Big Projects in the Heights
Traffic is already building up in the Heights; it’s going to be a lot worse though very soon. Several big apartment projects are under construction in the Heights, scheduled for completion in 2015.. Soon the only place left to build will be on Shepherd/Durham. Adios used car lots. (A couple of retail projects have been announced already…I welcome that.)
These are some of the big projects being built in the Heights.:
Elan Heights, by Graystar has grown from its original concept.
The final rendition is larger than previous ones. It has swelled to 7 stories over a 3 story parking garage. We are going to miss the funky little Skylane Apartments that used to be there. I imagine traffic at Watson at I-10 will be a little congested when all these folks head to work..
The apartments on Yale and 7th St aren’t going to be small either.
Alexan Heights – 352 units for the first phase.
JLB Partners is building Block 39. 282 units…these are at Lawrence/W24th. I don’t know if this a working project name or the final name. It encompasses all of Block 39, Houston Heights.
Even the old folk’s home on Studewood is huge and is nearing completion. This is the previous home of the nasty little Fiesta grocery store.
One last mention; there is an on-again, off-again project at 6th and Waverly St. Signs have been put up and taken down for years. They must think the time is ripe for this mid-rise. It’s on again.
If there is one person who appreciates all the sun-blocking construction, it’s got to be Fisher Homes. They took all the heat for building the mid-rise in bucolic Woodland Heights….Morrison Heights. They are going to seem paltry in scope now.
I have a little bungalow on a big lot in Woodland Heights. If it weren’t deed restricted, I too could build my own edifice to density. That’s the new buzzword right?…urban density…pack ’em in!
For more information on Houston Heights please see:
- My Page on Houston Heights Homes The one source for understanding the Heights
- Heights Historic Districts. Maps, locations, descriptions of 7 Heights historic districts
- Interactive Heights Map See how this jigsaw puzzle of neighborhoods fit together
- Houston Heights New Home Prices 1st Q 2015 prices of new homes on smaller lots
- Resale Prices of Houston Heights Homes 1st Q 2015 price summary of resale home
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