The Market East neighborhood is notable for its large number of hotels, and another one will soon join their ranks. At 122 South 11th Street, the Estia Group is proposing the Blue Ivy Hotel, which would stand exactly 200 feet and contain 86 rooms. The building, designed by DAS architects, will sit across the street from Jefferson University Hospital Emergency at 111 South 11th Street.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of an attached single family structure at 2035 North Orianna Street in the Norris Square neighborhood in North Philadelphia. The project would include a cellar and a roof deck. Documents note that the final height would not exceed 38 feet. DJI Development LLC is the listed owner.
Demolition permits have been filed for a two-story rowhouse at 2141 Catharine Street in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The building, which is located near the corner of Catherine Street and South 22nd Street, is owned by Aston Enterprises LLC.
When 417-foot-tall, 32-story office tower at 1101 Market Street went up in Market East in 1984, it left a dramatic impact on the skyline, becoming one of Center City’s tallest buildings east of City Hall. The high-rise, developed by The Girard Estate and designed by BLT Architects, was once called One Reading Center, yet it is better known by its more recent name: Aramark Tower. In 2018, Aramark moved out of the building and relocated to the it new headquarters at 2400 Market Street. However, 1101 Market Street’s large office floors and sweeping all-direction views made it easy to attract a new anchor tenant, and Jefferson Health has now moved in, leasing 14 floors, renaming the building Jefferson Center, and installing its logo on the building pinnacle.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a three-story, five-unit residential building at 514 West Susquehanna Avenue in Norris Square, North Philadelphia. The new building will replace a vacant lot and will feature a cellar and a roof deck. Liga Homes LLC is the listed owner.