When will Ashby rise?

Real Soon Now, developers promise.

Going up whether you like it or not

After more than four years in the works, the so-called Ashby high-rise is expected to break ground by year-end.

A lawsuit keeping the project from being built was settled last week. The proposed building pitted the developer against the city of Houston and a well-to-do neighborhood – some of whose residents went to great lengths to stop the Ashby project.

“A few may continue to complain, but this development will not be stopped because good projects always get built,” developer Matthew Morgan said in a written statement. “The settlement of this lawsuit should send a clear signal to them that any similar attempts to delay the project will not succeed.”


If the project breaks ground before the fourth quarter, units could be available by the end of 2013 at the earliest.

Anyone want to place a bet on that happening as claimed? I don’t put a whole lot of stock in the saber-rattling of the neighborhood, but I do think the city is going to check very closely to ensure all I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed on every permit application, and won’t give them any slack on blocking the streets. That ought to be good for a slipped deadline or two. I also have a hard time believing this project will be completed before Regent Square or whatever was supposed to be built on the site of The Stables, but maybe that’s just me. So I’m curious, do you think Buckhead can back up that claim, or are they just blowing hot air?

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2 Responses to When will Ashby rise?

  1. John says:

    I think they will have it done on their schedule

  2. Andrew says:

    from a Rice student perspective, this is a good project. Rice does not have enough housing for professors or students near their campus.

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