Construction Nearly Complete at The View at Old City - $90 Million Luxury Apartment Residence Set to Open in Philadelphia Late Summer

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The View at Old City Features Chef’s Kitchens, Heated Infinity Pool, Private Courtyards, Reserved Underground Garage Parking, Concierge and a One-of-a-Kind “Paws” Park & Spa Built on an Historic Site

Private courtyard features heated Infinity edge splash pool, fire pit and outdoor grill. (The View at Old City, 401 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA)

These elegantly modern apartment homes will host spectacular views of the city and the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Poised to change the landscape of Philadelphia’s rental market, The View at Old City promises to bring exclusive luxury apartment living, as well as the only outdoor Infinity pool to its Old City neighborhood. The View is a site with ties to the city’s historic roots. The project brings 216 apartments homes, 163 parking spaces, and first-class amenities on the corner of 4th and Race Street. These elegantly modern apartment homes will host spectacular views of the city and the Ben Franklin Bridge. The community is just steps away from Philadelphia’s best restaurants, museums, galleries, historic sites and shopping. “What’s so unique about The View at Old City is that our residents will be at the center of ‘all the action,’ but once they step inside their beautiful apartment homes, they’ll find serenity and plenty of green space away from the city’s hustle and bustle. It won’t feel like apartment living at all,” said developer Chris Todd.

There are 23 different pet-friendly open floor plans, from studios to two bedroom units ranging from 441 to 1,257 square feet. Lease ranges are as follows: studios ($1530 - $2050); one bedrooms ($1730 - $2400); one bedroom dens ($2600 - $3150); and two bedrooms/two baths ($2700 - $4000). Each apartment boasts a stainless steel chef’s kitchen, energy-efficient appliances, premium finishes and fixtures, elegant plank flooring, plush carpeting in all bedrooms, personal balconies or patios and private entries for select floor plans. The View at Old City also offers the convenience of a six-month leasing option.

Amenities include: a boardwalk roof top deck that is designed to be a quiet overlook above busy Old City streets; concierge service; a Cyber Café; media room; 24-hour fitness center with Peloton bikes and a yoga studio; Paws Park and Paw Spa; fire pit; outdoor grill; bike storage room; dog wash station; dry cleaning service; storage lockers; refrigerated packaged lockers; and heated Infinity edge splash pool. “We feel the pool, which is the only pool in Old City, will be a centerpiece of communal interaction, providing residents with the type of luxury amenity usually found in quiet suburban residences, but now available within the vibrancy of our urban location,” said Todd. The property design includes passive courtyards which are a design feature implemented as a cooling strategy for improving indoor thermal comfort, similar to what William Penn achieved when he designed Philadelphia’s layout nearly 300 years ago.

Also of note, The View at Old City is built on an historic site – the home of Francis Hopkinson, a patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence who designed the first official American flag and first U.S. coin. The ground floor homes with steps and stoops along Race Street evoke the traditional townhome typology of Old City, a nod to colonial-style design elements. In addition, there will be a plaque installed in the lobby memorializing the site as Hopkinson’s home, paying tribute to the historic significance of the site.

Todd says The View at Old City will be move-in-ready in August 2019.

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