the wedgewood-houston neighborhood, long called “the fairgrounds” and now more recently being nicknamed “weho” continues to gain redevelopment momentum. local developer, core development, will go before the city april 10 to request rezoning of 7.3 acres the company plans to develop. the land, which includes 2 parcels core has already purchased and 2 more that are under contract, are currently zoned for iwd (industrial, warehouse, distribution). the developer is hoping to switch it to sp-mu (specific plan, mixed use). the land sits near the current sounds stadium between martin & hagan streets and bordered on the south by merritt avenue.
under the new zoning if approved, it would allow the company to blend residential micro-housing with “live-make” units, something our market hasn’t seen really. the neighborhood is no stranger to fostering creative work spaces though. fort houston‘s creative hub occupies 10,000 square feet around the corner. it comes complete with a full-scale wood shop, photography studios, pretty much anything you need as well as offering other resources and classes for those who are interested in learning as well.
if approved, core development could break ground spring 2015. they are maintaining open dialogue with the neighbors and council woman sandra moore to get feedback during the process as it begins to take shape.