More details on that newly proposed alternate location for Dynamo Stadium that the soccer team is now apparently considering: It’s a 30-acre parcel at the southeast corner of Westpark and S. Rice Blvd., across from the Sam’s Club parking lot and Bubba’s Texas Burger Shack. That’s just southwest of the intersection of 59 and the 610 Loop, and right next to the planned location of the Uptown and University light-rail lines’ Bellaire Station — at Westpark and North 1st St.
Brad Feels, CEO of Midway Companies, tells the Chronicle‘s Chris Moran he’s envisioning a mixed-use development there somewhat like Dallas’s Mockingbird Station, which sits just across the Central Expressway from SMU’s Ford Stadium, and which features restaurants and retail, office buildings, apartments, and a movie theater complex. (Midway is the developer of CityCentre, now pretty much complete at the site of the former Town & Country Mall.) Feels first contacted the Dynamo’s Oliver Luck with information about the property in October or November of last year.
What’s happening with plans to build a Dynamo Stadium in East Downtown?
Not so much. The team has been waiting for Harris County to join the East Downtown TIRZ (and thereby pledge $10 million in resulting new tax revenues to the project) — for about a year now. When Swamplot reader Eric Nordstrom voiced his support for the county’s participation in commissioners court yesterday, Commissioner Steve Radack appeared to be more interested in the Westpark proposal.
- Dynamo looking at stadium site near Galleria [abc13]
- Dynamo, developer in talks on possible SW Houston stadium site [Houston Chronicle]
- Dynamo May Go Uptown For A New Stadium [Houston Press]