Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • Oh boy—look who supports the High Point stadium

    I’m not talking about the News & Record, which does— or editorial writer Doug Clark — who does—but I’m talking about none other than ultra-liberal columnist Susan Ladd, who who makes it sound all so logical: What’s not to like about this major project for downtown High…
    Sam Hieb, September 13, 2017
  • Triad’s Amazon ‘HQ2’ pitch

    N&R’s Richard Barron reports on the Triad area’s proposed bid to attract Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed “HQ2”: The company floated its plan earlier this week: a second headquarters operation that will be the equal of its Seattle headquarters. It will require initially a half-million-square-feet of office space, billions in…
    Sam Hieb, September 12, 2017
  • Guilford commissioners question property values in High Point TIF district

    For starters, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners voted 7-2 to set a public hearing at its Sept. 21 meeting on the tax increment financing plan to fund High Point’s proposed downtown baseball stadium. Commissioners Justin Conrad and Jeff Phillips- the board’s chairman–were the two ‘no’ votes. Discussion and…
    Sam Hieb, September 8, 2017
  • HP stadium project takes shape, but it could still be ‘flushed down the commode’

    High Point University president Nido Qubein updated a crowd of 900 at the university’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the proposed downtown baseball stadium/mixed-use development. Much of the project, according to Qubein, has taken shape, but questions remain. Qubein answered the two big questions: whether an Atlantic League team…
    Sam Hieb, September 7, 2017
  • Bidding out of Durham’s BID tax

    Interesting N&O article on Measurement Inc.’s proposal to pull its 21 parcels of downtown land out of Durham’s Business Improvement District (BID) and thus avoid paying the tax that fund the district: The downtown BID, also called a municipal service district, is a mix of commercial, retail and residential…
    Sam Hieb, September 6, 2017
  • Promise–last LimeBike post….

    …Because I think this pretty much says it all…..
    Sam Hieb, September 6, 2017
  • Guilford commissioners put High Point stadium on the agenda

    The Guilford County Board of Commissioners finally has the proposed downtown High Point stadium on its agenda. At Thursday night’s meeting, commissioners will schedule the public hearing for High Point’s tax increment financing proposal, which HP officials hope will be for the Sept. 21 meeting. Agenda for Thursday’s meeting is…
    Sam Hieb, September 6, 2017
  • Will LimeBikes lower Greensboro’s ‘suzhi?’

    Ok I’ll admit most people I talk to about LimeBikes–Greensboro’s bike share program- really like it–download the app, grab ’em anywhere, ditch ’em anywhere. And I know they’ll be popular during next weekend’s National Folk Festival as festivalists seek to get to quickly get from downtown stages to…
    Sam Hieb, September 5, 2017