HHA Awards

The Heights Waterworks site previously wons a Houston Heights Association Community Improvement award. HHA will announced this year's winners this weekend. (Photo from HHA website)

As part of an upcoming awards ceremony, the Houston Heights Association will honor construction and development projects it deems to improve the character and community of the neighborhood.

The HHA will reveal the 2021 Community Improvement Awards during its 48th annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday at the historic Heights Fire Station, 107 W. 12th St.

Each year, the HHA recognizes recent commercial and residential construction or renovations in the neighborhood that help preserve or improve the building character and living experience in the Heights community. For this year’s awards, the HHA received nominations from community members of residences and commercial businesses that were either built or renovated in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

Nominations were accepted for four categories:

  • Commercial New Construction

  • Commercial Renovation

  • Residential New Construction

  • Residential Renovation

Past Community Improvement Awards winners include the Heights Waterworks site at 449 W. 19th St. – which won the 2019 award for Commercial New Construction – as well as a home at 1226 Cortland St. that received the 2019 award for the Residential Renovation construction.

Tickets to the event are $40 per person, $320 for a table of eight, and $400 for a table of 10.

For more information on the event or to purchase a ticket, go to houstonheights.org/event/48th-annual-volunteer-appreciation-awards-dinner.

New multi-family project coming to Timbergrove

Two local firms have joined forces to bring a new multi-family project to the Timbergrove area.

According to a news release from Houston-based McNair Interests, the company announced in late March that it has partnered with Cockrell Interests to develop a multi-family project on a 6-acre plot of land at the corner of West 11th and Maxroy streets just south of Ella Boulevard.

The release said the project will create a residential enclave of about 400 units with significant outdoor green space. It is part of the “broader transformation” taking place in the Lazybrook/Timbergrove/West Heights areas, the release said, and will provide an amenity-rich housing option to Houstonians wanting to live within a new neighborhood setting while still having access to the Loop 610 and I-10 corridors.

“McNair and Cockrell are excited to join forces on this transformative real estate development project,” said Drew Steffen, who leads real estate ventures for McNair Interests. “We look forward to adding this premier multi-family community to our development projects planned for Houston’s West Heights.”

For more information on McNair Interests, visit the company’s website at mcnair.com.

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