As we anticipated (since construction permits still had not been filed), Philly YHIMBY’s recent site visit has found no signs of development at Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use tower proposed at 523 North Broad Street in Poplar, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Precision Realty Group, the project will provide office, retail, and commercial/medical space, as well as more than 200 residential units. The project will also include public plaza next to the eponymous mural, which is painted on the adjacent Mural Lofts residential building, as well as amenities such as a roof deck with potential restaurant space. If built, the tower will dramatically boost the skyline of Lower North Philadelphia and will stand as one of the tallest buildings north of Center City.
Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
At number 14 on Philly YIMBY’s December 2020 Development Countdown is Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use building proposed at 523 North Broad Street in Poplar, North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Precision Realty Group, the project will yield 10,287 square feet of retail space, 47,587 square feet of commercial/medical space, 68,000-plus square feet of office space, a roof deck with potential restaurant space, and a public plaza. The tower will bring a dramatic skyline change to lower North Broad Street, where a number of developments are underway. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed no signs of construction yet, with the parking lot at the site still active.
Construction has yet to break ground on Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use building at 523 North Broad Street on the border of the Poplar and Callowhill neighborhoods of North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Eric Blumenfeld, the 32-story building will add some verticality to the area around North Broad Street north of the Vine Street Expressway, which has seen minimal skyline development since the dome-topped Inquirer Building was completed in 1924. The project will include a mix of retail space, offices, and residential area.