The_Overdog wrote:Per Gables Turtle Creek's website, these rent for $1400 (1 bed 800 sq ft) - $2500 (2 bed 1300 sq ft) a month, so this is a pure density play as I'm sure they can't get much more rent than that. That's a really good sign about what is going on in Dallas. Walkscore is a 90! They advertise laminate floors and 10' ceilings so these units aren't exactly fancy currently.
I also wish all these areas would stop playing 'density' games unless they are willing to lock everything down to a set number of floors ala Paris or Washington DC, but that's my opinion. Should be either rigidly set or anything goes, but this messing with companies in-between is for the birds.
I don't think density limits are needed. If anything we need more of it. Paris and DC have limits but it makes sense there; they wanted to prevent their City's archetural history from being drownded in a see of modern high rises. Dallas is a young city that grew during the post high rise era....So I don't see how placing limits does anything for us? We already have the high rises..
However, I wish the density would grow in other Neighborhoods other than Uptown. I hope West/East Dallas get more dense. That would be a great opportunity for the city of Dallas to create Mid-Rise (4-10 story) Neighborhoods that are wonderful for walking. These type of Neighborhoods are synonymous with walking cities like Paris and DC. Look at DC's Neighborhoods: Petworth, Foggy Bottom, Columbia Heights...
The density in these places are more enjoyable since they are at human scale, IMO. I would love for something like this here ,but with a Texan vibe...
Attached is Petworth in DC.
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