Daily Demolition Report: Floyd Floored

Maybe we can use these woodpiles to sop up a bit of the rain.



Photo of 225 W. 23rd St.: HAR

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  • That wickersham location was either extremely cheap or the current owners are rebuilding. No way a developer would buy that lot.

  • That lot is begging to have 15 townhomes crammed on to it.

  • I mean the 225 W 23rd lot.

  • jp:
    It’s already platted for 6 x 25-ft lots. Given that, and given that the plot has alley access, path of least resistance is 6 single family homes with detached alley-access garages on 25-ft frontage. Probably priced in the high $400’s, low $500’s. They could re-plat for 4 x 33-ft (I think this results in a more well-proportioned house), but it makes the economics trickier.
    HCAD currently lists the owner as Bastian Builders, which has done mostly single-family.

  • They’ve already started construction on a townhome on the 23rd lot. It does look they will fit in about 6 units once the main house is torn down.

  • A 4,200 sq. ft home built 1920 and reno’ed 2003, demolished for 6 sardine-can townhouses. Bleh.

    Why could this not be just a couple of blocks north, where there is ample undeveloped land??

  • That’s a cryin shame.

  • And the cement deer will be driven off their meadow.

  • Please make it stop

  • The 23rd St. house dates to way before 1925.
    Wow. When will the fetish to live pinned to your neighbor with no yard with hope of one day having no car and thus being nearly completely dependent end?

  • Drove past the 23rd St site on the way home. One house already framed: single family on 25-ft frontage. No front-facing garage, so it will eventually have alley-access detached garage. Already marked as sold.
    Listings on HAR indicate these are 2400 s.f. on 3400 s.f. lots, priced in the mid $500s.

  • @Bethsheba:
    Please make it stop

    About the only way that’s going to happen is if the price of a barrel oil takes a haircut – like a buzz cut.

  • What a pleasant oasis that was. For that reason alone it had to go, I suppose. It seems like when you’ve lost most of your little pieces of green space like that, and trees, eventually, there seems a more obvious need for a park in an area, which, ironically, then requires “planning” and execution by local government, and maybe even an exercise of eminent domain powers. And the planting of sad little government trees.
    But, on the bright side, a victory for those who are so threatened by, in their preferred phrase, “preserving things in amber.” (Jurassic Park nightmares?)
    If they live nearby, even better — they will be able to savor their success, feel the vibrancy, every time they pass the new townhomes.