Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that the city would relocate its traffic operations to this building; that assertion is in error. The new Patterson St. building is replacing an older structure, and it will serve in addition to the primary traffic operation offices in the Public Works Building Downtown. The story has been corrected. Swamplot regrets the error.
Going up: This building at 2001 Patterson St. On the north side of I-10, the 40,000-sq.-ft. building designed by Kirksey will house the city’s traffic operations offices, warehouses, and sign- and signal-making shops. A smaller pavement-marking shop will be built here too. Fittingly, the buildings will stare across the freeway at David Adickes’s recently installed spelled-out declaration of Houston love.
City public info officer Alvin Wright says that the buildings should be ready by May. A reader sends these photos of the construction progress:
- City of Houston, Traffic Operations Facility [Kirksey Architecture]
- Another roadside attraction, for the love of Houston [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- David Adickes coverage [Swamplot]