How the Massive New ExxonMobil Campus Came to Fruition and Created Momentum North of Houston.

Designed like a college campus, ExxonMobil's mid-rise office buildings were kept at 6 stories to blend in with the surrounding environment.

Designed like a college campus, ExxonMobil’s mid-rise office buildings were kept at 6 stories to blend in with the surrounding environment. Courtesy of ExxonMobil and Urban Land Institute

Beginning like a spy novel might, an anonymous inquiry led to one of the largest and most transformative real estate developments in the history of Houston. The deal was code-named “Project Delta,” and the caller claimed to be representing a Fortune 500 company searching for a site for a massive corporate campus. The rest of the story…