The rendering at top from Texas real estate firm Hunington shows off what Rex Supply’s double-block complex along the Green Line would look like redone with a shop-lined pedestrian zone dubbed Rex Alley at its heart, where Everton St. is now. The full setting is called Milby Junction and would be carved from the array of industrial buildings that sit on either side of the north-south road between Harrisburg Blvd. and Preston St. right now. The 2 biggest are shown preserved in the map above, along with a house to the northwest that appears to play no part in Hunington’s plans.
An L-shaped building adjacent to the house is the one goner. It’s visible just north of the structure labeled REX SUPPLY in the view below from the corner of Harrisburg and Milby:
Directly behind that nametagged building — on a vacant field not visible above — this 3-story garage would pile up:
It sits at the southwest corner of the site. Coming from the Coffee Plant/2nd Ward METRO stop just off camera on the left, it’s the first thing you’d see.
Further east — at the intersection of Harrisburg and Milby — the chamfered corner of the existing building makes room for some more outdoor seating:
Behind the pink neon sign, a 2-story portion of the existing building appears to have earned some new stripes. On it’s opposite side, this north-facing paint job now fronts some existing parking:
The lot extends all the way up the block to Preston, then wraps around the back of the building to Everton.
- Milby Junction [Hunington]