Stories to follow in 2018: #6. Centro and Metro Park Square work continues

The AMC-10 screen movie theater in MetroPark Square is scheduled to open this May.

The AMC-10 screen movie theater in MetroPark Square is scheduled to open this May.

We’re counting down the top ten stories residents of The Woodlands area should follow in 2018.

No. 6 on our list looks at two new mixed-use developments under construction in Shenandoah:

What we reported


Construction on MetroPark Square, a 69-acre mixed-use development at the southeast corner of the I-45 and Hwy. 242 intersection in Shenandoah began in November 2016. The three-phase project by Sam Moon Group is expected to be completed by 2020 and will include restaurant and entertainment options, office space, hotels and multifamily housing. Adjacent to MetroPark Square is Centro, a 13-acre development by Palmetto MDR, that will feature 78 single-family homes, 18 townhomes and two commercial buildings. Construction on this project was slated to begin in spring 2017.

What’s next


Tenants announced for MetroPark Square include an AMC-10 movie theater; a 40,000-square-foot Dave & Busters; an Asian fusion restaurant, Huynh Restaurant; and a 4,000-square-foot ramen and sushi eatery called Hanabi Ramen. The AMC-10 was originally set to open in fall 2017; however, officials said the movie theater is now expected to open in May. Opening dates for the remaining tenants have not been announced; however, construction is underway on multiple sites as of early January.
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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