Fifties Mod Condos Slated for Midrise Swapout on Revere St.

River Oaks Manor Condos, 2325 Welch St., River Oaks, Houston, 77019

The above corner of Welch and Revere streets, which currently holds the 2-story River Oaks Manor condo complex, looks to be trading up for a much taller occupant: a 9-story condo midrise going by the name The Revere at River Oaks. A 6-story condo midrise project called Revere Park was previously planned at the corner of Mimosa and Revere, one block to the south; that project was denied several variance requests by the city last year, with objecting residents claiming the area couldn’t handle increased density.

River Oaks Manor (which is itself outside the boundaries of River Oaks) sits on a narrow rhomboidal lot to the southeast of the intersection; the building footprint’s slightly acute and obtuse angles are complemented by sets of triangular windows on several corner units. Kirksey Architecture’s design for the proposed midrise structure seems to stick more firmly rectilinear shapes, however:


Rendering of The Revere condo midrise at 2325 Welch St., River Oaks, Houston, 77019

The rendering above doesn’t show the surrounding crops of recent townhomes to the north and west; to the south on the Mimosa side of the block (directly behind the building, in the drawing above) sit some of the Stanford Oaks patio homes developed by international banker and Houston developer Allen Stanford, now working on Decade No. 1 of his 110-year federal prison sentence. The townhome immediately to the west is also Stanford stock, and can be glimpsed in the shot below snuggled up next to another of the condo complex’s northeastern corner:

River Oaks Manor Condos,

The proposed building would hold 33 units, according to Pelican Builders’ marketing materials, and start at $1.6 million; the existing 1950s condo complex holds 26.

Images: Swamplot inbox (photos); Kirksey Architecture (rendering)

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6 Comment

  • Sad, it looks like something unusual, if not unique, is being torn down for something common.

  • There goes the neighborhood.

  • What I can’t understand is why builders in the upper tier keep building while there is so much enventory on the market just sitting. Builders need to stop building TODAY.

  • uh, not one of Kirksey’s better efforts.

  • @Me me – The the builder believes there is money to be made here. If there weren’t, they wouldn’t do it.

  • It is special but most voted to sell we voted no but changed our vote to not hold up the sell. Lovely courtyard with a pool. Everyone knew each other. So sad. The developers bought everything around. It was once just nice little places. Same street and block as the 17 story building that opened on San Felipe. I now live in Austin in Zilker because the building restrictions are some of the strictest in the state. NO high rises allowed. Nothing over 3 story. Only 40% of your lot can be built on. The mcmansion rule. Yes people buy and tear down in Zilker but it’s just a normal house. They built the HGTV giveaway house next to me and it was under 2000 sq feet per ordinance. I am 3 miles to the Capital grounds. 1 1/2 miles to downtown. But I still have a condo in Tanglewood because I do love Houston.