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This thread was originally created August 29, 2019. I'm reposting / reupping this because this post and other content from me are no longer available on the forum.  An archive link  will be posted soon. An archive link to this thread before its deletion is here

Mods, please don't move this to the Heights forum where all of my other Washington Corridor and Rice Military, and Garden Oaks/Oak Forest posts were moved to this week. This is NOT in the Heights and it's not part of the Greater Heights area. It's an entirely different area that as suggested and advocated for previously needs its own area forum. There is lots of development happening here, much spurred by the Sawyer Yards and Buffalo Heights developments, which usually merits the creation of a new neighborhood forum. Thanks.




1624 West 34th St in the Central Northwest area of Houston:



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From Swamplot, August 2016 on the property of 1624 W 34th St:


 

Today’s Sponsor of the Day post comes to us from Crescere Capital Management, with an announcement about the Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church in Oak Forest. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!
 

The Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church sits on a 2-acre site at 1624 W. 34th St., just east of Ella Blvd. The congregation has outgrown this facility and is moving to a much larger building now under construction at 809 West Rd. (and changing its name, to Victory Worship Center), which it hopes to occupy in time for Easter 2017. So . . . now there’s more news about changes in store for this part of Oak Forest. The Gospel Truth congregation has sold its 34th St. property to Crescere, the same company that owns the Shops at Oak Forest at the corner of 43rd St. and Ella Blvd. and is developing the new 33 1/3 @ Thirtyfourth retail center at the corner of 34th and Ella — a half-block away from the church on the other side of the street.
 

The church, which was built in 1970, is a 7,000-sq.-ft. structure that could be repurposed for any number of uses — especially any requiring plenty of parking.The building fronts 34th St, with parking lots in back, fronting both 34th 1/2 St. in back and Couch St. on the west side.



More: http://swamplot.com/swamplot-sponsor-the-soon-to-be-former-gospel-truth-pentecostal-church-building-on-34th-st-in-oak-forest/2016-08-23/



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An update on the property of 1624 W 34th St.


From the Leader today:


 

Crescere Capital’s Chris Hotze, who owns the Shops at Oak Forest, opened his second big development in the area — 33 1/3 @ Thirtyfourth on the corner of 34th Street and Ella Boulevard — in the spring of 2018.
 

As the owner of additional local properties, there is still more development to come.
 

In 2016, he purchased the former Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church at 1624 W. 34th St. when the congregation moved to a bigger facility on West Road. The building where the church was, built in 1970, is 7,000 square feet.
 

Two years ago, Hotze had an architect provide some ideas to repurpose the church. “Lawnchair” was one conceptual plan that imagines the structure as a restaurant.

“The focus on a restaurant comes from the market demand we are seeing and the area’s desire for more restaurant options,” Hotze said. “The density of the area and transition with families and residents makes restaurants want to be here.”
 

However, Hotze said there are many other options.
 

“It could be repurposed for any number of uses — especially any requiring plenty of parking,” he said. “The building fronts 34th Street, with parking lots in back, fronting both 34th 1/2 Street in back and Couch Street on the west side. There are different ways to set up a property like this as an event venue, a restaurant or multi-restaurant destination. The ample parking and ability to get in and out of the site make it that much more user-friendly and a potential for multiple tenants.”
 

Now that 33 1/3 is fully tenanted, Crescere recently signed an agreement with Christie Amezquita and Suzy Thompson at Shop Companies to list the property for lease.


https://theleadernews.com/development-continues-at-ella-and-34th/

 

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A rendering of the proposed development at 1624 W 34th St.

This was the site of Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church.


The rendering was published in the above article on the Leader's site.



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Originally posted by Texasota, August 29, 2019 in the thread for 1624 W 34th St | Oak Forest.



It's kind of a neat little building. I'm into it.

 

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Originally posted by Crockpotandgravel, September 23, 2019 in the thread for 1624 W 34th St | Oak Forest.




Marketing documents released for 1624 W. 34th St in Houston. This is the site of  the former Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church that Crescere Capital is redeveloping. 

The property is 9,200 SF.

From the documents, it seems this will be a food hall or food court-like space with a bar. Preliminary plans also show a pop-up space for a bar or restaurant or an event space. There is an outdoor dining area and fenced playing area.



Shop Cos is the leasing agent for the property.



Former church available for lease in the heart of Garden Oaks. With countless developments underway nearby, the site is perfectly positioned in the midst of the 34th Street retail/restaurant corridor of the GOOF neighborhood. Prospective tenant has rare opportunity to transform vacant church building into a cornerstone for the community.


https://shopcompanies.com/properties/9200-sf-building-lease-garden-oaks  (archive link)

Brochure: 
https://shopcompanies.com/properties/pdf/9200-sf-building-lease-garden-oaks  (archive link)


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Originally posted by Crockpotandgravel, September 23, 2019 in the thread for 1624 W 34th St | Oak Forest.




Site plan for 1624 W. 34th St in Houston. This is the site of  the former Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church that Crescere Capital is redeveloping. 


From the documents linked above, it seems this will be a food hall or food court-like space with a bar. Preliminary plans also show a pop-up space for a bar or restaurant or an event space. There is an outdoor dining area and fenced playing area.



Site plan:
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Originally posted by Crockpotandgravel, September 23, 2019 in the thread for 1624 W 34th St | Oak Forest.



Another proposed rendering, this one is inside of 1624 W. 34th St in Houston. This is the site of  the former Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church in Garden Oaks that Crescere Capital is redeveloping. 


From the marketing brochure linked above:


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Originally posted by Purdueenginerd, September 23, 2019 in the thread for 1624 W 34th St | Oak Forest.



I like this. Good reuse of an existing space. 

 

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Originally posted by Crockpotandgravel, September 24, 2019 in the thread for 1624 W 34th St | Oak Forest.



 

 
  On 9/23/2019 at 9:55 AM, Purdueenginerd said:

I like this. Good reuse of an existing space. 




I agree. 

Houston Chronicle's Real Estate section should publish a series on readaptive uses in Houston. There could be a portion on religious centers. There have been a few former worship centers that I'd like to see included:

- the church turned into a park
- First Church of Christ Scientist converted into the club Spire
- and this project


 

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Originally posted by Angostura, September 24, 2019 in the thread for 1624 W 34th St | Oak Forest.



 

 
  On 9/24/2019 at 4:14 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:



I agree. 

Houston Chronicle's Real Estate section should publish a series on readaptive uses in Houston. There could be a portion on religious centers. There have been a few former worship centers that I'd like to see included:

- the church turned into a park
- First Church of Christ Scientist converted into the club Spire
- and this project

 


 

Also the building that is now One Fifth (previously Mark's, previously Dream Merchant). And I think the church at 11th and TC Jester is also on the market.


 

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Originally posted by CrockpotandGravel, September 24, 2019 in the thread for 1624 W 34th St | Oak Forest.


 

On 9/24/2019 at 7:38 AM, Angostura said:

 

Also the building that is now One Fifth (previously Mark's, previously Dream Merchant). And I think the church at 11th and TC Jester is also on the market.

 



I forgot about the church  that's now One Fifth. Good add and I agree.


 

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To me, this church project looks excellent. I was amazed by all these details you mentioned. It implements modern architecture, which would create a comfortable place even for the young generation eager to visit this church. The green space, the location, and the surroundings are, in my opinion, perfect for such a project. By the way, know that it reminds me of the apostolic holy church in Portland I visited last year, which impressed me a lot.

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