Children's Hospital of Philadelphia New Inpatient Tower. Credit: Ballinger / ZGF / AEI via the Civic Design Review

Site Prep Progresses at CHOP New Patient Tower in University City, West Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has not4eed sustained construction prep work at the future site of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s 434-foot-tall, 26-story New Patient Tower (aka Inpatient Tower) at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard (alternately 515 Osler Circle) in the Medical District in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Ballinger, with ZGF Architects as the consultant and interiors/clinical architects, the 1.4 million-square-foot facility will provide around 480 patient beds and a variety of medical services. The $1.9 billion project makes up a significant portion of CHOP’s $3.4 billion ongoing development plan.

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1000-02 Spring Garden Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

Foundations Underway at 1000 Spring Garden Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has discovered that foundation work has largely been completed at an eight-story, 21-unit mixed-use development at 1000 Spring Garden Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture and developed by KT Investments, the building will span 19,504 square feet and feature commercial space (likely at the ground floor), elevator service, bicycle storage, a roof deck, and full sprinkling. Permits list LIU Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.25 million.

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12-14 South 43rd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. January 2023

YIMBY Looks at Recently Completed Ludlow 43 in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

Philadelphia YIMBY has recently visited Ludlow 43, a recently completed residential building at 12-14 South 43rd Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. The building rises six stories and 76 feet tall, making it one of the larger buildings in the area. The development features 18 residential units, which include eight one-bedrooms, five two-bedroom, three three-bedroom, and two four-bedroom apartments. Also featured in the development will be five parking spaces, a fitness center, and a roof deck.

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Garden Court Plaza at 4701-29 Pine Street. Credit: BLT Architects

Construction Underway at Garden Court Plaza at 4701-29 Pine Street in Walnut Hill, West Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction is progressing at Garden Court, a seven-story, 220-unit extension of an existing building at 4746-48 Spruce Street in Garden Court (alternately Walnut Hill), West Philadelphia. Designed by PZS Architects, the project will allocate 149,590 square feet for apartments, 5,700 square feet of residential amenities, around 29,000 square feet of indoor commercial space (plus a 1,500-square-foot commercial tenant terrace) and parking for around 28 cars and 76 bicycles.

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