AstroWorld Drama Again?

AstroWorld land grab: Adult businesses and outlet malls barred from bidding on theme park site

AstroWorld land grab: Adult businesses, outlets barred from bidding

Astroworld property with Astrodome in background 1968
AstroWorld's final 44 acres have hit he real estate market. Flintexpats.com
Astrodome aerial with last property for sale outlined
The high-profile parcel faces the 610 Loop with additional frontage along Bellfort and Fannin. HFFLP.com
Astrodome aerial with last property for sale outlined
Rodeo Houston purchased half of the former AstroWorld site in December 2012, using the plot for additional parking. HFFLP.com
Astrodome aerial with last property for sale outlined
Note the proposed light rail stop, at right. HFFLP.com
Astroworld property with downtown skyline, Astrodome and Reliant Stadium
Since AstroWorld closed in 2005, the site has remained vacant. (File photo) HoustonFreeways.com
Astroworld property with Astrodome in background 1968
Astrodome aerial with last property for sale outlined
Astrodome aerial with last property for sale outlined
Astrodome aerial with last property for sale outlined
Astroworld property with downtown skyline, Astrodome and Reliant Stadium

Get ready to wipe away the rest of those pesky precious memories . . . the last piece of AstroWorld is up for sale.

The Fort Worth investment company that purchased the storied Six Flags site in 2010 — and sold roughly half of it to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in December 2012 — has put the final 44-acres of hallowed ground on the market.

According to the listing from commercial realty mega-firm HFF, property owner The Mallick Group requests complete confidentially from interested parties . . . Oh yeah, and no outlet malls or adult-oriented businesses either, according to the brochure.

CultureMap was unable to reach the HFF broker for an official asking price. Since the Rodeo purchased its 48 acres for $42.8 million ($891,600 an acre), that would put the remaining parcel at around $39.2 million under a similar pricing scale.

Swamplot — which has taken to calling the vacant lot "HalfstroWorld" and first reported the sale — notes that a potential METRORail stop is being considered for another 6.3-acre plot located at the southeast corner of Mallick's property.

The eighth year anniversary of AstroWorld closing just passed on Oct. 30. The traditional gift would be pottery or bronze, according to Hallmark.