Recently Philadelphia YIMBY shared photos of current site conditions at the future site of Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Center, an 11-story medical and laboratory building proposed at 214 South 9th Street in Washington Square West, Center City. Designed by Payette, the building will feature common areas on the lower levels and research labs on the floors above. Today we share additional renderings for the development.
According to the Sidney Kimmel Foundation, which pledged $70 million to Thomas Jefferson University for construction, the facility is named in honor of Mr. Kimmel’s and “will anchor the university’s Locust Street research corridor, markedly expand Jefferson’s research capacity, and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations within the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the Jefferson research community at large.” The Foundation also states that the “state-of-the-art labs will accommodate 56 additional principal investigator teams and will be invaluable in recruiting and retaining the brightest scientific minds in cancer and myriad diseases.”
Aside from the obvious benefits to the medical center, the development will significantly improve this street corner situated in a centrally-located, transit-accessible, historically significant neighborhood. We look forward to proximate permit issues and commencement of construction.
The structure will replace a multi-story garage on the northwest corner of South 9th and Locust streets. No demolition nor construction permits have yet been filed do construction work has not yet begun, yet we look forward to future progress on the development.