Mediterranean meets Modern

Farewell, Fiesta: Developer Marvy Finger buys shopping center with plans for Montrose midrise

Farewell, Fiesta: Developer Marvy Finger buys shopping center with plans for Montrose midrise

Following rumors that the Montrose Fiesta's days were numbered — not due to the looming new flagship H-E-B that's just gone up across the street, but at the razing hands of a new developer — Marvy Finger has confirmed that Finger Companies has purchased the shopping center at West Alabama and Dunlavy for a new Mediterranean-inspired development.

The mid-rise apartments, expected to be six to eight stories, will be designed by Houston architects Wallace Garcia Wilson (the firm which also designed River Oaks' The Belle Meade, Montrose's Amli City Vista and Greenway's Camden Plaza).

Wallace Garcia Wilson has experience building mixed-use properties, as with City Vista, although it's not yet clear whether the development, called Lancaster Place, will contain retail space. Finger declined to give details until the deal is final next week.

The timeline of the project is also unclear, as several tenants maintain long-term leases; Fiesta's lease, for example, runs through 2015.

The Houston Chronicle's Nancy Sarnoff reports that the complex will have 390 units, although renderings have not been made available.

News_Fiesta_on Dunlavy_grocery store
Montrose Fiesta at 3803 Dunlavy at West Alabama Photo by Wolfgang Houston/Google Maps
News_Belle Meade_River Oaks_apartments_condos
The Belle Meade at River Oaks Photo via Houston Architecture