A January newsletter from The Southampton Civic Club informs members that Hanover, building the mixed-use midrise pictured above, has purchased additional property on Morningside in Rice Village “just north” of the current construction site. The newsletter states that Hanover is planning to begin Phase II: a 12-story, 200-unit residential building with no retail. The newsletter’s language suggests that the property is bound by Morningside, Tangley, Dunstan, and Kelvin; that’s where the Village Commons, the Tangley Building, the Village Apartments, and Garden Gate are — at least for now.
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Nothing about the fate of the Garden Gate (shown above and below) has been officially announced. But an employee tells Swamplot that Donna Lokey, the owner of record for the property at 5122 Morningside according to HCAD, has sold and the store will be moving — but “not for a couple of months.” Hanover has set up its construction office behind all that maniacal greenery in the photo below; the entrance is on Dunstan. Hanover tells Swamplot that Hanover has nothing to tell Swamplot.
- Previously on Swamplot: Cloud 10 Hitting Sweet Spot in the Village, Hanover at Rice Village: What’s Going Up Over Bolsover
Photos: Allyn West