Confirming a rumor Swamplot noted last week, the HBJ’s Roxana Asgarian reports that “one of the largest residential developers in Houston” has plans to transform two-thirds of the site of former pedestrian shopping district Westbury Square into 100 to 125 townhomes. Camelot Realty Group’s Tom Cervone tells Asgarian a group of developers going by the name of Villas at Westbury Square has the property on West Bellfort near Chimney Rock and West Bellfort under contract from its longtime owner, Alfred Antonini.
All 11 remaining Westbury Square buildings — including the longtime home of the Company OnStage theater group — will be torn down in 30 days, the real estate agent says. Two of the more dilapidated structures from the complex were demolished last year; the Home Depot next door (visible in the distance in the photo below) was built on land that previously belonged to the complex.
Cervone also tells Asgarian that a request to divide the site into townhome-size lots has been submitted to the city. But planning officials were unable to find the request when Swamplot asked for information about it last week. Cervone says “there’s a possibility [the property] would be developed for commercial use” if the city doesn’t approve the subdivision.
- Westbury Square to be demolished in 30 days; townhomes may follow [Houston Business Journal]
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Photos of Westbury Square in 2010: Candace Garcia