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New five-story luxury condo complex is moving into the Heights: Big plans discovered
The Heights appears to be getting a new luxury condo complex at Yale and Sixth Streets, according to documents filed with the City of Houston on Thursday.
Early plans call for a five-story project on a 3.5-acre site located catty-corner from Dry Creek cafe, whose sister restaurant Onion Creek is facing similar development issues with owner Gary Mosley battling nearby condos at Oxford and Fifth Streets.
The new complex is expected to maintain a total of 270 units.
Dubbed the Alexan Heights by its noted Dallas-based developer Trammell Crow, the new complex is expected to house a total of 270 units, according to the official paperwork. A parking garage on the ground and basement floors will feature nearly 400 parking spaces.
The project marks Trammel's ninth Houston-area Alexan, a brand with a website that promises "picturesque settings" and "stately architecture" for potential residents. Judging from the other Alexans on the website, the new Heights condos are likely to be rental only.
CultureMap was unable to reach Trammell Crow or parent company CBRE Group for further details.
Citing public records, Swamplot noted that several of the properties swallowed up by the development were owned by members of the Pappas family, which also owns a warehouse north of the site.
Delving into some cool vintage maps, the location appears to have once been one of Southern Pacific's many rail yards across the Heights.
While much of the neighborhood's rails have been removed through the years, one prominent line remains in the form of the Heights Hike & Bike Trial, which just so happens to cross the northern edge of the new Alexan Heights site to connect residents to downtown Houston.