A First Ward resident wants the scoop on a nearby development that’s “really going to pasture” on the 1500 block of Bingham, just west of Houston Ave. and across from Brock Elementary.
It is a townhouse project that got started 1-2 years ago, was never finished, and is now becoming a huge eyesore (broken doors, windows, garage doors…they got as far as putting mesh siding but stopped short of actually getting the stucko on there).
I have lived in the first ward for about 2 years in a renovated bungalow. it makes me sick to see all these properties built on spec to make a quick buck that are becoming abandoned, and only after demolishing what was there in the first place.
A few more photos our reader sent in:
I have not seen construction on it since at least last summer, probably more like a year. The damage to the siding has been gradual. You can see the wood is starting to rot at the crown because it is exposed plywood. The broken windows and garage doors are just due to vandalism, I assume, from being vacant for so long.
Photos: Swamplot inbox