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1826 Chestnut Street


Located in Center City, Philadelphia, 1826 Chestnut Street is a proposed mixed-use, 46-story development of 213 market-rate rental apartments over a multi-story podium incorporating the facades of the historic 1921 Aldine Theater containing multi-level commercial space and the apartment lobby, amenity, and back-of-house areas. Two below-grade levels contain an automated mechanical parking system for 64 vehicles. The automated parking system lift and loading area truck turnaround save valuable real estate while facilitating vehicular ingress and egress on a congested street.

CBP Architects developed the architectural concept to preserve as much of the existing historic facades as possible while providing walkways to the apartment lobby and vehicular entry to the parking and loading areas. The high-rise design successfully accomplishes the equally significant challenge of maximizing allowable floor area on the site without overwhelming the historic facades. Setbacks, material changes, and terraces are used strategically to minimize the tower’s massing. The firm worked closely with the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and Center City Residents’ Associations to mitigate any opposition to the project. The project was designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification.

  • Project Category

    Feasibility Studies

  • Client

    Goodman Properties

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Number of Units


  • Number of Stories


  • Gross Floor Area

    272,300 sf

  • Program

    Mixed-Use Residential & Commercial