The other day, we got an email from a reader, inquiring about some demolition activity on the 1300 block of S. Howard St., a little block with views of the rear of the Freda Corporation building on Front Street. We took a jaunt over to scope it out, and we did indeed discover ongoing demolition at 1318-24 S. Howard St.
This property is for sale, along with the building next door, for $650K. It’s been on the market for over four years though, so we’re guessing it’s not really available, even though it’s still listed. Another reason that we doubt its availability is the relatively new renovation that’s happened next door, wherein the owners took a building that was previously a mere two stories and tossed a couple of new floors on top. That building, which is part of the same property as the warehouse that’s getting demoed, is still under construction.
In the past
Current shot. Darn truck.
Funny enough, we can’t find any information about this construction whatsoever. It doesn’t seem that the property went to the ZBA in the past couple of years, and we’re coming up empty at the Zoning Archive as well. We’re guessing it’s residential, and probably rentals, but we are by no means sure about it.
Does anybody out there have any info about this development, either the demolition or the addition next door? Also, does anyone remember when these buildings were last in active use? We’re guessing the cinderblock windows mean that it’s been awhile…