New construction and demolition are the yin and yang of Houston’s real estate landscape. But what if they could be combined?
Neighbors of the properties at 2203, 2205, and 2207 Rutland St. in the Heights — mentioned on Swamplot earlier this week — are collecting signatures requesting that the unfinished new houses be demolished, reports a source. Supporting documentation claiming that “complaints to the City of Houston have resulted in a discouraging cycle of occasional citations, brief minor flurries of activity on the part of the builder, and subsequent inaction” was to have been submitted to city council members and Neighborhood Protection yesterday.
The petition claims that construction began on all three houses in November of 2006. But the house in the middle appears to have a different owner, and Bunny Bungalower Annie Sitton says construction on that property was begun this year.
Below the fold: more pix . . . from before Hurricane Ike!
- Warning: This is Not a Pretty Site [The Bunny Bungalow]
- Choice Development of Houston, TX Sucks!
- New Home Construction on Rutland: It Takes Time [Swamplot]