The luxury apartments at 1919 Market may not be ready for move-in quite yet, but leasing has begun.
The 28-story mixed-use building, a joint venture between LCOR and Brandywine Realty Trust, will have 321 upscale rental units when it’s completed at the end of June. However, according to LCOR Vice President Don Tracy, the first residents will arrive in about a month.
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“We’re thrilled to be developing in Center City,” Tracy says. “We think it’s a fantastic opportunity for the city and its residences.”
Of the three apartment styles — named City, Tower and Penthouse Collections — the City Collection will be the first available to residents, with rent starting at $1,500 a month. Each Collection will vary in its floor style, kitchen and bath features, and rent has not been set for the Tower or Penthouse units.
The first three floors of the building will be dedicated to retail and office space and have been fully leased; tenants are Independence Blue Cross, CVS and a restaurant, Naf Naf Grill. A 215-car parking garage will be connected to the building for residents and the public.
Resident amenities include a first-floor lounge, coffee bar, pet wash, bicycle storage and 24/7-concierge desk. The building will also feature a fitness center with a spinning and yoga studio and work pods for residents who work remotely.
Up on the 28th floor, the Club Level will function as an extension of home. Inside, there’s a large screening room, sports bar, fireplace café, chef studio for demonstrations and resident dining, sport simulator and wine storage. Outdoor amenities include an infinity pool, lounge area, fire pit, heating canopies, games and grills.
“You live in an apartment,” says Tracy, “but you have all this extra living space on the 28th floor.”
Construction on 1919 Market began in October 2014, and its location played an important role in how the property was developed.
“The location of 20th and Market is paramount in terms of accessibility to transit, to highways, for pedestrians and bicycle traffic,” Tracy explains. “You can be in New York in just over an hour from the site: 30th Street Station is 10 minutes away.”