Correction: The broader McNair Interests project will cover roughly 46 acres, not 40 acres.

Developers announced groundbreakings in February for two separate projects—both five-story apartment communities—coming to the Timbergrove area.

The overview

Officials with OHT Partners announced a groundbreaking Feb. 6 for Lenox Timbergrove, a 293-unit project coming to 2825 W. 11th St., Houston.

The project will feature studio units as well as one- and two-bedroom units with sizes ranging from 500-1,150 square feet. Community amenities will include a resort-style swimming pool, an outdoor pavilion with gas grills and a kitchen, an indoor pet spa, a coworking space that will be open 24/7, and an artificial turf game lawn.

Meanwhile, officials with McNair interests are moving forward with plans for an unnamed 371-unit project at 3001 W. 11th St., Houston.

The McNair project will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 813 square feet, according to a Feb. 7 news release. Community amenities will include electric vehicle charging, bike storage and general storage, a coworking space with meeting rooms and private pods, a dog park with dedicated areas for small and large pets, a fitness center, a rooftop deck, and a swimming pool area with cabanas and grills.

Digging in

The McNair interests project is being built on a tract of land that falls within a broader 46-acre tract owned by McNair—between Hurst and Eureka Streets, and west of Hempstead Road—that officials said could eventually be developed for other uses. The land features several steel-framed factories that date back to the 1920s, which officials said could be repurposed into future development.

For OHT Partners, this is the second project they have underway in the area. The 359-unit Lenox Heights is set to open in 2025.

Zooming out

The multifamily projects broke ground at a time when the Timbergrove area has proven to be a popular target for homebuyers.

Although the parts of the Greater Houston area to see year-over-year increases in homes sales—tracked each quarter by the Houston Association of Realtors—have frequently included suburban communities, the Lazybrook/Timbergrove community took the top spot in a report covering the second quarter of 2023.

The Timbergrove neighborhood comprises a roughly 4-square-mile area bordered by West 11th Street, T.C. Jester Boulevard and Loop 610. As warehouse and industrial properties are redeveloped for residential use, officials have stressed the importance of making sure new development follows city requirements meant to avoid straining drainage systems, Community Impact previously reported.

What's next

Lenox Timbergrove is slated to open in late 2025, and rental ranges are to be determined.

The first units within the McNair project will open in the second quarter of 2025, with project completion coming in early 2026.