The Ashby highrise saga goes on
UPDATE: The General Appeals Board rejected the request by Buckhead Investment Partners, the Ashby developers, by a vote of 3-2 according to Chron.com's Nancy Sarnoff. Principal Matthew Morgan told the West University Examiner that the next step would likely be to appeal to the Houston City Council.
The River Oaks Examiner is reporting that the developers of the Ashby high-rise will be appearing before Houston's General Appeals Board on Thursday at 5 p.m. to restore the original plans for the mixed-use tower. After 11 rejections based on potential traffic increases, the city passed the plans in August after Buckhead Investment Partners removed from the plans all the retail and office space as well as some of the residential capacity.
Matthew Morgan, president of Buckhead Investment Partners told the Examiner, “Removing these amenities completely contradicts city officials’ statements that they want new development inside the loop to create a ‘walkable Houston.’”