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Old 10-23-2019, 06:37 PM
 
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Do you believe Phoenix and Tucson metros will eventually meet as they expand? If so how many decades out?
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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No...there was another thread on this as well...there are about 100 miles and a large reservation in the way. Unless you are talking about expanding up H79...but that is a whole lot of NOTHING out there.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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The nothingness was strange to me at first being from the east coast. I wondered this as I took my first trip down to Tuscon area. The idea isn’t crazy in abstract— I’m from the megalopolis where all the cities “meet” but you may be right that there will never be enough time or population growth to join these two cities. I don’t understand some of the towns in between. What do people do in casa grande?
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:47 PM
 
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What do people do in casa grande?

This may be of help-



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byc9Fs5HBdQ
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:49 PM
 
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The nothingness was strange to me at first being from the east coast. I wondered this as I took my first trip down to Tuscon area. The idea isn’t crazy in abstract— I’m from the megalopolis where all the cities “meet” but you may be right that there will never be enough time or population growth to join these two cities. I don’t understand some of the towns in between. What do people do in casa grande?

What do you mean by what do they do? Live life, go to school, go to work, etc... they're only 45 minutes from major employers in Chandler like Intel for example, that's a pretty reasonable commute in most big cities across the country. On top of existing employers like Frito Lay and Monsanto the likes of Lucid Motors will be opening a giant factory there employing something like 2,000 people in the next few years.


I'm too much of a city dweller to be personally interested in Casa Grande but for those who like a more rural lifestyle I can see the appeal.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Centennial, CO
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There is a lot of state, federal, and reservation land in between that will prevent Phoenix and Tucson from ever meeting in our lifetimes. Perhaps hundreds of years out when there might be no more US government, etc, but I'd say that's a crapshoot given I don't expect humanity to even last that long, but that's a whole different matter and way off topic.
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:48 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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There is a lot of state, federal, and reservation land in between that will prevent Phoenix and Tucson from ever meeting in our lifetimes. Perhaps hundreds of years out when there might be no more US government, etc, but I'd say that's a crapshoot given I don't expect humanity to even last that long, but that's a whole different matter and way off topic.
I tend to agree with this. If we imagine a time when these two cities are connected, which presupposes that other similar rural areas around the country are also filled in, unless there's a marked change in how we get energy, how we utilize it, and what we do with our waste, we will have exceeded the ability to provide those types of resources and it's doubtful that humanity is still around at that point. So, I think the answer is no... until yes... and then no again. haha.
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:55 PM
 
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Here is a reputable news source that has an idea of what will happen in the future

https://www.theonion.com/new-study-f...eni-1819579315
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Centennial, CO
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Here is a reputable news source that has an idea of what will happen in the future

https://www.theonion.com/new-study-f...eni-1819579315
Ha ha! Well, if The Onion says it's so...
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ area
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The Phoenix/Tuscon metros would have to meet Casa Grande first and that's basically impossible; both Casa Grande and Maricopa are on the other side of the Gila River Indian Reservation.

The only real way to do it is to expand to Florence via San Tan/AJ but the infrastructure isn't there for that to happen. There's basically 1 way into San Tan, Ellsworth/Rittenhouse, and no real way to turn that into a freeway. Just the space between AJ and Florence would take another 30+ years to fill in probably more. It's an area that's twice, or more, the size of Surprise.

Could it happen? I don't see why not. Will it happen? Not in our lifetime.
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