SOUTH FORSYTH – New details regarding a 300-unit “luxury apartment community” within a mixed-use development under construction in south Forsyth have been released, including the name of the community, which will sit adjacent to a $370 million restaurant village on the property.
Elan Halcyon will feature “modern floor plans with top-of-market finishes and on-site amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness studio, resort-style pool, aqua lounge, internet cafe and package concierge,” announced Halcyon’s developer, RocaPoint Partners, in a news release Monday.
The development will also have 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail located below the apartments.
Greystar will develop and manage Elan Halcyon, the second the residential development company has signed on for at the site that is expected to open in spring 2018 off McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 of Ga. 400.
Greystar is already working on a 160-residence 55-and-older “active adult rental community” at Halcyon, featuring 12,000 square feet of “resort-inspired amenities,” such as a clubhouse, pool and spa, demonstration kitchen, game room, theater room, fitness center and golf simulator room for its residents.
When finished, Halcyon is expected to offer a total of 690 residential units, with more than 500,000 square feet of office and retail space, a CMX Theaters – a high-end movie theater – and two hotels.
“We understand the need for adding value through a combination of convenient on-site amenities and thoughtfully designed apartment homes complete with high-quality finishes within a live, work and play environment,” said John Roberson, senior director of development for Greystar. “At Halcyon, residents will be steps away from local restaurants, entertainment and shopping options, as well as direct access to the Big Creek Greenway.”
In November 2016, work began on a three-quarter-mile extension of the Greenway, which will ultimately weave into the development.
Patrick Leonard, principal of RocaPoint Partners, said the decision to partner with Greystar was a unique one.
“All suburban multifamily products are not the same, and that’s why we’re partnering with Greystar for Halcyon’s,” he said. “The amenities offered through Greystar apartments are unmatched, and our residents are only going to want to leave their stunning apartments to visit the restaurant and retail options in the restaurant village.”
In late January, RocaPoint Partners announced Atlanta Chef Marc Taft signed three leases to open multiple restaurants at Halcyon: CO-OP Community Table and Bar, FEED Fried Chicken + Such — a fried chicken and other Southern food joint — and a market hall burger concept.
Taft, who has been named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef by Gov. Nathan Deal and who serves on the Chef Advisory Board for Georgia Organics and Best Chefs America, said at the time the goal is to make the restaurants feel as Southern as possible, highlighting Halcyon’s concept for the development.