The Next Phase of Northern Liberties Is Underway
Since the reinvention of The Piazza in 2019, Northern Liberties has evolved to become the top residential neighborhood in Philadelphia, offering high-end living woven into the fabric of a booming local business community. Looking at the storefronts lining the sidewalks and the busy public courtyard at The Piazza, you’re seeing the lively center of a growing urban destination.
But what’s really exciting is that the unique revitalization of Northern Liberties is only the first step in a multi-part plan, and recent major developments at The Piazza promise to be just as transformative for all their residents as it is for neighbors in the area. To understand what’s making Northern Liberties the most exciting neighborhood in Philadelphia, we took a closer look at the recent transformation of The Piazza and the surrounding neighborhood.
The Piazza has made a name for itself with public gathering spaces that create new opportunities for walkable urban living and socializing. This development approach will reach its culmination with the development of the neighborhood’s first “woonerf,” a Dutch term that translates to “living street.” This European-inspired walkable streetscape will encourage communal gathering and connect The Piazza to Girard Station. This makes for an urban planners’ dream combination of convenient transport, a social hub, and support for everything you need for city life.
The new development will complement an expanded Liberties Walk, a pre-existing pedestrian passageway moving West to East through NoLibs. Between the two, the new neighborhood focal point will feature outdoor seating, multigenerational playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, and new shops and restaurants on the ground level of the newly opened Piazza Alta residences. All this comes in addition to The Piazza’s pre-existing public spaces, which include a dog park, kid’s splash pad and playground, and community courtyard with retail stores underneath the existing Navona and Montesino buildings.
The public spaces in and around The Piazza make it an exciting stop for all of NoLibs to enjoy, but The Piazza’s private amenities promise to continue to pull in a strong residential base that will support the growth of the neighborhood.
Piazza residents have access to two resident-only pool clubs, Aqua Foro and The Cove. In addition to stunning European and contemporary architectural designs, the pool clubs are anchored by picturesque infinity-edge pools. They also serve as social hotspots, with relaxing sundecks, a shared dining pavilion, and fire pits for cool weather.
Beyond the pool clubs, The Piazza offers access to two health and wellness spaces that make just about every aspect of apartment living better. This includes the largest residential fitness center in Philadelphia at Piazza Alta with over 25,000 square feet of top-of-the-line cardio, HIIT and strength training machines, group fitness rooms, and an outdoor terrace. The dedicated recovery portion also includes saunas, steam rooms, hydromassage beds and more.
In addition to fitness, The Piazza offers spaces designed to meet all aspects of everyday living, from co-working spaces to lounges, as well as fun ways to relax, with a cafe and golf simulator.
The indoor and outdoor amenities offered by The Piazza are complemented by remarkable residences that feature a range of styles and create living spaces that feel like they’re part of the neighborhood. The apartments are positioned to provide easy access to the top shops, restaurants, and parks in Northern Liberties, so that residents can walk right out their door for their idyllic city experience.
The style of the interiors match that experience. Vibrant industrial apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed brick and beams overlook bustling NoLibs streets, with 1 to 2 bedroom floor plans available at The Piazza’s Navona and Montestino buildings. The upgraded Palazzo layouts also feature quartz countertops and Brazilian Oak hardwood floors, for an elevated approach to living in the midst of one of Philly’s most fashionable neighborhoods.
When residents are ready to get out and socialize, they’ll find they’re in the right spot. Thanks to the central location of the Piazza, it has become a pillar of the neighborhood that residents and non-residents alike gather around, so that anyone who chooses to live there can enjoy one of the most vibrant social gathering spots in Philadelphia. Thanks to that conscious design, living at the Piazza becomes a shared lifestyle where neighbors become friends, and friends form a community.This is a paid partnership between Post Brothers and Philadelphia Magazine