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by tamtagon
17 Jan 2017 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 361
Views: 57402

Re: Bishop Arts

I'm thinking, probably, it's all about the novelty of a streetcar adding any momentum to Bishop Arts redevelopment projects. Until there's a reason to run the streetcar through downtown Oak Cliff (Jefferson/12th tandem), it'll be a novelty.
by tamtagon
13 Jan 2017 08:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 678
Views: 93721

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I know some creative types who've moved to these old Irving neighborhoods, shaping up to be sorta like M Streets/Greenville --> Oak Cliff/Bishop Arts --> South Irving. Downtown Irving has more potential than most give it credit. Good things are happening in Irving. I've always liked Las Colinas for ...
by tamtagon
12 Jan 2017 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 4335

Re: Southwest Center Mall

It may be another generation before mainstream retail store evolution can restock the climate control shopping malls in the middle of the retail segment. Maybe the redevelopment of Red Bird Mall can come a little closer to the initial concept of an enclosed mall with education, government services a...
by tamtagon
11 Jan 2017 12:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 50
Views: 12872

Re: What is a suburb today?

I wonder if in 20 years, we'll learn the Downtown/Uptown TIF programs have been more than tertiary contributors to the huge swaths of Dallas left untended in poverty.
by tamtagon
11 Jan 2017 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 15401

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

A grocery & deli cafe on this site could go a couple+ ways, competing for the Eatzi's/Wholefood/Central Market crowd, or total niche exclusivity, filling the concierge grocery & deli cafe that may or may not be working with Royal Blue in Highland Park Village -- prices would be higher such t...
by tamtagon
09 Jan 2017 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 24244

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

maconahey wrote:...into a striking vertical mass.


Fountain Place is a striking vertical mass, Guapo Downtown es no guapo
by tamtagon
09 Jan 2017 13:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas Residential Count
Replies: 29
Views: 5716

Re: Downtown Dallas Residential Count

Do any of the monitoring groups try to track commuter movement? Are commuting suburbanites going for lunch outside their building more? less? ...staying downtown after work at all? longer?
by tamtagon
08 Jan 2017 00:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 52996

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

xen0blue wrote:Damn, DMN is only going to occupy two floors of the (tiny) old library? They must be going through some really hard times


ya less than a third the space. maybe one of the TV station teams will move close to the law school, too. sumpin' happin over there
by tamtagon
06 Jan 2017 11:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 12934

Re: Downtown Progress

^Totally, especially with the major Ross Avenue bookends: Headington & Spire. Spire property especially is much more likely to land the big corporate tenant(s) in a 1,000,000 sq ft building if a lot of people are already living along/near the amenities portion of that development (that would con...
by tamtagon
06 Jan 2017 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: Congress & Welborn (~21 ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 3399

Re: Oak Lawn: Congress & Welborn (~21 ST)

Being only one block back, hopefully the scale of this will encourage a total reconstruction of Oak Lawn Avenue, at least from Cedar Springs to Old Parkland. The strip center landscape is entirely out of step with the direction of the rest of downtown. Scrape it off and start fresh. Right now, McKin...
by tamtagon
06 Jan 2017 09:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 168
Views: 26112

Re: DFW Economy

another side of the regional growth equation: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/01/04/d-fw-warehouse-leasing-construction-set-record-2016 Where are the warehouse areas that helped D-FW set leasing and construction records? Steve Brown Jan 5, 2016 ...net leasing of Dallas-Fort Worth...
by tamtagon
06 Jan 2017 09:20
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: NBA
Replies: 0
Views: 858

NBA

just setting this in place
by tamtagon
05 Jan 2017 12:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 12934

Re: Downtown Progress

Sometimes when thinking about the downtown area residential inventory increase, and considering how closely the long time big construction and rental property owners monitor and analyze 'the cycles' of development, I'm starting to think the big boys intentionally misread 'the cycle' of (especially) ...
by tamtagon
05 Jan 2017 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 361
Views: 57402

Re: Bishop Arts

You'll get hissed at in Oak Cliff for saying anything positive about Bishop Arts Station, but it's done. Let's move on and hope for its success. I can totally understand that part of the neighborhood perspective, it's a normal way to react. I can totally understand, as well, the difficulty some of ...
by tamtagon
04 Jan 2017 12:23
Forum: U.S. + World City Issues/News
Topic: Arizona Diamondbacks new stadium woes
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Re: Arizona Diamondbacks new stadium woes

Billionaire buys the team, pays off the Rangers for a move to North Texas. Hunt Inc, Billionaire, Dallas County build World Class New Urbanist Mixed Use Multi Purpose Stadium on former Reunion Arena and adjacent site; City of Dallas, DART and NCTCoG rebuild infrastructure in seamless and convenient ...
by tamtagon
04 Jan 2017 08:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 266
Views: 37878

Re: Legacy West

...the Campus at Legacy West by Steve Brown http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/01/03/first-look-redevelopment-plans-penneys-plano-hq ..."There is not another competing Class A corporate campus with this much contiguous space available in North Texas," Ware said. "The ...
by tamtagon
02 Jan 2017 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Hollow Village
Replies: 10
Views: 3454

Re: Preston Hollow Village

I'm so ready for this whole stretch of Central to get thorough spray of nice architecture, doubling the floor space in concentrated clumps like has been happening along McKinney Ave from the West End to SMU.
by tamtagon
02 Jan 2017 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 35161

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

Tnexster wrote:That is an amazing amount of garage space. Still no glass.


...wonder what it'll be in ten years. residential fleet vehicle overnite area.
by tamtagon
02 Jan 2017 13:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo
Replies: 26
Views: 7053

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

Tourists will help the neighborhood. This area more than any other will be affected by accommodate Houston train riders. Urban Cowboy yee-haw! Best views in town.
by tamtagon
30 Dec 2016 11:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 266
Views: 37878

Re: Legacy West

Grand scheme, I'm thinking a new road, snaking through the properties, off grid, something like that -- that's where the developers must come together and agree....
by tamtagon
30 Dec 2016 09:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 266
Views: 37878

Re: Legacy West

I hadn't realized that hotel was so big! Between the two, Sam Moon has almost 1,000 rooms. Hopefully the evolution of the planned private shuttle between Toyota HQ and this open air shopping & dining center will be interesting. The concept of a central transit station and routes between destinat...
by tamtagon
29 Dec 2016 04:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New condo construction
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: New condo construction

willyk wrote:Land prices have certainly increased since they started this project, and the Forum has noted that The Bridge is a problem


The Bridge is a symptom of the problem, not the problem.
by tamtagon
28 Dec 2016 12:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New condo construction
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: New condo construction

^As I've considered the fate of city living in Dallas over the years, East Dallas has always served as the barometer; the success of Uptown, renaissance of Downtown, possibilities of Fair Park and South Dallas, Farmers Market, Old East Dallas (Deep Ellum), The Cedars and even Cedar Springs all groun...
by tamtagon
28 Dec 2016 11:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New condo construction
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: New condo construction

My perception has been for years that condo inventory in central Dallas, you know the "urban" part, is low compared to pier cities and areas in Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Los Angeles... all of the Sunbelt. Somewhere I'm sure are reliable data showing what's-what as far as intown dwelling o...
by tamtagon
26 Dec 2016 17:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36533

Re: Oak Lawn

Build it. This would be an excellent addition facing the park; framed by the size and shape of Renaissance, this could be some outstanding architectural variety.
by tamtagon
25 Dec 2016 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)
Replies: 38
Views: 7816

Re: Knox: The McKenzie

Too bad these units are not for sale; this may be the best neighborhood to own a highrise unit.

Kingpin, thanks for all the pictures!
by tamtagon
23 Dec 2016 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57751

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^I would say instead that people in Dallas are not going to be walkers within our suburban ways.... correct the environment to be pedestrian friendly and the sidewalks will be crowded with walkers. A cactus wont grow in a swamp and a fern wont grow in a desert.
by tamtagon
21 Dec 2016 08:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The West End
Replies: 24
Views: 4903

Re: The West End

Hopefully it means a thousand new condos, wider sidewalks and Houston complete street-ed into first a pedestrian and cycling corridor between Reverchon Park, Design District, Victory Park, West End, Historic Downtown Dallas, Convention and Tourism center and the HSR Station and second a vehicular se...
by tamtagon
20 Dec 2016 21:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 168
Views: 26112

Re: DFW Economy

Makes you wonder how many boats the labor pool can float.
by tamtagon
18 Dec 2016 21:14
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 32
Views: 5664

Re: TexRail

^That was a big, mulit-level house of cards that really could have been something great --- wasn't that a deal wrapped around funding the Dallas and Fort Worth sides of the Cotton Belt, Stadler manufacturing plant and controlling interest in a bunch of land at one or two of the TexRail/Cotton Belt s...
by tamtagon
18 Dec 2016 21:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Gables Turtle Creek Cityplace Redevelopment
Replies: 15
Views: 3656

Re: Uptown: Gables Turtle Creek Cityplace Redevelopment

How ironic about this place... this is the one they got right in the beginning and now it's being recycled. I hope the trees can be saved.
by tamtagon
18 Dec 2016 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Gables Turtle Creek Cityplace Redevelopment
Replies: 15
Views: 3656

Re: Uptown: Gables Turtle Creek Cityplace Redevelopment

Looks like "this cycle" is still on.
by tamtagon
16 Dec 2016 19:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 264
Views: 36876

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

^even if the station is situated over I-30, most of the substantial station mixed use development will be South Side.
by tamtagon
16 Dec 2016 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 117
Views: 17920

Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot - (12 St)

I'm not keeping up.... this is in addition to Hotel Lawrence? which is being renovated and reopened by someone else? doh! I just looked, duh. Pretty impressive Dallas is making up the hotel room deficit; but I'm not sure the current inventory expansion, is keeping pase with the overall growth of the...
by tamtagon
16 Dec 2016 08:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51457

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Ten years ago, it was a big deal when 7-11 opened a store downtown! I guess it's hard to believe just how hollow downtown used to be. Victory Park didn't exist.
by tamtagon
15 Dec 2016 10:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 117
Views: 17920

Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Tnexster wrote:That is very colorful.


It's like Miami threw up. They'll be able to paint or something. :)
by tamtagon
15 Dec 2016 10:44
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: FC Dallas is really good ya'll
Replies: 21
Views: 4648

Re: FC Dallas is really good ya'll

^Ambitious renovation and upgrade plans for Dallas Municipal Auditorium would be a sweet site, too! Bring in the WNBA from Arlington, MLS from Frisco into the most versatile, adaptable and !! Stunning !! Auditorium/Stadium in North America. With seating configurations from 5,000 to 40,000 and the dy...
by tamtagon
15 Dec 2016 08:35
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: FC Dallas is really good ya'll
Replies: 21
Views: 4648

Re: FC Dallas is really good ya'll

As the Dallas Burn, they played in the Cotton Bowl until about a decade ago, give or take. Cotton Bowl is just too big for regular season soccer; with seating for 90,000+, a good game played before 25,000 would be lessened by the empty seats. Who knows if MLS will ever move up to such big stadiums. ...
by tamtagon
15 Dec 2016 08:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 12971

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

I would like more of the historic cars, would like even more if they could cover the trip from SMU to Bishop Arts.
by tamtagon
13 Dec 2016 19:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 13819

Re: DART: Expansion

I still don't really get why B7 isnt a streetcar.
by tamtagon
13 Dec 2016 19:19
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 51
Views: 7641

Re: Collin County Transportation

But I consider it an intrusion into private business and affairs when that property is owned privately. If the government wishes to set aside land for whatever reason, they better buy that land first and pay the property owners a fair price for their land. I agree for the most part; land purchases ...
by tamtagon
13 Dec 2016 11:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dallas community on how Trump presidency will impact business
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: Dallas community on how Trump presidency will impact business

Rick Perry has never been a winning politician in my world, but he certainly oversaw some great advances in Texas! The whole Trans-Texas Corridor ended up being such an embarrassment - state transportation planning being one of the critical initiatives STILL being ignored and avoided by the politici...
by tamtagon
13 Dec 2016 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 18572

Re: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

^hahaha Kelley, I think you're right!! Going back to the early 90s, I don't know that anything really stuck in that place. I went to a Fuddruckers on McKinney during my infancy.... but couldn't tell you if it was in this building for sure. I do remember one restaurant opened here, a little before th...
by tamtagon
13 Dec 2016 10:59
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 51
Views: 7641

Re: Collin County Transportation

These Collin County Transportation planners must fall under the direction of Urban Wilderness Planning. Plane and simple, abusing the very thing about North Texas that makes rapid growth possible will be the very think that comes back and bites it in the end: presumed wide open spaces without natura...
by tamtagon
13 Dec 2016 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 52996

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

Here's hoping that so much real estate as dedicated neighborhood park in this part of downtown will see to converting the vast underdeveloped real estate. On the other side of downtown, we're starting to see some very large residential towers, that's a trend seemingly underwritten by abundant neighb...
by tamtagon
13 Dec 2016 09:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 18572

Re: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Out of curiosity why is everyone so happy about this? I personally live and work around here and feel like this is a big loss for the neighborhood. Idle Rich has been there for years and is a staple of that area for a great lunch, work happy hour or just a place to take my parents for a beer when t...
by tamtagon
12 Dec 2016 10:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 201
Views: 28016

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Economists: Corporate relocations to DFW will intensify under Trump http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/12/09/economists-corporate-relocations-to-will-intensify.html “It’s going to accelerate,” said Bernard “Bud” Weinstein, associate director of the Maguire Energy Institute and adjunct prof...
by tamtagon
09 Dec 2016 20:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas: The Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6409

Re: Dallas City Manager

All the social media and the not-DMN mainstream media I follow have been saying the this search is simply to give the faintest appearance of due diligence: that the lone candidate with Dallas City Hall experience has been pre-chosen. Just like terrible ill-fitting AC Gonzales was selected. Just sayi...

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