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Westward, Ho! Anthem Apartments and Cottages Join Growing Area of Huntsville

Coming soon to growing west Huntsville, a rental community that graciously merges country living with easy access to the best that Huntsville-Madison County has to offer.

Birmingham-based Capstone Building Corp., in partnership with developers EYC Cos. and The Kalikow Group, are developing Anthem Apartments and Cottages, a $67 million, multifamily community in Huntsville.

“It’s a pretty interesting concept,” said Michael Henrickson, vice president of Preconstruction and Estimating for Capstone. “It’s at the corner of Johns Road and Plummer Road. It’s in a great location with a lot of the new growth that’s going on in Huntsville.”

Once completed, the 40-acre property will consist of 406 units: 14 apartment buildings with 312 units, 94 single-family cottages with 48 stand-alone garages. The apartments and cottages are one-, two- and three-bedrooms. The new community will feature front porches that face onto community greens, along with park-like design elements interspersed throughout the property.

“The concept is a little different,” said Ellis Coleman for EYC Companies. “It’s a large site, There’s a lot of open area.

“We’re putting the cottages on one side of the property and the apartments on the other.”

The living space is roomy, too. Apartment sizes range from 757 square feet for the one-bedroom apartments up to 1,300 square feet for the three-bedroom units. The cottage sizes range from 694 square feet to 1,485 square feet.

The finished apartment units and the cottages will have 10-foot ceilings, LED lighting, energy-efficient gas appliances, quartz countertops, and high-quality vinyl flooring. Other amenities will include two saltwater pools, firepit terraces, a dog park, a playground, an herb garden, and more.

“We are building with the end user in mind,” said Coleman. “It will be very park-like when we finish, with lots of open space, sitting areas, and walking trails.”

The groundbreaking took place in July.

“We are a month ahead of schedule and are moving quickly,” said Coleman.

March 2022 is the targeted completion timeframe but some units will be available sooner.

“We have a 21-month schedule from July,” said Henrickson. “We have what we call a ‘phased turnover,’ so, in about 16 months, we’ll have the first apartment building ready to rent.

“We really pay attention to quality of life, so we want the new tenant to have a good experience. It’s going to be a lovely community when it’s done. The developer has really paid attention to ‘How do I make this feel like a home?’”

Construction of Mixed-Use Development on Governors Drive Set for Early 2021

Developers of a mixed-use “I-565 gateway” to Huntsville’s Westside have released a preliminary rendering of the project and anticipate a “first quarter 2021” construction start.

Preliminary rendering of the planned mixed-use development on Governors Drive in Huntsville’s Westside. (The Beach Company)

The property, some 13 acres of land on Governors Drive near the intersections with 13th and 14th streets, will be developed by The Beach Company, a Charleston, S.C.-based development company.

The multibuilding community will feature 342 multifamily units, including 14 townhomes; 9,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space; and 48,000 square feet of Class A office space.

Residential amenities will include a pool, a fitness area, a clubhouse and ample green space with a dog park.

The planned project will complement the neighboring Stovehouse complex and will feature pedestrian walkways between the two developments.

“This community addition will help continue the momentum of growth along Governors Drive through increased walkability and connectivity,” said Ned Miller, development manager with The Beach Company. “The project was thoughtfully designed to enhance the experience of the growing number of residents and businesses expanding to Huntsville’s flourishing Westside.”