Imperial Sugar Refinery to be Redeveloped Into Mixed-Use Project in Sugar Land
HOUSTON, TX Imperial Market Development LLC announces its purchase of the 26-acre Imperial Sugar Refinery for the development of an upscale, 855,000-square-foot, mixed-use retail, office, hotel and residential project located in Sugar Land, Texas, on U.S. 90 between Highway 6 and U.S. 59. The $200 million project is being developed by a partnership led by principals Geoffrey Jones and James Murnane. Construction will start in September 2016 with a projected grand opening in late 2017.
Imperial Market is situated on the banks of Oyster Creek. The project design will allow visitors to interact with the natural beauty of the waterfront. Lush landscaping, pedestrian walkways and bike trails will follow the contours of Oyster Creek in order to provide a park-like environment that will energize the entire project.
The retail, dining and entertainment components of the project will total 290,000 square feet of space, including a 55,000-square-foot, nine-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Imperial Market will also include approximately 90,000 square feet of Class A office space that will be located above the project's retail shops and restaurants.
Imperial Market will be home to a 185-room, luxury boutique hotel located in the historic Char House building on-site. The site will also contain a 274-unit, luxury multifamily complex developed by Sueba USA, one of the most well respected multifamily developers in Texas. The internationally known architectural firm HOK has designed the project. Harvey Builders has been selected to serve as the general contractor for Imperial Market. LJA has been engaged to handle project engineering. The Imperial Market site is located within the 720-acre, master-planned community of Imperial, a project being developed by The Johnson Development Corp.