One Riverside is Fitler Square’s only luxury high-rise condominium building. Designed by Cecil Baker + Partners and developed by Carl Dranoff, this 22-story tower is scheduled for completion in 2017. There will be 82 residences, almost all with balconies, that have absolutely knockout city views stretching from University City and the Schuylkill River in the west to Center City, Society Hill and the Delaware River as you move east and south. The vision behind the building, according to the web site is “a world-class building designed and constructed with a laser focus on quality and innovation. Floor plans are open and airy with sophisticated living spaces that are elegant, warm and inviting.” That means high ceilings, glass walls, gas fireplaces, top-grade materials like granite, marble and porcelain in bathrooms and kitchens, where premium appliances and custom cabinetry will add to the over-the-top but refined atmosphere at One Riverside.
Amenities at One Riverside include a lobby that sets the tone with sophisticated, welcoming finishes. A 24/7 doorman and concierge will handle deliveries, including a cold-storage room for groceries. An underground garage provides valet parking with direct access from the building. There will be a fully equipped fitness center with locker rooms, saunas and steam rooms, a 60′ indoor lap pool and outdoor terrace. The private residents’ garden will include an outdoor kitchen area. Business-minded residents can reserve the executive boardroom. A club room with fireplace, large-screen television and catering kitchen will be available to all residents. There also is a hospitality suite ready for your out-of-town guests.
The Fitler Square neighborhood is a mostly low-rise, with blocks of historical houses, some low-rise condominium buildings, corner restaurants and, notably, a fantastic public park. The Schuylkill River Park has a dog park (“Puppy Park”) with separate areas for large and small dogs; tennis courts; access to the bike/running/walking trail along the river and playing fields. There’s even a section of community garden plots for urban farmers. The neighborhood is extremely convenient to 30th Street Station for Amtrak and SEPTA train service and to University City. Walk to Rittenhouse Square and the shops and restaurants of Walnut and Chestnut Streets.