News 5-8-07 New Ryder Homes Town House Project

5/8/07 - NEW PROJECT? - I am back! I had to make a trip to Southern California for moral support for my dad who is going in for cancer-related surgery. I hope yall didn't leave me while I was gone for 8 days, lol. Looky what I found pinned up on the hideous brick building on Mill and Holcomb. Can you say super excited? I am, this is blocks from my office. Because now we'll have Grant's Landing on the North side of Mill, the cute Victorian on the southwest corner that recently was restored, a new townhome project replacing at least the commercial building on Ryder's lot on Holcomb and Mill on the Southeast corner, and then Townhomes at Holcomb Place (which was supposed to break ground in April?) a short block to the South. Nice! If Ryder Homes is serious, couple with Grant's Landing it will completely transform the area. It's unknown whether Ryder will leave the old bungalow homes on the south end of their lot, which they recently cleaned up and rented. I hope they leave them and design the townhomes to match....they are cute 1920's brick homes in great condition.

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Posted by: Wiley_n_Reno - 5/9/2007 8:46:51 AM
Best of luck for your Dad's recovery

Posted by: Ryan D. - 5/9/2007 10:37:36 AM
Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope everything goes well.

Posted by: Steve - 5/9/2007 1:11:16 PM
On the Ryder Banner... Ryder bought the entire block where that building stands and had it all zoned multi-family so I would think that they will build out the entire thing, At about the same time, they bought "most" - but not quite all - of a block a little to the southwest (the block on the NE corner of Sinclair and Ryland). They rezoned it at the same time. Given the size of Ryder, I would bet that they will roll in, clear both blocks and construct both projects almost simultaneously. It will make a huge change in the area. Mike, best wishes to your dad as well.

Posted by: Ken - 5/10/2007 12:20:29 AM
I like that "hideous" building and think that it could be a great, historical, addition to the neighborhood. If Ryder owns the whole block, they might do well to remember that lots of different building sizes, ages, and uses make for a good neighborhood. With a cosmetic makeover and some upgraded tenants serving a neighborhood full of a mixture of mixed-use buildings and small cottages, that building could fit in quite well.

Posted by: Mike Van H - 5/10/2007 1:09:17 PM
Ken youre right. I should rephrase. The building itself isnt hideous, it has lots of underlying character. Its the vandals and gang symbols sprayed all over it that makes it hideous. Now they dont even bother color matching when they paint over it. If someone took the time to pressure-wash the grafitti and paint off the brick, ala the old Mr. Os tavern, it would look schweet. And who knows what they have planned. Other than we know it will the townhomes. Maybe the building will be renovated.