Second Mile Mission Center will be breaking ground today on a new facility that will be custom built by development owners Thomas and Sarah Abraham and leased by the nonprofit in a 15-year rental agreement. Located at 1135 Highway 90 near the old Tang City Mall development, the new building will kick off the development of a 26-acre tract.
“This move will allow us to retain our current capacity to serve our Fort Bend County neighbors with food, clothing, health care and other critical needs, and also to plan for future expansion of those services as needs arise,” said Steve Manz, board chairman at Second Mile.
The organization searched extensively for a new lease with a desire to establish a long-term facilities plan and to make arrangements as the lease at the current facility is set to end. The move allows for Second Mile’s rent to be the same the first two years and free for the first three months.
“Thomas and Sarah Abraham had long been familiar with Second Mile and its ministry, and were extremely supportive in structuring a lease that would meet the needs of the ministry over the next 15 years,” said Jim Pratt of Colliers International, who represented Second Mile in the negotiation of the lease.
With assistance from WHR Architects and Marlin Commercial Contractors in designing and constructing the building, Second Mile will move from its current location at 504 FM 1092 into the new facility by year’s end.
“We are so pleased to have a new home where we know Second Mile will continue to serve the neediest members of our community for many years to come,” said Sarah White, Executive Director.