River WalkMulti-family Residential / Retail
Location: 60 N. 23rd St & 2301 JFK Boulevard
General Overview: The River Walk project consists of two mixed-use glass towers along the Schuylkill River waterfront. The northern building stands at 28 stories tall and includes 291 luxury apartments. The southern building is slightly taller, reaching 32 stories with 321 apartments. The buildings were designed to be complementary but not identical, featuring subtle differences in positioning and style. A glass pedestrian bridge connects the two buildings.
Both buildings share a number of amenities. The northern building features more active amenities, such as a rooftop terrace, a pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as 72,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. The southern building houses shared community spaces and 2,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. Each building features on-site parking, totalling in 277 spaces for residents.
This project marks the development of one of the last parcels situated along the highly desirable Schuylkill River waterfront and offers its residents close proximity to the Schuylkill River Trail, Center City, dining and cultural attractions, and all forms of public transportation.
Special MEP/FP Features: The buildings showcase Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology by utilizing air-cooled heat recovery systems for all apartment and amenity area space conditioning. To accommodate the owner’s desire to occupy the buildings in phases, the VRF systems consist of two mechanical plans per building: one located at the second floor level and one on the roof. Second floor mechanical plans duct condensing units directly to architectural screening to maintain a clean aesthetic. Dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) with integral energy recovery wheels provide space conditioning to corridors and general exhaust for bathrooms and common areas.
AEI Services Provided: Mechanical / plumbing design services and construction administration.
Renderings Provided by Bezier3D & Gensler