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Banfield Properties of Friendswood is planning a small mixed-use development featuring a 4-story "boutique" hotel, 4 story apartment building and a restaurant/event space with a parking garage. The site looks to be the land bound by S. Friendswood Drive at W. Shadowbend Ave and Laurel Drive at W. Willowick Ave.

Three existing structures on site are being renovated for retail and will be included as part of the overall development

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Boutique hotel in downtown Friendswood development will be surrounded by restaurants, retail


A developer is planning Friendswood's first hotel to serve as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development in the city's downtown.

Construction will begin this year on the 30-room boutique hotel, which will be part of One Sixty One,  a planned 180,000-square-foot development that will include retail establishments, restaurants, office space and 36 high-end apartments.

The hotel will serve local residents and business commuters, according to Brett Banfield, president of the Banfield Properties Inc., the developer of the One Sixty One project. 

Friendswood Assistant City Manager Steven Rhea said of the hotel, “It’s for those people coming to visit family for high school graduation and need a place to stay overnight.”

The hotel is expected to create approximately 25 full-time and part-time jobs. 

“We think its going to be a great addition to Friendswood,” said Rhea. 

An estimated cost for the hotel project was not available at presstime.

The One Sixty One development will also include co-working space, a banquet room, and rooftop event space. 

“The entire development should have a significant impact on the local economy,” Banfield said. 

Initial planning for One Sixty One began in 2020. Existing buildings on the site for the project at 161 W. Shadowbend Ave. are undergoing aesthetic touches that include façade improvements and original murals. 

The hotel will serve as the centerpiece of the development.

“With the other businesses and restaurants and boutiques to complement the hotel, it’s going to be a very big deal,” Rhea said. 

Completion of the project is expected by the end of 2024. 

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