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

YIMBY Shares Landscape Renderings for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s New Patient Tower in University City, West Philadelphia

Earlier this month, Philly YIMBY shared an extensive set of renderings for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s New Patient Tower (aka Inpatient Tower) proposal at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard (alternately 515 Osler Circle) in the Medical District in University City, West Philadelphia. Today we present plans and renderings for the site and the landscaping for the project, as seen in a Civic Design Review submission. Designed by Ballinger, with ZGF Architects as the consultant and interiors/clinical architects, the 1.4 million-square-foot facility will cost $1.9 billion to construct, which poises it a major component of CHOP’s $3.4 billion development plan. The new building’s roughly 480 beds will provide a significant capacity boost for its medical campus. At 434 feet and 26 stories in height, the sleek, curvy tower will rise well above the roughly 300-foot high-rise plateau of the Medical District, making a significant impact on the local skyline.

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2043 Fitzwater Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2022

Construction Complete at 2043 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction is now complete at a 2043 Fitzwater Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The building spans a footprint of 1,328 square feet and features a cellar and a roof deck, which offers panoramic views of the Center City and University City skylines. Construction costs are listed at $400,000. Permits specify James C. Woodlyn III and Victoria Woodlyn as the owners, Jared Blake as the design professional, and Made Construction LLC as the contractor.

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207-11 Vine Street. Credit: CANNOdesign

Foundations Underway at 207-11 Vine Street in Old City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has revealed that foundation work is underway at 207-11 Vine Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by CANNOdesign, the project will consist of a six-story building at 211 Vine Street, which will span 61,694 square feet, two new townhouses at 207A and 207B and 209 Vine Street, and a multi-family renovation of a historic prewar house at 209 Vine Street. The development will also include parking for 18 vehicles.

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701 South Broad Street via OCF Realty

Facade Rises at Ovation aka Broad Street Flats at 701 South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered notable construction visit at Broad Street Flats, a seven-story mixed-use development rising at 701 South Broad Street in HawthorneSouth Philadelphia, since our last visit in April. Furthermore, a recent zoning submission indicates that the project’s name has been updated to Ovation, though the Broad Street Flats moniker also appears retained, at least for the time being. Designed by PZS Architects, the building will span 50,462 square feet (or 49,950 according to zoning blueprints) and feature commercial space and 50 residential units. Permits list Ferraro Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $8 million.

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