“Looks like someone’s getting ready to build,” reports a Swamplot reader about this lot on the corner of Westheimer and Helena, at the very lowest end of Lower Westheimer:
All of the brown earth you see in the photo was formerly a tree or bush of some type. See the steel gate I’m taking the picture through? Just on the other side of it (about 3 yards from the steel gate), there was a chain link fence that provided shade, shelter and ‘hideability’ to local bums. If I had taken that photo the day before, you would have seen a lot of brush, bums and beer cans.
Even the bushes in the ‘sidewalk’ area (the sidewalk stops at this lot) were removed.
It could just be a beautification or bum-preventative project, but due to the midtown/downtown/Montrose location, I’m guessing that someone plans to construct a business there.
Photo: Swamplot inbox
If I remember right, that area is outside of the Midtown TIRZ/Management Authority’s jurisdiction.
Houlihan’s used to be in this location. It burned in the 80’s
You can see the area on Google maps.
Wasn’t Goats Head Soup in that location too? It burned in the early 90’s.
I recently heard a rumor that a restaurant called “Grumpy’s” will be built there. Can anyone confirm?
Six months later, still no building. Huh.