The 3.5-acre field at the corner of S. Rice Ave. and Westpark shown here, where the Wald Relocation Services complex stood until 6 years ago, will be the site of the new Micro Center store later this year. The site plan for the Uptown Crossing shopping center intended for this location shows a big-box store set way back in the right distance, at the end of a new curvy street-drive thing cut through to it from S. Rice, across from Sam’s Club. That’s the most likely spot for the 32,000-sq.-ft. building Micro Center is planning. Micro Center sold off its larger 47,759-sq.-ft. West Loop location to Amegy Bank earlier this year. Here’s a rendering of the new, terrifically brown-and-boxy big box Micro Center:
That’s a 90-ft.-tall tower sign poking out of the computer store’s backside, reports the Houston Chronicle‘s Nancy Sarnoff. It’ll wave to folks driving by on the Southwest Fwy. and the Westpark Tollway. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction aims to complete the new store at 5205 S. Rice Ave. from this design by Powers Brown Architecture, in less than 6 months. Here’s the sprawl-worthy site plan of Uptown Crossing:
- Micro Center planning new Galleria-area store [Prime Property]
- Previously on Swamplot: Micro Center Will Move South, Give Up West Loop Site for Amegy Bank HQ; More Info on Amegy Bank’s Plans To Spike Houston’s Micro Center with an Office Tower; Did Micro Center Just Sell Its Houston Location to Amegy Bank?