Summarize the project's program, features, and achievements: Trammell Crow Company, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate developers, and joint venture partner Clarion Partners, LLC have broken ground on Phase I of Weiser Business Park in northwest Houston. Located on the site of a former airport in Cypress, Texas, the first phase of the redevelopment includes three speculative Class A industrial buildings totaling 557,490 square feet. Weiser Business Park sits on a 130-acre site located on Highway 290, approximately 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Woodlands, and Katy. The project is accessed via a newly constructed road extension of Fallbrook Drive, connecting Huffmeister Road to Highway 290. Building 1 at Weiser Business Park is a 75,890-square-foot rear-load facility with 128 vehicle parking spaces and a 28’ clear height. Building 2 is a 223,400-square-foot cross-dock with a 32’ clear height, 229 parking spaces, and trailer parking. Building 3 is a 258,200-square-foot cross-dock facility with a 32’ clear height, 260 parking spaces, and trailer parking. Construction of a fourth building that will span 521,600 square feet and have a 36’ clear height is underway.
What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project? A 1.1 mile road extension of Fallbrook Drive was completed to connect Huffmeister Road to 290. The road extension was required to allow vehicular access to Phase I and future phases of the master planned development. Phase I was issued for bid during COVID material shortages and the rapidly escalating polyiso board and steel pricing - the option for wide flange roof framing was explored which was uncommon for the Houston market.
Please communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project. ? The developer wanted to pay homage to the former airport by incorporating the name and an aeronautical theme to the design. The prefinished metal canopies at the entries of each building have tapered edge to mimic a continuous biplane wing. A formliner, reveals and accent paint colors break up the façade of tilt-wall panels.
What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment? All Buildings and Tenant build-outs in the Business Park are pursuing LEED Certification. Low-E glazing, Low Solar Reflectance Index roofing, Enhanced Commissioning, reduced indoor water usage is provided.
Cypress, TX 77429
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