1245 Ridge Avenue

Ridge Avenue Multi-family complex new construction

The final material selection included brick and metal panel.

A Challenging Site

The developer for this project approached Toner Architects with a challenge; come up with a plan to redevelop a former service station site that suffered from ground contamination, odd angles, an adjacent subway line and state road, and complex zoning restrictions. We created several different site strategies and eventually settled on one that would yield 38 apartments with on-site parking. The project required several community meetings and zoning variances and was ultimately approved as designed. Combining traditional Philadelphia red brick with dark metal panel joins old and new in this former industrial neighborhood.

1245 Ridge   site plan

The odd-shaped parcel required a creative approach to siting.

Several material and color studies were done to explore options for exterior finishes on the two street-facing facades. Options included metal panel, fiber-cement panel, stone, and brick.

Project size: 27,000 sf
Program: New ground-up 38-unit apartment building on the site of a former service station. Included car and bicycle parking.

180604 1245 Ridge Option 3   website
180704 1245 Ridge Updated Rendering   website
180604 1245 Ridge Option 2   website
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Ultimately, the clients chose red brick at the street level, with black and gray metal panel above.

200710 1245 Ridge   Unit Plans

There were seven different unit types, due to the building footprint.

Slough House
Old + New on Ridge Avenue