West Philadelphia


Pavilion as seen from South Street Bridge. Credit: Thomas Koloski.

Work Progresses On Pedestrian Bridge At The Penn Medicine Pavilion

Construction is making steady progress on a new pedestrian bridge at the Penn Medicine Pavilion, a new hospital tower that is reaching completion at 300 South 33rd Street in University City. The tower, designed by Foster + Partners, stands 343 feet and 17 stories tall, with 1.5 million square feet of space. The new bridge will connect the Pavilion to SEPTA’s Penn Medicine Regional Rail Station, formerly titled University City Station. The station is one of the busiest on the system, attracting riders to the major employment center consisting of the nearby medical facilities.

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648 North 38th Street. Looking southwest. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Three-Unit Residential Building at 648 North 38th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, three-unit residential building at 648 North 38th Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot situated on the west side of the block between Wallace and Melon streets and will span a footprint of 1,000 square feet. The interior will feature 2,511 square feet of interior space, translating into units averaging 837 square feet each. Permits list Kibbutz 03 LLC as the owner, David Whipple as the design professional, and Ripner Inc. as the contractor. Construction costs are specified at $251,100.

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The Standard at Philadelphia at 119 South 31st Street. Credit: Cube3

Demolition Permits Issued for the Site of The Standard at Philadelphia at 119 South 31st Street in University City, West Philadelphia

Demolition permits have been issued for a five-story, 75,200-square-foot building at 119 South 31st Street in University City, West Philadelphia. The structure will make way for The Standard at Philadelphia, an approximately 210-foot-tall, 18-story high-rise that will span a mid-block site stretching between South 30th to South 31st streets. Designed by Cube3, the new building will offer 280 residential units and 37 parking spaces.

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Rendering of 4301 Chestnut Street. Credit: JKRP Architects.

Renderings Revealed for 4301 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a 275-unit mixed-use development planned at 4301 Chestnut Street in Spruce HillWest Philadelphia. Designed by JKRP Architects, the building will rise seven stories tall and feature 30,300 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The residential space will total 147,562 square feet. Amenity space on the second floor will span 3,278 square feet, with 7,895 square feet of common space on the ground floor. A 6,055-square-foot roof deck will be located at the top of the building. An underground garage will hold 75 parking spaces, with two expected to be handicap accessible, one set to be van accessible, four for electric vehicles, and two reserved for interior loading spaces.

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