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cowboyeagle05
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 27 Dec 2018 19:07

The article is an opinion piece written by Kourtney G. from Downtown Dallas Inc. Its merely a cheerleading article meant to just stir up interest from those who may be interested in the work Downtown Dallas Inc is doing. It's just another PR piece for those who don't know the nuts and bolts of what's really going on. I would largely ignore it. There are some positives but she is just doing what Downtown Dallas Inc does which is add a curtain over the details of what's not working and still needs work.

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Tivo_Kenevil
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 27 Dec 2018 22:18

Downtown needs better sidewalk And more Residential

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eburress
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby eburress » 28 Dec 2018 09:48

Indeed, and fewer dead zones.

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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby willyk » 29 Dec 2018 04:35

I agree—-I think that a lot of downtown land sits idle for decades because it is zoned and priced for 50 story office towers that the market will not support.

The low rise residential in the Farmers Market seems to be doing well. If developers don’t want to be that low, then some 10-12 story residential like City Lights would make for some nice projects that would do well downtown.

As far as retail, I think VP is setting a good example. They are bringing in a good mix of destination restaraunts plus franchises and service businesses that will serve the locals. That would work downtown too.

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Cbdallas
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby Cbdallas » 30 Aug 2019 13:12

It is time for Dallas to develop a new plan for urban growth in and around downtown and become the leader for the entire region of this part of the US. Dallas City Center can offer what no suburb or other smaller city can offer the truly dense urban experience.

Similar to this: https://archpaper.com/2019/08/dtla-2040/

lakewoodhobo
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby lakewoodhobo » 04 Sep 2019 08:03

Cbdallas wrote:It is time for Dallas to develop a new plan for urban growth in and around downtown and become the leader for the entire region of this part of the US. Dallas City Center can offer what no suburb or other smaller city can offer the truly dense urban experience.

Similar to this: https://archpaper.com/2019/08/dtla-2040/


The 2011 Downtown 360 plan was updated in 2017 with a vision that focused on further connecting the core through "Catalytic Development Areas" like the HSR area, the "western Farmers Market" and the "northern West End". This is already happening thanks to public investment in the new parks and private investment in the East Quarter, Uber, etc.

I'd wait to update the plan again until the downtown parks are finished and we know if HSR and Harold Simmons Park move forward or what'll happen with 345. Those three projects are transformative by themselves, and together they would propel downtown to a whole new era. If some or none of them come to fruition by 2022 or 23, then the updated plan should focus on moving forward without them.

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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby willyk » 21 Sep 2019 03:50

We have a new neighborhood in real estate parlance...”North Downtown

Designed by BOKA Powell, Victory Commons is Hillwood Urban and USAA Real Estate's answer to growing demand for office space in the Uptown and North Downtown Dallas markets


https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/ ... 100898#ath

I45Tex
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby I45Tex » 21 Sep 2019 16:09

That is the journalist who filed an article this week about how real estate investors are concerned about the DFW market's shrinking margins, alongside an article describing Houston's market as "underrated." I suppose if you don't count as negative margins any of the holding costs of fifty to sixty million empty square feet on the sidelines of their office market, the rates for premium product still look pretty good! Bisnow usage of North Downtown may not indicate very much.

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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby itsjrd1964 » 22 Sep 2019 09:23

"North Downtown" sounds about as whatever and made-up as "South Victory". Neither area is really big enough IMO to have any kind of directional adjuncts. It would be as awkward sounding as "West Preston Hollow" or "East Design District".

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Cord1936
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby Cord1936 » 25 Sep 2019 22:31

Economic development campaign video just released by Downtown Dallas Inc.:

https://youtu.be/pvphLk7OWic

Article in D Magazine referencing video's release:

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/09/are-you-ready-to-run-through-a-brick-wall-to-sign-a-lease-in-downtown-dallas/

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Tivo_Kenevil
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 25 Sep 2019 23:48

This video has the background music of some epic battle scene in a movie. I don't get why the chose this.

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Jbarn
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby Jbarn » 26 Sep 2019 06:05

16,000 college students, 30 schools, 30 arts and entertainment centers....they must have pushed the downtown boundaries out pretty far.

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Tivo_Kenevil
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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 26 Sep 2019 09:24

Jbarn wrote:16,000 college students, 30 schools, 30 arts and entertainment centers....they must have pushed the downtown boundaries out pretty far.


Yeah, it's weird. Because they say 12K residents. Which refers to CBD. But then say 30 schools. Where are these schools exactly?

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Re: Downtown Progress

Postby eburress » 26 Sep 2019 12:33

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:This video has the background music of some epic battle scene in a movie. I don't get why the chose this.


Cool video, but I also thought the score was odd.


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