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Old Posted Nov 29, 2022, 5:27 PM
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134 units with a total SF of approx. 388,000 (excluding garage). Construction to begin in February with a 32-month duration.



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7 years after Ashby high-rise controversy, Houston approves key permits for 20-story tower at site

More permits needed, but developer prepares to break ground soon

Marissa Luck,
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March 7, 2023
Updated: March 8, 2023 6:32 a.m.

For years a controversial proposal to build a high rise in the wealthy enclave of Boulevard Oaks appeared to be dead — a lesson in how land-use battles can erupt even in a city with virtually no zoning.

But after six years of sitting on the proposal — and the vacant, proposed site at Ashby and Bisonnet sitting dormant — the owners, Hunt Cos. of El Paso, last spring resurrected efforts to build the tower. They brought on a new development team, Dallas-based Street Lights Residential, to create a scaled-down version of the high-rise, now called The Langley, that they hope would win over neighbors who had fiercely opposed the earlier project dubbed The Ashby.

Almost a year after StreetLights filed updated plans with the city, the developer says it is weeks from breaking ground on the 20-story apartment building. The city of Houston approved StreetLights Residential's permit for site work and foundation work Monday, though it still is waiting approval to start vertical construction.

Stephen Meek, developer at Street Lights Residential, said the approved work could begin in early April.

“(The site now) is a brown field that looks like a black eye right at the entry of beautiful neighborhood,” Meek said. “What we're proposing is bringing something beautiful and something as architecturally significant.”

EARLIER: Developers unveil plans for The Langley, a 20-story tower proposed on high-profile site

The spacious units and high-end design of The Langley are aimed at attracting well-heeled empty-nesters, and Meek believes some neighborhood residents would want to live in The Langley if they decide to downsize but want to stay in the area.

Many of the neighbors, however, remain opposed. Several houses around the project site are adorned with bright yellow signs with a menacing carton caricature of a high-rise and the phrase “Tower of Traffic” and "Protect Our Neighborhood" — a nod to past protests against the previous high-rise proposal.
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Houston approves Langley high-rise plans, a key step as revised Ashby project nears construction

Marissa Luck,
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April 21, 2023
Updated: April 21, 2023 6:03 p.m.

Houston officials have OK'd plans for the Langley tower, allowing permits to be granted for vertical construction of the 20-story apartment complex at the Boulevard Oaks site where the controversial Ashby high-rise was first proposed more than 15 years ago.

StreetLights Residential received the green light last month to begin groundwork for the project, but it had not yet received approvals to start vertical construction. The Dallas-based development firm had planned to start construction in April, although the project at 1717 Bissonnet doesn't appear yet to have broken ground.

A spokesperson for Houston's Public Works department confirmed Friday the city has approved plans for the building, although StreetLights still has to buy the permits.

The approvals this week mean StreetLights is closer to breaking ground 16 years after the Ashby tower was pitched for the property owned by El Paso-based Hunt Cos. Because the city approved StreetLights' revised plans, the developer doesn't have to restart the permitting process for the Langley, which could have further delayed the project.
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Construction drive way and a sweeper. Right now they are concentrating on the construction offices across the street and creating a parking area in the back of it. Worker flagging cars didn't know who the construction company is going to be.






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Saw a worker wearing a "Hunt" shirt so I assume Aecom/Hunt is the builder. Aecom bought out Hunt back in 2014. I recall them building the Travis apartments in Midtown.






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Neighbors of The Langley high-rise continue its long-running saga with new lawsuit

By Sofia Gonzalez – Reporter, Houston Business Journal
Jun 6, 2023

The long-running saga of the so-called Ashby high-rise — which is now known as The Langley — continues with a new lawsuit, marking the latest twist in the battle.

The lawsuit, filed by neighbors of the proposed 20-story apartment tower in district court on June 2, asked a judge to determine the legitimacy of the project, Pete Patterson, the attorney representing the plaintiffs, said in an interview.

If a judge sides with the plaintiffs, Dallas-based StreetLights Residential, the developer behind the project, would have to go back to the drawing board, revising site plans once again.

“We're not asking for money,” said Patterson, whose practice focuses on business litigation. “We're asking the court up or down whether this development should be happening or not.”

The neighbors’ opposition centers on the outcome of a lawsuit filed in opposition of an earlier plan to build an apartment tower at 1717 Bissonnet St. Under a restrictive covenant approved by U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal in 2012, any apartment tower built on the site had to adhere to nine limitations before the project could move forward. An appeals court eventually sided with the developers in 2016, overturning another part of the original decision related to monetary damages.

Patterson said his clients believe StreetLights Residential’s revamped design does not strictly comply with the restrictive covenant. The clients’ primary concern is a pedestrian plaza that the neighbors claim is “substantively modified” from the previous plan, as well as alleged encroachments on a city right of way, he said.

Patterson said according to his experts’ opinions, there are about 8 feet encroaching in the city’s right of way on the north boundary line, or the Bissonnet Street side. In order to comply, the developers would have to push the site plan south, but then the site would be within 5 feet of the property of a plaintiff who lives on Wroxton Court.

The site is not allowed to be closer than 11 feet of the plaintiffs' property lines — which his clients feel is still too small. Patterson said the site plan, as is, is too big and does not fit on the property.

Under the current city codes, new high-rise structures that are 75 feet or taller need to have a buffer of 30 to 40 feet from single-family home lots that are greater than 3,500 square feet or that are adjacent to or taking access from either a collector street or local street.

However, the Langley site could be grandfathered in to take advantage of the old setback ordinance under the project’s original developers, Houston-based Buckhead Investments. According to the lawsuit, if StreetLights Residential does not comply with the restrictive covenant, then it will need to comply with the 30-foot setback from the plaintiffs’ north property line on the south and east property line.
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The lawsuit for this tower has been dismissed.

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