Inside The Piazza’s Total Makeover, Indoors and Out
Is that you, Piazza? The Northern Liberties central square is changing at a whirlwind pace judging by the all-new apartments and amenities popping up in the neighborhood. The total transformation is all part of the Post Brothers’ ongoing mission to make NoLibs a premier place to live in Philly.
The first stage in this makeover: completely renovating the buildings surrounding the courtyard. The glass-walled Navona now includes choice features like quartz countertops with waterfall edges and jaw-droppingly large closets. (Seriously, the spacious walk-ins almost feel like additional bedrooms.) All floor plans — including the flats and bilevels — come with private balconies and white oak hardwood floors. Take a look inside the newly redone residences, which start around $2,100 per month:
An elaborate resort-style pool club available exclusively for residents will also anchor a reimagined outdoor courtyard. Both families and busy professionals can unwind amongst the three separate pools, shaded grottoes and rows of sun chaises. Oversized hot tubs and heated pavilions with fully equipped outdoor kitchens round out the secluded private complex. Here’s an advance preview of the modern design:
The list of spa-like amenities continues with saunas, hydromassage beds and a steam room for relaxing indoors. Inside the all-new fitness center, state-of-the-art strength and cardio options plus Peloton bikes and boxing machines will keep members busy. Sign up for yoga, pilates or spin classes in one of the private studio spaces, or reserve a spa treatment room.
The third part of this Piazza revitalization, though, is unfolding in the adjacent public spaces. New businesses like Mexican small plates restaurant Añjeo will open their doors to a pedestrian-friendly plaza on Germantown Avenue. The Belgian-inspired woonerf or “living street” will also feature an outpost from the Hoboken-based cooking school Hudson Table. Inside the Piazza courtyard, a lush public garden will offer serene green space to the entire neighborhood.
Until then, the Piazza Pod Park just across the way is still dishing out gourmet bites and local beers after a buzzy inaugural summer. It’s the only place in Philly you can get specialty roast coffee and craft cocktails out of converted shipping containers. (No other neighborhood can lay claim to a 33-foot-tall robot sculpture — Bebot, from Burning Man — either.) Prominent nightlife spots like Bru Craft & Wurst, BLUME and Urban Village Brewing all pour specialty drink menus there, including some exclusive sips found only in the Pod Park. Thinking back to the parking lot that used to sit next to The Piazza, the plaza’s future looks bright — and full of upscale cocktails.
Curious about visiting or moving to NoLibs? Learn more about life at The Piazza.This is a paid partnership between Post Brothers and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio