The Franklintown neighborhood, north of the Ben Franklin Parkway, has seen much development in recent years, extending Center City’s luxury residential center of gravity further north. Among the developments adding to the neighborhood is North X Northwest, an expansion of Museum Towers, at 450 North 18th Street. North X Northwest is being developed by Forest City and has recently been completed, replacing a large parking lot north of Baldwin Park. The expansion project was originally known as Museum Towers II.
North X Northwest has 279 rental apartment units in a sixteen story tower. The tower has a modern design with large windows. There are sixteen additional rental townhouses surrounding a new 400 space garage. The townhouses face Baldwin Park and 19th Street. The garage also has much bicycle storage. There are fifteen studios, ranging in rent from $1,755 to $1,840 per month. There are 105 one-bedroom units, ranging in rent from $2,005 to $2,635 and there are 60 two-bedroom units, ranging in rent from $3,205 to $3,510. The townhouses rent from $3,435 to $4,010 per month. The one-bedroom units range in size from just under 600 square feet to just under 1,000 square feet and include junior one-bedroom units. The two-bedroom units range in size from 1,100 square feet to almost 1,300 square feet and all have two bathrooms. The kitchens have quartz countertops and Whirlpool stainless steel appliances and the bathrooms have Moen sinks, American Standard tubs, and Kohler commodes. Each unit has Bosch washers and dryers.
The first floor has many amenities, including a business center with working and conference rooms, a cafe, a patio, a lounge, a library, a concierge lobby, and an expansive fitness center, with yoga rooms and a boxing gym. There is a rooftop deck with grills and lounge chairs, and a connecting pantry. The community has wi-fi in the common areas, allows dogs and cats, and is completely smoke-free.
North X Northwest helps grow the busy Franklintown neighborhood on the north side of the Parkway. This neighborhood is within walking distance of Center City’s main office and corporate district. This expanded community will provide upscale housing within close proximity to major cultural and corporate institutions in Center City.
By, Gabriel Gottlieb