Southern Land Company Tops Out Philly Mixed-Use Project
The Center City development is one of several projects the firm has undertaken in the City of Brotherly Love.
Southern Land Company has topped out a 27-story mixed-use tower in Philadelphia. The project is the company’s latest in the Center City neighborhood’s Rittenhouse Square area.
Situated at 1620 Sansom Street, the development rises to 320 feet and will offer 254 luxury rental apartments, including multiple penthouses featuring private terraces. The property features a sky lounge with an outdoor rooftop pool.
The new development will feature more than 5,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant space, and an additional 17,000 square feet of second-floor commercial space, suited for either another restaurant or a health and wellness facility.
SLC acquired the site, which then hosted a parking garage, in December 2020. Upon completion, 1620 Sansom Street will feature a façade incorporating modern glass. In a nod to Rittenhouse Square’s history and aesthetic, the building’s base will be metal panel and brick, reflecting the look of prewar buildings in the historic square. To permit sunlight to reach Sansom Street and direct views downtown and toward the Schuylkill River, the tower will be chamfered.
A transit-oriented property, 1620 Sansom Street is situated within one-quarter of a mile of three different transit stations. Construction began in June 2022, with the project slated for completion this December.
Ongoing projects in the City of Brotherly Love
SLC’s 1620 Sansom Street is not its only development in Philadelphia. The company is developing a 12-story mixed-use tower at Spring Garden and 5th Streets in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood. The company’s first project in the city was a 28-story multifamily tower at 3602 Market Street, which was completed in 2015.
More recently, the company developed The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, the city’s tallest residential tower, which was completed late last year. Earlier this month, a Pennrose joint venture opened a senior housing development in Philadelphia.