Southern Land plans two towers in Houston

Project slated for 35-story apartment, 75K sf office building

Southern Land's Tim Downey
Southern Land's Tim Downey (Southern Land, Getty)

Southern Land Company is gearing up to build two high-rises at a 2-acre site between Montrose and River Oaks, marking its first Houston project.

The Nashville-based firm, led by CEO Tim Downey, aims to construct a 36-story apartment tower and 75,000-square-foot office building near the intersection of Kirby Drive and Kipling Street, the Houston Business Journal reported. Construction is set to begin in the spring of 2024.

Plans call for 18 penthouses atop 318 luxury units. Amenities include a pool deck on the top floor, residential spa, guest suites, fitness center and a garden center on the seventh floor that will connect the two structures. 

The office building will feature 22,000 square feet of rooftop and ground-floor retail and restaurant space. 

“The appeal of Upper Kirby is undeniable,” Downey told the outlet. “We could not have found a better place to introduce an SLC community in Houston.”

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The firm selects sites “where walkability and conveniences are at the forefront, and this site certainly fits the bill,” he said.

Clay Development & Construction was planning a 100,000-square-foot medical facility at the site, but that project fell through. 

Southern Land, meanwhile, continues to expand its Texas portfolio. In Fort Worth, the firm recently completed Deco 969, a 300,000-square-foot luxury apartment complex with 302 units. It’s also building a 28-home community in Dripping Springs, roughly 25 miles west of Austin in the scenic Hill County.

—Quinn Donoghue 

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