A new shopping center dubbed South Heights on White Oak has plans to land in the shared parking lot on White Oak Dr. just west of the former Jimmy’s Ice House at Threlkeld St. The rendering at top — taken from a leasing flyer for the development put out by Centric Commercial — views the proposed woodsy building from the north side of White Oak Dr., at the edge of the lot between Christian’s Tailgate and Barnaby’s Cafe. On the east side of the building, a deck fronted by a glass curtain wall cantilevers over a drainage ditch that runs north from White Oak Bayou through the woods between the site and the neighboring ice house.
A view across the parking lot from its southwest corner shows the low-lying area on the right:
Here’s what the ditch and the sliver of parking lot beyond it look like from the ice house’s own lot just east of the site:
Back on level ground, a patio fronts the west side of the planned building at 2805 White Oak, outside what’s shown below as its coffee component:
Only 5 spots are planned for the 10,000-sq.-ft. building’s parking lot, indicated in the site plan with one way in and one way out onto White Oak. However, the owner of the property — an affiliate of automated parking developer Easy Park — is the same entity that bought the yellow car hangar across the street and appears to have plans to dramatically increase that lot’s car capacity:
- 2805 White Oak Dr. [LoopNet]
- Previously on Swamplot: Is a High-Tech Taco-Adjacent Parking Garage Coming to White Oak Dr.?