Exclusive: Hundreds of homes slated for Texas Medical Center, Astrodome area

 | Houston Business Journal

Developers are planning hundreds of single-family lots near the Texas Medical Center.

Olf 7171 Grand LLC, Medistar 521/90 LLC and Ardmore Property LLC are listed on a plat record for a new residential community on 26.8 acres northwest of State Highway 288 and the Interstate 610 Loop.

The community, called Ardmore Court in a plat application submitted to the city of Houston, would be located less than two miles from the Texas Medical Center, the Astrodome and Hermann Park and is just south of Houston’s Museum District. The site is currently home to Sweet Bee Farm Inc., a Houston-based honey refinery.

Plans for Ardmore Court call for 433 single-family lots, ranging in size from about 1,630 square feet to 2,400 square feet. The homes will range in size from about 975 square feet to 1,450 feet, which likely points to townhome-style buildings with garages. The land owner, Medistar, declined to comment at this time on the project.

Residential projects are being spurred in this area by the growth in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical district that is attracting doctors, medical residents and patients to Houston. In November, TMC officials announced plans for a new research campus on a parking lot near the Baylor College of Medicine’s new McNair campus along Old Spanish Trail.

City planners and developers have taken notice, ushering new projects to the TMC area.

In October, the Hermann Park Conservancy gave the public a sneak peek inside its new gardens and pavilion. And in December, the Urban Land Institute presented plans to redevelop the vacant Astrodome into an indoor park with rock climbing walls, zip lines, skatepark, run/bike trails and a swimming pool.

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