Amazon Tells Miami: Sign HQ2 Docs

Amazon has requested Miami city officials execute new documents in order to proceed with the next stage of HQ2 negotiations.

The exact nature of the documents has not been revealed, but the request came after Amazon announced Miami to be one of the 20 finalist cities for the new headquarters.

Amazon executives are also said to be visiting Miami.

Miami commissioners are being asked to retroactively authorize execution of the documents at a meeting scheduled for February 8. According to the resolution, Miami’s City Manager has already signed the new paperwork, and other city officials also need both retroactive and future authorization to execute additional documents as they are requested by Amazon.

Also revealed in the new legislation is that both the Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency and the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency were a part of the original proposal sent to Amazon.

Three properties within the city of Miami, and five outside Miami city limits but still within the region, were submitted as potential sites to Amazon – but that list has now been narrowed. The properties in Miami known to have been submitted are the Innovation District/Worldcenter site, and property controlled by Moishe Mana.

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Amazon HQ2 belongs here.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Do we deserve it?

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s the hero Miami needs, not the hero Miami deserves right now.

Chong
3 years ago

We are not Detroit or Cleveland. We can certainly use an HQ2 boost but that is far from a need.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Detroit or Cleveland don’t have the knowledge capital Miami has, which is also why they’ve failed with resilience, relying too much on cars and steel respectively.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

This is not just a boost for HQ2. It’s the workforce brand. What it injects into the ecosystem from a talent perspective.
Amazon resonates as loud as Microsoft or Google. The other Fortune 500s in Miami are B2Bs that while being movers and shakers in their industries, are not firms most people have not heard of (cruise ships aside). While we are not El Dorado, Arkansas, it is much harder to bring in talent.

Cheech
3 years ago

Miami will stand as a great city regardless of what Amazon decides but Amazon choosing Miami will undoubtedly fast track Miami’s greatness.

Alan
3 years ago

We got our new Hero on Monday. David Beckham, he’s going to save us all.

And somehow I don’t feel we deserve him either.

wait
3 years ago

wtf

Anonymous
3 years ago

He is the man!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Claro

Anonymous
3 years ago

” The properties in Miami known to have been submitted are the Innovation District/Worldcenter site. ”

If Amazon decides the innovation districtn for its HQ2 and can push its immediate construction, then this will be awesome!!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Its a good area but just across those tracks are a hell hole, not the best view of the hood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Is that like Sh#t hole countries?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ok Donald, now take your meds and go back to eating your burger in your bed. Good boy!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Thing about Miami is, it’s still pretty undeveloped in comparison to other cities. That will allow Amazon to build whatever they want including housing for their workers that’s something they can’t do in say New York. Based on where to decide to place HQ2 in Miami smart plan can include that location and expand rail to that area. Miami is an excellent choice for Amazon in that they can grow along with Miami how ever they please.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Fact

Anonymous
3 years ago

I like this perspective, but I think it would take a lot of legally binding paperwork for Amazon to bite. Amazon surely want some front end incentives somewhere that is established enough that they don’t have to rely on the city on the back end to complete the package. Most of the proposals for all the cities lean more that way as it is.

Anonymous
3 years ago

#1. Amazon won’t build. They will rent.
#2. The Innovation District has plenty of housing in close proximity.
#3. The Innovation District already has rail. No expansion necessary.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is a good opportunity for Miami’s economy. The amount of jobs that will pour into our city. I hope these city officials don’t ruin it

marc
3 years ago

It would definitely encourage other big companies to come here.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is the Banana Republic. Of course they are going to screw it up.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Sad, but more than likely true 🙁

Yohan Perez
3 years ago

So Genting wants to invest $3 Billion and asks Zero money or benefits from the city and we spit on their face but we are going berserk over this $5 Billion Amazon HQ. Granted both not the same but money is money, jobs are jobs. Why cant we have both?

Anonymous
3 years ago

You know, you’re basically right, and to boot, Genting already owns the land and is already committed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Just keep in mind that Genting will have your little girl dancing up on a stage selling Keno cards while grandma mops the floors in the bathroom. Be careful what you wish for.

Anonymous
3 years ago

What happened, did your little girl run off to be a Las Vegas stripper and your grandma had to get another job cleaning toilets somewhere to support you and her while you live in her basement, all because you couldn’t control your gambling habits?

Anonymous
3 years ago

LMAO

Anonymous
3 years ago

You could not be more correct….

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Jobs are jobs” is definitely not the best way to look at these two potential developments. The Amazon jobs will be much higher paying versus what Genting will offer. Totally different set of potential workers and different impact on the local economy. Both would be appreciated but definitely not the same.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Amazon doesn’t have Mickey Arison and the Miami Beach hotel association to go up against.

Make it happen
3 years ago

Come on home Bezos!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

All that damn land in the arts & entertainment district I would hope you Miami officials would mention that area. All that undeveloped land has Amazon written all over it! Why would you want them to be anywhere other than the downtown area?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think the choice will be between Miami, DC, Atlanta, and Boston. But it’s ours to lose at this point. If city hall keeps dragging their knuckles like they did with the soccer team we could lose it…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Bezos just bought a big house in DC. He also owns the Washington Post. My educated guess is the HQ2 will go to some DC suburb.

They want to see which cities will give it up on the first date, get it writing, then come back for some smaller regional offices later.

Anonymous
3 years ago

How many of the other cities in the running were asked to execute more documents?

Anonymous
3 years ago

All of them.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I really hope Amazon chooses Miami for this town’s sake, but I have this feeling it’s going to be Atlanta simply due to it being the southeast’s transportation center for logistics purposes (Seattle in one corner of the country and Atlanta in the opposite). However, for their employees best interest and life satisfaction, they should definitely choose downtown Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Your last sentence really only works for young renting singles. Compared to other cities in the running Miami is probably pretty low for life satisfaction, school quality, crime rates, prevailing wages/purchasing power, property prices, commute time etc. It’s a great city and I hope we get it but still need to be realistic.

Anonymous
3 years ago

One not have to live in the city of Miami to work for Amazon. Miami has plenty of nice suburbs within a few miles. And before you mention traffic, Atlanta, DC and many other cities have traffic worse than Miami. It’s a way of life in big cities…

Anonymous
3 years ago

True, but that’s why I mentioned a list of things not just traffic. About traffic though, the thing that kills me about Miami traffic vs other cities I’ve lived in is I swear it’s as bad or worse on the local streets than it is on the highways. It’s definielty denser here but the mental aspect of only going 2 miles in 20 minutes kills me.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Only way to get more “opposite corner” to Miami is San Juan.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Atlanta is a sh#thole

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, but what kind of tax breaks are they gonna dole out to Amazon?

Anonymous
3 years ago

It all comes down to tax incentives. That’s what will guide Amazon’s decision. And getting Amazon at all costs might not be a good deal. Sometimes luring corps with tax money pays off, sometimes it doesn’t. Do the research on this. Just because the fancy name Amazon pops up and moon, stars, earth, wind, and fire are promised doesn’t mean their promises will equal reality.

305
3 years ago

Amazon can sponsor beckhams new Miami team

305
3 years ago

drone delivery from HQ direct to stadium can be a great drove delivery demonstration proof of work

Anonymous
3 years ago

Very exciting partnership from the Big 3 (Miami, FortLauder and WPB). They need to keep putting their heads together to continue companies coming to us! One more reason to stay! Connectivity with all 3 cities using Brightline, which is amazing! Can’t wait for the service to start in Miami, next Orlando!

Common Sense Posting
3 years ago

When is a decision expected?

Anonymous
3 years ago

It will be hosted on CNBC: The Decision

Anonymous
3 years ago

This would be awesome!

Anonymous
3 years ago

It will be hosted by Lebron James

Anonymous
3 years ago

^ lmaooo

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m not good with these convoluted documents, is it not just an NDA being executed as stated on page 1?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m hoping they choose Miami but honestly it doesn’t seem like our officials have a good enough offer. They don’t seem to have put enough effort into attracting Amazon. I watched an interview of our new young mayor about attracting Amazon an the only thing he could say is a benefit is no state tax. Really are you kidding me? All these other cities have offered free land, millions an billions in incentives an all we can offer is no state tax!

Andrewn2
3 years ago

We don’t know the full details of the offer. Only some highlights. The Mayor could talk about no state taxas part of the deal because it is not unique to Amazon.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Its the only thing he could say because everything else is confidential.

wow
3 years ago

offer is confidential ?

Alan
3 years ago

If any Amazon Execs are reading this

I have two words: DAVID BECKHAM!

Ok folks start getting those resumes ready.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You guys don’t know what you’re asking for. If you think traffic and rents are bad now, just wait.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So, do you think between now and twenty years down the road, traffic is not going to get worse and rents won’t be going up?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Between now and 20 years Miami will have more of a chance to slowly deal with these problems. Look at what amazon did to Seattle’s housing and traffic situation and then tell me that Miami is ready for this abrupt inflow of jobs and people

Anonymous
3 years ago

There are more companies in Seattle besides Amazon. Along with other corporations in the Seattle area they have Microsoft and Boeing among others.

Get real buddy and stop making up doom and gloom scenarios to try an prove your point.

Anonymous
3 years ago

There’s a direct correlation to what I said at specifically to the date amazon moved in. Also boeing moved, and Microsoft employs a little more than half the people than amazon’s HQ2 will. Think hard about Miami traffic right now… add 50,000 to 100,000 people to it

Anonymous
3 years ago

Dude, please don’t try to straighten me out about whats going on in Seattle and the surrounding areas… I have lived there for over thirty years!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, you know so much yet still thought your duty had the Boeing HQ hahaha

Anonymous
3 years ago

Your right. I would be great to get Amazon and we should try our best to get it but Miami needs 10 years to be a top 2-3 contender for Amazon.

Miami is beautiful but it lacks innovation and technology. Amazon would not change that aspect of Miami. Amazon needs that as a standard to operate.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oh no! Too many high paying jobs! Too many job opportunities! We can’t have this. Let’s stick with high rents/low pay like we got now. SMH

Anonymous
3 years ago

Idk if you realized but downtown Miami has about 7 years worth of inventory in condos alone. It won’t affect us like it did Seattle. Seattle was completely unprepared for the onslaught of growth from Amazon. Miami is much better prepared in the housing situation. Especially downtown area. We also have the most undeveloped land in all of downtowns on Amazon’s list. I think it’s a win/win

Anonymous
3 years ago

Not everyone thinks traffic is bad, and rents are high. I spend 10% of my income on housing, and walk to work. It’s nice, but the Miami Herald would not want to interview people like me.

marc
3 years ago

Probably because you’re the exception not the rule