Having completed demolitions of facilities it owned on the property, including its fleet maintenance facility at 801 Gillette St., a couple of public works buildings at 812 Gillette, and a former HPD SWAT substation at 1500 W. Dallas, the city has now listed for sale the 10-1/2-acre swath of land along Allen Pkwy between the Federal Reserve building and Allen Parkway Village. The land includes San Felipe Park at 1717 Allen Pkwy., which fronts Houston’s premiere waterfront roadway opposite Buffalo Bayou Park. Also included, apparently: Land underneath 3 streets that extend into the property: Hopson St., Bailey St., and Golf Link Pl. The listing from Cushman & Wakefield says bids are due March 14th.
This is not the first time (PDF) the city has offered the land for sale. But the buildings are all gone now; a note on a recent property flyer (PDF) claims a sewer-line relocation and environmental remediation will be completed by next January. And there’s this note: “The city has indicated that a restructuring of Allen Parkway is under consideration which could provide for a signalized intersection at Gillette and the Allen Parkway service road.”
- 1701 Allen Parkway at Gillette [Cushman & Wakefield]
- Real Property for Sale [General Services Dept.]
Image: Cushman & Wakefield