A building permit filed yesterday reveals what’s going up on the half-acre vacant tract across Caroline St. from the Oaks On Caroline condo building: a 16,000-sq.-ft. parking garage. Home previously to a pair of 2-story homes, the property’s been vacant since early 2016, around the same time Nan and Company put the finishing touches on its neighboring 5-story condo structure which sits between Arbor and Rosedale streets. As shown in the photo at top, the garage’s construction site is surrounded entirely by townhomes. Not pictured: the Houston Museum of African American Culture, which is situated just north of the garage, at the northeast corner of Caroline and Wentworth St.
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I called Surge Homes, who stated Museum BLVD is alive and well. Could the permit be for the vacant half-acre lot the north of the Oaks on Caroline?
This is not a parking garage – it is condos by Surge Homes
Is this parking for HMAAC? There’s not all that much else around here. I’d be surprised is someone built a spec parking structure to serve as guest parking for a bunch of townhouses.
So, if I understand correctly, it’s simply a parking garage going up? Previously, that 1/2 acre was going to be another development from a different developer from Oaks on Caroline. Interesting…
Meanwhile, if you want to live literally down the road 1/2 block, I’ve got a townhouse for sale…https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/1212-Rosedale-St-Houston,-TX,-77004_rb/
This is Museum BLVD, a condo building being built by Surge Homes..
Seems like a strange place to put a parking garage. Is there something else happening in the neighborhood that I’m not aware of?