Monday, March 19, 2018

Amazonians Invade Chicago on Wed/Thurs to Kick Tires on City's Bid to Lure HQ2

So does this mean we cracked this one last week?

Sorry to gloat, but (via Chicago Tribune):
An Amazon advance team will hit Chicago late next week to visit some of the proposed locations for a new headquarters, a source familiar with the visit who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly said Friday.
Company officials will visit a handful of the 10 sites city and state officials have pitched, the source said. It’s not clear how long the team will be here as it tries to decide where to build a second headquarters to complement the company’s first one in Seattle.
The article goes on to clarify the sights being considered:
The Chicago bid proposed 10 potential sites, including some that would combine and connect buildings and land controlled by multiple owners. One such option would combine space in the vacant old main post office, a redeveloped Union Station and the 110-story Willis Tower.
Big land sites include 62 acres along the Chicago River in the South Loop, which Related Midwest plans to develop; more than 70 acres of riverfront land near Lincoln Park and Bucktown, which developer Sterling Bay is calling Lincoln Yards; 37 acres along the river between downtown and the North Side, owned by Tribune Media; and the former Michael Reese Hospital site and other land south of McCormick Place, which a team led by Farpoint Development and Draper and Kramer is redeveloping.

Other articles on the topic from Crain's specifies that Amazonians will be in Chicago on Wednesday (3/21) and Thursday (3/22)

Expect to see a lot more information on this topic as the frenzy picks-up...

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