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Barbara Cutsinger’s BAHEP Business Development Update
reviewed by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Barbara Cutsinger with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership has provided the Business Development Update for December.

“Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital announced the launch of its advanced cardiac surgery program,” Cutsinger said. “A close collaboration between UTHealth affiliated physicians and Memorial Hermann Phsyician Network and UT Physicians, the program launch will bring a number of advanced cardiac teratment options, including Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery and heart valve surgery, to Memorial Hermann Southeast.”

As a result of the program, the hospital, located at 11800 Astoria Boulevard in Houston, is planning to add additional operating rooms, ICU beds, equipment and instrumentation to support the program.

MEITEC is breaking ground on a 16,000 square foot office/warehouse facility in La Porte. The electrical and instrumentation conservation services company is in its 20th year of operation, serving energy markets including drilling, pipeline, production, marine, power and others thorughout the world.

OBR Cooling Towers is planning to purchase a tract of land in League City that includes a two-story office building. The company plans to add an 8,000 square foot metal warehouse and develop one acre of laydown area on the property.

In retail, hopstiality dvelopment, Cutsinger reports that American Furniture Warehouse Co. intents to purchase approximately 23 acres in Webster for its new 350,000 square foot retail showroom and distribution/warehouse at 21404 Gulf Freeway. Plans are to open by May 1, 2019, with approximately 350 full-time employees.

Restaurants coming to the region include Bon Appetite in League City and Main Street Grill in Kemah.

Cutsinger also reported on new residential developments, including the purchase of two tracts, totaling 369 acres, in La Porte by Avera Cos. One of the tracts, which totals 235 acres, was then sold to Beazer Homes for development of a master-planned community which is expected to include single-family homes, a multifamily complex and a senior living facility. The remaining tract is planned for retail and commercial use.

“The Economic Development Corporation has engaged The Goodman Corporation to review potential mobility projects in the city to determine potential funding availability for the prioritized projects,” Cutsinger reported regarding infrastructure and other news. ”These projects include roads and pedestrian options that will make the city safer and improve connectivity to commercial areas.”

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