BUILD­ING BLOCKS

THREE OF THE CITY’S HOTTEST RE­DE­VEL­OP­MENT PROJECTS ARE BLEND­ING HIS­TORY AND IN­NO­VA­TION.

Philadelphia Style - - Contents - BY CON­NIE CAPONE

Three of the city’s hottest re­de­vel­op­ment projects are blend­ing his­tory and in­no­va­tion.

Nes­tled along the Schuylkill River Trail is the newly ac­quired head­quar­ters for Ara­mark (937-660-4708; ara­mark.com) at 2400 Mar­ket Street. The fa­cil­ity for the global leader in food dis­tri­bu­tion will be housed within the nine-story, 600,000-square-foot struc­ture that fo­cuses on mod­ern de­sign and sus­tain­abil­ity. Sched­uled for com­ple­tion in Fall 2018, Ara­mark will oc­cupy the top five floors in­clud­ing a din­ing fa­cil­ity for the cor­po­ra­tion’s 1,200 as­so­ciates, a fit­ness cen­ter, and meet­ing spa­ces. With a com­mit­ment to green in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion, the fa­cil­ity also plans to in­cor­po­rate 8,000 square feet of out­door ter­races. “2400 Mar­ket is the most unique of­fice re­de­vel­op­ment in the city with ac­cess to ev­ery­thing the city has to of­fer,” says Adri­ano Cal­vanese, vice pres­i­dent of PMC Prop­erty Group, de­vel­oper of 2400 Mar­ket. “There are open, light-filled workspaces with 14-foot ceil­ings, floor-to­ceil­ing win­dows with beau­ti­ful river views, and state-of-the-art sus­tain­able build­ing sys­tems. To­gether this in­spires the sense of in­no­va­tion and cul­ture that de­fines today’s work­place.”

A his­toric ren­o­va­tion on 1222 Lo­cust Street is gear­ing up to be one of the most highly an­tic­i­pated lux­ury rental re­de­vel­op­ments of the year. The Lin­coln (267-519-3652; prd­cprop­er­ties.com), part of PRDC Prop­er­ties, is on The Na­tional Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places and within steps of Mid­town Vil­lage. “We saw the need and op­por­tu­nity to bring a uniquely dif­fer­en­ti­ated res­i­den­tial ex­pe­ri­ence to the mar­ket,” says David Perl­man, CEO of PRDC Prop­er­ties. “The end prod­uct is what can be achieved when the pub­lic and pri­vate com­mu­ni­ties

work to­gether.” With 44 units avail­able for pre­leas­ing, the pet-friendly res­i­dence boasts ju­nior suites, one- and two-bed­room units, and a trio of pent­houses for rent. Open floor plans, Porce­lanosa coun­ters, hard­wood floors, and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances are some of the fea­tures, with a rooftop deck that’s prime for ev­ery­thing from sun­rise yoga ses­sions to sun­set happy hours. The Lin­coln, named for one of the build­ing’s pre­vi­ous own­ers over the last cen­tury, boasts a re­stored brick fa­cade.

Closer to Broad Street, a new Rit­ten­house high-rise is be­ing ped­dled by the same com­pany that brought street-level sports­wear brand Un­der Ar­mor to 16th and Wal­nut streets. The Bea­con apart­ments.com) is the lat­est in a string of ven­tures un­der­taken by Pearl Apart­ments. A for­mer Brown Broth­ers Har­ri­man bank, the prop­erty is pre­serv­ing the orig­i­nal ar­chi­tec­ture by mak­ing use of the build­ing’s his­toric lime­stone. The 14-floor res­i­den­tial tower to­tals 100,000 square feet over 64 units, all with one- to twobed­room liv­ing ac­com­mo­da­tions. Fea­tures in­clude floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows, nat­u­ral stone coun­ter­tops and stain­less steel kitchen ap­pli­ances, and pri­vate bal­conies and ter­races in select apart­ments. The Bea­con also boasts com­pet­i­tive ameni­ties such as a gam­ing area, fit­ness cen­ter, and a 2,000-square­foot rooftop ter­race with un­beat­able views of Rit­ten­house Square. The Bea­con is slated for a sum­mer open­ing.

The one- bed­room suite at PRDC Prop­er­ties’ newly trans­formed Lin­coln is filled with mod­ern fix­tures per­fect for en­ter­tain­ing.

Select res­i­dences at The Bea­con boast one of the city’s most cov­eted ameni­ties: pri­vate out­door ter­races. Ara­mark goes green at its new head­quar­ters at 2400 Mar­ket Street.

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