whit5125 wrote:No this is a loss, because this would have been a transformative shot in the arm for Downtown if Dallas doesn't get anything due to this just being a farce from the get go.
You are confusing Dallas getting relocations with Frisco and Plano.
They are separate cities than Dallas and despite all the hype regionalism has hurt Dallas more than helped it.
They are not one in the same , Dallas is loosing out on this front and if even half of the offices if Frisco or Plano Dallas would look totally different , especially as with Amazon we are talking about the CBD.
Plano / Frisco / Las Colinas getting relocations does not equal Dallas proper getting them.
This is going to be a loss for Downtown as I fear many of these projects we have been hearing about have been waiting on Amazon coming , and if they don't all of these development sites will now just sit as their owners struggle to get anything built due to banks not lending for offices unless there are tenants, leading to a catch 22 and development continuing the struggle.
I hope the market really proves me wrong here, but unless the city gets it's act together I don't see businesses choosing downtown over the cheap burbs without either ...
A. Massive pent up market demand is really there and the development around downtown finally truly spills into it and into the southern end of downtown.
B. Long tortured redevelopment plans and investments in downtown to make it more attractive such as HSR, Trinity River Park, etc. Being realised to make Downtown a bigger destination.
C. A harbinger to lead the transformation ....Amazon or another large corporate relocation.
Did you buy a power ball ticket and expect to win?
Even if Dallas was a favorite, there were hundreds of competing bids and 20 finalists. The odds were never in our favor to land HQ2.