Right on time for tonight’s public meeting, Swamplot’s “Bottom” of the Fifth Ward correspondent Vaughn Mueller sends in a bit of information about the proposed redevelopment of the Houston Housing Authority’s Kennedy Place apartments:
It is located in lower fifth ward, bounded by Bayou, Gillespie, Meadow and Baron streets. According to the HHA, it was built in 1982 but in its current condition, it looks reminiscent of a 1950-1960 1-story development. There is currently no central AC or heat in any of its 60 units.
In mid July a sign was put up out front describing the construction. Soon after, we received a notice of public meeting in the mail also describing the construction. The meeting is set for August 18th. The new development will contain 108 new apartments, 88 of which are going to be government assisted while 20 are going to be market rate.
The proposed site plan:
The mailed notice says the HHA is planning to build 20 1-bedroom units, 58 2-bedroom units, 26 3-bedrooms, and 4 4-bedrooms.
The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Kelly Village Housing Development Community Building, 1119 Grove St. Adds Mueller:
This should definitely help Lanterra homes sell the 3 groups of town homes that they own across Bayou street (2 groups are already built, 1 full city block has been replatted but construction has not started). Urban Lofts will also benefit because they own 2 large sections of land across Baron and Meadow st. The section across Baron St. has already started development and currently has some homes for sale.
- 2009 Kennedy Place Public Meeting [Houston Housing Authority]
- Kennedy Place, 505 Bayou St. 77020 [Houston Housing Authority]
Photos: Vaughn Mueller; Site plan: Houston Housing Authority