Future residents of Greystar’s Elan Heights: Do not fear high water. Sure, the Skylane Central on the same White Oak Bayou-fronting site regularly had floodwaters up to its second floor after rain events like this. But Woodland Heights renters at the Elan will be perched much higher than that, and not just for the Downtown views. Floodwaters will have to rise through 4 levels of concrete-framed parking garage to get to the 7 floors of steel-stud-framed apartments above. And the concrete structure’s bottom level doesn’t even count as parking.
The pics above were all taken from the Watson St. bridge. The photo below, taken before last night’s flood, shows the first level of apartments being constructed on the massive base at 2222 White Oak Dr.:
- Previously on Swamplot: How the Apartments Along White Oak Bayou in Woodland Heights Have Grown; Tenants Out, Variance Hearing Signs Up at Woodland Heights Skylane Apartments; This OK? Greystar Checks in with Woodland Heights Neighbors About Skylane Replacement; The Skylane Is Falling in Woodland Heights