Core Passes Halfway Point at CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia

The 11th-tallest building on Philly YIMBY’s Annual December Countdown is the 377-foot-tall, 19-story CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Perkins+Will, the building will add 550,000 square feet to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia campus, significantly expanding its medical space. Our recent site visit revealed that the concrete core currently stands 13 stories high, around two-thirds of its final height, with the steel frame in progress on the lower floors.

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Permits Filed for a 10-Unit Structure at 2243 North Broad Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the construction of a four-story, mixed-use structure at 2243 North Broad Street, in the Temple University area in North Philadelphia. The 10,276-square-ot building will hold 10 residential units and a 408-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor. 2243 N Broad LLC is the listed owner. Construction costs are estimated at $900,000.

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1738 North Gratz Street via Google Maps

Demolition Permits Filed for 1738 North Gratz Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a vacant three-story prewar rowhouse at 1738 North Gratz Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia. The former single-family dwelling sits on the west side of the street on a block that is located between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and West Montgomery Avenue. The building’s footprint spans 1,107 square feet. Philadelphia Housing Authority is the listed owner. All State Services LLC is the listed contractor.

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Excavation Nears Completion for Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion at 1101 Chestnut Street in Market East, Center City

At number 12 on Philly YIMBY’s Annual Development Countdown is the Thomas Jefferson Specialty Care Pavilion, a 372-foot-tall, 24-story tower underway at 1101 Chestnut Street in the rapidly growing Market East neighborhood in Center City. Designed by Ennead Architects and Stantec and developed by National Realty Corp., the sleek glass tower will bring a modern presence to the area and feature over 426,000 square feet of medical office space, which will be occupied by Jefferson Health. The building is part of the two-tower East Market Phase 3 project, which will also feature a 329-foot-tall, 25-story residential tower at 1153 Chestnut Street to the west. Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit revealed that excavation is almost complete for the 712,000-square-foot-plus complex.

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752-54 South 16th Street. Looking west. Credit: Google

Permits Filed For a 12-Unit Structure at 752-54 South 16th Street In Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 12-unit multi-family structure at 752-54 South 16th Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. The building will span a 4,300-square-foot footprint and hold 18,348 square feet of space as well as four bicycle spaces and a roof deck. The development utilizes a mixed-income bonus. Hunter Investments LLC is the listed owner. Construction costs for the project are estimated at $1,701,000.

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