Here lie the remains of the New Flea Market, the most recent occupant of a strip mall site at 8315 Long Point Rd. that once was home to the Spring Branch K-Mart. Workers are scraping an 8-acre parcel of the larger site at the corner of Hillendahl Blvd. to make way for the Village at Spring Branch, a 100-home David Weekley development offering three-story townhouses and garden and patio homes ringing a pool and cabana. Blue-light specials will be offered around $400k; premium buys will go on sale at $700k. Retail — and the tiny, historic Hillendahl Cemetery (captured below in an old photo) — will remain along the Long Point frontage.
Sales on the site pictured in the rendering below are slated to begin next summer. Two more recently-built Weekley developments are already very near the property: Moritz Park close by to the west, and the wine-themed streets of Lynnview Manor immediately to the east, where you can tipple away your leisure hours at the corner of Merlot and Malbec.
According to the Memorial Examiner, Weekley hopes to build 200 more houses on undisclosed Spring Branch locations. Company president Chris Weekley says that the “vast majority” will be “in urban blighted areas.”
- Spring Branch Project [Houston Chronicle]
- Demolition begins on Long Point flea market; new homes to come [Memorial Examiner]
Rendering: David Weekley Homes. Photos: Swamplot inbox (demo); David Beebe (Hillendahl Cemetery)