Meridiana Marketplace, a retail center to be built at 19710 Hwy. 6 near Manvel High School, is anticipated to begin construction in the spring and has acquired its first two leases.

The 20,700-square-foot project is being developed by Houston-based firm Gulf Coast Commercial Group Inc.

“We’re eager to bring an array of high-quality businesses and retailers to this rapidly evolving stretch of Highway 6 near the intersection of 288,” said Danny Miller, Gulf Coast Group’s vice president of leasing, in a statement.

Next Level Urgent Care is one of the businesses that inked a lease in the center for 3,000 square feet of space. The health care company aims to provide high-quality walk-in services with advanced equipment such as x-rays on-site at its clinics. The other business that leased 2,500 square feet with Meridiana Marketplace is dental service Smile Professionals.