Rooftop report: A 350-acre tract in Dickinson and Santa Fe is again being considered for a large residential project that could yield hundreds of rooftops.
The firm Bradbury Development LTD is in the very early feasibility stages of the development, which would rise on the site of the never-realized Arcadia Station. That’s on the west side of Dickinson off Cemetery Road, south of Dickinson Bayou in both Dickinson and Santa Fe city limits.
Like so many developments conceived in the boom days, Arcadia Station was sidelined by the national housing market collapse.
Randy Hall of Sonrisa Development had planned Arcadia Station, which called for about 900 lots. Officials with Bradbury said Monday it was too early to discuss the scope of their development or when it might begin until they first determined it was feasible.
Last week, the Dickinson City Council agreed to pay half of the $33,680 Bradbury Development said it needed to conduct a water and wastewater capacity analysis for the development. The agreement was based on several conditions, including that Bradbury Development market and sell the residential lots within Dickinson city limits before marketing those in Santa Fe. Stay tuned.
Aisle cleanup: Meanwhile, plans for a $1.1 million makeover of the Kroger Signature at 3410 Interstate 45 in Dickinson also are in the very early stages, so much so that Kroger officials aren’t ready to divulge details. But they promise more details later this summer about the renovations. Stay tuned.
Good prognosis: Officials with the University of Texas Medical Branch said the $90 million expansion of the UTMB Health Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 I-45, in League City, still is on track to be complete in February 2015. The possibility of delays was raised in May when carbon structural steel distributor Service Steel Warehouse filed a lawsuit against the development’s contractor McCarthy Building Cos., along with Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America over payment for supplies.
Service Steel said it supplied steel and construction materials to FCS Fab Inc., which does business as 4 City Steel, which is a subcontractor of McCarthy, according to the lawsuit filed in the 122nd District Court in Galveston. FCS went out of business, and McCarthy officials said last month they were working to resolve the issue. The expansion will include an emergency department and beds to accommodate patients requiring overnight stays.
Coming Thursday: Does a Dallas developer still plan a makeover of the old Falstaff Brewery? And who is the newest purveyor of island libations? Find out that and more in Thursday’s Biz Buzz.