12C — March 29 - April 11, 2019 — The Best of 2018 — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


The MOST UNIQUE HISTORIC PRESERVATION/RENO. PROJECT of 2018 Benchmark Construction Decades Lancaster, PA Post Brothers Apartments The Atlantic Building Philadelphia, PA Urban Conversions Yarn Factory Lofts Philadelphia,PA

Size: 22 stories; 13,000 SF of retail, 268 units Rising 22 stories above the renowned Avenue of the Arts, The Atlantic’s exterior character makes it one of the most recognizable buildings in Philadelphia. Once an office building, it stands as an archetype of historic BeauxArts-style, and was completely reimagined from the inside-out by Starchitect Rafael Vinoly in collabora- tion with Post Brothers. Post Brothers preserved its his- toric integrity while upgrading it into a market-defining luxury residential building with the highest possible sustainability standards -- a stark juxtaposition to its former life, but one that pays homage to its storied past. Post began leasing in December and is already ahead of lease up schedule at market leading rents.

Size: 32,326 SF Located on Main Street Manayunk, Yarn Factory Lofts is a testament to the area’s industrial history. Formerly known as Wilde Yarns Mill, the three buildings (con- structed in 1884, 1932, and 1983 respectively) were acquired by Urban Converisons and renovated into a 50-unit adaptive reuse apartment project connected by a sky bridge. Renovations required work with historic preservation consultants to mitigate the level of disre- pair, steep site topography, and variations in building architecture while retaining the historic integrity of the former mill. The site also offers modern amenities including a dog park, car-share program, and easy ac- cess to public transportation.

Decades is a six-lane boutique bowling alley and arcade with a full service restaurant and bar. Located in the historic Stahr Amory, previously a historic National Guard armory, Decades will evoke nostalgs/fsquare foot gymnasium filled with amusement and cocktails. In addition to bowling, Decades will provide guests with 25 to 30 retro arcade games, ranging from Skee Ball to Tron. The chef-driven menu will bring a unique twist to familiar foods from childhood, elevated to the high quality dishes of Lancaster’s growing food scene. Beverage options will include signature cocktails, som- melier selected wines, and craft beer on tap.


Kaplin, Stewart, Meloff, Reiter & Stein, P.C. Blue Bell, PA

Tarabicos Grosso, LLP New Castle, DE

Number of Attorney’s in your office: 40 Type of field Attorney specializes in: Real Estate Transactions and Litigation, and Land Use throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This attorney represents property owners and builders in all aspects of sophisticated transactions, including the preparation of acquisition, sale and financing documents, land use approvals and if necessary, eminent domain and tax appeal litigation. This attorney is an adjunct Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law and holds leadership positions in the National Association of Homebuilders, the Pennsylvania Builders Association and the Bucks/Montgomery Homebuilders Association. This attorney lectures extensively for many educational groups and has been named a Best Attorney in the U.S. and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for multiple years.

Number of employees: 14 Guiding and facilitating a dozen of the area’s most eagerly anticipated and prom- inent mixed-use development projects, Tarabicos Grosso’s real estate attorneys are leading the way with land use approvals, transactional work, and leasing in connection with these communities. Active projects currently making headlines include the proposed $350 million redevelopment project in Wilmington known as Avenue North; revitalization of Greenville’s long-vacant Barley Mill Plaza; and redevelopment of the College Square Shopping Center in Newark. Other recent mixed-use projects include Forwood Commons and Concord Plaza in Brandy- wine Hundred, Linden Hill Station in Pike Creek, and the Town of Whitehall in Middletown.

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