The foodie movement has officially come to Drexel University—or at least near it. Yesterday the school and developer Cross Properties announced a new $20 million student housing project called Good Food Flats, which will be geared toward foodies. Specifically, the building is designed to attract students in Drexel's hospitality and sports management program who want to integrate food, health, and well-being into their lives. The building feature a pop-up restaurant/entrepreneur incubator space, a food lab, and a kitchen, where local chefs will teach cooking classes. There will also be gardens on the roof top and in the backyard where residents can grow their own produce. There will also be a 24-hour fitness center on the site.
Construction has already started on the 44-unit, 175-bed development at 4030 Baring Street in Powelton Village at 40th and Baring streets. Only students will be able to rent the units for $750 a month.