Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bowles High on Design District

An office-retail project and town homes are coming soon to a Design District site where a rundown, vacant warehouse now stands.
The John Bowles Co. is set to break ground in June on a $3 million, 28,000-square-foot building at 921 Industrial Blvd., southwest of Industrial and Payne Street. It will be ready for occupancy by Dec. 1, said John Bowles, the firm's president and founder.
Bowles expects about half of the initial building to be office space and half to be retail. He also plans to build eight townhomes on a 1.5-acre site along Payne Street, but the timing on the residential component will depend on demand, he said.
The architect on the project is Dallas-based Carrell, Poole & Yost; the development is out to bid for a general contractor, Bowles said.