3200 Arch Street (aka 3201 Cuthbert Street). Credit: Robert A.M. Stern Architects via the Civic Design Review

Renderings Unveiled for Drexel’s Life Sciences Building at 3201 Cuthbert Street in University City, West Philadelphia

A recent Civic Design Review submission has revealed a set of new renderings for a 12-story, approximately half-million-square-foot mixed-use building proposed at 3201 Cuthbert Street (alternately 3200 Arch Street) at the Drexel University campus in University City, West Philadelphia. The 252-foot-tall structure (measuring from Cuthbert Street) will house 423,450 square feet of office and life sciences laboratory space, 12,365 square feet of retail on the lower two floors, 141 parking spaces spanning 56,802 square feet, and 12,887 square feet of accessory areas. The project team consists of Drexel University as the owner, Gattuso Development Partners (GDP) as the developer, and Robert A.M. Stern Architects (aka RAMSA) and Kendall Heaton Associates as the architects; the team also includes the firms Thornton Tomasetti, Burohappold Engineering, James Corner Field Operations, Perroni, and West 8.

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3151 Market Street via Brandywine Realty

Demolition Underway at 3151 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia

Construction on 3151 Market Street, the second building in the 14-acre Schuylkill Yards project in University City, West Philadelphia, will soon be underway as demolition has commenced at the site. The building will stand alongside 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard and eventually 3001 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Designed by Gensler and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust (which is also developing all of Schuylkill Yards), the 495,000-square-foot project will rise to a height of 226 feet and 14 stories high. The building will be mostly comprised of office and laboratory space, with retail on the ground floor.

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1807 East Huntingdon Street. Credit: JKRP Architects.

Renderings Revealed for 1807 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington

Renderings have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 1807 East Huntingdon Street in East Kensington. Designed by JKRP Architects, the development will stand five stories tall, adding to and preserving an existing on-site structure. There will be industrial space located within the project on the first and second floors, totaling around 38,158 square feet of space, while an additional 77,438 square feet of space will make rom for 80 residential units. A roof deck will be included as an amenity space for the development, along with a mail/package room at the ground floor.

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Rendering of Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-33 Chestnut Street. Credit: Lake Flato Architects.

Additional Permits Issued for Amy Gutmann Hall in UPenn in University City, West Philadelphia

A commercial building permit has been issued for the University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-23 Chestnut Street in University CityWest Philadelphia, revealing details that further expand on the original permits issued in March and the information the university made available to the public. The new permit reveals an exact square footage of 115,954 square feet, effectively matching UPenn’s stated 116,000 square feet. The total construction cost is specified at $68.3 million, which makes up roughly half of UPenn’s figure of $137.5 million, which likely factors non-construction costs such as equipment, etc.

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2006 West Girard Avenue. Building elevation. Credit: CANNOdesign via the City of Philadelphia

Permits Issued for 10-Unit Building at 2006 West Girard Avenue in Francisville, Lower North Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the construction of a four-story, ten-unit apartment building at 2006 West Girard Avenue in FrancisvilleLower North Philadelphia. The development, sited on a partially occupied through-block lot stretching from Girard Avenue to the north to Cambridge Street to the south, with the three-story, three-unit prewar rowhouse on Girard to remain and the new building to rise from a vacant site on Cambridge. Designed by CANNOdesign, the new building will feature balconies in select units, two private roof decks, and parking for four bicycles. Permits list GRIT Construction as the contractor and a construction cost of $2.2 million.

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