Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blame for the deal falling through, according to a new poll released Monday.
Arlington is going to take money from taxes paid on hotel, motel and other lodging stays to help Amazon grow.
West Virginia’s senior senator has penned a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, asking for the tech entrepreneur to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to the Mountain State.
Long & Foster said, the median price of what closed in Arlington last month was up 10 percent from a year ago to $607,500.
Advocates for working-class communities of color are concerned that Amazon HQ2’s arrival in Crystal City will displace homes in the nearby neighborhood of “Arlandria.”
The company pledged to hire 25,000 people from around our area to work in Arlington, but an expert said the quality of the jobs is more important than the quantity. The fact that the jobs are not dependent on the federal government should boost the economy, too.
In a panel discussion organized by Alexandria, Karl Moritz, the city’s director of planning and zoning, said before Amazon was in the picture, plans were underway to develop the area where the innovation campus, which has been dubbed Oakville Triangle, will be located.
An Amazon executive was the person everyone wanted to hear from Thursday night at a panel discussion about the company’s plans for a new headquarters in Crystal City.
Where did Amazon go wrong? After staging a highly public auction that drew bids from hundreds of cities, the company attempted to craft uncrackable deals with its chosen cities that would avoid community input until most of the details were worked out. In New York, that may have ultimately led to the agreement’s demise.
After Amazon announced Thursday that they would not build a planned phase of their second headquarters in New York, the chairman of the Arlington County Board said that the jobs that would have gone to Queens are not headed to the Crystal City site the sales giant has already selected.
Arlington and other localities around the D.C. region have enough room to add the housing necessary to keep pace with the Amazon-driven population influx expected over the coming years — but actually realizing that potential won’t be easy, regional planners say.
In Northern Virginia, January was an especially strong month for sellers. Realtors say open house visits so far this winter are on the rise, driven in part by anticipation over the arrival of Amazon’s second headquarters, or HQ2.
Amazon is said to be reconsidering its plans to open up a new campus in New York City’s Long Island City neighborhood after facing backlash from local residents.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation that would carry out the state’s promise to Amazon for up to $750 million in incentives if it creates almost 38,000 jobs at its new Arlington County headquarters.
In 2020, Nick Freshman’s Mothersauce Partners restaurant group will open a new restaurant, bar and coffee shop just a short walk away from where Amazon’s new National Landing offices will be.
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