The development company behind a proposed 23-story residential tower at 1717 Bissonnet near Southampton known as the Ashby Highrise submitted its plans to the city again today, after taking a 2-year break. Buckhead Investment partner Matthew Morgan tells the West U Examiner‘s Michael Reed that the plans sent in today are mostly identical to those submitted in August 2009. Those plans, which the city ultimately approved, were for a version of the tower that axed some of the buildings’ commercial features, including retail and office space and a pedestrian plaza in front of the building. The lawsuit Buckhead filed against the city early last year, challenging the repeated rejection of its earlier plans for the building, is still pending in U.S. District Court.
There is one notable difference in the new plans: The units will be rented, not sold, Morgan says.
- They’re back! Ashby high-rise developers renew permitting process [Your Houston News]
- Timeline of Salient Events [Buckhead Investment Partners]
- Ashby Highrise coverage [Swamplot]
Rendering: Buckhead Investment Partners