The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is in the process of a $3.4 billion expansion in West and South Philadelphia. The latest proposed structure is the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research Phase 2, a 350-foot-tall tower planned at 730 Schuylkill Avenue in South Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Grays Ferry neighborhood, which is also known as Devil’s Pocket. The new structure will stand as a fraternal twin to the first phase of Roberts Center, a 375-foot-tall building completed in 2017. Project information remains sparse, but the design will likely be led by the office of Pelli Clarke Pelli, which designed the first phase.
A permit has been issued at 717 North 39th Street in the Mantua neighborhood in West Philadelphia. The permit calls for the construction of a three-story, wood-framed residential structure with three residential units spanning a total of 2,944 square feet. Documents list WPRE VI LP as the owner, WP Construction LLC as the contractor, and Jeremy Avellino as the design professional. The construction cost is estimated at $457,500.
Permits have been filed for 2543 Manton Street in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The vacant lot, located one property away from the corner of Manton and North 26th streets, the lot will see the erection of a two-household residential building with a roof deck. 2500 Manton LLC is the listed propeerty owner.
The Philadelphia skyline continues to expand its boundaries, and a new proposal on the northern fringe of the skyline will be a major game changer. Today, YIMBY explores the most recent information on Exeter Property Group’s Cathedral Place Phase 2 at 1700 Vine Street, a high-rise that would stand directly north of the iconic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Logan Square. Massing renderings released by architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz show a bulky, 685-foot-tall tower containing a prodigious amount of office space, as well as ground floor retail and dining. The massing diagram was released earlier this year alongside the unveiling of Cathedral Place Phase 1, which is currently further along in its design.
Permits have been issued for partial demolition, renovation and expansion at 314 South 46th Street, located in the Garden Court neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The site is currently home to the Good Shepherd Community Church, a Romanesque-inspired structure with a rusticated stone exterior, large arched windows, a gabled roof, and a cozy courtyard. The permit calls for the complete renovation of the two-story church, although the entrance area will be demolished. A four-story addition with a cellar will be erected alongside the church, which will also receive a third floor expansion. The project will produce 25 new apartments.