Asbestos abatement crews are on the scene at the former Houston Post building on the corner of Polk and Emancipation that Lovett Commercial plans to redevelop. The photo at top from St. Charles St. looks east to show the building’s parking lot — now serving as a staging area for contractors that have been there all week, according to a Swamplot reader. The other shot views the building’s corner at Polk and St. Charles, which — according to a site plan put out by Lovett last May — would be demolished to make room for more parking.
Fronting all those parking spaces would be a CVS at Polk and Emancipation and a newly-constructed Sprouts Farmers Market off Bell St.:
Looking from St. Charles St., you can see the current parking lot beyond the fence where the new Sprouts would go:
Nearby properties have seen some action recently, too, like this dug-up — and subsequently filled-in — sidewalk:
- Previously on Swamplot: Sprouts Farmers Market Shown Sprouting in East Downtown’s Ex-Houston Post Complex; First Sign of a Post Journalism Future for an East Downtown Double Block