Notice anything different about the vacant former city code-enforcement building at 3300 Main St. lately? Well, go around to the Travis St. side (at left) and you’ll see it: A sign indicating the property is for sale went up there quietly last month. So quietly, in fact, that there doesn’t appear to be any information about the sale on the website of the building’s owner, the Midtown Redevelopment Authority, which purchased the full-block property from the city in a curious deal 3 years ago for $5 million, and — as a public entity — isn’t required to pay any property taxes on it. “Everything real estate wise that Midtown does is very hush hush,” notes a reader who brought the sale to Swamplot’s attention.
The 1.16-acre block surrounded by Main, Francis, Travis, and Stuart is one block north of the future site of the MATCH arts complex and just south of the HCC parking garage. A flyer produced by the selling broker, ARA Land Services, describes the 2-story building and adjacent parking lot as a prime redevelopment site, and notes that offers must be all cash. Bids are due March 12th.
And yes, at least one offer has already been submitted, which a reader notes has been described as “solid.”
- +/- 1.16 Acres in Midtown — 3300 Main Street [ARA]
- Previously on Swamplot: Decoding the Code Building Sale
Photos: Allyn West