The Apartments That Want ExxonMobil Passage

THE APARTMENTS THAT WANT EXXONMOBIL PASSAGE Here’s a rendering of the complex Alliance Residential has just started building north of the ExxonMobil campus. The 3-story, 341-unit building will be located on 1615 Sawdust Rd. — which the developer appears to hope might be used as a kind of driveway for that big new campus in the pines to the southeast: “Alliance said there are plans to extend Sawdust, which will provide an avenue leading directly to the . . . campus without getting on Interstate 45,” reports the Houston Business Journal. “However, this portion of the project is still in the planning stage and is waiting for funding from the city.” Alliance is also building the midrise Broadstone 3800 complex at the corner of Alabama and Main. [Houston Business Journal; previously on Swamplot] Rendering: Alliance Residential Co.

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  • Waiting for funding from the city? That’s not Houston, right?

  • The road is Sawmill Road, not Sawdust. It will connect up with Holtzwarth on the Harris County side. Funding would have to come from both Montgomery and Harris County. And since it would include a bridge over Spring Creek, the San Jacinto River Authority probably has to be involved, too. I think they have authority over parts of Spring Creek and it’s watershed. But a lot of north Harris County is in Houston’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, so Houston may have to approve, too. Lot’s of red tape.

  • Ah, Holzwarth Road. I have fond memories of a bar called Gunny’s Shack and the old Goodyear blimp base. My, how that area has changed.