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Crescent Communities second multifamily project for Houston.

 

Crescent plans to start 10 new developments this year and 10 more next year for a total of 7,000 units and $1.4B of construction. That includes Crescent Northgate (rendered here), a 300-unit community underway near the Hardy Toll Road and Grand Parkway intersection close to Exxon’s campus. It’ll deliver in late 2016. Crescent also owns a site in the River Oaks District (at Westheimer and Willowick) that it’s holding for future development. Brian tells us about half of the upcoming projects are in Southwestern markets like Phoenix, Denver, Houston and Dallas that weren’t in vogue compared to primary markets when the firm started lining up sites five years ago.

 

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/multifamily/big-change-crescent-communities-delves-into-multifamily-45856

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Are they referring to the area as River Oaks District becuause ROD is not on Willowick.

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I wonder if this refers to the Georgian Apartments. Those look ripe for redevelopment.

 

Are they referring to the area as River Oaks District becuause ROD is not on Willowick.

 

The "River Oaks" moniker continues its spread, similar to how everything north of I-10 and west of I-45 inside the Loop has become the "Heights."

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Yeah, they must be referring to the area because they said their location is IN the ROD, not AT the ROD.

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I wonder if this refers to the Georgian Apartments. Those look ripe for redevelopment.

 

 

The "River Oaks" moniker continues its spread, similar to how everything north of I-10 and west of I-45 inside the Loop has become the "Heights."

 

 

Seems to be correct. The apartments are (or was) for sale.

 

http://swamplot.com/on-then-off-sale-of-the-georgian-apartments-near-highland-village-is-on-again-maybe/2015-01-26/

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Any speculation on whether this might be rentals or condos? According to HCAD, the land the Georgian Apartments sit on is almost 150,000 square feet. This seems like a lot of land for a high-rise. Perhaps these will be town homes? 

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Perhaps these will be town homes? 

 

Maybe townhomes would be "under-building the site." It's the "River Oaks District" after all.

 

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If it's the Georgian Apartments, it is not in the ROD. It is across Wesleyan St from Central Market. It would probably be at least a 15 to 20 minute walk to ROD.

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If it's the Georgian Apartments, it is not in the ROD. It is across Wesleyan St from Central Market. It would probably be at least a 15 to 20 minute walk to ROD.

 

If Bisnow.com says it the River Oaks district, then it's official. And I could walk that in five but I'm a vegan crossfitter, so it's not a fair comparison.

 

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www.swamplot.com/everyone-ousted-from-the-georgian-apartments-on-willowick-new-apartments-set-to-rise-in-its-place/2018-04-19/

 

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Crescent Communities sent a letter last week to all residents of The Georgian apartments at 2511 Willowick, just north of Westheimer, letting them know that they’ll be kicked out of the complex in 6 months. The existing 114 units — home to residents over 55 — will be torn down and replaced with what the letter describes as “a new apartment building with integrated retail.” Crescent closed on the 53-year-old complex in 2015 after the purchase stalled the previous year.

 

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Wow! What a coincidence.  I just walked by here on Sunday and told my Fiance that its only a matter of time before those apartment were re-developed. I had no idea this was in-motion. 

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Thank God !  Those apts represent that "Georgian" look that really has no application here in the South/Southwest area.  This was a throwback to that same look in the NE and New England during pre-revolutionary times when colonists were making America in "their" own image from England.  So far removed from what Texas and Houston evolved from.  Out with the old and "off with their heads" I say LOL !

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https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/04/24/new-river-oaks-area-mixed-use-development-planned.html

 

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A new retail and multifamily residential mixed-use project is coming to the River Oaks area. 

 


The project at 2511 Willowick Roadwill be off Westheimer and Willowick, east of Highland Village, where the independent senior living apartment community The Georgian currently is located.

 

North Carolina-based developer Crescent Communities stated through a spokesperson the company bought the property in 2015, but Harris County appraisal recordsshow the land was purchased in May 2014. In 2018, the property was appraised at $11.04 million.

 

Officials with Crescent Communities said they bought directly from the original developer of The Georgian, but declined to provide a name. Harris County records show Houston-based developers Swain & Houck listed as a prior owner. Charles Swain and Harvey Houck originally developed the Westcreek Apartments on Westheimer where the River Oaks District stands.

 

When complete, this new project slated for The Georgian will be less than a mile from the River Oaks District and a few blocks from Highland Village. 

 

In an emailed statement, Crescent wrote it bought the property “with the intention of redeveloping the site in the future, when the time was right.”

 

“We’ve now started the process to create a mixed use community that will be supportive of the surrounding neighborhood with the addition of walkable, lifestyle retail and restaurants, as well as new multifamily homes,” the statement read. 

 

Current residents received a notice that they must move out by Oct. 15, 2018, Swamplot reported. The letter stated that residents can get out of leases early and could get some financial assistance to move. 

 

“We recently shared this news with residents of The Georgian to give them significant notice and support in advance of the changes, but we are still early in the process and aren’t yet ready to share more details about the future development,” Crescent’s statement read. Currently, South Carolina-based firm Greystar manages the property.

 

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On 4/20/2018 at 0:06 PM, ArtNsf said:

Thank God !  Those apts represent that "Georgian" look that really has no application here in the South/Southwest area.  This was a throwback to that same look in the NE and New England during pre-revolutionary times when colonists were making America in "their" own image from England.  So far removed from what Texas and Houston evolved from.  Out with the old and "off with their heads" I say LOL !

 

It has a mansard roof, so there seems to be some French influence.

 

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Kind of odd to see seniors getting kicked out like in the movies. This is an interesting location. Across from a school and next to neighborhoods. It is close to the Central Market and those shopping areas over there but still feels like a addition that is off the main path. I drive by here daily for work so my little shortcut with less traffic will be lost.

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Took a photo of the carport demo, well the aftermath.

 

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Looks like they're saving the trees on the next neighborhood street over.

 

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very classy design... should fit in well w the area, especially the new addition to ROB across the street and the medical office bldg going up next door. this intersection will look a lot different in a couple of years. 

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The rendering looks nice, but the inner loop needs these older more affordable apartment buildings IMO. Seems like they are all getting torn down for high priced luxury units. 

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2 hours ago, TexasGeneral said:

The rendering looks nice, but the inner loop needs these older more affordable apartment buildings IMO. Seems like they are all getting torn down for high priced luxury units. 

 

There is still plenty of older affordable housing inside the loop, just not in the rich areas. 

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On 12/14/2018 at 11:18 AM, Triton said:

 

Great find! Just going to put the pics in the forum

 

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Which side is facing Westheimer?

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The bottom picture. You can see the bank in the background/at the intersection of westheimer and willowick.

 

 

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1 hour ago, LBC2HTX said:

The bottom picture. You can see the bank in the background/at the intersection of westheimer and willowick.

 

 

Thanks!!!

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Here's some pictures I took on the 6th.

 

https://mikerichardson.name/tidbits/the_georgian/

 

Wasn't going to walk too deep into the property since anything was liable to fall down at any time.

 

I wonder how much those townhomes rented for. I've not seen those at the other Swain & Houck properties.

 

BTW, this was the last Swain & Houck property that had remained. The first to go was off of Allen Parkway if I recall.

 

I was one of the last people to move from the last building on Westcreek - the one that they let sit and rot for 2+ years before tearing it down, instead of renting it out and collecting money. Because logic.

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There is a neat little apartment complex right next to The Georgian that I never even knew existed - it's got maybe 10 units in two buildings, with covered parking spaces.

 

That will probably survive quite a bit longer because the land is not a large enough parcel to interest the developers.

 

Unfortunately, The Georgian is yet another example of medium-low density being replaced with medium-high density. A marginal improvement in density - but it's also understandable that they would not try for a highrise there given that it abuts directly to single family homes. (whatever happened with Ashby anyway)

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Permit was filed for the foundation on 2/22.

http://www.cohtora.houstontx.gov/ibi_apps/WFServlet.ibfs?IBIF_webapp=/ibi_apps&IBIC_server=EDASERVE&IBIWF_msgviewer=OFF&IBIAPP_app=soldpermits&IBIF_ex=sold_permit_d&CLICKED_ON=&PN=18087604&PT=13

 

Project No: 18087604
Date : 2019/02/22 00:00:00
USE : (EPR) SITEWORK AND FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE
Owner/Occupant : *NOVEL RIVER OAKS
Job Address : 2511 WILLOWICK RD 77027
Valuation : $ 3,000,000
Permit Type : 13
FCC Group : Structures Other than Buildings
Buyer : *HOAR CONSTRUCTION
Address : 1300 W SAM HOUSTON PKY 77042
Phone : (713) 576-8925
   
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From today. Really looking forward to this one.  Will have such a great street presence.

 

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Found a painting affixed to the fence a long Westheimer.  Wonder what the artist is trying to say?

 

Trailers are in.

 

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