Construction of West End Park apartment building slated for mid-2013

Development to replace The Westmont

Austin, Texas-based Forestar Group Inc. is targeting a mid-2013 construction start date for its proposed West End Park residential development.

Relatedly, the company — which created Westmont Property Holdings LLC for the development — has released a rendering and identified some of the participants for the apartment project.

Westmont Property Holdings is using Niles Bolton Associates for design work and Civil Site Design Group for various engineering efforts. Niles Bolton, which is based in Atlanta, is the architect for ParkCentral, an eight-story 200-unit residential mid-rise now under construction on 25th Avenue North and facing Centennial Park. (Read more here.) Civil Site is Nashville-based.

No general contractor has been named yet, according to Anna Torma, Forestar’s media relations director.

Tentatively to be called Westmont Apartments and to be located on Acklen Park Drive one-half block north of Outback Steakhouse, the 324-unit building will replace The Westmont. The latter, a modernist architectural style apartment complex, will see its last tenants leave by May 2013.

Forestar’s FMF Westmont LLC paid $11.5 million the property. The company then created Westmont Property Holdings.

Forestar must still appear before the Metro Planning Commission.

Read more information about the proposed project here.