The 0.4-acre property on Westheimer a few blocks
west east of Weslayan St. where developer Randall Davis hopes to build a 20-ish-story condo tower has been listed for sale on commercial real estate portal CoStar, however, the highrise project is still in the works, a representative of the broker tells Swamplot. In the meantime, the site remains home to the closed-down Krispen furniture store pictured at top, whose owner, Pamela Parker, sold it back in late 2017 and vacated it after the new year.
The rendering shown above of what Randall Davis wants to do the site emerged early last month as part of a variance request that the developer submitted, seeking permission to build the tower closer to Westheimer than is typically allowed. Before the city planning commission could weigh in on the request, however, documents outlining single-family deed restrictions for the site turned up, and Davis withdrew his petition. A public hearing, at which the commission would consider getting rid of the deed restrictions, hasn’t yet been scheduled.
- Previously on Swamplot: Dusting-Off of Old Deed Restrictions Prompts Westgrove Court Highrise Hopefuls To Plan for a Public Hearing; Randall Davis Wants To Put This 20-Story Condo Highrise on Westheimer Just East of Weslayan St.
Photo: LoopNet. Rendering: Houston Planning Commission
This article is completely wrong, based on my professional experience a City’s Planning Commission CANNOT dissolve deed restrictions. That can be done if the restrictions are dissolve at a different court. I would advise the owners to get together and find a way to stop this matter in a private court before the owner of this lot gets a chance to amend or dissolve the deed restrictions.
Correction: First sentence should say “a few blocks EAST of Weslayan”
The Krispen building should be converted into a fabulous mid-century style single family home.
Randall Davis should move to Dallas or Austin.
If it gets built. The true Houston baptism would be when a vehicle slams into the building !