MetroPark Square project moves forward, AMC-10 to open by fall

MetroPark Square, Shenandoahu2019s upcoming mixed-use development east of I-45, will feature retail, dining and office space as well as hotels and multifamily units. The first anchor, AMC-10, will open this fall.

MetroPark Square, Shenandoahu2019s upcoming mixed-use development east of I-45, will feature retail, dining and office space as well as hotels and multifamily units. The first anchor, AMC-10, will open this fall.

Construction on Shenandoah’s new mixed-use development, MetroPark Square, is underway east of I-45, with the potential of adding $700 million of taxable value to the city.


The 69-acre development will be built in three phases, each with staggered completion dates over the next three years, said Daniel Moon, Sam Moon Group vice president. Upon completion by 2020, the development will include retail, restaurant and entertainment options as well as office space, hotels and multifamily space.


“The development is expected to provide significant sales tax and property tax revenue to Shenandoah and will draw visitors from the area for dining, shopping, entertainment, lodging and business,” Mayor Ritch Wheeler said.MetroPark Square project moves forward, AMC-10 to open by fall


Previously referred to as Metro Park Village, the developer, Sam Moon Group, requested Shenandoah City Council approve the name change to MetroPark Square and add “restaurant use” to the development summary during its Dec. 14 council meeting.


“We’ve owned the 16-acre Sam Moon Center in Shenandoah since 2006 so we’ve seen the new development within The Woodlands area,” Moon said. “And with the recent ExxonMobil relocation, we decided to acquire additional land adjacent to our center to take advantage of all the growth in the area.” 


Construction on Phase 1 began in November and is expected to be complete by March 2018. The phase includes 175,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and entertainment space anchored by AMC-10, which is a 10-screen movie theater that is expected to open this fall.   


Moon said the Sam Moon Group is in the middle of negotiating letters of intent with several potential MetroPark Square tenants and plans to announce more tenants over the next few months.


Phase 2 will include a four-story, 325-unit high-end apartment complex and two nationally known select service hotels, Moon said. Construction is expected to begin at the end of 2017 and will wrap up by late 2018 or early 2019.


Moon said construction on the final phase could begin by late 2018 and be completed by 2020, featuring an additional 600 units of multifamily living space, a full-service hotel and an office building.


The development will also include a pavilion, fountain and outdoor event space for families and children to enjoy.


“Right now, we’re pretty focused on Shenandoah,” Moon said. “Our overall development is 75 acres so we have a lot going on, but we feel like there will be a lot of future phases and projects here. We’re going to be busy developing in Shenandoah probably for the next five to seven years.”

By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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