Stories to watch in 2019 #5: Mixed-use developments to bring retail, housing, entertainment to Shenandoah


This story is part of our Annual Community Guide, which takes a look at some of the biggest stories to watch in The Woodlands and South Montgomery County in 2019. Stay tuned throughout the week as we countdown to the No. 1 story to watch this year

What we reported Two mixed-use developments, MetroPark Square and Centro, are under construction southeast of I-45 and Hwy. 242 in Shenandoah.

MetroPark Square, a project by the Sam Moon Group, will feature 175,000 square feet of retail space, a 325-unit apartment complex, two select-service hotels, 600 units of multifamily living space and a full-service hotel. The three-phase project spans 69 acres, and construction on Phase 1 began in November 2016. Confirmed tenants include an AMC theater, Dave & Busters and a Hyatt House hotel.

Centro, a project by Palmetto and Palmetto MDR, is a 13-acre, two-phase project featuring 96 single-family homes, 18 detached live-work units and an undisclosed amount of commercial space. Construction on Phase 1 began Nov. 1.

The latest Sam Moon Group officials announced in a news release Dec. 28 that the AMC-10 will open in February, followed by the opening of MetroPark Square in March. Other tenant opening dates have not yet been announced.

Tim Crawford, Palmetto MDR president and owner, said Palmetto MDR will have a sales trailer in place in Centro beginning in January. Crawford said while the commercial phase is still several years way, he expects homeowners will begin moving into Centro in summer 2019.

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