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Old 08-05-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: plano
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In Uptown there's not much height you can build and the zoning laws will not allow a building to be built of an extreme height outside of the urban core.

In Downtown there's no need for a really tall office building. You can building a high-rise office building with much more square footage than one that's over 50 stories tall.
So why are they building high rises in Houston all over the city, not just downtown or mid or uptown and we do not here? Why is the demand for high rises great there? I understand what can be done to avoid it but why does no one want one in Dallas area but there is demand in Houston

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Old 08-05-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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So why are they building high rises in Houston all over the city, not just downtown or mid or uptown and we do not here? Why is the demand for high rises great there? I understand what can be done to avoid it but why does no one want one in Dallas area but their is demand in Houston
Hear, HEAR!! My thoughts exactly!
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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So why are they building high rises in Houston all over the city, not just downtown or mid or uptown and we do not here? Why is the demand for high rises great there? I understand what can be done to avoid it but why does no one want one in Dallas area but there is demand in Houston
We can't building towers everywhere in Dallas because we have zoning, Houston does not. You will never see skyscrapers all over the city because it isn't allowed. For us to have skyscrapers all over the city, zoning laws would have to be changed.

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Old 08-05-2013, 11:00 PM
 
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Houston has several over 15 floor towers, office use, going up currently. I can not for the life of me figure out why they do and we do not
There are a lot more taller buildings in Houston, but a lot more billionaires in Dallas - Fort Worth. People just are more willing to buy into the bling bling of an empty box that is a skyscraper. When the empty skyscraper is foreclosed on, its still an empty box.

How ironical is it that the centerpiece of Chevron's downtown campus will be the former home office of the once house-of-cards called Enron?

The last real estate hoax involved developers, banks, and the cities. The cities would give the developers incentives, the banks would give the developers loans, and the developers would give the banks the property allowing it to be foreclosed on by way of declaring bankruptcy.

In the end, it is the people who have to pay out the nose.

Banks require developers today to have a major tenant already lined up. So, the developers feign momentum by already having an architectural design of the property made up. That is why they try to keep the plans quiet. They want it to appear boom boom boom as if, boom, here is the announcement, boom, here are the plans, and, boom, that they expect to line up a major tenant at any time.

You know, it is like fishing. If you get the major tenant, the bank gives you the loan. If you don't, your building doesn't get built and you file for bankruptcy on the property allowing it to be foreclosed upon.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Highrise development planned for old Hard Rock Cafe site on McKinney Avenue in Dallas

Highrise development planned for old Hard Rock Cafe site on McKinney Avenue in Dallas | Biz Beat Blog

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The new owners say they will build a 20-story apartment and retail tower with 200 luxury rental units and 30,000 square feet of retail space.


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Old 08-06-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Highrise development planned for old Hard Rock Cafe site on McKinney Avenue in Dallas

Highrise development planned for old Hard Rock Cafe site on McKinney Avenue in Dallas | Biz Beat Blog




Wow! I love it. Looks like the building going up near the Ritz, and the aqua in Chicago.
Crescent has designs on Uptown Dallas with eye-catching tower | Dallasnews.com - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Highrise development planned for old Hard Rock Cafe site on McKinney Avenue in Dallas | Biz Beat Blog
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The McKinney project is the latest in several apartment towers in the works in Dallas’ Uptown district.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: garland
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figures there's no mention of the designer when it's clearly a low cost knockoff of the Aqua tower in Chicago. I imagine the Stoneleigh companies looked out their window and just pointed to the wonderful design along their skyline and said, ' I want that but 10% the cost. Dallas won't know the difference.'
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Very nice - a great addition, but I just have trouble calling a 20-ish story building a high-rise... <sigh>
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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Well, that section is higher than downtown!
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