The retail and restaurant explosion on 34th Street continues. Last year The Leader visited with attorney Troy Blakeney, who put up for sale more than three acres at 1225 West 34th St., near the Harriet and Joe Foster YMCA. That ownership designation is now past tense because the property has been acquired by Houston-based Revive Development. And Bryan Danna, Principal at Revive, is envisioning big things for the space.
Marketing materials indicate that designs for the property, called “Stomping Grounds,” incorporate a repositioned existing warehouse and a new building, both with ample windows and access onto 15 feet deep patios fronting the center lawn.
The lawn would be 8,000 square feet and is intended as a family friendly destination with a “thoughtful mix of eating and drinking establishments.”
“We always look for innovative ways to add familiar elements to our projects that complement the unique personalities of our neighborhoods,” said Bryan Danna, in a press release. “As a resident of this area, I’m even more conscious of the needs and desires of the residents, business owners and families who live and work here. This is a very personal project to me.”
The 224 parking spaces will surely be a draw for potential tenants.
“We’ve already begun scheduling neighborhood events and activities for 2018 [at Stomping Grounds] including farmer’s markets, music events, and festivals,” said Monica Danna, Director of Community Outreach at Revive.
“As a resident of Garden Oaks, I’m reaching out to neighbors to hear what’s most important in dining, retail, and recreation.”
Stomping Grounds will break ground this month and is expected to be completed by Labor Day 2018.
Revive is already developing 2.5 acres on the southwest corner of 34th and Ella, with signed tenants BB’s Café, Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine, Pop & Pan and the Surfhouse so far.
For more information, see this week’s Leader news.