The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth

1201 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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Owner

1201 Chestnut Street Partners, LP

Architect

Studio Agoos Lovera

Completed

2011

Duration

11 months

Construction Type

Mixed-Use Residential / Historic Restoration

GSF

105,000

Associated Projects

This major renovation was performed without disrupting operations of ground-floor retailers.

It was completed with early occupancy phases, allowing nearly 50% occupancy by substantial completion.

The conversion of this old office building into a modern apartment building required major demolition and the installation of all new infrastructure and services

Demolition scope included the complete gut of the 16-story building from the penthouse, roof and interstitial spaces down to the basement and sub-basement mechanical spaces. The proceeding renovation included the construction of 14 floors of aparments and renovation of two lobbies and one bi-level retail store.  A new roof and hundreds of windows were installed, and the historic facade was restored with exterior pointing and cornice work.