Construction is making steady progress at Matson Mill, a 280-unit multi-family development at 101 Washington Street in Conshohocken, PA, a town situated two miles to the northwest of the Philadelphia city line. A topping-out ceremony was held on June 29th, when an American flag was hoisted atop one of the gabled pinnacles at the five-story-tall, 426,000-square-foot structure. The project team includes Hord Coplan Macht as the architect; High Street Residential as the developer; IMC Construction as the construction manager; Structura, Inc. as the structural engineer; Bohler Engineering as the civil engineer; and Girard Engineering, PC as the MEP engineer.
The building consists of four stories of apartments, which will range from studios to two-bedrooms. The units will be situated atop a ground-floor garage that will include 310 parking spaces. Despite ample parking volume, the building is geared toward rail commuters, as it is located across from the Conshohocken Station on the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Line, which offers a half-hour commute to Center City Philadelphia. Renderings display “Conshohocken” emblazoned in roughly six-foot-high, all-capital letters along the parapet, positioning the development as a grand and proud gateway into the town.
The topping-out ceremony appeared to be an understated yet festive event. A number of IMC Construction representatives were present at the site, and sharpie signatures graced a plywood gable panel in a festive manner (comparable to that of the 542-foot-tall Arthaus, which topped out in Center City Philadelphia in February).
The gravity of the development’s importance appeared palpable during the ceremony. Michael Lloyd, Executive Vice President of IMC Construction, stated that the company is “excited to be building a new multi-family development in Conshohocken,” and added that “Matson Mill and its location will offer residents an abundance of job opportunities, unparalleled amenities, and a variety of shops and restaurants all in close proximity.” The architect website notes that the development will offer 14,000 square feet of amenity space.
Though Conshohocken lies within the Philadelphia suburban area, the town is a thoroughly urban locale with a municipal history that dates back to 1830, a storied array of historic architecture, and a characterful, pedestrian-friendly setting that sharply contrasts with generic, car-oriented suburbs that permeate the fringes of the nation’s metropolises. Given its location between the train station and the Schuylkill River, Matson Mill is a welcome, location-appropriate, high-density addition to the town.
As the team behind Matson Mill marks the development’s topping-out, Philly YIMBY celebrates a milestone, as well. This article is the 1,000 publication that we have shared with our readers since the our debut in 2020. We look forward to sharing further updates on both Matson Mill and other projects in Philadelphia and in the greater metropolitan area.