Tallest MD Residential Tower Tops Out

The 44-story luxury high-rise overlooking Inner Harbor broke ground in March 2016 and is slated to welcome its first residents by spring 2018.

414 Light St. in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
414 Light St. in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Questar’s 414 Light St. high-rise in Baltimore has topped out. Standing at 500 feet, the 44-story tower is now Maryland’s tallest residential building. The upscale project, which broke ground in March 2016 with Lendlease as provider of construction management services, has already started pre-leasing and is slated to welcome its first residents in the spring of 2018.

Located in the city’s Inner Harbor area, the 394-unit luxury residential tower is within walking distance of most central points of interest, including Oriole Park, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore Convention Center, downtown and the East Pratt Street corridor. The community will also offer quick access to Interstate 95 and the whole Baltimore-Washington corridor.

The tower will feature studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse units. According to Yardi Matrix data, floor plans range between 506 and 1,830 square feet and the building was designed for LEED Silver certification.

“Within walking distance to public transportation, retail shops, restaurants, entertainment, businesses and more, 414 Light St. is at the forefront of the urban renaissance taking place in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor,” said Stephen Gorn, chairman & CEO of Questar, in prepared remarks.

Redefining upscale Baltimore

The 658,128-square-foot high-rise will include 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space, 12,300 square feet of ground-floor retail and a 469-spot parking garage. The list of amenities will include:

  • 24-hour concierge
  • community kitchen and bar
  • business lounge
  • private fitness club
  • salon and theater
  • pet spa
  • 16-foot outdoor movie screen
  • pet park and run
  • skyline terrace with pool
  • community and resident gardens

The project benefited from a $108.8 million construction loan originated in February 2016 and funded by Citizens Financial Group, Yardi Matrix data shows.

Image courtesy of Questar