Garage condos

Friendswood developer Nick Deutsch plans to build Garage Ultimate, where classic car owners can keep and work on their wheels.

Look soon for crews to begin building a 139,000-square-foot condominium development that will house cars, not people.

Developer Nick Deutsch is behind the Garage Ultimate, 4650 FM 2351 in Friendswood, which will house about 130 units for sale, with prices starting at $80,000.

Deutsch, who considers the development more a destination than storage, has a vision of a community of enthusiasts spending Saturday mornings at their condos working on or detailing their classic or exotic cars.

The fully enclosed, climate-controlled units include such features as 14-foot roll-up doors, plumbing stub-outs for a shop sink or a full bathroom. The development also will accommodate RVs and boats.

Community amenities include controlled-access gates, security cameras, a 2,400-square-foot clubhouse with bathrooms, refrigerators, flat-screen TV and a poker table on the mezzanine, along with a wash bay.

The region has a great many car enthusiasts. And Deutsch, who owns a classic Corvette, got the idea from hearing about and seeing other developments around the nation.

Garage Ultimate will be built in phases, the first encompassing two buildings. Construction will take about nine months, he said.

Deutsch has gotten a lot of positive feedback about the development and expects the project to do well, he said. Stay tuned.

Reach reporter Laura Elder at 409-683-5248 or laura.elder@galvnews.com.

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