The Triyar Cannon Group has been threatening to give shopworn Greenspoint Mall a $32 million makeover since 2006. Most of what appears to be planned shows up in this knock-’em-down video: a new outdoor plaza at the mall’s east entrance, and a connected 22-story office building off Greenspoint Dr., designed by Ziegler Cooper. Just last week, demolition began on the vacant JCPenney building, site of a proposed Premiere Cinema multiplex that’s supposed to share a new parking garage with the tower. Not in the plans, but already happened anyway: the closing of Sears.
When will the rest of this happen?
We haven’t heard any recent announcements from Triyar or from the Greenspoint TIRZ, which is slated to fund some of the improvements. But Triyar, controlled by the Yari family, has had a lot on its plate over the last few years. Yari Film Group recently declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, almost 4 years after family member Bob Yari lost a lawsuit to win a producer credit for Crash, the movie that won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2006. Currently, he’s wrapping up a documentary about The Police (the band, not the cops working in the Greenspoint Mall HPD station).
Only one new tenant has been announced for the outdoor space, called Renaissance Plaza, so far: a GlennLock’s Sports Bar and Grill.
Here’s a view of the proposed office tower:
- Sketchup animation of shopping center [YouTube]
- Celebrity owner puts group of local malls on the selling block [Houston Business Journal]
- Greenspoint Mall to get facelift / $32 million project made possible by partnership [Houston Chronicle]
- Bob Yari doesn’t regret Oscar credits battle [Hollywood News]
- Frenchy’s Creates New Concept at the Renaissance at Greenspoint [RealEstateRama]
- Previously on Swamplot: Before the Movies Start: What’s Eating JCPenney at the Greenspoint Mall