East Market Master Plan, Phase One

Philadelphia, PA


National Real Estate Advisors, Joss Realty Partners, Young Capital, SSH Real Estate


BLT Architects
Master Planning / Architecture, The Ludlow

Michael Ytterberg
Design Principal

Morris Adjmi Architects
Architecture, The Girard and 1100 Ludlow


Size: 950,000 SF
Cost: $400,000,000
Completion: 2018

Bounded by Market, Chestnut, 11th & 12th streets, East Market bridges Philadelphia’s historic and business districts. The $400 million first phase of the residential-retail-office project has re-imagined an ageing and underutilized section along Market Street, the city’s primary east-west corridor, into a dynamic full block of leading stores and popular restaurants. Phase one comprises 175,000 square feet of new Class A, LEED-certified creative office space and more than 560 luxury apartments in two towers; and is connected by a reinvented, pedestrian-friendly Ludlow Street streetscape and a 35-foot wide pedestrian walkway spanning Market Street to Ludlow, and, eventually, to Chestnut Street. The historic Girard building will be converted into a hotel as a part of the second phase.

East Market is helping redefine and enhance the entire district east of City Hall and turn the area into a magnet for working, living, and enjoying all of the benefits that a great city like Philadelphia has to offer.