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I am actually surprised with Seattle's development, last I heard most of their development projects were running into some sort of political redtape and some ended up being canceled.
 

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I am actually surprised with Seattle's development, last I heard most of their development projects were running into some sort of political redtape and some ended up being canceled.
Seattle has flaws with some of it's development, some are still in proposal or some been halted varying, however they don't really face development delays often. it's America's 3rd or 4th fastest growing metro areas, and that's because their economy recently had a major boom and very low unemployment, however compared to Portland, Seattle is doing quite well. Portland has had delays in some of their projects for at least a decade, and their economy is starting to become so/so
 

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Detroit's future Fiat-Chrysler plant will bring in 5,000 new jobs and will manufacture next generation jeeps. not only that Fiat-Chrysler and Detroit city are planning to :
-$1.6 Billion to redevelopment the Mack Engine II plant
-$900 Million on the modernization of the North Assembly plant (vehicle assembly)
-$1.5 Billion to retool the warren truck assembly plant
-$236 Million in technology and machinery upgrades at the Warren Stamping Plant
-$169 million investment in the Sterling Stamping Plant
-$119 Million investment to move the Pentastar engine production to the Mack Engine I plant
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New Orleans is planning to spend $1.5 Billion on a new riverfront development. The Project will include a hotel, several restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment venues and Condos. This will be New Orleans largest private investment
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the new planned McNair Plaza for Houston. It will use 1 million square feet of mix-used development featuring a 150-room luxury 5 star hotel with 80 branded residences, 250 luxury rentals, 300,000 square feet of a Class A office space and 40,000sf for retail outlets
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Pearland, (part of the Houston Metro Area) is planning a mix-use development project nicknamed the "Ivy District" project will include a 150-room hotel, 140,000sf of office space, 160,000sf of retail space, 10,000sf of community center, 1,150 residential units, 400 will be rentals, 20 acres of park space

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I can't believe how fast Houston is growing. do they plan on expanding the Ship Canal? I've heard both yes and no.
 

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I can't believe how fast Houston is growing. do they plan on expanding the Ship Canal? I've heard both yes and no.
there is an expansion plan yes.
first phase will allow the loading capacity of BPD to 1.3 million, it'll be finished by next year
second phase will start 2020-2021 and be completed by 2025, with an increase from 1.3 million BPD to 8 million BPD
 

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The new Texas Tower will be part of the Houston Skyline, it'll be 47 stories, 1 million square feet office tower where the former Houston Chronicle site. The Tower will include: multiple food and beverage offerings, abundant spaces for networking, full-service conference facility, public gardens (on level 12), high performance fitness center. I believe we beat Dallas and Austin for this contract too
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Has the Houston Metro area found a way to combat hurricanes and flooding areas or is still in works?
yes, part of the plan was for the Fire Department to get new High water rescue trucks. 6 has been delivered
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now there is talks to be a canal through downtown so it could stop flooding in the area, and new upgrades on drainages around the area
 

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Days after being granted the Rule of Particular Applicability by the Federal Railway Administration, Texas Central announced Sept. 13 having signed a design-build agreement with civil engineering firms Salini Impregilo and Lane Construction Company to build the high-speed train. Lane Construction is the U.S. subsidiary of Salini.
According to a Sept. 13 news release from Texas Central, the agreement means Salini-Lane will design and construct an estimated $14 billion of civil works, which includes the viaduct—which elevates the track across land—and embankment sections along the Houston-to-Dallas route, the track system, and all buildings and services that will house maintenance and other rail system equipment along the route.
“This agreement brings us one step closer to beginning construction of the civil infrastructure segments of the project,” Texas Central CEO Carlos Aguilar said in the release. “Salini-Lane’s unmatched track record with rail infrastructure, and very specifically its world-class high-speed rail expertise across the globe, will be central to the completion of America’s first end-to-end high-speed rail system.”
Texas Central announced in October 2018 a limited-notice-to-proceed agreement had been made with Salini Impregilo, since which time Salini-Lane has continued its design and planning efforts for the rail infrastructure, according to a statement from Texas Central.
“Since last year’s Limited Notice to Proceed agreement, Salini-Lane has focused on front-end engineering, design and planning of the train’s civil infrastructure. Services included optimizing execution plans, strategies and logistics, as well as performing analysis to develop and optimize construction costs and schedule estimates. That work helped to develop this design-build contract [announced Sept. 13],” a statement on Texas Central’s website reads.

According to the release, Salini has built more than 4,000 miles of rail infrastructure spanning 50 countries.
“This inclusion in bringing high-speed train service to Texas and America, through leading the project’s design and construction, is an invaluable experience,” said Pietro Salini, CEO of the Salini Impregilo Group in the release.
Texas Central’s high-speed train is estimated to be a $20 billion investment when completed, according to the release. The high-speed train will connect Dallas and Houston, giving riders a 90-minute trip with a third stop in the Brazos Valley.
“With increasing congestion on our highways and airways, it is important that we look at alternative modes of transportation,” said Robin Kemper, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, in the release.
 

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Katy TX: Boardwalk District Apartments construction began earlier this year. The Apartments will feature 319 rooms with a mix of 1-2-3 rooms in each apartment. the complex will also feature a fitness center, 2 resort style pools, and outdoor cabanas and grilling areas. This part of Katy's "Boardwalk" project which include a luxury hotel and a new major mall. Katy plans to become Houston's shopping center in the next couple years
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art of the plan calls for the rebuilding of older terminals, such as Terminals 1, 2 and 7, with additional gates, plus increased capacity for the AirTrain. The roads leading to the facility would also be improved, perhaps with the construction of a high-occupancy vehicle lane, as well as improved airport parking. Airport taxiways would be expanded to reduce delays, and the idea of a ‘one-seat’ rail ride to JFK is also being considered, meaning passengers traveling to and from Manhattan would not need to take the subway to connect to the AirTrain. Full details of the improvements can be found here.
Cuomo’s argument for the work is that not enough has been invested in infrastructure, with JFK poorly prepared for the growing passenger numbers expected over the next 10 years. Private-sector parties would be expected to pay US$7bn of the total costs.
Cuomo said, “New York never backs down from a challenge, rather we step up to take on the ambitious projects that are often thought to be impossible. That’s exactly what transforming JFK International Airport is all about. Our vision plan calls for the creation of a unified, interconnected airport that changes the passenger experience and makes the airport much easier to access and navigate. We are New York, and we remember the bravado that built this state in the first place, and that is the attitude that will take JFK and turn it into the 21st century airport that we deserve.
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New York City's Central Park Tower will be the tallest residential structure in the world standing at 1,550 feet or 472 meters. The Tower will include:
-179 Condos
-a luxury penthouse with 4 bedrooms + an outdoor swimming pool, cabanas, bar and food & beverage service
-16th floor will include : health & wellness center, 63 foot indoor swimming pool, fitness center, basketball court, sauna, and treatment rooms
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