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I was hoping thst this development would be similar to the Atlantic Station development in Atlanta.

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If the developer wants/needs more to go on this 21-acre site than just a few mid- to large big box stores, stacking in some form seems logical especially if there is a multifamily or other component planned. Just to compare--property acreage of nearby large retail:

  • Targets - 9.2, 13.5, 9.3 acres; 
  • Wal-Marts - 15.9, 16.0 acres; 
  • Home Depots - 10.5, 9.6; 
  • Lowes - 12.7, 12.5; 
  • Academy - 5.1
  • Kohls - 4.2
  • Costco/LA Fitness stack - 13.6
  • REI/Academy/Michaels/Petco/DSW mix at Voss/Westheimer - 18.2
  • Sam's Club - 15.8, 14.0
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http://www.landandfarm.com/property/Oliver_Street_Property-1583824/

 

This 2.75 acre site sits between Tarkett and Target, and is catty corner from the missing segment of Summer that would connect the two areas. A connector road between the south side of Target and the north side of Kroger would go through this plot. It'd be a great spot for residential.

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The urbanization of retail will continue to gain momentum in Houston in the form of mixed-use projects, according to Streetwise Retail Advisors managing partner Ed Page. That’ll mean a lot of residential over retail projects. In addition, two vertical power centers—a concept that has never been done in this market—are in pre-development in Midtown and the Washington Avenue/Heights area.

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/commercial-real-estate/from-co-working-to-huge-midtown-pricing-8-experts-2016-predictions-54187?rt=3891?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser

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The urbanization of retail will continue to gain momentum in Houston in the form of mixed-use projects, according to Streetwise Retail Advisors managing partner Ed Page. That’ll mean a lot of residential over retail projects. In addition, two vertical power centers—a concept that has never been done in this market—are in pre-development in Midtown and the Washington Avenue/Heights area.

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/commercial-real-estate/from-co-working-to-huge-midtown-pricing-8-experts-2016-predictions-54187?rt=3891?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser

I wonder if this is what they are meaning by a vertical power center:

http://uacdc.uark.edu/work/the-vertical-power-center-prototype-development

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as opposed to the vertical power center in my pants.

There's a cream for that...

Any chance this double decker big box strip center will have a garage or just even more surface parking?

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There's a cream for that...

Any chance this double decker big box strip center will have a garage or just even more surface parking?

Just a double decker? We need more floors.

 

Best Buy

Home Depot

Lowes

Movie theater

Kohls

Academy

 

and of course there will be a parking garage, a floor for each box

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/beyonddc/5073722055

 

We can dream. But the expanse of the Tarkett plot seems incongruous with such a multi-level center, which was plopped onto 5.5 acres in a very dense part of DC (and right next to a subway station). You could fit four of those into Tarkett if you forgo the typical Houston salt flat of parking. 

 

 
I don't live to far from this DCUSA. It's three levels and there is a parking garage. On the first level is Modell's, Marshalls, and Payless. On the second floor is Target, Best Buy, and Bed Bath and Beyond. On the third level is a Washington Sport's Club. Right across the street are apartments to the left and across the street and there is more retail on the first floor of both apartment buildings. There's many more retail stores in this area right under the the Target like a Ihop, Chick-Fil-A, etc. It's an extremely popular area of DC and it is always packed. Just a mere 3 minute walk is a little square in front of another apartment with retail on the bottom. Across the street from the apartment is Giant grocery store.
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With the crews mostly gone, I'm shocked we haven't heard an announcement.

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Man you got me so excited that there was an update to this and then my hopes were completely crushed when I realized that you linked an article in the wrong thread. 

 

Tears, man. Tears across my face.

 

:unsure:

 

Is this not the same site? Sorry. :blush:

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Is this not the same site? Sorry. :blush:

 

Haha no worries. Studemont Junction is across the street.

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look like the name will be Sawyer Heights Merchants District 

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Sort of surprised there hasn't been an announcement on this property yet.

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On 3/21/2016 at 0:13 PM, Triton said:

Sort of surprised there hasn't been an announcement on this property yet.

 

On 3/17/2016 at 11:25 PM, Mab said:

look like the name will be Sawyer Heights Merchants District 

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Ahhhhhhhmazing!!! I am too hype for this as the young folks would say. Maybe Houston Chronicle or Houston Business Journal will report more on Sawyer Heights Merchants District soon.

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Me too...was just at Kroger imagining how great it would be if the stacked retail became a reality there.

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Dumb name change. Although it may be more accurate in location, it almost sounds like it's a tier below the surrounding retail. We're "lower" than the rest!

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8 minutes ago, Triton said:

Dumb name change. Although it may be more accurate in location, it almost sounds like it's a tier below the surrounding retail. We're "lower" than the rest!

Well, look at the current retail... Not to mention the beautiful party store across the street.

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No word on this one? Holding out hope that means it will be above average and more exciting than a regular strip mall.

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1 hour ago, Visitor said:

No word on this one? Holding out hope that means it will be above average and more exciting than a regular strip mall.

I think it will still have strip mall aspects to it but with a twist, I suppose. I am still so hoping we get a movie theatre here.

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1 hour ago, Triton said:

I think it will still have strip mall aspects to it but with a twist, I suppose. I am still so hoping we get a movie theatre here.

I've always been surprised by the desire for another movie theater. I feel like i can drive 10 minutes in any direction and hit one.  I guess other people go to the movies more than i thought and far more than me, haha.

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In the (greater) Heights? I'd say there's a distinct lack of movie theaters. But then, I also prefer theaters with a full bar which kinda precludes driving.

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Patrick Egan with Gulf Coast Commercial said the plan for a vertical retail development at the former Tarkett site off Interstate 10 near the Heights is still what they are working toward but because of the complexity of the development the plans are taking time. “A vertically integrated shopping center would fit well with the area,” said Egan. “It’s probably not something we would do in a suburban development.” He estimates final plans by the late third quarter with a 16 to 18 month delivery time frame. No tenant news but Egan did say that parking is planned to be out front of the stores to give a long line of sight and for safety purposes.

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http://theleadernews.com/tacos-a-go-go-still-a-go-first-tenant-at-yale-development-july-business-briefs/

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What the hell does "long line of sight and safety" have to do with where parking spots are? Just another suburban development.

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On 12/12/2015 at 7:06 PM, Triton said:

 

That's what I've been saying. This site is so massive it's impressive they are even considering a two story retail development. I think people need to still keep expectations for this site low though even with a double decker retail complex.... this will still be Katyville-like.

 

Do you guys really expect anything different from Gulf Coast Commercial? I think a lot of people still need to lower their expectations for this site.

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The fact he even mentions parking lots as opposed to parking structures crushes any hope that this wont be a giant let down and wasted opportunity.

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On July 22, 2016 at 10:25 PM, Visitor said:

The fact he even mentions parking lots as opposed to parking structures crushes any hope that this wont be a giant let down and wasted opportunity.

What did anyone expect? Katyville isn't ready to support that kind of density. Give it two or three decades.

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I...I don't understand that site plan at all. It's like all the worst things about urban development and suburban development combined. 

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