What’s all that heavy equipment doing on the former Sonoma battleground in the Rice Village? Is the project back from the dead?
No. The West University Examiner‘s Michael Reed reports that the fenced-in site of the sacrificed commercial building along Bolsover between Kelvin and Morningside is being used as a staging area for the portion of the Kirby Dr. reconstruction project that stretches between Quenby and Bissonnet. And:
Public Works Department spokesman Alvin Wright said the agreement to use the land was entered into by the Kirby project contractor and Lamesa [Properties], not the city of Houston.
What about those other big ideas for using the liberated land?
Additionally, the Examiner has learned negotiations between the property owner and a residential civic group are under way to make another portion of the property a community garden.
- Sonoma area becomes staging site [West University Examiner]
- What’s Next for That Parked Bolsover Sonoma Block [Swamplot]
Photo of former Sonoma site from Dunstan Rd.: West University Examiner