Sweet! Work to start on former Imperial Sugar refinerySweet! Work to start on former Imperial Sugar refineryhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=137272016-07-01T05:00:00Z2016-07-01T15:00:00Z

​​SUGAR LAND – Johnson Development Corp. has sold 26 acres within the Imperial master-planned community to Imperial Market Development LLC.

Construction will begin in September on the 855,000-sf mixed-use development—called Imperial Market—with a grand opening planned for late 2017.

Imperial Market, located off US 90 between SH 6 and US 59, will incorporate the historic former Imperial Sugar refinery along Oyster Creek. It will include 290,000 sf of upscale retail space and 90,000 sf of Class A office space.

The 91-year-old, eight-story Char House will be transformed into a 185-room luxury hotel with a fitness center and 10,000 sf of meeting space. When plans for Impe​rial Market first surfaced last summer, the hotel was expected to be an Aloft Hotel. 

Other features include:

  • ​a nine-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema;
  • the Sugar Land Visitor Center and Heritage Museum; and
  • Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center, a sister to the Children's Museum of Houston, which has already opened.
Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2016/06/28/mixed-use-development-in-sugar-land-to-break.html?ana=e_hstn_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2016-06-29&u=ohSD%2Fe6TGoiGi7VP7oH8XZKfemn&t=1467212645&j=74433992Read more at {Source}

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