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.
Happy New Year!
New Year, New Open Houses! Check out the first Sunday Open Houses of 2015 in the Washington Square West neighborhood of Philadelphia!
This trendy neighborhood offers its residents various coffeehouses, shops, cafes and nightspots. The cobblestone streets of Camac and Hutchinson bring the historic aspect of Philadelphia alive. Neighbors enjoy the luxury of Pine Street’s Antique Row and the country’s oldest jewelry district Jeweler’s Row. In this neighborhood you are in walking distance of fine local restaurants and the entertainment offered by the Forrest Theater and Walnut Street Theater.
If you are a buyer interested in making a purchase or a seller interested in listing your home, please do not hesitate to contact our team.
1112 Spruce Street, Unit 1F
2 bedrooms/3 baths
1220 Panama Street
2 bedrooms/1 bath
1206 Panama Street
3 bedrooms/3 baths
809 Addison Street B
2 bedrooms/2 baths
Check out TWO available apartments we have located in the heart of Washington Square West at 314 S. 12th Street. Gorgeous, Center City block that is surrounded by tons of restaurants, shops and cafes!
314 S. 12th Street, Unit 1F
1 bedroom/1 bathroom
1 of 6 beautifully restored units! This unit features a full eat in kitchen, living room and beautiful hardwood floors. Common Laundry in the building. Situated in a perfect, walkable location in Washington Square. Close proximity to restaurants, bars, shops & public transportation.
314 S. 12th Street Unit 3F
2 bedrooms/1 bathroom
This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom bi-level apartment is 1 of 6 beautifully restored units! This unit features a full eat in kitchen, living room and hardwood floors and its own private deck!! Common Laundry in the building.
Washington Square West
Center City Listings is representing the seller of a gorgeous Washington Square West condo on Spruce Street.
Property Address: 1008-20 Spruce Street, Unit 1008B, Philadelphia, PA 19107
1 Bedroom/1.1 Bathrooms
2014 Property Taxes: $3,270
Monthly Condo Fees: $744
Interior SqFt: 1,321
Bright and spacious 1 bedroom condo centrally located in Philly’s Washington Square West neighborhood. This tri-level unit boasts of gorgeous hardwood floors, 14 ft. ceilings and large windows that bring in natural sunlight along with a working fireplace. Beautifully updated kitchen and bathrooms. Large walk-in closet right off of the bedroom. Situated in a gorgeous building with an outdoor pool and courtyard. Walkable area with easy access to shopping & restaurants!
Please contact David Snyder from Center City Listings if you are interested.
Photo courtesy of PhillyMag.com
The Gallery shopping complex located on the east side of Market Street is planned to transform into a luxury shopping facility. According to Philadelphia Magazine, developers from Macerich Co. want to invest $106.8 million into the revitalization of The Gallery. Plans are to reinvent The Gallery as an up-scale, urban shopping center.
Macerich Co. owns the Deptford Mall in South Jersey and 55 other shopping malls in the United States. Currently, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust owns The Gallery and plans on going in half in redevelopment with Macerich Co. The redevelopment process is expected to be complete in October.
Check out this weekend’s open houses in the Washington Square neighborhood. There will be tons of activities and events to do this Fourth of July weekend in Center City Philadelphia.
Featured Open House: 1215 Spruce Street, Unit 201, Philadelphia, PA
1 bedroom/1 bathroom
Open House: 12-1 p.m.
The second floor front room of Federal Style Mansion is typically the largest room in the house, and this gorgeous one-bedroom condominium is proof of it. Enter a beautifully appointed vestibule and gracious hall leading up to the second floor where you’ll enter an incredible condominium home. 11′ ceilings, Pennsylvania Blue marble mantle and handsome moldings are reminders of the elegant period when this building was built. Enjoy a beautiful kitchen equipped with generous cabinets and well maintained appliances, a large great room for dining or simply relaxing by the fireplace. A huge master suite offers large closets, room for large furnishings, and a custom bathroom tastefully finished in marble. Additional storage is found in private locker in basement. There is currently a tax abatement on this property. Based on current assessments and millage rates at the OPA the the amount of the exempt taxes are $2,923.17.
Listing Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach – Walnut.
1500 Chestnut Street 9C
1 bedroom/1 bathroom
919 Spruce Street
5 bedrooms/4.1 bathrooms
Photo courtesy of VisitPhilly.com
Philly July 4th Celebrations!
There are tons of events going on throughout the city this weekend. Philadelphia is the birthplace of independence and freedom. So what better way to celebrate July 4th weekend than staying in Philly?
Here is a roundup of events taking place on this holiday weekend. Hopefully, the impending hurricane down south does not affect our weather forecast in the city!
Philly July 4th
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be hosting a free concert from 7-11 p.m. featuring The Roots, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Aloe Blacc and other artists. This event sponsored by VH-1 is known as the “Largest Free Concert in America.” A fireworks finale right near the Philadelphia Museum of Art will cap off the night.
The Independence Day Parade will commence on 6th and Chestnut Streets at 11 a.m. on July 4th.
The SugarHouse Casino located at 1001 N. Delaware Avenue is also holding its own July 4th celebration festivities with a free concert series on July 4-5 starting at 6 p.m.
Penns Landing is hosting an event for all ages on July 4-6. The Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival that benefits the Joshua Kahan Fund for pediatric cancer research. This event requires a $7 donation for each participant.
The above only covers a few of the many events and activities going on in Philly throughout the weekend.
Center City Listings is representing the seller of a Washington Square condo located at 1001-13 Chestnut Street, Unit 605W.
1 bedroom/1 bathroom
The Victory! Amazing large 1 bedroom, 1 bath updated luxury unit with 15 ft ceilings! This unit is located on the North-West corner of 10th and Chestnut in the Heart of Center City, directly across from Jefferson Hospital, 1 block from PA and Wills Eye Hospitals. An all new condo and one of the largest 1 bedrooms in the building with an open kitchen, island, washer/dryer. The Victory features, elevators, doorman, Porter, gym and is pet friendly! Come take a look.
Check out this Sunday’s Open Houses in some of Philly’s most popular neighborhoods!
2126 Tryon Street
111 S 15th Street #1703
1500 Chestnut Street 20K
1919 Chestnut Street 608
250 S 17th Street 1000
224-30 W Rittenhouse Sq 2902
1730 Pine Street 7
1931 Spruce St 1C
1614 Addison Street
1606 Addison Street
2208 Manning Street
2429 Locust St 422
2528 Naudain Street
2517 Waverly St
1028 Irving Street
802 Locust Street Unit 201
1029-33 Spruce Street 204
509 S 12th St R
1110 Lombard St 3
1334 Kater Street
726 Rodman Street
417 S Perth Street
1341 Bainbridge Street
1337 Bainbridge Street
1347 Christian Street
608 S 8th Street
700 Montrose Street
1332 Kater Street
738 S Darien Street
121 Walnut Street 208
326 Spruce Street
224 Delancey Street
718 Addison Street D
627 Lombard Street
1233 N 3rd Street 1A
977 N Lawrence St
800 N Lawrence A
943 N Lawrence