In an encore to our Piazza Terminal tour last month, Philly YIMBY recently visited another property developed by Post Brothers, a nearly complete, 10-story, 285-unit residential complex dubbed The Poplar, located at 900 North 9th Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia. The factory loft has been standing since 1918, and a renovation has been in progress since the developer acquired the property in 2017. The renovation by Cosica Moos Architecture will yield luxury apartments and interiors, while the exterior now features a new shade of blue. The building also has expansive amenity spaces, including a roof deck that features swimming pools and an incredible view of the skyline. Today we invite our readers to join us on a tour of the latest luxury apartment addition to North Philly.
Before the start of the tour, at the exterior we observed blue paint still looking fresh, with workers in harnesses cleaning windows on the east side of the building. In front of the entrance sits a public space where the logo for The Poplar greets residents. The lobby features hardwood floors and bright white walls, while golden lighting and live plants on the wall tie the space together.
We then got to the 10,000 square foot gym and the lounging room. The majority of amenity space sit on the north terrace at the seventh floor. The outdoor deck features three pools, seating, lounge chairs, a play area for children, and a dazzling mural.
Lastly, we visited several residential units, which all feature tall ceilings, bright interiors, and ample space. The large corner units at the south side of the building offer residents an elevated look at the Center City skyline.
Residents began moving in around Thanksgiving of last year, and remaining construction is expected to be completed by this summer.