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Prime Heights property makes way for midrise apartments with downtown views

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Elan Heights rendering Woodland Heights July 2014
The proposed Elan Heights, a 10-story midrise with 327 units. Rendering courtesy of Meeks + Partners
Skyland Central Apartments off Taylor Street between Usener and White Oak Drive before demolition from Taylor Street bridge
Skyland Central Apartments as seen before demolition from Taylor Street bridge. Google Maps
Elan Heights rendering Woodland Heights July 2014
Skyland Central Apartments off Taylor Street between Usener and White Oak Drive before demolition from Taylor Street bridge

Elan Heights, a 10-story midrise with 327 units, will occupy a prime site at the Taylor Street bridge near Woodland Heights where the aging Skyline Central apartments once stood.

Designed by Meeks + Partners, the new complex at 2222 White Oak Dr. will include seven floors of units, with three stories of parking below on the 1.84-acre lot. The project will feature an 80/20 unit mix of one and two bedrooms, including several one bedroom units complete with one and half-baths. The apartments range from 629 to 1,452 square feet; prices begin at about $1,700 to more than $3,000.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for August, with construction expected to be complete in late 2015. Greystar, a Charleston, S.C.-based apartment developer, is handling the project. It bought the 54-year-old Skyline Central property last year and had tenants vacate in April to allow demolition to begin.

It is the latest near-downtown property to make way for newly-constructed upscale rentals. Among the projects is Jefferson Heights, a seven-story, 198 residential-unit community to be built at 2018 N. Memorial Dr. with completion by fall 2015.

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