A tale of two West U apartment complexes: When high density development hitsclose to home
It looks like West University has a lot of density in its future, following last week's announcement by Behringer Harvard and Trammell Crow Residential of plans to develop a 231-unit apartment complex near Weslayan and Bissonnet on the site of the '70s-era, 106-unit Courts at West University.
The new development at 3810 Law — which has been given the optimistic (or ironic) name of Allusion West University — will be four stories of residential over two floors of parking garage.
The Houston Business Journal reports that the units "will average 877 square feet and include two bedrooms and two bathrooms," with top-of-the-line appliances and amenities that include "a cyber café, business center, fitness center, pool and dog park."
This follows the reveal of an apartment complex just down the street at 2630 Bissonnet, developed by The Hanover Company and designed by Wallace Garcia Wilson Architects, which will replace the Bissonnet Village Apartments.
The Houston Chronicle's Nancy Sarnoff reports that it will effectively double the density of that structure, with five floors and 424 units, in an area that is already relatively walkable, with grocery stores, entertainment and other amenities within just a few blocks.