Bankruptcy and, today, demolition — so ends the journey for the Black-eyed Pea at 4211 Bellaire Blvd. Swirling rumors and previously filed variance requests suggested that apartments would go up on the site, and an actual design for a multifamily midrise was even floating around as early as last year — but the property changed hands again in the fall, as a reader noted. The new plan for the site, evidently part of Dallas-based serial apartment developer Ojala Holdings’s bid to cash in on the Texas big-box storage market, looks to be a 4-story storage facility. And permitting reviews look to have started in the fall, not long after Ojala’s Uncle-Bob’s-turned-Life Storage got wrapped up across from the no-longer-listed-for-lease Wabash Feed Store:
The demo site is buffered from the former home of Palace Lanes, which also closed under a financial cloud last year; Moeller’s Bakery and Uzi’s Autohaus serve as a buffer between the 2 properties:
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: Edison Out; Palace Lanes Building on Bellaire Locked Up by Landlord; Apartments, or Maybe More, To Replace the Black-eyed Pea on Bellaire Blvd.