At an Aug. 30 meeting, the City of Houston Planning Commission approved initial land plans for an 18-acre site in Cypress where Costco Wholesale will build a new store. The planning commission is a part of Houston's Department of Planning and Development, which regulates land development within Houston and its extra-territorial jurisdiction, including Cypress. The tract was approved by the commission for commercial use.

Officials with Costco said it is company policy not to comment on new locations. Details on the store, which would be located near Mueschke Road and Hwy. 290, could not be confirmed, nor could a timeline for construction. The location has not been added to the company's online list of upcoming stores. Costco has owned the land since 2015.

The story has been updated with clarification on the role the city of Houston played in approving the land plans.