Here’s What the Upcoming Residences at the Curtis Will Be Like
We’d love to have our hands on the latest renderings of the upcoming Residences at the Curtis, but as the saying goes, good things comes to those who wait and wait we must as those are currently in the works. When will they be ready? “Probably another couple of weeks,” wrote a DAS Architects spokesperson in an email, adding that the “project is on track to begin this summer.”
Earlier this year, Keystone Property Group development director Jennifer Cooperman said she envisioned a “vibrant pedestrian experience” to come from the office to mixed-use switch of the Beaux Arts-style building at 6th and Walnut. (KPG, you’ll recall, is joint owner of the structure along with Mack-Cali Realty Corp., the two having purchased the property last year.)
For its first phase, some 57 units are estimated for the currently unoccupied 90,000 square feet of office space, according to The Inquirer’s Alan J. Heavens. “When all is said and done,” however, that number could well have reached up to 90.
DAS Architects’ David Schultz and Susan Davidson are doing the job, something which might come full-circle for Davidson who Heavens writes was on the team that renovated the building back in 1990. Their floor plans, per Heavens, involves studios, massive two-story units with terraces, and everything in between. A 9,500-square-foot “amenities space” is also in the pipeline and set to include “a fitness center, a yoga studio, virtual golf, a private screening room, and a catering kitchen, as well as lounge and meeting space, all overlooking the atrium.”
Lobby-wise, two corner restaurants have been proposed, along with retail and first-floor offices. Heavens also reports the Dream Garden mural will be preserved and remain accessible, while other architectural features in the building will “be restored and incorporated into the design of the apartments,” which are said to soon have bathrooms in the “modern classic” style.