The complex containing Midway’s planned H-E-B-and-midrise at the southeast corner of Heights Blvd.Â and Washington Ave. won’t be named Northbank Buffalo Bayou after all, Nancy Sarnoff reports this week —Â it’ll be calledÂ Buffalo Heights. Above is Ziegler Cooper’s rendering of the proposed structure, which would take up the northwest corner of the old Archstone Memorial Heights apartments propertyÂ (which was bought in 2014 by the current owners). That development previously gave its moniker to the surrounding neighborhood; it remains to be seen if this latest rebranding attempt will stick.
The new midrise would sit about half a mile south of the official southernmost edge of the Houston Heights (as drawn for voting in last month’s local-option Heights moistening election), and about half a mile north of Buffalo Bayou (thoughÂ only a quarter mile from the Buffalo Wild WingsÂ a few blocks west down Washington Ave). The new design shows off 5 stories of apartments (tallying up asÂ 232 units) on top of the 2-story H-E-B, with about 37,000 sq. ft. of office spaceÂ and a couple of other retail spots in the mix.
The 4-story Memorial Heights VillagesÂ complex, which went up on the southwest corner of the Archstone property before Midway purchased the land, can be spotted in the rendering to the right (looking south down Heights towards its trasition to Waugh Dr.). Midway is aimingÂ to start construction on the new midrise some time next year, meaning the next block of apartments will need to be out of the way by then.
- Midway planning new ‘district’ near Buffalo Bayou [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- Previously on Swamplot:Â H-E-B’s Leased Washington Ave. Store May Have 6 Stories on Top;Â Yes, H-E-B Really Is Talking About a New Store at Studemont and Washington Ave;Â Look Where an H-E-B Sign Is Showing Up, Amid Washington Ave Turnover
Images: Ziegler Cooper