Centre Living Homes’ Asher Place at Live Oak townhouses

Centre Living Homes received approval to build 56 townhouses on Fort Worth Avenue last week, bringing the number of homes the company has planned in Oak Cliff to about 75.

The Dallas-based company, which is a subsidiary of Plano-based Green Brick Partners, won approval to turn a nearly 2.8-acre piece of land into a shared-access development on the north side of Fort Worth Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and Walter Drive.

That land, across Fort Worth Avenue from where Lincoln Property Co. is building an apartment complex on the site of the former Colorado Place Apartments, is vacant.

Plans for the development haven’t been finalized yet, but the company hired Will Clinton of Clinton and Co. Architects to design the homes in a modern style with walkable appeal, Centre Living Homes president Trevor Brickman says. Building is expected to begin around March 2018. About half of the houses will have two stories and about half will have three, he says.

Centre Living Homes earlier this year bought land from Tyler Street United Methodist Church on Tyler and Polk streets. The company is planning to build single-family homes on those lots. For 13 modern homes on Polk between Ninth and Tenth streets, they’ve hired Far and Dang architects.

The company has projects in East Dallas, Uptown and Plano but, aside from one custom home in our neighborhood, these are Centre Living Homes’ first projects in Oak Cliff.

“We like the walkability and the nice, happy people,” Brickman says.