In Midtown West, the city says there is over 26 million square feet of space — in a range of building types from office towers to "historic gems" — for Amazon. There is over 13 million square feet of space available in Long Island City, and 8.5 million square feet of potential space in the Financial District in Lower Manhattan.
Finally, there is over 15 million square feet available for HQ2 in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, which includes DUMBO, the Brooklyn Navy Yards, and Downtown Brooklyn. The bid doesn't include specific design plans for any of the proposed sites.
"The case for New York City is simple: we are the global capital of commerce, culture and innovation," NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote in a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, included with the proposal. "No city has a greater diversity of talent, of industries, and of collisions that fuel great ideas and companies."
Sacramento, California — 12 potential sites, including a neighborhood with 4,000 housing units
The regional proposal, which was submitted by the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, offers Sacramento’s railyard area and the former Sleep Train Arena. The Bridge District, along with Sacramento County’s Aerojet property, and nearby Folsom Ranch and Metro Air Park were also listed, among othe locations.
The sites include a mix of existing buildings and areas in development. For example, the Bridge District, a mixed-use neighborhood that began construction in 2010, will include over 4,000 housing units and 5.6 million square feet of commercial and retail space when complete, according to the city. The exact timeline for that project is not set.
Phoenix, Arizona — a proposal to move inside a renovated shopping mall
Park Central was the city's first mall when it opened in the 1950s. The mall's clothing stores shut down several years ago, and today there is just a Starbucks, a few restaurants, offices, and a data center.
Huntington and Long Beach, California — three sites in a campus that would be named "Amazon Coast"
In a collective bid, Huntington and Long Beach, California have envisioned what they call "Amazon Coast."
It would be made up of three sites — one in Huntington Beach (called "Amazon Sand"), another along the Long Beach waterfront (called "Amazon Sea"), and a third next to Long Beach Airport (called "Amazon Air"). In total, the three sites would allow for 11.4 million square feet of space for Amazon.
The mixed-use, $5.5 billion site, which will be anchored and developed by Under Armour, will feature 40 acres of parks and green space, in addition to office, retail, and residential buildings. Construction began this year.
Hogan would not disclose any of the proposal's details, but sources have told The Sun the state's incentive package for Amazon would measure in the billions of dollars. Plans for Port Covington have garnered local controversy, since Baltimore City will pay $535 million for its development.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — three sites that would collectively span 28 million square feet
Amazonsaid it was looking forexisting buildings of at least 500,000 square feet and total site space of up to 8 million square feet.
Philadelphia would go above and beyond that requirement. Its officials areproposing three sites to Amazonthat would collectively span an estimated 28 million square feet in the city, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The unfinished developments — Schuylkill Yards, uCity Square, and Navy Yard — already include millions of square feet of offices, retail, transit lines, and residential spaces.
Chicago, Illinois — a redeveloped site of a former hospital
The plan, which will go ahead regardless of Amazon's choice, features a redevelopment of the former Michael Reese Hospital site near the city's South Side. The lakefront property has been vacant since the hospital was demolished in 2009.
Amazon's mixed-use campus could be as large as 14 million square feet, depending on market demand and tenant needs, the developers wrote in their bid. The site would have office space in high-rise towers, housing that would span 144 acres, public plazas, landscaped bridges, and dedicated traffic lanes for autonomous vehicles.
Dallas, Texas — a development surrounding a proposed station for a $15 billion bullet train
Developers from the firms Matthews Southwest and Texas Central Partners arepitching a transit-oriented developmentfor Amazon's HQ2 campus, according to the Dallas Business Journal. It would surround a proposed station for a bullet train, which Dallas magazine reports is expected to cost$15 billion. If approved by the city, the 240-mile line will transport passengers from Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turnerhas formally expressed supportfor the train plan, which is likely to happen with or without Amazon. Developers hope to start construction on the development by late 2018.
McKinney, Texas — a 2,500-acre development for 30,000 people
Located around 35 miles outside Dallas' downtown, McKinney wants to entice Amazon to a $300 million mixed-used development called Honeycreek. The first section, which will include 313 acres of single-family residential units, commercial, and retail development, is set to open in 2019.
The project is expected to house 30,000 people, and include two lakes, 300 acres of green space, farmers markets, a 200-acre office park, and commercial space.
Called "Millenia," the 20-year project calls for 11 new neighborhoods that will house approximately 60,000 new residents, according to the city. The plan mostly focuses on new housing, though it also includes a giant office park, more retail space, and a hotel.
The city's proposal, called "Welcome Home Amazon," also calls for the creation of "the world's first binational university" near Amazon's headquarters — which would have campuses in both California and Mexico.
Millennia will be completed whether or not the company comes. If Amazon picks Chula Vista, the deal will also include a $400-million tax incentive package.