The Arbors At Baltimore Crossroads Captures Great American Living Award For Best Design And Architecture For Multi-Family Community


365-unit luxury rental home community, situated within 1,000-acre Baltimore Crossroads @95 mixed-use development near White Marsh, completed in November 2012

The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads, a 365-unit luxury market-rate rental home community near White Marsh, Maryland, was recognized with the "Best Design and Architecture for a Multi-Family Community" at the recent 2012 Great American Living (GALA) Grand Awards. Contained within the 1,000-acre Baltimore Crossroads @95 mixed-use development in Baltimore County, the community features an array of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) elements. Developed by Somerset Construction Company, the apartment home community was delivered in November 2011.

The GALA awards are sponsored by the Northern Virginia Building Association, the Washington Metropolitan Sales and Marketing Council and the Maryland National Capitol Building Industry Association. The competition honors excellence in new home architecture; interior design; and sales and marketing activities. The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads was selected in the new construction, five stories and under category.

"Our team invested a significant amount of time and resources to research and design a multi-family community that addressed the needs of multiple audiences, including young professionals, military personnel, young families and the empty-nester segment of the population," stated Neil Greenberg, Chief Operating Officer of Somerset Construction Company. "We are extremely honored to be recognized for this prestigious design and architecture award, especially considering the strong competition that existed in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. marketplaces."

The Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads was designed in a "Texas Doughnut" configuration which consists of apartment homes built around a six-story parking garage. This allows a resident to park and live on the same level of the building. Approximately twenty-three different apartment designs are available in single, two and three-bedroom formats ranging from 510 to 1,565 square feet of space.

LEED elements integrated into the community include energy-efficient heating, ventilating and air-conditioning and hot water systems; low-flow plumbing fixtures; Energy Star appliances that significantly reduce monthly water, gas and electric usage and air filtration systems. A 1,900 square foot, two-story community building containing a state-of-the-art fitness center, multi-media center and resort-style swimming pool were constructed within the community.

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