Houston-based Smart Living plans to build a 234-unit apartment complex on the former site of the First Baptist Church of Texas City at 3210 Gulf Freeway.

Smart Living recently purchased the 9.4-acre property from the church for an undisclosed price and has already begun designing the apartment complex, according to an Aug. 7 news release.

The property is located on the northbound side of Interstate 45 at FM 1764, about 5 miles from Moses Lake.

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