THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS — Everson Development has broken ground for a three-phase, multi-use project located on 9 acres at the intersection of Research Forest and Technology Forest drives in The Woodlands. The project consists of a 45,000-square-foot professional office building, a 25,000-square-foot retail center and two, approximately 1-acre pad sites fronting Research Drive at the intersection. The office building is scheduled for completion in the spring. The Woodlands office of The J. Beard Real Estate Company is handling leasing for the project. Several leases have been signed for the retail building, including two restaurants.