Morgan Launches Fifth Pearl Community This Year
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Morgan and LCB Holdings broke ground on Pearl Washington, a 322-unit luxury property. Morgan prez Alan Patton tells us it's the fifth Pearl community that's launched in Houston this year (totaling 1,300 units), which includes Woodlake, CityCentre, Residences at CityCentre, and @ the MiX. The firm is continuing to target infill locations in Florida and Texas—it's breaking ground in Austin and Miami later this year, and in the past 60 days opened Pearl Midtown in Houston and The Edge at Flagler Village in Fort Lauderdale.
Here’s Pearl Washington, which was financed by Wells Fargo and is delivering in spring 2016. Alan says one of the biggest challenges was site planning to take advantage of the Washington Avenue frontage, both from a functionality and design standpoint. The team (including architect Dwell Design Studio) decided to expose the large pool courtyard to Washington, which provides more sun into the pool deck and allows the area to play off the energy on Washington. The ground level will also engage with the street and pedestrian/bike traffic—the team put in oversized sidewalks and placed leasing and amenity rooms along the avenue.