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Vantage wins at the 2021 MFE Awards!

Multifamily Executive Awards 2021
September 14, 2021 | Christine Serlin

A new student housing community has transformed the blighted site of a shuttered school that stood vacant for many years into a vibrant hub of activity at the edge of Temple University’s campus in North Philadelphia.

Developed by The Goldenberg Group, the 984-bed Vantage touts fully furnished apartment-style residences, 28,570 square feet of amenity space, and 32,331 square feet of retail to meet a broad range of student and community needs. Curated retail, which is visible from campus, includes anchor CVS Pharmacy, Chase Bank, and Five Guys.

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NBA & Vantage Wins for 5th Year in a Row at ASID Design Excellence Awards

ASID Georgia 2021 Design Excellence Awards
August 3, 2021 |

For the fifth year in a row, Niles Bolton Associates’ interior design studio came away as winners at the ASID Georgia 2021 Design Excellence Awards! This year’s accolades included a Gold Award for Vantage’s Fitness Center and a Bronze Award for Element Nashville Vanderbilt West End. Click below to read more about these award-winning projects!

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The Goldenberg Group named one of the 50 most community-minded employers in the Tri-State area

The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia
July 2, 2021 |

The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia hosted by Philadelphia Foundation has named The Goldenberg Group one of the 50 most community-minded employers in the Tri-State area. We are committed to creating a culture of service and connecting with our community to work toward building a better tomorrow. Learn more about our community-engagement initiatives

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Goldenberg puts up for sale a prime Center City development site

Philadelphia Business Journal
March 29, 2021 | Natalie Kostelni

Goldenberg Group has put up for sale 727-735 Chestnut St., a five-story parking garage that is viewed as more valuable as a potential development site.

The property totals 19,606 square feet and, in addition to the garage, has street-level retail space. It is bound by Chestnut, 8th and Ranstead streets, including corners at both 8th and Chestnut and 8th and Ranstead.

Goldenberg has had recently received unsolicited offers for the property and that led the company to reevaluate holding on to it.
“As a developer, it wasn’t our intention to sell, but we realize that we can’t develop every site that we own simultaneously,” said David Mercuris, senior vice president at Goldenberg. “In addition, values of well-located development sites in Center City are at an all-time high and we understand that. Consequently, we concluded that the timing is right to offer this for sale.”

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Five Guys opens on Temple’s Main Campus

The Temple News
27 March 2021 | Jarek Rutz

Five Guys, a fast food restaurant selling hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries, opened a new franchise on Temple University’s Main Campus below the Vantage apartment complex on 12th Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

The restaurant officially opened its doors on Feb. 17. Its hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week…The franchise originally planned to open in the “latter part of 2020,” but the construction shutdown in March 2020 delayed the Five Guys’ opening.

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Vantage wins 2020 AIA Atlanta Residential Design Merit Award!

American Institute of Architects Atlanta
2020 Residential Design Awards

Human connections run the world, having the power to shape how our society understands each other and grows. The idea of creating organic opportunities for people to connect was a main driving force behind the design of Vantage, a 471,000-sf, 984-bed mixed-use student housing development in North Philadelphia adjacent to Temple University. The 19-story building offers an impressive 28,570 sq. ft. of amenities that include a robust study center, expansive indoor/outdoor fitness center, and 18th floor Sky Lounge with 270-degree views. From its outdoor lawn to a seating terrace connecting 32,331 sq. ft. of retail with anchor CVS Pharmacy, and Chase Bank, this best-in-class new development has truly revitalized two of Temple University’s busiest off-campus thoroughfares. Now a vibrant hub of activity, Vantage serves its residents, the Temple campus community at large, and surrounding public schools…

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Vantage wins 2020 NAHB BALA Gold!

National Association of House Builders
2020 Awards for Best in American Living

“The judges praised the well-designed spaces for students to work, study, do group projects, etc. They especially liked how the spaces frame views to downtown Philadelphia.”

Architect/Designer | Niles Bolton Associates
Builder | INTECH Construction
Developer | The Goldenberg Group
Interior Designer | RD Jones + Associates
Halkin Mason Photography

Opened in August 2019, Vantage is a 471,000-sf mixed-use housing property for 984 students on an urban site in North Philadelphia. Directly adjacent to Temple University, the 19-story building offers 28,570 sf of amenity space that includes a 5,000-sf study center, expansive indoor/outdoor fitness center, 18th floor Sky Lounge with 270-degree views and sound-insulated music room.

The client set out to create a development that harmonized with its existing phase one project, The View at Montgomery, and provided social gathering spaces that created organic opportunities for residents to interact. From its outdoor lawn to a seating terrace connecting 32,331 sf of retail with anchor CVS Pharmacy, Chase Bank, Five Guys, and Panera Bread, this new development has revitalized two of Temple University’s busiest off-campus thoroughfares into a vibrant hub of activity. The project boasts rents well above market average and offers amenities unlike any other property in the sub-market.

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Student housing development in the time of COVID-19

By Robert Cassidy, Editor
January 08, 2021

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many college and university residences were completed in time for classes, live or virtual. Here are 14 of the best.

As the coronavirus pandemic grabbed hold last spring, the student housing design and construction industry, like so much of the country’s economic sectors, faced gnawing uncertainties. Would universities open in the fall? Would students be allowed to return to campus? Or would all learning be done remotely? If so, would college residence construction be put on hold? For months, no one had definitive answers to these questions.

This Goldenberg Group commissioned Niles Bolton Associates to design this 471,000-sf mixed-use development adjacent to Temple University in North Philadelphia for 984 students. The 19-story Vantage offers 28,570 sf of amenity space, 32,331 sf of retail anchored by a CVS pharmacy, and a 5,000-sf study lounge. The 12,62-sf fitness center provides space for stretching, cardio, high-intensity interval training, circuit, strength training, power lifting, and active recovery.

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Best Residential, Mixed-Use, or Office Space Project

Vantage is a 470,000-square-foot new construction student housing project located near Temple University. With 368 student housing units, the project includes two mixed-use towers linked by a six-story connector bridge. Vantage offers resort-style accommodations with multiple community spaces, lounge areas, flexible study pods and retail space, as well as a fine arts room, recording studio, innovation center, technology hub, fitness center and green roof. Sustainable practices were incorporated throughout the entire design and construction process, as was a focus on maximizing views to the outdoors. Making people feel connected to the city of Philadelphia is one of Vantage’s many successes.

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