Hines Developing Seniors Project in The Heights

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Hines, in partnership with Tucson-based Watermark Retirement Communities, is developing a seven-story seniors housing community in The Heights area.

The 222-unit project, called The Watermark at Houston Heights, will open in January.

The building is located on a site with less than two acres at 1245 West 18thStreet, between T.C. Jester Boulevard and Shepherd Drive.

The development team includes Munoz + Albin Architecture and Planning, design architect; Looney & Associates, interior design of common spaces; TBG Landscape Architects, landscape architect; and Harvey Builders, general contractor.

“With its best-in-class architecture, luxury amenities and services, innovative wellness offerings, and proximity to the neighborhood’s renowned restaurants, shopping, art galleries and entertainment, The Watermark at Houston Heights will set a new standard for senior living in Houston,” said John Mooz, Hines Senior Managing Director. 

Ancient Sanskrit

Watermark’s Memory Care program features caregivers called “Nayas,” which translates to “guide” or “person of wisdom” in ancient Sanskrit.

The new project will offer seniors Independent lifestyle, along with Assisted Living and Memory Care levels.

“Our goal is to provide seniors a smooth transition from living at home to living in a service- and amenity-rich community, where members can enjoy a vibrant lifestyle with ready access to various levels of care,” David Freshwater, Chairman of Watermark Retirement Communities, said in a press release.

Hines, a global development firm founded in Houston in 1957, also is developing the Morning Star seniors community one block from the Southwest Freeway near the corner of Richmond Avenue and Kirby Drive. The six-story project, slated to open this fall, will be called MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at River Oaks.

In downtown Houston, Hines is currently building a  47-story office tower and a 46-story residential building.


May 31, 2021 Realty News Report Copyright 2021


For more about Hines development, check out the book Houston 2020: America’s Boom Town – An Extreme Close Up  by Ralph Bivins. Available on Amazon  http://tiny.cc/4a2g6y


Image: Rendering Courtesy Watermark


File: Hines Developing Seniors Project in The Heights in partnership with Watermark

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