Renovation work is complete at 201 North Charles Street, the former Central Savings Bank building. The 258,000-square-foot building was bought in December 1988 by the Lexington Charles Limited Partnership. The $3 million improvements include a new pink granite exterior on the first three of its 27 floors, a new lobby, renovated restrooms and common areas, improved safety systems and a new heating and air conditioning system.
Gilbane Building Co. was the general contractor and Morris Architects was the designer. Jones Lang Wooton USA was the project management team.
Kayne Levin Neilson Bavar is the leasing agency and there are approximately 90,000 square feet available.
Vantage House, a continuing care retirement community, has opened at 5400 Vantage Point Road in Columbia.
The project contains 100 independent-living apartments, 36 domiciliary care units and 20 skilled nursing beds.
The community also will contain a number of commercial endeavors, including a Columbia Bank branch, a barbershop and beauty salon, and a gift shop operated by residents.