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The Place at Channelside

LOCATION: 918 Channelside Drive, occupying the block bordered by Channelside Drive and 12th, Washington and Whiting streets.

DEVELOPER: Key Developers Group.

DESCRIPTION: Two eight-story condominium towers with 244 units. Floor plans will have one bedroom and bathroom, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, or three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and will range from 600 to 3,636 square feet. More than 13,000 square feet of retail space is planned on the ground floor facing Channelside Drive and 12th Street. A two-story mural will adorn the project's facade along Washington Street. The artwork is yet to be determined, Key Developers president Fida Sirdar said.

PRICE: $159,900 to $1.7-million.

AMENITIES: Common areas to include a fitness center, pool with cabanas, spa, clubhouse and open landscaped green space on the fifth level. All condominiums will have integrated air conditioning, lighting and security systems. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, fireplaces, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and glass mosaic backsplashes in the kitchens in all. Ground floor units facing the pool area have private cabanas. Elevated units will have balconies. There will also be a doorman and 24-hour concierge service.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "It's a very modern expression," said Marc Van Steenlandt, one of the architects. "It's really geared toward people that have sophisticated lifestyles in how they dress, how they entertain, how they go about their day-to-day business. The building has very sophisticated detailing, but in a very crisp manner."

TIMELINE: Construction is scheduled to begin in February and finish by May 2006. Sirdar said the Place is more than 70 percent sold.

MOVE-IN DATE: August 2006.

FOR INFORMATION: 272-2121, or online

_ MICHAEL CANNING, Times correspondent

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