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Old 10-02-2017, 12:46 AM
 
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Denver has lost some of its appeal, dont think they will build here.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Denver has lost some of its appeal, dont think they will build here.
What makes you say that?
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:00 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Plus much more. Nice article.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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What makes you say that?
Too crowded. Nobody wants to live here anymore.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Too crowded. Nobody wants to live here anymore.
Ah gotcha
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:15 PM
 
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What makes you say that?
Denver has gotten too expensive and is not a good value. Denver was one of the first areas to recover from the great recession. Now more cities, with lower costs of living, can offer improved job availability?
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Denver has gotten too expensive and is not a good value.
Denver checks all the boxes that amazon is looking for. Granted they may pick Atlanta or Boston but I don't cost of living is a factor for them. Also Denver is DIRT cheap compared to most large cities.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Denver checks all the boxes that amazon is looking for. Granted they may pick Atlanta or Boston but I don't cost of living is a factor for them. Also Denver is DIRT cheap compared to most large cities.
Guess you haven't been to Denver lately, or at least not gone house or apartment shopping. Denver is not DIRT cheap compared to anywhere. It's the most expensive non-coastal city in the country in terms of housing.

Number 13 on this list which assesses average salary against average home price. And Boulder is number 7.

The salary needed to buy a home in most expensive US housing markets - Business Insider

I'm not saying that like it's a good thing although should Denver be chosen, the salaries that Amazon as proposed paying will be more than sufficient to live comfortably here - but that will continue to drive housing prices up for everyone else who isn't being paid on the Amazon salary scale.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Keep in mind that 50,000 people is equal to two populations of the Pentagon. That building is 6.5M sq ft of which 3.7M sq ft is office space for the 22,000 people who work there. The building itself is 28 acres and sits on 280 acres of former swamp land. That's a massive amount of space. A work force of that size has a 10% add-on for security, maintenance, cleaning, food service, etc. The Pentagon has a full subway stop and bus transfer facility on the southeast side, and thousands of parking spots. I had two civilian jobs in that building over the years and know it well.

It won't be easy to jam Amazon's workforce into existing spaces and add to current commuting woes in the city. Building it won't be cheap either, especially if you have to tear down old buildings, remediate asbestos and lead paint, and add new or enlarged transit stops. My bet is on open land near DIA where a new rail line is in place.

I'm not sure Denver's light rail is up to the task of 50,000 workers. I've seen the DC metro at rush hour, it has a large capacity with 8-car trains stopping at the Pentagon every few minutes. DC Metro supports about 750K riders per day. IMO putting 50,000 people into one area will stress any system in the country, especially one that operates trains of just 2 or 3 cars.
It's not just the workers, either. While not all of them will be married and/or have kids, likely quite a few of them will be.....so that number of 50,000 could end up much higher.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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It's not just the workers, either. While not all of them will be married and/or have kids, likely quite a few of them will be.....so that number of 50,000 could end up much higher.
It's not like Amazon is going to ask Alexa to create 50,000 jobs overnight. It'll take them at minimum a few years to ramp up to full capacity.
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