A company that’s been building a growing chain of private college dorms is seeking a 10-year tax abatement from the city to help it build a $56 million 305,076-sq.-ft. complex just north of the Gulf Fwy. from the University of Houston. Houston’s version of Aspen Heights (as the company and all its dorms are named) would sit on 7.7 acres just north of the Catholic Charismatic Center on Cullen Blvd., across the street from the former Finger Furniture warehouse recently purchased by developer Frank Liu. The dorms would sit in the far southeast corner of East Downtown, backing up to the railroad tracks that form the neighborhoods northern and eastern boundary:
Drawings presented to a city council committee depict a 4-story “wrap style” development which leaves the existing mobile-communications tower on the site intact. The 739-bed facility, which would include singles, quads, and doubles, would aim to open in fall 2015.
- Aspen Heights – 4-Story Student Housing on Cullen Blvd. [HAIF]
- Aspen Heights (PDF) [Council Committee on Budget & Fiscal Affairs]
- Our History [Aspen Heights]
Images: Aspen Heights