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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 4:46 PM by Katie Stamy
In accordance with City Council’s mission to grow Webster’s commercial tax base, Project Genesis was created to recruit new vibrant businesses to Webster.The project area encompasses 244 acres within the City’s northwest quadrant, 80 percent of which is undeveloped.
The catalyst for Project Genesis is Odyssey Business Park, a 24-acre development planned by Wycoff Development and Construction on land purchased in June 2016. Wycoff, the developer of the highly successful Magnolia Court Business Park, is poised to recruit 20-30 new businesses in over 1 million square feet of development along NASA Parkway.
In September, both the WEDC and City Council approved a $3.7 million expenditure that will fund the first phase of the infrastructure system within Project Genesis. The first phase includes Genesis Boulevard- paving 1,090 linear feet, utilities, landscaping, and lighting; signal and intersection improvements at NASA Pkwy./FM 528; and construction of a regional detention pond.
The creation of this project will provide new connectivity to the City’s northwest quadrant and stimulate new commercial growth within 200 undeveloped acres.
Construction will begin on the first phase of Project Genesis by the second quarter of 2017.