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San Jacinto Mall demolition begins

April 28, 2016

Fidelis Realty Partners kicked off the initial demolition phase of San Jacinto Mall in Baytown on April 28.

The initial phase will demolish the former Ward’s and Bealls buildings, but the mall will remain open for business throughout the three-month process.

“We are very pleased to start this phase of the redevelopment process for San Jacinto Mall that has served the community since 1981,” Alan Hassenflu, CEO of Fidelis, said in a statement. “Currently, we are right on target with our planning efforts. As we unveil our design concept in 2017, the plan will reflect a broad selection of highly sought-after tenants and be recognized as a family-friendly center where the community can congregate to enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment options in an inviting, spacious and aesthetically pleasing environment.”

An affiliated acquisition partnership of Houston-based Fidelis bought the mall in July. From the outset, Fidelis said it planned to completely redevelop the mall and eventually build a 1 million-square-foot open-air center on the property.

Fidelis is working with Houston-based Boucher Design Group on architectural plans. The entire project will take multiple years.

The 1.2 million-square-foot mall is on 107 acres at the southwest corner of Interstate 10 and Garth Road.

Baytown city officials, Fidelis officials, Dennis Clooney of Demolition Experts, and Bill Patin, associate principal with Boucher Design Group, were among those who attended the kick-off event on April 28.

Olivia Pulsinelli is the senior web editor for the Houston Business Journal's award-winning website