MetroNational Unveils Plans for Memorial Town Square

MetroNational revealed plans for Memorial Town Square, a 27-acre, urban infill development comprised of a collection of unique boutiques and iconic brands, locally curated culinary collections and elevated health and wellness services. Located at Barryknoll Lane and Gessner Road, the next-level destination, is part of the holistic development strategy and overall vibrant transformation to take place across Memorial City’s 300 acres including the creation of new multi-family residential units, an office tower, creative office and co-working spaces, and the reimagining of the 1.7 million-square-foot Memorial City Mall. As part of the redevelopment of the 27 acres, the 190,000 square-feet of retail in Memorial Town Square will deliver first with construction to begin in 2023 and completion slated for 2025.

Elevating the Experience
Inspired by the aspirations of the community, Memorial Town Square is envisioned to be intimate, charming and timeless as well as improve the way people come together. With bespoke walkable streetscapes, lush landscape and a pristine town square, Memorial Town Square will reinvent the communal experience and reflect the unique heritage and spirit of Houston — a place where modern Texas-style, easy elegance and casual luxury combine into something that truly feels like part of the fabric of the 77024 neighborhood.

Collective Vision
MetroNational has assembled a world-class design and retail leasing team to include:

Gensler, design architect; Office of James Burnett (OJB), landscape architect; RSM Design, environmental graphics and wayfinding; RUE, leasing consultant and Pacific Retail Capital Partners, development consultant.

MetroNational and Gensler spent several years collaborating with the community, to gather input on desired amenities and guide the master plan’s design. Most notably, the 77024 neighbors felt a paradigm shift in how they wanted to enjoy their lives.

Central to all design efforts was the desire to resonate and align with the footprint set by the Memorial community.

Highly Curated Shopping, Dining and Lifestyle Offerings
The retail landscape is being designed to feature the most coveted names in local and international food and lifestyle retail, with plans to include 40+ aspirational and emerging brands that are both iconic and new to the marketplace. Approximately 35% of the project will be food and beverage, from chef-driven restaurants to fast casual food experiences, all with al fresco dining. To enhance the consumer experience, resort-style hospitality and operational standards will include valet and convenient parking, electric car charging stations, private outing and corporate event planning, car washing and rentals including stroller and baggage, wheelchairs, umbrellas and cell phone chargers. Additionally, MetroNational will implement the latest technology to enhance mobility.

Centered around expansive green space, Memorial Town Square will offer a combination of intimate, sophisticated gathering spaces intentionally crafted for lively and low-key get-togethers. Guests and residents of Memorial’s affluent and expansive community will be able to enjoy thoughtful art, entertainment, and experiential events within a relaxed yet vibrant communal and cultural hub.