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LMC, a leader in apartment development and operations, today announced the grand opening of The Morris, a luxury mixed-use apartment community located along Music Row at the site of country-music icon Dale Morris’ former office.
The Nov. 2 grand-opening celebration featured a bevy of music industry figures, including a live performance from Benton Blount, a finalist on America’s Got Talent. Speakers at the event for the music-themed development included country music singer Louise Mandrell, LMC Divisional President Chris Cassidy and Morris, the guest-of-honor. The Morris features a music studio, rooftop performance stage and several other odes to the country music industry.
“The Morris is among the most unique communities we’ve ever had the pleasure of developing, and we’re ecstatic to be a part of Music Row at such an iconic location,” Cassidy said. “The grand-opening celebration was a fitting way to kick-start what we believe will be an authentic Nashville experience for our music-loving residents. We’re truly honored to celebrate Dale’s legacy with the community and cannot wait to welcome home our new residents.”
The community, which contains 344 apartment homes and 6,000 feet of ground-floor retail, is adorned with music paraphernalia and music-themed design throughout the building that closely reflects the rich music history of Nashville. That includes two autographed Alabama guitars from the band’s farewell tour in 2003, Morris’ songwriting guitar and, in the mailroom, big-picture views of Kenny Chesney’s stadium tours. The latter is significant because no country music artist had previously done an entire tour of stadiums. The leasing office features memorabilia from the Bama House, which Morris created as a temporary 5,000-square-foot Nashville home for Alabama.
Since relocating from his native South Carolina to Nashville in 1969, Morris ascended from humble beginnings to develop a generation of innovators – both as artists and executives. A career that was unearthed by writing the song Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey for Johnny Paycheck evolved into management gigs with Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Martina McBride and Old Dominion. An astonishing amount of music history was developed at this site, as Morris holds the distinction of becoming the first manager in the history of the entertainment industry to help guide artists to 16 Entertainer of the Year awards.
The Morris, located southwest of downtown in the Midtown submarket, captures the aura of the Nashville music scene in which Morris has been such an integral figure. The community is notable for its proximity to downtown, Vanderbilt University and The Gulch, an urban development on the edge of the Central Business District that plays host to numerous live music performances.
The Morris consists of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom homes and is pet friendly. Additional community amenities include a rooftop club with pool, fitness center, clubroom, a seventh-floor outdoor terrace with grill stations and skyline views of Music City, a pet spa, and bike parking and repair station. Apartment interiors are equipped with condo-level finishes, including quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, in-home washers and dryers, ceiling fans and luxury wood-like flooring. Visit the community site at livemorris.com.
LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, along with its partner, Clark Street Real Estate, today announced several milestones in the development of The Emerson, a luxury mixed-use apartment community designed to enhance the modern, pedestrian-friendly lifestyle in Oak Park, Ill.
The Emerson, which consists of 270 apartment homes within a five-story mid-rise and a 20-story high-rise, will help reinvigorate the walkability of the Oak Park neighborhood for residents and visitors with the grand opening of several new retailers, including Target, The Groomery by Petsmart, Wheel & Sprocket and Firecakes Donuts.
“We are excited to welcome these retailers, whose presence will undoubtedly be a critical part of providing a truly new urban living experience for our residents,” said Doug Bober, divisional president of the Central and Midwest regions for LMC. “With these additions, this edgy, culturally adept Oak Park neighborhood will offer walkable living at its best to current and future residents for years to come.”
The Emerson’s leasing office, located on the second floor of the high-rise in the residential building, is set to open on Oct. 22. This will coincide with the grand opening of Target. Target will anchor The Emerson’s 25,000 square feet of retail and will include an in-store Starbucks and CVS Pharmacy. Following closely will be the Groomery by Petsmart, opening on Oct. 23 offering grooming, self-service spa stations and pet-related merchandise.
Firecakes Donuts, which has popular nearby locations in River North and Lincoln Park, is aiming to open in late November. In addition to donuts, Firecakes will offer its brand of homemade ice cream and serve cold and hot beverages. The future site of the donut shop faces the L-Station, Metra commuter line and Pace bus stop, allowing residents to grab breakfast before taking the 15-minute ride into Downtown Chicago.
Lastly, Wheel and Sprocket, one of America’s leading bicycle shops, is now open at 1118 Westgate. Wheel and Sprocket offers a full line of bikes and accessories from the bike enthusiast to cruisers.
Situated at 1135 Westgate Street, The Emerson’s buildings are connected via a pedestrian bridge over Westgate Street with a new public parking garage at the base of the high-rise. The community is also adjacent to Lake Street and Marion retail corridor and within walking distance of a Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Lake Street Theater and several other local and national dining, entertainment and shopping destinations. Interstate 290 is within two miles of the community, offering access to the key attractions and employment centers in the city and its sprawling suburbs.
The Emerson consists of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and features a premier community amenities package. Included are a state-of-the-art fitness center and spacious multi-sport training studio, heated outdoor swimming pool, private cabanas with resort-quality outdoor furniture, high-end outdoor grills, a landscaped outdoor deck with city views and a business center with private offices. Residents also will have access to package concierge and a dry-cleaning locker system.
Apartment interiors are equipped with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, glass tile backsplashes, tile shower surrounds with frameless glass doors, in-unit washers and dryers, luxury vinyl-plank flooring and European-style custom cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting in select units.
The development features 322 apartment homes and will be constructed in phases, with a leasing office and first homes in the first release, opening on Oct. 1. Pre-leasing has already begun.
“Dallas is just exploding and continues to stand out as a prime area for development, and we are ecstatic for the opportunity to introduce this beautiful building to a healthy, flourishing market,” said John Allums, divisional president of Texas for LMC. “The Briscoe will offer stunning apartments, top-of-the-line amenities and serve as a residential haven within a matter of minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas and its major employers.”
The Briscoe is the fifth community LMC has developed in Dallas since 2015. The earlier communities include Crest at Park Central, Crest at Oak Park, Crest at Las Colinas and Crest at Glencoe, highly successful developments in the market.
The Briscoe will add to the LMC portfolio as a sophisticated, urban-style living option for residents in North Dallas.
Situated at 12639 Coit Road, The Briscoe is ideally located near Medical City Dallas. It boasts prime access to major thoroughfares – including U.S. Route 75 and Interstate 635 – that connect the community to many vital urban destinations. Included are the Dallas Galleria, North Park Shopping Center, Preston Hollow Village and Dallas Love Field Airport. Cottonwood Creek Trail, White Rock Creek, Oak Point Park and Nature Reserve are among the nearby outdoor attractions. Downtown Dallas and its various dining, retail, entertainment and nightlife options are accessible via an eight-mile car ride or several public transit options.
The Briscoe consists of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartment homes ranging in square footage from 686 to 1,569. Community amenities include a resort inspired pool, top-of-the-line poolside grill stations, state-of-the-art fitness center, onsite storage, business center, conference room, dog retreat, pet grooming stations, lounge area with catering kitchen and leasable private garages.
Apartment interiors feature open-concept kitchens with islands, hardwood-style flooring, quartz countertops, Whirlpool stainless steel appliances, 9’6” ceilings, open floor plans, full-size washers and dryers and gigabit internet speed.
Stay connected to the community at www.livethebriscoe.com
LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced it has broken ground on Vireo, a luxury apartment community in the city’s thriving Midtown district.
The high-rise development, to feature 310 apartment homes, is situated amidst the cultural pulse of the city in a walkable, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. LMC broke ground on Aug. 21 and initial move-ins are anticipated for spring 2019.
“Midtown is an eclectic market that features a little bit of everything, and we’re excited for the opportunity to become a part of it,” said Chris Cassidy, Division President of the Southeast for LMC. “We believe Vireo, with its instant access to the neighborhood and close proximity to Peachtree Street, will provide an unmatched living experience.”
As part of the development process, LMC’s ground-level efforts will allow the sidewalks on 13th Street to be widened, which will assist the area in its transition into a more pedestrian-friendly locale. To enable residents to experience and take part of that vibe, Vireo will include ground-level terrace porches along 13th Street.
Situated at 195 13th Street NE, Vireo is superbly positioned within blocks of Midtown’s restaurants, museums, theaters, nightlife options and flourishing job sector. The community also is one block away from Piedmont Park, which is known as the outdoor epicenter of the city. The park includes jogging paths, basketball courts, athletic fields, dog parks, a farmer’s market and direct access to the Atlanta BeltLine, a multi-use trail that connects to many locales across the city.
Culturally adept Midtown is also home to world-renown Fox Theater, Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum of Art and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Situated between Buckhead to the north and Downtown to the south, Midtown attracts about six million visitors annually and is the second largest business district in the city.
Several public transit options are within close proximity of Vireo, including two MARTA train stations. In addition, the Downtown Connector (I-75/85) provides access to Downtown Atlanta, Buckhead, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and several additional key locales through the core of the city.
Vireo consists of studio, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes ranging in square footage from 486 to 1,242. Community amenities include the ground-level terrace porches, a courtyard amenity plaza and a full suite of rooftop amenities. Included on the rooftop are a resort-style swimming pool, cabanas, clubroom and outdoor lounge area. Apartment interiors will feature stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, gas stoves and high-end finishes. Select homes will also include wine refrigerators.
LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the topping off of two luxury apartment communities, Valdok and Axle, in Seattle. Structural framing was finished at Valdok’s first building in the city’s Ballard neighborhood on Aug. 10. Axle, located in the Interbay neighborhood, topped off on Sept. 1.
Valdok, a seven-story luxury development, will feature 178 apartment homes. Axle, which is pursuing LEED Gold certification, will offer 226 apartment homes contained within eight stories. First move-ins at Valdok and Axle are anticipated during the summer of 2018.
“Seattle is a tremendously strong multifamily market with a lot of development ongoing. We are thrilled with the timely progress being made at both of these communities,” said Brad Reisinger, divisional president of the Pacific Northwest for LMC. “We believe these communities not only will meet the market demand for exceptional housing, but will exceed market expectations for state-of-the-art amenities and a vintage Seattle living experience.”
Situated at 1701 NW 56th Street, Valdok’s two buildings are located across 56th Street from one another in northwestern Seattle. The community design was inspired by the Valdok family’s deep Scandinavian roots and heritage, and embraces the neighborhood’s Northern European history as it continues to evolve. The community is near a working waterfront bustling with some of Seattle’s trendiest bars, shops and dining spots. Ballard’s convenience to downtown jobs via the Ballard Bridge and 15th Ave NW makes it appealing to those who work downtown or in South Lake Union but aspire to experience a quintessential Seattle neighborhood.
Axle, located at 3230 16th Avenue West, links the Queen Anne, Magnolia and Ballard neighborhoods. The area has become a burgeoning hub for multifamily communities. A city thoroughfare in itself, the Interbay neighborhood provides immediate access to a variety of retail, entertainment districts, parks, trails and waterways. The community is a short drive from Seattle’s largest park, Discovery Park, and is approximately one mile from Expedia’s new headquarters campus via a dedicated bike path.
Valdok will consist of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes with den layouts available, ranging in square footage from 485 to 1,384. Axle will consist of 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes with den layouts available, with a square-footage range of 510 to 1,340. Both communities will have common-area amenities that 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 centers, pet parks with dog wash and grooming stations, rooftop decks, fireplaces and BBQ grills, outdoor lounge areas, 24-hour package service and offer bike storage and additional storage.
Apartment interiors at both Valdok and Axle will be equipped with quartz countertops, designer lighting, stainless steel high-end kitchen appliances, hardwood-style plank flooring, full-size washers and dryers, ceramic tile tub surrounds, lighted mirrors, and under-cabinet lighting. Select units will offer a suite of smart-home features.
Including Valdok and Axle, LMC has over 2,500 apartment homes in operation, under construction or in late planning stages in the Pacific Northwest. Included is Valdok II, which is under construction and scheduled to open in 2019. LMC recently completed Atlas in Issaquah, Wash, The Whittaker in West Seattle and Twenty-20 Mad on Capitol Hill in Seattle. LMC will also begin construction on three more communities in the Pacific Northwest over the next year, including its two-tower North Block development on First Hill as well as communities in Kirkland, Wash. and Portland, Ore.
LMC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennar (NYSE:LEN), is a multifamily real estate development and operating company with a diverse portfolio of institutional quality multifamily rental communities across the US. LMC has a 23,000-unit pipeline of communities ranging from operating to under development that exceeds $7 billion and consists of high-rise, mid-rise and garden apartments.
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LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the addition of electric vehicle charging from ChargePoint, Inc., the world’s largest EV charging network, to IndiGO at BCS, a luxury apartment community located in Bloomington, Minn.
The six-story, 395-apartment development features 13 EV charging spots that are leasable for residents, who have already started utilizing the spaces, and two public spots open to visitors. The 15 total places to charge at IndiGO at BCS mark ChargePoint’s largest installation of EV charging spots outside of Seattle and California.
“We do everything we can to check every box on a prospective resident’s wish list, and we’re seeing a growing trend of electric vehicle drivers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area,” said Travis Nordgaard, development associate for LMC. “We are extremely excited about the partnership with ChargePoint and the opportunity it gives LMC to demonstrate green, sustainable values.”
EV sales increased by 37 percent in 2016, according to Forbes, and the Midwest has been part of that boom. LMC partnered with the City of Bloomington to invest in EV charging, providing publically accessible charging options not only for residents of IndiGO at BCS, but for visitors and nearby office users as well.
Electric vehicle drivers will have the luxury of modern convenience through ChargePoint’s mobile app, which allows users to find an available charging spot, start a charge, receive notifications, track and schedule charging sessions, and manage energy usage. In addition to helping attract prospective residents, EV charging helps a community reduce its carbon footprint.
“ChargePoint designs, develops, and manufactures charging solutions for every scenario, at work, home, around town and on a trip, and we are excited to expand our network in the Twin Cities area,” said Michael Jones, vice president, Sales, ChargePoint, Inc. “Our mission is to help get every driver behind the wheel of an electric vehicle and partnerships with progressive companies like LMC support that mission while providing even more amenities for residents.”
Situated at 8001 33rd Avenue South, IndiGO at BCS benefits from a central, commuter-friendly location adjacent to light rail stations, such as Bloomington Central Station and the Mall of America station. The EV charging hubs complement the suite of transportation options provided by the community, which features quick access to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and several major thoroughfares, including Interstate 494 and Routes 77 and 5.
IndiGO at BCS, which opened in 2016, is one of three communities LMC has developed in Minnesota. LMC is in the process of adding EV stations to the other two: Onyx Edina, which opened in 2016 in Edina; and Nordhaus, which will open Aug. 5 in Minneapolis. It’s part of LMC’s commitment to offer the latest technologies and situate its communities with access to as many transit opportunities as possible.
IndiGO at BCS consists of studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartment homes ranging in square footage from 528 to 1,528. Community amenities include a club room, state-of-the-art fitness center, conference room, Zen garden, outdoor movie screen, outdoor pool, rooftop sky lounge, pet park with heated walkway, pet washing stations, four separate courtyards, 24/7 package lockers and sky room bar area with lounge seating. Apartment interiors are equipped with hardwood-style flooring, stainless steel appliances, USB ports, full-size washers and dryers, oversized sound-reducing glass windows and private balconies.
ChargePoint is the only charging company that offers a complete suite of EV charging products designed to serve EV drivers everywhere they go: at home, at work, around town and on a trip. A combination of residential chargers and commercial charging solutions designed for all verticals are laying the foundation for a future where electric mobility is convenient for anyone, everywhere they go.
Stay connected to the community at www.indigobcs.com.