DFWREimagined Articles Summary 6-1-11

Posted by    |    June 2nd, 2011 at 5:15 am

Quote of the Week
“Place matters anywhere in the world. Place is predictive of behavior & the future of the people that live there.” @SimsRon of HUD”

Fact of the Week
GenY accounts for 30% of US population Baby boomers only 25% even bigger than the boomers, who are now reaching senior ages

Downtown’s Harwood Center tower getting a redo
Coppell industrial complex is changing hands
Prime Preston Center property sold to investor
Garland’s Harbor Point development sold
Sheraton North Dallas Purchased
Wal-Mart to Open Two Neighborhood Market Stores in Dallas
Loan on 60 Story Comerica Bank Tower Transferred to Special Servicer
Viridian in Arlington — Dirt to move on 2,300 acre, mixed-use Arlington site
South Dallas Transportation HUB Buildings Sold
Frisco’s New Development with Forest City

General DFW Articles
Public-Private Partnerships Key to Moving Downtown Dallas Forward
Dallas food truck advocates keep pluggin’ along
Better Block Project 72 Hour Challenge to Makeover Ross Avenue
Dallas city manager says downtown needs to keep improving
Financial Times on Why Dallas is Awesome
Telecom in Dallas
Texas Gutting Education But Spending $4 Billion to Widen 28-Mile Highway
Fort Worth Transportation Authority may start bike-sharing program
Dallas’ Museum of Nature & Science in Victory Park takes shape
Forest City Supports Expanding Texas Presence with Appointment of New Regional President
As LBJ Freeway Construction in N. Dallas Kicks Off, Will Tenants Run Scared?
Animating Dallas: “I feel like I’m in Austin”
Three Priorities for Dallas’ Next Mayor
Dallas’s “Bold [Roads] Retooling Could Run Short of Fuel for a While”
A Financial Analysis of the North Texas Office Market
Dallas’ Urban Construction Projects Taking Shape
Fort Worth Wants to Become More Pedestrian Friendly
The greening of Dallas: New urban oases being built for downtown residents, visitors
Transit is out of sync with where the Dallas jobs are (and why that is a HUGE OPPORTUNITY)
12 cities along the North TX Cotton Belt route could be asked to contribute funds for a rail line
In Dallas, Adapting to Change—a Competitive Advantage
Parking Calamity and Understanding Evolution

General Urbanism Articles
Study: Building Roads to Cure Congestion Is an Exercise in Futility
Ten Reasons I Heart Food Trucks
Dallas Fed Fisher Says Economy Has Too Much Liquidity
Sundance Square plans to add buildings, move forward with central plaza
Place Matters
Walkable, mixed-use communities regain favor
The Death of the McMansion & What We’ll Build Now
Cities are People
Walkable Communities & Diversity: A Look Using Census 2010 Data
Property Buyers Expand as Rebound Spreads From Denver to Dallas
Commercial Real Estate Moving from Recovery to Expansion
Lenders Need to Get Real on Values
Awesome little video on the case for SmartGrowth