MidCity District in Huntsville breaks ground on first residential building

MidCity District is adding another element to the sprawling mixed-use development in Huntsville.

The development at the site of the former Madison Square Mall has broken ground on Metronome at MidCity – the project’s first residential building. Metronome is a five-floor, multifamily residential building featuring 296 apartment homes with retail and restaurant space on the ground floor.

RCP Companies in Huntsville, the MidCity developers, announced the latest construction project on Friday. A formal groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Tuesday.

Businesses already operating at MidCity include Topgolf, Dave & Busters and REI Co-op. The city of Huntsville has also started preliminary site work on a $37 million amphitheater at the development. Trader Joe’s is scheduled to open later this year at MidCity.

“The residential component strikes a balance of the urban design and builds on the proposition of MidCity in Huntsville,” Max Grelier, Co-Founder of RCP Companies, said in the announcement. “Metronome at MidCity will be an ideal home base for residents moving here from urban markets who appreciate the benefits of a dense neighborhood and nearby amenities. MidCity District appeals to the socially active community — it’s a place where people can walk to parks with their kids and dogs, shop Trader Joe’s for groceries, explore new restaurants and bars and engage in entertainment options like the Huntsville Amphitheater and Topgolf.”

Metronome residents can choose from 12 different floor plans including studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Each home is appointed with smart thermostats, high-speed internet, security-dedicated WiFi, pre-wired and equipped for flat screen mounting, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and full-size, in-home laundry. Select units include high ceilings, a balcony, an office/den space and kitchen island.


Metronome’s community amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center with 24-hour access, a resort-style saltwater pool, an expansive outdoor kitchen, pocket parks with a fireplace/firepit, fountain feature, comfortable seating and gaming lawn.

Metronome is a partnership between MidCity developers, RCP Companies and Rise of the Rest Real Estate, part of Revolution’s Rise of the Rest, a nationwide platform led by Steve Case that focuses on investing in regional startup hubs outside of Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston.

“We are honored to be partnering with Rise of the Rest Real Estate,” says Grelier. “Given Revolution’s focus on investing in regional startup hubs and entrepreneurial ecosystems, we feel their support is a strong endorsement of MidCity and its potential to be a welcoming and desirable mixed-use district.”

Lincoln Property Company will manage residential leasing and property management, with leasing beginning late 2022. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2023.

A second residential project, Encore at MidCity, will feature 250 luxury apartment homes in a wellness-focused community, and two hotels — Aloft and Hotel Indigo— are also set to begin construction soon.


Originally published on al.com

Project Details:

MidCity District 925 Makers Way NW Huntsville, Alabama

Type of Development:
Multi-Family Residential
Ground Floor Retail


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