Southern University City is growing increasingly crowded with high-rise hospital buildings, with the latest being the 343-foot-tall, 17-story Pavilion at 300 South 33rd Street. Designed by Foster + Partners as part of the Penn Medicine campus, the 1.5-million-square-foot structure makes a massive contribution to densifying the west side of the city and ranks at number 19 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown. The broad building stands out on the skyline with its eye-catching, curvy design. The development cost approximately $1.5 billion. Our recent site visit revealed that the exterior is complete, with interior work nearly finished, as well.
Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story multi-family structure situated at 502 Wood Street in Old City, a historic neighborhood located in Center City. Designed by JKRP Architects, the building will hold 50 residential units with 13 total parking spots, two of which will be reserved as car share spaces. The building will total 55,470 square feet of space.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a five-story mixed-use building at 1144 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Kore Design Architecture, the 13,330-square-foot structure will hold 12 residential units, all apartments. A 2,495-square-foot commercial space will be located in the ground floor of the structure. The building will sit atop a 3,200 square foot footprint. Construction costs are estimated at $1.5 million.
A number of towers went up in University City, including the recently completed Chestnut at 3720 Chestnut Street. At 344 feet and 29 stories in height, the building ranks at number 20 on Philly YIMBY’s December Development Countdown. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism and developed by EPG Urban Multifamily, the building brings 420 units to the rapidly growing area, offering studios and apartments for students of the many nearby universities and colleges as well as for the general public. Cladding reached the top at the end of 2019, and Philly YIMBY’s August update showed it was stated that construction fences still lingered near the top of the building and cladding was almost finished. Since then construction has wrapped completely.
Permits have been filed for the construction of a five-story mixed-use structure at 3515 Midvale Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia. The building will rise from a 13,050-square-foot footprint and hold 40,500 square feet of space, with 36 apartments and three commercial spaces on the ground floor, measuring 2,800, 1,200, and 565 square feet. The building will also offer a roof deck and 12 bicycle spaces. Tester Construction is the contractor for the project. Construction costs are estimated at $5,592,558.