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Texas Developers Will Build Apartment Complex Near UH

It will be located on the northbound feeder road of I-45. The owners expect most of the residents will be students from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University.


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Rendering of ‘The Gateway on Cullen’ will have 191 units, combining apartments and townhomes. Construction is scheduled to be finalized in the Fall of 2017.

Two Texas developers will soon begin building an apartment and townhome complex very close to the University of Houston (UH) and Texas Southern University (TSU).

The complex will be built on a 7.7 acre property located on Cullen Boulevard next to the feeder road for Interstate 45, near the main entrance to UH.

The marketing for the complex will mainly target UH students –as well as those who attend TSU— as potential tenants, but being a student at either university will not be a requirement.

All the units will be rentals and they will be offered at market prices.

Dallas-based Fountain Residential Partners and Virtus Real Estate Capital, which is based in Austin, are the project’s developers.

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In addition to the apartment/townhome complex, there is a separate project to build a retail center where the warehouse for Finger Furniture Center used to be located, across from the complex, also near the entrance to UH’s main campus.

Fountain Residential Partners President Brent Little says the increase in students attending UH is one of the reasons why the complex makes sense.

"They’ll start mass excavation this week and the project will be completed, for delivery, for the Fall semester of 2017, which would be next fall," says Little about the timeline of the construction.

The complex will consist of 191 units, including townhomes and apartments of up to five bedrooms.

Houston Council Member Robert Gallegos represents District I where the complex will be located.

For Gallegos, this is an opportunity to improve Houston's East Downtown section because "it’s been neglected in the past."

A retail center across from the complex, where the warehouse for Finger Furniture Center used to be, is also in the works.

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