The Lanahan Building on Light Street Being Converted to 40 Apartments

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Lanahan Building at 22 Light St. in Downtown will be converted to 40 apartments. The six-story, 51,510 sq. ft. building includes two retail spaces – one is occupied by 7-Eleven and the other, which was most recently The Bun Shop, is vacant.

Southway Builders Inc. made the following announcement on Facebook:

We are proud to announce that Southway will be working with Osprey Property Company, Soto Architecture, and Studio K on a new project at 22 Light Street also known as The Lanahan Building. It was originally constructed in 1905 as a “heavy warehouse” for liquor distillers the Hunter Rye Company. It was destroyed in a fire 1904 and rebuilt in 1905 with its construction design being intentionally fireproof. During prohibition the building was used as The Baltimore Oriole Cafeteria providing cheap meals to Baltimore citizens during the depression era. This building will now provide affordable housing and is an adaptive reuse and renovation project, converting the existing building into 40 apartment units.

According to state records, the building was purchased this month for $4.25 million.

The development team was issued a permit to start work in December 2019. Construction is currently in process.

The unit block of Light St. has seen several other new apartment projects including Luminary at One Light, which is a new 28-story building with 280 apartments and a 155,000 sq. ft. office space for M&T Bank, and 10 Light, which converted the former 34-story Bank of America building into more than 400 apartments and retail.

Photos from Southway Builders Inc.’s Facebook Page

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