Just one on almost an entire bock of vacant houses, 801 Mosby Street was demolished yesterday.
At first glance, this is a crappy little house in a string of crappy houses in an area that is dominated by vacant lots and Mosby Court. This is also the first action towards change of any kind that this specific area has seen in at least the past few years. A few blocks away, 22nd/23rd/24th Streets are picking up. Just to the south, the northern edge of Union Hill has seen some amazing transformation. Looking forward — what is going to happen on all of this blank land?
This lot is apparently owned by the same man that owns the semi-derelict fast food church on the 700 block of Mosby. (/2005/12/08/the-richmond-voice-on-gentrification-and-restoration/, Dec.8, 2005)