For many years now, a Starbucks has occupied a three story building at 337 South Broad Street in Washington Square West. Over the past few years, designs have been revealed to replace the three story building with a 28-story 361-foot tower developed by Dranoff Properties. With Broad Street gaining more attention with development, it will continue the ascent of skyscrapers in Center City and Broad Street as Symphony House did when completed in 2009.
A zoning permit has been filed calling for a full demolition of a four-story pre-war building at 107 Chestnut Street in Old City. The permit states that the site would remain vacant yet hints at future construction with a note stating that such a process would require new permits. Cheswal LP is the listed owner.
A six-story, pre-war structure at 1810 Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse Square is slated for a vertical extension that would boost it to a height of 312 feet and 20 stories while preserving the historic facade. The development will feature retail at the ground level, parking in the basement, and residences on the upper floors.
For well over a decade, a parking lot at 1301 Market Street spanned much of the block located just east of City Hall. However, in the near future the lot will make way for a 460-foot, 32-story office tower designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which will feature massive floor plates. As one of the tallest buildings east of City Hall, the centrally-located tower will make a dramatic impact on the skyline and join the ever-growing list of developments that are transforming Market East, such as Read More
Jefferson Health has already made a great impact on the Market East neighborhood in Center City, yet the campus keeps expanding. In December 2017, the hospital has announced a major lease at 1101 Market Street, long known as the Aramark Tower. The expansion continues as Jefferson is planning a 400-foot Jefferson Health Care Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street with 750,000 square feet of medical office space, as well as a 329-foot-tall proposal next door at 1153 Chestnut Street, slated to contain 250,000 square feet of residential space. The two towers, collectively known as East Market Phase 3, will replace a block-spanning, mid-rise commercial and garage structure, which has been recently demolished. BLT Architects and Ennead Architects are listed as project designers.