The first ever H-E-B with a skybridge connection to a neighboring JCPenney is indeed on its way to Meyerland Plaza. The grocery chain’s newÂ 95,000-sq.-ft. building will replace its previous store atÂ South Braeswood and Chimney Rock, which flooded during Harvey.Â Some of the land that the H-E-B is taking over is occupied now by theÂ BBVA Compass bank branch building at the mall-turned-shopping-centerâ€™s northwest corner, although the store will extend back all the way to the existing JCPenney, far southeast of where the bank branch sits now.
The rendering at top shows the grocery store’s second-story entrance; like the new stores under construction in Bellaire and the Heights, this one will sit on top of a parking deck. TheÂ second rendering shows the structure fronting a driveway that heads into Meyerland PlazaÂ from Beechnut St. A replacement BBVA Compass branch is planned inside the new complex.
Below, a view of the store’s reinforced northwest corner just across Endicott from an off-camera Chick-fil-A on the right:
H-E-B plans to start construction early next year with a target opening the following fall.
- H-E-B to open new two-story Meyerland location in 2019 [HBJ]
- Previously on Swamplot:Â A Double-Decker H-E-B for Meyerland Plaza