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by tamtagon
02 May 2018 12:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2846

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Maybe we'll have a new Master Plan for the Arts District that reaches into Old East Dallas toward Deep Ellum. The Latino Cultural Center is primed to expand and anchor further Arts District facilities; it's embarrassing that Dallas does not have a Museum of Latin America. The smaller city performanc...
by tamtagon
02 May 2018 12:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 199
Views: 26228

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

...just like NorthPark Center, Downtown cannot have too much high end retail.
by tamtagon
02 May 2018 12:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

^They almost dropped the basket the first year, but it was okay. Now they're working through the 2 or 3 or 4 year period? of students passing the tests that precludes final accreditation.... something like that.
by tamtagon
02 May 2018 08:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Of course there will be some who say it's too expensive, that it takes resources away from other colleges... https://www.dallasnews.com/news/higher-education/2018/05/01/unt-frisco-city-leaders-approve-plan-build-new-branch Plans for a UNT branch in Frisco raise concerns about straining state funds W...
by tamtagon
01 May 2018 21:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2846

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

sterling wrote:In my mind, those starving artists are more the true heartbeat of the creative community. even without red carpet and chandeliers.


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by tamtagon
30 Apr 2018 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 231
Views: 38450

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Maybe by the dual towers design will go away with this one, I'm getting kinda tired of that anyway. Lets get some new architecture into the hotel, office and/or residential that'll eventually perch atop the parking retail base.
by tamtagon
30 Apr 2018 13:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90405

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Who knows what roll Bezos intends within Amazon 2, and maybe he has the giant house close to the second office. It does sound convincing. I still think this will be a Dallas company, and not the alternative Amazon HQ, but the HQ of the spin off company. HQ2 will be the new business. HQ2 will be the ...
by tamtagon
30 Apr 2018 10:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 151
Views: 17838

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Downtown Plano, UTD and neighbor (former) TxA&M site, Addison & Airport... these four stops have so much potential for concentrated development I think passenger rail service is necessary. I guess the Country Club stations could be developed as park & ride and kiss & ride for the han...
by tamtagon
29 Apr 2018 14:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 23554

Re: DFW Economy

Relatively, Corpus is the one that's likely to go all crazy with the liquefied natural gas exports, though Houston, Beaumont, Lake Charles area will each embark higher volume, it's just 'new' to Corpus. I don't like that fossil fuel still generate too much pollution, but it's just so potent. Hopeful...
by tamtagon
27 Apr 2018 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 17455

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

The party scene is simply growing up. It's like graduating college or something.
by tamtagon
27 Apr 2018 08:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 49
Views: 6058

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

It's not defacing their community, it's decorating their community. Different, not the same. I know it's not always sweet & innocent like that, but graffiti is art, gang tags not so much....
by tamtagon
26 Apr 2018 22:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 231
Views: 38450

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

curious is this parking plans for the "future residential tower" and hotel or not...?
by tamtagon
26 Apr 2018 22:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 23554

Re: DFW Economy

Houston falters when the oil sinks, Houston Booms when the oil rises.... and the oil is rising again. It'll come with an interesting new twist this time, petro-exports. Houston is fine.
by tamtagon
25 Apr 2018 09:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 619
Views: 82004

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I also wonder how long it'll be until people start parking down at Water Street for free. Grab dinner at Water Street and then walk over to catch a movie or enjoy some music. It's only a 5-7 minute walk. Super short! The more enjoyable the walk, the more people will do it -- then either Water Stree...
by tamtagon
25 Apr 2018 09:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 3846

Re: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates

...so weird to bury the creek here, but with the downtown improvement, the drainage ditch is turned into a conservation feature...
by tamtagon
24 Apr 2018 19:03
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

Nice!

Great to hear North Texas called The Metroplex! hahaha
by tamtagon
24 Apr 2018 07:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The District (former Parkland hospital campus)
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: The District (former Parkland hospital campus)

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Parkland Hospital campus hits the market again with CBRE
Steve Brown
by tamtagon
22 Apr 2018 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 170
Views: 29062

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

It was the West Village before the West Village existed...one of the few alternatives to Highland Park Village. ...funny, I lived on McKinney about half way between Knox and Fitzhugh for a while, and I got made when Crate n Barrel replaced the neighborhood grocery store. Knox has been a destination...
by tamtagon
20 Apr 2018 07:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: What are you listening to?

^Sweet!

I could do without the occasional auto-tune, but Clara La San and Joyce Wrice & Kay Franklin fit like a glove.
by tamtagon
19 Apr 2018 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 47
Views: 7360

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Did Spire even throw their hat in the ring? I know I really liked the idea that Spire, Billingsley and Hall could present an Arts District - Deep Ellum proposal to Amazon, but I don't remember specifically that Spire's exceptionally potent real estate was part of initial run for the HQ2. Whoever end...
by tamtagon
18 Apr 2018 22:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: What are you listening to?

Jorja Smith
by tamtagon
18 Apr 2018 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 163
Views: 32700

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

exelone31 wrote:Wow, that looks waaaaaaaay cooler out there.


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by tamtagon
16 Apr 2018 18:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90405

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

So, the Bush Center has been open 5 years.... that's enough time for many of the mission statements and goals to have mingled and made attempts. We ought to see existential transforming into substantive in another 5 years, give or take. Interesting to think Jeff Bezos might be interested in the work...
by tamtagon
16 Apr 2018 17:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 42
Views: 4135

Re: Lower Greenville Development

So.... in the spreadsheet world of paying taxes on profit the biggest company in the world gets a touch more public assistance to lease empty buildings draining neighborhoods. So not paying taxes on income you didn't make is now considered "public assistance"? No. Purposefully taking a lo...
by tamtagon
16 Apr 2018 10:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 42
Views: 4135

Re: Lower Greenville Development

That business plan has totally changed and today they wouldn't pay $19.50 PSF for a store in the heart of Dallas for a Neighborhood Market. By your own logic, they are (still) paying that. You say they are paying $19.50 for a 35k sq ft place which is $682,500 in rent. I doubt they are paying that m...
by tamtagon
13 Apr 2018 12:05
Forum: Opolis Blueprints
Topic: Westmoreland Industrial District
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Westmoreland Industrial District

If city building had been the primary objective of HQ2, this would have been a great site proposal. Add to that longest of shots, Red Bird Airport could take over for Love Field, opening the gates to Middle Dallas while Oak Cliff takes over for downtown Fort Worth and Tolled-Frisco/Plano --- actuall...
by tamtagon
13 Apr 2018 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 303
Views: 42022

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I'd like AAC to have a nice long run like Madison Square Garden, 50 more years of Mavericks basketball and Stars hockey.
by tamtagon
12 Apr 2018 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 303
Views: 42022

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Maybe they'll have a kick off party to raise awareness, get folks walking around. Taste of Dallas seems to have made a perfect home at Fair Park, and I would not want it to move, but VP could use something like that. Also seems likely the Film Festival will have reasons to screen at the VP theater n...
by tamtagon
12 Apr 2018 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 42
Views: 4135

Re: Lower Greenville Development

That Walmart lease is until 2032, right? That's a looooong time. Whatever Walmart Neighborhood Market, this is one failed business plan fertilizing an already bad reputation. Let it sit idle for a while, sure. This should turn out to be a much better location for thoughtfully designed residential wi...
by tamtagon
11 Apr 2018 21:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 32
Views: 7794

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

LongonBigD wrote: NOVE at KNOX. Any guesses on how this would be pronounced? Or meaning? Isnt it Italian for “nine?”


How about like the bird, Dove?
by tamtagon
11 Apr 2018 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 42
Views: 4135

Re: Lower Greenville Development

WalMart is known to lease an empty space for years simply to keep out a potential competitor; nothing illegal about it, but is a terrible neighbor to have. The LG location doesn't seem to be one of those anti-competitor deals -- isn't the nearest Walmart retail store in West Village? or Skillman@NW ...
by tamtagon
11 Apr 2018 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 42
Views: 4135

Re: Lower Greenville Development

what a waste
by tamtagon
10 Apr 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 303
Views: 42022

Re: Victory Park 3.0

...and making sure AAC has ample, reasonably priced parking is just as important to the livability of Victory Park as it is to making sure the stadium has no idle time.
by tamtagon
10 Apr 2018 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 49
Views: 6058

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

Frankly, the only concern I have regarding the typical Dallas suburban expansion along I-30 between Kessler and South Side Fort Worth is that it might stop. Grand Prairie and Arlington are such regressive, ignorant hold outs resisting public transportation integration (ironic clamoring for a high sp...
by tamtagon
09 Apr 2018 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 293
Views: 44053

Re: Northpark Center

Brettoj wrote:
tamtagon wrote: More than likely, this elusive hotel will be a favorite brand of Latin Americans.


LaQuinta?


Belmond?
by tamtagon
09 Apr 2018 15:09
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 156
Views: 17102

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Is it too much to hope that enthusiastic partnerships will extend TRE to Kaufman County, using that subway plan?
by tamtagon
09 Apr 2018 14:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 293
Views: 44053

Re: Northpark Center

I suspect the Texas exclusives like Prada, Goyard, Givenche, Loewe, Marni or whatever other brands I don't know (hahaha) will compete for stalwart space at NorthPark when there's a 5 Star Resort Hotel anchor. More than likely, this elusive hotel will be a favorite brand of Latin Americans.
by tamtagon
09 Apr 2018 14:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 49
Views: 6058

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

It's not Bishop Arts, but it's certainly an important sign of achievement for what used to be no-man's land for these mundane restaurants. It's on the highway and the area is just beginning to thaw... I wouldn't expect stewards of the neighborhood to fret over the suburban land use -- the East Dalla...
by tamtagon
06 Apr 2018 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 22284

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

The sad thing is when Cambria is no longer the flag for this hotel will the next owner update the sign or remove it? Should have gone with TOWER. Also, I believe they got approval for taking the bus lane away with plans for a patio on Elm with wider sidewalks with trees. The key seems to be 1700 Pa...
by tamtagon
06 Apr 2018 08:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 127
Views: 25126

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

Harwood will eventually add a hotel to the mix, that's when much of the retail becomes activated, I would imagine.
by tamtagon
06 Apr 2018 08:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 127
Views: 25126

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

^Isn't there supposed to be a bike shop occupying one of the retail suites of the building, reinforced by a connection to the Katy Trail? Maybe that'll come later...? also, wasn't there supposed to be some variation of a neighborhood grocery store?
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2018 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Is 2929 Oak Lawn asking for money, too?!?! I know there's the one on between Katy Trail and Carslile(?) asking for money, which is pretty ridiculous. The request for substantial financial municipal participation in all of these developments is appropriate, without question, and that participation is...
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2018 10:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 90
Views: 10530

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

The connection needs to extend all the way to William Blair, Jr (formerly Rochester Park). Over the next 50-100 years, the neighborhoods between the forest and downtown will experience the next great conversion.
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2018 08:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

I don't know why that The Melrose doesn't go for gay vacation urban resort deal with a residential tower, but whatever about that.

Good to see the neighborhood conversion is steady and progressive.
by tamtagon
04 Apr 2018 12:17
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 90
Views: 10530

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

The one thing the downtown area park initiative continues to lack is a linear mobility-park, specific example is Harwood Street from Katy Trail to Old City Park.
by tamtagon
04 Apr 2018 11:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 90
Views: 10530

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

The Sheraton becomes an entirely different property with a park across the street.
by tamtagon
03 Apr 2018 12:39
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 90
Views: 10530

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

I don't remember -- is this park on top of a big parking garage?
by tamtagon
03 Apr 2018 12:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The District (former Parkland hospital campus)
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: The District (former Parkland hospital campus)

^I've known a woman who commuted to Regal Row from Wichita Falls! A man who commuted from Palm Springs to Pasadena! I never want to understand the acceptance of such long commutes. Groups of flight attendants have been known to share a dwelling, one owner 10 roommates, this would seem a likely arran...
by tamtagon
02 Apr 2018 18:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 303
Views: 42022

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I don't really think Victory is a good fit for Amazon. It was too many cobbled together parcels and seemed a bit spread-out to make sense. I would agree if HQ2's millions of square footage hadn't been laid out over a 10 or 15 year period. As it's planned, though, Amazon would 'average' one new buil...
by tamtagon
02 Apr 2018 11:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Moxy Hotel
Replies: 17
Views: 1574

Re: Design District: Moxy Hotel

^An idea I cannot believe lives on this forum only.

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