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 — due months ago — explaining how they’ll help find new homes for Shoreline tenants and those at Brookhollow, a smaller apartment complex nearby.
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