The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Cooperative Ownership

The Cooperative was built in 1953-54.

There are 14 floors. Our ground floor includes income-producing commercial spaces, and our residential units are on the 2nd through 14th floors. There are 23 units on each floor.

The Monthly Carrying Charges include all utilities except telephone. They also include basic cable and real estate taxes. Premium cable stations and high-speed internet service are available, at a separate charge, from our cable provider.

No, 2101 does not offer any type of financing.

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No, there are no assessments. The Co-Op’s Articles of Incorporation prohibit assessments. Payments for upgrades, replacements, and/or improvements to the building are drawn from the Co-op’s Reserve Fund.

2101 allows two cats, caged birds, and/or fish. A pet registration form must be on file with the Management Office. Annual Health Certifications from a licensed veterinarian are required for cats.

As of November 1, 2017, the Cooperative became a non-smoking building.

No, our Bylaws and Occupancy Agreement prohibit the subletting of apartments.

Yes, a non-shareholder may, for a time, stay in your apartment as long as he/she is registered with the Cooperative.

Since the building’s plumbing cannot adequately handle the additional load, washers and dryers are not allowed in single units. However, if an apartment is merged with an adjacent unit, the second kitchen can be reconfigured into a laundry area.

Waiting times can vary. Please contact our General Manager for the most-up-to date information. Sometimes, new shareholders move into units smaller than they actually want, register on the internal ‘Waiting List’, and move when a larger unit becomes available. Some shareholders have also downsized to smaller units. Differential costs do apply when making an internal move.

2101 has an award-winning rooftop garden, newly renovated Guest Suite, conference room/library, storage and laundry facilities, garage parking, and is ideally located in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Center City Philadelphia.

Yes, a personal interview is required of all prospective shareholders.

The Membership Chairperson, who is on the Co-Op’s Board of Directors, and four to five committee members who are shareholders/residents of the Cooperative.

Yes, there is a $95 non-refundable application fee.  If you purchase into the Cooperative, it is credited to your settlement costs.

Yes, renovations are allowed. However, our General Manager must approve all plans prior to the start of construction. All outside contractors must be licensed and insured.

Yes, each Shareholder is required to carry an HO-6 policy with a minimum of $500,000 Personal Liability

As part of Cooperative living, shareholders are encouraged to volunteer their time. Participation and involvement are fundamental cooperative principles.