Texans' Commute Eased With $18m Apartment Complex
In January 2010, Encore Multi-Family is scheduled to break ground on Encore at Alsbury, a 200-unit, 12.25-acre apartment development in Burleson, Texas. Encore Multi-Family, a development subsidiary of Encore Enterprises, will place the three-story complex in a new, strategic location, giving residents access to Burleson’s Transit-oriented Development (TOD) District. The city designed the complex along the planned rail station of a commuter line connecting Fort Worth, Texas and its neighbors to the south. The Obama Administration has pushed for more developments that allow residents easy access to public transportation. The Encore at Alsbury provides that access and eases the strain that daily commutes puts on expenses. Burleson’s population has grown 65% since 2000, according to the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce – a rate that’s twice the national average. The $18m complex was designed by JHP Architecture, a Dallas-based architecture firm. "The vision and positive energy surrounding Burleson's Transit-oriented Development District in conjunction with the North Central Texas Council of Governments makes this a great location for the Encore at Alsbury property," said Steve Mentesana, president of Encore Multi-Family. "We are excited to be a part of this sustainable urban community project.” Write to Jon Prior.