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Location

Liberty on the River is a revolutionary, best-in class project that will integrate well with South Philadelphia’s existing neighborhoods, reshape the city’s Delaware River waterfront, and become a sought-after “live, stay, and play” destination in one of the Philadelphia’s most desirable locations.

The multi-phase project will encompass 18 acres along South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, the city’s main north-south transportation artery, with 1,300 feet of direct waterfront access offering spectacular views northward toward the city’s iconic Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and southward toward the Walt Whitman Bridge.

Just a ten-minute drive from Center City, Philadelphia’s professional sports complex, and key recreational, cultural and historic sites, this mixed-use residential, retail, lodging, and marina community promises to capture the spirit of Philadelphians, visitors, and tourists alike.

Scope

Liberty on the River will comprise 3 million square feet of construction across six buildings and 10 towers, which will include condominium and rental units, a senior living facility, hotel, more than 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and a small community of townhomes.

The property will also feature automated parking facilities, extensive public/town square space, and public waterfront access.

Timeline

It is anticipated that K4 Philadephia, LLC will break ground on one or more buildings in the 2nd Quarter 2020.

Design

K4 Philadelphia, LLC’s guiding design principle for Liberty on the River is to create a comprehensive, open space framework, with both pedestrian and vehicular linkages to allow for public access to the Delaware River waterfront.

At the heart of Liberty on the River will be its Central Civic Space, a focal point of the entrance to the project and a gathering place for residents and visitors.  The Central Civic Space will offer a variety of retail and dining options, and direct access to the Delaware River Trail, a continuous multi-use pathway running the length of the city from Spring Garden Street to Ellen Street, as well as the East Coast Greenway and the Circuit, which provide convenient pedestrian and bicycle access throughout the city – and which should produce a growing flow of visitors to Liberty on the River.

Economic Impact

Liberty on the River will be an economic driver for Philadelphia and a significant stimulus to the city’s waterfront, generating an estimated $1.2 billion in direct construction costs, more than $630 million in union wages, and thousands of union jobs over a seven- to eight-year period.

History and Status

Liberty on the River property was purchased in April, 2015 by K4 Philadelphia, LLC from the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19. Since its purchase of the Liberty on the River site, K4 Philadelphia, LLC has addressed and responded to direction and suggestions from numerous relevant federal, state and city authorities, as well as local citizen groups, regarding a range of land use issues, including utilities upgrades, storm water management, PennDOT offsite road issues, Corps of Engineers permitting licenses, and others.

The result: A master plan that brings together and reflects the input of community leaders, the oversight of reviewing agencies, and the vision of K4 Philadelphia, LLC and its team.