A Stop Work order from the City of West University Place placed on the possible future site of Matthews Market, 6203 Edloe St., states that signs, electrical work, structural work and storage are all being performed without approved permits. The order also states that the property does not have a valid asbestos survey on file with the city.
Work can resume once the developer, Jim Reid, has a current approved plat filed with the city, and building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and sign permits issued by the city. Jim Reid and Walter Stockard, acting through 6203 Edloe Partners, L.P. and Stockard Realty Partnership, have submitted a re-plat to the City of West U. for the properties at 6203 and 6205 Edloe. Although artwork on the building is advertising a dog bar and reads, “where there is love, there will be food,” the plans have yet to receive approval from the Zoning and Planning Commission or City Council.
The plans call for renovations to the former auto repair shop at 6203 Edloe for use as a grocery store, as well as widening the current 3-foot concrete walkway to 8 feet. No renovations are scheduled for 6205 Edloe, which will retain the designation of shopping center.
Reid hopes to present the plans for approval at the Feb.12 ZPC meeting, and open the grocery store and “neighborhood gathering place” by the end of April.