The owners of the 22,860-sq.-ft. warehouse at the bend where Wash Ave becomes Hempstead Rd. have plans to refashion the building as Houston’s latest food hall, complete with 25-plus restaurant tenants, a few grocery and trinket vendors, and an adjacent beer garden — all fronting 22,000-sq.-ft.-worth of park space. Aside from homonymous salad bar concept Let Us, no specific tenants have been announced for the space yet — formerly home to the Emmett Perry oriental rug store and Sugar Creek Interiors’ design studio. But the developer hints that most food stalls at Railway Heights will be of the fresh-never-frozen variety, staffed by “the farmer who reared the animal, the fisherman who caught the fish, the baker who baked the bread.“
Later on, plans call for a 600-car automatic parking garage (about 2-and-a-half-times the size of that other robo-valet proposed next to Tacos A Go Go on White Oak) to be added on to the site at 8200 Washington, along with a complex of “container apartments” in the southeast corner of the things. Along with the food hall, they’ll all go in the area marked red in the map above, across the train tracks from InTown Homes’ forthcoming Cottage Grove Lake community.
The map below shows how the site will layout in greater detail:
A few more conceptual views from the east show the promenade that runs between the food hall and the planned green space:
It’s backed by benches that front the lawn:
Here’s a park view from the south off Wash Ave:
And a more impressionistic look from the west:
The far west end of things is where the beer garden holds court. It’s mapped out below:
Two adjoining patios labeled G and C are quenched by at least one, but maybe 2 bars depending on how a shipping container planned for the site gets cast.
Eager drivers won’t have to wait for the high-tech parking garage planned as part of the project’s second phase; a few more traditional, DIY parking spots are slated along the entrance driveway that runs north into the site from Wash Ave.:
You can catch another glance of them here in this view from the east:
Images: Centric Commercial