Developer Hall Group just won approvals from Frisco's planning commission to add more than 2,000 residential units to the more than 20 year-old office park.Hall Group will also be allowed to construct much taller buildings - up to 400 feet - on the tollway side of the project."We bought the property 30 years ago and have been developing it since 1997," developer Craig Hall told city planners. "What this is all about is the vision for the future. "We believe if we don't add a live-work-play mixed-use we are going to be a declining asset which is not good for the city, not in our interest and not in our neighbors' interest," Hall said. "Residential is critical to our future."Back when Hall Park was planned, the tollway wasn't even built and suburban office parks just had workspace.Now most new business developments - including the nearby Dallas Cowboy's Star in Frisco and Frisco Station - have a combination of offices, residential and retail space.With 17 office buildings, Hall Park is … [Read more...] about Frisco’s Hall Park gets go ahead for more than 2,000 housing units and taller buildings
Coveted Award Honors New, Innovative Link & Learn™ Sales Education SystemDALLAS--(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)-- Brandon Hall Group, one of the most well-known and established research organizations in the performance improvement industry, recognized Mary Kay with a coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze award for excellence in the category of Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190110005091/en/The award honored the beauty company’s new, innovative Link & Learn™ global sales education system. A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts alongside Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives evaluated the entries. The award winners will be honored at the Human Capital Management Excellence Conference hosted by Brandon Hall in West Palm Beach Florida in January.Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants in nine European markets … [Read more...] about Mary Kay Europe wins Bronze at 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology
New York has the oldest and most expansive subway system in North America. But the first ever underground station to open has long been shuttered since World War II. Today, the only way to get to the abandoned masterpiece is by special tour. When New York City’s subway first opened in 1904, it was a true modern marvel. Its very first station, almost directly beneath City Hall, was a sight to see. Sun flooded the platform from skylights in the ground above, and gilded chandeliers filled the shadows with electric light. On the first day of service, some 15,000 New Yorkers would pay the nickel fare to ride the first subway to open outside of Europe. But things wouldn’t remain so glorious for this station. Once train cars became longer, the gaps between doors and platforms were deemed too wide to be safe. What’s more, many passengers opted to walk from the larger Brooklyn Bridge station nearby, which had express service that the City Hall loop did not. Today, … [Read more...] about There’s an unused subway station underneath New York’s City Hall. Here’s what it’s like to visit.
A new campaign is calling on council bosses to replace a popular community centre as its £150,000 demolition looms.Contractors are preparing to bulldoze the 50-year-old Bockhanger Community Centre in Kennington and replace it with topsoil until a decision about its redevelopment is made. But a new online petition, which has been signed by more than 200 people, hopes Ashford Borough Council (ABC) will commit to building a "bigger and better community centre of the highest quality".Campaigner Diccon Spain, who set up the petition and lives in Charing, said: "Disrespectful is the word that springs to my mind when I think about ABC closing the community centre with no firm commitment or timeline on building a replacement."It’s disrespectful to the people of Bockhanger and neighbouring Bybrook. As well as a new community centre I think ABC owe local people an apology."The community centre was absolutely vital to all the community but particularly the younger and older age … [Read more...] about New campaign launched as hall demolition looms
By Ashley McBride Published 9:35 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 A fire Tuesday night at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice was the latest attempt to deface the building, authorities said. A fire Tuesday night at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice was the latest attempt to deface the building, authorities said. Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A fire Tuesday night at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice was the latest attempt to deface the building, authorities said. A fire Tuesday night at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice was the latest attempt to deface the building, authorities said. Photo: Santiago Mejia / … [Read more...] about Fire at San Francisco Hall of Justice under investigation