East End blogger Dana Jennings was eager to see what the owners of what was once the Avalon Theater at the corner of Lawndale and 75th St. — just east of the Forest Park Cemetery — had in mind for the property. From last month:
It’s most recent use was as a church. Usually alot of traffic, both foot and vehicular, was seen on Sundays. They’ve moved to a more hopeful location about 2 years ago.
I always thought this would be remodeled into apartment homes. It’s right across the street from La Michocana Meat Market and Grocery, the 99 Cent store, CVS pharmacy, fast food and the Washateria. The bus line runs along Lawndale. It’s a lively corner, active, but again, and I know I’m repeating myself, it’s not threatening. In other obvious words, it would make a great place for new apartments.
The building, still labeled “Living Hope Church,” was demolished September 4th. So what’s the latest on the property?
Jennings finds the FOR SALE sign is still there.
I’ve posted previously how healthy this intersection is. The delicious La Victoria Bakery is nearby and La Michoacan Meat Market holds down the fort across the street from this lot. Vietnamese Sandwiches, Amegy Bank, Popeyes, CVS Pharmacy and a fresh Seafood Market add to the mixta. Something right, imperfect yet viable, is at work at this intersection of commerce and households.
My question today: What’s the highest use of this 1.5 acres, with an asking sales price of $1.5mil?
Does the price knockout any fanasty of putting a multistory residental building into the healthy caldo at this corner?
- 743 S. 75th St. [Urban Meridian Properties]
- Demolition in the Neighborhood [The Next San Miguel de Allende]
- And the Sign said- [The Next San Miguel de Allende]
- Daily Demolition Report: Down and Out at Beverly Hills [Swamplot]