Editor's note: A previous version of the story failed to mention that the H-E-B had already opened. It has been updated to reflect this.
Construction on a new development entitled Eastfield at Baybrook will continue this year, with new tenants opening in 2022.
Located at I-45 and El Dorado Blvd., the development is close to multiple major landmarks in the area, such as Baybrook Mall, the Johnson Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk. The project is anchored by an H-E-B shopping center that opened on Dec. 29, 2021, according to Regency Centers, the real estate investment company behind the development.
The H-E-B shopping center takes up 105,260 square feet, according to construction documents, with the other stores taking up 29,650 square feet.
Construction on the rest of the center is expected to start in the second quarter of this year and be completed in the fourth quarter, said Eric Davidson, senior manager of communications for Regency Centers.
Other tenants that are confirmed for the development include hot chicken restaurant Dave’s Hot Chicken, liquor store Twin Liquors, bistro-style restaurant Cafe Express, nail salon Nails of America and pizza restaurant Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse.
Davidson said the businesses are expected to open in the first quarter of 2023 if the build-outs go smoothly.
The development is 80% leased, leaving room for the company to select the remaining tenants that will benefit the area the most, according to Davidson.
“It also helps ensure that we are bringing a destination that will meet the everyday needs as well as the lifestyle interests of the surrounding community,” Davidson said via email.