3737 Chestnut Is About to Top Off, Set for August Opening

Can we live on the roof deck?

3737 Chestnut, Image courtesy Radnor Property Group

3737 Chestnut, Image courtesy Radnor Property Group

3737 Chestnut, touted as University City’s first market-rate high-rise residential complex, is about to celebrate its “topping off” ceremony next week on January 14 at 1:30 p.m. The project broke ground a little over a year ago and occupancy of the 25-story, 276 unit mixed-use apartment tower with ground-floor retail is expected in August of this year.

Radnor Property Group and non-profit Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral are partners in the development of the tower, which will cater towards “urban professionals and graduate students” (Millennials). The partnership is important, as the project also includes the construction of a three-story office building, a community center, an early learning childcare facility and improvements to the 19th-century Cathedral building, according to a press release about the topping off ceremony.

Here's the inside.

Here’s the inside.

There will be three different units available–one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den and two-bedroom–that feature city views and “a number will have balconies,” according to a press release. They’ll also have stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, full-sized washer/dryer in unit, walk-in closet space and floor-to-ceiling windows for plenty of natural light.

Future residents will also be able to enjoy the views from the rooftop deck, which will boast unobstructed views, gas cooking grills, a fire pit and Wi-fi. Seriously, why would you ever leave the roof deck? Pitch a tent and survive off of Netflix and grilled meats/veggies all year long.

Perhaps the second-floor lounge could persuade you to leave the oasis-like roof? Here’s the whole she-bang from the press release:

Nearly the entire second floor of 3737 Chestnut is devoted to such sought-after amenities: a cozy club room with a fireplace, a billiards-and-game lounge, numerous flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi throughout. Exercise options include a state-of-the-art fitness room with a TV monitor built into each piece of equipment and a sound system, as well as a yoga and meditation room. There is also a communal, fully-equipped kitchen that provides opportunities for parties, casual gatherings, and catered events.

If you were wondering how Philly was going to get Millennials to stick around and rent in the city, roof decks, luxe-lounges and proximity to school/work seem like good places to start.

Ground level retail

Ground level retail

24/7 concierge service, underground parking, secure bicycle storage and 6,300 square-feet of ground-floor retail space are all included in the project. BLT Architects is the architect of record and Radnor Property Group expects the “window wall” facade to be completed in March.