The 28 Individual Condo Units Scheduled to Replace the Caroline Collective

Rendering of Proposed Oaks on Caroline, 4820 Caroline St., Museum Park, Houston

The former single-story office building at 4820 Caroline St. where the coworking space called the Caroline Collective set up shop and operated for 5 years until last August was demolished earlier this year. And the companies redeveloping the property are sharing details of the 5-story condo building they plan to build in its place. A giant oak tree in the back was taken down with the demo, but Urban Flats Builder (formerly known as Infinity Texas Development) is still planning to call its building the Oaks on Caroline. The remaining oak, in front of the property, is featured in the rendering shown above.


The condo building, built of cast-in-place concrete with post-tensioned floors and featuring 1- and 2-bedroom units only, was designed by the Mirador Group “with the Texas Hill Country in mind,” according to a press release. It’ll sit in the decidedly less hilly and rocky Museum Park neighborhood, about 3 blocks south of the Wheeler St. Metro Station.

Rendering: Urban Flats Builder

Museum Park

5 Comment

  • The name on their website is The Oaks on Caroline, not the Oaks at Caroline. Maybe after they ripped that last oak out they felt guilty and decided to change the name since the only oak left is one that’s on the street. I think I like the cast concrete idea. I would imagine it would have good longetivity.

  • @Dana-X: The website is right: It’s Oaks on Caroline. It’s corrected in the story now.

  • Yeah it has always irritated me when a place name/development name refers to nature that is absolutely not there.
    To point, all The Woodlands streets named after sensitive, native bog plants that have disappeared.

    However a sad irony exists at the WalMart where SH-242 crosses I45. An entire forest was removed, Horse Pen Branch creek was channelized to flow in the opposite direction, and the wet land was raised with 8′-9′ of fill: Today, Kohl’s and Garden Ridge Pottery are located on Phantom Pines Drive.

  • Something positive. At least it’s condos and not more apartments. I guess that’s something.

    Forever now I will call it The Oak on Caroline.

  • Is it true that they’ve purchased the two homes and dead-end street next to the former CC property? They have images of their project in two places on Caroline St– would make sense if they had a larger footprint than this image seems to depict.