Building Profile

Eight & Penn

713 Penn Avenue

Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: 10am-1pm

Neighborhood: Downtown

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Restrooms Available: Yes, but not wheelchair accessible

Your Experience:   Q Development's offices in the Katsafanas Coffee Building are a blend of modern design in a former industrial setting. The building features an open floor plan with two conference rooms. All doors and windows are new but reflect the industrial past of the building. Architectural features include a cable-hung staircase using reclaimed wood treads from Eighth and Penn in the Cultural District. Eighth and Penn is a joint venture of Q Development and Trek Development Group. Additional features include the original spiral staircase and a conference room overlooking the railroad.

Building Description:

Eighth & Penn is an assemblage of historic preservation and new construction. The existing buildings of 711 and 713 Penn Avenue are being restored to the Secretary of Interior's standards for historic restoration while the former parking lots immediately east and north of the buildings are home to new construction that melds the old with the new. Collectively Eighth & Penn will feature 136 apartments, ranging from studios to a 3 bedroom, two-story penthouse located on the second and third floors. Eighth & Penn will also feature 12,000 sf of restaurants and retail, including The Eagle restaurant's first Pennsylvania location. Eighth & Penn features many unique elements, including a Sky Lounge and 6,000 sf rooftop deck, a two story LED light art installation, and a grand pedestrian passageway that will thematically connect Eight Street to Katz Plaza.