In the four months since I last posted about the new Amazon Transportation Center at Valley Ranch on I-69 and White Oak Creek, just south of the Grand Parkway, the facility has come a long way. I can’t see inside, of course, but exterior construction looks complete.
In March, Community Impact reported the facility would open this year, but did not specify a date. Amazon said it was one of four such facilities opening in the Houston area this year. “The station will bring in about 300 full-time jobs paying $15 as a starting hourly wage,” said Community Impact.
According to Amazon’s plans, those brownish grassy areas between the parking lots are wetlands they are trying to preserve.
The site has two large detention ponds on the left and in the foreground to help slow down all that runoff from the acres of concrete.
Proximity to Bush Intercontinental Airport, US59 and the Grand Parkway make this location an ideal transportation hub.
Development in this area is exploding. While photographing this site today, I noticed three other sites on the west side of I-69 clearing ground. Developers are excavating detention ponds and building has just begun. More on those soon.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 11/7/2021
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