All remaining tenants of the oak-tree-lined Kirby Court Apartments on the 2600 and 2700 block of Steel St. — across Kirby Dr. from the Whole Foods Market — received notice today that all leases will be terminated on December 31st, a source tells Swamplot. The notices — sent through regular mail and certified mail, taped on front doors, and bearing some lawyerly language — do not indicate the name of any buyer, or describe what might become of the site when it is redeveloped. But according to the source, all portions of the complex have now been sold.
In August, Hanover Company purchased a 1.65-acre portion of the complex and a few adjacent properties from the Dickey family. The company plans to build a 30-something story apartment tower called Hanover River Oaks at the northwest corner of Steel St. and Kirby Dr., with a row of restaurants surrounding the existing Becks Prime facing Kirby. It intends to spare the oak trees fronting Steel St. along its portion of the property.
Swamplot’s source is under the impression that additional neighboring properties are included in this latest sale, and that the after-Christmas clear-out date was intended as “a bit of a reprieve” for the tenants.
- Previously on Swamplot: A Guided Tour Through 8 Renderings of Hanover’s New Kirby Dr. Highrise and Drive-Thru Restaurant Plaza; Hanover Tower Planned Across from Kirby Whole Foods Wants To Keep Oaks, Add Restaurants; New Hanover Apartment Complex Will Eat a Chunk of the Kirby Court Apartments Across from Whole Foods
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