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  1. It is quiet now because DART claimed they didn't have the money to finish the rail to Irving [Las Colinas] as planned. There is 4 billion dollars of personal investment in TOD [transit oriented development] waiting to meet up with the rail stations planned along the orange line in Irving. These developments will be in Las Colinas and in its lead in developments. What I find incredible is that one can expect investments to increase the closer one gets to the opening date of the rail stations. When splitting relocations up into global, national and regional headquarters, Las Colinas is a gre
  2. One has to read between the lines. http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/archive...ons-in-dal.html If Central Dallas is the premier business district in DFW, then why is it having to pay out benefits to keep ATT? The queston of what business district will become the premier district in the DFW area is in flux. In my opinion, it is in a state of transition from Central Dallas to Las Colinas. This is why the buildings in downtown Dallas are similar in style or size from the types of buildings that are being built or planned along the Platinum Corridor, Telecom Corridor, downtown Fort Worth, or L
  3. Why not close the DFW section altogether then? By closing the DFW section, then DFW will go away. I can tell you this though. If you want to know about DFW, don't go to a DFW forum. They will just tell you what they want to hear and what you want to hear. For now I'm going to quit posting in this thread. This thread was intended for occasional updates. Thank you.
  4. Losing global headquarters of energy companies to Las Colinas in the future would do nothing to take away Houston's designation as the energy capital of the world. I could see energy companies moving their global headquarters out of the state of Texas altogether with the reason that it would improve their image with the rest of the nation. So, that wouldn't bode well for Las Colinas either. But none of this would alter Houston's designation as the energy capital of the world. See, my argument is that Las Colinas is the big magnate because of its close proximity to DFW airport. Has nothing
  5. Speak of the devil, MidtownCoog. Did you ever know a professor Austin? He was one of my philosophy professors at U of H. My philosophy professors knew more about English than my English professors which is kind of incredible because the English / Creative Writing school at U of H is supposed to have some of the best English / Creative Writing professors in the world. But U of H also has a great philosophy school too. Ad hominem -- a meaning in the dictionary which people can read and understand clearly and yet take no heed. A mysterious word whose definition always seems to exist just o
  6. Look. I attended the University of Houston. My minor was in philosophy so I know what ad hominem means. This means you too have the ability to know what it means and behave yourself. Let me take the time to praise the University of Houston. It had the second rated school in the nation in regards to English and Creative Writing while its philosophy school, although an undergraduate program, was rated, at that time, number 4 in the nation. Of course, its physic's school got it internation attention as well. So, please, let us try to meditate on the meaning of 'ad hominem.' It means foc
  7. Please. Don't spark the end to this thread with your ad hominem behavior. I need it left open for future updates. Thank you.
  8. The future is always crazy for those who can't think outside the box. If you contend that Houston has no threat then not only are you failing to think outside of the box but you are being unwise. I witnessed this type of attitude in Houston before the last oil depression.
  9. I am referring to the political situation in Central Dallas. There is always a cat (black panthers) ready to pounce across the Trinity River at the slightest provocation. The "I" word (Industrial) scandal probably served to run off a lot of investors from Central Dallas. The political situation in Central Dallas is a powder keg. On top of this, the economic development in Central Dallas is top down backasswards. The social effort there subsidizes the development of empty office space at the detrement of the whole metropolitan area. The bottom to up philosophy that small businesses devel
  10. When one divides the concept of "relocation" up into global, nation and regional headquarters, I think the advantage of Las Colinas will be as a global headquarters. Example Exxon. People in Houston tend to be unaware that the majority of Exxon is based in their city. They just consider the global headquarters of Exxon in Irving. That is a real threat to Houston in the future that more of the oil companies based there decide to base their global headquarters in Las Colinas. Now, it is very unlikely that these companies would ever decide to move their global headquarters to downtown Dalla
  11. Downtown Dallas doesn't have that much retail either. That designation goes to the platinum corridor with its malls and the city of Addison. The next wave of development in Las Colinas will tend to that shortage of retail. http://www.cityofirving.org/news-articles/02-15-071.html
  12. When bickering between aspects of the two metropolitan areas, which is Texas culture, Houstonians tend to concentrate on Central Dallas. Central Dallas is not at the heart of the Metroplex. It has been moved off to the east and to the south. It is even further away politically from what some consider the real Dallas. Most think the real Dallas moved north years ago and will continue doing so until it moves to Oklahoma.
  13. Las Colinas was just a suburban office park before its last expansion. We tend to think of urban in established terms, tall buildings for example, rather than including whatever it has become in its contemporary form. Right now contemporary urban is low rise, mixed use developments based around TOD and town centers. The developments in Irving will begin with small amounts of office space. Las Colinas isn't a suburban office park but something between that and the conventional downtown best defined as a boomburb: http://www.mi.vt.edu/data/files/talks/planning_boomburbs.pdf Unlike the
  14. I just think people in Houston don't see a shift in the office market in DFW. Once again, downtown Dallas hasn't been the premium district to build office buildings for a while now. That designation goes to the little micro downtown of Preston Center which only has that distinction because of its marvelous location and its very limited area to build. The premium area for business in the future is going to be around Las Colinas, in my opinion, with the premium area in Central Dallas concentrated around the Arts District. People keep focusing on Central Dallas which has been a shrinking marke
  15. I didn't expect much from this thread until some numbers do come in which could take some time. I'm just thinking that part of the reason Uptown is slowing down, besides a dip in the economy of course, is that a shift is taking place with investors deciding to invest in Las Colinas in the future. The investment in Uptown, and in Central Dallas in particular, is going to be focused rather than spread out as has been the case. Las Colinas tends to attract phenomonal investment. I'll post numbers on this in the future. The last investment which was over 7 billion lost steam as most investors d
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