Signs are up at the soon-to-be-former Grocers Supply distribution center across Studemont from Kroger just south of I-10 announcing Studemont Junction, the name meant to bring some . . . uh, conjunction to the odd-shaped 15-acre food-storage facility Capcor Partners bought late last year. To judge from the proposed site plan for the project, that’ll be quite a task.
Developers plan to rope in (beginning at the northern end of the property) some sort of fast-food drive-thru, a bank (with its own drive-thru in back), and enough retail operations to fill a couple of “pad site” retail boxes and a more conventional broken-L shopping center on the site, each structure surrounded by its own dedicated rows of parking. Later, Capcor’s partner Kaplan Management plans to build a 400-unit apartment complex on the western end of the site.
According to the marketing copy on the leasing broker’s website, this multifamily structure, bounded by a small railyard on its south, will “reinforce the urban character of the site and will encourage heavy pedestrian activity along the corridor.” Residents will be able to get to the new complex’s front door from Studemont St. either by wending their way through the retail parking lot or by driving along a proposed new extension of Summer St. past Olivewood Cemetery to a circular drive at Wichman St.
Here are a few images showing close-up views of the proposed retail buildings, minus their surrounding parking lots:
- Studemont Junction [UCR]
- Olivewood Cemetery looks to ensure quality access [The Leader]
- Previously on Swamplot: Grocers Supply Sale Will Supply 15 Acres for Apartments, Shops Across from Studemont Kroger; Studemont Kroger Would Break on Through to the Still Industrial Side, Olivewood Cemetery’s Grave Situation: Not Washed Down to the Bayou Yet
Photos: Debnil Chowdhury. Plans and renderings: UCR