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ONEOK to acquire Gulf Coast NGL pipelines for $280 million
May 13, 2024 - ONEOK, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire a system of natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines from Easton Energy, a Houston-based midstream company, for approximately $280 million, subject to customary purchase…  READ MORE

Riceland ‘sprouts up,’ buyers respond
April 24, 2024 - They’re going vertical at Riceland. Hundreds of home-building construction workers are raising walls and tacking down roofing plywood on dozens of houses sprouting up in the first phase of the…  READ MORE

Port Houston awarded $26.9 million, mostly for electric trucks for cargo yard
April 24, 2024 - Thirty new electric trucks are coming to Port Houston, as part of a federal program aimed at reducing pollution around America's ports. Transportation officials announced Wednesday that Port Houston would receive $26.9 million…  READ MORE

Here’s why Kinder Morgan leased space at the Houston Ship Channel
April 19, 2024 - Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is developing a carbon sequestration project near the Houston Ship Channel, joining several other carbon sequestration projects taking advantage of Houston’s vast amount of…  READ MORE

US awards about $335m of investment tax credits for new hydrogen-equipment manufacturing facilities
April 19, 2024 - About $335m of investment tax credits have been awarded to eight companies for the construction of new hydrogen-equipment factories in the US, according to the US Department of Energy. Five…  READ MORE

Kinder Morgan and massive industrial park owner team up for project near Houston Ship Channel
April 17, 2024 - Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is working with the owner of a massive industrial park in the Houston area on a carbon storage project. During its first-quarter 2024 earnings call…  READ MORE

Blue Tide Environmental: Re-refining facility nears completion of Phase 2 expansion
April 8, 2024 - BlueTide Environmental, a pioneering force in sustainable oil production, is on the brink of completing Phase 2 of its ambitious re-refining facility expansion project in Baytown. With the first phase…  READ MORE

Today, Equipment. Tomorrow, Whole Facilities: Hydrogen Could Fuel A New Industrial CRE Revolution
April 2, 2024 - The traditionally oil and gas city that bills itself as The Energy Capital of the World is increasingly planning ahead for a clean fuel source that is seeing a surge of interest…  READ MORE

Oil Majors Race to Cash in on Carbon Storage in East Texas
March 10, 2024 - Oil rigs are drilling a new type of well in East Texas, where carbon dioxide pipelines, top-tier geology and a slew of industrial emissions are kicking off a race to cash…  READ MORE

H-GAC honors Mont Belvieu’s Park
February 13, 2024 - The Houston-Galveston Area Council recognized Mont Belvieu’s Hackberry Park-Phase 1 as an award winner in its annual Parks and Natural Areas Awards Program.  “We are honored and excited to win…  READ MORE

State gives Lee branch campus OK
January 26, 2024 - As good educators should, Lee College and Barbers Hill ISD crossed all their Ts and dotted all there Is before heading up the road to Austin. Maybe rubbed a rabbit’s…  READ MORE

Houston dominates national ranking for top-selling master-planned communities
January 12, 2024 - As homebuyers flock to new suburban Houston construction, the region has become the U.S. leader in home sales at master-planned communities tracked by residential real estate consulting firm RCLCO. Overall, 12…  READ MORE


Calpine’s Baytown CCS project Selected by the Department of Energy
December 14, 2023 - Today, Calpine announced that its Baytown Decarbonization project has been selected by the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations within the Department of Energy (DOE) to negotiate to enter into a…  READ MORE

John Cockerill completes groundbreaking of new US gigafactory in Houston
December 9, 2023 - Continuing our progress in the clean energy sector, John Cockerill is proud to announce our entry into the North American market with our new gigafactory in Baytown, TX, where we…  READ MORE

Riceland community in Mont Belvieu to deliver first lots, start first commercial building
November 30, 2023 - Riceland, a master-planned community spanning more than 1,400 acres in Mont Belvieu in Chambers County, is set to deliver its first homesites and start construction on the town center’s first commercial…  READ MORE

New logistics terminal opens along Texas Gulf Coast
November 14, 2023 - Project freight forwarder deugro announced it has opened a 96,775-square-foot operations and logistics terminal in Baytown, Texas, about 26 miles east of Houston. The facility offers access to the nearby Houston Ship…  READ MORE

Two Houston-area ports receive combined $26.9M in federal funding for improvement projects
November 6, 2023 - Two Houston-area ports will soon see a combined $26.9 million worth of projects come to fruition thanks to federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. Cedar Port…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil completes acquisition of Denbury
November 2, 2023 - SPRING, Texas – Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) today announced it has closed its acquisition of Denbury Inc. (NYSE: DEN) in an all-stock transaction valued at $4.9 billion, or $89.45…  READ MORE

LyondellBasell buys into Houston recycling project with Exxon
October 27, 2023 - LyondellBasell said Thursday it acquired a 25% stake in a joint venture with Exxon Mobil as the companies advance their plans for a $100 million recycling project in Houston. The move gives…  READ MORE

Baytown council forms new economic development advisory committee
October 27, 2023 - After working for over a month, Baytown City Council has formed the Baytown Economic Development Advisory Committee. The new committee will include citizens that live in extraterritorial jurisdiction areas. Councilwoman…  READ MORE

John Cockerill advances US expansion of hydrogen with launch of gigafactory in Baytown
October 25, 2023 - John Cockerill Hydrogen, a world leading electrolyzer manufacturer announced its US entry with the acquisition of manufacturing space in Baytown for a new gigafactory. The facility is expected to create…  READ MORE

Resin Exports Help Port Houston as Imports Fall
September 26, 2023 - Loaded exports are helping to support overall volumes at Port Houston’s container terminals as loaded import volumes fall compared to record levels in 2022. Export volumes at Port Houston have increased by…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil invests $2 billion in Baytown chem plant
September 20, 2023 - ExxonMobil announced Tuesday the startup of two new chemical production units at its Baytown manufacturing facility. The $2 billion expansion is part of ExxonMobil’s long-term growth plans to deliver higher-value…  READ MORE

SAMSON Controls expansion to double ops
September 15, 2023 - A groundbreaking ceremony was held at SAMSON Controls Sept. 14 for an expansion to double their production capacity. It was both a celebration of achievements and a forecast ahead to…  READ MORE

Texas Gulf Coast Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy / Liberty & Chambers County Workshop
August 23, 2023 - The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Economic Development District, is developing a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. This strategy will: Shape the economic growth and development…  READ MORE

Enterprise Products expands capacity at Mont Belvieu
August 7, 2023 - Enterprise Products Partners L.P.  (“Enterprise”) this week announced the start of service at its 12th natural gas liquids (“NGL”) fractionator in Mont Belvieu, adding an incremental 150,000 barrels per day (“BPD”)…  READ MORE

Lee College opens new Corporate Training Center, aims to help companies train workforce
August 4, 2023 - Lee College — a community college in Baytown — is bolstering its efforts for workforce training with its new 11,000-square-foot Corporate Training Center. The center is a newly renovated building inside…  READ MORE

Dallas-based developer Provident Realty Advisors enters Houston industrial market with $124M project
July 18, 2023 - Nine months after it announced the establishment of a Houston office, Dallas-based real estate development and investment company Provident Realty Advisors Inc. is getting ready to pour concrete for its first…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil Announces Acquisition of Denbury
July 13, 2023 - Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Denbury Inc. (NYSE: DEN), an experienced developer of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCS)…  READ MORE

The Avera Cos. developing 484K-SF spec distribution center on Grand Parkway in Baytown
June 23, 2023 - Another distribution center is being built in Baytown. Houston-based The Avera Cos. has broken ground on Kilgore Grand Parkway, a 484,424-square-foot cross-dock warehouse building on the corner of Grand Parkway…  READ MORE

Mayor talks mall at Rotary Club of Baytown
June 1, 2023 - What about the mall?  That was one question Baytown Mayor Brandon Capetillo took time to address at Wednesday’s State of the City address at the Rotary Club of Baytown.  Capetillo said…  READ MORE

TAB Celebrates: HB 5 Is On Its Way To The Governor’s Desk
May 29, 2023 - As the Texas State Chamber, The Texas Association of Business (TAB) today released a statement thanking the Senate and House conferees for passing CCR for HB 5: “Texas' reputation as…  READ MORE

Troon selected to manage T-36 at Baytown
May 21, 2023 - Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage T-36 at Baytown, an innovative double-loop 18- hole…  READ MORE

Incentivizing Innovation in Baytown and Chambers County
May 19, 2023 - For years, the energy industry has been an important part of the Baytown and Chambers County economy. These projects provide good paying jobs, stimulate investments into local businesses and provide…  READ MORE

Bayland Hyatt Regency opens its doors
May 19, 2023 - The much-anticipated Hyatt Regency Baytown-Houston hotel and convention center is now open for business.  Many dignitaries gathered for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the hotel’s soft opening. The event…  READ MORE

New name for West Chambers County’s Chamber of Commerce
May 18, 2023 - As the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, the board of directors has unanimously voted to move forward with a new name:…  READ MORE

Port Houston Sees Surge in Container Exports
May 16, 2023 - As U.S. imports continue to come in well below last year’s records, Port Houston has announced that its container exports are surpassing historic volumes seen in 2022, signaling strong growth in the…  READ MORE

Hyatt Regency Baytown-Houston Set to Unveil on May 18, 2023
May 15, 2023 - Hyatt Regency Baytown-Houston is set to officially open its doors on Thursday, May 18, 2023 and reservations are now bookable online at  To read the full story, click here.   READ MORE

Magellan Midstream Partners to be acquired by fellow Oklahoma company in $18.8B deal
May 15, 2023 - Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: MMP), a master limited partnership with significant operations in the Houston area, is being acquired in a deal worth approximately $18.8 billion, including…  READ MORE

City ponders new entertainment center near San Jac Marketplace
April 25, 2023 - As crews lay the groundwork for the San Jacinto Marketplace, the City of Baytown is considering plans to add a new amenity to the area along Interstate 10 between Garth…  READ MORE

Joint venture develops cold-storage distribution center in massive Cedar Port Industrial Park
April 20, 2023 - Another warehouse is being developed in the massive TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park in the Baytown area. Philadelphia-based BG Capital and New Jersey-based FreezPak Logistics said they started construction on…  READ MORE

Barbers Hill drives local economy
April 20, 2023 - Among all the conversations and controversies regarding public school systems today, there’s one that doesn’t get a lot of attention -- its impact on the local economy. Barbers Hill ISD…  READ MORE

Baytown’s Port 10 Logistics Center adding 2 more warehouses, including rail-served building
April 11, 2023 - The Port 10 Logistics Center, a 246-acre multimodal business park in Baytown, is gaining two more warehouses totaling more than 630,000 square feet, including one connected to rail. The park’s…  READ MORE

Plan to revive Texas’ corporate tax breaks adds more lucrative incentives, eases job requirements
April 10, 2023 - Texas Republicans on Monday unveiled a plan to revive the state’s largest corporate tax break program with legislation that would make the incentives more widely available and more lucrative; water down prior job…  READ MORE

Fast-growing Chambers County tackles boom
April 4, 2023 - The average income for the 29,900 households in Chambers County is $87,584 and the top occupations are construction (7,021) and manufacturing (4,543) with about half the population under 35 years…  READ MORE

Sunpan announces major new Houston warehouse
March 28, 2023 - BAYTOWN, Texas – Toronto-based furniture supplier Sunpan will add a new 200,000-square-foot warehouse near Houston. The facility is set to be operational by the fourth quarter. Combined with its Toronto facility, the…  READ MORE

Sempra will build $13B LNG facility in Port Arthur
March 20, 2023 - Sempra said Monday that it will move ahead with construction of a $13 billion liquefied natural gas facility in East Texas, becoming the second company to reach a final investment…  READ MORE

Technip Energies, Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Zachry Group Selected for Calpine’s Carbon Capt
March 9, 2023 - Technip Energies, together with Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Zachry Group, have been awarded a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for a carbon capture unit project in Baytown, Texas,…  READ MORE

Bayou Bend expands carbon capture project to onshore Southeast Texas
March 6, 2023 - Bayou Bend CCS LLC (Bayou Bend), a carbon capture and sequestration project located along the Texas Gulf Coast, announced an expansion of its carbon dioxide (CO2) storage footprint through the…  READ MORE

Oxy’s new carbon capture hub could trap 1.2B metric tons of East Texas greenhouse gases
March 2, 2023 - A 55,000-acre site straddling three East Texas counties could soon be home to one of Occidental Petroleum’s carbon capture hubs, the Houston oil giant said Thursday. The site runs along…  READ MORE

A Sudden Rush to Make Sustainable Aviation Fuel Mainstream
February 21, 2023 - A flurry of investments, policy changes and technological breakthroughs is giving a jolt of energy to the nascent market for sustainable aviation fuel, a low-carbon alternative to traditional jet fuel…  READ MORE

Harris County Transit celebrates 1 millionth ride milestone in Baytown
February 13, 2023 - The Harris County Transit fixed route bus service in the City of Baytown has reached 1 million passenger boardings.  Shortly after the Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) created the…  READ MORE

Enterprise Products makes $5.6B profit in 2022, transports record volumes in Q4
February 1, 2023 - Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) brought in a $5.62 billion profit this year as the midstream company transported record volumes through its pipeline network. The company's total pipeline…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil Sets Large-Scale Low-Carbon Hydrogen Plant Start-Up for 2027
January 30, 2023 - ExxonMobil announced the next step in the development of the world’s largest low-carbon hydrogen production facility with a contract award for front-end engineering and design (FEED). A final investment decision…  READ MORE

ONEOK to build natural gas fractionator in Mont Belvieu
January 19, 2023 - ONEOK announced this week it plans to build a new 125,000 barrel-per-day natural gas liquids fractionator in Mont Belvieu. On completion the new fractionator, MB-6, will increase the company’s total…  READ MORE

Exxon preparing to open its massive $2B refinery expansion in Beaumont
January 17, 2023 - Exxon Mobil said Monday it finished building its $2 billion refinery expansion in Beaumont and plans to start it by the end of March, bringing the equivalent of a mid-size…  READ MORE

Houston midstream energy giant to buy another local co. for $3.25B
January 10, 2023 - Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD), one of the largest publicly traded companies in the Houston area, will acquire another local midstream energy company for $3.25 billion in cash. The…  READ MORE

Riceland to maintain Texas small town feel, developer says
January 6, 2023 - If you have ever driven through a small town in Texas, you might conjure up memories of a time when you knew everyone’s name, could walk from shop to shop…  READ MORE

Targa buying out Blackstone’s stake in pipeline system with $1.05B deal
January 3, 2023 - Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP) is boosting its ownership stake in a natural gas liquids pipeline with a $1.05 billion deal. The Houston-based midstream company agreed to acquire a 25%…  READ MORE


Port Houston Posts Another Container Gain in November
December 19, 2022 - If U.S. imports are slowing, Port Houston has yet to get the memo. The U.S. Gulf Coast’s busiest port reported an 11% jump in container volumes in November, bucking a…  READ MORE

New era of plastic recycling begins in Baytown
December 17, 2022 - About 80 million pounds of plastic will be diverted away from landfills over the next year, thanks to a new unit in operation at ExxonMobil’s Baytown Complex—and that’s plastic that…  READ MORE

First hydrogen-powered truck in Texas hits Houston roads
December 14, 2022 - The first time Rodrigo Peña climbed into the Hyzon truck's cabin and eased his foot off the break, it wasn't the awe of being inside the first hydrogen-powered freight truck…  READ MORE

Pennzoil-Quaker State acquires stake in lubricant recycling co. Blue Tide Environmental
December 5, 2022 - A local Shell PLC subsidiary has acquired a significant stake in a North Texas company building a lubricant recycling project east of Houston. Houston-based motor oil giant Pennzoil-Quaker State Co.,…  READ MORE

Year in Review: Chevron buying Renewable Energy Group for $3.15B was a Deal of the Week
December 2, 2022 - Through the end of December, we're taking a look back on the Deals of the Week from 2022. This was the Deal of the Week for the Houston Business Journal's…  READ MORE

City of Baytown and ExxonMobil reach Chapter 212 agreement
November 23, 2022 - The City of Baytown and ExxonMobil have announced a new 35-year agreement that will continue to strengthen the long-standing relationship between community and industry while promoting innovation into the future. Representatives…  READ MORE

Regulators give green light to Enterprise Products Partners’ oil port off Surfside Beach
November 22, 2022 - A new kind of oil export terminal could soon float in the Gulf of Mexico near Freeport after federal regulators gave a green light to the project. The federal Maritime Administration made…  READ MORE

ClearSky Health breaks ground for medical rehabilitation hospital
November 18, 2022 - ClearSky Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Baytown broke ground for its newest facility Wednesday on Blue Heron Parkway. ClearSky selected Baytown as the site of a new 30-bed medical rehabilitation hospital.…  READ MORE

Chevron Phillips Chemical and QatarEnergy to construct integrated polymers facility on US Gulf Coast
November 16, 2022 - Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC and QatarEnergy announced today that they are proceeding with the construction of an $8.5 billion integrated polymers facility in Orange, Texas, expected to create more…  READ MORE

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital opens new 5-story tower
November 14, 2022 - Houston Methodist Baytown officially opens a new five-story building to patients today. The new state-of-the-art tower is named Unity Tower and features 75 private rooms, an intensive care unit, and…  READ MORE

Port Houston Container Growth Continues
October 31, 2022 - HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met on Thursday, October 27, for its regular monthly meeting. In his report to the Commission, Executive Director Roger Guenther…  READ MORE

IKEA partnering with self-driving truck company for test deliveries from Baytown
October 27, 2022 - IKEA Supply Chain Operations is teaming up with a self-driving trucking company to pilot autonomous freight deliveries from the Baytown distribution center on Borusan Road to Frisco near Dallas.  Kodiak…  READ MORE

West Chambers leaders hear positive report from industry
October 27, 2022 - The annual State of Industry Luncheon of the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday featured familiar faces from the midstream energy business reporting on their industry sector, which is…  READ MORE

MedCore Partners Breaks Ground on ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Baytown, Texas
October 18, 2022 - MedCore Partners, in conjunction with ClearSky Health, has broken ground on a 36-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital development in Baytown, Texas. ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Baytown is expected to treat over 650 patients annually…  READ MORE

Cyclyx, ExxonMobil and LyondellBasell Advance First-of-its-Kind Plastic Processing Facility in Houst
October 18, 2022 - Cyclyx International, ExxonMobil and LyondellBasell today announced they have signed an agreement to advance development of a first-of-its-kind plastic waste sorting and processing facility in the Houston area. The new…  READ MORE

Bloomberg: Exxon considering a takeover of Plano-based Denbury
October 12, 2022 - Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), which is moving its headquarters to the Houston area, is considering a takeover of Plano-based oil and gas firm Denbury Inc., according to a report in…  READ MORE

Exxon, CF Industries, EnLink plan carbon transport, storage project for blue ammonia plant
October 12, 2022 - Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is partnering with CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF) and EnLink Midstream (NYSE: ENLC) on a new emissions-reduction project in Louisiana. Illinois-based CF Industries wants…  READ MORE

Construction underway for 1.2M-SF spec warehouse in TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park
October 5, 2022 - Construction has started on another 1.2 million-square-foot speculative warehouse in the massive TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park outside Baytown in Chambers County. TGS Cedar Port DC 4, expected to be…  READ MORE

Lee College and Barbers Hill ISD plan exciting future for students
October 5, 2022 - Leaders of Barbers Hill ISD and Lee College are taking steps that could lead to the creation of a college campus in the Mont Belvieu community. “We are thrilled to…  READ MORE

Exxon’s Baytown facility finds new ways to break down plastic as consumers demand better recycling
September 30, 2022 - A stream of everyday plastics such as detergent containers, pill bottles and unsoiled diapers is already finding its way inside an ExxonMobil lab in Baytown, where the company readies to…  READ MORE

No tenant? No problem. Million-square-foot ‘spec’ industrial buildings are popping up across Houston
September 30, 2022 - From Baytown to Brookshire to Conroe and beyond, developers are breaking ground on million-square-foot industrial buildings. After success with its first building, Houston-based TGS Cedar Port Partners is set to…  READ MORE

ExxonMobil’s Dave Andrew talks to BIC Magazine at the 2022 Gulf Coast Industry Forum
September 23, 2022 - Dave Andrew gives an update on ExxonMobil's large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas.  Watch the interview here.   READ MORE

Blue Tide Environmental makes final investment decision to add hydrotreater, redesign Baytown base o
September 15, 2022 - Blue Tide Environmental has big plans for its recycling plant for used motor oil in the Houston area. The Plano, Texas-based company reached a final investment decision to add hydrotreater…  READ MORE

After opening of latest Grand Parkway section near Dayton, ‘explosive growth’ happening east of Lake
September 15, 2022 - For some communities on the far east side of the Houston area, the days of sleepy countryside life may be numbered. As real estate development pushes farther and farther to…  READ MORE

Houston industrial leases surge as abundant space attracts out-of-state tenants
September 9, 2022 - Developers are breaking ground on several industrial projects in Houston amid record demand for space as an influx of out-of-state industrial tenants seek a Texas hub for retail, e-commerce and…  READ MORE

Air Liquide to build $550MM ASU, Baytown, Texas
August 24, 2022 - Air Liquide has proposed a $550 million project for the design and construction of a new world-scale air separation unit (ASU) for the production of argon, oxygen, and nitrogen for…  READ MORE

Third Terminal On The Way At Port Houston As Supply Chain Reshuffle Sends Growth Soaring
August 23, 2022 - Traffic is up nearly 25% at Port Houston so far this year amid what one commercial real estate observer called a perfect storm of global transportation and supply chain pressure. Now plans are afoot…  READ MORE

The next U.S. energy boom could be wind power in the Gulf of Mexico
August 16, 2022 - With passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains $370 billion for climate and energy programs, policy experts are forecasting a big expansion in clean electricity generation. One source that’s…  READ MORE

NRG Energy proposes $526M expansion at Cedar Bayou plant in east Baytown
August 11, 2022 - Houston-based NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) is seeking to expand a power station in Chambers County. NRG proposed adding a 690-megawatt electric-power generation block at its existing Cedar Bayou power…  READ MORE

FedEx Ground inks big distribution center lease in Baytown
August 4, 2022 - FedEx Ground signed a major deal to open its 10th distribution center in the Houston area, bringing possibly hundreds of new jobs to Baytown. The package distribution facility is being…  READ MORE

SI Group Moves Headquarters
August 2, 2022 - A chemical company with a Baytown facility moved its corporate headquarters from New York to The Woodlands to take advantage of the region’s dominance in the petrochemical industry. The company…  READ MORE

PSC Group opens advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas
July 8, 2022 - PSC Group has opened a 200,000-square-foot facility in Baytown, Texas, to provide advanced plastics recycling services. At this new Baytown complex, PSC will receive industrial post-use plastic in rigid, foam…  READ MORE

Dayton Street Partners to Develop 164,640 SF Spec Industrial Project Near Port Houston
July 8, 2022 - Chicago-based Dayton Street Partners will develop a 164,640-square-foot speculative industrial project near Port Houston. The facility will be situated on a 47.4-acre site within the 15,000-acre TGS Cedar Port Industrial…  READ MORE

Pipeline giants Enterprise Products and Energy Transfer consider chemicals business
June 30, 2022 - Two of the nation’s largest pipeline companies are planning projects that would expand their businesses into petrochemical manufacturing. Houston-based Enterprise Products has applied for tax abatements on an ethylene manufacturing…  READ MORE

Fidelis: Final mall demolition underway
June 18, 2022 - The remnants of the old San Jacinto Mall are about to be demolished, the property’s owners said. Afterward, the construction of the long-awaited San Jacinto Marketplace will then begin to…  READ MORE

Riceland community brings 4,500 homes to Mont Belvieu east of Houston
June 16, 2022 - Riceland, a proposed 1,500-acre master-planned community in Mont Belvieu, will break ground this month on one of the largest residential developments on the east side of Houston. The $400 million…  READ MORE

Japanese Homebuilder Builds U.S. Momentum With Acquisition Of Houston Company
June 14, 2022 - A U.S. subsidiary of Japanese homebuilder Sekisui House has purchased Houston-based homebuilder Chesmar Group for $514M, bringing the company a step closer to its goal of building 10,000 homes annually outside Japan by 2025.Sekisui…  READ MORE

Baytown Industrial Boom Continues With 500K SF Of Leases Signed
June 6, 2022 - Three new tenants signed for space at the rapidly growing Cedar Port Industrial Park in Baytown. The three warehouse leases totaling 517K SF will go into Building B and Building C at Baytown…  READ MORE

Battleship Texas restoration progress takes big step as dry dock arrives in Galveston
June 6, 2022 - Progress is being made in the restoration of the 110-year-old Battleship Texas as the dry dock that will be used to help fix it up is now in place in…  READ MORE

Real estate transactions: Archway Properties plans huge industrial project in Baytown
May 26, 2022 - Archway Properties purchased 234 acres near the southeast corner of Interstate 10 East and Sjolander Road in Baytown for the development of Baytown 10 Commerce Center, a 3 million-square-foot project planned…  READ MORE

Grand Parkway to get a lot grander, with new 53 miles in rural areas
May 18, 2022 - At the stroke of midnight, the Houston area’s 40-year efforts for an outer belt will shoot past the 100-mile mark, when northeast segments of the Grand Parkway open — and…  READ MORE