Houston City Council Member Dave Martin announced today that Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) will begin demolition of several home-buyout properties in Forest Cove next week.
The demolition in the Forest Cove Town Home community will begin with units:
- 803 and 805 Timberline Court
- 1060 Marina Drive
HCFCD plans to submit the demolition request for 1050 Marina Drive shortly.
County Completing Buyouts
Currently there are several other units that are almost completely under HCFD’s ownership. When they are completely owned, their demolition will follow.
Martin thanked City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods Director TaKasha Francis for her assistance with expediting the demolition permits.
“These town homes are a constant reminder to the community of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,” said Martin. “HCFCD has done a tremendous job in keeping our office informed on the status of the demolition process for these Hurricane Harvey buyout properties.”
To learn more about HCFCD’s buyout program, visit their website.
Harvey swept away several of the townhomes in this area, leaving nothing but the foundations. Owners of several of the surviving units reported water as high as 17 to 22 feet at the peak of the flood.
A Metamorphosis in the Making
I will cover this story as it develops. I have talked with both Harris County County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle and the City of Houston Parks Board about this area. It’s about to undergo a metamorphosis. Within several years, this could become part of beautiful riverfront park that adds new luster to the community, provides a recreational resource to residents, and puts distance between homes and future floods.
Posted by Bob Rehak on March 8, 2019
556 Days since Hurricane Harvey