Demolition preparations have begun at 230 North 13th Street in Chinatown, Center City, the site of the planned 15-story AC Hotel by Marriott. Designed by Bergmann Associates and developed by Baywood Hotels, the 181-foot-tall structure will incorporate the existing…
Demolition permits have been filed for a two-story commercial structure at 214 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City. The property is situated on the west side of the block that is located between Spring Street and Summer Street. The building has a footprint that spans 573 square feet. Kaing Estate LLC is the listed owner.
While many areas of Center City, notably Center City West, are budding with development, Chinatown still has a surprisingly high number of underdeveloped lots. A two-building proposal is slated for one such site at 800 Vine Street and 830 Vine Street. The Equal Justice Center Towers, developed by Pennrose Management Company and designed by Robert’s & Todd Design, will span a 3.2-acre lot and consist of a nine-story office building and a mixed-use 13-story structure with 132 market rate units, 53 affordable senior units, and 150 hotel rooms. A large public plaza will sit at the corner and run between the two buildings at a diagonal angle.
The Convention Center area to the north and east of City Hall has long been a notable hotspot for hotels, with Marriott being one of the key hospitality operators. The hospitality chain is planning another addition to the area. The AC Hotel, part of the AC Mattiott Hotel brand, would stand at 230 North 13th Street, across from the Vine Street Expressway, rising 181 feet and 15 stories. Baywood Hotels is the project developer and Bergmann Asssociates is the designer. The base of the high-rise would incorporate the historic Big Brothers Big Sisters of America building currently at the site.