Less Is More: New Shopping Center Design Gets A Revamp Before Breaking Ground

By | March 25, 2015
Rendering courtesy of Ziegler Cooper Architects
Rendering courtesy of Ziegler Cooper Architects

A new Montrose retail center designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects is close to breaking ground, but only after undergoing an overhaul to help it fit better within the neighborhood.

The Houston Business Journal reports that the 7,533-square-foot building planned for the corner of Mandell and West Alabama was originally much more intrusive. It has since been reduced in size to prevent congestion in an “already-dense” area and location close to The Menil and the Montrose Market H-E-B.

Property managers, Edge Realty Partners tell the Journal they are “looking for non-chain tenants, specifically a coffee shop and/or a chef-driven restaurant” to lease so construction can begin. The project is estimated for completion around this time next year.

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.