State Representative Garnet Coleman has delivered the following message in opposition to the Ashby high rise development:

As an elected official for the State of Texas I am opposed to the proposed 23 story high-rise development by Buckhead Investment Partners to be located at 1717 Bissonnet, a two lane street. This project, which is scheduled to break ground next year, is not only completely out of character with the immediate residential neighborhood, it would also have a negative impact on anyone who travels down this stretch of Bissonett because of congestion and safety concerns.

I am in full support of Mayor White who recently wrote that he will do everything in his power to stop this project because it will impair traffic mobility. Development that snarls traffic in one Houston neighborhood hurts the entire city.

I encourage the developers to re-think their plans for this project, do what is right for the neighborhood and find a more suitable location to build the high rise.

Garnet Coleman

Texas House of Representatives
5445 Almeda Road, Suite 501
Houston, TX 77004