Steve Brown reported today that the Knox Heights project, being built by Trammel Crow and Northwestern Mutual, is on time for completion in early 2017.
With 13,500 square feet of retail, 182 apartments, underground parking, and a pool overlooking McKinney Ave, this development further shows the sprawl of the Knox neighborhood. This development replaced very antiquated 60’s apartments which did not interact with the neighborhood at the street level. It will certainly awaken McKinney Ave north of Knox. There have been attempted buyouts of the Chateau apartments and others on the East side of McKinney in that area. Just north of the Knox Heights development are several buildings which look to be demolished in the future.
Just a quick reminder of what Knox Heights replaced:
In other news…
Work has resumed on Corner Bar’s transformation to Chelsea Corner. Not a lot has been done, but at least there is some new progress.
The last tenants (crossfit katy trail) have moved out of the buildings along Travis just south of Knox. I’m interested to know if there is about to be a press release or a fence going up for demolition. (This is the former location of Trece, Sur La Table, Little Katana, Stag, etc. where Sarofim plans to complete another large mixed use project.)
The Aura apartments between McKinney and Cole at Fitzhugh seem to be nearing completion. The building looks great and the apartments will be in high demand. Be prepared for a lot of new neighbors! As I wrote months back, we are at the beginning of a wave of new residents… I’m sure there will be growing pains, but I look forward to what the density will bring.