Sure, we all know the future of East Downtown is townhomes, and that the industrial structures that once dominated that landscape are on their way out. But have you seen a set of photos that better illustrates the transformation than this gallery of views taken by reader Jeff Peoples this morning? It shows the demolition of the former International Mailing Systems warehouse building at 815 Live Oak St. Not much more need for them to be close to downtown.
You can see the townhomes marching from the background of the above photo, smashing everything in their way.
InTown Homes, part of a family of companies controlled by developer Frank Liu, bought the 61,250-sq.-ft. building last June. When it’s demolished, there’ll be 1.43 acres of land along the Columbia Tap Trail, 3 blocks east of BBVA Compass Stadium, ready for more InTown EaDo townhomes. Listen carefully, and you can hear them munching on the rubble.
Photos: Jeff Peoples