Ashby Tower is on the horizon, but how far away?

The site of Ashby tower still sits vacant in Houston
  • Neighborhood residents were awarded $1.2 million for damages
  • Developers are searching for another contractor at this time due to increasing costs
  • Other Houston neighborhood residents are taking cues how to mobilize against developers

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The Ashby tower high-rise at 1717 Bissonnet in Houston got the green light from the city to move forward with development in 2009, but ground has yet to be broken. Since 2007, residents have clashed with developers over the construction of the proposed Ashby tower. The matter turned legal when residents filed a suit against the developer, Buckhead Investment Partners, claiming nuisance. The case went to trial and was settled in 2014. Google Maps: Vacant site of Ashby tower The case is currently in the court of appeals. Matthew Festa, professor of law at South Texas College of Law, outlined how a nuisance order could have two possible outcomes: The judge could have determined the proposed development a nuisance and grant injunction, or could award damages to the residents of the neighborhood. The 20 residents who filed suit against the Ashby tower developer, Buckhead Investment Partners of Houston, were awarded 1.2 million dollars for damages in 2014. State Distri...