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Mixed-Use Development

SORA West

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

An audacious vision.

SORA West is a large-scale, multi-faceted development that represents a collective vision championed by Conshohocken community leaders, the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority and Keystone. The development is expected to create a wave of economic investment throughout the community and marks the largest step in the Borough’s evolution into a vibrant, walkable location with a true town center.

The beacon.

The Gensler-designed, 448,000-square foot office tower is the global headquarters of AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest pharmaceutical wholesale distributors in the world. With spaces designed to strengthen collaboration, the new headquarters houses approximately 1,500 AmerisourceBergen associates and offers several amenities, including a fitness center, on-site dining services, a training facility, and an expansive gathering space on the lower floors.

Conshy-inspired hotel.

The Hotel West & Main, a 127-key Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel, will feature a rooftop bar and lounge, and meeting spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology, providing an unparalleled experience to both business travelers and leisure guests. West & Main is expected to open in Summer 2022.

History restored.

The 146-year-old historic firehouse will be reimagined as the entrance to Hotel West & Main and will house two distinct dining experiences. A first-floor casual dining restaurant will be called 1874 Social, honoring the year the fire company formed on the site, just three years after two downtown fires nearly destroyed the Conshohocken business district. The firehouse, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, also inspired the second-floor gastropub experience, Hook & Ladder.

The centerpiece.

The elements of SORA are anchored by a landscaped public plaza designed to bring residents, workers, and visitors together. An ideal venue for everything from large-scale social events to casual collisions to solitary recharge, the Plaza at SORA is the new center of gravity in Conshohocken.

Level up.

The garage provides 1,500 spaces to AmerisourceBergen and the community. But it is more than a monolithic parking structure. The glass-enclosed, illuminated stairwell and dynamic lighting features make it a significant architectural element of SORA.

The evolution.

What some might see as an overnight success was nearly two decades in the making. Keystone purchased four vintage 1980s office buildings in 2003 on the SORA West site between Fayette and Oak Streets and West Elm Street and West 1st Avenue, and within a five-minute walk of the SEPTA Regional Rail station in Conshohocken. Ten years later, the company won an RFP by Conshohocken Borough and the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority to develop the site, bought a small strip of land adjacent to the firehouse, and then purchased the firehouse. In 2014, Keystone successfully petitioned the community to rezone the area to bring all the pieces together.

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