The west wall has been breached at 3615 Montrose Blvd., where Riverway had previously planned to break ground on aÂ Philip Johnson/Alan RitchieÂ Glass House-themed condo midrise this spring. The 130-ft. sign (per aÂ city inspector’s disapproving measurement) advertising theÂ most recent condominium project planned for the cornerÂ at Marshall St.Â has been blacked out for about a month, according to a reader surveying theÂ empty corner lot from above.
The comparatively tinyÂ sales center sign is missing altogether; the same round of March inspection ticketing asked for it to be removed from the property. Also gone: HAR’s salesÂ listings for the building’s individual units, which the site indicatesÂ were also removed around the end of April and the beginning of May.
Riverway’sÂ Michael Carroll told Erin Mulvaney early last year that the project probably wouldn’t move forward unless at least 17 of the building’s 34 $1-to-3 million units were sold, citing the possibility of an oil-related downturn;Â the project bumped upÂ both planned size and prestige of architectural firmÂ during the previous fall.Â The same cornerÂ was previouslyÂ marked for a condo project called the Riparian (perhaps nodding to the site’s previous history as the River Cafe).
- Previously on Swamplot:Â Bigger Condo Building Now Planned for River Cafe Spot on Montrose Blvd. Has Bigger Site, Bigger Name Architecture Firm;Â Developer Says Proposed Garage Wall Streetfront for 3615 Montrose Condo Tower Will Be Green or Arty, Not Blank;Â Latest Condo Building Planned for Former River Cafe Spot Offers Montrose Blvd. a Garage Wall Streetfront;Â Daily Demolition Report: Swept Away
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