Like a phoenix rising on North Broad Street, the activation of the Divine Lorraine Hotel will signal the rebirth of the gap between Center City and Temple University. EB Realty Management Corp. (EBRM) working in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and others, plan to renovate the Divine Lorraine Hotel into a unique residential community that will sit above a consortium of restaurants and retail spaces. Walking into the Divine Lorraine is paramount to entering into a time warp which takes you into yesteryear; it is an experience that transforms even the most frigid explorer to a hair raising experience which straddles a parallel universe.
The Divine Lorraine continues the momentum from the successful opening of the 640 and 600 North Broad Street communities and will serve as the centerpiece of the revitalized North Broad Street Corridor. The redeveloped Divine Lorraine will transform a crucial intersection from a “billboard of blight” into a symbol of civic pride.
EBRM’s proven track record of working with transformational restaurant partners and its propensity for the creation of cutting edge residential communities combined with the iconic architectural “bones” of the Divine Lorraine will no doubt catapult this community to a higher level of community enrichment.
When completed, the Divine Lorraine community inclusive of its residences and restaurant/retail establishments will be the lightening rod that ignites and connects these communities positioning the future of the North Broad Street Corridor as one of the most transformational and inclusive redevelopment stories in the country and perhaps the world. The Divine Lorraine Community will be redeveloped in a way that proudly preserves and honors the great history of this landmark property while embracing the idea of sustainability, incorporating the most cutting edge of building systems. All told, this project will set a new standard for mixed-use and historic redevelopment.