By Carolyn Weber. Best Apartment Project--up to four stories

Enron may be gone, but baseball and the recently constructed Astros Field (formerly Enron Field) are going strong in Houston. The Lofts at the Ballpark is a 4.3-acre project sited on three blocks in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the field. The turn-of-the-century warehouse design responds to the nostalgic style of the ballpark. Rents for the 375 units, which average 995 square feet, range from $1,082 to $2,109. The public areas for residents include a movie theater, business center, 24-hour fitness facility, Internet cafe, and gourmet kitchen.

Builder/Developer: The Hanover Co., Houston; Architect: Wallace/Garcia and Associates, Houston

Photo: Dan Howes