LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the opening of Axle, a luxury apartment community fully integrated with smart-home technology in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle. 

Axle, which is pursuing LEED Gold certification, consists of 226 smart apartment homes in an eight-story midrise. The community is part of the Interbay area that links the charismatic Queen Anne, Magnolia and Ballard neighborhoods, which offer a variety of vintage Seattle experiences. 

Axle will offer fully integrated smart homes, complete with an Amazon Echo integrated into a Sonos Play:1, a Ruckus access-point device for superior Wi-Fi coverage and Lutron Pico Remote for dimming lights and controlling smart-home speakers. Residents will receive a Sonos PLAY:1 upon move-in. All homes will include Lutron roller shades, which can be controlled through a smartphone, a Pico remote or by voice activation through Alexa. LMC has teamed up with Amazon to offer tech services and configure the smart-home devices until the community is full. Axle welcomed its first residents in the fall.  

With a development pipeline of over 2,500 apartment homes, Seattle is one of LMC’s most concentrated markets. 

“We’ve boosted our Seattle presence in recent years, and that’s no coincidence because we like the balance of jobs, in-migration and quality of life in the region,” said Brad Reisinger, divisional president of the Pacific Northwest for LMC. “The Interbay neighborhood continues to emerge with all the hallmarks a great neighborhood, including access to transit, walkable retail and recreational amenities. We believe Axle will serve as a top-of-market, smart home-equipped living option for those who are as enamored as we are with the area and its various attractions.”

Axle consists of 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes with den and townhome layouts available, ranging in square footage from 539 to 1,454. Apartment interiors are furnished with quartz countertops, designer lighting, high-end stainless steel appliances, hardwood-style plank flooring, full-size washers and dryers, ceramic tile tub surrounds, lighted mirrors and under-cabinet lighting. 

Community amenities at Axle are highlighted by the sky lounge with a full kitchen, dining area with fireplace and large communal room with two oversized TVs.  A “Barcade” is an informal gathering place with ping-pong, skeet balls and gaming.  Other key amenities include a robust co-working lounge with state-of-the-art technology, club-inspired 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop deck with barbeques and lounge areas, a pet park and pet wash station and a large bike and gear maintenance facility. Residents will also have access to 24-hour digital package service, secured bike storage and additional storage. 

Axle will be certified LEED Gold, allowing residents to benefit from increased energy savings, reduced water use and improved indoor air quality, all done with a lower carbon footprint than a typical apartment building. 

Situated at 3230 16th Avenue West, Axle boasts prime access to downtown Seattle and is centrally located to the Ballard, Queen Anne and Magnolia neighborhoods. Several neighborhood festivals are scheduled throughout the year, including the 17th of May Celebration, Ballard SeafoodFest and the Interbay Fishermen’s Fall Festival, and residents will also have year-round access to the Ballard Sunday Farmer’s Market. Nearby Interbay Urban Center is anchored by Whole Foods and provides a multitude of additional retail and dining options.

Axle is located at the confluence of the Burke Gilman, Elliot Bay and Ship Canal recreational trail systems, making the community a bike rider’s paradise. Discovery Park, featuring 534 acres along the shores of Puget Sound, is a short ride away in Magnolia and connected to Ballard via the Ballard Locks. Axle sits approximately one mile from Expedia’s new headquarters campus via a dedicated bike path, and the community offers convenient access to the thriving, tech-focused job market across the Seattle metropolitan area. The Rapid Ride transit stops are easily accessible from the community, which provide express service direct to Downtown, South Lake Union and Ballard. 

In addition to Axle, LMC has six apartment communities in operation or under construction in the Seattle area. Others include The Whittaker, Twenty20 Mad, Valdok 1701, Valdok 1702 and The Bower (in Kirkland).  LMC is also developing a 548-home two-tower development on First Hill adjacent to Town Hall and a 435-home development in the Marymoor Subarea of Redmond. 

LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the topping out of Vireo, a luxury apartment community near Peachtree Street in the city’s flourishing Midtown district.

The high-rise development, which will add 310 apartment homes and a deluxe suite of amenities to the neighborhood, offers prime pedestrian-friendly access to the vibrant neighborhood. LMC’s ground-level efforts in the development process will allow the sidewalks on 13th Street to be widened, which will assist the area in its transition into a more walkable locale. Hoar Construction, which has partnered with LMC in the past, completed the site work, concrete structural frame exterior windows, façade and roofing. First move-ins are anticipated for spring 2019.

“The topping out brings us one step closer to bringing Vireo to life in one of the most alluring neighborhoods in the Southeast,” said Ray Crocker, vice president of development for the Southeast at LMC. “With near-immediate access to Peachtree Street and Piedmont Park, residents won’t have to travel far for anything they might need, whether it’s shopping, entertainment, nightlife, cultural attractions or recreational outlets. We’re eager for our first residents to experience the unique lifestyle offered by the building, which we believe will be among the finest in the neighborhood.”

Situated at 195 13th Street NE, Vireo will include ground-level terrace porches along 13th Street to enable residents to ingratiate with the neighborhood and become a part of its vibe. The community is superbly positioned within blocks of Midtown’s vast array of attractions, including the world-renowned Fox Theater, Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum of Art and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Situated between Buckhead to the north and Downtown to the south, culturally adept Midtown attracts about six million visitors annually and is the second largest business district in the city. Ultra-popular Peachtree Street is a short walk west of the community and Piedmont Park is less than a mile east. The park includes athletic fields, a dog park and is home to Lake Clara Meer. 

Residents will have access to several public transit options, 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 throughout the core of the metropolitan area.  

Vireo offers studio, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes ranging in square footage from 486 to 1,242. Apartment interiors will feature stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, gas stoves and high-end finishes. Select homes will also include wine refrigerators.  

Community amenities will include a courtyard amenity plaza and a full suite of rooftop amenities. Included are a resort-style swimming pool, cabanas, clubroom and outdoor lounge area.

LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the topping out of 17th and Broadway, a mixed-use high-rise apartment community in Downtown Oakland. 

The topping out symbolizes a milestone in the construction process for the 34-story community, which consists of 254 luxury apartment homes and 4,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space.  As LMC’s first development in the Oakland market, 17th and Broadway will offer fully integrated smart homes with superior Wi-Fi coverage and Lutron STLT home programming for temperature control and electronic roller shades. First move-ins are anticipated for June 2019.  

“Downtown Oakland has an artistic and energetic atmosphere, and we are thrilled to join the area and offer a living experience that complements the surroundings,” said JJ Abraham, division president of California for LMC. “The topping out brings us one step closer to welcoming our initial resident base, which will undoubtedly take advantage of our extensive array of amenities, creative co-working spaces and enjoy a fully integrated smart home experience.”

Situated at 447 17th Street, 17th and Broadway will include a large public art feature, constructed by local Oakland artist David Huffman. The community sits in close proximity to Oakland’s Uptown and Old Town districts and boasts a Walk Score of 97, a Transit Score of 87 and a Bike Score of 86. Downtown San Francisco is a 12-minute commute from 17th and Broadway, which offers near-immediate access to the area’s key interstates, highways and two BART stations (12th and 19th streets). Lake Merritt and Snow Park are also within walking distance of the community. 

The new residential tower consists of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom contemporary apartment homes that will be equipped with a variety of high-end features and finishes. Included will be 9-foot ceilings, quartz countertops and vanity tops, glass-tile kitchen backsplashes, Barbosa designer cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, custom pendant lighting, wood-style flooring, ceramic tile shower surrounds and front-loading washers and dryers. 

Residents at 17th and Broadway will enjoy ample community amenities on the first, sixth and 34th floors.  First-floor amenities include a lobby seating area with 18-foot ceilings and full-time concierge, secure bike parking, large mailroom with digital package lockers and a pet washing and grooming station. The sixth floor is home to an outdoor pool, spa, lounge area, barbecue grills, fire pit and creative co-working space with LED TVs and seven reservable conference rooms. The floor is also home to an innovative training center that includes cardio equipment, weights and a content-filled motivational wall. 

The 34th floor includes a community penthouse with game room, pool table, commercial-grade kitchen package; a solarium private dining and entertainment room with floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides and panoramic views of the city skyline; a sky deck with multiple fire pits, wet bar and stunning views; and a large event and gallery space designed to lease to residents and qualified third parties for private events.  

In addition to The Broadway, LMC has four apartment communities in operation or under construction in the Bay Area. Others include Capitol 650 (Milpitas), Novo (Mountain View), 19th + Harrison (Oakland) and AYA (Fremont).

LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the start of leasing at The Whitney, a mixed-use apartment community located in the heart of eclectic Flagler Village. 

The two-tower high-rise, which features 386 apartment homes and 2,223 square feet of ground-floor retail space, is located in the epicenter of the artsy neighborhood and features immediate access to several local breweries and coffee shops. The community offers co-working spaces that provide residents the capability to work from home, and select homes include a smart-home package that complements the area’s creative vibe. The leasing office is now open and move-ins began on Oct. 30.   

“Flagler Village has a unique atmosphere, where high-end shopping and luxury apartments join a hipster-inspired, artsy neighborhood,” said Michael Pelczar, VP of Development, South Florida for LMC. “The neighborhood has become one of the most desirable locales in Downtown Fort Lauderdale over the past decade, and we’re thrilled to welcome The Whitney’s first residents to the community. We’re eager to provide them with a top-tier experience that complements the neighborhood and exceeds expectations in the market.”

Located at 120 NE 4th Street, the community features a 14- and 25-story tower, which boast expansive views of the city. The larger south tower features water views from its upper floors. Select homes are equipped with smart-home technology, including a Ruckus Router, Sonos One with built-in Amazon Alexa voice control, electronic roller shades, a Lutron Pico remote for dimming lights and controlling speakers and Honeywell thermostats for smart temperature control. 

Residents can easily connect with Fort Lauderdale’s abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment. An All Aboard Florida/Brightline express train station is less than three blocks to the west, which connects from Fort Lauderdale to several key destinations, including Miami, West Palm Beach and, coming soon, Orlando. Residents who prefer to drive are within minutes of Interstate 95 and two blocks from US Route 1. 

The MASS District (Music & Arts South of Sunrise) and Flagler Arts and Technology District are contained within Flagler Village, and the community is a short commute from several prominent employers in the downtown area, including AutoNation, Citrix Systems, DHL Express and numerous financial institutions. In addition, several beaches, parks, museums and cultural attractions are easily accessible from the community. 

The Whitney consists of studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments ranging from 512 to 1,719 square feet with 1-bedroom den layouts available. Apartment interiors are delivered with dark and light finish options, including quartz countertops (eggshell for dark, concrete light for light), custom cabinetry (winter bark for dark, moonlight for light) and different shades of backsplashes. All homes are equipped with GE Profile appliances, hardwood-inspired tile flooring, keyless entry, full-size front-loading washers and dryers, spacious closets with wood shelving and designer tile backsplashes. Select homes include oversized and wrap-around balconies. 

The smoke-free community offers a deluxe suite of amenities, including a third-floor sun deck with lounge seating, heated swimming pool with spa and grilling areas, dual-level fitness center with Cybex equipment and Hoist MotionCage, speakeasy bar, community lounge with bar and reading room, multipurpose room with gaming tables and a business center with private conference pods and a boardroom. Residents also have access to a dog spa with dog run, digital package lockers and bicycle repair and storage.

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.

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