Ignoring the objections of snooty inner-loopers who think they’re somehow entitled to a continuous grid of streets, City Council voted yesterday to let a block of Bolsover in the Rice Village become two private circular driveways and a restaurant patio. The deal nets the city a whopping $1.5 million—the price of a couple of small luxury condos, maybe.
That’s the last hurdle for Sonoma, which appears to have gained two stories since its last appearance here. Developer Randall Davis claims buyers have “reserved” all but four of the 225 condos. There’s also 125,000 sq. ft. of retail and office space in the complex.
After the jump, a revised aerial view of the new Bolsover dropoff.
A private drive in the Village? All that head-in parking will probably go valet.
- City council approves sale of Rice Village street to developer [ABC13]
- Why Houston is $1.5 M richer [KHOU]
- Sonoma [Randall Davis]
- It Takes the Village: New Mixed Use [Swamplot]