Developer MetroNational is calling the 6-story Energy Corridor District office building and parking garage it officially announced today “the first step in expanding Memorial City north of I-10.” The 240,000-sq.-ft. structure planned for 10100 Katy Fwy. will house 15,000 sq. ft. of retail space on its ground floor — but the rendering of the building designed by Powers Brown Architecture sent out by the company does make the development look like an outpost in an even more suburban office park. As Swamplot reported last week, Mexican building-materials company Cemex will be leasing 80,000 sq. ft. in the complex for its U.S. headquarters.
The building is scheduled to begin construction this fall at the northwest corner of Gessner and the I-10 westbound feeder road, directly across the freeway from MetroNational’s no-neck, thorny HQ stuck on the top of the Memorial Hermann Tower (pictured above). Touted as one of the new building’s amenities: a shuttle service across the freeway to the Memorial City Mall and other MetroNational area attractions.
- Office building to rise in new portion of Memorial City [Houston Business Journal]
- MetroNational to bring new office building to Memorial City [Prime Property]
- Previously on Swamplot: What’s Going into MetroNational’s Energy Gateway District, Across I-10 from Its Death Star HQ; What MetroNational Is Stripping Away To Make Way for the Energy Gateway District; Hints of MetroNational’s Energy Gateway District in Conrad Sauer Detention Basin Redo Plans; Meanwhile, Across the Freeway from the MetroNational Death Star
Rendering: Powers Brown Architecture/MetroNational. Photo: Robert Boyd