Statesman – Developer slow to help residents in Southeast Austin apartments slated for demolition

As Arturo Garcia walks the grounds of Shoreline Apartments in Southeast Austin, he points out rotted steps, peeling paint, cracked concrete and broken fencing.

This dilapidated, 308 -unit complex is now half vacant. Many tenants moved out this year, before Houston-based Grayco Partners demolishes Shoreline to build an upscale $200 million apartment and retail project in its place, near Lady Bird Lake.

But Garcia’s family is still waiting on “relocation assistance” that Grayco agreed to provide Shoreline’s mostly low-income tenants when the company sought city approval for the mixed-use project in 2009 . And city officials say Grayco only last week submitted a plan ā€” due months ago ā€” explaining how they’ll help find new homes for Shoreline tenants and those at Brookhollow, a smaller apartment complex nearby.

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