Blackwood Developments started construction late last year on a retail strip on West Davis at North Vernon Avenue.

The site is on the northwest corner, near Davis Street Espresso and Oil and Cotton, where there previously was a used car lot.

The new building will comprise about 11,000 square feet with space for shops and restaurants, plus about 54 parking spaces behind it.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Shop Cos. is handling the leasing.

Blackwood also has plans to build eight four-story townhomes on Fouraker, which is the street behind this development, between Vernon and Tyler.

Those also are expected to be finished at the end of this year, with prices starting near $400,000.

Elevation for Blackwood Development’s planned townhomes on Vernon at Fouraker