Work appears stalled on the 150-room AC Hotel by Marriott planned at 230 North 13th Street in Chinatown, Center City. Designed by Bergman Associates and developed by Baywood Hotels, the project will integrate a historical building into the design. The 181-foot-tall, 15-story tower will stand out prominently in an area with few tall buildings and will offer fantastic views of the city.
The first proposal on the site was revealed in 2014, calling for a 12-story building. Not much news was released after that until three years later, when the plans were revised to make the building slightly taller. In 2018 demolition permits were filed, and signs stating that work is in progress along with additional information were posted at the site in 2020.
The historic building still stands on the site. At the end of 2020, the interior was being gutted for the future demolition work to take place. Construction vehicles were noted outside of the property as well, and the inside of the building looked barren aside from clutter scattered around the floor. In our recent visit to the site, no changes have been seen on the building since the previous update. Construction trucks were again seen outside of the building, but it is unknown if they are stationed for this project.
No anticipated completion date has yet been announced.