Chomp goes the excavator on a portion of the 3 adjacent 1950s and ’60s-era complexes at 1920 W. Alabama St., 1924 Marshall St. (pictured at left), and 2810 McDuffie St., right across the street from the Alabama Icehouse and just south of Admiral Linens.
In late July residents of the 3 complexes were told to move out by September 1, so that new owners City Centre at Midtown, an affiliate of developers Dolce Living, could be begin tearing down the 2-story buildings to clear the 1.58 acre parcel for one 6-story, 258-unit luxury apartment building.
Though it will be situated in the western edge of Montrose’s Winlow Place area, the building will be named City Centre at Midtown.
Here is a rendering released to the media in the days after the 35-day eviction notices went out:
While that July drawing appears to show a mostly-blank wall facing the ice house, it is replacing the also-blank contrasting chunky stone and cement-board siding walls that beery revelers there have been staring at for generations:
While Dolce’s portfolio is filled primarily with suburban complexes in places like Fort Bend County, the Dallas ‘burbs and Florida, the company has recently taken a shine to the Inner Loop as well. DLC Midtown is their 5-story, 176,344 sq. ft. apartment building going up on W. Gray St., where a row of historic Freedman’s Town shotgun homes was demolished to make way.
And oops! Looks like a little demo spillover in the 1900 block of Marshall St., just east of the land’s property line:
- Previously on Swamplot: New Owners to Montrose Apartment Dwellers: Everybody Out by the End of August, We’re Tearing These Places Down
Rendering: Dolce Living / CityCentre at Midtown via Channel 2 News.