New center set for FM2100 Pecan Orchard

CROSBY – Main Street here is about to undergo new commercial and residential developments North and West of the Wal-Mart Supercenter – across the street from the strip center featuring a Walgreen’s.

According to Sandy Aron of Huntington Properties, a limited partnership based out of Houston, “The Crosby market offered opportunity to come in and have great success with a new commercial center.”

The developers acquired 5.25 acres with the Pecan Orchard and are planning to develop 500 feet in from FM 2100 as a retail shopping center. Ground breaking is scheduled in two weeks. The coming 20,000 square foot retail center is expecting to take 4 to 5 months to build tenants but construction is expected to begin in 60 to 90 days. The company expects to open stores the first quarter of next year.

“We are optimistic enough to believe we are going to add to the commercial success in the Crosby area through retail and medical tenant institutions. We are balancing the tenants needs through proper aesthetically appealing architecture.” said Aron adding that they are currently awaiting a permit.

Huntington Properties has 30 year experience developing retail centers at front door master plan communities.

Other sources indicate that a residential developer is in play to acquire a nearby tract of land that is to be partially residential and partially a grass farm just behind the shopping center. The other source indicated that interest has been generated and architectural plans devised to put a dialysis center in the shopping center.

According to Don Cox of Century 21 Life Changers, who initiated the process of sale of the Reidland property to Wal-Mart two years ago, “The continued growth of commerical property is going to be good for Crosby. There is an amazing buzz continuing that can’t wait for Walgreens to come in near Wal-Mart.”