A Virginia firm is planning to convert 10 Light Street, Baltimore’s iconic red-brick office tower topped with green and gold, into apartments.
“The 520,000 square foot, 34 story structure will be converted to 445 for-lease residences,” according to a statement on the website of Metropolitan Partnership Ltd., the Reston, Va., development firm that purchased the building in November for $6 million.
Ten Light was completed in 1929 and last sold in 2002, for $5.3 million to the Nellis Corp. That company, based in Rockville, sold the building to Metropolitan Partnership after several months of working with city agencies “on plans for its sale and conversion to residential use,” the statement said.
“The Art Deco building is fashioned from Indiana limestone and local brick over a steel frame,” Metropolitan Partnership’s statement said. “The building’s exterior is decorated with carved, Mayan Revival-style images and is capped with a copper and gold mansard roof. The ornate, four-story main colonnaded lobby is decorated with mosaic floors and historic murals depicting Baltimore’s history.”