The Lake Olympia residential development is now under the ownership of George E. Johnson, CEO of George E. Johnson Development Inc., and Thomasine Johnson, principal of En’terior Designs, and they are looking for designers to help revitalize the new property.
The Lake Olympia property was originally known as the Palmer Plantation, owned by Judge Palmer’s family and heirs for over 100 years. Officially opened as a master-planned community development in April of 1984, Lake Olympia has functioned as such since then.
“Adding a new chapter to Texas history is exciting as is bringing new life to an unused facility. We hope to inspire other developers to renovate unused or underutilized properties for the betterment of the community and economy,” shared George Johnson.
The recently purchased building, which the new owners have named 2700 Lake Olympia, originally functioned as a sales office and community building for the development. The new owners have issued a statement saying that the building will house their personal offices as well as lease space for other businesses. Certain changes will need to be made to the atmosphere of the building.
“We are thrilled to convert this Lake Olympia property into a business center,” said Thomasine Johnson. “The property’s waterfront views are amazing. We like to say it is a property with ‘an amazing point of view,’ referring to the calming waterfront views.”
In order to begin this redesign, the owners have launched a community development design initiative to seek out and showcase the premier construction and design merchants in Fort Bend County. Any such merchants interested in assisting in the revitalization of 2700 Lake Olympia should contact En’terior Designs no later than October 7th, and should be prepared to provide materials and begin installation on October 28th.
The preferred merchant community-wide showcase is tentatively scheduled to take place on November 4th and 5th. The Johnsons have partnered with Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity and Houston Habitat for Humanity. These organizations will receive a percentage of the proceeds from the showcase, which will include a show home event formal.