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Midlothian Development

Postby Tnexster » 08 Aug 2018 21:18

What does a $500 million Google data center mean for D-FW's 'Southern Star'?

Interesting development for the south

After close to two years of secrecy, the city now acknowledges that it has inked a deal with Google to develop a multiphase data center project in the city's Railport Business Park. The data center could bring billions of dollars, new jobs and a new image in the long run as the city moves further from its industrial roots.


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... thern-star

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Postby DPatel304 » 08 Aug 2018 21:30

"They will develop this project in phases; each phase will be a $500 million capital investment. Over a five-year period, they have to create 40 jobs," Barnett said.


Sounds like a giant rip-off for a measly 40 jobs, all so they can boast about having "Google" in their city.

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Postby tamtagon » 09 Aug 2018 06:48

Tnexster wrote:
"Growth, particularly nonresidential growth like this, it's good for us," Lumpkins said. "There's no reason we wouldn't be comfortable with [the data center]."


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... thern-star


No reason to be uncomfortable until someone comes up with a better way to manage, store, process and administer data.... these gigantic data centers packed floor to ceiling with computers just seems ancient, inefficient and destined to radical change, all that's needed is a breakthrough in technology.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 09 Aug 2018 08:46

I mean I don't know what the incentives we provided are but I am happy to have those 40 paying jobs in South Dallas. It doesn't mean those 40 jobs families will live in South Dallas though. This does continue the trend of DFW loading up with lots of new data centers though.
“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell”

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Postby Tnexster » 09 Aug 2018 08:56

40 is better than zero and if they can score one they may score another or see an expansion of the existing operation.

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Postby Hannibal Lecter » 09 Aug 2018 11:30

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I mean I don't know what the incentives we provided are but I am happy to have those 40 paying jobs in South Dallas. It doesn't mean those 40 jobs families will live in South Dallas though. This does continue the trend of DFW loading up with lots of new data centers though.

It's a long way from South Dallas to Midlothian.

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Postby DPatel304 » 09 Aug 2018 11:36

Hannibal Lecter wrote:It's a long way from South Dallas to Midlothian.


Indeed, but more development South will eventually 'pull' the center of DFW closer and closer to the CBD.

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Postby Tnexster » 15 Aug 2018 16:55

First Google, now a new hospital heading to Midlothian southwest of Dallas

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... est-dallas

The planned Methodist Health System facility will be the first hospital in the fast-growing north Ellis County community. The hospital and adjoining medical center will employ about 300 healthcare professionals and support staff the first year it opens.

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby Tnexster » 14 Jun 2019 14:59

Google's massive $600M data center takes shape in Ellis County as tech giant ups Texas presence

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... midlothian

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby joshua.dodd » 17 Jun 2019 03:58

Hannibal Lecter wrote:
cowboyeagle05 wrote:I mean I don't know what the incentives we provided are but I am happy to have those 40 paying jobs in South Dallas. It doesn't mean those 40 jobs families will live in South Dallas though. This does continue the trend of DFW loading up with lots of new data centers though.

It's a long way from South Dallas to Midlothian.


Not really. It's closer to Downtown than McKinney or Frisco.

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Re: Midlothian Development

Postby tamtagon » 17 Jun 2019 06:31

One of these days, someone's going to come along and figure out a way to store data that makes these data centers obsolete.

The deal is for 100% of personal property taxes — taxes on the servers, cabling and equipment that form the heart of a data center — and 85% of improvement taxes for Google over a 10-year period. The incentives are tied to the company's hiring and investment projections.


Corporate welfare, free and clear. We are subsidizing the status quo, undermining innovation and improvement profit for the biggest companies. Life out of balance. whatever

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Postby Tnexster » 03 Feb 2020 21:59

New residential community southwest of Dallas will have thousands of homes
Hanover Property is building the $950 million project in Midlothian.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -of-homes/

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Postby Tnexster » 04 Jun 2020 10:45

California health products firm eyes new plant southwest of Dallas
Sunrider International sells herbal and health products in the U.S. and abroad.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... of-dallas/

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Postby Tnexster » 13 Jun 2020 11:29

New residential community southwest of Dallas could bring 4,600 homes starting at $250,000
Prairie Ridge project near Midlothian is being built by Dallas’ Provident Realty Advisors.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -of-homes/

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Postby Tnexster » 27 Jul 2020 16:11

Fast-growing Midlothian lays plans to restore its old downtown
This city southwest of Dallas is getting new industry and housing.

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https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -downtown/

A fast-growing community southwest of Dallas has developed a plan to restore its historic downtown.

The Midlothian City Council just approved the road map for its downtown preservation and development. The 82-acre district along Eighth Street comprises the town’s old business district and surrounding area.

“The overarching concept for the future downtown is that it will be a safe, walkable and vibrant destination with a variety of opportunities for entertainment, socializing, employment, culture and residential living,” city officials said in a statement. “Local entrepreneurship will be encouraged in order to grow downtown’s role as a central and vital part of Midlothian’s economy.”

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Postby Addison » 22 Nov 2020 19:35

Tnexster wrote:New residential community southwest of Dallas could bring 4,600 homes starting at $250,000
Prairie Ridge project near Midlothian is being built by Dallas’ Provident Realty Advisors.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -of-homes/

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Between this and the nearby massive Emory Lakes development in Waxahachie (10,000 homes), hopefully this part of the Metroplex will see an improvement in retail/restaurant options.


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