Until the city of Tomball builds the facilities, Centerpoint will provide gas service to the Macy’s distribution center after City Council unanimously approved an agreement at its May 1 meeting.

“This would be an interim agreement to allow Centerpoint to serve the Macy’s distribution center until we can build the facilities in order for them to switch over,” City Manager David Esquivel said.

Macy’s is relocating its distribution center from Houston to Tomball, moving it to Interchange 249, an industrial park developed by Lovett Industrial that is underway at the intersection of Hwy. 249 and the Grand Parkway, Community Impact previously reported.

Esquivel said the city expects construction on the gas facilities to take about a year, setting April 2024 as the completion date in the agreement. Once complete, Macy’s will have 30 days to switch over to the city’s service.

“It also allows for a cost-share of the building of the facilities so Lovett [Industrial] would participate in the construction of the facilities,” Esquivel said.

Other council actions

  • City Council unanimously approved a resolution allowing Mayor Lori Klein Quinn to execute settlement documents with Allergan, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart as additional settling parties within the national opioid settlement. City Attorney Loren Smith said the city should receive around $39,000 from the settlement.
  • The HVAC systems at Tomball City Hall and the Tomball Community Center will be replaced after City Council unanimously approved a contract with B&C Constructors, LP for a not-to-exceed amount of $76,065.12.
  • City Council unanimously approved the purchase of four Chevrolet Silverado 1500s for the city for a not-to-exceed amount of $187,237. Public Works Director Drew Huffman said three of the four trucks are replacements and one truck is a new purchase.

View the May 1 agenda packet below.