SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LMC, a leader in apartment development and management, today announced the start of leasing at Luma, a luxury high-rise and mixed-use apartment community located in the Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown San Diego.
The sleek 24-story high-rise, which is LEED gold certified, features 220 apartment homes and 4,344 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Situated within walking distance to patio cafes, the area's finest chef-driven restaurants and urban wineries, the tech-savvy community offers LMC's exclusive Dream Suite by Lutron package, enabling residents to control lights, roller shades and Nest Wi-Fi thermostats from a smartphone. Luma will also have concierge services to provide residents with an enhanced day-to-day experience.
"The Little Italy neighborhood is one of the most distinctive in the nation, whether it's the breathtaking views of the waterfront or the always bustling sidewalks and patios," said Ryan Gatchalian, division president of Southern California for LMC. "We're thrilled to join one of San Diego's most desirable neighborhoods, and we believe Luma will complement the area's vibrant energy and provide a top-tier downtown living experience."
Located at 1440 Columbia Street, Luma is a short walk from Waterfront Park and its coast-side offerings. The community is within approximately one mile of the city's renowned Gas Lamp Quarter and its multitude of dining and nightlife options. The USS Midway Museum, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are also within a short commute of the community, as are key thoroughfares Interstate 5, Interstate 8 and Highway 163, which provide connectivity to the key employment centers across the metropolitan area.
Luma offers studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments and a select number of penthouse homes. Apartment interiors are equipped with high ceilings, large kitchens with quartz countertops and center islands, built-in ovens and gas ranges, full ceramic tile kitchen backsplashes, custom cabinetry with under-mount lighting, custom pendant lighting in select kitchens and luxury wood-style flooring. Homes also include keyless front door entries, full-size front-loading washers and dryers, walk-in closets with upgraded closet organizers, ceramic tile shower surrounds and walk-in showers.
Community amenities are highlighted by a rooftop pool and spa with lounge space and casual seating. The rooftop also includes a deck with an outdoor theater, plus barbecue grills and outdoor dining areas. Additional common-area features include a round-the-clock fitness center with exclusive LMC motivational wall complete with custom GoPro content, pet park including a washing and grooming station, resident clubhouse, bike storage and repair station, extra storage and a large mailroom with digital package lockers and text notification. Residents also have access to EV-charging stations, storage lockers and valet and concierge services.
LMC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennar (NYSE: LEN), is a multifamily real estate development and operating company with a diverse portfolio of institutional quality multifamily rental communities across the US. LMC has a 26,300-unit pipeline of communities ranging from operating to under development that exceeds $9.6 billion and consists of high-rise, mid-rise and garden apartments.
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