It Takes the Village: New Mixed Use

Rice Village Residential Project by Ziegler Cooper Architects

Rice Village Residential Overhead View by Ziegler Cooper ArchitectsHere it is: The mixed-use giant about to plant itself at the northern edge of the Rice Village, at the 2400 block of Bolsover Street, between Kelvin and Morningside. “Abandonment proceedings” for the property have already begun. Say goodbye, Nit Noi!

It’s about 250 residential units perched over high-end retail and office space, all wrapped around a parking garage with a pool on top. Lamesa Properties vice president Julie Tysor tells the West University Examiner that construction is to begin early next year, and that the retail will likely consist of “a boutique grocer, a bookstore, and several upscale restaurants and shops.”

Tysor goes on to say that “nothing is defined or set in stone yet,” but Ziegler Cooper Architects features these drawings of the project on its website.

One question: will all that head-in parking along Kelvin have signs in front of each space that say “Parking for Bailey Banks and Biddle only“?