Frequent flipper and Swamplot commenter Cody Lutsch of Fat Property is upgrading this apartment complex in the Third Ward. A listing for the remaining 2-bedroom units on HAR describes some of the improvements: “central air, new paint, ceilling fans [sic], windows, blinds, refinished hardwood floors, etc.” Apparently, Lutsch has also found a buyer for the property, who will be closing on the 3-building complex at 3008 Truxillo, just south of Alabama, in October. The photo above shows the northwest face of the complex — right across the street from the Truxillo Washateria — as seen from Ennis St.
The property comprises 3 1948 buildings: 2 are 4,992 sq. ft., and the other is 2,300 sq. ft.
Here, Truxillo dead-ends at the Columbia Tap hike and bike trail, which runs through nearby TSU and farther on toward Brays Bayou. The empty lot, shown below, was also bought by Lutsch’s company, he explains:
Our goal was to turn it into garden space for our tenants. However, we did recently talk to a laundry company from Austin. They’ve been wanting to open a new facility in Houston to take advantage of the under served area of 3rd ward — mostly all the students. They are interested in buying this lot to build a new facility.
- 3008 Truxillo St. 77004 [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: Taking on a Rough Midtown Trio, Third Montrose Skylane Apartment Building Turns Over, A Neighbor’s Plans for the West Alabama Skylanes
Photos: Allyn West