West Philadelphia

2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

23-story Tower Ready for Construction at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West

The 24th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown belongs to 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, a 303-foot-tall, 23-story tower proposed at 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City West. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the PMC Property Group (which also serves as the contractor), the sleek, curved tower will rise on a slender-wedge shaped lot by the Schuylkill River waterfront and will hold 334,201 square feet of interior space. The development will offer 287 residential units as well as office space and parking for 44 cars and 96 bicycles. A construction permit was issued in late November, specifying a construction cost of $105 million.

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One uCity Square. Credit: ZGF Architects

Construction Progresses at One uCity Square, Bringing 389,000 Square Feet of Office, Lab, and Retail to University City in West Philadelphia

The 29th Place on Philly YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to One uCity Square, a mixed-use building currently under construction in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and developed by Wexford Science & Technology, the University City Science Center, and Ventas Inc., with Turner Construction as the contractor, the $280-million 13-story building will hold 389,000 square feet of office, laboratory, and retail space. The 250-foot-tall building, also known as Wexford One uCity Square, is part of the greater mixed-use uCity Square development, which will feature 10.5 million square feet within 15 existing and 10 newly-constructed buildings. New construction will account for three-quarters of the total square footage.

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4145 Chestnut Street. Rendering credit: Coscia Moos Architecture

Permits Issued for 136-Unit Building at 4145 Chestnut Street In University City, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a 136-unit mixed-use building at 4154 Chestnut Street, in University CityWest Philadelphia. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture, the 152,230-square-foot building will rise seven stories tall and will feature commercial space on the ground floor and a roof deck at the top. Construction costs are listed at $14.6 million.

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Cladding Reaches Parapet at Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions in University City, West Philadelphia

Cladding installation is wrapping up at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions at 3601 Filbert Street in University City, West Philadelphia, as glass panels have reached the top of the steel structure. Developed by Wexford Science & Technology LLC and designed by Ballinger, the building is one of the first structures under construction within the uCity Square complex. Alternately known as the Wexford Drexel Academic Tower, the high-rise stands 185 feet and 12 stories tall.

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147-149 North Gross Street. Looking northeast. Credit: Google Maps

Permits Issued for Six-Unit Apartment Building at 147-49 North Gross Street in Haddington, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a three-story, six-unit apartment building at 147-49 North Gross Street in Haddington, West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot located on the east side of the block between Arch and Race streets, which faces the Haddington Woods urban forest on the opposite side of the street. Permits call for a ground footprint spanning 3,222 square feet, interior floor space measuring 5,450 square feet (which allocates around 900 square feet per typical unit), and features that include full sprinkling, a basement, and roof decks. SNB Investment Group is the listed owner, with Anthony Maso as the design professional and ATG Construction LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $600,000.

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