Philadelphia — The Harman Group (THG), a firm specializing in structural engineering and parking planning and design, announced the grand opening of Phase I of The Hamilton, a 10-story, 279-unit mixed-use residential tower located on the Community College of Philadelphia’s (CCP) campus in Logan Square.
The Harman Group provided structural engineering and parking planning and design services for the tower, which was developed by Radnor Property Group in partnership with CCP and designed by MY Architecture.
The Hamilton was built on top of the site’s original foundation as well as a portion of its existing garage structure with cold formed load bearing construction and hollow core plank. The project also utilized existing assets to create an underground parking garage. Geared towards graduate students attending nearby Philadelphia schools and young professionals, units range from about 300-950 square feet. The development features ample resident amenities, ground floor retail, and a community courtyard.
“The Harman Group’s extensive experience with overbuilds allowed for a more practical use of this site,” said Al Meyer, senior project engineer for The Harman Group. “By threading a new lateral system through the existing garage, we were able to minimize Radnor Property Group’s costs, which translated to lower rents for the property.”
“The Hamilton is a modern, mixed-use property that meets the needs of the college and the surrounding neighborhood. Radnor Property Group is proud to serve the community at large by sustainably transforming this formerly vacant building into a vibrant, amenity-driven hub,” said Dave Yeager, President of Radnor Property Group.
Construction on Phase II, a 16-story, 210-unit mixed-use residential tower, is expected to start later this year.