News broke that a large piece of land in the Heights near the former Canino Produce Market has been sold to David Weekley Homes for the purpose of building a 78-unit gated community. The Canino Produce Market is undergoing development and will reopen as the Houston Farmer’s Market in the not-too-distant future. The area has been undergoing a lot of changes lately, and this new housing development will certainly add fuel to that fire.
The almost-5 acre tract is located at 2100 Airline Drive, and was the site of a mobile home park until recently. Nearly 35 mobile homes had to be relocated before the sale could go through. The process from contract to closing took a little over two years, and included court disputes and an official declaration that the site was abandoned.
It’s very uncommon for a site this large to become available in the Heights, and a community of newly-constructed (presumably) townhomes will be a great complement to the fancy new farmer’s market. The area between N. Main and I-45 south of the Loop has been rapidly changing in recent years, and is virtually unrecognizable from what it was a decade ago. Residents of the new development will no doubt enjoy being walking distance to the Houston Farmer’s Market, as well as the many up-and-coming dining and nightlife options starting to emerge nearby.
David Weekley Homes also bought a second tract of land, 1.3 acres located at 1602 Northwood Street. No details have been released for that tract at this time. The gated community on Airline will neighbor the 291-unit Lincoln Heights Apartments complex that is due for completion this August.
We’re excited to see more details about these homes and watch the area continue to develop over the next few years. We’ll keep you up to date as more information is released.