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New townhouse community centered around a 300-year-old oak tree: Houston's nature development?truction of a proposed seven-house, eight-townhome residential community with lots starting in the $800,000s near the Westmoreland Historic District is set to begin late this summer, according to the builder. The ambitious plans include a public park centered around an estimated 300-year-old oak tree that stands at the site.

Recently renamed Masterson Oaks at Westmoreland in tribute of the former estate that once occupied the property and in honor of the enormous tree, the 36,139-square-foot property is located on the northwest corner of Alabama and Southwest Freeway or Spur 527. Frontage includes 244 feet on Spur 527, the largest border for the site. More frontage of 180 feet will be on Marshall Street and 104 feet on West Alabama Street.

 

 

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http://houston.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/05-07-14-new-townhouse-community-centered-around-a-300-year-old-oak-tree-houstons-nature-development/

 

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I hope people are willing to spend that kind of money on property next to the spur.  I can't think of too many more uses for that site, other than another canned apartment complex.  And saving a 300 year old oak is a big plus in my book.

 

Also, I love that every new development will be filled with hot mommies based on renderings

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Yikes $800,000 for those! Are we in Toronto? 

 

I do applaud the developers for keeping and using the trees as a sales point.

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Construction has started on these. So many trees wiped out in the last couple days.

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Construction has started on these. So many trees wiped out in the last couple days.

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I would not pay $ 800,000 for these new townhomes, especially since they are so close to the freeway. I just hope they save that old ancient huge oak tree that is in the property.

 

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Was driving by this morning (dodging construction cones and roof-challenged alike) and noticed a variance request notice is up. I emailed the planning department to find out what they're changing.

 

Guessing sales not going too well.

 

https://i.imgur.com/2r6iMeu.jpg

 

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There was talk at one time of making this large vacant lot into a park. Neighbors objected, saying that it would be overrun by homeless people.
While I think the plans and architectural style of the buildings are about as good as anyone could reasonably expect, it eliminates a very handy shortcut to Main Street and the light rail. For some people, this will require walking a couple more blocks.
I wish they could have provided a sidewalk directly adjacent to the Spur and extending between Marshall and West Alabama streets. It would save time and steps.

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