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Old 12-29-2016, 01:22 PM
 
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:19 PM
 
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Good for Lubbock.I am happy for you guys.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:31 PM
 
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Very exciting times in Lubbock! I can't help but wonder where all the people moving in are coming from?
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Old 12-30-2016, 05:40 AM
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Absolutely jaw-dropping when I found out about the nine additional hotels yet to break ground next year. This will make 22 new hotels in a two-to-three-year span.
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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Yes, unbelievable number of hotels. According to lubbockintheloop.com, there are also 23 new restaurants already scheduled to open in 2017, which includes restaurants new to the city as well as additional locations of existing chains. It also reports another United Supermarket will open at 4th and Milwaukee and the possibility of an aquarium operating in tandem with the new Adventure Park. I can't believe how fast houses and apartments are going up in Southwest Lubbock. If you haven't been out that way lately, it's worth the drive!
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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Saw this from the Tech student paper:

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“The total value for new construction in Lubbock last year was over $660 million, (and) that doesn’t include what’s going on at Texas Tech,” (Mayor Dan) Pope said.
City of Growth: Student population adds to Lubbock economy, development to come to city | News | dailytoreador.com

Article has some interesting details.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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Growing Pains: Lubbock's Expansion Comes at a Cost - Story
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Old 02-18-2017, 05:13 PM
 
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Very exciting times in Lubbock! I can't help but wonder where all the people moving in are coming from?
Parts of Texas with depressed crappy employment outlooks, and folks from Houston/DFW/Austin getting priced out of the cost of living.

The rest is just peripheral economic support from East NM and the wastelands of West Texas who drive into Lubbock for major medical services and big purchases. But these are transient day-trip type folks, not full-time residents. They still add to the traffic though.
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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Parts of Texas with depressed crappy employment outlooks, and folks from Houston/DFW/Austin getting priced out of the cost of living.

The rest is just peripheral economic support from East NM and the wastelands of West Texas who drive into Lubbock for major medical services and big purchases. But these are transient day-trip type folks, not full-time residents. They still add to the traffic though.
Luckily, traffic hasn't become problematic yet. I think Lubbock has had some very forward-thinking leadership at some level that has kept the infrastructure one step ahead of the growth. Apartment complexes and new housing developments are going up almost overnight it seems.
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:10 PM
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Luckily, traffic hasn't become problematic yet. I think Lubbock has had some very forward-thinking leadership at some level that has kept the infrastructure one step ahead of the growth. Apartment complexes and new housing developments are going up almost overnight it seems.
Preparations for the new Loop 88 (the new outer belt) are underway along FM 1585. Indeed, TXDOT's Lubbock district is on the ball.
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