It’s got some of the cachet of that tony â€™hood’s name and none of the fuss of its actual hard-and-fast boundaries: The River Oaks District is, at long last, going up. TheÂ $150 million in construction financing that California-based developer Oliver McMillan scored started being spent Monday morning.
And other new numbers are in: The 14-acre mixed-use and misnomered development will comprise about 252,000 sq. ft. of retail and 92,000 sq. ft. of office space as well as 279 places to live — including the 18 3-bedroom homes planned for the gated Bancroft Place community-within-a-district.
Of course, the demolition is imminent of the old 4444 Westheimer apartments whose residents were assisted late last year with their evictions by “move out concierges” provided by Oliver McMillan. But hey — why let something like that stand in the way of something like this?
A press release touts the district’s covered parking, landscaping, valet service, and upscaleÂ iPic theater, which you can see in the rendering above.
Also touted? It’s walkability (and crosswalkability):
You can bump into old friends and see where the night takes you:
- River Oaks District [Oliver McMillan]
- River Oaks District receives financing and is ready to break ground [Prime Property]
- River Oaks District coverage [Swamplot]
Renderings: Oliver McMillan