Last June, The Leader reported plans for a new senior living community at 1245 W. 18th St. A recent news release provided more details about the partnership between Hines and Tucson-based Watermark Retirement Communities.
Watermark Heights Senior Living will be a seven-story, 169,360-square foot senior living community that is projected to open in the fourth quarter of this year. The development will include 198 independent living, assisted living and memory care residences with floor plans ranging from studio to two-bedroom.
Designed by Muñoz + Albin, the community will feature common-area amenities including fitness rooms, an art studio, theater, library, swimming pool, activities lawn, a salon and golf simulator. A wellness center will offer movement and exercise classes. A café, bar and formal dining room provide dining options. The facility will also offer Watermark University, with classes in a variety of subjects.
Massage franchise to replace Retropolis on 19th
Retropolis, a vintage store with clothing for men and women as well as household items at 373 W. 19th St., announced on its Facebook page that it will be closing.
“After 20 years in the Heights, we’ve decided to close our doors for the time being and consider future plans,” read the post. “We’ve loved being a part of this community and your support over the years has been nothing short of amazing! While several factors played a role in this decision, ultimately the continued impact that Covid has had on us and our neighbors was too much to bear.”
Retropolis' last day will be June 13. The NOW Massage Therapy will open at the location later this month June.
The website for The NOW Massage Therapy, a Los Angeles-based franchise, says its aesthetic “incorporates raw elements and natural materials to create a chic minimalist oasis.”
Massages include three Swedish-inspired services: The NOW, its signature massage; The STRETCH, for the athlete; and The HEALER, a mind and body balancing service. Other services include deep tissue, scalp renewal and herbal heat therapy.
For more information, visit www.thenowmassage.com.
New build at 3309 Ella
Todd Moseley with Moseley Commercial Real Estate said his company is the broker for the property at 3309 Ella Blvd. The site is currently home to Antiques & More, a consignment shop and a warehouse.
Moseley said the site will most likely be rebuilt as a freestanding retail center.
The Harris County Appraisal District shows the owner for Tax Year 2021 as New Frontier Partners LTD, which owned the property for a number of years prior. HCAD appraised the property at $948,780 in 2021 with $692,375 of that value in land and $256,405 in improvements.
For more information on the pad site for Lease, call 713-522-4646.
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