Originally thought to have been only 100 feet, the developers added more apartments to the project raising the final height to 130 feet. This is an important project for Philadelphia because it fills an atrocious empty lot on the Delaware Waterfront right next to the Ben Franklin Bridge in the Penn's Landing/NoLibs area.
Developer Ensemble Real Estate has amended its original plan for Marina View Towers - a residential project at 230 N. Columbus Avenue, near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge – by adding more units, increasing the ground-floor retail space and slightly reducing the amount of parking.There have also been some small massing and color changes to the facade of the building, but the footprint remains the same, as does the height of 130 feet at the tallest point.
The number of apartments has grown from 180 to 296. Ensemble is adding more studio apartments based on market research, said
Title: Marina View
Project: 296 rental units, ground floor retail, structured parking
Architect: BLT Architects
Developer: Ensemble Real Estate
Location: 230 N. Columbus Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: Penn's Landing
District: Center City
Height: 130 ft
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