LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the start of leasing at Valdok, a luxury apartment community integrated with smart-home technology in the eclectic Ballard neighborhood of northwestern Seattle.

The first phase of the seven-story luxury development features 178 apartment homes and boasts close proximity to the hip, trendy offerings of the waterfront neighborhood. When complete, the second phase will add 164 homes to the community. Seventh-floor residents will have voice-activated control of several in-home features through Amazon’s Alexa device, making Valdok one of the first in the Seattle area to offer this collection of smart-home features. 

Among the technologies incorporated are a Ruckus Router, Lutron Pico Remote for dimming lights and controlling smart-home speakers and an Amazon Echo built in to a Sonos Play:1. Select homes will include Lutron roller shades, which can be controlled through a smartphone.

“The Ballard neighborhood is always bustling with an extremely active vibe and is the ideal backdrop for a vintage Seattle experience,” said Brad Reisinger, division president of the Pacific Northwest for LMC. “We’re excited to add to our presence in the area with Valdok, which we believe will serve as a top-tier living option with its spacious layouts, cozy ambiance and suite of smart-home features.”

Inspired by the Valdok family’s storied Scandinavian roots and heritage, the community design embraces the area’s rich Northern European history. Located at 1701 NW 56th Street, Valdok features two buildings that sit across from one another on opposite sides of 56th Street. The community is situated near a working waterfront brimming with some of Seattle’s trendiest nightlife, retail and cuisine spots. Dining options include Asadero Ballard, No Bones Beach Club, The Walrus and the Carpenter and San Fermo. Ballard is also home to the Nordic Museum, Bergen Place Park, Ballard Farmers Market, 17th of May Festival and Larsen’s Danish Bakery. 

The Ballard Bridge and 15th Avenue NW provide access to downtown, South Lake Union and many other key employment centers in Seattle’s tech-savvy and medical-rich job market. In addition, the King County Metro has five bus routes that go through Ballard, and Burke-Gilman Trail is a 20-mile trail that serves as a prime transportation corridor for commuters and recreational enthusiasts. The community is also a short distance from Ballard Locks and Golden Gardens Park. 

Valdok consists of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes with live/work homes available, ranging from 485 to 1,206 square feet. Apartment interiors are delivered with quartz countertops, designer lighting, high-end stainless steel kitchen appliances, hardwood-style plank flooring, full-size washers and dryers, ceramic tile tub surrounds, lighted bathroom mirrors and under-cabinet lighting.   

Community amenities include a clubhouse with full kitchen and gaming area, co-working spaces with state-of-the-art technology, top-of-the-line 24-hour fitness center, pet park with dog wash and grooming stations and a rooftop deck with fireplaces, barbecue grills and outdoor lounge areas. Residents will also have access to 24-hour package service, bike storage and additional storage.

Including Valdok, LMC has four apartment communities in operation or under construction in the Seattle area. Others include Twenty20 Mad, Axle and The Bower (in Kirkland). The second phase of Valdok, currently under construction, is on pace to open in 2019.

LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the start of leasing at Marisol, a luxury apartment community located in the seaside resort city of Carlsbad. 

The smart home-enabled luxury development features 278 apartment homes and prime access to several beaches, golf courses and bike trails. Featuring spacious floor plans and a deluxe package of amenities, Marisol represents LMC’s first development in the coastal locale. 

“Carlsbad is becoming an increasingly popular destination for today’s dynamic renters and working professionals, and we believe Marisol will provide a top-tier option in an emerging market,” said Ryan Gatchalian, division president of Southern California for LMC. “We’re ecstatic to join the neighborhood and offer a tech-savvy, amenity-rich living experience in what we believe is one of the finest locales in the region.”

Homes are equipped with LMC Dream Suites by Lutron, a technology package that provides residents with digital control of their bedroom window shades, wireless thermostats and lighting in kitchen, dining and entryway areas. Residents also have access to co-working space with an open-seating work area, LED televisions, reservable conference rooms, coffee bar, copier, printer and complimentary Wi-Fi.  

Located along the Pacific Coast about 35 miles north of San Diego and 85 miles south of Los Angeles, Carlsbad is a popular visitor destination home to Legoland California, Sea Life Aquarium, South Carlsbad Beach, Carlsbad Village and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. The city is also home to a variety of eclectic cultural attractions, including the Museum of Making Music and The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum. The community is also part of the Carlsbad Unified School District, one of the highest-achieving school districts in the country.  

Situated at 3251 Marisol Place, the community offers various attractions in every direction. Beaches are to the west and mountains to the east, accessible via State Route 78, while nearby Interstate 5 offers north-south access along the Pacific Coast. Hiking trails are accessible through the adjacent native habitat or open-space preserve, and the community is within five miles of the sand. 

Marisol consists of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartment homes, ranging from 772 to 1,877 square feet, including three-bedroom townhomes with private garages. Apartment interiors are equipped with nine-foot ceilings, spacious kitchens with quartz countertops and islands, full ceramic-tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, pendant lighting and under-cabinet mount lighting, Whirlpool stainless-steel appliances, front-loading washers and dryers, vinyl-plank wood floors throughout living areas and ceramic tile shower surrounds.   

Community amenities include a clubhouse, game room, resort-style pool and spa with lounge space and casual seating, barbecue grills, outdoor dining areas, central paseo, pet washing and grooming stations, large fireplace and a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center. Residents also have access to Parcel Pending package lockers, bike repair shop a children’s play area.

Including Marisol, LMC has eight communities in operation or under construction in southern California.

LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced that its mixed-use apartment community currently under construction in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood has been named Bradham at New Bern Station.  

Bradham, which will feature 432 apartment homes and 25,500 square feet of retail space, anticipates opening in early 2019. The community is located on the site that served as the first Pepsi bottling franchise in the nation and the name was inspired by Caleb Bradham, Pepsi-Cola creator and resident of New Bern, N.C.

“The history of our new community’s location provided a great opportunity to respect our past and celebrate the current and future success of South End,” said Jeff Harris, division president of the Carolinas for LMC. “South End continues to grow as a commercial office, hospitality, retail and residential neighborhood in Charlotte. We are looking forward to joining the neighborhood and providing a new retail destination, as well as apartment homes, for new and existing residents.”

Bradham at New Bern Station will include a transit lounge, transit courtyard, pool courtyard, fitness center, yoga studio, pet spa, dog park, and clubroom along with several other community amenities. Apartment interiors will be furnished with quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances and additional luxury features.

LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the start of leasing at Capitol 650, a new apartment community located in Milpitas on the northeast portion of the South Bay.

Capitol 650, which offers convenient access to the tech hubs in the Silicon Valley and San Jose, features 351 apartment homes and a top-of-the-line amenities package, including co-working spaces with conference rooms and open seating. First move-ins at the five-story community are anticipated for August.

“The entire area surrounding Silicon Valley is booming with new development, and it comes without the ultra-high price tag of living directly in the Valley or San Francisco,” said JJ Abraham, division president of California for LMC. “Capitol 650 will provide the innovative living experience and cutting-edge amenities that residents demand, particularly those in tech-dominated markets, and we believe the community will offer an unmatched living experience in the neighborhood.” 

Capitol 650 is a transit-oriented development located across the street from two mass-transit options – the brand-new Milpitas/Silicon Valley BART station and the Montague VTA light rail station. Both stations offer commuters direct access throughout the Silicon Valley, to job centers such as North San Jose (two miles away) and to downtown San Jose and San Francisco. In addition, nearby Interstates 880, 680 and 101 and Highways 237, 87, 85 and 17 provide connectivity to major employment centers and technology headquarters. 

In addition, the San Jose International Airport is located five miles from the community while the Oakland International Airport is a 40-minute drive north. The bikeable, walkable community sits adjacent to the Great Mall of the Bay Area, which contains 1.4 million square feet of shopping and dining options. The community also provides an outlet for outdoor activities with more than one acre of onsite public parks. 

Capitol 650 consists of one- and two-bedroom apartment homes of varying sizes. Community amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, panoramic sky deck, resident lounge, game room, pet washing and grooming station, large mailroom with Amazon Hub package lockers, spa, BBQ space, an expansive two-story fitness and training facility and a rooftop entertainment room with floor-to-ceiling glass and skyline views. The panoramic sky deck features a fire pit and seating areas. Residents will also have access to private bike storage with adjacent onsite bike repair. 

Apartment interiors come equipped with nine-foot ceilings, quartz countertops with full ceramic tile backsplashes, modern cabinetry, custom pendant lighting, stainless steel appliances, wood-style flooring, full-size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, automated roller shades, programmable thermostats and full tile surrounds in the showers.

Including Capitol 650, LMC has more than 1,500 apartment homes in operation or under construction in the Bay Area.

LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the start of construction of Gentry, a luxury mixed-use apartment community in the Buckhead Village neighborhood of Atlanta. 

The 21-story high-rise community, which will feature 290 apartment homes and 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, is being developed in conjunction with Hoar Construction. The companies recently collaborated on The Morris, a luxury apartment community in Nashville that opened in 2017. First move-ins at Gentry are anticipated for mid-2020. 

“We’re excited to join the robust Buckhead market and get started on an apartment community that will be situated in the center of so many recreational activities,” said Chris Cassidy, division president of the Southeast for LMC. “With the vast shopping and dining options within walking distance, this will be a place where residents can ditch their cars for the weekend and relax within the neighborhood. With the stellar location, the remainder of the city will be at their fingertips, as well.”

Under construction at 3172 Roswell Road, Gentry is the redevelopment of a one-acre surface parking lot that will add 20-foot wide tree-lined sidewalks and street-level retail to an emerging neighborhood. The site, which boasts a Walk Score of 91, features prime access to attractions such as The Buckhead Theater, The Shops at Buckhead, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Atlanta History Center. Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall, which offer various additional local and national retailers, are each within two miles of the community. 

Gentry will provide near-direct access to several public transit options and the key thoroughfares of the city. The Buckhead MARTA station is 1.2 miles from the community and serves as the gateway to the metropolitan area. Georgia State Route 400? is situated one mile from the community and Interstates 85 and 75 are within a short drive. 

“We’re thrilled to team with LMC on another development, particularly one in such a vibrant locale,” said Jason Bennett, division vice president for Hoar Construction. “Our co-development in Midtown Nashville was a resounding success, and we can confidently proclaim that Gentry will feature the same high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.”

Gentry will consist of studio, 1- , 2- and 3-bedroom apartment homes and a select number of penthouse-level homes with hardwood floors. Apartment interiors will contain high-end finishes, wood-plank style flooring, custom cabinetry and private balconies. Select homes will include kitchen islands and wine fridges.  

Community amenities will include an eighth-floor terrace with grills and an outdoor movie theater, and a 21st-floor amenity level. The latter will include a private dining room and catering kitchen, lounge, pool table, swimming pool, indoor/outdoor bar, grills, cabanas and a club-quality fitness center with indoor/outdoor yoga. Residents will also have access to bike storage, electric-vehicle charging stations and work-from-home spaces.

Gentry is LMC’s second apartment community under development in the Atlanta area. Vireo is projected to open in 2019 in Midtown and is also being developed in conjunction with Hoar Construction.

LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, and Hoar Construction have reached a major construction milestone in the development of Lumen at Tysons, a mixed-use luxury apartment community. On Tuesday, July 17, the construction team placed the last structural beam and celebrated their “topping out” with a ceremony. Lumen at Tysons, with a rooftop elevation of 869 feet above sea level (AMSL), now represents one of the highest points in the Washington Metropolitan area and one of the tallest buildings in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“We’re very excited about this iconic project,” said Jeff Kruse, vice president of Hoar Construction’s Washington DC Division. “With such a prominent location in Tysons, the residents will have views that stretch from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Washington Monument and National Cathedral. Lumen at Tysons is a landmark project in Tysons.”

When completed, Lumen at Tysons will be a 32-story building featuring 398 apartment homes and more than 11,000 square feet of retail space. Located near the intersection of Routes 7 and 123 (Leesburg Pike and Chain Bridge Road) and adjacent to Greensboro Station, the building sits within an international shopping district accessible within moments of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495).

A public plaza and extensive amenity package are included within the development scope, and apartment interiors will feature high-end appliances, fixtures, and finishes.

“We’re excited to complete the concrete phase and begin implementing the finishing touches as we prepare to welcome our first residents,” said Stuart Cain, vice president of development for the Mid-Atlantic Region for LMC. “We’re thrilled to officially join the Tysons market, and we believe the intricate design of the high-rise and its vast array of amenities will make Lumen at Tysons one of the premier living options in the area.”

Lumen at Tysons is targeting first move-ins for Spring 2019.

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