Last week, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has unveiled two new high-rise proposals, one at (tentatively) 3401 Civic Center Boulevard in University City in West Philadelphia, and another across the river at 690 Schuylkill Avenue in Schuylkill, South Philadelphia.
A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a multi-family residential structure at 781 North Preston Street in Mantua, West Philadelphia. Located on the east side of the block between Aspen Street and Brown Street, the attached structure will span a 1,313-square-foot footprint and will include a roof deck. Blackrock Capital LLC is the listed owner.
A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of a multi-family residential structure at 753 North 44th Street in Haverford North, West Philadelphia. The building will be situated on the east side of the block between Aspen Street and Brown Street, near the boundary with the Mill Creek neighborhood to the west. The attached structure will rise from a 1,098-square-foot footprint. No floor count is specified, though the permit mentions a setback at the third floor, which, together with the surrounding housing stock, suggests a three-story height. BSC NC 1 LLC is the listed owner.
Construction has topped out at the six-story, 463-unit development in progress at 3700 Lancaster Avenue in University City, West Philadelphia. The project will offer ample retail space on the ground floor as well as 157 parking spaces for residents. The building is the northernmost component of the massive uCity Square development, and sits at a prominent location at the junction of Lancaster and Powelton avenues. A pedestrian promenade will run along the building rear.
The slender core of the 377-foot-tall, 19-story CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration has topped out at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. The building is a part of a $3.4-billion expansion for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Designed by Perkins + Will, the tower will connect to the existing hospital structure.