Foundation work appears complete for the four-story, six-unit building at 245 North 12th Street in Chinatown, Center City. Designed by Coscia Moos Architecture and developed by R+M Development Partners, with the Tester Construction Group as the contractor, the development will rise from a 1,776-square-foot footprint and contain 7,661 square feet of interior floor space. The roof deck promises to offer dramatic views of the skyline, given the structure’s future prominence. Other features will include full sprinkling, six off-site parking spaces, and parking for seven bicycles. Construction costs are listed at $1 million.
The 8th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to the 22-story Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s medical tower, planned at the tentative address of 3401 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by ZGF Architects and Ballinger, the building has also been previously referred to as the CHOP University City Tower and was at one point described as rising 380 feet tall. Development cost is estimated at $1.9 billion.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, 42-unit mixed-use building at 6435-45 Media Street in Carroll Park, West Philadelphia. The structure will be located at the northeast corner of Media and North 65th streets and will span a 16,775-square-foot footprint. The 43,729-square-foot interior will include two commercial spaces at the ground level, as well as 1,596 square feet of A-3 assembly (“worship, recreation, amusement, other”) space. Features include full sprinkling and a roof deck, which promises to offer sweeping city views due to the structure’s prominence. The project includes ground-level parking for 17 cars as well as 14 bicycles. Designblendz will likely serve as the project architect, given that the firm’s Scott Woodruff is listed as the design professional. Permits also specify Rodney Allen of Allen Management LLC as the contractor and a construction cost of $7 million.
Developer and parking lot operator Parkway Corporation is currently looking for opportunities to redevelop a 14,495-square-foot parking lot at 19-27 South 8th Street in Market East, Center City. There appear to be no active proposal currently planned for the site, as no permits have been filed and the property is listed in the developer’s “opportunities” section. As with many of Parkway’s other parking lots, it appears that the operator/developer is looking for an anchor tenant and/or a development partner. Under the current zoning, the site may accommodate a high-rise proposal standing 30 stories or taller
The 9th place on Philadelphia YIMBY’s December 2021 Development Countdown goes to 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 is a part of a $3.4-billion expansion for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and will connect to the existing hospital complex.