This Week in Houston Real Estate: Committee announces preferred location for Houston bullet train

by Rincey Abraham

Source: Texas Central Partners

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Texas Central Partners selected the Northwest Mall as its preferred location for the Houston station of the new bullet train service coming to Texas. The area was picked because the station will have minimal impact on the environment and community while also allowing the train to primarily follow existing rights of way and connect to Metro’s Northwest Transit Center, according to the Houston Business Journal. Texas Central announced last month a number of details related to the Dallas-to-Houston bullet train, which will transport passengers between the two major cities in 90 minutes at speeds up to 205 mph.

In other Houston real estate news:

  • Land Tejas added two new executives to its team: Philip Guyton as the new vice president of finance and David Morrison as a project manager, according to BuilderOnline. The Houston-based residential development firm is the master-planned developer of Miramesa at Canyon Lakes West, Lago Mar in Texas City, Balmoral in the West Lake Houston area, Sterling Lakes and Sierra Vista on Highway 288, Wedgewood Forest in Conroe, and Vanbrooke in the Fulshear area. 
  • Giorgetti Houston, a new luxury condominium development, will be coming to Kirby with construction starting in March. Located at 2701 Steel St., the boutique condominium will feature 32 flats, ranging in size from 2,700 to 6,800 square feet for one of the four penthouses, according to CultureMap Houston
  • KB Homes announced the opening of Villas at Spring Shadows. BuilderOnline reports that the single-family community has six home designs that range from 1,663 to 2,315 square feet and up to five bedrooms and three baths. It is located near Beltway 8, US Route 290, Loop 610 and Interstate 10. 


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