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I have a good feeling this Lawsuit is nothing more than a few pissy River Oaks neighbors. Remember this is Hines were talking about here.
     
     
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This is so much farther along then 1717 Bissonnet though. When I was driving down San Felipe within the last week I could see they had already excavated a good deal(probably a floor or so down) and had some rebar and concrete already going in. If this Lawsuit means anything, Hines sure isn't showing it.
Driving by this past Friday, the base of the crane was in already. So much for stopping progress!
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2014, 5:17 AM
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Hines will throw some money at them and they'll go away.
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Construction will continue on for now.

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Judge denies request for temporary restraining order against River Oaks tower

A Harris County judge has denied residents’ request for a temporary restraining order to halt construction of an office tower in the River Oaks area.

Residents filed a lawsuit last week aiming to prevent the construction of Hines’ 167,000-square-foot office building at 2229 San Felipe. The lawsuit cited private nuisances, such as the height of the building, as well as public nuisances, such as additional traffic in the area.

Hines disputes the plaintiffs’ claims, saying the 17-story tower is not out of place in the area — which also includes the 34-story Huntingdon residential tower and the 13-story River Oaks Bank Building — and that it is designed to minimize the impact on factors such as privacy and traffic in the area.

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Old Posted Mar 4, 2014, 5:48 PM
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Was there an actual court-ordered stop to the high-rise on Bissonnet? I thought all the plaintiffs got was some money for damages.
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3/8 by nucleareaction. Moving this one to under construction.



     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2014, 2:26 PM
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More complaints from the neighbors, the video also shows how far along they are (moving ahead at a faster pace now).

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=9463921
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2014, 4:17 PM
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Aside from the crown, this building looks similar to the Buffalo Speedway building.
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With Help from Hines, Family Living Next Door to Highrise Construction Site Exits to Pearland

THE UH PROFESSOR whose experiences living next door to the vacant-lot-turned-highrise-construction-site across the southern border of River Oaks made for a colorful teevee news report and an EPA complaint has called an end to his protests of the rumbling, diesel fumes, and building and patio cracks caused by the giant crane that showed up next door (pictured above). With an unspecified amount of financial assistance from Hines, the developers of the 17-story office tower going up at 2229 San Felipe, Richard Armstrong and his family will be moving from 2244 Welch St. to a new home in Pearland early next month.

His media appearances “got the attention of Hines and Gilbane Construction,” Armstrong reports in a letter posted to an online news group focusing on the tower’s construction. “Fundamentally, there isn’t much that can be done,” he writes, “given the pace and scale of this construction. . . . We have loved this house and the neighborhood — up until December. This is a wonderful pocket for people who want access to everything the inner loop has to offer. Unfortunately, other people are discovering our secret. So we’ll just have to roll with the changes.“

Full Article: http://swamplot.com/with-help-from-h...nd/2014-03-24/
     
     
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They bought off the problem.
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I'm guessing none of the new neighbors in the Chateau are going to complain about the construction across the street.
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Another day, another crane going up. By Cloud713.

     
     
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Ain't no stopping us now!
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A couple in the win column, as the NIMBY's couldn't stop this one - or 1717 Bissonnet (AKA the Ashby Highrise).
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May 21, 2014, 2:10pm CDT

Hines invests big bucks to be a good neighbor

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Reporter - Houston Business Journal

Hines is aiming to be a good neighbor. To avoid costly injunctions and potential lawsuits, Houston-based Hines is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to import a crane from Italy that is designed to reduce the reach into neighboring properties.

The real estate development company is importing a Luffing crane from La Spezia, Italy, to use for construction at San Felipe Place, a 167,000-square-foot office tower located between Kirby and Shepherd drives. Leasing the crane adds an additional $350,000 to construction costs.

Given all the hubbub around the so-called Ashby high-rise, a proposed tower located at 1717 Bissonnet St. that has come under fire by nearby residents, Hines took a pre-emptive approach to the construction of San Felipe Place. One step it's taking is by importing this top-of-the-line crane.
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