Curbed Philadelphia: Rittenhouse Square tower at 1911 Walnut Street settles on condo count, name

The 48-story tower planned for 1911 Walnut Street, one of the last developable parcels in Rittenhouse Square, will be known as the Laurel, after Pennsylvania’s state flower, according to an announcement from developer Southern Land Company.

The firm has also disclosed a new number of condos planned for the spire—54—and the setup for the amenities packages for both condo owners and the tenants in the tower’s expected 200 apartments. (The number of condos had stood at a rather amorphous 60 to 75 at the end of 2017.)

The amenity deck for condo owners will be on the 26th floor, and the package will include an indoor pool, fitness and yoga studios, and a lounge with a terrace overlooking Rittenhouse Square.

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Philadelphia Magazine: 1911 Walnut to Be Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Project

Southern Land Company made several tweaks to its apartment tower proposal. One saves two of three historic buildings on Sansom Street. Another adds dozens of affordable units to the mix.

Southern Land Company appeared before the City Planning Commission today with a revised version of its proposed apartment tower on the last piece of open land right on Rittenhouse Square.

Preservationists will be pleased with one of the two biggest revisions the company made to its proposal, and for those who’ve longed to live on Rittenhouse Square but simply don’t have the scratch, the second is a dream come true.

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