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EARTHQUAKES IN IRVING/LAS COLINAS
The Las Colinas Association understands that our community has questions and concerns about the series of earthquakes that have occurred in our area, and we are working with the City of Irving to provide our members all available information.
North Texans are experiencing seismic activity that is unfamiliar to us. The area has felt 70 tremors since 2008, 17 of which have occurred since the start of this year. Tremors felt in Irving/Las Colinas have ranged from 1.6 to 3.6. City officials and staff members have reached out to local and national seismologists to ensure the safety and security of our residents. They are also in close contact with legislators, resources and associations at the state level regarding the tremors.
The City has created a webpage with information related to the earthquakes, which can be found online at www.cityofirving.org/earthquakes.
Additionally, Irving is working with the City of Dallas and Southern Methodist University to study the series of tremors that have occurred in our area. Seismologists from SMU have installed 22 seismographs across Irving and the surrounding area to determine the precise location of the earthquakes, which is the first step in studying the tremors. Researchers say it will take time for them to analyze the data from their equipment. Information will be communicated as it is received.
A number of public meetings have been held over the past weeks.
While we are not certain about the cause of the higher frequency of the recent earthquakes, we will continue to communicate information and updates related to seismic activity. We also encourage you to sign up for news alerts through the City's "Notify Me" feature on their homepage www.cityofirving.org.
Residents are highly encouraged to learn more about earthquakes. Below are helpful resources:
• Southern Methodist University - North Texas Earthquake Study www.smu.edu/News/NewsIssues/Earthquake Study
• U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Agency that monitors seismic activity: www.USGS.gov
• Recent Earthquakes: www.earthquake.usgs.gov
• Texas Railroad Commission, State agency that oversees drilling: rrc.state.tx.us
• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. disaster preparedness agency: www.fema.gov/earthquake/earthquake-safety-home
• Atmos Energy, to review recent natural gas monitoring relating to the earthquakes: www.atmosenergy.com
Natural Gas Infrastructure
Atmos Energy stated it is closely monitoring the number of recent earthquakes that have occurred in and around Irving/Las Colinas in recent weeks. As of Jan. 7, Atmos had no indications of any abnormalities or integrity issues on its natural gas system as a result of the tremors.
In addition to monitoring the system following the earthquake, Atmos pointed out it routinely assesses the condition of our pipelines through leak surveys, foot and air patrols, and monitoring devices that help pinpoint areas of needed repair. After reviewing the pipelines potentially affected by the earthquakes, the utility reported these surveying measures have not yielded any natural gas leaks directly connected to the recent earthquakes. For further information, go to www.atmosenergy.com.
Las Colinas Association Special Meeting of Members Results
The results of the Las Colinas Association Special Meeting of Members, held on Monday April 21, 2014 @ 4 P.M. (CDT), are now available.
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Ark Group developer says $165M Music Factory in Las Colinas 'unparalleled'
Las Colinas's much-anticipated entertainment venue The Music Factory is getting closer to being built after the $165 million project received its funding earlier this year.
"Our biggest challenge is that people don't realize that this project is real yet and we'll be moving dirt in 90 to 120 days," Noah Lazes, co-founder, president and COO of Charlotte, N.C.-based Ark Group, told the Dallas Business Journal in an exclusive interview.
Read more at Dallas Business Journal
Best Neighborhoods: Las Colinas' Hackberry Creek takes No. 1 spot
Hackberry Creek ranked No. 1 in The Dallas Morning News' data analysis of best neighborhoods for wealthy buyers in the Irving, Coppell and Valley Ranch areas.
The analysis was based on neighborhoods with a median home value of $250,000 or more.
The News based its rankings on such factors as safety, neighborhood maintenance and ease of commute, weighted according to the surveyed preferences of individuals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who identified themselves as making more than $85,000 per year. Price-sensitive factors like affordability, home-value appreciation and quality of public schools did not factor into the analysis.
Read more at dallasnews.com
Uplift Abandons Contract for Walnut Hill Property
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Las Colinas sees almost 50% increase in building permit applications
Irving's building permits are at the highest level in years, as demand for commercial and residential development grows. Las Colinas has seen a nearly 50 percent increase in single family permit applications during the past fiscal year. "If we stay on track we should be the highest number of residential permits in about four years," said Gary Miller, the city's director of planning and inspections.
Read more at NBCDFW.com
Las Colinas Cited in Top 50 Cities Report
The Sept. 23, 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek named Irving as No. 50 of the best cities in America, citing Las Colinas as one of the major reasons for the ranking.
Read more at Businessweek.com