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Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Postby Geographer » 27 Oct 2016 11:36

Just starting a general Arlington Development and Transportation Projects thread...

Downtown Arlington: Abram Street Project (Cooper to Collins)

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Postby Tnexster » 27 Oct 2016 15:40

New Arlington project will include two hotels

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/busi ... two-hotels

Developers are planning to build a $39.5 million hotel project in south Arlington.

Q Hotels said it will construct the SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites hotel in a single building on Interstate 20 near the Parks at Arlington Mall.

Construction on the two Marriott hotels will start at the end of this year.

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Postby Geographer » 28 Oct 2016 08:55

Do you happen to know exactly where these hotels are going? Hopefully infilling one of the surface lots at the mall.

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Postby Tnexster » 02 Nov 2016 16:50

Geographer wrote:Do you happen to know exactly where these hotels are going? Hopefully infilling one of the surface lots at the mall.


Don't know for sure but am thinking that is a likely location.

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Postby Tnexster » 17 Nov 2016 15:10

UTA to use $125 million, glass-wall building to put 'science on display'

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/arlingto ... ce-display

The university broke ground Oct. 27 on the $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, a 220,000 square-foot facility that will bring together several divergent research departments that will be separated only by glass walls.

"This is going to be one way of focusing what we do in bringing together people in the sciences -- biology, bioengineering, computer science, the college of nursing and kinesiology," said Duane Dimos, UTA's vice president for research. "It's really a way to bring all of that research under one roof."

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Postby Tnexster » 29 Nov 2016 18:49

Rangers, Arlington develop stadium project timeline

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/arlingto ... t-timeline

The Texas Rangers hope to have an architectural firm hired by the end of the year to design its $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium that Arlington voters approved Nov. 8.

Team representatives and city officials unveiled the timeline during a City Council work session on Tuesday afternoon, according to NBC-5.

The timeline calls for interviews of structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing consultants to begin by the end of the year, and also by that time the city should start the selection process of its financial team to facilitate project financing.

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Postby tamtagon » 30 Nov 2016 08:29

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... 1-300.html

$35M GM Financial expansion makes room for 1,300 jobs in Arlington
Nov 30, 2016

Bill Hethcock
Staff Writer Dallas Business Journal

A $35 million expansion at GM Financial’s south Arlington campus will accommodate 1,300 employees being added ... grow its employment base to over 4,000 workers... GM Financial also has 700 employees at its headquarters in downtown Fort Worth ... Today, GM Financial finances one of every three vehicles GM sells, and the company’s goal is to finance half of all autos GM sells in the next few years ... Detroit-based GM has roughly 8,000 employees in Arlington, making it the city’s largest private-sector employer.


General Motors continues to expand the scope of it's operation in Arlington. They're putting together a lot more trucks, and now the loan department is getting bigger with plans to grow even more. Makes you wonder if anything else is planned. If the Tesla battery factory works out, creating a sales advantage for electric vehicles, you can be sure Ford, GM, Toyota, Fiat, Nissan et al will come up with an equivalent. Would be really nice to see Arlington become the source of that product line for General Motors.

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Postby Tnexster » 30 Nov 2016 23:49

Drove by the Champions Circle development a couple days ago, lots of progress being made including the parking lot, which is huge, I know they have more plans but looks like they are on the back burner since they have pretty much filled the balance of the property with asphalt. Maybe they are going to sell parking spots for games.

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Postby Tnexster » 12 Dec 2016 10:39

Island homes attracting Cowboys, Rangers to start within $2B Arlington community

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... j=76730641

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Postby Kelley USA » 12 Dec 2016 11:50

I have to say, I am surprised they are selling these homes as quick as they are. I have been to this community, and while Viridian is a beautiful community it is literally surrounded by undesirables. Across the street is a major landfill with big trucks zooming in and out every minute, just north of the community the first thing you run into is a strip club and major industrial buildings. If you go South you're obviously in North Arlington which hasn't aged well. Lots of run down strip shopping centers and aging apartments. IMO there's very little to be desired about this area.

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Postby Tnexster » 12 Dec 2016 12:21

^I have the same feeling about it and yet it seems to thrive. Very curious, and the home prices are not cheap either.

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Postby muncien » 12 Dec 2016 13:19

Kelley USA wrote:I have to say, I am surprised they are selling these homes as quick as they are. I have been to this community, and while Viridian is a beautiful community it is literally surrounded by undesirables. Across the street is a major landfill with big trucks zooming in and out every minute, just north of the community the first thing you run into is a strip club and major industrial buildings. If you go South you're obviously in North Arlington which hasn't aged well. Lots of run down strip shopping centers and aging apartments. IMO there's very little to be desired about this area.


But, I thought you said there was a strip club nearby? :lol:

Kidding aside, I agree with y'all. I too looked at this area a couple years ago. I believe the sheer size of Viridian iteslf allows it to create it's own momentum. The build quality seems decent too... There aren't many other places in Arlington you could say that about.
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Postby Tnexster » 09 Mar 2017 12:05

DR Horton appears to be nearly complete. The signage went up in the past week so they must be getting close.

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Postby Tnexster » 27 Mar 2017 13:57

UPS will add more than 1,000 jobs at new Arlington distribution center

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real ... ion-center

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Postby Tnexster » 13 Jun 2017 13:54

GM to expand in Arlington with two facilities totaling 1.2M square feet

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... ngton.html

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Postby Tnexster » 19 Jun 2017 15:43

GM to add 850 new jobs in Arlington via supplier park

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... plier.html

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Postby Tnexster » 19 Jun 2017 15:46

I don't know if anybody even noticed that this supplier park for GM is sitting on the now destroyed six flags mall site.

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Postby tamtagon » 19 Jun 2017 17:44

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Seems like this is a massive change to the drive chain of auto manufacturing....

Is this happening all along the Texas-Mexico corridor?

Perhaps North Texas political muckety-mucks can usurp the national NAFTA talks.... pull the most of the meetings to the Bush Library...

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... conference

Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price have invited Toronto Mayor John Tory, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera and Monterrey, Mexico, Mayor Adrian De la Garza Santos to the summit. The cities and regions those mayors represent are North Texas' largest international trade partners.


I guess the mayors might not get together, but probably the will... I'm certain there are tweaks to NAFTA that can benefit the North American partners, especially with regard to the (temporarily?) canceled Pacific Rim trade agreement....
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Postby Tnexster » 21 Jul 2017 16:19

Warm-cookie delivery shop opening at Champions Park in north Arlington

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local ... 04558.html

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Postby Tnexster » 21 Jul 2017 16:38

Arlington ranks No. 1 in economic development deals

http://www.theshorthorn.com/news/arling ... 1fd99.html

The total value of Arlington’s 2016 deals submitted to the magazine was $1.55 billion. Plano Economic Development ranked No. 2 for having $675.42 million in deals.

The city's submission included seven projects: the new Texas Rangers ballpark, Texas Live!, Summit Racing, Champions Park, Arlington Chamber of Commerce Building E, Liv+ Arlington apartments and Southwest Restaurant.

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Postby Tnexster » 25 Jul 2017 22:01

As work speeds up, traffic will slow down near new Rangers stadium

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/arlingt ... rs-stadium

Beginning Aug. 3, getting to Globe Life Park and finding parking might take a little more time.

As the Rangers begin utility work on their new retractable-roof stadium, portions of Nolan Ryan Expressway as well as the remainder of Parking Lot A and a section of Parking Lot B will be closed to facilitate that work.

More closures will happen in September when ballpark excavation work is expected to begin, said John Blake, the Rangers' executive vice president of communications.

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Postby Tnexster » 13 Sep 2017 15:22

Texas Rangers secure $600 million loan for new Arlington ballpark, city re-financing Dallas Cowboys bonds

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... on-stadium

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... j=78818051

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Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Postby tanzoak » 13 Sep 2017 18:29

Tnexster wrote:Texas Rangers secure $600 million loan for new Arlington ballpark, city re-financing Dallas Cowboys bonds

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... on-stadium

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... j=78818051


Lol Arlington paying $500 million. The A's just announced their new, privately-financed stadium site next to the Oakland equivalent of a downtown-adjacent White Rock Lake. It's going to cost $500 million.

The alternative to cities shelling out half of the money for a billion dollar ballpark isn't no ballpark.. it's a ballpark that costs half as much.

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Postby Tnexster » 20 Oct 2017 13:05

New hotel project on the way near Arlington's AT&T Stadium

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... tt-stadium

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Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Postby tamtagon » 05 Feb 2018 14:53

When is Cowboys Stadium going to host another superbowl?

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Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Postby jrd1964 » 05 Feb 2018 20:31

All the Super Bowls are spoken for through 2023, so I heard on the radio in the last week. No new football stadiums are planned to debut after that, so the usual warm-weather ones that have been host in the past will likely have (or want) some prominence. There's really no telling when Jerry can stick his nose in, in between all of them. Plus, it's only been very recently that the last of the suits regarding the 2011 Super Bowl seating mess were settled (per the same radio show I heard) and Jerry couldn't think of putting the monstrosity into consideration until after that.

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Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Postby tamtagon » 05 Feb 2018 21:03

Hopefully Jerry will have taken on an emeritus roll before 2023...

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Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Postby jrd1964 » 06 Feb 2018 06:31

Plus, Arlington still has work to do IMO about hotels and other related issues, getting people around more efficiently (ummm, hinthint), and being more connective with the neighbors besides with highways. Hopefully the I-30/TX 360 interchange redo will be done before then. Maybe the Texas Live thing will help, but really that's only a start.

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Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Postby tamtagon » 06 Feb 2018 09:45

^I know that's right. The next North Texas entry could very well leave everyone out except for Dallas and Arlington. One key learning is spreading events across any large population center is a bad idea.

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Postby Tnexster » 08 May 2018 21:02

Texas Live — still a maze of concrete next to Rangers' new ballpark — sets ambitious summer opening

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/arlingt ... er-opening

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Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Postby muncien » 09 May 2018 09:47

Tnexster wrote:Texas Live — still a maze of concrete next to Rangers' new ballpark — sets ambitious summer opening

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/arlingt ... er-opening


Side note... I don't know what the attendance was for yesterday evening's game, but that place was a ghost town. It was quite depressing to see on TV... even more so when you consider that it was an evening game and didn't have work or school to compete with.
Yikes!

My work is going to the game today... Hopefully it's not as bad. Best of luck to the new stadium.
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Postby Tucy » 09 May 2018 10:05

muncien wrote:
Tnexster wrote:Texas Live — still a maze of concrete next to Rangers' new ballpark — sets ambitious summer opening

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/arlingt ... er-opening


Side note... I don't know what the attendance was for yesterday evening's game, but that place was a ghost town. It was quite depressing to see on TV... even more so when you consider that it was an evening game and didn't have work or school to compete with.
Yikes!

My work is going to the game today... Hopefully it's not as bad. Best of luck to the new stadium.


They claim 18,634 for yesterday. Not sure if that's "paid attendance" or "actual attendance"


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