The folks behind a newly-announced condo project called Mandell Montrose have recently stuck some signage on the lot at 2312 Commonwealth St., a couple of readers tell Swamplot this week. That property isn’t actually adjacent to either Mandell St. or Montrose Blvd., but it is almost directly between the 2; it’s also the site formerly slated for the cancelled Flats on Fairview condo midrise (which Paul Takahashi reports this week were called off due to construction cost issues, despite having met some sales goals). Takahashi says the new project will aim for 7 stories for a total of 24 units. And underscoring the split-the-geographic-difference theme, the Hyde Park project is being developed by Midtown Uptown Development Partners.
No renderings are out yet of the new plans, save for some probably-not-to-scale brick facade showing up on the background of the building’s sales website. (A physical sales center should be opening some time next month, however.) The rendered design of the cancelled Flats midrise, meanwhile, has found new purpose as part of a striking departure from the classic Houston scary midrise artwork vernacular:
The graphic above has been floating around among some members of the Hyde Park Civic Association — inspired, the forwarding reader notes, by an unfortunate typo spotted amid the Mandell Montrose’s marketing and email-list copy. Whatd’ya think: Future yard-sign material?
- Mandell Montrose [Midtown/Uptown Development Partners]
- Luxury condo to replace canceled project in Montrose [HBJ ($)]
- Previously on Swamplot: Meet Houston’s Newest Toothily Anthropomorphized Multistory Residential Project; Topaz Villas Plans Get Polished Back Up as Other Montrose Condo Projects Fold
Images: Clint Sullivant