July 16, 2007
Bolsover bohemian battle details

You all remember this picture, right?

When last we checked on my favorite proposed real estate project, it was still all about marketing and area residents' concerns. Now, thanks to Carolyn Feibel, we have some data to chew on as well:

The city sells ("abandons" is the government term) a handful of public streets and parcels every year, for prices ranging from $8,000 to more than $340,000.

But the Bolsover sale would dwarf those. Bowing to pressure from the Chronicle and residents, the city has released two appraisal figures for the street: $913,171 and $1,460,340.

That's a lot of money. The actual appraisals, along with a draft plan for the site, are also available at that link. I'm not sure when this gets to be voted on by City Council (it's not on tomorrow's agenda, as far as I can tell), but given that a Lamesa spokesperson was quoted back in April hoping for a September start date for construction, I'd say it's coming up soon. We'll see how it goes.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 16, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston