200 Spring Garden Officially Breaks Ground

The joint venture will transform the corner of Spring Garden and N. 2nd Street
Highly Anticipated Residential Tower Breaks Ground in Philadelphia's NoLibs Neighborhood
Rendering: Official
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200 Spring Garden, a new multi-use residential tower designed to create a gateway to an emerging multi-phase district connecting Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties and Old City neighborhoods officially breaks ground. Upon completion, the project –which is a joint venture between National Real Estate Advisors, LLC, National Real Estate Development, LLC, and Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE) – will combine apartment living, and a state-of-the-art new location for City Fitness Northern Liberties.

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Designed by Handel Architects as a modern interpretation of the warehouse-style buildings native to Northern Liberties, the structure of articulated charcoal grey brick will anchor the intersection of Spring Garden and North 2nd Street. Featuring a dramatic radiused corner, 200 Spring Garden will have a modern 13-story, L-shaped residential tower with 360 apartment units and 10,000 square feet of outdoor public green space. The building will also include 5,400 square feet of corner marquee retail, and a pedestrian-friendly, landscaped public plaza complete with original artwork curated by Mural Arts Philadelphia.

“The groundbreaking of 200 Spring Garden will serve as a milestone in the development along 2nd Street within the city of Philadelphia,” said Daniel Killinger, President of National Development in a statement. “200 Spring Garden is the first step in creating a new neighborhood that will bring together the history of Old City and the vibrancy of Northern Liberties. This development will set the tone for future transformation along the 2nd Street corridor.”

City Fitness first opened their doors at the corner of 2nd and Spring Garden in 2007. Now, 200 Spring Garden will be the home for City Fitness’ newest flagship location. This future state-of-the-art facility will feature a luxe two-story fitness center surrounding by floor-ceiling windows, outdoor amenity deck, a 75-foot lap pool and views of the Center City skyline.

“200 Spring Garden will provide a new future for the corner of Spring Garden and 2nd Street,” said Kristine Kennedy, Executive Director at Northern Liberties Business Improvement District. “By creating a destination between Old City and Northern Liberties, the residential community will expand on the momentum of this area and start a new chapter filled with economic opportunity and community growth.”

200 Spring Garden is the first phase of what will be a multi-phase, pedestrian-centric development located on North 2nd Street between Callowhill Street and Spring Garden Streets, creating a new district that will bridge together and add economic opportunity to the under-developed area between Philadelphia’s Old City and Northern Liberties neighborhoods.

“Old City and Northern Liberties are two of the most iconic neighborhoods within the city of Philadelphia, and yet the corridor between them is filled with un-tapped opportunity,” said Jonathan Kushner, President of KRE. “As our first foray into Philadelphia, I could not be more energized by the potential that lies ahead –as envisioned by our partners at National Real Estate Development and National Real Estate Advisors- starting with 200 Spring Garden. The multiphase transformation of 2nd Street will inject a new sense of a vibrancy and economic vitality, and we could not be prouder to be part of making it a reality.”

Lisa Hay

Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.
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