In a new project submitted to the University Board of a Review, a Office/Retail Project at Skinker and Delmar could rise soon. The project is to be 3 floors tall and include a Pi Pizzeria, a Walgreens and some other smaller shops. The project could open up doors for new development in the East Loop.
The East Loop is more ran down than the West Loop. But this project could help move the loops shops and restaurants closer to the city. The Loop Streetcar, which opens up in the fall could also help contribute to this project. The design of the new building is fitting to the neighborhood. Mostly brick with smaller windows. It's a good design.
Neighborhood opposition is growing through because of how this project could eat up some of the parking on lots around it. Neighbors say that it will be a disaster if built. Construction could cost around $30 Million and be completed by mid to late 2018 if construction begins this summer.