“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 Can’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