Crescent Communities Breaks Ground on Howell Mill

Within the last few years, it seems as though mixed-use communities are the new thing in Atlanta. They appear to be popping up just about everywhere and at rapid succession. The latest community to get in on the trend is Howell Mill. Read on to find out all about the Crescent Communities mixed-use development, as well as what you can expect. Crescent Communities is scheduled to break ground this week, on Crescent Howell Mill, a $47 million, 256-unit luxury apartment community between Atlanta's Buckhead and Midtown districts that will help create a new residence and lifestyle destination. Crescent Howell Mill is expected to open spring 2015 and will be managed by Greystar, a national property management group with offices in Atlanta.

"The groundbreaking ceremony for Crescent Howell Mill marks the beginning of a new era for Atlanta's Howell Mill Road area," said Jay Curran, vice president of Crescent's multifamily group. This community marks Crescent's second multifamily development in Atlanta; Crescent Terminus, the first apartment-living option in the Terminus master development of nearby Buckhead, will open March 2014. Crescent has been an active developer in the metro area for more than two decades. "The Howell Mill site has a prime location between two of Atlanta's top business and cultural districts. With a unique restaurant and retail landscape of its own, this area will become a place that gives people an exceptional lifestyle experience," Curran said. Crescent Howell Mill will be built on 2.2 acres adjacent to future restaurant and retail development on Howell Mill Road.

Located at the intersection of Howell Mill Road NW and Collier Road near Interstate 75, residents will have a direct drive to midtown and downtown and a quick walk to retail, entertainment and dining options. The community will be part of an eight-acre mixed-use site offering a variety of conveniences to residents. The first phase, developed by the land seller, Healey Weatherholtz Properties, will include 11,000 square feet of stand-alone retail and restaurant space. Crescent's five-story building will feature a best-in-class amenity package including an open lawn courtyard, state-of-the-art athletic club, saltwater resort-style pool with sun deck, outdoor kitchen with grilling stations, fire pit social deck and dog walk park.

The studios, one- and two-bedroom units' interiors will feature details including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and designer light fixtures for modern-day luxuries. On the exterior, the building architecture will resemble an old textile mill, complementing the design of the mixed-use community. Crescent Howell Mill is being financed by Capital One and Nationwide. DPR Hardin Construction is the builder. The design team consists of Atlanta-based firms including Historical Concepts, the Preston Partnership and Southern Civil Engineers, Inc. as well as two Charlotte-based firms, LandDesign and Vignette Interior Design. For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.