Chip and Joanna Gaines are growing their Waco empire with a $10.4 million expansion at Magnolia Market at the Silos.
The news comes in the wake of the couple's announcement that the Gaines are propelling their media presence beyond their popular TV show, Fixer Upper, to a standalone network.
The Magnolia Market renovations should be done before the end of the year, according to the Waco Tribune, and will include a whiffle ball field, shops, and gardens and a relocated Waco church —one of eight new buildings — to the 4.9-acre property. Click here to take a photo tour of the property.
A relocated church is among the eight new buildings the Gaines expect to add at the Silos. The Gaines’ bought Second Presbyterian Church – which was previously located about a mile away from the shopping complex and hadn't been used for decades – in February of 2017.
Architecture firm Clayton & Little was hired to design the master plan for the renovations, which will also include a splash pad for children and shaded landscaping.
Renovations will reorient the shopping center so that the main entrance is on Eighth Street.
The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Waco's Tax Increment Financing board will consider a request for $1.1 million in funds for public improvements in the area on Thursday.
The couple announced in November that they had plans to create their own network with Discovery, the parent company of HGTV, which ran Fixer Uppers for five seasons from 2013 to 2018.
You can take a look at what Magnolia Market at the Silos looked like when it first opened a few years ago.