Is the dream doomed?
A condition, passed by the Houston City Council at the time of the sale, specified that some changes to the site of the high-end condo over retail project must be completed within one year.
"The work that has to be finished within 12 months of the effective date of the ordinance pertains to utility work and changing the appearance of the street," Public Works spokesman Alvin Wright said.
The sale of the 2400 block of Bolsover was approved Aug. 8, 2007, but was contingent on the receipt of two letter of credit, one -- for $55,315 -- to cover the work required within a year.
Because an extension to the line of credit was granted by the city, the deadline to complete the work was pushed back until the end of October, Wright said.
The alterations to the property that must be made by the end of the month, pending extensions, are:
The plugging and abandonment of the 8-inch water line within the street, and the relocation of the existing storm sewer inlets to Bolsover and Morningside.
The developer is "required to eliminate the appearance of the public street" at the intersections of Bolsover and both Kelvin and Morningside.
I posed that question to Council Member Anne Clutterbuck's office, since Sonoma is in her district. They told me that they were researching this and would get back to me. I will post an update when that happens.
(Thanks to Swamplot for the catch.)Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 17, 2008 to Elsewhere in Houston