A Swamplot reader perched up in the SkyHouse River Oaks apartment building on Westcreek Ln. has been sending in updates on the new strippy building rising directly south of Robbins Brothers Jewlersâ€™ W.-Loop-Feeder location. The photo at top shows the current state of progress on the new structure, and the other one above shows where it was at 2 and a half weeks ago.
Although nobodyâ€™s piped up just yet to say what itâ€™ll look like when its done, a temporary address board hanging outside the construction site gives its location as 2111 W. Loop S. â€” reports the reader â€” which is the same spot where the city has signed off on permits for a 3-story retail and parking building over the last few months. Itâ€™s also the former site of Joeâ€™s Golf House (though its address, 2121 W. Loop S., was slightly different the one now in use) and its feeder-fronting golf ball sign which remains teed-up today.
Hereâ€™s a closer view of the site from September:
Catty-corner southeast of the hole is where the new Gables Westcreek apartment building is underway (as shown below) in place of the former Westcreek Apartmentsâ€™ building E, torn down in 2017 after all other portions of the complex had already fallen years prior. Between that parcel and the shopping center site â€” marked as 1.3 vacant acres in the map above â€” a new east-west road now runs between Westcreek Ln. and the feeder.
- Previously on Swamplot: The New 15-Floor Apartment Building Heading to the East Side of the West Loop; Also Replacing the Westcreek Apartments, Besides the SkyHouse: Office Building, Townhouses, another Midrise, More; The Demolition Situation at the Westcreek Apartments, Evictions at Westcreek Apartments Behind So-Called River Oaks District To Make Way for Demolition, Development, Westcreek Apartments: Refinanced, Waiting
Photos: Megan H.