Southtown’s residential and commercial development market got some significant news recently. Houston-based homebuilder David Weekley Homes says it has plans to develop a single-family home community near an intersection that currently has many higher-end rental units. David Weekley Homes is under contract for two empty lots at Probandt and Clay streets, not far from the recently opened Cevallos Lofts and Southtown Flats for-rent developments and PSW’s single family for-purchase urban homes currently under construction on Clay St. Bohls Bearing leads a limited partnership that presently owns the two lots, which together measure less than 1 acre and contain an appraised value of more than $331,000.
The Bohls Bearing has requested rezoning of the lots from industrial use to accommodate infill development. If the city were to approve it, the rezoning would make way for up to 21 homes.
The homebuilder has not made public any other details about the potential project, but its entrance into Southtown shows that interest in the general area from developers, investors and residents remains high. Other new high-end multi-family developments exist in the area in the form of Agave, the nearly finished Big Tex, and those that are planned for Hemisfair.