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Construction projects under way throughout Victoria

By ALLISON MILES
Sept. 25, 2012 at 4:25 a.m.


For additional information on the incoming strip center at the corner of John Stockbauer Drive and Chama Drive, contact Heath Seerden, the project's developer, at 361-649-7976.

Did you know ... ?

• The City of Victoria issued three new commercial construction permits in August, coming in at a total $2.1 million.

• Year-to-date, the city has issued 31 such permits, at a total $61.2 million.

• At this point in 2011, the city had issued the same number of permits, with a total value of $72.1 million.

Source: City of Victoria permits department

From the ongoing oil boom to Caterpillar's arrival, to the introduction of underclassmen at the University of Houston-Victoria and more, all signs point to a growing Victoria.

And with growth comes additional progress, as evidenced by the traffic cones, workers and heavy machinery around town.

Here is a look at a handful of ongoing construction projects throughout Victoria.

Peter Piper Pizza

3603 N. Navarro St.

Pizza restaurant, arcade

12,000 square feet

Slated to open in early 2013

Homewood Suites Hilton

6705 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway

Hotel with pool, fitness center, sport court, meeting and board rooms, hot breakfasts and social hours

109 suite-style rooms with full kitchens

Slated to open by March 2013

Hilton Garden Inn

123 Huvar St.

Hotel with pool, meeting facilities, fitness center, hot breakfasts and restaurant

123 rooms

Slated to open in March 2013

Overpasses

Loop 463 at both Mockingbird Lane and Salem Road

Slated for completion in January or February

Main lanes likely open to the public in January, although small finishing touches must go in before project is considered complete

Strip Mall

John Stockbauer Drive at Chama Drive

Four built-to-suit retail offices in front, with building owner, Treatment Associates, occupying the back of the building

6,000 square feet

Construction slated for completion Dec. 1

Sources: Randy Bena, Texas Department of Transportation area engineer; Clayton Kenne, salesman with Golden Crescent Construction; Dawn Ray, director of public relations for Hilton Garden Inn; Noel Salinas, CEO with Castle Hospitality; Heath Seerden, strip center project developer; Peter Piper Pizza news release; Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

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