Texas developer takes next step toward West End Park building

Austin, Texas-based Forestar Group Inc. has secured a tree removal permit from Metro, seemingly signaling the looming demolition of The Westmont and the subsequent groundbreaking for the company's planned residential building in West End Park.

Tentatively to be called Westmont Apartments and to be located on Acklen Park Drive one-half block north of the Outback Steakhouse that fronts West End Avenue, the 324-unit building will replace the aforementioned The Westmont. The latter, a modernist architectural style apartment complex, is slated to see its last tenants leave by the end of May.

Forestar officials could not be reached for comment.

Read more about the project and see a detailed image here.