Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Penn Presbyterian Garage at Filbert Street and North 38th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2022

Garage Still Stands at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in University City, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that a 406-car multi-level garage, with is slated for demolition, continues to stand at the northwest corner of Filbert and North 38th streets at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center campus at 3800 Powelton Avenue in University City, West Philadelphia. The demolition is planned as part of an extensive overhaul of the medical campus, which includes the construction of a nine-story, 481,702-square-foot parking garage in the western section of the campus superblock.

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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Parking Garage at 3800 Powelton Avenue. Credit: THA Consulting

Permits Issued for Nine-Story Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Parking Garage in University City, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a nine-story parking garage for the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at 3800 Powelton Avenue in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed and engineered by Pennoni and THA Consulting, the massive structure will span 481,702 square feet and offer parking for 1,483 cars and 129 bicycles, as well as ground-level commercial space. Permits list HSC Builders & Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $46.4 million.

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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Parking Garage at 3800 Powelton Avenue. Credit: THA Consulting

Detailed Review of Campus Upgrades Proposed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in University City, West Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY recently posted a brief overview of a $60 million expansion proposed at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center campus in University City, West Philadelphia. The main feature is an eight-story, 493,039-square-foot parking garage planned at 3800 Powelton Avenue. Designed and engineered by Pennoni and THA Consulting, the structure will roughly triple the amount of on-campus parking even while demolishing an existing four-story garage and reducing the total ground footprint used for parking. The project also involves the demolition of a seven-story treatment facility, as well as streetscape improvements and 6,460 square feet of new retail. Today we look at how the project shows that high-rise design benefits urban planning, no matter what function it takes, and why it may be a precursor to further development at the campus.

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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Parking Garage at 3800 Powelton Avenue. Credit: THA Consulting

Renderings Revealed for Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Parking Garage at 3800 Powelton Avenue in University City, West Philadelphia

A recently submitted Civic Design Review document has revealed a series of new renderings and diagrams for the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center parking garage proposed at 3800 Powelton Avenue in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed and engineered by Pennoni (a coincidentally fitting firm name for a Penn Presbyterian Medical Center project) and THA Consulting, the structure will rise eight stories tall and will feature nine levels of parking, including rooftop space and will provide nearly 1,500 parking spaces, almost tripling the current amount of parking at the site. The project will feature ground-level retail facing Powelton Avenue and a new green space at the south end of the site.

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