This Commerce St. parcel of property will be up for auction on February 14, reports Real Estate Bisnow‘s Catie Dixon. Owned by Cushman & Wakefield, says Dixon, the Downtown lot bound by Elysian and Austin is almost 29,000 sq. ft. of surface parking — for now, anyway — that stares at Minute Maid Park. Maybe the most important detail is that the lot backs up to Buffalo Bayou . . .
Comparing the maps above, you can see that the property being auctioned (in red on the top map) lies near what the Buffalo Bayou Partnership has marked “Gable St Landing” (above), part of the plan to rehab the old Gable Street Power Plant and transform Commerce St. into a pedestrian promenade along the water.
Hudson & Marshall’s Bid for Downtown [Real Estate Bisnow]
- A New WaterView District (PDF) [Buffalo Bayou Partnership]
Images: Buffalo Bayou Partnership (Downtown map); Hudson & Marshall (others)
I wonder if that “North Canal” will ever come to fruition. They’d have to get that Metro Bus Barn to relocate.
That chunk of Commerce Street is also right next to the criminal courthouse and right across the Bayou from the Baker Street jail. How is this supposed to be inviting to people who will spend the money to keep something like that economically viable?
Just downstream of the jail’s sewage pipe into BB.
That’s my preferred parking lot when I drive to Astros games.
High Density Residential please.
@Adam Socki “High Density Residential please.”
You’ve got it already. See comment 2.
eiioi: heheh. Well done:)
Grocery store please.
maybe they are going to name that small island this canal will create “Arkham Island” and rename the county jail to “Arkham Asylum”. That would be grand.
Does the bayou partnership already own the other land along Commerce St.? Seems like they would need this parcel to complete their vision.
I think the patio of the Willow Street Pump Station would be a great place for a band to set up for a raft-up concert (when the bayou intersection is clean). That area (like the rest of the Bayou banks around town) has great potential. The folks waiting outside the courthouse are a deterrent though.
Lets get this done!