If you’re wondering what horticultural death incident inspired the recent orange graffiti defacing the sign heralding Carnegie Custom Homes‘ townhome project at 1705 Waugh Dr. in Hyde Park (shown in the pic at top), an earlier photo of the site sent to Swamplot (below it) shows the estimated 120-plus-year-old oak tree whose removal sparked a yellow-ribbon-festooning and protest by neighbors back on Pearl Harbor Day. The tree, which stood at the corner of Waugh and Peden, in front of the former Waugh Dr. Baptist Church, was chopped down on December 9th.
The project Carnegie is building on the site consists of 3 townhomes of 5 stories each. The
west- east-of-River Oaks project is called Kensington at River Oaks. For another Carnegie Homes site plan less than 2 miles to the southeast in Westmoreland Place, Carnegie had rearranged townhome sites to preserve a 300-year-old oak tree. That tree’s presence is still touted on the company’s website for that development, which is now called Masterson Oaks at Westmoreland.
- Tree falls, townhomes rise [West University Examiner]
- Kensington at River Oaks [Carnegie Custom Homes]
- Previously on Swamplot: 15-Home Westmoreland Place Development Clears Hurdles, More Tree Space; Keeping One Montrose Tree in Reserve
Photos: Swamplot inbox