The electric automobile maker has signed a lease for a property west of Katy for a reportedly planned industrial facility.
As of this moment the details of the purchase are relatively scare. The story was first reported by Houston Chronicle, who found through Chushman & Wakefield and Savills real estate brokerages, that the lease entails 1.03 million square feet of property a little over 30 miles west of downtown Houston at 111 Empire West of the Empire West Business Park in Brookshire’s 300-acre campus.
Tesla officials have reportedly been in communication with the permitting office of the city; Brookshire issuing a certificate of occupancy to the company back in October 2021.
“We’re familiar with the Tesla project primarily from a permitting perspective. Some of their engineering-construction folks have come in with regards to initiating some dialogue,” said Brookshire’s interim city administrator, Mike Barnes.
Job listings have since gone up on Tesla’s career page including positions for Production Control Supervisor, Warehouse as well as Associate Manager, Production Control.
“If that indeed comes to fruition, that will give us bragging rights,” Barnes said. “A company of international renown like Tesla choosing Brookshire, Texas, really helps us diversify and enhances greater Houston’s standing in the global marketplace.”
Back in 2021, Tesla moved its headquarters to Austin, opening a 4.3-million-square-foot gigafactory in the capital. Since then, Elon Musk-owned entities have opened in Pflugerville, Angleton, Bastrop, and Del Valle.
The company recently announced its plans to expand its Gigafactory an additional 1.4 million square feet, investing another $717 million.
Telsa has yet to make any official public statement on its lease in Brookshire.