After we told y’all about the massive residential development potentially coming to the 1300 block of Bainbridge Street in the near future, a reader checked in, asking about a couple of mysterious vacant lots nearby. It’s already curious that the northeast and southwest corners of 13th & Kater are vacant, and the expected new development in the area makes it even more surprising.
Let’s try to figure out what’s going on here, shall we?
1240 South St, etc
The northeast corner of 13th & Kater, also known as 1240-52 South St., 613-615 S. 13th St., 1237 Kater St., and 1243 Kater St., is a huge lot with almost 20,000 sqft of open space. Years ago, a few disgusting, blighted properties stood on the corner, but these have been demolished. The South Street property was purchased by G & W South Street Partnership for…