Shell Oil moved out the last of its things from the 3-building Bellaire Technology Center in 2012, consolidating R&D operations about 15 miles west of Southside Place in a spruced-up campus near Texas 6 and Richmond. Now, it appears that these 3.2 acres (shown in the map) of the 9.7 that the Center vacated are being eyed for residential development.
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A Swamplot reader sends these photos, taken from the parking lot of Molina’s Cantina across Braes, of a Southside Place notice posted near the northwest corner of 3747 Bellaire; the notice indicates that a public hearing on January 29 will discuss rezoning the 3.2 acres of for 45 3-story homes — rezoning them from a prior designation for low-intensity mixed-use. Presumably, they’d bump up against the backs of those homes facing south on Gramercy, between Braes and Edloe.
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- Previously on Swamplot: Shell’s Tech Center Saying Goodbye to Southside Place, Piece by Piece