Renderings that Houston developer Sluco Realty has released of the new double-decker retail building it’s planning on Shepherd show 2 sides to what it hopes will eventually fill the structure: to the north (above) your typical ground-floor restaurant setup, and to the south (top), something a little more potentially lifesaving. For privacy’s sake, the planned urgent care clinic forgoes the windows that open up the rest of building, dubbed Heights Forum. But the all-caps signage perched atop the awning shown at top should make clear what’s going on inside.
Additional therapeutic offerings like a dance studio and martial arts dojo appear to be planned upstairs. To get there, take the highlighter-green staircase at the front of the building or the side stairwell shown below behind the restaurant:
Back beyond what’s shown in the rendering, a northeastern portion of the parking lot including about 2 dozen extra spaces will drop back to an entrance on Dorothy St.:
That planned back portion of the parking lot is currently home to a metal-sided warehouse building. It sits in the middle of a row of townhomes (indicated by the skinny rectangles at the bottom of the site plan above).
The only other thing standing in the way of the development is this long-vacant commercial building at 1336 N. Shepherd Dr.:
Behind those bushes on the right, a covered back patio extends east.