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Park place is getting even bigger: Luxury condo tower over Buffalo Bayou Park adds three stories to its plans

Park place is getting even bigger: Luxury condo tower adds 3 stories

Riva at the Park exterior rendering September 2014
The original rendering of Riva at the Park, located just off Allen Parkway on D'Amico Street. Rendering courtesy of Sims Luxury Builders
Riva at the Park interior rendering 2 September 2014
An interior rendering of Riva at the Park. Rendering courtesy of Sims Luxury Builders
Riva at the Park interior rendering September 2014
Another interior rendering of Riva at the Park. Rendering courtesy of Sims Luxury Builders
Riva at the Park sign September 2014
Sign of the building to come. Photo by Ralph Bivins
Riva at the Park exterior rendering September 2014
Riva at the Park interior rendering 2 September 2014
Riva at the Park interior rendering September 2014
Riva at the Park sign September 2014

Surpassed sales goals, as well as the crazy continuing demand for condos in Houston, are moving one builder to add three stories to a proposed mid-rise boutique condominium planned for the Buffalo Bayou Park area.

Sugar Land-based Sims Luxury Builders revealed the changes to Riva on the Park on its Facebook page.

"We have surpassed our sales goals and have now pre-sold 12 units," the Facebook post reads. "As a result of the promising demand for condos in this development, Riva will now offer three stories of parking, seven stories of living and 29 units in all."

  The 160-acre green space, which is undergoing a $58 million renovation scheduled to be complete in the second quarter of 2015, is a short walk from the condos. 

Updated renderings are not yet available.

Sims Luxury Builders initially introduced the project in September as a seven-story, 22-unit mid-rise condo to be located at 3331 D'Amico Street off Allen Parkway with balconies and walls of glass overlooking Buffalo Bayou Park. The 160-acre green space, which is undergoing a $58 million renovation scheduled to be complete in the second quarter of 2015, is a short walk from the condos.

Developers are also touting the condo for its proximity to Lost Lake at Dunlavy, the much-anticipated private event restaurant from the Clark Cooper team, and nearby dog and skate parks.

Riva on the Park is still offering nine different two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 2,100 to 3,572 square feet and starting at $800,000. Details in the units include custom-designed Eggersmann kitchen cabinetry and Miele appliances for the kitchens.

A spacious guest lobby, controlled access to the building, fitness facility and climate controlled storage units are among some of the other features, including energy-efficient windows and doors.

Riva at the Park is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.