23-Story Old Folks’ Tower Going Up on Site of Retired Ripple Creek Townhomes off Woodway

Tradition Senior Living has kicked off construction on a new, 23-story tower it’s building on the site of the Ripple Creek Townhomes just east of the Second Baptist Church complex on Woodway Dr. — which were demolished last year. The tower will overlook the concrete-lined Bering Ditch as shown in the rendering at top — taken from the website of a Vietnamese firm that’s touting the project as a way for foreigners to earn green cards by investing in it.

The new apartment’s parking lot and landscaping on Woodway are shown hugging Texas Dow Employees Credit Union’s branch building on the corner of S. Ripple Creek Dr. East of the bank — in place of what are now 2 vacant strip buildings — a dog park, water feature, porte-cochère, and driveway onto Woodway are planned:

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The new tower is Tradition Senior Living’s second project in Houston; site work began last year on its first at 9339 Buffalo Spdwy., a few blocks north of Main St.

Rendering and site plan: Westlife Immigration

Vietnamese-Firm-Funded