LMC, a leader in apartment development and operations, today announced it has broken ground on The Whitney, a mixed-use apartment community located in the heart of Flagler Village. 

The community, which will feature 386 apartment homes and 2,012 square feet of ground-floor retail space, will be amenity-driven and commuter-friendly with immediate access to several key thoroughfares. First move-ins are anticipated for summer 2018. 

“We’re extremely excited to be part of the Flagler Village neighborhood, which has steadily become one of the most vibrant places to live in the city over the past decade,” said David Canfield, vice president of development for LMC for the Florida area. “The Whitney is close to the beach, numerous cultural attractions and nightlife destinations. It’s clear why a growing number of young professionals are relocating to the area. We believe The Whitney’s first-class amenities and modern conveniences will immediately make it the area’s premier community.”

Among the transit-oriented conveniences at The Whitney will be a Wave Streetcar stop, allowing residents to connect easily with the dining, shopping and entertainment options available in downtown Fort Lauderdale. In addition, an All Aboard Florida/Brightline express train station will be less than three blocks west of the community, which is situated at 120 NE 4th street just north of Broward Boulevard. The train will provide convenient access from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, West Palm Beach and Orlando. Residents who prefer to drive will be within minutes of Interstate 95 and US Route 1.

The Flagler Village/Downtown Fort Lauderdale area is home to several prominent employers, including AutoNation, Citrix Systems, DHL Express and several financial institutions. The MASS District (Music & Arts South of Sunrise) and Flagler Arts and Technology District also are contained within Flagler Village. Nearby attractions include Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, Central Beach, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, Holiday Park and Savor Cinema, a year-round art movie theater featuring three bars and concessions. 

The Whitney consists of studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 512 to 1,424 square feet. Amenities at the smoke-free community include a club-quality fitness center, resort-inspired swimming pool and a pet park. Residents will have access to LMC’s Signature Resident Services and the Lennar Perk Program, which includes a percentage of rental payment portions used towards the purchase of a Lennar home. Apartment interiors will feature quartz countertops, custom cabinetry and beautiful interior design.

 

LMC, a leader in apartment development and operations, this month was named Best Place to Work in Multifamily 2017 by Best Companies Group. The award was presented at the Multifamily Leadership Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

LMC, a real estate development company launched by Miami-based homebuilder Lennar in 2011, emerged from a field of 14 finalists to earn the honor. The award recognizes the company that has established and consistently fostered an outstanding work environment. 

“This is a tremendous honor and genuinely reflects the atmosphere we’ve worked so hard to cultivate,” said Todd Farrell, president of LMC. “It’s our mission to provide an incredible living experience that our residents can’t find anywhere else, and that starts with our people. We infuse our culture with spirit, enthusiasm and passion to make LMC a great place to work with amazing people.”

The 14 finalists were ranked after a rigorous assessment process by Best Companies Group. Employee policies and procedures were evaluated, as well as responses from the company’s employees. The award is part of The 2017 Best Places to Work in Multifamily program that is part of a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout the industry and attract new leaders. 

The program also helps companies that want to improve their cultures by offering an employee feedback report for each participating company, even if the company was not among the finalists. 

“When we hire associates and bring them onboard, we want to know them on a much deeper level than their skills and experience,” Farrell said. “We want to know who they really are on the inside and if they’re a great cultural fit with our values as an organization. By hiring the right people, maintaining a fun and challenging work environment and working together to be the best, we’ve created a culture where talented people love to work.” 

Ram Realty Services and LMC are pleased to announce the sale of  Midtown 205 to an undisclosed institutional investor.  Midtown 205 is a 261-unit apartment community with 8,630 square feet of ground-floor retail space conveniently located in the popular Midtown neighborhood.

Ram and LMC formed a joint venture partnership in 2013 to develop the community in a pedestrian-friendly location alongside Metropolitan, Midtown’s premier shopping plaza just minutes from downtown Charlotte. The project broke ground in early 2014 and delivered the first units in late 2015. 

“Demand for high-quality apartment housing continues to grow in the popular Midtown submarket, and Midtown 205 made the most of it, consistently outperforming its closest competitors,” said Jennifer Stull, Managing Director of Asset Management for Ram. “Its trend-setting design and walkable location made it one of the most desirable communities to both residents and potential buyers in the region. We’re pleased with the sale and look forward to finding new opportunities to continue investing in the thriving Charlotte market.”

Residents at Midtown 205 have easy access to an array of popular dining, shopping and entertainment destinations at Metropolitan, including Pisces Sushi Bar & Lounge, Vivace, Dressler’s, Target, Trader Joe's, West Elm and more. Also within close proximity of Midtown 205 are the Charlotte streetcar, the Little Sugar Creek Greenway trails, Interstate 277, and US Route 74, providing fast access to Uptown, South End, and other outlying neighborhoods.

In addition to its convenient location, Midtown 205 offers residents a variety of lifestyle-enhancing features and amenities. A shimmering courtyard swimming pool, outdoor kitchen with a flat-screen TV and fireplace, and a modern fitness center with separate yoga and cycling rooms headline the amenities. Inside the apartment homes, residents enjoy custom-designed cabinetry, 9+ foot ceilings, stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, light-filled interiors and dramatic skyline views in select units.

“Midtown 205 combines proximity to Uptown employers and some of Charlotte’s finest residential neighborhoods with unparalleled walkability to retail and restaurant options,” said Jeff Harris, LMC’s division president for the Carolinas. “We believe it will continue to add value for the neighborhood, the new owners and its residents for years to come.”

LMC, a leader in apartment development and operations, today announced that Alchemy 365, a boutique group fitness studio, has signed a lease to become the first retailer at Onyx Edina. 

Onyx Edina, a mixed-use luxury apartment community centrally located in Edina, features 240 apartment homes and 11,500 square feet of retail space. First move-ins for the community, which replaced a Wickes Furniture store along York Avenue South, started on Dec. 2. 

“The development of Onyx Edina and the addition of Alchemy 365 will activate York Avenue South with a modern flair and inspire a walkable neighborhood,” said Peter Chmielewski, senior vice president of development for LMC. “Alchemy 365 will promote an active, fit lifestyle and meet the growing demand for communities that make healthy living possible. With this excellent addition, Onyx Edina continues to push the envelope of luxury living in Edina, delivering an unrivaled experience in one of the most sought-after locales in the Minneapolis metropolitan area.”

Alchemy 365 is a high-intensity group fitness studio that combines yoga, strength training and extreme conditioning to provide members with an unmatched fitness experience. The community-focused studio will occupy 5,400 square feet of retail space and additional retailers will fill the remaining rentable space within the next several months. 

Situated at 6725 York Avenue South, Onyx Edina sits within close proximity to Interstate 35W and Minnesota State Routes 62 and 100, which provide access to Minneapolis to the north, St. Paul to the northwest and Bloomington to the south. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is less than 10 miles from the community and Mall of America is within six miles. Additional nearby attractions include Galleria Edina, Southdale Center, Roseland Park, Centennial Lakes Park and 50th and France, a commercial development home to 175 upscale retailers and professional services. 

The Edina area features several prominent employers, including United Health Group, General Mills, US Bank and Fairview Southside Hospital. Several local and national retailers and restaurants are within minutes of the community. 

Onyx Edina consists of studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Community amenities include an expansive club room with a kitchen and dining area, state-of-the art fitness studio, resort-level pool deck with outdoor grilling stations and dining areas, cyber café with a conference room and an outdoor pet park with indoor pet washing stations. Apartment interiors feature quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances upgraded plank wood-style flooring, private balconies, oversize windows, full-size washers and dryers and ceramic tiled bathrooms.

Including Onyx Edina, LMC has more than 900 apartment homes in operation, planned or under construction in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. 

Stay connected to the project by visiting www.OnyxEdina.com.

LMC, a leader in apartment development and operations, today announced the completion of remediation on the land where the NordHaus luxury apartment community is being developed in northeast Minneapolis. The former state Superfund site had been contaminated with organic chemicals. In November 2016, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) notified LMC that with the completion of the remediation activities, no further actions are required at the site.

 

"For years, this extremely well-located land has been unusable to the neighborhood, and we’re pleased to say that it is now primed to add value to the residents of this great city," said Jon Fletcher, senior development manager for LMC. "We have worked extremely hard with city, county and state officials to identify and remedy the problems, and we are ready to focus on making NordHaus the most vibrant, unique and luxurious apartment community in northeast Minneapolis."

 

The site, located at 315 1st Ave. Northeast and formerly known as Superior Plating, has a long and storied history. Initially developed in 1891 as a car barn that was used by the Minneapolis Rapid Transit Street Railyard Company, the site was used to repair street cars. In 1955, Superior Plating took control of the site for a variety of plating uses, eventually closing in 2012. Superior Plating’s operations led to the contamination of the site, and LMC is the fourth developer to try to redevelop the property. Remediation complications and costs prevented the other three developers from completing the efforts.

 

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Metropolitan Council’s Metropolitan Livable Communities Fund, Hennepin County, and the City of Minneapolis all provided partial funding for the remediation. LMC began construction on the 20-story, 280-apartment home development called NordHaus in July 2016. The first apartment homes are expected to be available in fall 2017.

 

"Our eyes are now firmly focused on the future," Fletcher said. "When NordHaus arrives next fall, it will make an immense contribution to the creative live, work and play environment that has emerged so strongly in the Northeast area.  Furthermore, as a commitment to this site, the community, and the environment, not only have we cleaned up a formally contaminated site, but we have designed NordHaus to receive a LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council."

 

Northeast Minneapolis is known for its creative, artistic residents and businesses. NordHaus will accommodate the unique and independent atmosphere of the area with a Scandinavian-inspired design mixing a European style with North Woods character.

 

The surrounding neighborhood features a charming mix of locally owned establishments within walking distance, including several craft beer pubs, the Yoga Sol studio, the Red Stag Supperclub and The Herbivorous Butcher vegan restaurant. Residents also will be able to walk to the abundant green space and paths along the Mississippi River.

 

When complete, NordHaus will contain 280 apartment homes, including 12 luxury penthouse homes, 22,000 square feet of retail and destination restaurant space, and 390 parking spaces. In addition to featuring best-in-market, Scandinavian-inspired finishes, the project will contain a wide array of first-class amenities, including a one-acre rooftop amenity area, multiple dog play areas, several bicycle lounges, package concierge services, work-from-home suites, pool, hot tub and hobby room.

 

NordHaus is designed by ESG Architects and constructed by Weis Builders.

 

Stay connected to the project by visiting www.LiveNordHaus.com.

LMC, a leader in apartment development and operations, today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Atlas Apartments, a luxurious modern community featuring 344 apartment homes at 1036 7th Avenue NW in Issaquah, Wash., about 17 miles east of Seattle. 

Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler, Queen of Issaquah Sandy Marshall and Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathy McCorry joined LMC Vice President of Development Dan Shieder to officially announce the community in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 9, 2016. The speakers shared the impact Atlas will have on the continued vibrancy of central Issaquah.

Atlas is the first development to open under the Central Issaquah Plan, a comprehensive zoning update the city of Issaquah adopted in 2012 to help guide the long-term evolution of central Issaquah into a vibrant urban center. The plan prioritizes environmental protection, jobs, housing and rapid transit as development objectives, with the goal of creating a more sustainable urban area in Issaquah’s commercial core.

"With its modern design, best-in-class amenities, walkable neighborhood and easy access to outstanding outdoor recreation, Atlas brings modern luxury living to Issaquah’s retail core," Shieder said. "The community is designed to fit perfectly with the eclectic feel of Issaquah that blends small town living with the shopping, dining and entertainment amenities in vibrant central Issaquah. That unique vibe has made Issaquah an extremely popular place to live, and we’re pleased to help meet the rapidly growing demand for quality apartment living."

Atlas is located within an easy walk of the abundant retail and entertainment opportunities on Front Street and Gilman Boulevard. Directly adjacent to the community is Issaquah Commons, a 372,000-square-foot open-air community center anchored by Trader Joe's, Target, Safeway and REI. The community also rests near I-90, enabling residents to easily commute to jobs throughout the metro Seattle area. Major employers in and around Issaquah include Costco, T-Mobile and Microsoft. Of interest to those with families, Atlas is in close proximity to three acclaimed public schools: Issaquah Valley Elementary School, Issaquah Middle School and Issaquah High School.

Outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to how easy Atlas makes it for residents to live an active lifestyle. The community is near Lake Sammamish State Park and the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, and is adjacent to the central Issaquah trail system. In addition, Atlas is only 30 minutes from the Alpental and Summit at Snoqualmie ski areas. 

Atlas features three, five-story buildings including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes. Community amenities include landscaped courtyards with gas grills and fireplaces; a 24-hour fitness center; clubhouse with billiards and lounges; common-area Wi-Fi; co-working spaces; electric vehicle charging stations; and 24-hour access to packages. Atlas also offers Active Building, a resident portal and mobile app that enables residents to pay rent, submit service requests, track packages and connect with other residents.

The apartment homes offer open floor plans, stainless steel fixtures, quartz countertops, walk-in closets and wood-style flooring. Select homes have private balconies and outdoor patios. 

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