Jan 27

Willis ripe to expand retail

Restaurants, businesses and entertainment businesses could come to Willis as Houston-based Baker Katz has purchased 1.89 acres at FM 1097 at Canyon Falls Boulevard.

The land sits near two residential developments: The Woodlands Hills and Moran Ranch.

The full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm plans to develop the land into two pad ground leases or one single multi-tenant building.

“We are excited about purchasing more property in a thriving area like Willis, where we continue to see high population growth and retail potential,” said Jason Baker, principal at Baker Katz, in a release.

Willis City Council this week approved to move forward in water and sewer improvement projects as a response to all the new development in the city.

“The positive development activity in the area, combined with Baker Katz proven ability to drive neighborhood retail activity and profitability, will bring great value to this growing corridor,” Baker said.

Michael Garcia