As reported back in June 2014 the Curtis Center, located at 6th and Walnut Streets, was purchased for $125 million by Keystone Property Group and Mack-Cali Realty Corp.
According to Philadelphia Magazine, the construction of luxury condos will begin this Spring on the 6th Street side of the building as originally planned. Future condo residents will enjoy the scenic views of Independence Park and Washington Square. Fifty-five luxury units will be added to the Curtis Center, which has always been used for office space and events in recent years hosted by Cescaphe Event Group.
Rumor has it that a new restaurant, coffee shop, spa and gym will be opened along with the new condos. This will help attract more visitors to the Washington Square building.
The first phase of construction is expected to begin in the Spring.
The last time the Curtis Center underwent major renovations was in 1980. Philly.com reported that the building will transform from a general office space to a major ‘hub’ of Washington Square.