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Packard Motor Car Building

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The Packard Motor Car Building offers apartments near Hahnemann Hospital, in a historic limestone and terracotta-trimmed building featuring hand-carved cornices and oversized windows. Standing as an iconic landmark of Philadelphia’s historic automobile industry, these apartments, designed by Detroit architect Alfred Kahn in 1910, originally served as a showroom and assembly plant for Packard Motors and the newspaper office for the Philadelphia Record. The Packard Motor Car Building was then repurposed into the sleek Center City apartments they are today.

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Center City Distinction

Exquisite chandeliers and rich mahogany woodwork dress the grand two-story lobby of our Center City apartments, which has been recently restored to preserve its original architectural integrity. These apartment homes offer modern kitchens, a brand new social center, on-site parking and fitness center, and sweeping views of Center City in a prime location for work, transportation, and relaxation.

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Rich with character and architectural details, these newly-renovated Center City apartments are fitted with contemporary amenities and include modern kitchens, on-site parking, and smoke-free environment. Enjoy oversized windows with exceptional views of Center City and a resident lounge ideal for work and relaxation, and create an environment that enriches your lifestyle.

  • Pet-friendly apartments
  • 24-hour maintenance
  • Convenient online resident services
  • On-site management
  • 24/7 lobby attendant
  • Complimentary on-site fitness center
  • Complimentary membership to the MetroFit basketball court and fitness center
  • Community business and study center
  • Resident lounge ideal for social gatherings and relaxation
  • Complimentary coffee service
  • Free Wi-Fi in most common areas
  • On-site indoor parking
  • Additional storage on-site
  • Smoke free apartments
  • Preferred Employer Program
  • Individual washer and dryer in each unit
  • Wood flooring*
  • Individual climate control in each unit
  • Historic building
  • Elegant designer cabinets accented by granite countertops
  • Modern appliance package
  • Eat-in kitchens*
  • Ceramic tile floors and tub surrounds
  • Designer storage vanity with granite top
  • Free Metropolitan wireless available throughout
  • 65” flat screen TV
  • Ample seating
  • Dimmable lighting
  • Original granite fireplace
  • 90” billiards table and accessories
  • Ample seating
  • French Door Refrigerator with ice and water dispenser
  • Double Convection Oven
  • Conduction Cooktop with exhaust hood
  • Dishwasher
  • Starbucks Coffee machine
  • Island and Counter Seating
  • USB charging ports
  • Seating for 6
  • Cable connected TV
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The newly renovated MetroFit is an opportunity to invigorate a lifestyle of wellness amongst our community of residents in Philadelphia.

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Floor Plans


525 - 525 SQ. FT.
FROM $1570
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1 Bedroom

655 - 1175 SQ. FT.
FROM $1725
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2 Bedroom

1040 - 1420 SQ. FT.
FROM $2295
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Center City, Philadelphia

The Best of Broad Street


In the heart of Center City on North Broad Street, the Packard Motor Car Building provides access to all the amenities Center City, Philadelphia offers. Philadelphia’s urban center is at your fingertips with these studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments for rent. Located on Broad Street, these apartments are near Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Comcast Center, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. And, they are within walking distance to exceptional restaurants, local culture, and public transportation. On weekends, spend your time exploring the arts and culture at places like Reading Terminal Market, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and all the attractions you can find along the Avenue of the Arts.

Students & Professionals

Looking for apartments for rent near Hahnemann University Hospital or the Drexel University College of Medicine? Learn more about Center City Philadelphia and our promotion for medical students and professionals.


Points Of Interest In Center City


  • Shops at Liberty Place
  • Macy’s
  • Century 21
  • H&M
  • Shanghai Bazaar
  • AIA Bookstore + Design Center
  • Portfolio at PAFA
  • Rikumo
  • Reading Terminal Market

Dining and Entertainment

  • Cafe Lift
  • Bufad
  • Alla Spina
  • Osteria
  • Lee How Fook
  • Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House
  • The Trestle Inn
  • Hop Sing Laundromat

Arts & Culture

  • Union Transfer
  • The Trocadero
  • PhilaMOCA
  • Underground Arts
  • Fleischer/Olman Gallery
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The Barnes
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Convention Center


  • Comcast Center
  • Liberty Place
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Day & Zimmermann
  • Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Hahnemann University Hospital

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317 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
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