Houston: The 9-Story Luxury Revere in River Oaks Gets its Canopy
by Adolfo Pesquera
Houston (Harris County) – Pelican Builders obtained a zero-foot building line for a fancy metal canopy that will serve as shelter to the main entrance for The Revere at River Oaks, a nine-story condominium tower planned to reach the construction phase this summer.
BGE Inc., acting as representative for the developer, secured the variance last week from the planning commission. The tower will be at the southeast corner of Welch Street and Revere Street on a lot where an older two-story structure was recently removed.
Pelican Builders Inc. plans a 30-unit condominium community and the canopy will extend 15 feet-4 inches from the building to the curb at a height of 11 feet-4 inches.
The condo tower will have a maximum height of 120 feet, with a top finish floor at 96 feet up.
Illustration of the main entrance with canopy for The Revere. Courtesy of Pelican Builders.
The staff report to the commission noted the building height is in character with the overall area, “as there are multiple town home, mid-rise and high-rise developments. The town homes in the area range anywhere from 30 to 60 feet in height, while the commercial buildings are 75 feet and above.”
Staff also noted that Pelican Builders is proposing to construct new street curbs along Welch Street:
“The new paving width within Welch Street will vary from 28 feet wide to 31.74 feet wide. The site currently does not have sidewalks. The developer is proposing to install new 5-foot wide sidewalks along Welch Street and Revere Street.”
The tower is to include parking for 57 vehicles.
The site plan for The Revere at River Oaks. Courtesy: Pelican Builders.
This area of River Oaks, which is toward the east end near the Hyde Park and Montrose districts, has experienced extensive upscale residential development. In late 2015, VBX reported plans for the construction of Revere Park, a mid-rise that is one block south of The Revere project.
More recently Rohe & Wright Builders began construction on Cardogan Place, a 12-unit town home development that is directly across Welch Street from the future site of The Revere. The Cardogan residences are priced between $1.3 million and $1.8 million each.
Condominiums at The Revere will be priced even higher, from $1.6 million to $2.6 million. Floorplans will range from 1,800 to 3,800 square feet and the units will feature 11-foot ceilings and large windows.
Construction at The Revere is estimated to begin by July 1 and reach completion by Nov. 1, 2019, according to the architect’s report to the state’s architectural barrier database.
The Revere project is in the vicinity of other recent high-end developments. Google Maps/graphics by Adolfo Pesquera.
Adolfo Pesquera (Reporter/Editor) 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.