The Canadian developers behind an on-again-off-again 84-unit condo project planned for a 1.4-acre wooded property at the end of E. 5th St. adjacent to the Heights hike-and-bike trail have withdrawn their variance request to build a private street for a new Emes Place subdivision. But neighborhood opponents of the project, called Viewpoint at the Heights, may like Group LSR’s newest plans less than the ones they had been fighting against. The Planning Department’s Suzy Hartgrove tells the Leader’s Charlotte Aguilar that the developers of the Serento and Piedmont at River Oaks now plan to construct a public street over a bridge and build their own cul de sac. The latest plans make no mention of the size of condo the company is proposing. And if the new design meets city standards, the city’s planning commission wouldn’t have an opportunity to require any site changes on the project when it comes up for approval this Thursday.
- Developer maneuver may make White Oak Bayou-Heights bike trail condo project tough to control [The Leader]
- Revived condo project upsets Heights residents [Houston Chronicle]
- Viewpoint at the Heights [InnerLoopCondos.com]
- Previously on Swamplot: Viewpoint at the Heights: Back from the Dead?
Photos: Swamplot inbox (site and trail); Charlotte Aguilar/The Leader (variance sign)