Development never seems to cease in Houston or the local area, and new information has emerged on the five-story midrise planned just off the North Loop.
When Allen Harrison Company purchased the 3-acre site – to be named Citadel Apartments – from Weingarten that is now home to massive dirt piles and a few cranes tucked between the Citadel Plaza office building and the Cockrell Scout Center, Development Associate Evan McAnulty said the access provided to the Heights’ numerous amenities as well as one of Houston’s busiest thoroughfares was an instant eye-catcher for the company.
“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.”
Currently slated to deliver its first units in the first calendar quarter of 2019 according to the most recent schedule, Citadel Apartments will feature two designer unit interior finishing options for its 290 units wrapped around a parking garage, open air porches and display kitchens for residents to personalize their living space. A fitness center, billiards room, conference room, cyber lounge and pool will offer residents a wide array of leisure time options for their pleasure.
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 told The Leader in July. “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.”
McAnulty has reiterated multiple times that Allen Harrison is a fan of the greater Heights’ neighborhood feel – from a park just east of the planned complex to the restaurant rows on Ella Boulevard — 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 in July. “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.