While the Market East district of Center City is seeing a surge in high-rise proposals, development is also taking place on smaller properties around the neighborhood. At 1208 Chestnut Street, a nine-story building will replace the Rainbow Apparel building that has sat empty for years. Michael Alhadad is the developer behind the 49 unit-structure, which will reach a height of 122 feet. The building will be very thin but the thinnest faces of the building will stretch out from Chestnut Street to Sansom Street.
Stamm Development Group and Tester Construction are planning to construct a four-story, 34-unit development called The Nook at 5535 Pulaski Avenue in Germantown, Northwest Philadelphia. The lot sits between Schoolhouse Lane and Chelten Avenue. The structure will feature large windows with gray cladding and tall yellow columns adding color accents to the structure.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 5152 Hoopes Street in the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant grass lot between two rowhouses to the east and west. The mid-block property is located closer to the corner of Hoopes and North Paxton streets. IRA Development LLC and Yucel Ismail are the owners and Maher Abdelaal is the design professional.
The year 1825 marked the establishment of the Medical Department of Jefferson College in Philadelphia, an affiliate of Jefferson University. Today, Jefferson Health is a major developer and tenant in the Market East district of Center City, and the institution’s many buildings dominate the neighborhood where the university’s namesake penned the Declaration of Independence. The health services provider plans to bring another structure to the area, across from the iconic PSFS Building. The Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street, designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec, will stand around 400 feet tall and contain around 462,000 square feet of floor space, over 300 exam rooms, and numerous medical services.