Hanover Co. Begins Site Prep on $95M 32-Story Luxury Apts in Uptown Houston
by Adolfo Pesquera
Houston (Harris Co.) – Hanover Company has begun site preparation for the construction of a 32-story, $95 million apartment tower in Uptown Houston near The Galleria.
According to the architect’s project report to the state licensing board, Boulevard Residential LC is the owner of record that is constructing a 280-unit high-rise multifamily building made of cast-in-place concrete within the 1700 block of South Post Oak Lane.
The project name is Hanover Boulevard Place. Boulevard Residential is a holding of Hanover Company, which specializes in developing luxury apartment towers.
Hanover Company developed the Hanover Post Oak tower at 1750 Sky Lark Lane and the new tower is directly adjacent. Hanover Company owns adjacent tracts of land to the south and north of Hanover Post Oak.
The architectural firm is Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) and the designer of record is Clara Wineberg.
The estimated construction start date was entered as Oct. 1, 2016, however, the project manager has already set up a mobile project site office. Construction is scheduled for completion March of 2019.
As recently as July 7, Hanover told the Houston Business Journal that they had not yet determined when to begin construction, nor had they decided how many units the tower would have. The Journal did state that San Antonio-based USAA Real Estate Company had an interest in the project, and that SCA Consulting Engineers was conducting the structural design tests.
A down-scaled model of the project indicates the tower will be slightly taller the Hanover Post Oak. The mock-up also shows two additional towers on Hanover-owned land–one just south of Hanover Boulevard Place and one north of Hanover Post Oak. The could be future phases of development, depending on market conditions.
Solomon Cordwell Buenz is the same architectural firm Hanover hired to design the 30-story Hanover Montrose at 3400 Montrose Boulevard. That project has topped out and is nearing completion. Solomon Cordwell Buenz also designed Blvd Place mixed-use development that is across the block from Hanover Boulevard Place on Post Oak Boulevard.
Adolfo Pesquera (Reporter/Editor) is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.