solid foun...
by tamtagon
23 Jul 2018 10:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 166
Views: 17907

Re: Trinity River Park

Retaining wall, shelf, terrace.... all are almost certain to play a critical role as the park slowly slowly comes together. Flood control is first and foremost the function of the open land. The section(s) of the flood-way re-constructed for use by people as playground, athletic fields, park-plaza-p...
by tamtagon
21 Jul 2018 07:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 66
Views: 10934

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

People used to be skeptical about Uptown. Now there's plans to demolish the first apartments and replace them with something bigger and better. Trinity Groves will match the renderings in the same way the Victory Park matched the it's renderings, I don't that West Dallas can support the bad-assed Tr...
by tamtagon
20 Jul 2018 12:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 166
Views: 17907

Re: Trinity River Park

Harold Simmons Park, named for the billionaire nuclear waste disposal magnate, was born from a $50 million gift from his widow, Annette Simmons. The Conservancy got $10 million up front, but the other $40 million is locked up pending naming rights, establishment of a governance structure to build a...
by tamtagon
19 Jul 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57259

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

This tone and scale of this place is just fine. The pics and description sure make it seem fancy, but I stayed at one in New Orleans once that seemed upscale for a hostel by the description and pictures, but the place was simply exactly what it should have been. The private room and bed I splurged f...
by tamtagon
19 Jul 2018 09:24
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

I'd rather be top five with a championship in the last 3 years.... How nice for Jerry Jones that he's making so much money, capping off a generation with a couple play-off wins.
by tamtagon
17 Jul 2018 21:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21438

Re: Museum Tower

^I thought 16 was kinda low. Maybe the DMN statement was city...? whatev
by tamtagon
17 Jul 2018 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Renaissance Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Downtown Dallas: Renaissance Tower

I wouldn't mind the old skyscrapers staying as they were, no retro-fitting lighting on Fountain Place and most other buildings not initially planned with a nighttime color profile or lighting scheme. The new skyscrapers and highrises can get the display worked into the design from the ground-floor (...
by tamtagon
17 Jul 2018 08:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21438

Re: Museum Tower

There are also quite a few homes for sale for more than $10 Million, a price level not seen in the high rise condo market, so far as we are aware. Source? How many homes are currently listed at $10 million+? Here's a snapshot of the million dollar home sales: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea...
by tamtagon
15 Jul 2018 11:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 169
Views: 27805

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Precluding another economic meltdown soon, I would expect the height of both Flora Olive Tower and AMLI Fountain Place will be exceeded by another residential tower.
by tamtagon
13 Jul 2018 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57259

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

It's a good sign, having a hostel in Deep Ellum. It ought to do very well.
by tamtagon
11 Jul 2018 10:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 674
Views: 92539

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

...I realize the news looks bad (that is what Billy Bob wants), but it doesn't define this development. In the end, the failure of Big Beat will make this place better off than it was before. After the false start(s?) over the years, it's a just little curious that Billy Bob wanted to be part the d...
by tamtagon
10 Jul 2018 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21438

Re: Museum Tower

There are also quite a few homes for sale for more than $10 Million, a price level not seen in the high rise condo market, so far as we are aware. Source? How many homes are currently listed at $10 million+? I knew eventually you would acknowledge the threshold I excitedly pointed out, thinly veile...
by tamtagon
10 Jul 2018 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21438

Re: Museum Tower

I will say, though, that even I don't to know if Dallas will ever have apartments reaching an appraised value comparable to estates like that one Beal bought from Hicks . Funny you would say this when earlier you told us that "Dallas has now become a place where the most expensive condos are a...
by tamtagon
10 Jul 2018 09:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 360
Views: 64604

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

If the CBD is the part of downtown inside the highway loop, is the population on track for 5-7% per year for the next several years?
by tamtagon
10 Jul 2018 09:21
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lowest Stemmons Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1964

Re: Lowest Stemmons Project

...Originally for the past 20 yrs, TxDOT was telling the city there was no way to improve this section of the freeway without building the Trinity River Tollway... I thought this message was coming from the city's backers of the tollway. TxDOT position being the reconstruction will happen with or w...
by tamtagon
10 Jul 2018 08:46
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lowest Stemmons Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1964

Re: Lowest Stemmons Project

I hope Reverchon Park and Turtle Creek get a boost out of this highway reconstruction. Reworking the confluence of Harry Hines, Tollway and I-35 should daylight the creek to the Design District, improve traffic flow into the downtown area AND increase the size and appeal of the park -- less expensiv...
by tamtagon
09 Jul 2018 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 360
Views: 64604

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

The data presentations are whatever you want them to be, nuance, cherry-pick, slice-n-dice whatever... by now we probably all agree with that. Probably somewhere parameters are the same and the data derived under them will give fair charts, graphs and tables for comparison. Distance, density, amenit...
by tamtagon
09 Jul 2018 09:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 66
Views: 7971

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Sweet rooftop patio!
by tamtagon
08 Jul 2018 20:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 112
Views: 18413

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

^dead end in the literal sense, the streets do not go thru, they are blocked.
by tamtagon
08 Jul 2018 12:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8454

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

^That sounds reasonable, backing up a lot of forum talk. If the softening continues, the remaining big relocations that happen will be able to move uniqueness to the list of requirements instead of preferences. Should that happen, the suburban sites are diminished because no matter how different the...
by tamtagon
07 Jul 2018 06:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 112
Views: 18413

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Bryan Place is a dead end neighborhood, and they're claiming the neighborhood is overrun with drunken patrons and their cars? I wonder if this is the same collection of residents who ten-ish years ago complained that the 20 story highrise in a proposed development with apartments, grocery store a co...
by tamtagon
06 Jul 2018 10:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 2058

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

I'm curious about these articles. I want to read them and all, but I have a feeling there's not much mentioned that hasn't already been more thoroughly discussed on this forum. Like, would my interest suffer during the read simply because it's a repeat?
by tamtagon
06 Jul 2018 09:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 43
Views: 2661

Re: Homelessness

gross Gross is having someone take a dump in the hallway of your building, or drop their pants and do the same in the street. Gross is having to explain to your son that the brown pile by the dumpster didn't come from a horse like he thought. Gross is watching a man jerk off into the grille of a ca...
by tamtagon
06 Jul 2018 09:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 168
Views: 25852

Re: DFW Economy

I guess we've seen this emerge for some time now, but can it be said that 'logistics' is to Dallas as oil is to Houston? ... Very compelling. ummmmm, unless politics hamstrings the state's economy: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/trade/2018/07/06/much-money-line-no-corner-texas-untouched-after-...
by tamtagon
06 Jul 2018 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 52657

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

Developers in Dallas should expect to contribute to a parks & recreation fund just like many other cities, and part of that contribution needs to rebuild the pedestrian environment. People still have to walk from their vehicle to the final destination. The popularity of autonomous cars in the fu...
by tamtagon
05 Jul 2018 19:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57259

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

We may have the greatest army in the history of the world, but we have not won a war in generations. I'm sure the country of Kuwait, the people still alive in Kosovo, and dozens of my fellow soldiers... some friends, some family... some still serving, and some who paid the ultimate price have a ver...
by tamtagon
05 Jul 2018 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57259

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I don't really like graffiti that glamorizes or praises war. Patriotism is uplifting, critical and as easily manipulated as anything there is. We may have the greatest army in the history of the world, but we have not won a war in generations. How about a commissioned work that extends honor to the ...
by tamtagon
05 Jul 2018 09:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Reverchon Park

Dallas Damn-It! What's going to happen if the Southwest League doesn't make it? Look like there's a grand total of four teams lined up, each to play 112 games in the inaugural 2019 season. I'd love to see the league grow landing perhaps a couple dozen team in cities around the South Central US. A sm...
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2018 17:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 15295

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:^HEB will not move to Dallas


I certainly hope San Antonio will be headquarter of (annual revenue $23 Billion) HEB forever; HEB's Central Market Brand is already HQed in Dallas, I'm hoping McKinney becomes that HEB brand main office.
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2018 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 52657

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

Autonomous cars have to be parked somewhere. Sharing the autonomous cars certainly shows promise to reduce the number of vehicles per person are used, but the same used to be said about car pooling. On Demand Trip Taking, that's the behavior we seem to love and the behavior that will be serviced by ...
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2018 11:42
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 62
Views: 7222

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Even if they would not stick in a courtroom, I'd like to see charges brought against the people or person making the decisions that lead to a worthless bridge.
by tamtagon
04 Jul 2018 10:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 15295

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/curious-texas/2018/07/03/empty-grocery-store-primo-uptown-dallas-spot-curious-texas-finds "All I can tell you at this point is we are in [the] design phase with the developer and look forward to bringing our customers a true culinary destination," said Mabr...
by tamtagon
03 Jul 2018 12:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Reverchon Park

Dallas Will Soon Be Home to Pro Baseball & You Can Help Name the Team ! It's about time! and this is such a better location for a minor league team that some of the near-misses from a decade ago pushing for Farmers Market, Cedars and/or Reunion Arena area.... Fair Park would be great for a mino...
by tamtagon
03 Jul 2018 10:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 43
Views: 2661

Re: Homelessness

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Or bus tickets to california for about $120 a pop.


gross
by tamtagon
03 Jul 2018 10:02
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 168
Views: 25852

Re: DFW Economy

I guess we've seen this emerge for some time now, but can it be said that 'logistics' is to Dallas as oil is to Houston? What was once marketed as the Dallas Inland Port (among other names!) is thriving. One Los Angeles/Long Beach Port logistics company pioneered in South Dallas County with the Dall...
by tamtagon
02 Jul 2018 20:12
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 43
Views: 4941

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

If the BN sticks, we'll see plenty of permanent stuff make its way in.
by tamtagon
02 Jul 2018 09:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Adolphus Tower
Replies: 22
Views: 4640

Re: Downtown: Adolphus Tower

So nice to see downtown opening up onto the streets again. Soon, hopefully, we'll be taking about street renovations that consolidate peak commuting traffic to a handful of strategic thoroughfares rather than street renovations that expand and reclaim pockets of pedestrian environment into the exist...
by tamtagon
29 Jun 2018 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21438

Re: Museum Tower

I will say, though, that even I don't to know if Dallas will ever have apartments reaching an appraised value comparable to estates like that one Beal bought from Hicks . Could you imagine? Funny you would say this when earlier you told us that "Dallas has now become a place where the most exp...
by tamtagon
28 Jun 2018 12:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 168
Views: 25852

Re: DFW Economy

The future state of Ross Avenue is as revolutionary as it has ever been. Past live were chock full of dingy dirty warehouses, slimy used car dealerships, whorehouses, a silk stocking row of the finest homes in North Texas, an undesirable neighborhood that sheltered the beginnings of the North Texas ...
by tamtagon
27 Jun 2018 10:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Gate
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Frisco: The Gate

The Gate is the $5 Billion Mile component funded by Arabian Peninsula money, right?
by tamtagon
27 Jun 2018 08:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57259

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

And for those of us who live on those streets? You actually live off of Elm between Malcolm X and Good Latimer? The closures would only be from 11 PM - 3 AM on literally 2 nights of the week. As the article states, city officials should look to successful examples in Austin and Fort Worth. Maybe Ju...
by tamtagon
27 Jun 2018 05:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 178
Views: 28566

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Hannibal Lecter wrote:I've never been a fan of the new office tower. It's design and scale are totally inappropriate for the neighborhood.


I empathize with this, but the neighborhood is changing, Epic is the new scale.
by tamtagon
27 Jun 2018 05:48
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: 2045 Mobility Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 686

Re: 2045 Mobility Plan

Passenger rail service in densely populated cities should be as much of a funding priority to the State as highways for cars in rural communities. Allowing a handful of cities to collect an extra tax on residents is not creditworthy.

At the very least, the State should match construction funding.
by tamtagon
27 Jun 2018 05:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy East
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Legacy East

A while back we were looking for the part of town that'll be 'the next Uptown;' wouldn't it be great if it was Downtown Plano? All of a sudden mid & high rise residential building start popping up between the Red/Blue Line Station and the Cotton Belt 12st Street Stations planting a Transit Orien...
by tamtagon
26 Jun 2018 12:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21438

Re: Museum Tower

broad strokes
by tamtagon
26 Jun 2018 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 92
Views: 17853

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Virgin Hotel does seem like a pioneer in this location, think about it... the Market Center is HUGE with retail buying, and Design District is huge-for-the-region with custom work, galleries. The city is growing, making the placement of this hotel common sense to the point of why has the Anatole had...

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