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by tamtagon
27 Jun 2018 05:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 178
Views: 28792

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: 688

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: 422

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: 21582

Re: Museum Tower

broad strokes
by tamtagon
26 Jun 2018 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 92
Views: 17957

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...
by tamtagon
26 Jun 2018 11:15
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Dallas Museum of Art
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Dallas Museum of Art

Speaking of beauty, jrd... hate the game, not the player, I suppose, but will Dallas have ever "arrived" before a discussion like that one actually includes the word beauty? I read the article; I sure noticed profile, impact, importance, check box, check box, extraordinariness, tourism ma...
by tamtagon
25 Jun 2018 21:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 28217

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

^Before Perot pulled it to the otherside of the highway, Billingsley was on tap to donate One, Two and Three Arts Plaza real estate for a new Natural Science Museum -- a location I think would have been far superior to the one next to Victory Park. A half oval around the historic church might be pre...
by tamtagon
25 Jun 2018 19:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57595

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

so stupid The (remnant) blue laws continue to cause more problems than they solve. The state needs to give cities the power to manipulate alcohol sales as they see fit. Some places like Deep Ellum and Cedar Springs should be allowed to serve 24/7; every city in the state has a party destination that...
by tamtagon
25 Jun 2018 14:22
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Meacham Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Meacham Airport

Personally I think the best non-DAL/DFW airport that could successfully do it would be McKinney. With Collin County's huge population boom, there's plenty of room at that airport to build a terminal and start small services, similar to Everett. I understand that with all the attention given to the ...
by tamtagon
25 Jun 2018 10:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 677
Views: 93421

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I guess I don't see where all the negativity is coming from?? It's because this Music Factory dealio was contentious and apparently litigious, and even as it comes on-line parts are crumbling. This is going to be picked apart! haha I think TXGunlover is right to point out those half a million folks...
by tamtagon
25 Jun 2018 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65758

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

"Extended MATA from McKinney/Cole to Cedar Springs to Olive to Houston Street to Union Station." Yeah, that's never going to happen. MATA can't even survive without DART funding. Your best bet is for the DART streetcar to extend service into the West End. Also, the city and DART needs to ...
by tamtagon
25 Jun 2018 08:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 168
Views: 26047

Re: DFW Economy

Is that the second or third blog looking for the end of growth?
by tamtagon
24 Jun 2018 15:07
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Meacham Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Meacham Airport

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Commercial-Airservice-Meacham-Airport-In-Fort-Worth-486299991.html ...The City of Fort Worth said among the top three destinations that could be served from Meacham are Orlando, Las Vegas and Houston. City officials believe the airport could eventually support over ...
by tamtagon
23 Jun 2018 12:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65758

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

I just wish we could get the West End more connected with the core of downtown. This really should happen, sooner rather than later, and should be accomplished come with a streetcar, pedestrian, and bike lanes. Extended MATA from McKinney/Cole to Cedar Springs to Olive to Houston Street to Union St...
by tamtagon
22 Jun 2018 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65758

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

The CBD is almost on a trend such that any new residential project will be have to be large like AMLI Fountain Place and the one in the Arts District or top of market like Museum Place and Hall Arts, while CBD/Uptown perimeter neighborhoods will continue with new residential projects medium sized li...
by tamtagon
22 Jun 2018 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21582

Re: Museum Tower

OMG someone bought the top floor?!?! was the selling price published? Crazy to believe it, but Dallas has now become a place where the most expensive condos are as pricey as the most expensive house estates. With Museum Tower approaching 90% sold, and the Ritz finally putting it's most expensive un...
by tamtagon
22 Jun 2018 08:29
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Meacham Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Meacham Airport

It's about time!
by tamtagon
21 Jun 2018 11:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 32
Views: 5650

Re: TexRail

That's great! Having passenger rail service between the big airport and downtown Fort Worth will totally pay off. Still befuddled by Colleyville's rejection of a station, but whatever. The growing residential population in Downtown area (please build an extension to the Cultural District right away)...
by tamtagon
21 Jun 2018 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65758

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

Doesn't the pipeline of approved residential units in the downtown area number in the low thousands right now? 750ish in the CBD, 1,500ish in Deep Ellum/OED, 500-1,000 Uptown/Victory Park? Something like that. Include all of Oak Lawn (not just Uptown/VP), and all of East Dallas, Design District, Ced...
by tamtagon
20 Jun 2018 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57595

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Are people still whining about Deep Ellum being 'ruined'? hahaha word up to your mother I'll be worried when people stop whining that Deep Ellum is being ruined. My gang of collegiate punks started ruining Deep Ellum about five years before the our style turned Deep Ellum into something of a nation...
by tamtagon
20 Jun 2018 09:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 52
Views: 6338

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

I'm tempted to say "because it looks good on an aerial photo mock-up," but I'm not too sure why an open lawn would be desirable for a development like this. Well, an open lawn is great for special events and tents so there's that, but instead of a park & open space with a couple stand-...
by tamtagon
20 Jun 2018 08:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 52
Views: 6338

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/06/20/uptown-dallas-office-high-rise-project-will-include-park-retail-buildings Uptown Dallas office high-rise project will include park and retail buildings Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor A new development in the planning stages for Dallas' boom...
by tamtagon
19 Jun 2018 11:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 43
Views: 4986

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

The floodplain from the West Fork to Cedar Creek be turned into permanent rotating wetlands, dry prairie 'island campgrounds,' deep river channels, shallow river channels, forest glens, and swampy palmetto growths... the whole shebang managed into a wilderness hosting all regional flora and fauna so...
by tamtagon
19 Jun 2018 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51346

Re: Victory Park 3.0

11,500 people live in the neighborhood? Hum
by tamtagon
18 Jun 2018 07:38
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 32
Views: 7677

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

texasstar wrote:Image


ATT needs a new skyscraper, something that makes a real statement.
by tamtagon
18 Jun 2018 07:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 266
Views: 37818

Re: Legacy West

....kinda reminds me of Irvine CA.
by tamtagon
15 Jun 2018 11:48
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Dallas Museum of Art
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Dallas Museum of Art

I don't think the vaulting comments included in the DMN article overstate the importance of this gift. Margaret McDermott rocks! https://www.dallasnews.com/arts/visual-arts/2018/06/15/even-death-margaret-mcdermott-creates-transformative-moment-beloved-dallas-museum-art Works by Monet, Degas, Renoir,...
by tamtagon
15 Jun 2018 09:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 167
Views: 18115

Re: Trinity River Park

Thank goodness. I'm totally in favor of river-grooming/river-making projects to create a wide variety of watercraft branches for people to enjoy; however, such 'features' can only happen through a natural syncopation of the river flow. The Standing Wave was basically a ¼ damn and flat-out ignorant. ...
by tamtagon
14 Jun 2018 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 178
Views: 28792

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

One trend that's about time to resurface is single purpose buildings. The big mixed use complex like Epic has been popular for close to a generation so just to be different the more single minded development will have a marketing opportunity to set itself apart... and in East Dallas, particularly De...
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21582

Re: Museum Tower

hahaha you're a hoot!!!
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21582

Re: Museum Tower

...the point being that there is a viable sub-market of million+ dollar condos. North Texas does not have many intown home estates selling for more than ten million.
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 201
Views: 27964

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

eventually these giant conglomerates will break up, I'd like to see the creative work firmly rooted in town before that happens.
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48118

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Just talk to One Main Place. Its basement is just under the lobby and is already set up like a mini mall with stall like retail spaces. Most of them are empty. I imagine with some more investment and good branding they could market it as a food hall with the right approach. Totally and easy call. I...
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21582

Re: Museum Tower

OMG someone bought the top floor?!?! was the selling price published? Crazy to believe it, but Dallas has now become a place where the most expensive condos are as pricey as the most expensive house estates. With Museum Tower approaching 90% sold, and the Ritz finally putting it's most expensive uni...
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48118

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

The tunnels are a food hall simply waiting for a little renovation and a lot of rebranding. It's the break room tens of thousands of office workers, certainly not a leisurely or relaxing meal slot. The new CBD food courts have a different function from those in the suburbs, such CBD meal options do ...
by tamtagon
13 Jun 2018 09:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 201
Views: 27964

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I don't have any expectations the Time Warner Turner brands will make any location changes to existing operations, what I'm hoping for Dallas is the new ventures, the ultimate hybrid of the perverse corporate bundling of delivery and content providers. I'm looking at an extinction of constricting co...
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2018 19:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 201
Views: 27964

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/att/2018/06/12/att-wins-antitrust-battle-time-warner Judge approves AT&T's merger with Time Warner Written by Melissa Repko Tom Benning ...The deal is valued at $108.7 billion, including debt. The merger will turn the legacy telecom into the owner of well-reco...
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2018 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 87
Views: 12047

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Why would Tom Thumb open a convenience store just east of downtown Dallas? https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/06/11/tom-thumb-open-convenience-store-just-east-downtown-dallas They got the headline wrong, this is not a convenience store, it's a (new) corner grocery story. What's old is ...
by tamtagon
12 Jun 2018 00:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 55
Views: 9665

Re: Highland Park Village

really needs a swank-D-swank hotel
by tamtagon
11 Jun 2018 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 117
Views: 17858

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

I like it cuz it's different
by tamtagon
11 Jun 2018 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Masonic Temple
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Masonic Temple

At one point, wasn't Sammons Center for the Arts planning a move to this building? I think you are thinking of when it was to become an Urban education center thing run by one of the wives of one of the Crows or Hunts or something. There was a mild competition and they had renderings somewhere but ...
by tamtagon
11 Jun 2018 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Masonic Temple
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: Masonic Temple

At one point, wasn't Sammons Center for the Arts planning a move to this building?
by tamtagon
09 Jun 2018 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 31
Views: 4070

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

CitiPlace? Fiesta@Ross@Greenville? Maybe Galleria-Midtown. Caruth Plaza?
by tamtagon
08 Jun 2018 11:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 201
Views: 27964

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

North Texas has been in the hunt for many/most of the publicity stunt competitions over influential corporate office (re)locations, but the last decade has seen North Texas 'win' more. The transfer of industry decision making positions to the area is not going to stop for a very long time. Existenti...
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2018 23:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 201
Views: 27964

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

DPatel304 wrote: Does anyone else feel like Amazon has started a new trend and now more and more companies are going to start pulling this:
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/20 ... llas-scope


HQ2 has been publicized more, but this has been a trend for a long time.
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 360
Views: 57170

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

eburress wrote:"State Thomasification." I love it! hahaha


I say that tag line with Spanish Accent because I would love to see a more Tex-Mex variation, bilingual and all.
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2018 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 7121

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

^hahahaha I agree with Jon Anderson of Candy's Dirt - The East Quarter needs people, and given the prime location between Farmers Market, Deep Ellum and the rest of the CBD, it should be developed as the most densely populated pocket in the CBD to date. I disagree with Jon Anderson of Candy's Dirt -...
by tamtagon
07 Jun 2018 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 76
Views: 16152

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

Hopefully this site will join other recent developments with increased size and residential density.
by tamtagon
06 Jun 2018 11:36
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 22585

Re: DFW Airport

I've always thought Del Rio must be such a 'unique' place to live, like totally weird. Seems so strange, surprising that the Rio Grande Valley is muggy so much of the year, but doesn't rain. Makes sense when you think about it, though, it's a river valley, and air movement is slow-de-slow, not quite...

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