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City to meet with anti-Ashby forces

I’m not sure if they’re at anger, denial, or bargaining yet, but we’ll know soon enough.

But not quite as high as before

The city of Houston plans to meet with residents of the Southampton and Boulevard neighborhoods March 12 to discuss the Ashby high-rise settlement.

In an email to members [last] Friday, the Stop Ashby Highrise Task Force said its leadership was “distressed” to learn about several conditions of the agreement to end litigation filed by developer Buckhead Investment Partners. Among those, the inclusion of 18 more apartment units than would not have been acceptable bases on a traffic impact study of Bissonnet and Shepherd streets.

“It was never our understanding that the city had the intention or the authority to ‘stop’ the Ashby High Rise, but we did expect the city to use its authority to mitigate the impact of the project if it were to be built,” the email said.

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The community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Boulevard.

If anyone goes to this, please give a report on what happens.

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