Parc Plymouth Meeting
Plymouth Meeting, PA
cold start / hot-paced construction
Designed as a suburban oasis in close proximity to major transportation and conveniences, this 398-unit market rate apartment community features a mix of one- and two-bedroom luxury rental residences located on a 20-acre site. The seven elevator buildings, enclosing 500,000 gsf, are accompanied by an 11,200 sf clubhouse with pool and a 5,200 sf garage building that houses 17 single-car garages.
Apartments at Parc feature vinyl plank flooring, stainless steel appliance packages, granite countertops, tile back splashes, shaker-style wooden cabinetry, washers and dryers in every unit, and exterior patios or balconies. 100 units include a private one-car parking garage, and a separate building provides 16 garages available for rent. Six of these include wall-mounted car charging stations, and there are two pedestal car chargers outside the clubhouse.
The clubhouse serves as the community center and leasing office. It has an outdoor pool and cabana, beach volleyball court, outdoor fire pit and lounge, outdoor grilling areas, bocce ball court, game room, residents’ lounge with fireplace, fitness center, flex room, and two dog washing rooms.
How Harkins Made a Difference
- At the start of the project, cold temperatures and precipitation drastically challenged construction operations nearly every week. Harkins used propane heaters, tented scaffolding, ground-thawing machines, and concrete admixtures to battle through the winter months in order to pour the first slab and begin framing.
- We had two framing crews for the duration of the project which allowed us to frame two different buildings simultaneously. We were going at a such a fast pace that the wall panel company supplying the material couldn’t keep up with our production pace. Harkins kept up the pace by taking a stick frame approach on some of the buildings.