If future residents of the new 8-story apartment building that’s being planned to go up in place of the El Tiempo 1308 Cantina and quite a few of its neighboring buildings don’t want to wait around for management to fix their leaky faucets, they won’t have far to go to find spare washers or other plumbing parts. Neighboring fix-it-yourself plumbing supply store U-Plumb-It will likely still be around to sell them parts and hand out advice — because it won’t be included in the redevelopment. But everything north of it, on the block bounded by Marconi St., West Clay St., and Montrose Blvd. will. Developer Sunrise Luxury Living is planning to build 5 stories of apartments — 220 units in all — over 3 levels of parking, a source tells Swamplot. Plans currently include some sort of retail component on the bottom floor, facing Montrose Blvd.
The new development will spread over 1.85 acres, or approximately two-thirds of the block that extends from West Clay to West Gray, including the residences facing Marconi St. The properties were assembled from 5 different sellers. U-Plumb-It (pictured below), Gibbs Boats, and a smaller property on the southwest corner of the block that’s part of the Gibbs Boats compound but is under separate ownership are the only properties on the block that won’t be torn down for the new development.
- Previously on Swamplot: Gibbs Boats on West Gray and Montrose Is Selling Everything Now
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