Bearden breaks ground at Rosenberg Business Park

From left: Ted Garcia, Rosenberg Development Corp.; Kristin Weiss, Central Fort Bend Chamber; Darrell Himly, Rosenberg Fire Department; John Maresh, Rosenberg City Manager; John Herne, RDC; Ian Knox, Rosenberg Planning; Ron Thigpen, RS Construction; Shane Thigpen, TRS Construction; Ken Schreiber, Century A/C; Renata Morgan, Century A/C; Randy Vance, Vance A/C; Steve Darnell, Fuller Realty; Bret Gardella, Rosenberg Economic Development; Bill Hall, Bearden Investments; Stewart Smith, Fuller Realty; Mayor William T. Benton, Rosenberg.
A strategic investment by the City of Rosenberg and the Rosenberg Development Corporation (RDC) is about to start yielding dividends.

Bearden Investments broke ground Tuesday, September 25, 2018 on the first development in the 184-acre, deed-restricted Rosenberg Business Park located between Danziger and Bryan Roads on FM 2218.

The Bearden project will consist of three buildings and at total buildout will encompass more than 105,000 square feet. Century A/C Supply will anchor the main building, a 61,440 square-foot office and warehouse.

The other two buildings, 26,000 and 18,000 square feet, respectively, will be subleased by Bearden.

TRS Construction, Inc. is the General Contractor. The project, which is scheduled for completion in summer of 2019, will have a mix of grade-level service center office and warehouse spaces of 8,600 square feet and up, as well as 28-foot clearance height, and dock high distribution spaces of 19,200 square feet and up.

“Bearden Investments is excited to bring this mix of office and warehouse development to the busy Rosenberg market,” said Bearden Investments Vice President Bill Hall. “Along with providing the new location for Century A/C Supply, our goal for the project is to offer quality lease space to local business owners who prefer to office near where they live rather than commuting to Houston. It will also present options for regional or national distribution branches with easy access to US59/I-69 with the amenities of a modern, fire-sprinkled dock-high distribution facility.”

As part of a joint venture between the City of Rosenberg, the RDC, and the developer, the RDC and the City of Rosenberg committed to fund $3.4 million dollars to extend the water and sanitary sewer lines to the site. Bearden subsequently purchased the 7.6 acres from the project developer, Fuller Realty, in 2015 as a result.

“We’re appreciative of Bearden Investments choosing Rosenberg to build Class A Commercial space,” said RDC Executive Director Bret Gardella. “Since they already have one tenant (Century A/C) ready to expand here it shows the desire and demand for our City. Rosenberg is growing and this is the first of many opportunities coming here.”

Fuller Realty has sold 111 of the 184 acres. For information about Rosenberg Business Park, call Bill Smith at 713-854-6942.