The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has picked Onion Flats to develop the two-acre former Rivage caterering hall site in East Falls as “the Ridge,” a 126-unit, 8,700-square-foot retail project.
Onion Flats, with projects in Northern Liberties, Old City and Fishtown, was approved as developer Monday. They have until June to enter into a full agreement, which will include a final sales price and specific design and sustainability features.
Construction, expected to start early in 2013, should be done by spring 2014.
The authority acquired the parcel 13 years ago. There had been a condo/retail project set to go in to the vacant parcel on Calumet between Ridge Avenue and Kelly Drive in 2005, but the deal was never consummated.