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Old 01-10-2018, 03:53 PM
 
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If Houston was serious about this, then I hope they were advertising the vacant Astroworld lot. It's right on the rail line and off 610. But one can dream.

 
Old 01-10-2018, 04:19 PM
 
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For Atlanta, I'm sure that Amazon would force MARTA to extend a line right to their campus. But Atlanta would raise taxes and do it just to compete with the other cities.
The Gulch would be the most likely site for HQ2 if it went to Atlanta and that area already has great rail access.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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If Houston was serious about this, then I hope they were advertising the vacant Astroworld lot. It's right on the rail line and off 610. But one can dream.

Before Harvey I would have agreed with you due to the connection that Bezos has with Houston.Since Harvey I do not think any company that is not oil would want to be located here.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Before Harvey I would have agreed with you due to the connection that Bezos has with Houston.Since Harvey I do not think any company that is not oil would want to be located here.
Unfortunately this is true.

Houston has a lot going for it, but it looks like the no zoning finally came back to bite them.

They should've planned more greenspace to absorb the rainwaters but didn't.

It'll probably take at least 10 years for Houston to fully come back, that's what it took New Orleans.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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Unfortunately this is true.

Houston has a lot going for it, but it looks like the no zoning finally came back to bite them.

They should've planned more greenspace to absorb the rainwaters but didn't.

It'll probably take at least 10 years for Houston to fully come back, that's what it took New Orleans.

No zoning was a factor in some ways but the location is just really prone to flooding due to the crazy amount of rain that falls on the area even without hurricanes. I am personally leaving Houston the end of this year and one of the factors is that I am not comfortable purchasing a home here knowing that flooding is always gonna be a factor since we have had 3 major floods in just over the last 2 years including Harvey. Since I do not have family in Houston keeping me in the area I have no real reason to stay in the area and dealing with flooding issues perpetually.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I read somewhere that said that Dallas got it. Some inside sources told them.
Actually, you are in the right State. But the city remains to be determined.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Interesting move by Amazon in Boston:

Amazon seeks big new office space in city - The Boston Globe
 
Old 01-10-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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Why do some pretend to be in the know? Just curious where they got their "inside" information. pnwguy2, for example.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 08:20 PM
 
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Why do some pretend to be in the know? Just curious where they got their "inside" information. pnwguy2, for example.

All I know is that if I was truly in the know I would not be telling anyone. I would just be investing in property in the city that they were gonna choose.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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Unfortunately this is true.

Houston has a lot going for it, but it looks like the no zoning finally came back to bite them.

They should've planned more greenspace to absorb the rainwaters but didn't.

It'll probably take at least 10 years for Houston to fully come back, that's what it took New Orleans.
What? Most of the city is back to normal like it was days after the storm.
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