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Cityplace Virtual Ribbon Cutting

Join City Center Investment Corporation for a virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Cityplace.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
Tune in to City Center Allentown’s Facebook
4 p.m. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Virtual tour + resident interviews to follow

Celebrate the growth in Downtown Allentown as we commemorate the opening of Cityplace. City Center re-purposed the former Holiday Inn on 9th and Hamilton streets into the company’s tallest residential building. Cityplace’s creative industrial design finishes and amenities parallel the high-quality features City Center Residential properties are known for, but the buildings’ rental rates are lower. Join us for an inside look.

This event will be held virtually on Facebook, @CityCenterAllentown
Please RSVP to the event on Facebook.

City Center Residential Announces Plans to Develop Apartment Community at 9th and Hamilton Streets

City Center Residential today announced plans to develop a 120-unit apartment building at 9th and Hamilton streets and a 78-unit addition to that building at 9th and Maple streets in downtown Allentown. The Allentown Planning Commission approved the project today.

City Center is converting the nine-story former Holiday Inn, the contents of which it donated to local nonprofits, into a residential tower known as Cityplace. Cityplace will be the company’s tallest residential building. An addition to the building’s south side will contain 78 additional apartments surrounding a courtyard. Cityplace will offer studio, one-bedroom and two apartments.

Cityplace’s design finishes and amenities will parallel the high-quality features City Center Residential properties are known for, but the building’s rental rates will be lower. Some of the unique features included in the adaptive reuse complex include:

  • Exposed concrete ceilings in the north tower.
  • Wood-plank luxury vinyl tile flooring throughout.
  • Ultra large windows with stunning city and mountain views.
  • More creative industrial feel than City Center Residential’s other properties.

The first floor will contain more than 20,000 square feet of office, retail and amenity space. Cityplace will also feature retail frontage on Hamilton Street and additional space on 9th Street. Residents will have direct access to the parking deck off Maple Street behind the building.

“Cityplace is our answer to those who want to live comfortably in a cool, urban setting and enjoy great amenities but at a lower price point,” said Zachary Sienicki, vice president of City Center Residential. “Cityplace will feel almost like a modern boutique hotel, offering a neat lobby, a resident lounge, a fitness center and attractive Juliet balconies along Hamilton Street.”

Construction at Cityplace is underway with move-ins planned to begin in the tower in early 2020 and in the addition in the fall of 2020. Follow the project at www.CityplaceAllentown.com or on Facebook and Instagram at @CityplaceAllentown.

City Center Residential is currently preleasing 95 apartments in phase one of Center Square Lofts at 8th and Walnut streets, which will begin welcoming residents in September of 2019.

To learn more about Center Square Lofts or join the preleasing list for Cityplace you can also call the City Center Residential Central Leasing Office on 610.841.2489.

City Center Residential’s existing communities in downtown Allentown include STRATA West, STRATA East, STRATA Symphony, 520 Lofts and Walnut Street Commons. The 437 apartments among those five buildings have been leased. Learn more about each of City Center’s residential communities in downtown Allentown at www.CityCenterAllentown.com/Residential.

City Center Residential Scavenger Hunt!

City Center Residential Scavenger Hunt!

City Center Residential is hosting a Scavenger Hunt for the entire month of July! Follow these simple steps and you can win a $100 gift card to a downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice.

  1. Complete the items on the checklist (see below). Post a photo of you completing the task on your Instagram story or feed, tag @CityplaceAllentown, and use the hashtag #CCRScavengerHunt.
  2. Keep track of how many points you’ve earned by checking off each completed task.
  3. Once you earn 10 points, you’ll win a free ice cream from Batch Microcreamery!
  4. The person with the most points by August 1 will win a $100 gift card to a downtown restaurant or retailer of their choice! Second place will win a $50 gift card, and third place will win a $25 gift card.

We can’t wait to see your photos! Good luck!

City Center Investment Corp. Commissions Three Murals for Downtown Allentown’s ArtsWalk

City Center Investment Corp., the real estate development company revitalizing downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania, announced today it has commissioned three murals for Allentown’s ArtsWalk. Painted this spring by world-renowned artists from around the country, the murals will adorn outside walls of the historic Sovereign building, the Linden Parking Deck and the STRATA Annex building.

The first muralist, Miami-based Ernesto Maranje, began his work on the rear corner of the Sovereign building at 609 Hamilton Street on April 22. Maranje, a master painter, illustrator and muralist of animals, will spray-paint a large-scale red-tailed hawk on the wall overlooking the ArtsWalk pocket park. With an extensive worldwide collection, Maranje paints colorful, whimsical works that remind viewers of their connection to nature. The red-tailed hawk was chosen for Allentown to symbolize the tenacity and freedom of the region. The 50-foot by 50-foot mural will be completed in approximately two weeks.

A second mural, created by Brooklyn artist ELLE, is slated to begin at the end of May on the rear of the parking deck at 612 Linden Street, facing the ArtsWalk. ELLE’s mural, which is in the final design stages, will feature a strong woman representing the future, and made through the combination of history, mythology, various ethnicities, contemporary ideas and more. The mural is meant to show the perseverance and power of women. Although ELLE began as an illegal graffiti artist in New York, she is now considered one of the world’s top touring street artists and has worked with brands Reebok, IKEA, Smart Car and many more. ELLE was selected because of her recognized style of collaging images of people with various ethnicities. Her 60-foot-tall by 30-foot-wide spray-painted mural will also take roughly two weeks to produce.

The third mural is planned for the STRATA Annex building across the ArtsWalk from The Downtown Allentown Market, which is scheduled to open in the fall. Collaborative mural and street-art team NS/CB of Miami will begin their botanical-themed mural June 15.

“City Center is excited to introduce more public art in downtown Allentown,” said City Center Vice President of Project Design and Corporate Branding Jane Heft, who coordinated the project. “We hope it will inspire the community and become a source of pride for those who live and work here. The ArtsWalk will be alive with new beauty this summer.”

The muralists were curated by Dripped On Productions of New York City, an art production company specializing in murals and street art for developments, events and businesses, such as MasterCard, Pabst Blue Ribbon and ArtsQuest. The company’s CEO and cofounder, Denton Burrows, earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Lehigh University.

“Dripped On Productions has set its sights on Allentown in partnership with City Center to beautify and transform major parts of downtown Allentown with professionally executed murals and works to brighten, beautify and inspire a historical and diverse city,” Burrows said.

Allentown’s pedestrian-only ArtsWalk begins on Seventh Street across from the PPL Center and runs east past the STRATA West and East residential buildings to Sixth Street. It continues along both sides of Miller Symphony Hall and through the Arts Park to end at the Allentown Art Museum on Fifth Street.

City Center Investment Corp. previously commissioned two large-scale murals in downtown Allentown. In 2016, Amber Art and Design of Philadelphia installed a colorful stylized sunrise on the southwest corner of the Linden Parking Deck, facing the ArtsWalk, and in 2018, muralist Matt Halm created a seven-story mural inside a glass-enclosed stairwell in 520 Lofts, City Center’s residential building at 520 Hamilton Street.

Cityplace VIP Referral Program

We want to put extra cash in the pockets of our Cityplace VIPs! When you refer a friend, you’ll each receive $250 upon moving into your apartment at Cityplace. Here are the easy steps to make some money!

  1. Find a friend who wants to move to Cityplace!
  2. Have your friend fill out the contact form on the Secure Your Spot page on our website.
  3. In the message section of the form, your friend must include your name so you both can receive the referral bonus.
  4. Your friend will pay a $100 refundable deposit.
  5. Come together to the Cityplace leasing party and lease your apartments!
  6. After you both move into your new homes at Cityplace, you’ll each get $250!

Other restrictions may apply. See the leasing office for details. A minimum of a 12-month lease must be signed in order to get a referral bonus. This does not apply to any City Center Residential transfer, current resident or roommate changes. This program is only for Cityplace VIPs. This offer ends at the time of the VIP selection party, so hurry and find a friend to become a Cityplace VIP!

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