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

Site Prep Starts at CHOP New Patient Tower in University City, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed an apparent start of construction, or at least some form of construction prep, at the future site of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s 434-foot-tall, 26-story New Patient Tower (aka Inpatient Tower) at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard (alternately 515 Osler Circle) in the Medical District in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Ballinger, with ZGF Architects as the consultant and interiors/clinical architects, the 1.4 million-square-foot facility will provide around 480 patient beds and a variety of medical services. The project’s $1.9 billion cost comprises a major portion of CHOP’s $3.4 billion ongoing development plan.

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1620 Sansom Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Concrete Frame Rises at 1620 Sansom in Rittenhouse Square, Center City

A recent site visit by Philadelphia YIMBY has discovered sustained construction progress at 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by the Southern Land Company, with the Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the contractor, the 340-foot-tall, 28-story tower will offer 306 residential units, while the ground-floor commercial space will further enliven the already vibrant local streetscape.

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909-17 North 26th Street. Credit: Kore Design Architecture.

Permits Issued for 909-17 North 26th Street in Brewerytown, North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a five-story, 40-unit multi-family structure at 909-17 North 26th Street in BrewerytownNorth Philadelphia. The structure will feature 18 underground parking spaces, two of these being van accessible. There will also be 17 bike spaces and a a roof deck. Kore Design Architecture paired with Omega Home Builders for the project, which will span 53,093 square feet of space and cost an estimated $5 million to build.

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Penn Presbyterian Garage at Filbert Street and North 38th Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. August 2022

Garage Still Stands at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in University City, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that a 406-car multi-level garage, with is slated for demolition, continues to stand at the northwest corner of Filbert and North 38th streets at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center campus at 3800 Powelton Avenue in University City, West Philadelphia. The demolition is planned as part of an extensive overhaul of the medical campus, which includes the construction of a nine-story, 481,702-square-foot parking garage in the western section of the campus superblock.

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