Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 154
Residential | ALLEN HARRISON CO. - CITADEL APARTMENTS/SOUTH MAIN PROJECT
Still on Track
ALLEN HARRISON'S HOUSTON WORK AVOIDED THE DAMAGE OF HURRICANE HARVEY. BY ALAN DORICH
Main will stand 11
stories when finished, with 186
Allen Harrison Co. - Citadel
Apartments/Sou Main Project
ome might recoil at the challenge
of building a project in a floodplain,
but Allen Harrison Co. did not
hesitate. "Our niche has become
building on sites that others have passed up
on," Managing Director Joshua Wood says.
Allen Harrison accepted that challenge to
develop two projects in the city of Houston.
One is the Citadel Apartments building,
which will feature five stories with 293
living units that wrap around a six-story
The company also is building South
Main, an 11-story apartment building.
Seven floors will feature 186 residential
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units, and the remaining four will house a
Allen Harrison aims to finish both buildings
by summer 2019, but it saw challenges when
Hurricane Harvey blew through Houston last
year. Fortunately, Wood explains, the project
sites were well prepared for the disaster.
During the design process, "We worked
hand-in-hand with our engineers to understand what the water would [do in] a major
flooding event," he recalls, noting that this
allowed the company to prevent damage to
both project sites.
* Project budgets: Approximately $84
* Location: Houston
* Scope: Two apartment buildings
"Our niche has become building
on ites at o ers have passed
- Joshua Wood, managing director
Wood says that some water came onto
the South Main site, but it experienced no
damage. "We wouldn't even have suffered
much damage if the building had been
erected," he says.