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Gables Residential is planning to break ground in the second quarter of next year on a 15-story apartment building north of River Oaks District.
 
The yet-to-be-named building will have 300 units, averaging 1,400 square feet and priced in the range of $2.60 per square foot.
 
Ziegler Cooper designed the building, which will go up on a 2.5-acre site along Westcreek Lane between Westheimer and San Felipe.
 
Joshua Landry, area vice president of investments for Gables Residential, said the building will target “a sophisticated renter with a higher disposable income.”
 
“We are doing a higher level of service, concierge service and amenities we will offer will be different from other projects,” Landry said.
 
This is the company’s first high-rise in Houston, though it has built tall towers in other markets. the building should open about 20 months after construction starts.
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Urbannizer, All of these highrises going up is crazy unbelievable! Some may say well its only 15 floors, well I say its infill! Even if the design that comes out is not the greatest, there is plenty of space left in Houston for standout towers.

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Live, Work, Play.  CBD, Galleria/West Loop, Bltwy 8/I-10, future PMRG development at former Exxon Chemical at Highway 6.  Incredible

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Nice to see this proposed development within walking distance of my office. Of course, with the price of oil falling and the bonanza of other highrises going up, I am in more of an "wait and see" mode with a lot of this multifamily.

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All these Westcreek developments are getting me confused.

If someone is so inclined, can we get a map of the area (like above) with each development labeled by former parcel?

If so inclined that is.

Thanks in advance... 

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I made a quick sketch of Westcreek below. For the record, my cursef was deemed illegible by an assistant principal in middle school. The print below is my good handwriting.  :P

 

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I made a quick sketch of Westcreek below. For the record, my cursef was deemed illegible by an assistant principal in middle school. The print below is my good handwriting.  :P

 

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Nice! Okay houstontexasjack, lets see if you can illustrate where the nearby office highrise tower that just got cancelled was supposed to be near there.

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That is listed in the drawing as the Peloton office tower. Based on the Chronicle article yesterday, we have yet to see 1 hotel, 1 apartment complex, and 1 office building announced. I suspect the Peloton site will be needed for 2 of those 3 items.

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All these Westcreek developments are getting me confused.

If someone is so inclined, can we get a map of the area (like above) with each development labeled by former parcel?

If so inclined that is.

Thanks in advance... 

 

or it would be cool if someone could update the Houston devmap.

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Nice! I wish it were taller but this will be fantastic infill for that area. I guess ole Randy will likely have the tallest/signature tower for Westcreek.. SkyHouse is the tallest so far at 25 but we were thinking RD would be over 30, right?

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That is listed in the drawing as the Peloton office tower. Based on the Chronicle article yesterday, we have yet to see 1 hotel, 1 apartment complex, and 1 office building announced. I suspect the Peloton site will be needed for 2 of those 3 items.

 

Thanks, I see it now.

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I hope that this development won't keep Gables from moving foward with their Post Oak tower. Hopefully they will both be built.

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I hope that this development won't keep Gables from moving foward with their Post Oak tower. Hopefully they will both be built.

They're in the capital markets right now with their post oak project - apt/hotel which will have a flag

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Nice! I wish it were taller but this will be fantastic infill for that area.

As it is, there will be four highrises planned or constructed on a block where there were none a year ago. That's certainly a lot of infill, and it may be only part of it.

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They're in the capital markets right now with their post oak project - apt/hotel which will have a flag

From what I understand, getting equity is the hardest challenge for MF right now.

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The aforementioned road is basically done.

 

Also, this is my last night on Westcreek Lane.

 

RIP The Old Westcreek Lane That Middle Class People Could Afford - ??? - December 31, 2014.

 

I will be moving to a far less exciting, but far more widely affordable boulevard - Winrock. 

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The aforementioned road is basically done.

 

Also, this is my last night on Westcreek Lane.

 

RIP The Old Westcreek Lane That Middle Class People Could Afford - ??? - December 31, 2014.

 

I will be moving to a far less exciting, but far more widely affordable boulevard - Winrock. 

Winrock is actually a nice street with all the foliage. Every time I drive down it you see kiddos walking to school, runners/joggers, all different age groups walking their dogs. Same with Fountain View north of San Felipe.

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Winrock is actually a nice street with all the foliage. Every time I drive down it you see kiddos walking to school, runners/joggers, all different age groups walking their dogs. Same with Fountain View north of San Felipe.

 

I lived on Winrock for a few years in the early 2000s. Closer to Westheimer. I could write a book. good times.

 

 

Is there any news or rumors on any of the planned buildings for westcreek? Skyhouse is looking lonely.

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I will be moving to a far less exciting, but far more widely affordable boulevard - Winrock. 

You see, this is where the oil bust is supposed to help you out. But I think Houston's affordability days are over.

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Drove by the old building today (E) and they have a fence up around the parking lot, and of course the obligatory security guard in a Dodge Charger.

 

I wonder what happened in one of those buildings to cause them to hire security. ROD had security for the vacant buildings for a few months (they sat empty for 6 months total). But then, B & D didn't have any security when they were empty. Then all of a sudden, security again for A/C/F.

 


Winrock is actually a nice street with all the foliage. Every time I drive down it you see kiddos walking to school, runners/joggers, all different age groups walking their dogs. Same with Fountain View north of San Felipe.

 

It's certainly better than dealing with the construction on Westcreek.

 

Except for those 1990's apartments - the entire length of Westcreek, from Westheimer to San Felipe, is going to be construction.

 

I wonder what the occupancy rate is at those apartments.

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Sort of like Hanover Rice Village... which is awesome. I think this will look decent to good.

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i love the amenities... love the area... love the prospective streetscape directly to the ROD... love the uplit palms, which seem to make the building flow... love it!


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Sort of like Hanover Rice Village... which is awesome. I think this will look decent to good.

 

It's shorter than I was hoping. Massing the units in two buildings means it won't be as tall as predicted initially.

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i love the amenities... love the area... love the prospective streetscape directly to the ROD... love the uplit palms, which seem to make the building flow... love it!

Add me to the list of luvin it!

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Looks like an office building and without retail but I'll take it cuz density right?

proposed streetscape directly to ROD.  nothing can beat this....

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The design is nice and I like it, I just can't stand beige on 99% of all buildings. A dark red brick would have been my preference. Still nice. Although, wish it was taller of course :)

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yeah bummer on the massing, but it was always only going to be around 15 stories or so. if it was originally planned to be a 30 story L and turned into a 15 story H i would be bummed.. but this didn't change much besides getting a sleek sexy looking Hanover Rice Village style set back. and i can dig that... i had hoped Gables would make a splash downtown but with the incentives drying up its looking less and less likely. is Gables still behind that 36 story BBVA Compass Phase II hotel/residential tower?

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an active, walkable streetscape connecting the development to nearby restaurant, retail and entertainment venues.

 

That will come in handy when it's 5 PM and you want to eat food or purchase handbags. Even eating handbags would be preferable to dealing with that shit again at 5 PM.

 

The extra street that they (have already) put in might help to a limited degree - instead of coming off the loop and trying to make a left turn from Westheimer onto Westcreek, you could just drive down a bit more, turn right and you're home.

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Very similar idea to their Post Oak project just a ways away next to the old Micro Center site

 

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http://www.wylieassociates.com/project/gables-westcreek/

 

695,271 GSF, 14-Story “Podium Style” Apartment Building Including:

• 418,260 SF, Apartment Building with 293 Units
• Roof Level Amenities Area with:
     – Outdoor Pool
     – Fitness Area
     – Club/Meeting Area
• Garden Area on Roof Garage Enclosed in a Center Court Surrounded by Apartments
• 161,095 SF, Parking Garage

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