Before many set down roots (even temporarily), a living space must work on several fronts, providing the best of several worlds in order to be the right fit. Now, Heights residents (or those desiring the Heights life) could have such a space in the coming years, evidenced by some recent stirring.
Right along the south side of the 610 Loop next to the Boy Scouts of America Cockrell Scout Center, the Allen Harrison Company’s planned site for a five-story, 293-unit midrise apartment complex has showed some signs of stirring, though Associate Evan McAnulty said it remains too early in the city permitting process for a definitive timeline to be released on the project.
When Allen Harrison Company purchased the 3-acre site tucked between the Citadel Plaza office building and the Scout center near the Shady Acres neighborhood little less than a year ago, McAnulty said the selective group was immediately drawn to the access provided to both the Heights’ numerous amenities as well as one of Houston’s busiest thoroughfares.
“In the last several years the Heights has really seen a huge buy-in, and it has a good culture and a cool vibe to it,” he said. “We’re offering future residents the ability to be in close proximity to the Heights and its amenities therein, but also jump on 610 and get to work and the Galleria.”
McAnulty said Allen Harrison is a fan of the greater Heights area and its neighborhood feel – from a park just east of the planned complex to the restaurant rows — and said the company hopes to reflect that image itself upon completion.
“Even though this is going to be an urban type of product, the neighborhood has a great feel to it,” he said. “A lot of folks in the Heights have also gotten accustomed to the whole vibe, and we’re hoping to capture that with this project and embrace the surroundings of the Heights.
From a prime fitness center to other amenities not yet finalized, McAnulty and Allen Harrison Company hope their attention to detail brings a resident experience just outside the Heights (but still close enough) unlike any other.
“We poured through the plans for each amenity and each personal space so that we could figure out what the residents will want, and consulted with our project managers to gauge what they’ve seen on projects in the past,” he said. “There’s a great connection between those two facets of our company that I think will end up with a great end product for the future residents.”