A Look at the Hughes Landing Apartments Going Up in The Woodlands

Here’s a rendering of the apartment complex that’s now under construction at Hughes Landing, the 66-acre pedestrian-focused development situated on Lake Woodlands and named for the rich recluse. The 8-story complex, appropriately dubbed One Lake’s Edge, will have 390 units and storage available for tenants’ bikes and kayaks. Also, there will be 22,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail. And that retail goes along with the nearby Restaurant Row, which has 2 tenants a-coming: Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex and Tequila and Whiskey Cake.

Rendering: The Woodlands Development Company

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  • Howard Hughes?? What’s his connection with the Woodlands?

  • While Houstonians argue the merits of pedestrian-oriented development, our suburban neighbors are going with it. The Woodlands is run by a company, so I guess it’s okay, not so much if the Houston city government wants to make it a priority.

  • It’s the way of the futre… way of the future… it’s the way of the future…

  • @ Colleen – Howard Hughes Corp. is the developer.

  • Howard Hughes Corp. is the developer and latest owner of the Woodlands.

  • Wow, its almost like a real city, minus the crime and ethnic diversity!

  • Woodlands has plenty of crime, like everywhere else. Banks, cell phone stores, jewelry, McDonalds have been all hit this year. Build more apartments, more gridlock. Can’t wait.

  • Howard Hughes Corp. is just a name. It was acquired by at least 2 other companies since 1994.

  • @Adam G, I agree on the “almost” lack of crime but you’d be surprised about diversity. Diversity happens at every socioeconomic level and in the Woodlands you are just as likely to hear Spanish as English but from the well dressed, driving nice cars, living in mansions, Latin American ex-pats. So you don’t have to accept being robbed and living in filth just to see some diversity (inner city).

  • Don’t you love it when people say suburbs have no diversity. Fort Bend County, a suburban area of Houston, is one of the most diverse areas in the United States.

  • “So you don’t have to accept being robbed and living in filth just to see some diversity (inner city).”

    As usual, “commonsense” brings the discourse down to the gutter. Swamplot, is this really what you had in mind? I’ve started to avoid this site because of the prevalence of this kind of immature, ill-informed nonsense. How about a site for grown-ups?

  • @Anse
    Your argument is also a nod to, for example, China’s state government. When they want something done, it’s done and without public debate. Praising the efficiency of private corporations seems easy when their objectives promote something an individual likes (or we acquiesce because they don’t impact us). On the other hand, it seems like city government directives ought to be the result of debating amongst the various interests involved and considering the stakes for all parties that stand to win & lose. When it comes to public policy decisions, I for one prefer the democratic variety rather than authoritarian kinds.

  • Hear, hear, Jon. “They” have ruined HAIF and the chron.com as well. It’s too bad.

  • Yes, Commonsense should shut up. If someone doesn’t like his opinion they shouldn’t have to hear it.:)

  • @Tony
    How is the Houston City Government a democracy on development? Most of the land is owned by a select few developers who dont have to answer to any public debate because there is no zoning or rules they have to follow. So yes, we really are like China except we don’t get the benefit of a place created for the people.

    It would be great if our governement was actually for the majority of people and not the people who have the money to donate to election campaigns.

  • @DD, no rules? Really? Then why do I see so many variance application signs around town? There are rules, just not ones that lead to the corruption that a zoning board brings.

  • Houston is infinitely better off by not requiring every new development to have to answer to the “neighbors.” Cities that require that are simply practicing extremely poor planning policy. Such policies usually enable existing residents to be able to pull up the drawbridge and disallow others to live there – meaning these policies are anti-resident.

  • @Lazy One – While Fort Bend is by some accounts the most diverse county in the US (neck and neck with Queens), Montgomery sure ain’t. What diversity it has is just the split between the affluent, suburban, southern part of the county in Houston’s orbit, and on the other side of the San Jacinto River the remainder that is more akin to Woodville.

  • So just for the record, implying that people in a certain town have exclusionary and racist policies – policies that these residents enjoy – is considered mature “adult” debate.

    Someone who objects to labeling this same town as lacking in diversity (and therefore, racist), and provides evidence to refute this, is being immature.

    Got it.

    Also, some of you who haven’t ventured north of Spring Creek since 1995 might consider heading up that way and seeing the changes.