Winner: Yale Marketplace
Developer: Fidelis Realty Partners
Architect: Boucher Design Group LLC
Engineer: Matrix Structural Engineers
MEP: Infrastructure Associates
Interior Designer: BRR Architecture (Whole Foods); Epoch Construction (Houston Heights ER); Deco Construction (Beehive Dry Bar); Mentzco General Contractors (Glo Nails Lounge); Thomas Craig Construction (Orange Theory Fitness); Textron Construction Co. Inc. (Verizon)
Broker: Fidelis Realty Partners
Financier: Frost Bank
Attorney: Fidelis Realty Partners
Yale Marketplace is a 61,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center anchored by Whole Foods 365, a Whole Foods concept that selects vendors and products specific to the area’s heritage and offers unique goods that aren’t available at other locations in Houston. The Whole Foods 365 storefront was a welcome addition to a previously underserved market.
Yale Marketplace’s distinguishing feature is a mural that portrays the three mayors of Independence Heights, as well as the former city hall building, and homes and churches largely built by Independence Heights residents. Yale Marketplace is revitalizing the Independence Heights neighborhood by bringing in much-needed grocery and retail services to the neighborhood.
Project value: Undisclosed