Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

HOUSTON-Houston-based Urban Retail Properties and Jefferson Development Co. have received recognition at Houston’s the Park People’s 2002 Tree Preservation Award. The Park People is a 25-year-old, Houston-based urban forest preservation and expansion group.

Urban Retail Properties, the developers of the Galleria expansion, was recognized for saving 30 trees during the development process. Of the preserved stand of trees, 14 were 25- to 30-year-old Live Oaks that were transplanted to nearby Hermann and Post Oak parks.

Coles Crossing, the 1,200-acre residential and commercial development at US Highway 290 and Barker-Cypress Road also received a tree preservation award at the “Green Tie” dinner. Jefferson Development Co. preserved 175 acres of forested land for recreational amenities, realigned major roadways and relocated community buildings to protect significant stands of trees. Among the saved trees is a “crooked” pine tree with a unique trunk that looped around itself. The tree, now relocated, was growing on a parcel earmarked for a 96-acre commercial center, Coles Crossing South.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt
Live Chat

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.