Meritage lays ground for Houston townhomes

Plans 122 two-story homes in highly built-out neighborhood

A photo illustration of Meritage Homes CEO Phillippe Lord and a rendering of the planned townhomes at McClendon Park Village (Meritage Homes)
A photo illustration of Meritage Homes CEO Phillippe Lord and a rendering of the planned townhomes at McClendon Park Village (Meritage Homes)

The groundwork is down for Meritage Homes to embark on a dense townhome community in West Houston.

The Arizona-based firm, whose CEO is Phillippe Lord, is at the helm of McClendon Park Village, a 14-acre gated community with 122 detached townhomes, just northwest of the intersection of State Highway 6 and the Westpark Tollway, the Houston Business Journal reported

Meritage plans to start construction on a model home this month and open it in the fall. The development is expected to be completed within the next year or two, Houston division president Kyle Davison told the outlet.

Prices will start in the high $200,000s, and all homes will sit on 28-by-80-foot lots. Seven floor plans will range from 1,400 to 2,000 square feet on two floors, including three- and four-bedroom options, plus a two-car garage. 

While garages often take up most of the first floor in townhomes, McClendon Park Village homes will feature ample living space on the first floor. The firm says more than 120 customers have expressed interest in the community.

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“We’ve seen just tremendous market acceptance in this product because it’s designed to be first-floor living; it’s two story, and also, it’s single-family detached,” Davison told the outlet.

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The smaller lot sizes — a necessity given the relatively small size of the land — allowed Meritage to keep prices low, he said.

Amenities at the site will include a central park with a pavilion, grills and picnic tables, a dog park and connections to the Brays Bayou hike-and-bike trail system. It’s also close to the bustling Energy Corridor and Westchase business districts.

—Quinn Donoghue