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by tamtagon
20 Feb 2017 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 19523

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

After a while, it'll get a nice paint job, and that'll make a huge difference. I'd like for this building to light up at night by projection. With all those fin-thingies I bet it could look really happin, in a far out way.
by tamtagon
18 Feb 2017 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 91
Views: 22012

Re: Dallas: Medical District

tl-horizontal_main.jpg The fast food industry is a major component of industrialized diet providers creating a health epidemic, so I'm against it.... but I like the nostalgic marketing feel-good situation that could from a Big Thicket phenomena surrounding Love Field, that would be, like, strong re...
by tamtagon
17 Feb 2017 10:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Community Events
Replies: 0
Views: 956

Community Events

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2017/02/17/dallas-festival-ideas-will-focus-equity-april-29-gathering The Dallas Festival of Ideas will focus on equity in April 29 gathering Written by Brendan Meyer, How We Live ...third annual Dallas Festival of Ideas ... free, day-long festival on Saturday, ...
by tamtagon
17 Feb 2017 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 408
Views: 81222

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Residential Tower

Generally, I think view obstructions rules are best left to the Capitol Building in Austin and the Alamo (I guess).... but Fountain Place is my favorite skyscraper in Texas, and this would be one time I'd rather see much shorter buildings flanking the skyscraper, but if that's what Amli has in mind,...
by tamtagon
17 Feb 2017 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum of Street Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 3039

Museum of Street Culture

This deal was almost toast, but the Presbyterians managed to save it. By the sound of it, Dallas is getting something truly special, that doesn't need all the civic boosters telling us over and over again how special it is. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2017/02/15/2-million-gift-museum-stree...
by tamtagon
16 Feb 2017 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 59914

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

It sounds like they are suggesting that the new 10' sidewalks are a temporary improvement while retaining the current 4 travel lanes and reducing overall right-of-way to accommodate development. Why not take the opportunity to redesign/rebuild the street to 360 standards instead of waiting to do it...
by tamtagon
15 Feb 2017 22:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Crescent Uptown HD (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 7
Views: 1990

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Crescent Uptown HD (240 FT / 20 ST)

it's nice and all, but not very creative....
by tamtagon
14 Feb 2017 09:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 309
Views: 46904

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/02/14/texas-bullet-train-could-cost-taxpayers-21-5.html The liberterians do not believe Texans will ride a train between Dallas and Houston: Texas bullet train could cost taxpayers $21.5 billion, new report concludes Feb 14, 2017 Bill Hethcock - Staff Writ...
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2017 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 64
Views: 18133

Re: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower - 20 Floors

No Balconies on that side?
by tamtagon
12 Feb 2017 10:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 65
Views: 10374

Re: Fair Park

I thought I saw something in the DMN about the State Fair of Texas folks getting in hot water for covering up how they were spending money ... about the court diversions, excessive salaries.... there was also something else about SFoT failing to meet contractual obligations to Fair Park maintenance...
by tamtagon
11 Feb 2017 08:58
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 161
Views: 28477

Re: DFW Airport

Trump airport stimulus could speed construction of 6th terminal at DFW International http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/02/09/trump-airport-stimulus-could-speed-construction-of.html ...With the area’s population and economic growth, the airport’s existing 165 gates will not be enough to ha...
by tamtagon
10 Feb 2017 12:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Rankings and Quality of Life
Replies: 7
Views: 2048

Re: Rankings and Quality of Life

Lancaster Airport was once identified for such a conversion; I think the airport plans were getting attention around the same time BNSF was buying land for an intermodal terminal. BNSF still owns the land with plans to eventually join Union Pacific in the area.
by tamtagon
10 Feb 2017 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 91
Views: 22012

Re: Dallas: Medical District

What's depressing is we've reached the point and accepted it that projects like this are generally regarded as pie in the sky.... heat islands are bad - especially in Texas cities, thoroughfares and intersections which are very difficult to navigate on foot are just the way it is. Renovating this in...
by tamtagon
10 Feb 2017 09:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Rankings and Quality of Life
Replies: 7
Views: 2048

Re: Rankings and Quality of Life

A big multi-'player' inland port like Alliance Airport would be fantastic in South Dallas....
by tamtagon
10 Feb 2017 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 91
Views: 22012

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Thanks dfwcre8tive! This is fantastic, what an excellent way to make getting around UTSW much easier, convenient and pleasant. Entirely redefines potential for the Parkland Hopsital quadrant. I wonder if UTSW has long rang plans to take over the Salvation Army corner.... didn't Parkland or someone b...
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2017 22:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 62
Views: 12324

Re: Highland Park Village

so, like, where does Knox line up in the grand scheme, in the Dallas Hierarchy of shopping? Will it continue to trend toward home furnishings? Are these stores too brand centric for the Design District?
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2017 17:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 374
Views: 63185

Re: Northpark Center

^I like that much better, seems more suited. Also shows the evolution of shopping in Dallas, with these top names in shops outside the nice mall.
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2017 11:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 309
Views: 46904

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Interesting to consider how 2 hour, door to door, Riverwalk to Reunion train ride would reshape the I-35 corridor to the rest of the world - more so, I think, than the Dallas-Houston train, and only because I-35 corridor feels more natural as on contiguous experience with different places. Fort Wort...
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2017 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 372
Views: 67585

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Artists and musicians go in and make a crappy part of town cool but are eventually run out as the rents raise so they go to another part of town and the process starts over again. My worry is that we are running out of run down parts of town for artists to inhabit. word my anecdote: I've been part ...
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2017 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 372
Views: 67585

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

^I think DMN recently ran a story about South Congress businesses in Austin struggling the say way, too popular to stay inexpensive. It's the way of the world. I want to see Bishop Arts keep the local appeal, with most customers coming from nearby, but nearby includes East and West Jefferson Blvd - ...
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2017 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 19238

Re: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel

DBadger wrote:With all do respect:

"President Donald Trump's hotel management company, "

The first phrase of the DBJ article.
On your more general point, I do agree, we are not here to inflame (or insult)


Ya, I know.... catch-22, gooey mess
by tamtagon
09 Feb 2017 09:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 19238

Re: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel

How about if we stop talking about what President Trump has to do with this hotel. He's got his hands full and any punishable conflict of interest will take care of itself without active input from the forum, please.

It's a discussion death-trap of anger and outrage and hyperbole....
by tamtagon
08 Feb 2017 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)
Replies: 41
Views: 10914

Re: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)

joshua.dodd wrote:Now that's some Miami style lighting right there!


maybe it looks better in person....
by tamtagon
07 Feb 2017 09:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 173
Views: 31478

Re: DFW Economy

another article mostly saying the same thing: http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/02/06/how-trump-s-trade-war-could-impact-324-000-jobs-in.html How Trump’s ‘trade war’ could impact 324,000 jobs in Dallas Feb 6, 2017 Jon Prior, Staff Writer Dallas Business Journal President Donald Trump’s ear...
by tamtagon
06 Feb 2017 12:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 173
Views: 31478

Re: DFW Economy

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/economy/2017/02/06/texas-business-execs-feel-fenced-potential-border-wall-tax Texas business execs feel fenced in by potential border wall tax Written by Karen Robinson-Jacobs While none of the prospects has moved from chatter to reality, the discussion alone has c...
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2017 16:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Dallas Convention Center

http://www.fox4news.com/news/165436953-story Exxotica lawsuit vs Dallas will be jury trial, judge rules By: FOX4News.com Staff UPDATED:JUN 24 2016 05:25PM CDT Organizers for the Exxxotica expo say banning their event from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is unconstitutional and violates th...
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2017 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Dallas Convention Center

joshua.dodd wrote:What exactly is going on here? This thread is vague.


anything about the convention center...
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2017 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Dallas Convention Center

^Limiting the approach to using the center is what makes it a money pit-- and it's the same sort of afflicted thinking that sinks Fair Park. How ironic that a big resurgence in Las Colinas will be punctuated by the music factory, hotel and convention center, while in Dallas the Municipal Auditorium ...
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2017 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 12
Views: 3188

Re: Dallas Convention Center

I think the Red/Blue station should be moved to Lot 016 with a nice new urban mixed use development redefining the south side of the convention center.
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2017 10:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 19238

Re: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel

^...also, It's right next to the Presbyterian Church (Trump's a Presby) and The Museum of Street Culture ....so what an exotic set-up!
by tamtagon
05 Feb 2017 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 19238

Re: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel

Yeah, f the constitution as long as we turn a parking lot into a hotel. There is a lot to process here between general conflicts of interest in general not to mention specific ones dealing with Turkey, but ask yourself, why would this mediocre hotel proposal claiming to be targeting mid-range busin...
by tamtagon
03 Feb 2017 12:14
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 161
Views: 28477

Re: DFW Airport

I think someone needs to do some fact-checking (I'm referring to the author of the DBJ article). I'm highly skeptical of the statement that DFW handles 66 % of the air cargo from Texas; I can find no support for that claim anywhere and the information in the FAA page linked below seems to completel...
by tamtagon
03 Feb 2017 11:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 717
Views: 114158

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

ContriveDallasite wrote:
tamtagon wrote:Is there a bar scene in Las Colinas?



HAHAHA, I think that's the running joke from those of us who grew up in the area.

If you don't count BWW, Boston's or the small Italian Pizzeria in the Urban Center, then no.


That's probably the biggest thing holding Las Colinas back.
by tamtagon
03 Feb 2017 10:28
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 161
Views: 28477

Re: DFW Airport

This is probably a really big deal, ice breaker of a sort, perhaps leading to DFW becoming a much more prominent cargo airport. http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/02/02/dallas-fort-worth-international-airport-to-add.html Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to add refrigeration facilitie...
by tamtagon
02 Feb 2017 22:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 717
Views: 114158

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Is there a bar scene in Las Colinas?
by tamtagon
02 Feb 2017 09:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 19238

Re: Trump Hotel Concept / SCION

Same developer, different parcel of land. The one pictured here right next to the Butler Bldg I think was supposed to be all residential... maybe retail on the ground floor. Considering the ATT plan to make a plaza out of the part of the streets where their office buildings are and bring more jobs t...
by tamtagon
01 Feb 2017 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 140
Views: 22457

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

How much is left to fill out in Frisco's The Star? More than likely once The Cowboys have the masterplan filled, the whole development will be reviewed and space will be found more additional phases, but how are the other billion dollar deals on the Frisco Mile progressing? Hasn't one of them pretty...
by tamtagon
31 Jan 2017 12:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 91
Views: 22012

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Maybe UTSW or UNT or TWU will find a way to use the old fortress hospital; it may not meet the needs of contemporary hospitals, but classrooms? dormitory? physical rehab? doctor office? Dallas really needs an Osteopathic University/Teaching hospital, and with the expansion of UNT Medicine in Fort Wo...
by tamtagon
31 Jan 2017 12:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 91
Views: 22012

Re: Dallas: Medical District

more details: http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/01/31/parkland-puts-former-campus-in-dallas-medical.html Candace Carlisle Senior Reporter Dallas Business Journal ...The campus is zoned as Mixed-Use District 3, which allows for high density classification outside the city's urban core. It i...
by tamtagon
31 Jan 2017 11:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 91
Views: 22012

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Whenever this sells, it's likely to be the biggest deal of that year: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/01/31/parkland-hospital-campus-harry-hines-sale Parkland hospital campus on Harry Hines up for sale Written by Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor One of the largest medical centers ...
by tamtagon
31 Jan 2017 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Factory SIX03
Replies: 42
Views: 9310

Re: West End: Factory SIX03

Maybe this will be a sort of a office product that doesn't work right in the suburbs, and becomes popular.
by tamtagon
31 Jan 2017 09:41
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 309
Views: 46904

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I'd like to see the DFW-Austin-San Antonio leg get a jump start. Does the existing Texas Eagle daily service count as a jump start? Once the Dallas to Houston route has started, an extension off it to Austin and San Antonio would be cheaper to implement. There aren't many empty HSR corridors availa...
by tamtagon
30 Jan 2017 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 137
Views: 31469

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

She's a beauty. Anyone know what they plan on doing around the base of this building. Quite a lot of empty space. from what I'm able to recall, the initial promotion cited a couple restaurant types, boutique grocery, bike shop and some sort of piazza action to Katy Trail, also a significant sculptu...
by tamtagon
30 Jan 2017 12:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 18
Views: 3838

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

oop! should have read that more closely
by tamtagon
30 Jan 2017 12:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 18
Views: 3838

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

12 stories would be the tallest in Frisco?
by tamtagon
29 Jan 2017 17:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower
Replies: 14
Views: 3577

Re: Thanksgiving Tower Curb Relocation

Why are these streets still one way?
by tamtagon
28 Jan 2017 10:06
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: LBJ East reconstruction
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

LBJ East reconstruction

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/2017/01/27/txdot-rolls-15-billion-lbj-east-project-legislators-decide-pay-bill TxDOT rolls out $1.5 billion LBJ East project as legislators decide how to pay the bill Written by Ray Leszcynski The Texas Department of Transportation is rolling out a publi...
by tamtagon
27 Jan 2017 12:47
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 309
Views: 46904

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The combined traffic between Tarrant County and Houston, San Antonio, Austin could make the extension to Fort Worth viable.
by tamtagon
27 Jan 2017 12:43
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 8703

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

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