Luxury High-Rise Development Planned for Northeast Corner of Kirby Drive and Kipling Street in Houston’s Upper Kirby District

  • 07. 18. 2023

Project will be Southern Land Company’s First in Houston Market

Today, Southern Land Company (SLC), a national real estate developer of award-winning mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, announced it will develop a nearly two-acre parcel of land at 2811 Kirby Drive, the northeast corner of Kirby Drive and Kipling Street in Houston’s Upper Kirby district, centered in the popular River Oaks neighborhood. The project marks SLC’s entry into the Houston market.

“The appeal of Upper Kirby is undeniable,” said Tim Downey, SLC founder and CEO. “We could not have found a better place to introduce an SLC community in Houston. With all SLC communities, we focus on creating extraordinary places in coveted locations where walkability and conveniences are at the forefront, and this site certainly fits the bill.”

SLC plans to deliver a mixed-use project comprised of two buildings. A 36-story residential tower will house approximately 318 luxury apartment homes, including 18 penthouses. A robust amenity collection for residents will include an outdoor pool deck on the 36th floor and a garden deck on the seventh floor. The garden deck will span the residential tower and the second building, a Class AA office building. The seventh floor of the tower will also include a residential spa and guest suites, as well as a fitness center for both residents and office tenants. The office building will total approximately 75,000 square feet situated over a garage podium and approximately 22,000 square feet of rooftop and ground-level restaurant and retail space well-suited for best-in-class dining and shopping.

“We are going to create something that makes its future residents proud, complements the area, and becomes a destination,” said Downey. “We will steward this land well.”

SLC is known for investing in communities and delivering on promises. SLC understands local needs and priorities through deep market immersion, fosters an unparalleled team of highly experienced in-house experts, and carefully maintains deliberate, hands-on control of every aspect of the work, from development through property management.

SLC has long had a footprint in Texas, with a regional office in Plano and several projects currently active in other Texas markets:

  • Deco 969, Fort Worth’s first high-rise residential tower in more than 30 years, is slated for completion in late 2023.
  • Lunayora is an intimate luxury home community with just 28 homesites in Dripping Springs, where all homes will be built by SLC Homes, SLC’s in-house homebuilding group.
  • Tucker Hill is a master-planned community known for traditional neighborhood design and thoughtfully designed open spaces and horticulture located in McKinney.

SLC previously developed, operated, and sold other communities in Texas, including the mixed-use projects  Arthouse in Keller, The Lofts at Watters Creek in Allen, and Junction 15 and Morada Plano in Plano. Additionally, SLC developed, operated, and sold Novē at Knox in Dallas.

“Texas has been good to us, and we believe we have been good to residents in the Texas cities where we’ve built before,” said Downey. “This project will follow suit.”

SLC is continuing to work with the City of Houston to finalize specific plans for the site. Design details and renderings will be available at a later date.

Currently, SLC plans to break ground on the project in spring 2024.

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