Demolition of Home-Buyout Properties in Forest Cove Scheduled to Begin March 11

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. 

What 240,000 CFS can do to steel and stone.

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.

Units in the Forest Cove townhome association destroyed by Harvey.

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.

Within a few years, this could become part of Harris County’s new Edgewater Park.

“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.

Perched on the precipice with a waterfront view.
Before the City picked up the trash. After Harvey, the townhomes became a convenient location for illegal dumpers, looters and squatters.

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