The Big New Steel Structure Now Hovering Over Studewood

The 3 fluorescent-vested figures in the photo at top are standing on the third floorplate of the 15,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use building now going up on the northwest corner of Studewood and Omar streets. Developer Chris Dray of NewQuest is planting the 18,731-sq.-ft. property at 927 Studewood with a 3-story office structure including ground-floor retail called Heights Central (not to be confused with Heights Central Station). A house and 2 small retail structures — one of them formerly home to Dan’s Chrysler Marine Service — were demolished on the property in 2015.

Boulevard Realty plans to move into the complex from its current office in the space formerly occupied by Oolala, Heights Candy Bar, and Tulips & Tutus 2 blocks to the south. The storefront portion of company’s future digs is indicated below in a site plan taken from NewQuest’s leasing brochure:


New pasta restaurant Mastranto’s plans to move into the building’s first floor, according to Dray. He had been aiming for medical office tenants to occupy the third floor.

Element Architects’ floor plan above shows street-level tenant spaces opening onto Studewood. The main lobby, providing access to the upper floors, is at the back of the building, fronting a portion of the parking lot on its west side. Both the rendering and photo at the top of the story (but not the older site plan below) appear to show a deck above the lobby entrance, covering part of the parking area.

The Aversano & Gold law office is located on the second floor of Dray’s neighboring strip at 933 Studewood, depicted with north facing left below. The former Glass Wall space in that building will be taken over by a new Bosscat Kitchen location dubbed BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures, which is expected to open later this month.

Photos: Swamplot inbox. Site plans and rendering: NewQuest Properties/Element Architects

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