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Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 02 Apr 2019 11:51

I am familiar with a 4-5 of these proposed projects, seems like the first one out of the ground would be the early contender for getting deals signed. I almost can't believe we are in a situation where there may not be enough office product out there to satisfy demand. On the good side, downtown will fill up....already see that as the tower I work in is filling up....along with the parking lot. That might be a reason Dallas Baptist is moving ahead with it's tear down and new parking garage. They use parking at Ross Tower and that parking is getting tight.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby DPatel304 » 02 Apr 2019 12:07

How awesome to hear that office product is getting tight. I'm still glad developers are remaining cautiously optimistic about starting a new product, as much as I want to see more buildings being built, I'd hate for Dallas to start getting ahead of themselves and build too much.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby clcrash19 » 29 May 2019 12:53

Any new news on this? Haven't heard much lately

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 14 Jun 2019 14:55

clcrash19 wrote:Any new news on this? Haven't heard much lately


Here is some info, it is apparently still being planned. Wish we could see an updated rendering.

http://link.dallasnews.com/index.php?ac ... e78e9ac59f

The tower would have retail at the lobby level, 14 parking levels, an amenity level on the roof of the parking garage, 23 office levels above the parking garage with an observation deck/sky lounge at the top.

"That will make it the tallest building in Uptown," said Harwood International's Jessica Young Reid. "We are actively discussing the building with potential anchor tenants."

When completed, the Harwood District is estimated to be valued at more than $3 billion - about the same as Plano's much touted Legacy West development.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 14 Jun 2019 15:26

Tnexster wrote:
clcrash19 wrote:Any new news on this? Haven't heard much lately


Here is some info, it is apparently still being planned. Wish we could see an updated rendering.

http://link.dallasnews.com/index.php?ac ... e78e9ac59f

The tower would have retail at the lobby level, 14 parking levels, an amenity level on the roof of the parking garage, 23 office levels above the parking garage with an observation deck/sky lounge at the top.

"That will make it the tallest building in Uptown," said Harwood International's Jessica Young Reid. "We are actively discussing the building with potential anchor tenants."

When completed, the Harwood District is estimated to be valued at more than $3 billion - about the same as Plano's much touted Legacy West development.


I expect nothing but mediocrity from Harwood.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby citygeek » 14 Jun 2019 16:19

And you probably won't be disappointed.


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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Otronivel81 » 19 Jun 2019 08:09

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I expect nothing but mediocrity from Harwood.


A little harsh, eh?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Kelley USA » 19 Jun 2019 09:15

Otronivel81 wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I expect nothing but mediocrity from Harwood.


A little harsh, eh?


I guess I have poor taste... I'm generally pleased with the Harwood designs. I think they've design some really pretty buildings and I'm excited to see how the new hotel comes out!

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 19 Jun 2019 09:57

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Otronivel81 wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I expect nothing but mediocrity from Harwood.


A little harsh, eh?


No look at their developments. They're always underwhelming. The designs are always promising. But the end product doesn't live up to the billing. And the entire district is not even walkable. They've been planning their district for 20 years and they haven't shown to be willing to improve the cohesion in the area. They're just mediocre in what they do. They're more interested in building stuff that looks good from i-35. But up close the area is rather ....meh.

Just mediocre in every sense really. There's nothing that stands out in the neighborhood..think about it ..what is so great about their district?..there's nothing....it's only positive is it's proximity to other areas..but the Harwood district itself mediocre

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby exelone31 » 19 Jun 2019 11:18

Totally agree with Tivo. I think if you looked and individual properties on their own merits, you would say "eh, not bad". But if you look at the entire neighborhood and what they are saying they are trying to accomplish, it really falls short.

This area could have been designed with both more height AND more walkability, and neither of those have happened.

Happy to see density, but it is easy to see where meat was left on the bone.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Austin55 » 19 Jun 2019 12:04

Harwood feels like a well located suburban office tower park at street level.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby clcrash19 » 19 Jun 2019 15:46

Its better than nothing, some of the buildings aren't poorly designed.. and happiest hour seems to be pretty successful especially on game nights

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tucy » 19 Jun 2019 16:38

clcrash19 wrote:Its better than nothing, some of the buildings aren't poorly designed.


Now, that's some high praise. ;-) Maybe Harwood should quote this in their marketing material.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Mr. Amsterdam » 19 Jun 2019 18:38

Austin55 wrote:Harwood feels like a well located suburban office tower park at street level.


Well said
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 19 Jun 2019 22:03

Tucy wrote:
clcrash19 wrote:Its better than nothing, some of the buildings aren't poorly designed.


Now, that's some high praise. ;-) Maybe Harwood should quote this in their marketing material.

"The Harwood District..Hey, it's better than nothing.."

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby texasstar » 20 Jun 2019 07:41

Hey, how about we're getting yet another 40-story tower.
Thanks, Harwood!!!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Dallas12 » 20 Jun 2019 22:07

texasstar wrote:Hey, how about we're getting yet another 40-story tower.
Thanks, Harwood!!!

Indeed. There are some idiotic armchair quarterback comments in here regarding this announcement. But, I guess this is the interwebz after all...

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby I45Tex » 21 Jun 2019 09:28

texasstar wrote:Hey, how about we're getting yet another 40-story tower.
Thanks, Harwood!!!


Oh c'mon man. An investment is not special just because it is successful for an investor, any more than investment is good for urban life just because it is unusually intensive.

The only meaningful critique of Harwood District would be, "North Dallas status pursuers would not have rented in a real neighborhood, so the only viable options were to build a vertical suburban office park here or to build this space in the suburbs as another horizontal office park."

But unless that was true, it's pointless to just chide people for ingratitude. They're noticing it's high-dollar low-quality urbanism and they're not idiots for thinking that that places limits on what the core can become in the future.

Maybe you are sure we're still so far from those overall limits, today, that getting any new warm bodies in there is the most important thing for future community investment. Fine; that's a difference of opinion on strategy.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 21 Jun 2019 11:49

Maybe those that lease space in Harwood are saying this is what they want so really Harwood is delivering a product that sells.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 21 Jun 2019 13:40

^ Considering this is building number 11 it certainly looks like they know what they're doing.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Otronivel81 » 24 Jun 2019 13:59

IMHO, consideration should definitely be given to the lease rates in Dallas compared to the major cities with which some on this forum seem to be comparing our city to.
We're not going to get Paris, NYC, Tokyo, London, etc... level of design if the buildings can't command the lease rates to pay for them and right now Dallas is a bargain compared to a lot of places.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 24 Jun 2019 14:02

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Considering this is building number 11 it certainly looks like they know what they're doing.


How would Harwood executives know what's good for the neighborhood since I doubt they live there...

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Cbdallas » 24 Jun 2019 14:19

Because what was there before was so wonderful....empty derelict land that stray dogs used to roam free. It is easy to be a critic when you have none of your coin in the game.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Dallas12 » 24 Jun 2019 18:01

cowboyeagle05 wrote:
Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ Considering this is building number 11 it certainly looks like they know what they're doing.


How would Harwood executives know what's good for the neighborhood since I doubt they live there...

Two live in the Azure that I know of... or at least did at one point. The fact Harwood has to deal with streets that are essentially runways for cars hauling ass onto or off of the DNT, I’d say they have taken lemons and made lemonade.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby citygeek » 25 Jun 2019 07:04

My biggest concern about Harwood district is, as was mentioned above, the speedway effect of McKinnon and Harry Hines slicing through an ever denser development and the difficulty that brings in terms of any sort of ground level retail, restaurant or pedestrian activity.

It's of course, understandable given that these two streets are the on/off ramps to the Tollway. Maybe over time as additional build out occurs speeding can be better controlled.

Even though the proposed designs often are less striking than the finished buildings I still think this is a pretty damn nice development investing in the core of the city and blending into Uptown and Victory is great. The newest proposed tower will be stunning if it turns out close to how we see it in the rendering. Each bulding IS getting a little better.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 06 Aug 2019 21:33

Not sure which Harwood District thread to place this so I am leaving it here....

Glammy restaurant Te Deseo is opening in hot Dallas neighborhood

https://www.guidelive.com/restaurant-op ... 1560541361

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby clcrash19 » 23 Aug 2019 13:58

Drove by today and noticed that the fence has gone up around this area, saying Harwood 12..

Wondering if this thing is getting close to fruition. Also brand new harwood skyscraper advertisement went up, saying harwood is hotter right now than a texas summer.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby Tnexster » 23 Aug 2019 14:23

clcrash19 wrote:Drove by today and noticed that the fence has gone up around this area, saying Harwood 12..

Wondering if this thing is getting close to fruition. Also brand new harwood skyscraper advertisement went up, saying harwood is hotter right now than a texas summer.


Wow, that's the big one! Hope we see an updated rendering soon.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Postby I45Tex » 23 Aug 2019 14:44

clcrash19 wrote:Drove by today and noticed that the fence has gone up around this area, saying Harwood 12.


They are still trying to prelease that office tower, so they may be taking people by the site now.
But they can't do much vertically till they have an obstruction determination for the cranes, which each have to file separately from the permanent structure and have not been proposed to FAA yet.


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