Construction update

The Star Supply project is moving along.

All the photos in the post were taken July 2, 2015
All the photos in this post were taken July 2, 2015

After several months of the house shaking first from the destruction and then from the pile driving, we’re down to a constant beep beep beep as equipment moves around the site. It’s not nearly as disruptive as the aforementioned work.DSC_0530The actual construction has begun and there are massive holes and mysterious piles everywhere.  It’s interesting to watch if nothing else. DSC_0541wmSeveral of the houses on the street backing this development have recently been purchased by the same company and their signs now hang from the buildings.  Hopefully the flow of money goes both ways with these rentals and not just out of the neighborhood.  Guess they figured they’d buy the properties up while they’re still cheap.  I’m going to miss the hanging planters that one of the houses used to have all summer.  They were beautiful.

You can still see the ghost of the building on the brick.
You can still see the ghost of the building on the brick.

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This is the last industrial building in the neighborhood.  It's owned by a couple of artists.
This is the last industrial building in the neighborhood. It’s owned by a couple of artists.

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Do you remember where you left your hammer?
Do you remember where you left your hammer?
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Not a big fan of vinyl windows but they are cost efficient. At least they have true divided lights.

DSC_0633wmThe city is going to be reevaluating property taxes this summer.  It’ll give us a three year reprieve from the new development increasing our house value and therefore boosting the taxes.

The future parking garage.  At least some of it is below grade.
The future parking garage. It won’t be a completely hulking beast as some of it is below grade.

Buying some time is a good thing.

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