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Somerset Green, Houston

Somerset Green is a planned gated community in Houston, Texas being developed by Hines Interests Limited Partnership. Preston Wood & Associates is the land planner of the development.[1]

Nancy Sarnoff of the Houston Chronicle described Somerset Green as "a European-style residential development".[2]

By October 2013 the company had acquired the property for the development. The companies building houses in the first phase are Coventry Homes, Pelican Builders, and Toll Brothers.[1] Mark Cover, the southwest region executive vice president and CEO of Hines, stated that the housing prices will range from $500,000 to $1 million.[2]

Located on a 46-acre tract of land inside Houston’s Interstate 610 Loop, Somerset Green will be a high-end planned community with detached townhome sites, water features and green spaces. The development will also contain pocket parks, dog parks, and an amenity area/gathering spot with a resort-style swimming pool.[3]

The European-style neighborhood will contain three- and four-story single-family townhomes that will be gated and guarded 24/7. Master planned and developed by Hines, featured builders will include Coventry Homes, Pelican Builders and Toll Brothers.[4]

Geography

The 46-acre (19 ha) planned development is at 6900 Old Katy Road at Somerset Green. The surrounding area consists primarily of businesses, agencies, and industrial warehouses. One large apartment complex is in proximity to the development. Somerset Green is in proximity to the Decorative Center Houston, Houston Transtar, Silver Eagle Distributors, the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), and the Star Motor Cars automobile dealership. The gated community will have a 24-hour guard.[2]

The plans call for about 500 single family houses,[2] located on small lots. Some houses will be three stories tall and some will be four stories tall.[1] Sarnoff described the planned density as "a rare find inside Loop 610".[2]

Education

Residents are zoned to schools in the Houston Independent School District.[5] When the development is built, it will be zoned to Sinclair Elementary School,[6] Hogg Middle School,[7] and Waltrip High School.[8]

Parks and recreation

The development plans call for the installation of swimming pools, parks, and community areas.[1] The parks will include pocket parks and dog parks.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Pulsinelli, Olivia. "Hines plans large gated community inside the Loop." Houston Business Journal. October 8, 2013. Retrieved on March 24, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Sarnoff, Nancy. "Residential project aims to create a posh bit of Europe inside Loop." Houston Chronicle. October 7, 2013. Retrieved on March 24, 2014.
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  5. ^ "Image Gallery: Hines plans large gated community inside the Loop." Houston Business Journal. October 8, 2013. Retrieved on March 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "Sinclair Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  7. ^ "Hogg Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  8. ^ "Waltrip High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.

External links

Sommerset Green Website

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