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Houston: New Hope Housing Ready to Build Homeless Housing near Sunnyside

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Courtyard perspective of the planned New Hope Housing at Reed, part of the Star of Hope village for homeless. Illustration by GSMA Inc.


Posted: 5-16-2017, 2:21 p.m.

by Adolfo Pesquera

Houston (Harris County) - New Hope Housing, an affordable housing developer, is ready to build a 187-unit multifamily complex for the homeless on a tract west of the Sunnyside neighborhood in south central Houston.

Camden Living, the general contractor, was taking bids from subcontractors until Friday of last week. And according to the construction documents, there will be four buildings erected for a total of 249,460 gross square feet. Three of the buildings are four-story apartment buildings and the fourth is a clubhouse/lease building.

There will be 179,346 square feet of rentable space. Units range from 764 square feet for a one-bedroom; 1,002 square feet for a two-bedroom; and 1,250 square feet for a three-bedroom.

This is estimated to be a $22 million project on a 6.8-acre lot. According to the site and landscape plans, the lot is recessed from Reed Road, even though it has a 2605 Reed Road address. It is partially behind a Houston Fire Department fire station and will have access via a recently constructed street with curb that reaches Reed Road.



There is a walking trail/dog park on the property to the north of the buildings, which will be configured in a square with a central courtyard. The achieve the square configuration, two of the apartment buildings are L-shaped.

Exterior finishes are a composite of brick veneer, exposed concrete, fiber cement trim, steel and welded wire mesh.

Immediately west of this project, there is another multifamily development that reached the construction phase the summer of 2016. Star of Hope is building Cornerstone Community, a faith-based village for homeless single women and children. That is a 41-acre complex that will provide housing, as well as social and medical services for 180 homeless single women and 420 families. The New Hope Housing project has been designed to complement this project.

New Hope Housing at Reed

New Hope Housing describes the Reed Road project as its first supportive housing property serving homeless and at-risk families.

"On the (Cornerstone Community) campus and across the street from NHH at Reed, Buckner International will operate their Family Hope Center offering free after-school and summer programs to Reed residents," the NHH website states. "Shared spaces at Reed will include a courtyard with playground, a business center and multipurpose rooms."

A grand opening is anticipated for the spring of 2018.

The development team for New Hope's Reed Road project includes Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects (GSMA Inc.), Brewer Escalante (civil engineer); HGE Consulting Inc. (mechanical engineer); and Pinnacle Structural Engineers.






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Adolfo Pesquera

Adolfo Pesquera is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.