Downtown Parking Lot Playland

DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT PLAYLAND The 4 full-block surface parking lots along the rail line just east of the ExxonMobil building bounded by Leeland, Fannin, Clay, and Travis streets downtown will soon have a small blot on their perfect cars-and-asphalt-only record: a 10,000-ft. childcare center for JPMorgan Chase employees. The new owner of the easternmost block, Skanska USA Commercial Development, plans to build the center on a third of it to replace the facility currently housed in Skanska’s other recent downtown purchase, the 18-story (soon-to-be-former) Houston Club Building at 811 Rusk St. Moving the tenants out of that building, which the company is considering demolishing and replacing, would give Skanska “more options,” a company spokesperson tells Nancy Sarnoff. [Houston Chronicle; previously on Swamplot] Photo: Bill Barfield

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  • Great news for Metro. I’m sure they’re hoping train ridership numbers will increase since the train will be the perfect way to join the JP Morgan-Chase “campus” with the new day care center. My guess is there will just be more traffic on Travis and Fannin as a result.

    The last time I checked, there is a parking lot right across Main Street from the main JP Morgan-Chase parking garage which could be a nice day care center site. There is even an abandoned high rise building on the NE corner. There is also a parking lot behind the Houston Comical building.

  • I’ll take it.