Plans for the 5- and 6-story complex Wallace Garcia Wilson Architects has designed for the new owners of Park Memorial at 5292 Memorial Dr. show that the former grounds of the park-like 108-unit Rice Military condo complex (pictured in better days above) will soon be home to 372 new apartment units. The new project by JLB Partners, currently out to bid, will fit buildings surrounding 2 courtyards, a narrow 7-level garage, and a detention pond onto the 4.85-acre site at the corner of Memorial Dr. and Detering. That’s the plan at the top. And below are a couple of elevations, in different scales, of the west and east sides:
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The Park Memorial Condos were shut down by the city in 2008. Unable to live in their homes, unit owners were kept in litigation-fueled limbo until this past May, when JLB bought them all out. According to the plans, the new development will keep the name of the now-demolished project it replaces. It’s labeled Park Memorial Apartments — though this time the correct pronunciation will likely have the accent on the word Memorial.
- Park Memorial coverage [Swamplot]
Photo: HAR. Plan and elevations: Wallace Garcia Wilson Architects