How the Heights Post Office Is Coming Down Today, and What’s Going Up in Its Place

The former Heights Finance Station post office at the corner of Heights Blvd. and 11th St. — its parking lot and front door face Yale St. — is coming down in a hail of lovingly painted bricks today. The post office was closed at the end of 2015 and subsequently purchased by developer MFT Interests. The single-story building was later festooned with an assortment of romance– and ZIP-code-themed murals.

MFT is calling the new development it has planned for the 1050 Yale St. site Heights Central Station. It’ll consist of two 2-story painted-brick buildings fronting 11th St.:


and have a parking lot and a drive-thru of some sort tucked behind, accessed on either side from Yale and Heights Blvd.:

A second location of the Kolache Shoppe (based in the Richmond Ave. strip center across from the Costco near Weslayan) is planned for development; a fourth location of restaurant Dish Society should take up the ground floor of the building closer to Yale St., pictured in the foreground of this view from the Yale-and-11th corner from the development’s architects, Kirksey:

More views of today’s come-down:

Photos: Swamplot inbox (top photo); Brie Kelman (other demo pics). Plans and renderings: MFT Interests/Kirksey Architecture

Heights Central Station

8 Comment

  • Come out this Saturday to buy a brick between 12-4pm! Proceeds benefit the Houston Heights Association.

  • Looks more West Gray or Kirby than Heights Boulevard, but I’m just thankful to be getting multi-story zero-setback retail.

  • no one went to that post office any more anyways since the lines were so long.

  • YEZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! The Kolache Shoppe RAWKS! Best kolaches in Houston and now they’ll be right around the corner. This makes my pants tight (from eating too many kolaches).

  • LOL JoeDirt …. the irony!

  • Looks bive but hope it is not lingerie shops with sad mannequins and deflated balloons like the White Oak property they own….

  • Too bad copies of stores are coming in rather than something unique we could be proud of.

  • @Chrsity H–Katy is nice! You should check it out sometime. Out with the old and in with the new–your’re neighborhood is changing for the better. Get out!