Walnut Street Commons Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Allentown, PA


City Center Allentown Residential today held a ribbon-cutting for Walnut Street Commons, its new 61-apartment building that wraps around the Community Deck parking structure at 6th and Walnut streets in downtown Allentown. State Sen. Pat Browne, Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell, Senior Vice President of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce Miriam Huertas and City Center President J.B. Reilly spoke at the ceremony.
Walnut Street Commons, which is already 85 percent leased, is the first development outside of the Neighborhood Improvement Zone by City Center Investment Corp., the real estate development company that is revitalizing downtown Allentown. 

Existing City Center Residential communities in downtown Allentown include STRATA West, STRATA East, STRATA Symphony and 520 Lofts. The 376 apartments among those four buildings have been leased. This summer, City Center Residential will open phase one of its newest 265 upscale apartments, now known as Center Square Lofts, on Walnut Street at 7th and 8th streets. 

“City Center Residential can’t build apartments fast enough to meet the overwhelming demand,” said Zachary Sienicki, vice president of City Center Residential. “Fortunately, the first apartments of our next community will open this summer. We’re encouraging anyone interested in upscale downtown living to join our waiting list, since preleasing for that building will start in early June.” 

Walnut Street Commons was designed by Bernardon Architects. The five-story, pet-friendly building includes studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, including City Center Residential’s first walk-up apartments, which run along Walnut Street. The 70,000-square-foot building includes a lobby coffee bar with lounge seating, a resident TV lounge with a wet bar, dining area and terrace, a fitness center, a business center, personal and bicycle storage and direct access to the parking deck. With a main entrance on 6th and Walnut streets, the building’s reddish-brown, black and grey exterior with limestone accents was designed to complement the neighborhood’s brownstones. Walnut Street Commons also features an environmentally friendly green roof.

The apartments at Walnut Street Commons feature 9-foot ceilings, open gourmet kitchens with stainless Energy Star® appliances, subway-tile backsplashes and quartz countertops, luxury bathrooms and full-sized stackable washers and dryers. The building provides a locker system for delivered cold groceries and packages, 24/7 monitored surveillance and controlled access. The property also offers onsite professional management, maintenance and concierge services, such as pet walking and pet sitting. Monthly rent for studios starts at $967, one-bedroom apartments start at $1,275, and two-bedroom apartments start at $1,570. 

All tenants of City Center Residential communities in downtown Allentown, including Walnut Street Commons, receive a complimentary membership to the Allentown Art Museum and discounts at LVHN Fitness, The Baum School of Art, Miller Symphony Hall and downtown retailers and restaurants. 

For more information on leasing an apartment at Walnut Street Commons, contact the team at 610-841-2489 or LIVE@WalnutStCommons.com, or visit www.WalnutStCommons.com. Follow the project on Facebook and Instagram at @WalnutStCommons #MyLifeOnWalnutSt.
Learn more about each of the City Center Allentown Residential communities in downtown Allentown at www.CityCenterAllentown.com/Residential