Milhaus Development LLC's Circa apartment project on North College Avenue is beginning to take shape, with an opening of the first building set for August.
The five-building, $26 million development in downtown's Chatham Arch area just south of Massachusetts Avenue will include 265 apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. Monthly rents will range from $900 to $2,500.
Updated renderings from Milhaus provide better looks at the design.
The project includes the construction of four new buildings four to five stories tall and the complete renovation of the historic two-story former office building of the Mitchel & Scott Machine Co at 617 N. College Ave. The building will include the leasing office and apartments with rooftop patios.
The leasing and amenity centers will overlook a central outdoor space with a salt-water pool, and dining and seating areas. The space will be connected by a pedestrian corridor system that provides an internal link from the west side of the site along College Avenue to the east side along Fulton Street.
Circa’s historic portion also will include five one-bedroom loft apartments with 10-foot ceilings on the second floor and a private parking garage on the first floor.
Pre-leasing is set to begin May 1.
The project’s design is a collaboration of Milhaus, Blackline Studio for Architecture, Anderson + Bohlander Landscape Architecture and CEC Engineering.
Milhaus’ other developments include Mozzo on Virginia Avenue, Solana Apartments at the Crossing near Keystone at the Crossing, Artistry in the former Bank One Operations Center on downtown's southeast side, and Penn Circle Apartments.