Buckhead Investment Partners’ Kevin Kirton tells former HBJ staffer Allison Wollam that his company plans to submit the latest version of the now-21-story apartment building known as the Ashby Highrise to the city for its already assured permitting approvals in the “very near future” — in time to begin construction late this year. Building the project, he says, should take 18 to 24 months — about the same amount of time it took the proposed development to obtain its original permit approval — 3 years ago. There’s pricing info in Wollam’s report, too:
Apartments in the tower planned for the corner of Bissonnet and Ashby and long advertised prominently on many Southampton front lawns will average 1,350 sq. ft. and cost around $3,375 a month, or $2.50 per sq. ft. Kirton is eager to use a committee of neighborhood residents intended to address construction-related issues surrounding the project (and required by the settlement of the developer’s lawsuit against the city) “to communicate with the community,” he tells Wollam.
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- Ashby Highrise coverage [Swamplot]