Aquarena Plaza held its groundbreaking Friday morning. The retail project, located at the intersection of Aquarena Springs and Thorpe Lane, next to Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant, will offer 20,000 square feet of restaurants, retail and office space.
Conceived by local developer Vance Elliot, who will also keep offices there, Aquarena Center will also feature Hot Spots Apartment Locators, Colloquium Books, Crazy Good Yogurt and Subway. The site, which Elliott acquired in late 2007, contains several large sycamore and pecan trees. The project was designed to save and feature these trees.
The owner hopes to fill the remainder of the center with tenants that support student and local neighborhood clients. 9,000 square feet have yet to be leased, including a drive-though restaurant space fronting Aquarena Plaza.
The new center was designed by Stephen J. Kramer Architects of San Antonio and HMT Engineers of New Braunfels. HighFLEX Ventures LLC, another New Braunfels company, provided development services. Christians Development of Houston is providing the construction services.
For more information about leasing, contact Darrell David at HighFLEX Ventures at (830) 625-8554.