The National Mixed-Use Condominium
Located next to the oldest street in Philadelphia within a neighborhood of converted lofts, the National is a mixed-use development that includes the reconstruction of a historically designated Art Deco facade. Rather than mimic the Deco, Colonial, or 19th century industrial context, WRT created a 21st century design that meets the demands of the modern residential market, provides ground floor retail, and is sensitive to all of its neighbors.
The development is the result of neighborhood negotiations and Planning Commission approvals, and includes a six-story building above the historic facade. It also includes a ten-story building and nine townhouses surrounding a landscaped pedestrian courtyard above one level of underground parking. The project also incorporates a green roof and a landscaped courtyard.