BALTIMORE, MD - 2 East Wells Apartments in Federal Hill, developed by Chesapeake Realty Partners, is set to bring 153 industrial-chic apartments and 6,000 square feet of retail space to South Baltimore. In addition to the much needed retail, the community will boast a lengthy list of world-class amenities including resident-controlled access, garage parking, two rooftop decks, a state-of-the-art rooftop fitness center, a furnished interior courtyard, and a resident’s club with coffee bar, fireplace, big screen TVs, free WiFi, and much more.
The south end of Charles Street was once a rather unattractive industrial area that lacked the same notoriety that the rest of Charles Street has long enjoyed. Over the past few years, South Charles Street has been undergoing a major transformation. The first major improvement was a new luxury apartment community known as 1901 South Charles that opened in 2012. This community brought 193 luxury apartments and a clean, modern look to what was once a blighted industrial site. Currently under construction, 2 East Wells is another major improvement to the area and promises to bring 153 industrial-chic apartments and 6,000 square feet of retail space along Wells Street.
The site at 2 East Wells was formerly the home of a large warehouse and office building that was adjacent to the 1800 block of Charles Street, the 1800 block of Light Street, and the unit block of East Barney. The buildings were razed and the property was environmentally cleaned. Construction on 2 East Wells began in late 2013 and should be complete in early 2015.
The building’s exterior will feature several different types of material to give the look of multiple buildings. The first floor retail space will feature glass fronts and there will also be streetscape improvements along the perimeter of the building which will drastically improve the look of the area.
“2 East Wells is classic Baltimore, with its warm brick façade, industrial-style, floor-to-ceiling multi-pane windows and, of course, roof decks with endless city views” says Josh E. Fidler, Co-Chairman of developer Chesapeake Realty Partners.
The interior will feature a mix of Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom luxury apartments with spacious floor plans and 9 foot ceilings. The finishes will include hardwood floors, granite counters, clean steel appliances, rich wood cabinetry and each apartment home will feature a full-size washer and dryer.
The community will boast a lengthy list of world-class amenities including resident-controlled access, garage parking, two rooftop decks, a state-of-the-art rooftop fitness center, a furnished interior courtyard, and a resident’s club with coffee bar, fireplace, big screen TVs, free WiFi…and much, much more.
What’s even more impressive is that in recognition of today’s environmental sensibilities, 2 East Wells Apartments in Federal Hill have been built to LEED Silver standards. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In order to be certified, the community must achieve standards for high efficiency heating and cooling systems, energy efficient appliances, high efficiency hot water heating, energy efficient lighting, and indoor environment quality, just to name a few.