The retail design market is competitive, both for the owner/developer and for the design professional. The challenge is to provide an interesting and well-planned retail design that maximizes the site and accommodates a variety of tenants, from restaurants and businesses to those with custom needs. We design retail spaces that our developers use to remain in front of their peers and to provide tenants with a product that will be successful for many years to come. Watermark can provide new construction and renovation design services for any retail development.
Yester Oaks Shopping Center – Renovation
Delaney Land Realty selected Watermark to provide a façade and storefront facelift to this aging retail strip center. The renovation involved 914 linear feet of exterior canopy renovation. The existing canopy and storefront was completely removed to make way for an updated design with new storefront and under canopy lighting. Façade reconstruction was completed in phases.
Crossroads Mall – Outparcel
Crossroads Partners, LLC, contracted Watermark Design Group to provide full architectural services for the design of a new commercial shopping development: Crossroads Mall. As an outparcel to a major retail development, Crossroads Mall is located at the intersection of Highway 49 and Interstate 10 in Gulfport, Mississippi. This parcel faces Highway 49 and has a direct visual to drivers.
The .90-acre site accommodates a 6,612 square foot retail building with required parking and drives around the entire property for the drive-thru requirements of the tenants. The simplicity and modern architectural details of the design can accommodate any tenant’s signage and decorative elements.
The building is of concrete slab-on-grade construction with 8” CMU walls with an exterior stucco applied finish, and a steel-joist supported, monoslope, bituminous membrane roofing system.