Matthews Market Plans Denied

July 1, 2009

Plans submitted by Jim Reid for the proposed Matthews Market at 6203 Edloe have been reviewed by the City of West U. and sent back to Reid for several modifications. Reid submitted the plans June 9. The plan review includes instances where City of Houston requirements were met rather than City of West U.

To see the entire review, click here.

Reid is also required to submit proof that there is no asbestos in the building, as well as approval from the Harris County Health Department for the planned kitchen and food service area.  Without approval of the planned food service area from the county, a building permit will not be issued.

The plans filed with the city show the building to be 5,741 sq. ft, which will include a 429 sq. ft. covered porch facing Edloe, 360 sq. ft. of “game area,” a 430 sq. ft. kitchen, a 1,417 sq. ft. cafe with seating and a 3,734 sq. ft. grocery store.


According to the city’s review, the square footage doesn’t match up, and needs to be corrected.


The site is holds prior non-conforming status where parking is concerned, so Reid will not be required to provide the 43 parking spaces that would normally be required by the city. Current plans call for eight parking spaces.


Reid is apparently on vacation, but a representative at his office said Reid’s architect is responding to the city’s review, and there are just some “minor corrections.” According to city representatives, once the plans are resubmitted, the review process should take fewer than the two to three weeks it usually takes for the original review.


Reid originally said he hoped for an April opening, but recently said the new goal is September.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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