3200 Arch Street (aka 3201 Cuthbert Street). Credit: Robert A.M. Stern Architects via the Civic Design Review

YIMBY Reviews Site and Landscape Plans for 3201 Cuthbert Street in University City, West Philadelphia

Last month, Philly YIMBY shared a packet of new renderings for Drexel University’s 12-story, half-million-square-foot mixed-use building proposed at 3201 Cuthbert Street (alternately 3200 Arch Street) in University City, West Philadelphia, followed up by an analysis of its architecture. Today we share details of the project’s site and landscape planning. The 252-foot-tall structure (measuring from Cuthbert Street) will house 423,450 square feet of office and life sciences laboratory space, 12,365 square feet of retail on the lower two floors, 141 parking spaces in an underground garage spanning 56,802 square feet, and 12,887 square feet of accessory areas. The project team consists of Drexel University as the owner, Gattuso Development Partners (GDP) as the developer, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects (aka RAMSA) and Kendall Heaton Associates as the architects; the team also includes the firms Thornton Tomasetti, Burohappold Engineering, James Corner Field Operations, Perroni, and West 8.

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502 Wood Street Rendering via JKRP Architects

Construction Still Pending at 502 Wood Street in Old City

Although permits have been issued more than half a year ago, a recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that construction has still not started at the six-story, 50-unit apartment building proposed at 502 Wood Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by JKRP Architects, the building will span 55,470 square feet and feature two elevators and parking for 13 cars. Permits list Tester Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $5.55 million.

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2019 Fitzwater Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2022

Construction Underway at 2019 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that construction is well underway at a four-story, three-unit residential building at 2019 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The development replaces a classic prewar rowhouse on the north side of the block between South 20th and South 21st streets. Designed by Designblendz, the building spans 4,074 square feet and will feature a basement and a roof deck. Permits list Borco Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $400,000.

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