Next year, Doylestown will be seeing another new residential development. This one, at 263 N. Main St., will feature 59 apartments.
Named The Martin at Doylestown for its Oscar A. Martin-inspired design, the “boutique building” will have one- and two-bedroom apartments, according to a recent announcement about the project. It “offers residents a big-city feel in one of Philadelphia’s finest suburbs.”
With indoor parking, as well as parking for electric vehicles, a rooftop terrace, fitness center and a dog park, The Martin is expected to attract tenants of a variety of ages.
Renowned architect Oscar A. Martin, who moved to Doylestown as a child, designed his own home on Shewell Avenue in the borough and went on to build many buildings, including residences, churches, bridges and schools in Bucks County.
“Martin was heralded for his style and sensibility, particularly during a time where construction began using more modern materials,” reads a Doylestown Historical Society entry. “Despite the diversity of styles which Martin employed, most of his designs reflect a mixture of detailed design and strength.”
Often “blocky and square,” Martin’s work is recognizable too for its use of masonry, the historical society said, noting, “his attention to detail can be seen in his buildings’ structural features, such as patterning in the wall material, roofline shape and overall symmetry.”
A six-unit condominium building – The Residences at 50 North Main – is also nearing completion in the center of town, and approximately 200 apartments are planned at 333 N. Broad St.