What MetroNational Is Stripping Away To Make Way for the Energy Gateway District

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

What looks to be the last structure standing in the way of MetroNational’s hush-hush Energy Gateway District project across I-10 from its headquarters is now ready for its exit. The 32-year-old PoMo style strip center at 1055 Gessner Rd., which formerly housed an HPD substation, Terrace Limousine, and the Asiana Garden restaurant, appears fenced off and ready for demolition in this photo sent to Swamplot by a reader. The center stands at the far northern end of the 24-acre property, which — following the city’s approval of a variance request last month — will be bisected by the extension of Mathewson Ln. to Gessner Rd. from Conrad Sauer Rd.

Photo: Bayan Raji

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  • The taxpayers are paying for the beautification of the city owned municipal pump station. Metro National says it is an eyesore. It is fully fenced. It is only an eyesore to a tenant gazing down upon the pumped canal from metro National’s proposed high rise buildings on the NW corner of Gessner/Memorial. The budget solution is to plant trees and design the windows on the west side of the buildings to look away from the pumped canal. Instead, Metro National is spending up to 23 million to beautify the municipal pumping station, to be fully reimbursed by TIRZ 17 with taxpayer dollars. The spending spree doesn’t stop there. Next comes millions to widen Gessner to a
    six lane highway, from the bayou to Westheimer, to bring more shoppers and more office workers to Memorial City. And where is the promised money for detention and drainage, TIRZ 17?

  • @Superdave, that’s PostModern. I think it has something to do with deconstruction….