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Tallest building in Texas – Houston finds a way

April 1, 2012

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Tallest building in Texas – Houston neighborhood finds a way.

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Earlier stories claim fight with city over but neighbors still unhappy.

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Ashby high rise fight is over: Neighbors and developer agree on 78-story tower – 2012-Apr-01 – CultureMap Houston

“”What we finally came  to realize is the the building was too darn short, ” said Jim Reeder, co-chair of the neighborhood group that had opposed the project for such a long time.

“Not only will you be able to get a glimpse of your neighbor’s back yard you’ll be able to see all the way to Galveston on a clear day.”

When completed on April 1, 2015, the tower, called Ashby D-Luxe, will be the tallest building in Texas, surpassing the 75-story Chase Tower in downtown Houston.

“It will offer the best views in Houston,” asserted Buckhead CEO Kevin Kirtin. “Not only will you be able to get a glimpse of your neighbor’s back yard, you’ll be able to see all the way to Galveston on a clear day.”

The deal clincher came when neighbors in a 16-block area surrounding the high rise agreed to approve the taller building in exchange for free ownership of a two-bedroom apartment on floors 26-52.

Each floor will be named for a street in the area and residents can live in apartments next to one another just as they do now if they prefer.

“It is this kind of innovative thinking that makes Houston a can-do city,” ” http://bit.ly/H6U90f

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