Signs of impending construction — including new chain-link and erosion-control fencingÂ around the perimeter — are now visible on theÂ 3.15-acre site at 2601 Citadel Plaza Dr., tucked between the 2600 Citadel Plaza office building that serves as Weingarten Realty’s HQ andÂ the Boy Scouts of America Cockrell Scout Center along the south side of the North Loop in Shady Acres. The land, which was once owned by Weingarten, was purchased by anÂ entity controlled by apartment developer the Allen Harrison CompanyÂ just shy of 11 months ago.
A few months beforeÂ that sale was completed, Allen Harrison’s Will Harper told HBJ reporter Paul Takahashi that the company was planning to build a 5-story midrise apartment building with 290 units wrapped around a parking garage on a 3-acre site in the “Greater Heights” area. (He also mentioned theÂ taller apartment complex planned for South Main Street near the Texas Medical Center.)
The property lies less than a quarter-mile east of White Oak Bayou and its accompanying bike trail; it’s bounded to the south by Pinegate. Another clue to its future: The web address livecitadel.com, which was first registeredÂ last month, now redirects to the Allen Harrison website.
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Photos of fencing at 2601 Citadel Plaza Dr.: Karen Yip