Environmental & Urban Design

New Single-Family Home Development Coming to Brays Oaks District

December 18, 2015 • Continue Reading »

AC-homesFor all the Brays Oaks residents that have been wondering what the “New Homes” sign on the west side of South Gessner north of West Bellfort portends, the mystery has been at least partly solved. AC Homes, a Chinese investment and development firm closed on the property on Friday, December 11. The firm has previously done development in the Dallas area. Although district staff was unable to make contact with anyone at AC Home, we were able to talk to the broker that represented them, Mr. Ben Ho with Texas Midland Realty.

According to Mr. Ho, AC Homes plans to develop around 100 homes on the 9.46 acre tract indicating that the new subdivision will be a high density development. The new homes will be mostly 2-story, 3-bedroom ranging from 1,300 square feet to 2,300 square feet. Prices will likely range from the 170s to the mid-200s. Since AC Homes is not a builder in its own right, it is looking at several Houston area homebuilders to construct the new homes to its specifications. Preliminary architectural designs have already been completed, according to Mr. Ho. However, no timeline has been set for the start of land development or home construction at this time. Also, no name has been decided for the project.

The Brays Oaks District is happy to learn of this important news. It has shown the property concerned along with others suitable for single-family development to a number of Houston area developers and builders over the past five years without success. It is hoped that this project will stimulate interest among some of these builders in undertaking new housing projects of their own. Equally important, the district hopes the new subdivision will help the district’s efforts to attract new retail store names and full service restaurants to the area.

Stay tuned.

Westbury Community Says Goodbye to Westbury Centerette

April 23, 2015 • Continue Reading »

BOMD Westbury Centerette Demolition from ev1pro.com on Vimeo.

The Westbury Centerette commercial strip center finally came down last month to make way for a new proposed development. The owner of the former Westbury Centerette site is in negotiations to bring a LA Fitness Center to this site.

“In past years, the Westbury Centerette was one of the commercial anchors at the Chimney Rock/West Bellfort intersection. Now that this demolition has occurred, the Westbury community is looking forward to regain this once vibrant commercial node into a transformed development,” states Council Member Larry Green.

“We thank Council Member Larry Green and the many residents of Westbury who came out to watch the demolition of the former Westbury Centerette,” states Becky Edmondson, President of the Westbury Civic Club.


Council Member Larry Green and Brays Oaks District Director of Services, Richard Rodriguez, at the Westbury Centerette property (corner of Chimney Rock and West Bellfort) where demolition of the site began in March.