Old Town Spring low-income apartment project canceled

LDG Development Coordinator Dru Childre confirmed Jan. 13 that the company's planned affordable apartment complex will not be built. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
LDG Development Coordinator Dru Childre confirmed Jan. 13 that the company's planned affordable apartment complex will not be built. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

LDG Development Coordinator Dru Childre confirmed Jan. 13 that the company's planned affordable apartment complex will not be built. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

A planned low-income apartment complex in Old Town Spring will not be built, the project’s developer confirmed Jan. 13.

Last summer, Austin-based LDG Development announced plans for a 304-unit affordable housing project, dubbed Greenfield Apartments, to be built at the intersection of Brandt Road and Spring Cypress Road. However, the company will not pursue the project any further, according to Development Coordinator Dru Childre.

“Accessibility and flood mitigations were not adequate enough for what we wanted to do,” Childre said.

LDG Development’s project was presented to the Old Town Spring Improvement District in August. After community backlash to the idea, however, a town hall meeting was hosted by Spring resident Sandra Summers Knox on Oct. 10. Community members gathered at the meeting to ask questions and share their concerns.

In a Jan. 6 email sent to attendees of the October town hall, Summers Knox discussed the cancelation of LDG Development’s plans.



“I think we all agree that we have something very special and unique in our little town, and the land could be a huge asset to the surrounding area with some forethought and serious planning,” Summers Knox wrote in the email. “I am just hoping that the right person is interested.”

Although this project fell through, Summers Knox noted another project could still take shape on the plot of land. Summers Knox said she hopes to hold another town hall meeting in the coming months to gather community feedback on other potential projects residents would like to see on that land.

By Emily Lincke

Reporter, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.