The Texas Revolution-themed southeast corner of Goliad and Crockett streets looks to be getting blanked out to make way for more townhomes in the increasingly formerly industrial section of First Ward between Sawyer St., Washington Ave., and White Oak Bayou. Chris Andrews noted the planning commission application asking the city to chop up the land beneath the former New Hope Missionary Baptist Church buildings into 7 smaller pieces. Also probably getting chopped up into smaller pieces: the structures themselves, which the city’s archaeological and historical commission says may have been among those designed by 1940s African-American church architect James M. Thomas.
The converting church property has been vacant since about 2008, according to the property’s lot-value-only listing from last spring. CitySide Homes appears to have named the spot Goliad Grove; most of the new lots will back up to some of Unique Development’s Summer Street Landing townhomes.
- 1221 Crockett St. [LoopNet]
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