Exxon’s massive campus reshaping Houston’s northern suburbs (photos)

Construction cranes clustered alongside Interstate 45 at the Hardy Toll Road carve a startling, wide swath through the trees just south of The Woodlands.

Placards staked around the planned community advertise commercial land for sale, and billboards promote multiple new subdivisions – all indicators of a region undergoing furious transformation.

Come next year, this will be home to some 10,000 people who work for Exxon Mobil Corp., which is building a campus the size of a small city on 385 forested acres north of Houston. The project is so massive that it was initially given a code name: Project “Delta,” the mathematical term for change.

For details on how Exxon’s megacampus is reshaping The Woodlands — from the real estate to roads to retail — go to HoustonChronicle.com (subscription required).

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