What’s Going into MetroNational’s Energy Gateway District, Across I-10 from Its Death Star HQ

1055 Gessner Rd., Energy Gateway District, Spring Branch, Houston

MetroNational appears to have concrete plans for the new development it’s putting together for the 24-acre corner of Gessner Rd. and the Katy Fwy. feeder directly across I-10 from the company’s distinctive headquarters: It’s already signed up building materials company Cemex USA to become the lead tenant in a new office building intended for a portion of the site, a source tells Swamplot. The company will be leasing around 80,000 sq. ft. of space in the Energy Gateway District.


Cemex is currently leasing space in the Memorial Hermann Tower at 929 Gessner; the new lease with MetroNational will be an expansion, according to the source.


As these photos taken from across the freeway show, demolition has already begun on the interior portions of the strip center at 1055 Gessner Rd. at the far northern end of the site.

Photos: Marc Longoria