Although final approval is pretty much final approval, there are still steps to be taken, says the planning department's Suzy Hartgrove.
There's the "recordation" of the plat, for one.
"I've seen [developers take] two to three weeks between final approval and recordation, or it could be a year before recordation," she tells Hair Balls. "Sometimes it's quick and sometimes it's slow; it just depends on what the developer wants to do."
A spokesman for the Boston-based GID Urban Development Group, says groundbreaking is scheduled for November.
For what it's worth, by my count Allen House was all gone as of last October, so if they do break ground in November this year, they'll have gone from demo to pouring concrete in 13 months. Given that the Robinson Warehouse was fully disappeared by March 2007, that the Sonoma site was demolished in October and is now in financial limbo, and that the Ed Sacks site was fallow between January 2006 and October 2007, that's not too shabby.Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 22, 2008 to Elsewhere in Houston