Downtown luxury apartments projected to be completed by late summer 2024


OPELIKA — The Taylor, the first luxury multifamily development in Opelika’s historic downtown, officially broke ground on construction on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The opening date is currently projected for August 2024.
The desirable location in the heart of the historic downtown will offer a sophisticated living option for residents who prefer a walkable community at their front door. Located at 411 S. 10th St., there will be 198 one-, two- and three-bedroom units available.
“Our team lives and works in small-town communities so we are very familiar with the need for preservation at the intersection of growth,” said Travis Griffith of Argus Eyed Partners. “With Opelika, we saw a real demand for a modern multi-family option that retains the feel of an adaptive reuse building. We are thrilled with the interest not only from locals but also from those in nearby markets who are interested in refined living in the heart of a historic downtown.”
The building is inspired by adaptive reuse and is being brought to life by architect firm Geheber Lewis Associates | Atlanta and interior design firm Focus Design Interiors.
“Being involved in a community-shaping project like The Taylor is a designer’s dream,” said Mel Esser, COO of Geheber Lewis Associates. “The architectural design, carefully considering Opelika’s history, is set to become a landmark for the community’s future growth. GLA is honored to be part of the design team, and we look forward to witnessing all the positive impact it will have in the community.”
The amenity space is intentionally designed to provide comfort and privacy to residents. There will also be an entertaining area for resident events, as well as a private co-work area and fitness gym. Each unit offers upgraded features and black and wood accents with fresh and bright finishes.
“The design inspiration for The Taylor came from Opelika’s rich history of the land and community that surrounds it,” said Lauren Lee and Reagan Kelshaw with Focus Design Interiors. “With that in mind, we wanted potential residents to walk in and feel as though it was something old made anew. Drawing inspiration from the railroad system, an integral part of Opelika’s history, we included subtle nods to trains in our design with artwork, wood details and iron features. The Taylor was ultimately designed to feel classic and timeless with modern elements. We look forward to seeing our design come to life and become part of the Opelika community and history.”
The Taylor is being developed by Sierra Development, which specializes in lifestyle-rich, mixed-use developments throughout the Southeast.
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