March 21, 2008
Archstone Memorial Heights gets ready for the wrecker

The On the Spot Blog gives the second and third entries in its three-part series of what's going on with the Archstone Memorial Heights apartments that are scheduled to meet their doom shortly, to be replaced by something swankier. (Part one is here.) It looks like we can expect some demolition action soon:

Now that the tenants have moved out of the space, some obvious activity is taking place inside the buildings by the maintenance personnel. Interior doors, window blinds and other lightweight items are being moved from the buildings. As far as I can tell, no major interior demolition has begun (no dumpsters for demolition debris is yet on site).

I suspect that we will see the activity ramp up in early April, and the buildings gone and the ground cleared by May. I will continue to watch SwampLot's daily demolition reports for clues as to when the heavy machines will be coming to take it down.

I'll have a good view of this as it happens, since I drive past it nearly every day. I haven't heard any updates yet regarding the proposed Court Street abandonment, or if Archstone Memorial has listened to the feedback from Super Neighborhood 22 regarding the orientation of its street-level retail in the new development. I'll let you know when I do. Thanks to Swamplot for the catch.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 21, 2008 to Elsewhere in Houston