The year 2014 has seen a lot of progress in the Spring Branch Management District. We are beginning to see great strides made in the type of economic development that the District’s board of directors has envisioned, and we are working on all fronts to maintain the community’s image as a desirable place to live and work.
One of the most exciting developments on the horizon is a new four-building complex under construction on a seven-acre site at the southwest corner of Tanner Road and Beltway 8. The 80,000-square-foot Four Seasons project began in December and is expected to be completed by June. Three of the buildings will be occupied by owner Priority Energy and will include crane-ready warehouse space with 26-foot-high ceilings.
Meanwhile, the 18-acre site, formerly the Spring Branch Medical Center on Long Point Road, has been sold to an investment group led by Houston’s BlackSwan Investment Partners, and the prevailing word on the street is that a new mixed-use development is planned for that space.
Another mixed-use development is planned for 110 acres just inside the Beltway between Clay and Kempwood. The property, owned by H. Ben Taub is managed by Hines, and is being called WestPoint Corporate Center. Four million square feet of office space, plus a hotel and retail complex are planned.
We’ve also been encouraged to see the sale and demolition of the property at 8315 Long Point—a former K-Mart strip mall that was most recently home to a flea market. The eight acres at the corner of Hillendahl Blvd. will witness the rise of the Village at Spring Branch, a 100-home David Weekley development that will feature three-story townhouses, garden and patio homes and a pool and cabana.
All of this new development is a welcome sight, and is facilitated by many of the improvements that have been made in the District. For instance, construction along Long Point Road is about to see completion in the spring, with improvements that will improve access for both businesses and residents.
Our billboard program and the installation of our banner identity signs for the District have put Spring Branch on the map and branded it as one of the most desirable places to live in the Houston Metro area. Meanwhile, our proactive public safety initiatives have fostered a new and welcome identity of Spring Branch as a safe community in which to live and do business.
The board of directors is not only looking ahead to 2015 to continue the momentum of our progress, but we are working on a comprehensive plan that will map the direction the District will take for the next 10-15 years. As proud as I am of where we are right now, I can’t wait to see where the future will take us.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Spring Branch Management District