Hanover Montrose Residential Tower Prepares To Open
For the past two years, Montrose residents have watched the construction of the 29-story Hanover Montrose apartment building on the corner of Montrose and Hawthorne Street; replacing the former 10-story building best known by its penthouse-floor tenant, the Sky Bar. Designed by architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the Hanover Montrose building will feature 327 units, many with views of Downtown Houston, and a two-story loggia with a swimming pool looking south towards Rice University and the Texas Medical Center.
With just over a month until the building’s official grand opening in August, property manager John Quiroz said he can’t wait to show off its features to the neighborhood. “A lot of people see the construction and don’t know what it is,” Quiroz said. “Some people think it’s condos.” Actually, it’s apartments, with rents starting at $1,646 for a studio. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units will also be available, with the top two floors reserved for penthouses. The move-in date for floors nine through twelve is mid-August, with the rest to be be occupied by the end of the year.
“I think everyone’s pretty excited,” Quiroz said while showing a visitor around Hanover Montrose’s temporary leasing office at 3405-A Yoakum, right around the corner from the construction site. “Things are moving along pretty quickly, and it’s really coming together.” The leasing office features a demonstration kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, as well as solar shades for the window.
Other amenities include a fitness center with Technogym equipment, a yoga studio, a private movie screening room, and a dining room with seating for twelve that can be reserved by residents. Lockable freezers and wine vaults are also available. A dog park on the ground level will be equipped with dog-washing stations. “The building will be extremely pet-friendly,” Quiroz promised.
Residents will have access to 24-hour concierge service, as well as valet parking. (With the parking garage occupying floors two to eight and apartments starting on floor nine, “no one has a bad view.”) Best of all, Quiroz noted, the building is right in the heart of Montrose, just blocks from the Menil, the University of St. Thomas, and the shops and bars of Lower Westheimer. “It’s close to all the restaurants, the museums, the music. And it’s a very walkable neighborhood.” The property is Hanover’s fifth in Houston, and its most ambitious to date.
Although the building isn’t yet open to the general public for tours, Quiroz has had a chance to check on the progress of construction. “Some of the units on the ninth, tenth, and eleventh floor are almost complete, and they look great,” he said. “We’re hoping that as we get closer to opening we’ll be able to provide some hard-hat tours so people can get inside and look around.”