As heralded by last Wednesday’s daily demolition report, the low-slung insurance and marketing office building at 2723 Yale St. is now in tatters. The post-smashing shot above was taken in a drive-by by a reader yesterday (who notes this morning that most of the debris has since been hauled off).
Planned for the lot is a new strip center being marketed by East Village developer Ancorian as a retail-office-restaurant mashup, “anchored” by the mini Whole Foods in the works across 610. The property is loosely sandwiched between the combination KFC-Taco Bell to the south and the side-by-side Burger King and new El Rey sitting along the North Loop feeder road (visible to the right).
Renderings of the proposed strip show a mix of brick, wood, metal grating, glass, and patches of other skin materials; a Newquest Properties leasing flier shows the building turning away from Yale St. to face W. 28th St., behind a thick protective later of parking:
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: Merrill-y We Roll Along; Shadowy Retail Block by Heights H-E-B Will Go Off the Grid, Hide Parking Behind and On Top; East Downtown’s East Village To Get Even More Liquored Up
Images: Swamplot inbox (demo photo), LoopNet (aerial of former 2723 Yale St., top), mak studio architecture (renderings), NewQuest (site plan)