Give the lawsuit filed by 7 residents of the costumed Gotham and Renoir Lofts buildings along the Shepherd Curve just south of West Dallas St. some credit. News of the legal action has spurred the defendant to do something it previously hadn’t: release to the public an actual rendering of the 8-story senior living facility it’s about to construct between the 2 Randall Davis condos, once it finishes clearing away the remains of the RR Donnelley printing company building at 1015 S. Shepherd Dr. And here it is, showing almost exactly how Bridgewood Property’s Village of River Oaks will look a few years from now — when you view it from Google Street View, that is.
It’s a curious image: Oak branches from neighboring River Oaks (the neighborhood boundary is across the street) block the view of the building’s northern portions, giving it a bit of the air of a shy, overweight online would-be dater who’d discovered the most slimming angle and foreground object for a portrait. And somehow, through either the mechanics of perspective or the effects of super-high loft ceilings, the planned 8-story structure ends up appearing not much taller than the 4-story Gotham. Even more shocking: The senior-living complex appears to lack any of the masquerade-ball adornments worn so frontally by its lofty neighbors. Still, there could be a stray gargoyle, caryatid, or other gewgaw lurking behind the greenery.
- Suit claims senior living facility will harm luxury condo owners’ property [Prime Property]
- Previously on Swamplot: Renoir and Gotham Residents File Suit Against Company Planning To Fit a Senior Living Facility Between Them
Rendering: Bridgewood Property