Maybe Siennna Is Available?

MAYBE SIENNNA IS AVAILABLE? Marketing new themed apartments has got to be tough these days — all those great Southern European-y names are already taken! “Out-of-state developers thought they had coined a great name for their senior living apartments in Katy. Then they found out a nearby master-planned community had already claimed the same name. A joint venture led by Georgia-based Formation Development Group LLC broke ground in May on The Sienna at Cinco Ranch apartments at 24001 Cinco Village Center Blvd., west of Houston. But the site was a little too close for comfort to the Sienna Plantation master-planned community located south of Cinco Ranch in Fort Bend County. So Formation Development formulated a slight change of plans — The Sienna at Cinco Ranch is now going to be called The Solana at Cinco Ranch. ‘There was a little bit of confusion,’ says Karen Thompson, a spokeswoman for the development firm. ‘They wanted to have something that was going to be unique to their property.'” [Houston Business Journal]

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  • Solana? She my fat old crack ho in the lawn chair on rush-hour South Main, way back in the day. Used to stand up to flap her skirt–you know, advertise–and the lawn chair would come along for the ride, stuck to her ample bottom. Good to read she’s retiring to more salubrious surroundings! The Solana at Cinco Ranch!

  • If they wanted to stay in a Southern European kind of mode, they should have named it Pente. It would be a good name for a development in Cinco Ranch, no?

  • Nothing says Southern like adding an extra letter or changing one. Perhaps they could spell it “Seenna”. If that doesn’t work, its time to move onto the French side of Europe for inspiration. Since we already have Whispering Hills, and Runny Brook out Katy/Cy-Fair way, why not call it Mount Blanc or some other such nonsense?