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EXCLUSIVE Last updated: April 3, 2007 07:46am

Legacy Maps Out $60M-Plus Plan for 334 Units

By Amy Wolff Sorter

HOUSTON-The Foster City, CA-based Legacy Partners Residential Development Inc. has closed on 3.3 acres in West Central Houston to build a 334-unit residential project. Sources familiar with the location say the development dirt alone cost nearly $13 million while the project itself could end up close to $155 per sf to build.

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A view of downtown from the roof. My friend worked there for a while..

July 2nd, side view.

I call it "over where those silos used to be where we'd go to light fireworks on the Fourth of July."

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Legacy at Memorial will be one- and two-bedroom units, averaging 1,179 sf. The average monthly rent is projected to be $2,392.

Might as well get a loan and pay a mortgage, that is so expensive for a measley 2 bedrooms! :closedeyes:

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I'm sure someone in the existing communities along Studemont and Memorial will be displeased with the blocked views of the skyline. Nevertheless, if this gets built, residents would certainly be paying top dollar for a unit facing east. I'd imagine that view would be among the five best in the city.

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Sounds like they're talking north of Memorial, where an old distribution depot used to be (I don't know the history of it, just that it was basically torn down a couple of years ago). The warehouse across the bayou on Montrose used to be Sears among other things, and from what I understand, a new mosque and/or faith center will be built there. I'll have to try to do an archive search at one of either the Chronicle or HBJ to find the specific article.

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Just imagine if the Orions hadn't turned out to be a farce. :(

Yeah, Hizzy, I suppose the Orions were just way too much $$$ when so many other residential highrises are going up. It would have been nice. I think this one will fly because it is really nice and in the right location. I wondered years ago if that great piece of real estate would ever be developed and now, perhaps, we have liftoff.

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where did westerngulf get that rendering? do we have a link for it?

I think he may have saved it when some of the original articles were active since I recall seeing it elsewhere.

The same rendering is also featured on the architect's website in the residential section of their portfolio under the name "Memorial Drive". I've also seen the vague mention of "Fall 2007" as a date for groundbreaking. Is that still correct?

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I think he may have saved it when some of the original articles were active since I recall seeing it elsewhere.

The same rendering is also featured on the architect's website in the residential section of their portfolio under the name "Memorial Drive". I've also seen the vague mention of "Fall 2007" as a date for groundbreaking. Is that still correct?

Thanks. But I didn't see anything about it on the developers website either: http://www.fairfield-residential.net/index.htm

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Sweet! That's the second highrise over there. It is beginning to look like Houston has yet another skyline with AIG's 40 story tower, American General, Royalton and the new 25 story luxury condo tower. The location is about as good as it gets. B)

I thought AIG's story never got built? or did it?

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AIG Building is the 40 story American General tower that has been there for a long time. Just this year AIG put its name in big letters at the top. Anyhow, it is the tallest building in that cluster of buildings neartown. So, the 25 story condo should make this, along with the Royalton and the others over there, a mini skyline between downtown and uptown.

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Isn't AIG that tall building next to Waugh Bridge where the bats live?

There are some "notice of variance request- memorial heights redevelopment" signs that just surrounded the Archstone Memorial Heights apartments a few days ago. Does anyone know what's up with those? These apartments are adjacent to the Ed Sachs place that this 25 story project is being built. Hope I am not getting kicked out soon like the people at Allen House

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lockmatPosted Friday, October 5th, 2007 @ 1:15pm Oh. You're right. Thanks.

Has AIG already been built?

This confused me because I missed or had forgotten that Houston's prominent independent insurer American General had finally gotten big enough that the flush Yankees at 70 Pine St. in lower Manhattan fixed up a buyout. American International Group calls the shots now on Allen Parkway (the building used to house Continental Airlines before it moved to 1600 Smith St., by the way).

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There are some "notice of variance request- memorial heights redevelopment" signs that just surrounded the Archstone Memorial Heights apartments a few days ago. Does anyone know what's up with those? These apartments are adjacent to the Ed Sachs place that this 25 story project is being built. Hope I am not getting kicked out soon like the people at Allen House

My friend is a landscape architect and he told me that Archstone IS planning to tear the current apartments down and build some higher-rent apartments on that site to get more for their money. His firm bid on the landscaping for the new apartments. Seems a little strange to me, since those apartments are not that old and look nice. It's weird that Archstone hasn't told it's residents... I'd definitely be pissed... good luck.

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The archstone? Aren't those 5 or 6 storey apartments over on the north side of I-10? Those are the only ones that I think that are fairly (5-8 years old) new.

No, it's in between heights and studemont on washington. It occupies the entire southern side of Washington on that block. It's relatively new but pretty low end for the neighborhood. It's a huge lot and the space isn't used very efficiently (exclusively surface parking.) Most of the other complexes in the area have much nicer apartments and use their space a lot more efficiently. I hope the redesigned complex allows for some retail along the washington side.

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