Two new subdivisions are currently under construction in the Brays Oaks District, a long-hidden gem in the southwest of Houston. Both developments, the Venician and Netivot Braeswood, are taking advantage of the area’s convenient access to Beltway 8 and close proximity to the Texas Medical Center, the Uptown/Galleria area, and Sugar Land.

The Venician, a 9.5-acre planned community, is in development from AC Home on the west side of South Gessner, north of West Bellfort. AC Home acquired the property in December, 2015, and contracted American Citigroup Construction to do a site plan for the new community, which will include a landscaped detention pond. The Venician will consist of 99 new homes with a variety of floor plans, including 2BR 2B 1-story, 3BR 2 or 2.5B 2-story, and 4BR 2.5 or 3B 2-story homes, ranging from 1,250–1,650 SF and priced affordably for new buyers between $170,000 and $240,000. Lot frontages will average around 37 feet, similar to many of the new communities being built throughout Houston. Construction is underway on the first 37 homes, with another 14 to follow. Andrew Kottlowski, project manager for AC Home, expects to complete the project within two to three years. 

In contrast, the Netivot Braeswood hopes to cater to a more upscale homebuyer. KinghornDriverHough (KDH) is developing the 12-home project on the southwest corner of South Braeswood and Glenfield, just west of Hillcroft. This small, single-family home community is situated on a one-acre parcel, purchased from MC Management & Development, Inc. in 2015 by Netivot LLC. Development will be high density, featuring 3-story homes with shared driveways priced above $500,000. 

The Brays Oaks District is happy to see these projects break ground. The District believes they will not only support existing retail and restaurants in Brays Oaks, but also aid in the District’s ongoing efforts to bring new businesses into the community.