A result of the news yesterday that H-E-B will be moving from its Fountain View and Westheimer store to a new one on San Felipe in 2014 is the impending demolition of Tanglewood Court apartments, which stand on the 18-acre property bound by Fountain View, San Felipe, and Inwood. (The photo shows the apartments from the corner of Fountain View and Inwood.) Lynn Davis of Fidelis, which purchased the site in September 2011, tells Swamplot that notice has been given to residents that they’ll need to move by the end of March or early April. Buses from neighboring complexes, says Davis, have been shuttling them around to help them find a new place to live.
And once they’re gone, what, besides the H-E-B, will go in their place?
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Davis says Fidelis is planning on selling about 5 acres of the property to a “multifamily group” for the construction of “high-end apartments.” Also, a one-story, 32,000-sq.-ft. spec retail building will be built facing Fountain View. H-E-B is still designing the new store, says regional president Scott McClelland, but it will resemble the “next generation format” like the Montrose Market; Davis says that the store will anchor the property and influence the designs of the other developments.
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