South Braeswood Community Applauds Demolition of Derelict Sites around Starbuck’s

Last month, Council Member Green helped initiate the demolition of the dilapidatedBuffalo Speedway commercial center located at 9714 Buffalo Speedway — adjacent to the Starbuck’s along South Main at Buffalo Speedway – and the adjacent former motel (9604 South Main St.).

Promoting public safety and enhancing the quality of life for residents are top priorities for Council Member Green. One way to accomplish this is by eliminating blighted, hazardous buildings within District K neighborhoods. In addition, this demolition is part of the District K Klean It Up/Green It Up initiative.

braeswoodThe Klean It Up/Green It Up initiative is a campaign focused on beautifying District K through tree plantings, community clean-ups, an increased focus on recycling, and elimination of blighted structures among other green initiatives. The campaign will utilize special events, community partnerships, and a robust social media program to help educate residents on how to make District K a healthier, greener, and more environmentally friendly place to live and raise a family.

Council Member Green states, “Working with the current owner of the site, I’m thrilled the District K council office was able assist with the demolition of this abandoned commercial strip center and former motel. Over the years, these derelict sites have detrimentally plagued the adjacent Westridge community with unwanted litter, unsightly graffiti, and loitering of vagrants. Through continually working with the District K council office, this community’s persistence has been heard.”

With the demolition of these sites, the current owner is proposing a mixed-use development. “With all the development occurring along the South Main corridor, this proposed mixed-use development will be a catalyst to foster additional complimentary retail,” states Council Member Green.

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