A reader snapped a few shots of construction over at 8877 Frankway Dr.: a midrise apartment complex taking shape in a long-vacant strip of land next door to the Houston Orthodontics building and a ProGuard public storage facility, just west of where S. Braeswood jumps across Brays Bayou to become N. Braeswood. The project will fall into a row with the next-door Meritage and freeway-adjacent Halstead apartment complexes to the west, both on N. Braeswood between Frankway and the West Loop. Just east of the Proguard facility is the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant, which accidentally released nearly 100,000 gallons of raw sewage into Brays Bayou and the surrounding area during this year’s Memorial Day flooding.
A crane is on the scene, and some preformed concrete segments have been trucked in:
The property is being developed by the Allen Harrison Company, which lists the 284-unit complex as planned for completion in May 2016. The 2.7-ac. plot beneath the rising structure sold in January; construction permits were issued at the end of September.
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Photos: Swamplot inbox