3 construction projects under development in The Woodlands area this spring

Andy's Cleaners will be located on Robinson Road. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Andy's Cleaners will be located on Robinson Road. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Andy's Cleaners will be located on Robinson Road. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Whiskey Cake is under construction in Oak Ridge North. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Mill is located in the Grogan's Mill area. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Building construction continued on several projects in The Woodlands area in April.

Andy’s Cleaners

Work is proceeding on a building for Andy’s Cleaners, a dry cleaning, laundry and alteration service company. Owner Paul Zeck said the project on Robinson Road is anticipated to open later this summer, and the 5,000-square-foot building will feature equipment and dedicated staff. The building is being designed and built by Huffco Services of Conroe.

Timeline: opening summer 2020

Size: 1.4 acres


Whiskey Cake

Construction is continuing on Oak Ridge North’s location of a Whiskey Cake restaurant. The building, located off of I-45 North, is anticipating a late summer opening. Construction began on the location last year after the previous building was torn down and the expansion was approved by the city.

Timeline: completion in summer 2020

Size: 20,552 square feet

The Mill

Work continues on the 200-unit apartment complex The Mill, located in Grogan’s Mill. According to Kim Nettles, an associate with the developer Allen Harrison Co., the building is anticipated to open for all residents this summer, and it has begun preleasing to tenants.

Timeline: opening June 2020

Size: 218,000 square feet


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