A second block adjacent to BBVA Compass Stadium in East Downtown was cleared by giant yellow machines this past week; a reader has sent us the above photo to prove it. The metal shed once occupied by Tool Mart, which formerly stood on a portion of the site, is no more. (The company has decamped for Missouri City.) Space is being cleared for an apartment project on this block — surrounded by Dowling St., Texas Ave., Capitol St., and St. Charles St., and fronting a bit of the soon-to-open Southeast light-rail line just past where it combines with the also soon-to-open East End line — as well as the block immediately south, which was cleared late last month. Renderings of apartments on this same site were shown last year by Mill Creek Residential before that it backed out of the project; the company that took it over instead, JLB Partners, hasn’t released any drawings showing its plans.
- Previously on Swamplot: Land Is Being Cleared for New Apartments Next to the Soccer Stadium; Stadium-Side Apartments in EaDo a No-Go; Home Games: Apartments To Go Up Beside Dynamo Stadium, Light Rail in East Downtown
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These are prime blocks in this area. Hopefully they’ll be of quality construction and design.