520 Hamilton

Multi-family Residential

Location: Allentown, PA



General Overview: This 6-story building houses 68 studio, one, and two bedroom apartments, with two-story lofts on the 6th floor. It also includes three artist work spaces and a 5,200 sf office space on the ground floor. Located in the heart of Allentown’s revitalization district, 520 Hamilton is walking distance from the many great shops, restaurants, and events in town.


This luxury residential building features nine-foot ceilings, oversized windows, and sleek, modern styling. Each apartment has its own individually controlled heat and AC and utilizes energy efficient LED lighting. Stainless steel Energy Star appliances are used throughout. Kitchens and bathrooms feature quartz counters and glass subway tile backsplashes. 


Along with the high-end features, 520 Hamilton also features first-class amenities, such as a 24/7 fitness center, a rooftop deck and lounge, and an off-street, controlled access parking garage.


Special MEPFP Features: Individual gas fired water heaters provide combination heat and domestic hot water for each apartment to simplify installation and minimize ongoing equipment maintenance. Closet mounted air handlers with a DX cooling coil, heating hot water coil, and integral pump/timer provide apartment space conditioning. All outdoor equipment is roof mounted allowing the project to maximize the use of the site. Electricity for each apartment is utility metered, consisting of meter banks located in electrical closets on each floor to eliminate unsightly electric meters on the exterior of the building. Gas is sub-metered and medium gas pressure is distributed to each apartment and regulated at the apartment for use by the water heater. A diesel generator provides emergency power for elevators and egress lighting. 


AEI Services Provided: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design and construction administration services.


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