The newest high-rise apartment to hit the White Flint/North Bethesda area is 25 percent leased and will have its grand opening celebration on Saturday.
Developer LCOR’s Aurora, a 341-unit, 18-story apartment between Nebel Street and Rockville Pike started accepting move-ins on July 1, according to leasing consultant Chris Darden. LCOR is also managing the property.
Pre-leasing for the apartment’s studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units started in March.
On Saturday, July 19 the Aurora is hosting a champagne brunch grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that’s open to potential tenants. There will be omelettes, a chamapagne bar and tours of the building.
The property is part of LCOR’s North Bethesda Center, which runs just northeast of the White Flint Metro station. LCOR plans to fill in the land immediately north of the station with a town center, luxury hotel and suspension bridge over the Metro station platform.
For now, the development consists of the Aurora, an office building on Marinelli Road and the 312-unit Wentworth House, which includes a 62,000-square- foot Harris Teeter grocery store next door to the Aurora.
The new apartment includes a pool, sun deck, rooftop terrace and the Aurora Sky Club, which has a bar, TV lounge and conference area. There’s also a golf simulator, fitness center, business center and bike repair and storage area.