Village Square on Haverford at 3611 Haverford Avenue. Credit: WRT

An In-Depth Look at Village Square on Haverford in Mantua, West Philadelphia

Today Philly YIMBY takes an in-depth look at the Village Square on Haverford, a multi-family development at 3611 Haverford Avenue in Mantua, West Philadelphia. Today we look at the renderings for the 166-unit multi-family development that will span several adjacent sites on two blocks bordered by Haverford Avenue to the south, Wallace Street to the north, North 36th Street to the east, and North 39th Street to the west. Designed by WRT and developed by Lomax Real Estate Partners and the Mount Vernon Community Development Corporation, the project will consist of several buildings ranging from three to six stories and will offer retail, a mix of rental and condominium units, green promenades, and public art.

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Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Center at 214 South 9th Street. Rendering credit: Payette

Construction Not Yet Started at Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Center in Washington Square West, Center City

One of the most exciting new developments on the drawing boards in Center City is the 11-story Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Center proposed at 214 South 9th Street in Washington Square West. The structure will replace a multi-story garage on the northwest corner of South 9th and Locust streets. Designed by Payette, the structure will feature common areas on the lower levels and research labs on the floors above. No demolition nor construction permits have yet been filed, so it is of little surprise that our site visit has discovered that the garage at the site continues to stay intact, which we documented in the photos below.

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4219-23 Chestnut Street. Rendering credit: Wulff Architects, Inc. via the City of Philadelphia

Construction Anticipated at 4219-23 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has discovered that construction has not yet begun at a seven-story, 88-unit residential building proposed at 4219-23 Chestnut Street in Spruce Hill, West Philadelphia. Designed by Wulff Architects, Inc., the building will span 55,280 square feet, and rise 80 feet high to the main roof, and 93 feet to the top of the bulkheads. Features will include a roof deck and parking for 16 cars and 30 bicycles. The structure will replace a two-story commercial building that was previously occupied by a dialysis center, which, as our staff photographer has found, remains standing on the site with no signs of demolition, even though zoning permits for demolition and construction had been issued in September and December 2020, respectively.

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3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Rendering credit: Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

Podium Underway at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia

The West Philadelphia skyline continues to transform as construction at the high-rise at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard (also known as Schuylkill Yards West) in University Cityis making significant progress. The tower is a part of a 14-acre mega-project dubbed Schuylkill Yards, which features a number of proposed buildings, including a potential supertall. The building is on its way to rising to its full height of 361 feet, with a structure soon comprised of 28 floors. Designed by the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and developed by Brandywine Realty Trust, the tower will feature 326-units along with office and lab space and a park between the building and Schuylkill Yards East, another high-rise building proposed next door.

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