Planned Community Developers (PCD) has big plans for the 53-acre campus soon to be vacated by the Fluor Corporation. Fluor has spent 40 years at its Sugar Land office and will move its 1,600 workers to the Three Eldridge building in Houston by the middle of next year.
The Houston Business Journal reports PCD plans to develop a mixed-use waterfront district with retail, restaurants and entertainment venues; apartments, townhomes and condos; a 4-star hotel with a conference center and exhibition hall; boutique office space; and medical and life sciences facilities.
The Houston office of San Francisco-based Gensler is in charge of design for the development with a waterfront motif. That includes an “interactive wharf dining experience” with piers and bridges and activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding and water cycling on Brooks Lake.
PCD hopes to get started on the development, including tearing down all or most existing buildings, in the third quarter of next year. Build-out of the entire mixed-use project could take 10 to 12 years.
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