Poor Generation Y: there are no jobs for them, they all have crippling Instagram addictions, and apparently they have nowhere good to live ("many ... have been forced to either move home or have multiple roommates given the soft job market and weak economy"). Luckily there is the Elevé Lofts (formerly the Broadway Lofts) in Glendale, which is going nutso on development these days. The project on the site of the former Circuit City has just topped out; it'll have 208 units--micro-one-bedrooms (under 400 square feet), two-bedrooms, and two-story lofts (with 14 affordable units)--on six levels, plus three levels of underground parking and groundfloor commercial space that'll house "upscale restaurant and retail venues."
Units will have "high gloss cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundries," according to a press release, and the building will have a fitness center, a business center, and a 26,000 square foot roof deck "designed with activity specific zones, including semi-private cabanas with power outlets and Wi-Fi, a demonstration kitchen, BBQs, a media center, a poet's corner complete with a piano, a party area with fire pits, a separate sunning deck with hot and cold spas, and a full service, fenced dog park complete with a bathing station." Oh, the Millenials are going to love that. The garage will have electric car charging stations and space for 75 bikes.
A rep for developer AMF Development says "Our target audience is an environmentally conscious and technologically savvy generation, made up of young renters who are delaying marriage and family in favor of careers." The building is set to open in early spring 2013.
· Here Lay Circuit City, Killed by Broadway Lofts for Glendale's Young [Curbed LA]