Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has revealed no construction activity at 1001 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia, the site of a proposed 1,111-unit development. Located many blocks to the south of the towers of Center City, the block-sized lot was initially planned to include a 426-foot-tall tower, but has since been scaled down to a building with 180-foot-tall tower sections. The project is being developed by Tower Investments, which has been trying to redevelop the massive lot for a number of years, and the building’s revised design comes from a different architect, BKV Group.
The project was unveiled in 2014 when the developer purchased the site. The design was revealed 2016 in a Civic Design Review document that showed floor plans, diagrams, and renderings of the original, taller tower. Since then, the site has persisted in its present condition, with broken concrete and overgrown vegetation.
The development, located across the street from the recently completed Lincoln Square project, will significantly boost local business and attract new residents.
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Did they clear CDR? If so, they will be able to pick up permits. This lot can easily be politicalized by the RCO and Council man. Talk to your sources.
Check your sources is right! The project was shown at the December 11th CDR, but still doesn’t have a zoning permit, let alone building permit. Research 101.