The corner lot at Jefferson/Marshall/21st Street is for sale for $550,000.
Former home of Tricycle Gardens. Hoping for something *at least* as beautiful and good-for-the-hood as they were. This “Landlord” is not known to be easy to deal with &/or realistic in his Rent/Sale pricing (among other things).
$550K???!!! Good luck moving this one! Good luck at 50% of that price!
Looked up the zoning to see what could be built here. It is zoned Urban Business, which limits buildings to 28 feet in height.
Yep, and that’s a very good thing.
@ #3 laura
Yes indeedy, that $$$ale price is what I meant by “…not known to be easy to deal with &/or realistic in his Rent/Sale pricing.”
Given that the property is assessed for $165K and the owners believe it is worth $550K, perhaps they would be willing to ask to have their assessment raised. That way they could pay a level of real estate taxes that are better aligned with the value they ascribe to the property.
Not realistic in their sale pricing indeed.
While this may not be the appropriate thread to ask, it is nearby…does anyone know what is happening with the condemned convenience store at 24th and Jefferson? Seems to be a bunch of construction work going on there.
@8-Looks like there is a active permit for that address. Good to see it’s not going to be demolished.
The former tenants/business owners are suing to be put back in the building. The owner, Judge Barbara Gaden’s husband and family, are doing just the work necessary to stabilize the structure. The way they’ve let the building deteriorate coupled with the predatory businesses they rent to is morally reprehensible.
How about opening an old fashioned full service gas station it was built for?
@ #11 Eric
No offense, but not a fan of that idea. Before Tricycle, this lot sat empty for *quite some time*. Likely this was due to what was being asked for rent &/or purchase. It will likely be lifeless again for a while, or until someone drills for the oil the owner must believe it’s sitting on…
@ 8, 9, 10 – I’d like to hear more about the Family Market building. The former business used to support a major drug corner.
I was going by the fact that Church Hill once had many neighborhood gas stations along the main routes like Marshall, Jefferson, etc… which are now gone. Do you know that there was one behind the Church Hill Animal Hospital building and one at Pritchard Brothers at one time? I am not talking about a WaWa – Fast Mart type but a good old fashioned gas station with a mechanic on duty. They won’t be able to do major work as automobiles have drastically changed since that era but can do things like tires, oil changes, mufflers, etc… and give those big name shops a run for their money and have a friendly face in the neighborhood to to spend your money with.
Eric, really? You think CHA would ever allow a developer to dig a huge hole in the ground to install ginormous gasoline tanks in their precious hood?
I hope its built over. It always seemed redundant to me to have a small green space directly next to a large park. It would be nice to have something sharp and vertical on that corner. At the very least, a store front.
I think I agree with Don. Raze the building, fill the lot, go up the full 28′.
@17…Be prepared to see nothing happen here for quite some time. It might be a while before reality set in and it sells for $130K
@14 – Eric, there already is an auto repair shop a block away. Duke’s does all of that and more.
@16 and @20… I was only thinking and doing some reminiscing I guess about the good old days. 🙂 It was common as late as the 1970s to have gas stations a block or two apart from one another and Church Hill was no different. As I had mentioned, current automotive technology would not allow a full service station today anyway unless it is an upscale shop able to afford electronics and technicians who knows how to use it. Yes Duke’s is around the corner but I do think they need a facelift to make it more inviting and noticeable that they are even open for business. To tell you the truth, I had thought they went out of business years ago – never seeing activity or people around and no cars out front like let’s say Lotsey & Hardy on the corner of Government and Williamsburg has (we have used for service) or a Pep Boys on Nine Mile. Just thought we could use something more along the lines of a “full service” gas station. Heck, when is the last time you have filled up at a station that offers an attendant to fill your car for you (even for handicap drivers)?
Take a closer look at this (somewhat) complex intersection, and you’ll realize having a “full 28′ build out” would create poor visibility of vehicles entering. As with the intersection @ Jeff. Ave./Princess Anne/N. 21st. streets, drivers take GREAT liberties with how they drive through; “Red”=go for it & passing on the Right is Okey Doke, etc.
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