A new property development is underway in Baltimore. The new proposal that was filed in January of 2015 included office spaces and apartments located on One Light Street. The new apartments and office spaces are both skyscrapers, which should attract tourists to Baltimore. It is expected to also help bring in revenue for the city.
The apartments and office space building is 33 stories tall. They offer over 300 apartments and about 10 floors of office spaces on the very top floors of the building. The building also has a parking garage which holds over 600 vehicles. The lot has been discussed for projects for many years where now a nice, skyscraper is about to stand to brighten the city. The building is owned by developer Madison Marquette.
Right down the street from the new property in Downtown Baltimore, they have turned a Bank of America into apartments as well. What use to be the Southern Hotel, has now turned into apartments and office spaces. The Southern Hotel was demolished in 2000.
Members of the city have been talking about ideas for a building for years at 1 Light Street. The members were first concerned about the stone base and how neighbors next to the building would feel about it being there. Another concern about the proposal was traffic concerns along the busy street. To fix this problem, they had vehicles enter the garage from a different street that wasn’t as busy compared to the other.
The project finally had support from the city members and they were all for the new building located at 1 Light Street. They are extremely excited about the new development and they hope it’s a good choice for 1 Light Street.
The city decided to introduce the public and members of the city to the site at a zoning board meeting and an architecture and urban design review panel for approval of the site. The site also had another proposal from another company but ultimately decided to go with the current development that is going on now. The other project proposal included a 16 story building with over 200 apartments and 7,000 square feet of retail space.
They have held several meetings about the recent development in Baltimore on 1 Light Street. During the proposal, the architecture review panel said that the new building would bring transformation to the area. They think it is a good idea because the area will continue to strive and grow.