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Wharton Street Lofts in old Annunciation school has started leasing

The Wharton Street Lofts, being built in the old Annunciation school at 12th and Wharton, is wrapping up construction and they’ve already started leasing apartments.

A model unit is ready, and the good news is they they appear to have preserved a lot of the school’s original elements, like shelving, floors and wooden room dividers.

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Developer Leo Addimando says the first renters could start moving in in mid-March for units on the third and fourth floors, and May to June for the first and second floors. The apartments range from $1,050 for a 536 square foot one-bedroom to $2,400 for a 2-bedroom + loft 3 in 1,697 square feet. Two bedrooms, though, start around $1,900 and there are also a handful of large studios and one three-bedroom available.

For comparison, this 2-bedroom model unit is going for $1,950, unfurnished, plus electric and water.

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There is also this cool perk, a green rooftop public space that overlooks adjacent Columbus Square Park, which is poised for a redesign.

Roof (aerial)

As far as the other amenities, from the developer himself:

  • A “green” rooftop deck open to all residents.
  • A dedicated parking spot for an additional monthly fee of $125/month.
  • The building will have a keyless entry system for both exterior and interior unit doors.
  • Fully secured including over 30 security cameras throughout the building for added peace of mind.
  • All units will include high efficiency washers/dryers and energy efficient HVAC units.
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance and general maintenance M-F 9am-5pm.
  • Pet friendly and dog park adjacent.
  • All high-end appliances and finishes in every unit.
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A picture from last summer, but it doesn’t look that different from the outside right now, except that the metal grates on the first floor are gone.

As for the retail tenant, we think we got it, but we’re still trying to confirm.

To inquire about leasing, contact Nicole at 215-667-6830 x104 or


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10 Responses to Wharton Street Lofts in old Annunciation school has started leasing

  1. Kate December 12, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Let the parking wars begin!!

    Seriously though, this place looks pretty amazing.

  2. Toynbee December 12, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    What does the “24″ refer to in “24 emergency maintenance and general maintenance M-F 9am-5pm”? I assume they’re trying to say that emergency maintenance is available 24 hours a day (7 days a week?) and pointlessly tell us when regular maintenance will be done.

    Hints on the retail tenant would be nice. Given the location, I think we all have a short list of likely types.

    • Albert Stumm December 12, 2013 at 11:50 am #

      I’m working on it about the tenant. And yes, 24-hour emergency maintenance.

  3. Hogan December 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Heard the retail tenant is a gym or fitness enterprise of some kind. Any confirmation of that?

  4. Joe December 12, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    What an awesome re gentrification of a Landmark Building! The city needs more of this.

    • mememe December 13, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      Renovation is not gentrification

  5. Adam December 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    These look really nice! I like that they kept some of the school house details.

  6. Rachel December 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Excited that I am so close to not being able to afford my own neighborhood! It’s a lovely building, but geez.

  7. Richard Battaglia December 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    Love what they did to our old school which I attended from 1960 to 69. I wish that beautiful cornice had not been taken down previously. Great use of space. I remember those glass cabinets so vividly……..and some other stuff.

  8. matt December 16, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    seems overpriced…

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