Questar Properties will open a pre-leasing office Friday for the 44-story luxury apartment building it is constructing near the Inner Harbor.
The 500-foot-tall glass tower at the corner of Light and Conway streets will contain 394 apartments, the first of which will be available in March. The building, called 414 Light Street, is expected to be completed in August 2018.
With rents starting at just under $2,000 for the building's smallest units, studios of about 500 square feet, 414 Light Street will be among the most expensive apartment buildings in the city.
The largest units, 1,800-square-foot penthouses on the 42nd and 43rd floors, will rent for $8,000 a month.
"We're looking to set a new standard for residential luxury living in the region — not just Baltimore," said Stephen Gorn, chairman and CEO of Questar Properties.
Gorn said he thinks the building's design — a mesh of apartment living, resort relaxation and hotel luxury — and amenities will appeal to a range of tenants, including those priced out of Washington
Among those amenities: a seventh-floor park with an outdoor kitchen, pool and 16-foot-long movie screen.
Inside, the building features a game room with a pool table, a fitness center, yoga studio, lounge and other shared spaces.
There's also a dog spa, complete with a vending machine that dispenses pet-friendly snacks.
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Questar is in talks with fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants to occupy the building's 12,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Proximity to major highways could make the property appealing to commuters, while baby boomers looking to downsize and millennials looking for access to entertainment may appreciate its central location in the Inner Harbor, Gorn said.
The LEED Silver Certified building was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz.
The pre-leasing office, located at 575 S. Charles St., features a full-size, furnished apartment, to give prospective tenants a look at what's to come.
Units will be equipped with energy-efficient stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops and gas ranges. Floors will be lined in white oak panels and floor-to-ceiling windows will offer views of the harbor and city.
Each apartment layout is named for a spice, in tribute to the McCormick & Co. plant that once occupied the site.