What’s going to replace the Willowick Court Townhomes (at right) at the corner of West Alabama and Las Palmas, west of Weslayan? Newer townhomes — at least for the strip along the west side of Las Palmas, on the western edge of the property. It’ll be covered with 38 3-story townhomes, about a dozen of them with rooftop patios. For the larger portion of the 11-acre site, Martin Fein Interests is planning 2 big blocks of apartments. The block pictured above from West Alabama will have 325 units in 6 stories on top of a 2-level parking garage, with a garden and pool in the courtyard and towers at the corners. Another 188-unit block lining West Main will have 7 stories on top of a single-level garage and feature an 8th-floor wine bar on the southeast corner (at left in the above image), a source tells Swamplot. The view below shows that building’s southeast corner, with the larger structure visible beyond it:
An additional section of the complex will be left vacant for a possible future tower. The 171 Willowick Court Townhomes — located a few blocks south of where Willowick St., which runs through River Oaks, gives up its name for Weslayan — are scheduled to be demolished next month. McCord Development had purchased the land in 2008, with plans to sell off the tree-lined property in 62 pieces — as million-dollar lots for luxury homes, in a gated and surveillance-camera-covered community with a guarded entrance off West Alabama. Fein bought the site from McCord last year.
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Photos: Willowick Court Townhomes. Images: Steinberg Design Collaborative/Martin Fein Interests.