The west wall has been breached at 3615 Montrose Blvd., where Riverway had previously planned to break ground on a Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Glass House-themed condo midrise this spring. The 130-ft. sign (per a city inspector’s disapproving measurement) advertising the most recent condominium project planned for the corner at Marshall St. has been blacked out for about a month, according to a reader surveying the empty corner lot from above.
The comparatively tiny 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 sales listings for the building’s individual units, which the site indicates were also removed around the end of April and the beginning of May.
Riverway’s 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; the project bumped up both planned size and prestige of architectural firm during the previous fall. The same corner was previously marked for a condo project called the Riparian (perhaps nodding to the site’s previous history as the River Cafe).
- Previously on Swamplot: Bigger Condo Building Now Planned for River Cafe Spot on Montrose Blvd. Has Bigger Site, Bigger Name Architecture Firm; Developer Says Proposed Garage Wall Streetfront for 3615 Montrose Condo Tower Will Be Green or Arty, Not Blank; Latest Condo Building Planned for Former River Cafe Spot Offers Montrose Blvd. a Garage Wall Streetfront; Daily Demolition Report: Swept Away
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