Development Beat: Teardown Tuesday

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1309 Swingline

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The City of Raleigh issued eight demolition permits last week, all of them for single-family residential homes.

While we ordinarily don’t cover these sort of projects here, we don’t normally write about cell phone towers either, and yesterday’s post was kind of fun to put together. Unfortunately, it turns out digging up information on a bunch of soon-to-be-gone homes throughout Raleigh is a lot less interesting than speculating about the “Can You Hear Me Now?” guy getting thrown in some deep, dark, Verizon-branded prison cell.

First up, we’ve got a home at 1309 Swingline Way in east Raleigh that was built just 15 years ago and hasĀ been owned by the City of Raleigh Housing Authority ever since. In March of this year, it suffered fire damage and is now set to be torn down for $7,500 by Cecil Holcomb Demolition.

1309 Swingline

1309 Swingline

Holcomb will also be handling another of the eight teardowns, this one at 1509 Cherokee Drive for $12,500. This home was built in 1942 and last sold in 2012.

Holcomb isn’t the only demo contractor doubling up on homes this week: Elite Demolition services will be handling the teardowns of both 5801 and 5739 Trinity Road. Built in 1959 andĀ 1956, the homes were both acquired by Legacy Custom Homes in March of this year and will be demolished at a total cost of $10,000.

Legacy Custom Homes will themselves be handling a demolition at 416 Lake Boone Trail, which was first built in 1941. This property has been owned by a private individual since 1995 and will be torn down for $15,000.

The two other homes owned by private citizens that received demo permits last week were at 2017 Noble Road and 610 Frank Street. They will be handled by True Work Inc. for $7,000 and Patterson Custom Homes for $5,000.


Triangle Interiors will be handling the final teardown for the low-low price of $6,000, a house at 804 S. East Street first built in 1935. Sharp Real Estate Investments snapped up the property on August 2 of this year.

804 S. East St

804 S. East St