Wheatena demolished

Two months after demolition began in earnest, the last of the buildings on the former Wheatena property came down last week.

The buildings, which had been vacant for decades, will make way for a 489-unit complex made up of four buildings on the nearly 8-acre property at Elizabeth and West Grand avenues.

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The first phase of construction on Meridia Brownstones will begin in the spring and anticipated to start leasing in 2018. The project will be completed in four phases, with the final building to open by 2019.

Some other things to know about the rental project:

Thanks to reader Joe Brown for providing  photos of the site.