The property is situated at the intersection of North St. Mary’s and North Washington streets and FM Road 351 just west of the Walmart Supercenter property, across from Chili’s restaurant.
The Beeville Independent School District had its administration offices at that location. The building was demolished months ago.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said City Building Inspector Albert Vilches.
The permit apparently was taken out by Lyle Kimberlain, president of Retail Store Construction of Wisconsin, on Feb. 18.
Vilches said the project has required a lot of work, including the placement of a fire hydrant, removing some trees and designing adequate parking on the odd-shaped property.
The inspector said the site plan now allows for plenty of parking, and a fire hydrant will be located in a more adequate spot on the property.
The plans call for a 10,040-square foot building with space for five retail outlets.
Vilches said he did not believe any of the spaces had been leased yet, but the plans had two of the spaces listed as being for a GameStop outlet and a beauty salon.
“That is subject to change,” Vilches said.
The contractor said plans are to spend about $1 million on the project. But that amount is only an estimate.
Vilches said several other vacant properties will become occupied in the near future.
•K-Bob’s Restaurant. Vilches said the steakhouse company is adding square feet and a bar to that building at 1912 N. St. Mary’s St. for an opening later this year.
•Arties Cafe at 417 N. Washington St. Vilches said Margaret Tindol is opening Hattie and Hazel’s Catering at that location.
•Darlene Colony Travel at 1209 N. Washington St. Edward D. Jones Financial Advisor Kelly McNeese-Hensley is moving her business to that location from its current site at 401 E. Houston St.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.