A group of 7 residents of the Renoir and Gotham Lofts, 2 separately themed Randall Davis condo towers north of the Shepherd Curve just south of W. Dallas St., filed a lawsuit early last week against the company planning to build a senior living facility between the 2 buildings. Bridgewood Property Company’s Village on Shepherd at River Oaks (also called the Village at River Oaks in company documents) will fit on the site of the former RR Donnelley printing company building at 1015 S. Shepherd, which was torn down this week. (The photos above and below, taken from the Gotham yesterday, show what’s left of that building, against the Renoir’s undressed southern flank.)
According to the lawsuit, Bridgewood’s building will be a 9-story combined senior living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care facility with enough parking for 250 cars. But the neighbors complain they haven’t seen much detail about the actual plans, despite numerous requests.
A “proposed conceptual site plan” submitted for a variance granted last year showed an 8-story structure facing Shepherd with a 6-story portion and parking garage behind it.
In addition to requests for more information about Bridgewood’s plans and complaints that the new development will be both a public and private nuisance, the lawsuit also alleges that the property’s new owners have usurped an easement granted to the printing company that was not transferable to them, and asks that the court prevent construction from going forward. A hearing is scheduled for March 23rd.
- Previously on Swamplot: South Shepherd Apartments: Withdrawn; Between Gotham and Renoir: Squeezing New Apartments into the Shepherd Curve Theme Park
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