West Philadelphia

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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Permits Issued for Nine-Unit Building at 106 South 42nd Street in Walnut Hill, West Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for a multi-family addition to an existing building situated at 106 South 42nd Street in Walnut HillWest Philadelphia. The development will involve renovations to the building’s interior as well as an addition to be constructed at the rear of the structure. Nine residential units will be situated in the building. The existing building houses 3,406 square feet of space, and an expected 2,706 square feet of space will be added with the addition to make for a total of 6,112 square feet.  Construction costs are estimated at $526,050.

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Credit: KCA Design Associates.

Renderings Revealed for 104-Unit Development at 1631 South 52nd Street in Kingsessing, Southwest Philadelphia

Renderings have been revealed for a two-building, 104-unit multi-family development proposed at 1631 South 52nd Street in KingsessingSouthwest Philadelphia. Building A will hold 40 residential units, with 28,660 square feet of space will be reserved for residential space and an additional 14,330 square feet for amenity, circulation, and building support space. Building B, will include 64 residential units, with 70,288 square feet of residential space and 30,000 square feet of amenity, circulation, and building support space. Designed by KCA Design Associates, the development will also include 46 parking spaces, with two set to be ADA accessible, two reserved for car share spaces, three for electric vehicles and one to be used as a loading space. Each building will also include 13 bike spaces for a total of 26. The structures will each stand five stories tall.

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