Recently an e-mail circulated that Garden Oaks Baptist Church was selling the parking lot across the street from the church at 3206 N Shepherd Drive – along with its main sanctuary. Not so, said Deacon and member Jim Coit, who set the record straight for The Leader. He said that a long range planning committee […]
Leader reader Angela Ryden was recently driving by Booker T. Washington High School, 119 E 39th St., and said she noticed about 30 houses, boarded up and “looking ready for demolition.” The bulldozers did indeed come by Independence Heights last week, and they will be back to clear a total of 51 properties to make way for Booker T. Washington’s new state of the art campus. All thanks to the $51.7 million allocated to the school as part of the 2012 voter approved bond program.
By Cynthia Lescalleet For The Leader Houston Heights homeowner Peggy Gilbert wanted to downsize. Really, she did. Even if it meant leaving the cushy poolscape at her previous home, located on a roomy corner lot property elsewhere in the neighborhood. With an eye on retirement, Gilbert sought something charming, single-story and “more manageable” (as in […]
The newest business moving into Davis Commercial’s newest shopping center now for lease in the Heights at North Shepherd and 19th Street has been confirmed as Dallas-based chain Cane Rosso, according to a representative. The business, which offers what it calls “authentic neapolitan pizza” in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, will be opening its doors […]
While social media networks were abuzz with the idea that residents might be lacing up their roller skates for the rebirth of a local, iconic roller rink in Oak Forest, the potential proprietor of the establishment said the dream might have to wait a little bit longer. The former home of Tradewinds Skating Rink, located […]
It’s a game changer for the corner of Rosslyn Road and 43rd Street. When Fisher Homes purchased the former Oak Forest Place apartments, 4300 Rosslyn Rd., last month, the speculation began about what would happen to the property. The Leader spoke with Juan Cuevas, a senior associate with Marcus & Millichap, who represented California resident […]
By Cynthia Lescalleet The only skeleton revealed during the award-winning renovation of a 1920s bungalow in Sunset Heights was the eight-inch skeleton key that came with the property when Ellie and Christian Busker of Renovative Thinking began their project. Its completion earned a 2015 Good Brick Award from Preservation Houston, which honored recipients at The […]
There are not many one-acre properties left for purchase in the Garden Oaks area. That’s one of the things that makes the house at 738 West 43rd Street so unique. The other is that the grand house, with six bedrooms and four full bathrooms, has been unlived in for five years and has become a shadow of its former self. As of 2014, it is bank owned. The property is currently being offered at online auction by Star Crest Realty.
The possibility of a partnership between Sears and Weingarten Realty to develop a shopping center off of N. Shepherd came to light with a ‘vision book’ that was online earlier this week, only to be removed from the web. It highlighted the creation of a new shopping center that would include the Sears site as well as the Pine Forest […]
What used to be just a catchphrase or sound bite in the area – the $1 million home – is now a growing reality in Leader communities. But just what makes a home a million dollar investment in our area? And with the volatility in the Houston job market thanks to the dropping price in oil, will it continue?