Ground has been broken on Crescent Howell Mill, Atlanta's latest large-scale rental community. The $47-million apartment project is planned as part of a larger mixed-use development. Crescent Communities began work this week on the 256-unit complex slated for a spring 2015 opening, moving earth at the site near the intersection of Howell Mill and Collier roads. Just north of Interstate 75, the 2.2-acre lot will be home to studios, one- and two-bedroom units with a "best-in-class amenity package" that includes a courtyard, saltwater pool, dog park, etc. Apparently, the exterior is designed to look like an old textile mill, which is fairly intriguing, but the most interesting part may be what's planned for the surrounding area.
Crescent Howell Mill will be part of an eight-acre mixed-use project developed by Healey Weatherholtz Properties. "The first phase (of that project) … will include 11,000 square feet of stand-alone retail and restaurant space," according to a press release. No target completion date for that yet, though.
As far as location, Crescent reps are billing the whole thing as a future "destination area between Midtown and Buckhead." The spot is, in fact, roughly three miles from both neighborhoods. If you're into that kind of thing, it's also about seven miles down I-75 from the site of the Braves' intown-snubbing new stadium.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep
· Throwback Industrial Residences Planned For Howell Mill [Curbed Atlanta]