Houston’s Generation Park enters bid to become Amazon’s new HQ
23 Oct 2017
A real estate development in northeast Houston is seeking a chance to become the new headquarters for Amazon.com, joining bidders from across the United States hoping to lure the company’s 50,000 new jobs to their cities.
Generation Park, which is located off Beltway 8 near Lake Houston and East Mount Houston Road, submitted a bid to the online commerce giant, touting Houston’s central location, “reachable by air in just a few hours,” as a draw for the company’s new base of operations.
“Year after year, Houston is consistently named one of the Top 10 cities by countless magazines and surveys,” the proposal states.
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“We offer big city advantages like the best and newest restaurants and entertainment. We are recognized for excellence in the arts, from galleries to concert halls to public installations. And at Generation Park we enhance the open spaces around our noteworthy architecture with beautiful and inspiring year-round greenscapes.”
Generation Park, owned by McCord Development, spans 4,000 acres and offers Amazon amenities like direct, TSA pre-screened shuttles from Amazon offices to Houston airports and buildings with “seasonal fresh air flow.”
Already located at Generation Park is Fortune 500 energy company TechnipFMC.
GHX, a national maker and distributor of industrial gaskets and hoses, is consolidating four Houston area facilities and their headquarters into the new park.
GHX Industrial, LLC, a national maker and distributor of industrial gaskets and hoses, is consolidating four Houston area facilities and their headquarters into the development’s Lockwood Business Park.
Other amenities planned at Generation Park’s Redemption Square include a 240 unit multi-family luxury apartment complex, and a 144-room flagship hotel, both of which will break ground this spring.