Houston Chronicle

Oxberry pays HOA dues to get neighborhood support for luxury retail project


Oxberry Group compensated nearly 200 residents in a deed-restricted neighborhood to approve plans for a high-end shopping center in the Tanglewood area.

The Houston developer donated $100,000 to the Briarcroft community association and paid one year’s worth of HOA dues — about $625 per household — to any Briarcroft homeowner who voted in favor of its Shops at Tanglewood project. It also held neighborhood meetings, sent informational mailers and knocked on doors to get signatures.


Museum District condo tower to replace weather museum

Local developers plan to build an eight-story luxury condominium tower in the Museum District, replacing a shuttered weather museum on a block that has transformed rapidly in recent years from a boulevard lined with historic mansions to one dense with townhomes, mid-rises and high-rises.