Here’s the 21-story spec office tower Peloton Commercial Real Estate is planning for the expanded site of one of the former Westcreek Apartment buildings. The 7-story parking garage, along with a driveway and a new street cutting through to Westcreek Ln., will snuggle up to the northbound feeder road of the West Loop. The tower and lobby, which will hold 14 floors of offices on top of the garage levels, will front Westcreek. So it kinda makes sense to call it Westcreek Centre — at least until a major tenant is roped in and maybe decides to flip the R and the E around, no?
The Peloton building is just one of a bouquet of new structures now set to replace the six courtyard buildings of the Westcreek Apartments. Some sort of work has reportedly already begun on the 25-story SkyHouse River Oaks apartment tower planned for the northern half of the lot directly across Westcreek Ln. A gated townhome development from Pelican Builders is planned for the southern portion of that same lot. Pelican is also planning some sort of midrise residential building in place of the courtyard building directly south of the Westcreek Centre site, which is at 2040 Westcreek Ln.
The podium garage structure of the new office tower will cut off didn’t-go-much-of-anywhere Westcliff Ln. at the western border of the former apartments. The feeder road access will be carved from a portion of the adjacent property that borders Loop 610. Dropoff lanes are planned for the Westcreek frontage
. . . as well as the covered space between the garage and the Lobby, shown here:
The building’s architect is BOKA Powell, which has offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin.
Meanwhile, a still-hanging-out resident of the Westcreek Apartments reports that asbestos abatement is now taking place in the already emptied buildings across the street at 2021 and 2041 Westcreek Ln., and that “people are moving out daily” from the 2020, 2040 (where Westcreek Centre is planned), and 2221 Westcreek buildings: “At night, the covered parking for residents of those buildings, is nearly empty. The front entry gates to each building have all been removed, and the pools have been drained and closed off.
But the lot where Pelican is planning its midrise is still inhabited. “The pool looks well maintained, and the parking lot is nearly full at night,” reports our informant. “A day after the news about Pelican Builders, they even updated the awning in the front of the building with new LEASING CENTER signs to cover up the old Westcreek logos, and a new ’2220′ address number sign on the building.”
- Westcreek Centre [Moody Rambin]
- Previously on Swamplot: Also Replacing the Westcreek Apartments, Besides the SkyHouse: Office Building, Townhouses, another Midrise, More; What the SkyHouse River Oaks, Not Far from River Oaks, Will Actually Look Like; New ‘River Oaks’ SkyHouse Apartment Tower Wants To Snuggle Up Between Target and the West Loop off San Felipe; The Demolition Situation at the Westcreek Apartments; Evictions at Westcreek Apartments Behind So-Called River Oaks District To Make Way for Demolition, Development; Westcreek Apartments: Refinanced, Waiting
Renderings and plans: Moody Rambin/BOKA Powell. Existing site plan: CBRE