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Project 2018-06-08T12:15:07+00:00

Location

Liberty on the River will be a comprehensive, multi-phase redevelopment on an 18-acre site on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, 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.

Accessible via South Christopher Columbus Boulevard and Interstate 95, Liberty on the River is close and convenient to the Philadelphia International Airport, Penns Landing, Chinatown, as well as Center City with its many sports, entertainment, cultural and historical venues.

Scope

Liberty on the River will comprise 3 million square feet of construction across 10 towers, which will include condominium and rental units, a senior living facility, hotel, and 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

The property will also feature a full-service marina, parking decks, 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 by the end of 2018. The size and type of buildings are currently being developed and will be announced in late fall of 2018.

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.

K4 Philadelphia, LLC envisions the property’s primary linkage to be a boulevard, offset by Liberty on the River’s town square/central civic space – an open area surrounded by the first four towers to be constructed and situated perpendicular to the waterfront. The town square will offer flexibility in terms of community programming, and include both a hardscape plaza and a grassy lawn.

Three other linkages will allow public access to the waterfront and Delaware Waterfront Trail – creating a mini city grid within the site, and establishing a collection of buildable parcels, upon which Liberty on the River’s other towers will be constructed.

Economic Impact

Liberty on the River will be an economic driver for Philadelphia and a significant stimulus to the city’s waterfront, generating more than $1.2 billion in direct construction costs, more than $630 million in wages and some 6,300 union jobs over a seven-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. Tom Kelly, former president of Local 19 who purchased the property for the Union in 1985, is now a partner in the project, offering K4 Philadelphia his more than 32 years of consistent knowledge of the property.

Since its purchase of the Liberty on the River site, K4 Philadelphia, LLC has addressed and responded to directions 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.