“There are at least 3-4 dozers making fast work of the demo” of the abandoned Park Memorial Condos on Memorial Dr. at Detering, reports Swamplot reader and real-estate agent David Hille, who lives nearby and snapped these photos of the onsite action this morning. The sale of the festering, overgrown property — which required the willing or resigned participation of 108 locked-out condo owners — was completed last month, and demo permits for 4 of the structures were granted yesterday.
Almost 4 years ago, the city condemned the complex and ordered all residents to leave. Mountains of paperwork, a few legal actions, a few foreclosures and bank-givebacks, and months of negotiations later, there’s a new owner: JLB Properties. The Dallas developer reportedly plans a new apartment development on the 4.85-acre property.
- Previously on Swamplot: Out of Limbo: Creepy, Abandoned Park Memorial Condo Property Sells, Finally, Is Something About To Happen to the Park Memorial Condos?, Comment of the Day: Viewing the Park Memorial Condo Pool Party from the Air, The Park Memorial Condo Wildlife Refuge, An Affordable Condo in Rice Military You Can Buy, But Canâ€™t Look at or Live In, Park Memorial Condo Owners: Ready To Move Back In?, The Finger, the Gun, and Other Secrets of the Park Memorial Sale, Last Stand at Park Memorial, Park Memorial: Just Sitting There, Condos Condemned: Park Memorial To Become Parking Garage Memorial, City Shuts Down Gables of Inwood; Park Memorial Condos Next?
Photos: David Hille