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Cross Creek Town Center breaks ground

March 22, 2019

MARCEL, a privately owned, fully integrated commercial real estate firm based in The Woodlands, organized “Groundbreaking for a Cause,” on March 20 to mark the official groundbreaking of Cross Creek Town Center, a mixed-use development with more than 76,000 square feet of combined office and retail space located within Johnson Development’s Cross Creek Ranch master-planned community in Fulshear. Expected completion of the development is spring 2020.

“Groundbreaking for a Cause” was a celebration of the economic growth of Fulshear, located west of Texas 99 in Fort Bend County, as well as a fundraiser to support the work of six non-profit organizations serving the Fulshear-Katy area.

The centerpiece of the event was a VIP shovel ceremony to reveal the names of the local non-profits, each receiving a $5,000 donation from MARCEL, for a total donation of $30,000. In attendance at the event were the participants of the VIP shovel ceremony, including Fulshear Mayor Aaron Goff; Fulshear City Manager Jack Harper; Fulshear City Council Member James Patterson; Katy Area Economic Development Council Vice President Rick Ellis; Cross Creek Ranch General Manager Rob Bamford, and Morningside Capital Principal Christian Chamberlain.

The ceremonial first turning of dirt was followed by a check presentation to the organizations, which included: Joe Joe Bear Foundation: An organization delivering around-the-clock comfort for children facing life-threatening illness by providing them with new teddy bears; Fulshear Police Foundation: Established to promote community involvement and provide needed equipment, training, and technology to maintain the excellence, professionalism, and safety of the Fulshear Police Department; Katy Area YMCAs (Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch and Mark A. Chapman YMCA at Katy Main Street): An organization committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility; Katy Christian Ministries: An organization offering social services including emergency financial assistance, a Food Pantry, a Crisis Center that houses the Domestic Abuse Center and the Sexual Assault Center, and a Resale Store and Donation Center; Katy ISD Education Foundation: Established to serve as a catalyst for extraordinary teachers to create extraordinary classroom experiences for their students in the Katy ISD; and Lamar Educational Awards Foundation: Dedicated to securing and distributing resources to the students, staff, and campuses of the Lamar Consolidated ISD that will supplement, enhance and enrich the quality of education.

“Neighborhood outreach is a core value of our investment in the communities where we build,” said MARCEL Founder Vernon Veldekens. “The ‘Groundbreaking for a Cause’ event was a tangible way for us to demonstrate our commitment to this core value by supporting local nonprofits working hard every day to improve the quality of life for residents of Fulshear-Katy.”

Cross Creek Town Center represents a new kind of suburban development, one that integrates lifestyle amenities and offers a fresh take on the community retail experience, with lush foliage, purposeful signage, and a special event and entertainment space designed for outdoor activities and community gatherings,according to Veldekens.

“We are excited about the continued growth the Cross Creek Town Center brings to our retail corridor, which not only benefits the thousands of families living in Cross Creek Ranch, but also the great city of Fulshear,” said Bamford. “It’s equally exciting to work with a commercial developer like MARCEL who has so much heart and is making a difference in our local community with these generous donations.”

MARCEL’s partners in the Cross Creek Town Center project include Morningside Capital, the principal investor and part of the ownership team with MARCEL; Gensler, which is overseeing property design and architecture; CBRE, which is assisting with leasing opportunities, and Bancorp, which is providing the lending.

“The response to Cross Creek Town Center has been phenomenal, proving that a mixed-use, neighborhood-focused town center steps away from Cross Creek Ranch is very much in demand,” said Chamberlain. “We are excited to partner with MARCEL to bring fresh new retail, restaurant and office spaces to the area.”

Cross Creek Town Center, located at 6635 W. Cross Creek Bend Lane, Fulshear, is situated on 10.47 acres of land, with approximately 30,000 square feet dedicated to retail and service-oriented space, approximately 20,000 square feet dedicated to restaurants, and approximately 27,000 square feet of Class A office space. Cross Creek Town Center will accommodate approximately 557 parking spaces.

Call 281-363-1336 or email leasing@marcelgroup.com for information about Cross Creek Town Center. Visit www.marcelgroup.com for more information about MARCEL.