Here’s a prediction from a reader about the fate of these apartments just inside the Loop at 4724 Oakshire Dr.: “It looks like another older apt. complex in/near Afton Oaks will probably soon be no more. At least, the building is being sold and all the residents just got a 45 day notice to move out (I don’t know for sure they’re tearing it down, but the odds are it will be). It’s a pity, because it’s a very well-made building (and, from what I’ve seen of some of the construction going up in the area, that’s not the case for a lot of the newer buildings).”
The 12-unit building is just across Oakshire from where the baby blue 8-plex shown in the photo directly above came down this past September.
The reader continues:
[The owner of 4724 Oakshire] was living here and managing it himself for many years, but he’s in his 70s and I . . . imagin[e] he’s just finally ready to retire. . . . The real estate announcement that was posted seemed to be encouraging people who wanted to keep and upgrade the property, but they seem to be just tearing everything down in that area . . . .
The listing the reader refers to says a sale of the 10,106-sq.-ft. building that dates to 1955 is pending. Calls to the agent for more information haven’t been returned.
- 4724 Oakshire Dr. 77027 [Gary Greene]
- Previously on Swamplot: Clearing an “Almost Afton Oaks” 8-Plex’s Troubled Twin