New Condo Midrise Signs, Terrifying Midrise Art Pop Up in the Wake of the Flatlined Flats on Fairview

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? 

Images: Clint Sullivant

Mandell Monstrose

4 Comment

  • Ha!
    Starting at $1 million.
    I hope neighbors don’t start putting up such signs as they did over in giant French fry land.

  • I always like the civic associations/ HOA’s that go into fits whenever a mid-highrise building is proposed. Since most of Houston has NO zoning laws, it’s up to the neighborhoods to enact them. In the meantime build away. Starting at $1 million??? Prices are going up …all over Houston…

  • Yes, but a million for a condo tucked into a residential neighborhood with a lovely view of a moderately busy intersection–assuming the million starts on the lower floors. Maybe somebody wants that.

  • the only way new construction can turn a profit for a developer is with high density development. a custom, single family build in that area is unlikely.