As the digging around has started recently across the road, the Chase Bank on W. 20th street has gone up for sale, a reader notes. Most of the land west of Nicholson St. between 19th and 20th streets is owned by Chase (which has a drive-in on the block), as is the parking lot on 20th across Lawrence. The property is wedged in with those 2 pieces of Heights Waterworks land (outlined here in red) that the city sold last year to Alliance; the apartment developer’s plan for the catty-corner sites includes a pair of 8- and 6-story midrises plus a conversion of the protected reservoir structure itself for restaurant and-or retail use. The signage at the corner of 19th and Lawrence St. (shown above) note that the bank will be seeking its fortune elsewhere.
- 500 & 600 Blocks of West 19th & 20th [HAR]
- Initial Plans for 19th St. Waterworks Site Revealed [The Leader]
- Previously on Swamplot: City-Wide Drainage SWAT Team Possibly Bankrolled By Heights Waterworks Sale; Apartment Developer Alliance Ready To Buy Landmarked Heights Waterworks Land
Images: “Random Property Gossip” (top); City of Houston (bottom)