Southern Land Company Celebrates Completion of The Laurel Rittenhouse Square and 1909 Rittenhouse with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

  • 04. 17. 2024

Southern Land Company (SLC), a national real estate developer of award-winning mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, has announced the completion of The Laurel Rittenhouse Square condominiums and 1909 Rittenhouse apartments in Philadelphia’s tallest ultra-luxury residential tower. Rising 599 feet above Philadelphia’s famed Rittenhouse Square, the 48-story is the last newly constructed residential building on Philadelphia’s most coveted location.

The event featured remarks by City of Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker, SLC Founder and CEO Tim Downey, and SLC Senior Vice President Brian Emmons.

“The Laurel and 1909 Rittenhouse have transformed the Philadelphia skyline and delivered a truly special offering to match its iconic location,” said Tim Downey, SLC founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to celebrate the completion of this once-in-a-generation property and our continued partnership with the City of Philadelphia.”

“The Laurel and 1909 Rittenhouse are the types of exciting projects that attract new energy, new residents, and greater economic development to Philadelphia,” said Mayor Cherelle Parker. “Southern Land Company has been committed to Philadelphia’s growth for more than a decade and I am excited to see what comes next from this team.”

Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, The Laurel’s soaring height and all-glass design allows for sweeping views of the Center City skyline while simultaneously offering the utmost privacy to its tower’s residents. The Laurel features 65 for-sale condominiums ranging from 1,741-9,000 square feet on the uppermost floors, 27-48, each floor plan offering expansive corner residences.

The mixed-use tower also features 44,000 square feet of high-end restaurant and retail space on the first three floors, wrapping Walnut, Sansom, and 20th Streets. The building’s brick pedestal forms a welcoming streetscape of carefully curated restaurants and retailers that will include a new Schulson restaurant and Philadelphia’s first Equinox Fitness, the global leader in lifestyle fitness and performance. Equinox is slated to open in fall 2024.

The living experience is further elevated by the property’s extensive list of white glove amenities, including valet parking; an indoor pool and hot tub; a five-star fitness center with a luxury locker room, steam room, and sauna; a yoga and cycling room; a Club Room with bar and catering kitchen and terrace overlooking Rittenhouse Square; a conference room; and even a dog spa. Residents can also take advantage of the rental suite for out-of-town guests as well as a luxury car service.

1909 Rittenhouse is Southern Land Company’s luxury apartment building that consists of 184 units and spans floors 3-25 of the tower. A variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans are offered in a range of 550 to 1,375 square feet. Units at 1909 Rittenhouse share the same enviable location but are uniquely prestigious, with custom lighting, designer finishes, and panoramic views. 1909 Rittenhouse is nearly fully leased.

Southern Land Company is also proud to include Ronan Flats in the comprehensive Laurel development.  Ronan Flats offers 32 income-restricted apartments for Philadelphians that earn less than 60% of area median income, and it includes amenities such as an onsite fitness center, clubroom, and controlled access. Ronan Flats is located at 1904 Sansom Street and is 100% leased and occupied.

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