38th & Lamar demo starts June 16, developer reaching out

lamarcentralIt’s been hard to miss all the vacant businesses at the corner of 38th Street and North Lamar, until recently a strip mall with the quaint name of Lamar Village. As previously reported the exodus is part of a new vertical mixed-use project to be called Lamar Central.

With demolition set to begin June 16th, the developer, Highland Resources, wants to connect with surrounding neighbors and businesses to answer questions and ensure the lines of communication remain open during the year or so of construction on the project.

To help with this outreach effort Highland Resources has set up a presence for the project on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as a web site. Additionally they’ve scheduled a “Meet the Developer” event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday June 17th at Doc’s (formerly Waterloo Ice House) at 38th and Medical Parkway. They’re encouraging neighbors to stop by.

Below is a letter, received June 9th, from the developer to the neighborhood with details of the project and information about how to contact them and get to the web resource they’ve set up. Discussion about the project has already started on the Rosedale Yahoo Groups listserv.

Dear Neighbor,

On June 16, 2014, Highland Resources will commence demolition of its Lamar Village shopping center, located at the northwest corner of 38th Street and North Lamar Blvd., to make way for a new four-story, 163,000 square-foot mixed-use office redevelopment called Lamar Central.

As we begin construction, outreach to the surrounding neighbors and businesses will remain a top priority.  This letter is intended to serve as an initial project update and to provide you with a direct contact in case issues arise or you have questions at any point during the redevelopment effort. We anticipate construction lasting a little more than a year, with an opening contemplated for the fall of 2015.

We encourage you to learn more about the project by visiting our website or connecting with us through one of the methods outlined below.  We also invite you to stop by our “Meet the Developer” event on Tuesday, June 17, from 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m. at Doc’s, located at 1106 W. 38th Street. The development, communication and construction teams will be there to answer any questions; and project renderings will be on display as well.

We look forward to a continued relationship and becoming a part of this wonderful neighborhood.


The Lamar Central Community Outreach Team
Phone: (512) 660-2898
Email:  LamarCentral@Highlandri.com
Website: www.LamarCentral.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3800LamarCentral
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LamarCentralATX
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/highland-resources-inc..