Just line that short central driveway through your new power-center parking lot with a small number of stores and head-in parking. Fortify the freeway frontage with an FM-1960-worthy strip of more than the usual number of pad sites, and build the whole thing next to a mall! Next problem?
Introducing the new Katy Main Street, a just-announced 86-acre shopping center named for the short strip of 4 retail buildings meant to line its gullet.
The mixed-use development is designed to include 485,000 square feet of retail space, 500,000 square feet of office space and a full-service hotel and convention center at the southwest corner of Interstate 10 and Pin Oak Road in Katy.
All this . . . just across the street from the Katy Mills Mall!
Also on board: a grocery store, rumored to be HEB. Jennifer Dawson writes in the Houston Business Journal that Woodcreek Development and BPI Realty Services won’t be building the whole thing at once:
Katy Main Street’s small phase one development will include approximately 25,000 square feet of speculative retail space next to the Walgreen’s, as well as several pad sites for a bank and restaurants. Future phases of the project are expected to be constructed in 2010.