The New Levy Office Park

THE NEW LEVY OFFICE PARK An office building next to the doomed Wakeforest Apartments will soon find itself in a new, almost park-like setting: Bulldozers razed two old office buildings on Richmond at Wakeforest this week and will tackle apartments nearby later this year. Nothing is planned at this point for what amounts to about 4 acres that were purchased within the past six months by the Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority’s TIRZ 19, said its chairman, Buddy Bailey. ‘We didn’t want empty structures,’ he said of the razing. The property, meanwhile, is ‘more than we could have hoped for.’ Immediate plans are to level and sod the estimated 1.2- and 2.8-acre lots, which are adjacent to the five-acre Levy Park. . . . Purchased for a total of $9.7 million, the office and apartment properties are not contiguous. A small office building separates them and remains.” [West University Examiner; previously on Swamplot]

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  • I lived at Wakeforest apts twice. For a couple of years starting around 1980 and for a couple of years in 1990ish. Same exact apartments both times. LOVED IT. I had a picture window that looked out over the baseball diamond, but there was a big oak tree right out my window that I had to look through. It was beautiful.

  • Wakeforest is under redesign by the City of Houston for between Richmond and US 59.

    The street will be completely rebuilt in about a year. Is this a coincindence?

  • I thought it was going to be made into a city neighborhood center or something alongside the city park.