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Houston's Growth Continues With Massive Developments Planned for 2021

With plenty of space to build and an increasingly diverse economy, Houston continues to attract up-and-coming developments offering jobs, housing, and entertainment for the city's growing population.
December 14, 2020, 7am PST | Diana Ionescu | @aworkoffiction
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Expansive developments are creating new urban centers on the Houston periphery.
Silvio Ligutti

As workers and employers flee high costs of living and doing business for more affordable climates, cities like Houston are booming with new construction. Among the major players setting up shop in Houston's suburban periphery are Amazon, Ross, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, who will collectively create thousands of jobs. Amazon's new Houston facilities include a million-square-foot fulfillment center for furniture and other large items. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is among several Silicon Valley giants to recently announce moves to Texas, with Elon Musk also announcing plans last week to shift additional Tesla facilities to Austin.

Texas winery Messina Hof and brewing company Karbach are also opening Houston-area locations, hoping to draw customers with expansive gardens, tasting rooms, and restaurant facilities. For those looking to buy or rent a home, new residential developments offer waterfront condominiums, single-family homes, and assisted living facilities. The Tiki Island Residences and Boathouse Resort, located near coastal Galveston, promises a boardwalk community complete with a yacht club and waterfront restaurant.

Prominent suburbs Sugar Land and Katy plan to enhance their central districts with new hotels, conference centers, and improved outdoor spaces, signaling their ambitions as future urban centers.

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Published on Thursday, December 10, 2020 in Houston Chronicle
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