More Search Options
We found 0 results. View results
More Search Options
we found 0 results
Your search results

New Apartment Building on City Avenue is an Example of Transit-oriented Development

on May 30, 2017
| News

6300 City AvenueCity Avenue is the border between West Philadelphia and Lower Merion and has many apartment buildings along it.  City Avenue is, also, bisected by two regional rail lines, the Cynwyd Line and the Paoli (Main) Line at Overbrook Station. The Main Line runs through some of the wealthiest towns in the region and into Center City.  The Overbrook Station had a vacant lot across 63rd Street at 6300 City Avenue and now that lot is about to be developed into a five-story apartment building. This building is an example of transit-oriented development, which is development that has a dense mix of housing near public transit stops to encourage more people to use that public transit. The new building is being built by DP Partners and designed by Stuart G. Rosenberg Architects.

The new building will have 68 rental units.  They will be one, two, and three bedroom units, so they will attract a diverse mix of tenants.  It will have a modern design, with a mix of brick and stone, and large windows.  Some of the windows will have rectangular bays and the corner of 63rd and City will have a glass curtain wall running from the ground to the roof.  The roof will have cantilevers.  The building will have a fitness center, roof decks, and a courtyard.  There will be 21 parking spaces in an underground parking garage, but since it is transit-oriented development there isn’t a need for parking spaces for most residents.  This apartment building will be located on the edge of the Overbrook Farms Historic District and is meant to fit in with similar sized buildings surrounding it.

City Avenue is likely to see more similar development, as Philadelphia and Lower Merion have recently changed zoning on City Avenue to require buildings be built along the sidewalk and to allow taller buildings on some sections.  Transit-oriented development will continue to be popular on City Avenue, as well.  6300 City Avenue adds to the area’s revitalization.

By, Gabriel Gottlieb

  • Just Listed in Philadelphia


Compare Buildings


The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the BRIGHT Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which The Condo Shop participates, and is provided by BRIGHT through a licensing agreement. The information provided by this website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than The Condo Shop are marked with the IDX icon and detailed information about each listing includes the name of the listing broker.
2020 BRIGHT, All Rights Reserved. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may no longer be available because they are under contract, have Closed or are no longer being offered for sale.
Data last updated: 7/11/20 5:14 AM PDT

This IDX solution is (c) Diverse Solutions 2020.