Elan Westside — one of several in-the-works apartment projects west of Midtown — is now gunning for completion early next year. The seven-story undertaking by developer Greystar is situated at the corner of 14th Street and Howell Mill and was originally slated to open this fall. Pre-leasing has already begun, but thanks to pesky "construction delays," officials are now hoping for move-ins to begin March 2014. According to spokesman Breck Rochow, the 197 units will include studios, one- and two-bedrooms ranging from 611 to 1,600 square feet.
The Elan project will join a number of developments bringing a surge of apartments to Westside, including a pending build near The Optimist restaurant and the 250-unit Walton Westside near the Goat Farm Arts Center. Plans are also in place right around the corner at the old Ironworks spot, where a $6-million project will create 18,000 square feet of shops and restaurants. Speaking of shops and restaurants — Elan Westside is designed for 11,000 square feet of retail. The aforementioned spokesman said there were "no announcements about the retail portion of the property at this time," but it's been long-rumored that Fado Irish Pub will be opening its second location in the building.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep
· Photographic Proof Of ATL's Changing Rental Landscape [Curbed Atlanta]
· Elan Westside [Website]
[Construction photo: Christopher T. Martin, Curbed Atlanta]