05/01/09 10:04am

A curious reader writes in to report on a new development on the east side of Jackson Hill St., between Feagan and Gibson:

The developer is building 5 townhomes on the plot. We were of the understanding that there is a mandatory 10′ setback but as you can see from the pictures – his actual setback is only about 5 feet. How did he get a permit for this development? He poured the slabs and did the framing over the weekend so we’re wondering if he’s even legal. Thanks for any info.

Time to pull out Houston’s development ordinance: Any building-line experts want to field this one?

Littler pics below:


05/08/08 12:24pm

Memorial Hills Apartments Under Construction, 3200 Scotland St., Houston

A reader sends photos of the new Memorial Hills Apartments under construction just north of Memorial Drive and west of Jackson Hill at 3200 Scotland St., on the site of the old . . . Memorial Hills Apartments! The new apartments are being developed by Gables Residential, and were designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects.

The apartments will be 8 stories tall and face Cleveland Park directly to the south. The parking garage will be on the north side of the site.

Below: more reader photos of the construction site, plus pretty words and pictures from Ziegler Cooper!