34C — March 27 - April 9, 2020 — The Best of 2019 — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal www.marej.com The BEST HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROJECT of 2019 NJHMFA Walker House Newark, NJ Steven Kratchman Architect Harmonie Club Façade Renovation New York, New York Prism Capital Partners Wonder Lofts Hoboken, NJ
Size: 400,000 SF Walker House involved the transformation of the historic New Jersey Bell office building into a mixed-use, mixed-income development. The restoration by L+M Development Partners, Prudential Financial, Inc., and Goldman Sachs Urban Invest- ment Group, financed in part by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, provides 264 apartments, includ- ing 53 which are affordable. The adaptive reuse of the building also includes office and retail space. The 21-story Art Deco building, built in 1929 by the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, is known for its majestic lobby and brick/sandstone exterior which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Size: 83 for-sale/six rental multifamily units The industrial-to-residential conversion of the former Won- der Bread factory on Clinton Street in Hoboken ultimately will yield 83 for-sale and six rental multifamily units in three buildings. The property, designed by Minervini Vandermark, will feature preserved, architecturally significant detail. The conversion of the existing, seven-story, c. 1909 bakery buildings will introduce luxury condominium units featuring private direct-access terraces or rooftop terraces with water, electric and gas hookups. Wonder Lofts residents will benefit from 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space including a fitness center, pool, meeting and media rooms, lounges, kitchens and entertainment areas. The MOST UNIQUE HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROJECT of 2019 Colliers International-PA Quartermaster 2800 S. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA Size: 9,300 SF Steven Kratchman Architect provided its architectural exper- tise for the façade restoration of the Harmonie Club - a land- mark building in NYC’s Upper East Side Historic District - working closely with the institution’s Preservation Founda- tion. Founded in 1852, Harmonie is the second oldest social club in NY. Extensive work on the classic Beaux Arts façade included replacing damaged terra cotta units, repairing the limestone base and copper standing seam panels, and restor- ing decorative metal guardrails, among other significant re- pairs. The façade now presents the beauty and classic design as originally envisioned, enhancing the building’s presence in this historic district. Murray Associates Architects, PC Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Hickok House J.G. Petrucci Company, Inc. Factory LLC Bethlehem, PA
Size: 6 Buildings, 24 Acres, 1 MSF Brokers: Sky Management / Digsau / Colliers Brokers: Elizabeth Morrow, Ina Sargen The Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot was the largest purchaser and maker of textile products in the world and likened to a “little Pentagon.” It’s historically significant art deco buildings and central clocktower designed by Ball- inger sit at the heart of the complex that was supported by its own railroad system, police and fire protection. At the height of wartime efforts the depot employed up to 15,000 Philadelphians. Today it is undergoing a bold redevelopment plan, readying to serve a new generation as a unique and vibrant desti- nation. Owner Sky Management is implementing several large capital projects in conjunction with design firm Dig- sau with completion by Spring of 2020 that includes green- ing and hardscaping, artistic improvements along central avenue, renovation of gate house into a design center, re- conceiving the Sycamore Grove to a community gathering hub.
Size: 32,500 SF Broker: Costas Hrousis, Veraxia Commercial Real Estate Solutions In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, J.G. Petrucci partnered with Richard Thompson, former CEO of Freshpet, Inc., and founder of the Factory LLC, to redevelop and revitalize a historical Bethlehem Steel Corporation building that served as a mill during World War II. The Factory was strategically designed and constructed to house all the resources and ex- pertise needed to support innovation and growth for emerg- ing food and beverage companies. J.G. Petrucci worked with the Factory to design and build a state-of-the-art com- mercial kitchen, with live video production capabilities, and food safety areas. In addition, the team created unique office spaces and conference rooms by repurposing and furnishing shipping containers.
Location: Harrisburg, PA Size: 8,921 SF
Built in 1904, the Hickok House is owned by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. The brick structure was renovated as part of an expansion project designed to LEED Platinum and Passive House certifications. The expansion project is the only one of its kind in the United States. To overcome the inefficiency of the exterior envelope while preserving its outward historic character, a second external wall system was constructed inside the façade. The building’s infrastructure, roofing and window systems were replaced, and the façade was restored. The building was transformed into modern office space including a large community room utilized by non-profit groups.
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