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Interesting new article:

 

http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2014/september/why-investors-are-flocking-to-downtown-dallas

 

Huge corporate campuses are being built in the northern suburbs, and Uptown office buildings are securing record-breaking rental rates. But the biggest commercial real estate story in Dallas may be the revitalization of the city’s urban core, where a staggering number of redevelopment projects are setting the stage for a major transformation.

Activity is focused on the city’s center, the area between Pacific Avenue and Main, Commerce, and Elm streets. Sales volume in the core is “off the charts,” says Jon Altschuler, partner at Altschuler and Co. Even more noticeable, he says, are the capital improvements new property owners are making. “When I step out of Thanksgiving Tower and head in either direction, it feels like I should be wearing a hard hat,” he says. “There is so much construction activity. Welding, banging, building—you can tell it’s going to be a different streetscape in 18 months.

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It seems so many cities around the US and Canada are finally reaching critical mass right around the same time.  I wonder why capacity building has taken so long, whether it's generational, whether it's primarily economic (art follows moneymaking), and whether it will take off even more as Boomers retire to walkable areas.

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Downtown Dallas suffers from the same issues as ours. There are surface lots and not a lot of pedestrian activity, except for pockets of resteraunt and bars (and around the DART station). But they are pushing in the right direction, like us, realizing the vital infrastructure and brand new park space can sprout an entire district.

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When I look at the Dallas devmap, it looks like not much is going on.

is it up to date?

http://devmap.io/cities/dallas/developments

 

I think that map is missing a lot of their projects. Dallas' uptown/downtown area has a couple years head start on our downtown area. They have a lot of recently completed and under construction projects while most of ours are just starting. However, most of theirs are in the 20-story range while we have a couple proposed/under construction at or above 40-stories.

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Dallas has a LOT more vacant space downtown. The tunnel system isn't well developed either, which arguably puts surface level activity at an advantage.

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Sounds - and looks like - a lot of renovation projects.  Which is great!  That'll be one way for Dallas to minimize the amount of available CBD office space.  Conversion.  Good to see them moving forward.  And Uptown Dallas is certainly happening.

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I think that map is missing a lot of their projects. Dallas' uptown/downtown area has a couple years head start on our downtown area. They have a lot of recently completed and under construction projects while most of ours are just starting. However, most of theirs are in the 20-story range while we have a couple proposed/under construction at or above 40-stories.

 

Agreed. There are many towers going up in uptown as well as our Cityplace area. Most of these are in the 20 to 25 something story range. Which is kinda a bummer but we are building density leading into downtown which looks great. (Think Philadelphia style but with modern buildings).

All beautiful bldgs just shorter.

 

The tallest approved thing we have going up is the Bleu Ciel in uptown at 33 stories. Of course that's just approved. There are many others proposed of course. The one Im excited about is of the potential monster tower Ross Perot Jr is trying to build.

 

 

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Here's another one:
 
Sept 2, 2014
 
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J.P. Morgan Asset Management bought the empty block, which is across the street from its Trammell Crow Center skyscraper.

The New York based investment firm plans to use the block at Ross and Olive Street to construct a mixed-use project that includes hundreds of parking spaces for the office tower, real estate brokers say.
Quote:

Real estate brokers say that along with a parking garage to serve Trammell Crow Center, the real estate firm is considering retail space, apartments or even a hotel to include in the project.
 

 

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2014/09/j-p-morgan-buys-downtown-dallas-block.html/

 

 

 

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Philadulphia is just so wonderfully great. I hope dallas can be as good as that one day in the far off distant future so that when people go there they say "wow, this so international and is better than New York and Chicago put together". Damn. We can dream can't we? Everything is the rad bomb. Cool.

 

:lol: This is my hometown so of course I want it to be the best it can be. Our skyline will never come close to Chicago's at least not in my lifetime unless there is some freakish boom period lol. However there IS a TON of land in South Dallas that we are not using. And Dallas is bigger than Chicago land-wise(Houston is bigger!) I do dream of our skyline streching into parts of that (without spoiling our huge urban forest down there). Also West Dallas may see growth next.

 

We already are a great city and are THE trading post of the region.. that's how we got started in the first place. We have no water port but still did well. Just like Atlanta. Same thing with them. We are still growing and its actually caused some Dallasites to move OUT of Dallas because its becoming too much. My half-sister is one of them. She moved to Tyler for a slower pace. We (and Houston) have the craziest drivers but take a careful look at their license plates they're usually "foreign" Haha.

 

But I've learned a city is more than a bunch of skyscrapers. Its more complicated than that. But you never know.....all I can say is be careful what you wish for....you might just get it. :o

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Just to be clear; here is a list of the buildings currently under construction in downtown Dallas (new construction, not including building rehabs).  

 

Hall Arts Tower.  An 18-story office building.

Fairfield West End.  A 5-story apartment building.

Alta Farmers Market  (not sure if these have actually started construction yet).   a 4-story apartment building

 

 

If you use the expanded definition of downtown Dallas (to include Uptown and other adjacent areas, you get to add:

 

SkyHouse.  24-story apartment building.

McKinney & Olive.   23 story office building.

Uptown Plaza.  23 story apartment building.

Frost Tower.  22 story office building.

One Dallas.  20 story apartment building.

Richards Group HQ.  18 story office building.

Alexan Skyline.  10 story apartment building on top of parking garage.

1900 Cedar Springs.  9 story apartment building on top of existing 5 story parking garage.

Gables McKinney Ave.   8 story apartment building.

Routh Street Flats.  7 story apartment building.

Camden Victory Park.  5 story apartment building.

Elan City Lights.  5 story apartment building.

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Agreed. There are many towers going up in uptown as well as our Cityplace area. Most of these are in the 20 to 25 something story range. Which is kinda a bummer but we are building density leading into downtown which looks great. (Think Philadelphia style but with modern buildings).

All beautiful bldgs just shorter.

 

The tallest approved thing we have going up is the Bleu Ciel in uptown at 33 stories. Of course that's just approved. There are many others proposed of course. The one Im excited about is of the potential monster tower Ross Perot Jr is trying to build.

 

Blue Ciel (wonder the pronuciation?)... looks somewhat similar to the one time proposed 2nd Residential Highrise at Regent Squre at the former Allen House location off Allen Parkway.

 

And like many in Houston - while I'd love to see a masterpiece of tall architecture - I'm happy with the quality Hines is currently putting out there in all their buildings.  Not grand/world beating architecture, but significant and relevant, and quality.  Houston and Dallas are similar in that both have seen plenty of mediocre architecture (like any big city) over the years.  Dallas' Theater/Museum District area is really moving forward with nice architecture - even if I feel that some of those architects are purely around for flashy/neighborhood clashing designs (OMA... pretty much anything Foster does etc.)

 

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Just to be clear; here is a list of the buildings currently under construction in downtown Dallas (new construction, not including building rehabs).  

 

Hall Arts Tower.  An 18-story office building.

Fairfield West End.  A 5-story apartment building.

Alta Farmers Market  (not sure if these have actually started construction yet).   a 4-story apartment building

 

 

If you use the expanded definition of downtown Dallas (to include Uptown and other adjacent areas, you get to add:

 

SkyHouse.  24-story apartment building.

McKinney & Olive.   23 story office building.

Uptown Plaza.  23 story apartment building.

Frost Tower.  22 story office building.

One Dallas.  20 story apartment building.

Richards Group HQ.  18 story office building.

Alexan Skyline.  10 story apartment building on top of parking garage.

1900 Cedar Springs.  9 story apartment building on top of existing 5 story parking garage.

Gables McKinney Ave.   8 story apartment building.

Routh Street Flats.  7 story apartment building.

Camden Victory Park.  5 story apartment building.

Elan City Lights.  5 story apartment building.

 

Excellent list Houston19514!

 

Yes the cranes are part of the skyline right now. haha. You can see them from my area in Northeast Dallas.

 

Some of those I didnt even know about. We should be able to add the 33 story Bleu Ciel soon. Not sure when they are breaking ground. Should be soon :}

 

Thanx!

 

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Blue Ciel (wonder the pronuciation?)... looks somewhat similar to the one time proposed 2nd Residential Highrise at Regent Squre at the former Allen House location off Allen Parkway.

 

And like many in Houston - while I'd love to see a masterpiece of tall architecture - I'm happy with the quality Hines is currently putting out there in all their buildings.  Not grand/world beating architecture, but significant and relevant, and quality.  Houston and Dallas are similar in that both have seen plenty of mediocre architecture (like any big city) over the years.  Dallas' Theater/Museum District area is really moving forward with nice architecture - even if I feel that some of those architects are purely around for flashy/neighborhood clashing designs (OMA... pretty much anything Foster does etc.)

 

 

I believe its pronounced like "Blue Seal". Spelt Bleu Ciel. :]

 

I didnt know it looked like the bldg you mentioned. Gonna have to check that out. I know the Dallas Skyhouse looks just like the Houston Skyhouse or whatever its name is. Haha.

Thanksgiving Tower in Dallas looks almost exactly like Minneapolis' tallest bldg. :D

Copycat architecture everywhere in multiple cities.

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Excellent list Houston19514!

 

Yes the cranes are part of the skyline right now. haha. You can see them from my area in Northeast Dallas.

 

Some of those I didnt even know about. We should be able to add the 33 story Bleu Ciel soon. Not sure when they are breaking ground. Should be soon :}

 

Thanx!

 

 

I wouldn't be counting on Bleu Ciel starting real soon.  I'm sure they have to sell quite a few units before they proceed with construction.  We shall see.

 

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WOW!!!! 3 new buildings in downtown dallas!!!! 18, 5 and 4 stories tall AND in the rest of the city 12 others between 5-24 floors and maybe even including the goliath 33-story Blue Seal soon?

 

Man. Why can't Houston ever build anything or think BIG?!?! God damn it!! I know I speak for everyone in Houston when I say we are sooooooooooo jellous of all the construction up there. We don't got nothing. Congratulations dallas for your wonderful majestic feat. I think you can see Downtown dallas from El Paso now!!!

 

y'all should go to the New York and Chicago websites and tell them that dallas is going to be bigger and better than they are pretty soon and that they better watch out because dallas is architecturally more significant since more big buildings are being built in dallas than up there in those rust belts. Keep us posted so that we know what it's like to live in the big city where big pretty buildings are being built. Houston is lucky if they just update the local Dairy Queen.  :angry2:

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WOW!!!! 3 new buildings in downtown dallas!!!! 18, 5 and 4 stories tall AND in the rest of the city 12 others between 5-24 floors and maybe even including the goliath 33-story Blue Seal soon?

 

Man. Why can't Houston ever build anything or think BIG?!?! God damn it!! I know I speak for everyone in Houston when I say we are sooooooooooo jellous of all the construction up there. We don't got nothing. Congratulations dallas for your wonderful majestic feat. I think you can see Downtown dallas from El Paso now!!!

 

y'all should go to the New York and Chicago websites and tell them that dallas is going to be bigger and better than they are pretty soon and that they better watch out because dallas is architecturally more significant since more big buildings are being built in dallas than up there in those rust belts. Keep us posted so that we know what it's like to live in the big city where big pretty buildings are being built. Houston is lucky if they just update the local Dairy Queen.  :angry2:

 

Thank you MetroWest! I know its difficult with all of our success here. Hey dont feel bad about the Dairy Queen. They have some great food! I heard they updating the Houston location with a new unisex bathroom for transgender people. That way you wont have to be confused anymore. Hurray!

 

Alright Houston :lol:

 

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Why the hostility Metro West?  This is the Dallas sub-forum in HAIF.  There was a time .... just a few months ago when Houston would have been good to have 3 highrises under construction in DT.

 

Relax.  Take the negative Dallas vs Houston stuff somewhere else.

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I heard they updating the Houston location with a new unisex bathroom for transgender people. That way you wont have to be confused anymore. Hurray!

Alright Houston :lol:

While I'm not condoning MetroWest's childish and sarcastic comments, referring to transgendered people as "confused" is pretty ignorant in itself. This topic has nothing to do with that issue and moderators should remove it from the thread.
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Glad to hear that Dallas is seeing significant centralized development too. The fact that multiple major Texas cities are being revitalized in this way bodes well for the entire state. It'll be interesting to see how both Houston and Dallas deal with urban planning and infrastructure issues in their cores, especially since both cities have similar patterns of growth.

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Just to be clear; here is a list of the buildings currently under construction in downtown Dallas (new construction, not including building rehabs).  

 

Hall Arts Tower.  An 18-story office building.

Fairfield West End.  A 5-story apartment building.

Alta Farmers Market  (not sure if these have actually started construction yet).   a 4-story apartment building

 

 

If you use the expanded definition of downtown Dallas (to include Uptown and other adjacent areas, you get to add:

 

SkyHouse.  24-story apartment building.

McKinney & Olive.   23 story office building.

Uptown Plaza.  23 story apartment building.

Frost Tower.  22 story office building.

One Dallas.  20 story apartment building.

Richards Group HQ.  18 story office building.

Alexan Skyline.  10 story apartment building on top of parking garage.

1900 Cedar Springs.  9 story apartment building on top of existing 5 story parking garage.

Gables McKinney Ave.   8 story apartment building.

Routh Street Flats.  7 story apartment building.

Camden Victory Park.  5 story apartment building.

Elan City Lights.  5 story apartment building.

 

For comparison, here’s a list of under construction projects in downtown Houston.

 

609 Main at Texas: 48-story office building

Market Square Tower: 40-story residential building

Marriot Marquis: 29-story hotel

1111 Travis: 24-story office building

1311 Louisiana: 16-story parking garage

Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites: 14-story hotel

700 Crawford: 7-story residential building

Convention Center Office/Hotel: 6-story office/parking garage with plans for a 14-20 hotel on top

Block 334: 5-story residential

 

We also have about 5 or 6 mid-rise projects under construction in Midtown. Overall, I'd say that Houston is pretty comparable to Dallas in the number of projects going up in and around its downtown, but Houston has a little more height.

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I kinda wanted to do another thread for photos of Dallas construction. Would that be too much? Or should I just add them to this thread? Cause the construction wont be just in dwntown.

 

I would love some photos of Dallas construction.

 

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but Houston has a little more height.

 

Of it course. Houston has more and bigger throughout the city. Its the true Texas skyscraper city.  It ranks higher on the Raime ratings at number #4 but Dallas is nipping at Los Angeles' heels at #6 which Im proud of.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Raime/Skyline_rankings

 

Of course these change a lot. There's developments all over the country. Im just glad Texas has such great cities.

Though Dallas is the third most populous*cough*..... I consider Houston and Dallas to be the New York and Chicago of Texas. :D

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I would love some photos of Dallas construction.

 

 

In the name of Sir Bill Hicks.. I will see if I can muster up something manana. ;)

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WOW!!!! 3 new buildings in downtown dallas!!!! 18, 5 and 4 stories tall AND in the rest of the city 12 others between 5-24 floors and maybe even including the goliath 33-story Blue Seal soon?

 

Man. Why can't Houston ever build anything or think BIG?!?! God damn it!! I know I speak for everyone in Houston when I say we are sooooooooooo jellous of all the construction up there. We don't got nothing. Congratulations dallas for your wonderful majestic feat. I think you can see Downtown dallas from El Paso now!!!

 

y'all should go to the New York and Chicago websites and tell them that dallas is going to be bigger and better than they are pretty soon and that they better watch out because dallas is architecturally more significant since more big buildings are being built in dallas than up there in those rust belts. Keep us posted so that we know what it's like to live in the big city where big pretty buildings are being built. Houston is lucky if they just update the local Dairy Queen.  :angry2:

 

Take it down a notch, Metro West.  This is the Dallas forum.  If you don't like what's going on in Dallas, don't read it.  But please do re-read the Terms of Service that you agreed to when you joined HAIF, and the rules that govern the Dallas/Fort Worth section of the forum.  Play nice, or GTFO.

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but Houston has a little more height.

 

Of it course. Houston has more and bigger throughout the city. Its the true Texas skyscraper city.  It ranks higher on the Raime ratings at number #4 but Dallas is nipping at Los Angeles' heels at #6 which Im proud of.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Raime/Skyline_rankings

 

Of course these change a lot. There's developments all over the country. Im just glad Texas has such great cities.

Though Dallas is the third most populous*cough*..... I consider Houston and Dallas to be the New York and Chicago of Texas. :D

 

Or maybe New York and Chicago are the Houston and Dallas of whatever they call that area north of Texas.  :P

 

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Intuitively, IronTiger, vacancy is an indicator of a lack of health.  But it's not that simple.

For one thing, the cost to the tenant to occupy older space and get it up to snuff can actually be unattractive compared to brand-new class A space.

For another thing, space that is subeconomic for trophy uses is actually a gift to neighborhood diversity --  Uptown:Manhattan::DTD:Brooklyn

As long as we don't demolish aging buildings, there is opportunity for cool things to happen alongside new construction.  That's an asset, especially in the Sunbelt, where there are few such neighborhoods.

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fkp5:  thanks for the list.  I've made a few corrections and attempted to complete it with the projects in midtown and other downtown-adjacent areas:



For comparison, here’s a list of under construction projects in the greater downtown Houston area.

 

609 Main at Texas: 48-story office building

Market Square Tower: 40-story residential building

Hines Market Square:  32 story residential building

Marriot Marquis: 29-story hotel

1111 Travis: 24-story office building

SkyHouse Houston: 24 story residential building

1311 Louisiana: 16-story parking garage

Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites: 14-story hotel

500 Crawford: 8-story residential building

GHP Building: 10-story office/parking garage with plans for a 14-20 hotel on top

UHD Welcome Center/Parking:  5 story building.

Block 334: 5-story residential

 

3400 Montrose:  30 story residential building

The Southmore:  24 story residential building

Chelsea Montrose:  20 story residential building

Broadstone Skyline:  10 story residential building

Elan Heights:  10 story residential building

Alexan Midtown:  7 story residential building

Jefferson Heights:  7 story residential building

Dolce Midtown:  7 story residential building

Pearl  at the Mix:  6 story residential building

Hermann Park Plaza:  6 story residential building

3800 Main:  5 story residential building

The Hampstead:  5 story residential building

Midtown Arts Center:  3 story arts building

 

 

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Again, I ask, why is all this development going on when there's so much vacancy to be dealt with from overbuilding years ago?

 

Most of the renovation work I see starting to ramp up in Dallas' downtown is conversion from strictly office to multi-use - mostly residential/hotel.  I think if Dallas can eliminate some of the vacant space by turning it into residential space, then there may be some demand down the road for some additional office towers...even some that may be no taller than 20-25 floors.

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Most of the renovation work I see starting to ramp up in Dallas' downtown is conversion from strictly office to multi-use - mostly residential/hotel.  I think if Dallas can eliminate some of the vacant space by turning it into residential space, then there may be some demand down the road for some additional office towers...even some that may be no taller than 20-25 floors.

 

Yeah, that's one of the theories downtown Dallas boosters have been promoting for 20+ years.  But they've already converted most of the available buildings and they still have 20+% vacancy, one of the 2 or 3 worst in the nation.

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As long as we don't demolish aging buildings, there is opportunity for cool things to happen alongside new construction.  That's an asset, especially in the Sunbelt, where there are few such neighborhoods.

 

Agreed. I think both Houston and Dallas can agree that we wished we could have that beautiful anitiquity and architecture that they have on the East coast.  UGH!

 

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Agreed. I think both Houston and Dallas can agree that we wished we could have that beautiful anitiquity and architecture that they have on the East coast.  UGH!

 

 

I think the key to playing that up is PRESERVATION. For both cities. and using similar materials in modern uses.

 

So I went to SMU, and I know just how beautiful Dallas is. What is great about Dallas is the concentration of nice areas. Houston is spottier. Dallas' West End downtown is really really nice. It is important for that vibe to spread and be maintained well.

 

Overall reading the comments on this thread, I think we all should (if not already) start thinking positive sum. Houston and Dallas can improve greatly without harming each other... in fact the other's growth can only add to the success of the other city.

 

Transportation: in the next few decades, we will see connectivity much like the East Coast. I imagine these cities will all be connected by rail projects: Houston with Austin / Dallas / New Orleans / San Antonio (this reminds me alot of the NYC / Baltimore / DC / etc...)

 

For anyone insecure... I imagine Houston will always be the bigger city. Top rung of cities (size wise) is all near water or has a major port (NYC, LA, Chicago, Houston). Dallas is in a different category. Inland metropolis' (Dallas, Phoneix, Atlanta, San Antonio).

 

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Transportation: in the next few decades, we will see connectivity much like the East Coast. I imagine these cities will all be connected by rail projects: Houston with Austin / Dallas / New Orleans / San Antonio (this reminds me alot of the NYC / Baltimore / DC / etc...)

 

 

Sorry for the tangent, but in all the discussions about hsr and the Texas triangle elsewhere I never considered future expansion to New Orleans.  I know that's pie-in-the-sky right now, but I'd be cool to eventually have an hsr route from San Antonio to Houston to New Orleans, with maybe a stop near the casinos in Lake Charles.  We could call it the "Party Express" and Dallasites could connect to it via the upcoming Houston to Dallas hsr.

 

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Sorry for the tangent, but in all the discussions about hsr and the Texas triangle elsewhere I never considered future expansion to New Orleans.  I know that's pie-in-the-sky right now, but I'd be cool to eventually have an hsr route from San Antonio to Houston to New Orleans, with maybe a stop near the casinos in Lake Charles.  We could call it the "Party Express" and Dallasites could connect to it via the upcoming Houston to Dallas hsr.

 

 

I think it is bound to happen. And I am excited about the future transportation in the area.

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I can't speak for how it will look in the future, but it's pretty ugly and forgettable right now. ZERO cranes. Some low rise 2 or 3 story suburban style apartments mixed into a dilapidated abandoned part of downtown. I never see anybody walking around during the weekdays. 

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Jasno, I don't live in Dallas, but I'm pretty sure the picture you put up is taken from the north; if I'm reading the comments correctly Metro was beefing about the farmers market area down by the Concrete Canyon, south of downtown.

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I work in downtown dallas, less than 2 blocks away from farmers market.

 

Uptown dallas is booming and has several scattered cranes building a few 20 something story buildings. I see nothing of interest currently going on in downtown. Farmers market area has potential, but currently it is quiet and lifeless (at least on the weekdays). The buildings in the farmers market area are seriously outdated and not in a good way. They look neglected. The residential buildings in farmers market look like suburban style townhomes. If they fill in the farmers market area with more of those it could make a nice inner city neighboorhood one day. But the truth is farmers market area does not have any of the classic signs that it is 'booming' at this time. Once you go south of Commerce St. it is dead.  No cranes. No people. No Boom.

 

Quit trying to make dallas out to be more than it is. We all know what it is.

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 Okay I hear you Metro W.

I wish I could change the title of this thread to just New Dallas development. Instead of just specifying Downtown. Got myself boxed in.

 

Anyways some interesting news:

Developer wants to build a 37 story residential high rise in the Fair Park area. in South Dallas It would be the first of its kind since Southside seems is always neglected. It'd be awesome to finally see a tower(s) over there! Here's the story with video. Hope they can make it happen

 

http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2014/09/06/victor-russell-mmr-realty-advisors-high-rise-fair-park-cotton-bowl-tower-apartments/15163765/

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 Okay I hear you Metro W.

I wish I could change the title of this thread to just New Dallas development. Instead of just specifying Downtown. Got myself boxed in.

 

Anyways some interesting news:

Developer wants to build a 37 story residential high rise in the Fair Park area. in South Dallas It would be the first of its kind since Southside seems is always neglected. It'd be awesome to finally see a tower(s) over there! Here's the story with video. Hope they can make it happen

 

http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2014/09/06/victor-russell-mmr-realty-advisors-high-rise-fair-park-cotton-bowl-tower-apartments/15163765/

 

 

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I work in downtown dallas, less than 2 blocks away from farmers market.

 

Uptown dallas is booming and has several scattered cranes building a few 20 something story buildings. I see nothing of interest currently going on in downtown. Farmers market area has potential, but currently it is quiet and lifeless (at least on the weekdays). The buildings in the farmers market area are seriously outdated and not in a good way. They look neglected. The residential buildings in farmers market look like suburban style townhomes. If they fill in the farmers market area with more of those it could make a nice inner city neighboorhood one day. But the truth is farmers market area does not have any of the classic signs that it is 'booming' at this time. Once you go south of Commerce St. it is dead.  No cranes. No people. No Boom.

 

Quit trying to make dallas out to be more than it is. We all know what it is.

 

 

 

 

 

The Farmer's Market is totally being redeveloped, so how does that not equal a boom?

 
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Uptown's Frost Tower looking good. Lands prime tenant.

 

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2014/09/uptowns-frost-tower-lands-prime-tenant-for-top-floor.html/

 

A new Uptown office tower has landed an important business tenant.

An international family investment firm has leased the top floor of the new Frost Tower, which is being built on McKinnon Street near the south entrance to the Dallas North Tollway.

The Rochon Family Office has rented almost 9,500 square feet on the 22nd floor of the new highrise, which will open next spring. The tenant also has an option to take additional space.

Rochon joins Frost Bank as the first tenants in the 167,000-square-foot office project being built by developer Harwood International.

John Rochon Jr. said the new Uptown location will support the family firm’s long-term growth. Its office is now located in Plano.

“Our world headquarters is going to reflect not only what we have built over the last 25 years but even more importantly what we are in the process of building now and for generations to come,” Rochon said. “We want our company to attract the very finest professional talent, especially in specialized areas such as finance and accounting.

“We know that having our headquarters located in the heart of the city is tremendously appealing.”

 

 

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Hall Downtown Highrise almost finished.

 

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2014/09/construction-on-downtown-dallas-tower-tops-out.html/

 

Hall Financial has topped out its new downtown Dallas office tower.

The KPMG Plaza is under construction in the Arts District between Ross Avenue and Flora Street.

The 18-story, 500,000-square-foot office high-rise will open in April.

Major tenants in the building include accounting firm KPMG and Dallas law firm Jackson Walker LP.

The building was designed by Dallas architect HKS. Turner Construction is the general contractor.

KPMG Plaza is the tallest multi-tenant office project built in downtown

 

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Uptown's Frost Tower looking good. Lands prime tenant.

 

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2014/09/uptowns-frost-tower-lands-prime-tenant-for-top-floor.html/

 

A new Uptown office tower has landed an important business tenant.

An international family investment firm has leased the top floor of the new Frost Tower, which is being built on McKinnon Street near the south entrance to the Dallas North Tollway.

The Rochon Family Office has rented almost 9,500 square feet on the 22nd floor of the new highrise, which will open next spring. The tenant also has an option to take additional space.

Rochon joins Frost Bank as the first tenants in the 167,000-square-foot office project being built by developer Harwood International.

John Rochon Jr. said the new Uptown location will support the family firm’s long-term growth. Its office is now located in Plano.

“Our world headquarters is going to reflect not only what we have built over the last 25 years but even more importantly what we are in the process of building now and for generations to come,” Rochon said. “We want our company to attract the very finest professional talent, especially in specialized areas such as finance and accounting.

“We know that having our headquarters located in the heart of the city is tremendously appealing.”

 

 

 

 

very odd that they committed the top floor to tenant taking less than half the floor.

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