For many years now, a Starbucks has occupied a three story building at 337 South Broad Street in Washington Square West. Over the past few years, designs have been revealed to replace the three story building with a 28-story 361-foot tower developed by Dranoff Properties. With Broad Street gaining more attention with development, it will continue the ascent of skyscrapers in Center City and Broad Street as Symphony House did when completed in 2009.
A zoning permit has been filed for the demolition of a three-story, pre-war rowhouse and a one-story rear shed at 1537 North 33rd Street in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia, half a block up from the landmarked John Coltrane House. According to the permit, the replacement will consist of an attached building with a cellar and a roof deck, with the latter likely boasting verdure-filled views of Fairmount Park, which spans across the street to the west. Millennium Development LL is the listed owner.
Permits have been filed for 1328 South 31st Street in the Gray’s Ferry neighborhood in South Philadelphia. Located seven properties away from the corner of Reed Street and South 31st Street, the property is owned by Shawn D Thomas.
At 1001 South Broad Street, at the corner of Washington Avenue and South Broad Street in Hawthorne, South Philadelphia, a massive 4.4-acre lot has long remained empty, awaiting development as several proposals have been revealed on the site. The new project, designed by Cope Linder Architects, will soon rise to a height of 426 feet and feature 1,800,000 square feet of residential and retail space. Though the most recent design was unveiled in 2016, not a single shovelful of earth has yet been moved for construction.
Zoning permits have been filed for the construction of nine buildings on lots ranging from 4537 to 4553 Belgrade Street in Bridesburg. The permits cover the following addresses: 4537, 4539, 4541, 4543, 4545, 4547, 4549, 4551, 4553 Belgrade Street. Stanley J Brach Trust is the listed owner of all properties.