The East Downtown Block West of Truck Yard Has a New Owner

THE EAST DOWNTOWN BLOCK WEST OF TRUCK YARD HAS A NEW OWNER A group connected to Houston developer Ancorian has snatched up nearly the entire block directly west of recently-opened bars Rodeo Goat and Truck Yard in East Downtown, according to documents filed with the county. The quadrant — bounded by Dallas, Lamar, Chartres, and St. Emanuel streets — is where contractor Britain Electric had its facilities, pictured above, for more than 6 decades before moving out to Brittmore Rd. about a mile and a half north of I-10 just over a year ago. All of its buildings are Ancorian’s now (including a few auxiliary ones across the street), along with everything else on the block except 3 parcels fronting Chartres St. on the northeast corner — one of which played host to the former Silver House Theatre performing arts venue. Photo: Yellowpages

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  • Wonder what will remain of this block after TXDOT widens and sinks 59/45 in the 2020s?

  • Nothing, sirwyatt. That block will become a giant hole when 69/45 are routed through there. I suppose this is a speculative purchase, hoping to get a return when TxDOT acquires the land in the next couple years?

  • Ancorian is the developer of East Village (across St Emanuel from this block). I suspect this will become parking until such time as it’s consumed to make way for more freeway lanes, at which point Ancorian will probably get a nice return, as TXDOT will pay the then-current price for EaDo dirt as part of eminent domain proceedings.