Construction in Progress at 1507 Christian Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

Rendering of 1507 Christian Street. Credit: Colin LeStourgeon.Rendering of 1507 Christian Street. Credit: Gnome Architects.

Framing work is making rapid progress on 1507 Christian Street, a multi-family development rising in Graduate HospitalSouth Philadelphia. Designed by Gnome Architects and developed by Zatos Investments, the new building will rise four stories tall with a roof deck situated at the pinnacle. Five luxury condo units will be located within the structure, which will hold 6,168 square feet of space in total.

The rendering for the project shows a stately building with a modern twist. The bottom three floors of the structure will primarily use brick, helping the building match the exteriors of many other homes in the neighborhood. Gray metal paneling will be used on the fourth floor, as well as on a bay window that stretches down to the third.

Current view of 1507 Christian Street. Credit: Zatos Investments.

Current view of 1507 Christian Street. Credit: Zatos Investments.

Metal framing is partially used on the first floor while typical wood frame construction is being used above on the rest of the building.

Former view of 1507 Christian Street. Credit: Google.

Former view of 1507 Christian Street. Credit: Google.

The building replaces a row-home that was a later addition to the neighborhood. Previously, the site was home to a building that was similar to what is currently situated directly to the west of the property.

This is overall a good selection for the property as it adds density to one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Transit access is offered to the East via the Broad Street Line, and the property is within walking distance of many shops, restaurant, and green space.

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3 Comments on "Construction in Progress at 1507 Christian Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia"

  1. The rendering (first image) does not match the surrounding buildings whatsoever.

    This area is served by SEPTA bus route 2 (half-block to the west) and although the Broad Street Line is only 2 city blocks to the east, you’ll have to walk north 5 city blocks 3 city blocks to the south for a subway station (not exactly ideal).

  2. Who writes this absolute dreck

  3. Craig M. Oliner | July 14, 2021 at 10:43 am | Reply

    Love it. Replacing a garage front row home with this beauty is a win for Graduate Hospital and Philadelphia. The question is not whether the new structure matches its neighbors but whether it complements them. Compliments to Gnome Architects for doing just that. And five for-sale units (vs. a single family home) means a much lower cost per residence, in addition to addressing Philadelphia’s high demand for housing. The Ellsworth-Federal Broad Street subway stop is just 1,900 feet, a little more than a third of a mile, and less than a ten minute walk away. The Broad and Christian bus stop is even closer, and the 16th and Christian bus stop is just down the corner. With South Broad Street undergoing extensive development, Graduate Hospital is an ever increasingly desirable neighborhood.

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