Officials with Community Impact Newspaper announced plans Dec. 8 to break ground on a new Houston regional headquarters in the first quarter of 2022.

The 16,000-square-foot, two-story facility is slated for completion by the end of next year at the northwest corner of Dillard Drive and Hwy. 290 in Jersey Village. More than 55 employees will operate out of the new space. The staff currently works out of two offices—one in north Houston and one in Sugar Land—but Houston Metro Publisher Jason Culpepper said the move positions the team to prepare for future growth.

“Establishing a regional headquarters has been an aspiration of ours for some time,” Culpepper said. “We see the demand for the way we report and present community news not waning. This investment will provide our staff with the environment for creativity to continue producing trusted news and visual storytelling our communities deserve for decades to come.”

Community Impact Newspaper distributes hyperlocal news to millions of residents each month by mail and daily online—from the latest development and transportation news to regular coverage of local school boards, city councils and county commissioners courts. The company’s Houston presence started in 2009 with the launch of its Cy-Fair edition and has since grown to cover 27 communities with more than 1 million in monthly circulation.

Prior to its Houston entrance, John and Jennifer Garrett founded the publication in 2005 with just three employees covering Round Rock and Pflugerville outside of Austin. Today, there are 36 editions of Community Impact Newspaper with a circulation of 2.5 million in the Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix and Nashville metros.

“Our Houston presence has grown and prospered under Jason Culpepper’s vision and leadership,” CEO John Garrett said. “Jennifer and I are thrilled that we get to invest in a beautiful new regional headquarters, and our prayer is that it will demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our employees, readers and advertisers of the communities we serve for decades to come.”