STATUS
CONCEPT
SIZE
10,000+ SF
MARKET
EAST COAST

13th street

This project emerged out of an engagement to analyze a portfolio of investment properties held by a Philadelphia-based investment group to see who we could maximize returns through adding high-end residential rental components to low-rise retail properties.

This project was a narrow 20′-0″ lot with an empty single-story deli on the first floor.  The primary mission was to create a premier restaurant space to replace it on the first floor.  We proposed using prefab construction in order to quickly and build a premium residential component which would minimally disrupt the restaurant space below.  In order to make the tight lot work, we worked with the existing zoning code allowing for bay windows to generate a dramatic bowed façade–and thereby increase the rentable floor area by a remarkable 13%.