Armed with only a camera and a healthy sense of curiosity, Swamplot reader and longtime Memorial Heights Apartments resident Michael W. Jones pokes around his apartment complex and unearths evidence of Archstone-Smith’s redevelopment plans. His conclusions:
After the jump, photos — and a few more details — from Jones’s report.
Last of the tenants moving out of Building 8 on March 1st:
A construction staging area in the complex:
And broken windows in Building 7, for easier interior demolition:
From an earlier installment of Jones’s three-part Memorial Heights Apartments series:
Details did emerge that Archstone was setting out on a 5-year plan to redevelop the complex, including demolishing the 30 existing 3-story garden-style buildings, and rebuilding with six 4-story buildings and parking structures. In addition a retail complex would be built facing Studemont, and hence the request to close Court Street.
- Archstone Memorial Heights: And the Start is Eminent [On the Spot Blog]
- Archstone Memorial Heights vs. The City of Houston [On the Spot Blog]
- Memorial Heights Apartments: Washington Fences Will Stay [Swamplot]
- Memorial Heights Apartments: How Long Is Your Lease? [Swamplot]
Photos and map: Michael W. Jones