New Katy retail development The Shops at Ventana Lakes expected to break ground in 2022

Currently, 6,000 square feet have been leased to medical tenants in the development, according to Gaines. (Courtesy Jason Gaines)
Currently, 6,000 square feet have been leased to medical tenants in the development, according to Gaines. (Courtesy Jason Gaines)

Currently, 6,000 square feet have been leased to medical tenants in the development, according to Gaines. (Courtesy Jason Gaines)

Construction on The Shops at Ventana Lakes, a new retail development in Katy, is expected to break ground at the end of the first quarter of 2022. The development will be located near the northeast corner of Stockdick School Road and Peek Road, near Patricia E. Paetow High School and Stockdick Junior High School.

After breaking ground in 2022, the stores are expected to open early in the third quarter of 2023, according to Jason Gaines, senior vice president at NAI Partners, a commercial real estate agency. Phase 1 consists of 15,000 square feet available for lease, while Phase 2 will have 14,625 square feet of rentable space.



Currently, 6,000 square feet have been leased to medical tenants in the development, according to Gaines. NAI Partners, the company developing the center, hopes to lease spaces to various eateries and make the center convenient for the people living in Katy, Gaines said.

The Shops at Ventana Lakes' design relies heavily on drive-thru lanes being present in most of the spaces to appeal to commuters, according to Gaines.

"We have created drive-thru-heavy design models for each to create commuter-friendly ways to grab a coffee, donut, [their] laundry [or a] kolache and still have oversized patio reserves on the breezeway for casual in-area weekend [and] night family traffic," Gaines said via email.


By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.



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