Greenleaf Gardens appears to be getting ready for some less-communal, more-perennial planting on the corner of Kipling and Stanford streets in Audubon Place. A reader snapped a few photos at the former community garden last week, including a picture of the sign announcing an application for a certificate of appropriateness for new construction in the historic district. That application is in the name of Greg Swedberg of 2Scale Architects, on behalf of Michele Alvarado of Sanctuary Builders, which bought the property last fall after the city decided not to buy the land and turn it into a park.
The paperwork for the certificate includes sketches and and plans for the 2-story duplex in the works for the space, which may need to be revised to something a little more neatly rectangular, based on late-January feedback from the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission. Here’s a view from the corner of Kipling and Stanford, as submitted on January 6th:
Floorplans show the duplex’s entrances facing Kipling:
And here’s a sketched elevation from Kipling:
An alley (far left) running to Stanford St. appears to provide access to the duplex’s garages:
- New development to claim Montrose garden [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously on Swamplot: Organic Garden on Lot for Sale in Audubon Place Historic District on Its Way To Becoming Neighborhood Park; Next Up for Shuttering Audubon Place Community Garden: New Historic Home Construction or Crowdfunded Nonprofit Buyout?; Leasing Garden Apartments on a Vacant Lot in Audubon Place
Images: Chris Nguyen (photos), 2Scale Architects (renderings)