A new eight storey apartment building is being built on the 1600 block of Sansom Street, between the Hotel Palomar and the Oakwood Apartments. The Sansom, being developed by Pearl Properties and designed by DAS Architects, will contain 104 newly constructed apartments and stores on the ground floor. The apartments include one bedrooms, one bedrooms with dens, two bedrooms, and studios. The units feature finishes such as granite countertops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, hardwood floors and in-unit washer/dryers. Building amenities include a doorman, residents’ lounge, fitness center, and bike parking. One bedroom units will start at $1,895.
This new building is an infill development of a site that used to have several low-rise, nineteenth century buildings with stores on the first floor. The buildings were in terrible disrepair and after an unsuccessful attempt by historic preservationists to save them, the structures were demolished about a decade ago and a parking lot was put in their place. The Sansom fulfills the ever-increasing demand for rentals in Center City, in a busy location in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of much of what Center City has to offer. Because of the location, the building will have no parking on site. Residents will either have to rent a space in one of the many nearby garages or forgo a car all together (many new downtown apartment buildings are being built with little or no parking in order to discourage downtown residents from owning cars). The new building, also, will create a continuous shopping district of small, local stores, cafes, and restaurants along Sansom Street, from 15th Street to 18th Street, right in the heart of downtown, kind of like a more upscale version of South Street in the middle of Center City.
You can find out more about The Sansom from Pearl Properties’ website, here, and if you would like to buy, sell, or rent a home or investment property in this very popular area of Center City, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my Facebook realtor page, Gabriel G. Philly Realtor, or my twitter page, @GabrielGPhilaRE. You can, also, check out our Long & Foster Philly Center City Office, here. You can, also, view the many pictures of the site and the surrounding neighborhood that I took recently, below.