Apartment developer the Hanover Company appears to be the purchaser of the Kirby Court Apartments — or at least a portion of it. A chunk of the 1949 garden apartment complex, which faces Steel St. west of Kirby, directly across from Whole Foods Market, is outlined in a variance application submitted to the city by Hanover for what the company is calling the Hanover River Oaks. The property earmarked for the development extends halfway (or 350 ft.) into the block between Kipling St. and Steel St. from Kirby Dr., but leaves out the Beck’s Prime drive-thru on the northeast corner.
The Kirby Court apartments, which date from 1949, face Steel St. behind rows of large live oak trees, creating a street scene occasionally referred to as a lower-income version of North and South Blvds. A source tells Swamplot that residents of the apartments have not been given any notice about what appears to be the impending end of at least a portion of their complex, but that the landlord “is not renewing leases and is no longer renting out empty apartments.”
- Previously on Swamplot: Curtains for Kirby Court?
Photos: Jessie Wilson