VMUification of South 1st – Redux

Thanks for all the great comments on my post of last week about the potential development of a number of lots on South 1st street for VMU. I know you’ll find it hard to believe, but I really hadn’t heard, been told, emailed or otherwise heard any gossip etc. about the development of any of the properties mentioned.

I set off this morning to walk down S 1st to drop my weeks shirts at Capitol Cleaners on S 1st. There it was, it wasn’t there yesterday, a big board advertising the “Live at Elizabeth” development, 24 luxury condos and commercial space, on the east side of south 1st on 3-floors, right opposite Bouldin Creek Coffee shop, official address 1407 South 1st.

It’s described as a “mixed use” development, and is being done by architect Michael Hsu and local developer Scott Trainer. Jon Hill at Travis Real Estate confirmed by phone it is being done as a Mixed Use development, so no affordable housing, but it does mean they’ve had to include the required number of parking spaces, some 40-odd.

3 Comments so far

  1. lauratex on May 6th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm

    Are you sure the developer’s name isn’t Scott Turner? He built a friend of mine’s house and afterward they found out he had li.. ahem, misrepresented to the neighborhood and the city about what his plans were for the land he had purchased. He still owns a fair amount of property in Boulding, apparently. I think the McMansion ordinance was created in part due to the type of homes he was building there.

  2. triman on May 6th, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

    I don’t think so, I checked the website before writing the Redux blog post, and have just rechecked and they’ve updated the website to say the developer is "local development group JTTJ Bouldin Creek, LLC."

    I couldn’t find any details of this developer, so can’t confirm. I assume it’s a new company set-up specifically for this development. I’ll see what I can find out.

  3. lauratex on May 7th, 2008 @ 10:43 am

    It can be tough to find this stuff out. I am at Bouldin Creek Cafe and now there is no sign up at the lot across the street.

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