Gotham, Brandywine Realty Unveil Luxury Project

Located in Philadelphia, this 326-unit community is nearing completion.


Avira. Rendering courtesy of PAU

The Gotham Organization and Brandywine Realty Trust are nearing completion on Avira, a 326-unit luxury community within Brandywine’s 14-acre Schuylkill Yards transit-oriented, mixed-use development in Philadelphia.

The joint venture plans to wrap up the community’s development this summer. The project marks Gotham’s first venture into the city’s rental market. According to Yardi Matrix information, the property is subject to a $186.7 million construction loan, originated by United Overseas Bank.

Located at 3025 JFK Blvd., Avira occupies the top 18 floors of the 28-story, 570,000-square-foot West Tower. The property’s future residents will have immediate access to the building’s 29,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor amenity area, the 9,000-square-foot retail space, as well as 200,000 square feet of office/life science space. Furthermore, Avira offers access to 120 structured parking spots and a 7,500-square-foot park.

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Avira coworking space. Rendering courtesy of Redundant Pixel

Architecture and interior design firm CetraRuddy is behind the plans for Avira’s units, which comprise studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floorplans, as well as bi-level penthouse suites with rooftop terraces. In-unit amenities include stainless steel dishwashers, microwaves, refrigerators, as well as quartz countertops.

Upon completion, Avira will feature a rooftop pool with sundeck, cabanas, a large-format movie screen, as well as landscaped terrace areas with pergolas. In addition, a 14,500-square-foot Lifestyle Club will take shape at the property.

The residents of Avira and the office tenants of 3025 JFK Blvd. will have access to a club lounge, a coworking area with booths, a kitchenette, as well as conference and meeting rooms and a fitness center with locker rooms and shower facilities. The development will also include a 24-hour staffed lobby, a package room, storage for residents, EV charging stations, a bike room and laundry facilities.

A segment of a wider plan


Avira pool. Rendering courtesy of Redundant Pixel

West Tower is the first ground-up development within Schuylkill Yards, a $3.5 billion master-planned community developed by Brandywine and Drexel University. Positioned next to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, the tower serves as a central connection point between Center City’s economic district and University City’s education and medicine epicenter.

All full build-out, Schuylkill Yards will encompass 6.5 acres of parks, 1.5 million square feet of living space, 3.9 million square feet of life science and office spaces, as well as 65,000 square feet of experiential retail. The next project within the neighborhood, 3151 Market, is scheduled for completion in 2024.

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Avira will be situated amid 6.5 acres of greenery and linked to the High Line Park, a pocket park created by architecture company SWA/Balsley. The first phase of the High Line Park, scheduled for delivery in June, will provide a dog park, a vegetative fence, as well as three outdoor rooms with adaptable designs.

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