A month ago, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unveiled two new towers that are part of a $3.4 billion plan that will add considerable bulk to the University City skyline in West Philadelphia. On the University City side, the University-City-Tower at the presumed address 3401 Civic Center Boulevard will rise across the street from the CHOP Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care at 3500 Civic Center Boulevard. On the Southwest Center City side, 690 Schuylkill Avenue will stand to the northeast of the CHOP Robert’s Center for Advanced Research as the tower, right next to the iconic South Street Bridge.
Significant construction progress has been made on Matson Mill, a large multi-family development at 101 Washington Street in Conshohocken. Designed by Hord Coplan Macht, the building rises five stories tall and will include 280 residential units that will be arranged as studio, one-, or two-bedroom apartments. The project is located next to the Schuylkill River Trail and will also include 310 parking spaces to support residents’ transportation needs. IMC Construction is the project contractor.
Construction is progressing on a new Regional Rail station in Conshohocken, northwest of Philadelphia. According to SEPTA data, in 2017 the station saw an average of 771 daily boardings with 747 alightings, making it one of SEPTA’s busier regional rail stations. The new station will feature high-level platforms, a new canopy over the platform, and a new station building. Both the Schuylkill River Trail and the Manayunk Norristown Line track will be realigned for the project. New parking facilities will be included in the project. Construction costs are estimated at $13.25 million.
The large GIANT supermarket located on the first two levels of the Riverwalk north tower at 60 North 23rd Street has officially opened, bringing a new shopping hub to Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by PMC Property Group, the tower stands prominent at the Schuylkill River Trail, and the way the façade takes in daylight in a dramatic fashion, with metal cladding manipulating creating different shades. The two-tower project will have 711 units, and the shorter north tower will have 331 units above the podium floors. The tower, which replaces a large parking lot, stands 315 feet tall and 28 stories above ground.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a large mixed-use development at 901 Leland Street in Francisville, North Philadelphia. The building will rise six stories and will include 50 residential units and commercial space. The permit lists Ferraro Construction as the contractor for the development and Jerry Roller as the design professional. In total, the building is expected to hold 46,792 square feet of space. Construction costs are estimated at $5 million.