There’ll be a — um — slight delay in the move-in date for the purchasers of the brand-new Madison Park townhomes at 111 and 107 E. 2nd St., just south of White Oak Bayou. Yes, it appears that the 2 stick-framed structures backing up to Heights Blvd. that toppled violently Saturday night — an hour or so after a not-exactly-fierce storm passed through the area — were in fact among the 4 that developer Keystone Classic Homes had been claiming on its website and in a construction-fence-mounted banner were already sold. Their listing in MLS provides perhaps a more conservative assessment: A bank of 4 townhomes — including 111 and 107 — were listed as “pending,” usually an indicator that a contract has been accepted by the seller but that no closing has yet taken place.
If you happen to be the lucky buyer on hook for one of these addresses — presuming you still want in — how much time will the weekend’s rack-and-rumble set you back?
Only 1 or 2 weeks, Keystone’s Steve Reichardt tells KHOU’s Brad Woodard. A couple of construction photos included in the MLS listing for 111 show how far framing had come by April 16th:
By April 27th, the date of the structures’ spectacular belly flops, 2 more stories had been added. That townhome and the other one that collapsed were the only ones in the bank of 8 that had risen above the slab, and they were not adjacent; construction had yet to begin on number 109, an also-pending townhome between them.
Reichardt tells Woodard that the structures had windstrapping in place before they collapsed.
- Weekend storm destroys townhomes under construction in the Heights [KHOU]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Heights Blvd. Townhomes That Collapsed Overnight