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Old 05-01-2020, 12:02 AM
 
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With Texas being one of the most moved to state here recently just what are the cores of the states largest six cities doing or preparing to do to accommodate the influx of growth???

In my opinion all six are handling it well with only a few hiccups...But vision and ambition is what creates world class cities......Hopefully in 15 or 20 years Texas will have 6.

In the meantime....The road to that status for all six is a constant work in progress.It will be so different in all of these cities in just a few short years,,,,And I can't wait to see it.


Post developments in the cores of each core so we can all learn the most current development phase in each.Also post future projects to help paint the vision for each city.....WE ARE ALL TEXAN...progress in ANY city benefits us all.....This Corona virus will not hold Texas back....we will Bounce back the quickest.

The Future of Texas Transportation
https://youtu.be/w2rwrkIgKC0



These clips are the newest updates for each city:

HOUSTON

Midtown: The future of Houston Development? The submarket of the future?
https://youtu.be/t3j1vd0vdeA

The changing face of downtown Houston
https://youtu.be/yNQTCXtDrDY

FUTURE/ VISION

Houston's abandoned KBR complex
https://youtu.be/nJYYtyZlHfU

Houston | Future Skyscrapers (Proposed, Under Construction)
https://youtu.be/xtp4TlbeMUg

SAN ANTONIO

Then & Now: 11 construction projects that reshaped downtown San Antonio in 2019
https://youtu.be/gkITdsrD8PY

City of San Antonio seeks input on development of future park next to Hays Street Bridge
https://youtu.be/ddgJqd0JSew

FUTURE/VISION

Retail, Housing at center of downtown development
https://youtu.be/P8-sL0pnEhU

Major H-E-B announcement adds to growing downtown San Antonio
https://youtu.be/UtJ5aywDHZE

DALLAS

Downtown Dallas Economic Development Campaign
https://youtu.be/pvphLk7OWic

What AT&T's 99.9% complete new Discovery District will look like
https://youtu.be/Xta2hMVrV8s

FUTURE/VISION

Future Dallas 2030 | $15 Billion Transformation
https://youtu.be/xVPbQojTToM

New Park Opens In Downtown Dallas
https://youtu.be/1oua2OBQOzQ

AUSTIN

What you see in downtown Austin is only about half of its development capacity
https://youtu.be/xyYvTITkBoU

Evolution of the Downtown Austin Skyline
https://youtu.be/0StnPA22HTE

FUTURE/VISION

What Is the Future Of Austin?
https://youtu.be/3NmBgaNXWR0

Downtown Austin growth going in a new direction | KVUE
https://youtu.be/b1IZin5RPB4

FORT WORTH

Destination downtown: Fort Worth poised to see more high-rise residential buildings
https://youtu.be/Rhs7Hr5RY2I

Where the jobs are in downtown Fort Worth
https://youtu.be/eRNR6DxznF4

FUTURE/VISION

Promise Of 'Island Living' In Fort Worth May Be Coming True
https://youtu.be/XXgj1Dlnsuw

Development planned downtown
https://youtu.be/9JaqXBTpJDI

EL PASO

Escobar hopes to designate Downtown El Paso as Opportunity Zone
https://youtu.be/FFjJLITi0N0

Downtown El Paso business incubator inspires local entrepreneurs
https://youtu.be/PRGaByBKbcw

FUTURE/VISION

Downtown El Paso: "Duranguito" drone tour
https://youtu.be/onIqgEaAsaA

Start Up Downtown: El Paso DMD's 1-to-1 Business In Downtown Seminar & Workshop
https://youtu.be/CAzSZd7p5bY

I know I'm missing a lot of development from each city....Thats where your help is warranted,,,,
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Old 05-01-2020, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Default Falling behind the rest of the world

All 6 cities are falling behind the rest of the world and falling behind many other US cities when it comes to developing their core.
Dallas and Houston should already be as developed as Toronto or Sydney. Melbourne etc. Or even other Cities here in the US .
If anyone is impressed by any of these cities progress then you need a reality check. Look at emporis.
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Old 05-01-2020, 10:35 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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All 6 cities are falling behind the rest of the world and falling behind many other US cities when it comes to developing their core.
Dallas and Houston should already be as developed as Toronto or Sydney. Melbourne etc. Or even other Cities here in the US .
If anyone is impressed by any of these cities progress then you need a reality check. Look at emporis.


In case you forgot:

- Many of those cities you're talking about are already densely packed/developed.
- Many of those same cities are also older and when "White Flight" here in the States happened, it didn't effect them as much.
- Texas right now is what California was in the 40s and 50s... take that however you will. The state is just now really starting to see a major influx, so this is just the beginning.
- And most of all, who's talking about being "impressed" by anything? That wasn't even the point of this post.
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Richardson
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All 6 cities are falling behind the rest of the world and falling behind many other US cities when it comes to developing their core.
Dallas and Houston should already be as developed as Toronto or Sydney. Melbourne etc. Or even other Cities here in the US .
If anyone is impressed by any of these cities progress then you need a reality check. Look at emporis.
I can agree with this. For example, zoning in Dallas is very hit or miss. That Sam's Club debacle a few years back is a prime example of how the core of Dallas is not regulated for high-density that you see in places like Toronto and Chicago. Another is the Trinity River Park situation.

BUT to answer the question! I think Austin is doing some cool things right now. In terms of progress, I rank it as:
  1. Austin
  2. Dallas
  3. Houston
  4. San Antonio/Ft. Worth
  5. El Paso
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Old 05-01-2020, 12:01 PM
 
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Thanks, OP, for compiling some information about the future outlook for some Texas cities!

I live in Dallas, and it seemed like we were about 5 years away from some parts of the Downtown area becoming pretty lively and bustling. However, now that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, I do think that timeline might be extended to 8 years time instead. I don't live in the other cities, so I can't really comment on their local economies, but I'd imagine it would be pretty similar. Basically I see this as a pretty big snag for our local economy, but one that we can definitely recover from.
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Old 05-01-2020, 12:51 PM
 
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I can agree with this. For example, zoning in Dallas is very hit or miss. That Sam's Club debacle a few years back is a prime example of how the core of Dallas is not regulated for high-density that you see in places like Toronto and Chicago. Another is the Trinity River Park situation.

BUT to answer the question! I think Austin is doing some cool things right now. In terms of progress, I rank it as:
  1. Austin
  2. Dallas
  3. Houston
  4. San Antonio/Ft. Worth
  5. El Paso
I think you misunderstood the purpose of the thread...This is not a competition thread.This thread was created to keep general people in the know about each city and what to expect in the coming years....not a ranking thread.
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Old 05-01-2020, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Richardson
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I think you misunderstood the purpose of the thread...This is not a competition thread.This thread was created to keep general people in the know about each city and what to expect in the coming years....not a ranking thread.
Ahhh... my apologies! If that's the case, I'll get some projects ready and post again soon!
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Old 05-01-2020, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Default Houston

HAIF is one of the best ways to track development in Houston. I just drove through the core today. I noticed that a lot of parking lots have disappeared in downtown. The Texas Tower and The preston are popping up in the skyline now. 37 blocks of surface parking lots have.now been developed in the last 5 years.
Caydon Midtown (5 towers) has completed 2 towers and is readying the Kimpton Hotel >
https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/...ays-101134#ath
The Allen(5 more towers) has started>>http://dcpartnersusa.com/properties/the-allen/
There is also a tremendous amount of activity in the River Oaks area, Midtown, Museum District, Montrose, Medical Center, The heights, 2nd ward, Rice Military. Upper Kirby etc. There is way too much to list. TMC3 will be getting started soon.
Plus there are several world class cultural projects going on including the $400 million MFAH expansion and The $300 million Ismaili Center(first in the US) . The ION etc.

There are a ton of mixed use stuff like Regent Square>>
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biz...se-of.amp.html

I dont know where to begin. You would have to drive around for hours too see it all for yourself but trust me I've never seen this big of a boom in Houston. I certainly have never seen this many tower cranes in action at one time.


https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...um/7-going-up/

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Old 05-01-2020, 08:47 PM
 
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"The Dallas SMART District"....There are many renderings of this project. It was the Ideal location for AMAZON if we would have landed them.

Not all losses though....That very loss opened up the flood gates of companies who never considered Dallas in the past..... To me that's the very moment Dallas had arrived.

Down below I'm posting Two rendering clips. One for AMAZON and The Dallas Smart District concept.

This is really what that sleepy area of Downtown needs. Whenever it happens it will be an awakening for the masses. I can't wait!!!!!



AMAZON Day One District.
https://youtu.be/IC-SBLvOl_c


Dallas Smart District
https://youtu.be/lPcpJsYu07A


The Dallas one is really just a concept rendering the design is to advertise its depth in capacity. Not the actual details....so the buildings look basic.


That AMAZON one was amazing. Im pretty what we get will be just as good or better.
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Old 05-01-2020, 08:52 PM
 
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HAIF is one of the best ways to track development in Houston. I just drove through the core today. I noticed that a lot of parking lots have disappeared in downtown. The Texas Tower and The preston are popping up in the skyline now. 37 blocks of surface parking lots have.now been developed in the last 5 years.
Caydon Midtown (5 towers) has completed 2 towers and is readying the Kimpton Hotel >
https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/...ays-101134#ath
The Allen(5 more towers) has started>>THE ALLEN - DCpartners
There is also a tremendous amount of activity in the River Oaks area, Midtown, Museum District, Montrose, Medical Center, The heights, 2nd ward, Rice Military. Upper Kirby etc. There is way too much to list. TMC3 will be getting started soon.
Plus there are several world class cultural projects going on including the $400 million MFAH expansion and The $300 million Ismaili Center(first in the US) . The ION etc.

There are a ton of mixed use stuff like Regent Square>>
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biz...se-of.amp.html

I dont know where to begin. You would have to drive around for hours too see it all for yourself but trust me I've never seen this big of a boom in Houston. I certainly have never seen this many tower cranes in action at one time.


https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...um/7-going-up/
That Kimpton Hotel Is nice. I see the Height is about to start in Mid-Town.
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