1101 Walnut Street

Permits Filed for a 259-Foot-Tall Tower at 1101 Walnut Street in Washington Square West, Center City

The booming area around the Loews Hotel and Jefferson Center, at the junction of the Washington Square West and Market East neighborhoods in Center City, is getting ready for the construction of yet another high-rise development. Demolition and construction permits have been filed at 1101 Walnut Street, a site that is currently occupied by a single-story Wendy’s fast food restaurant. It will be replaced by a 259-foot-tall, 23-story skyscraper with an L-shaped footprint, as the property extends to the north. The structure will house 111 residential units and 6,000 square feet of retail on the first and second floors. JKRP Architects have brought a vibrant mix of materials, with irregular stone patterns that will make the tower stand out on the cityscape. The permits list ARD 1105 Walnut LLC and now LD Investment Partners LLC as the current owner.

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Cathedral Place Phase 1. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Machinery Arrives at Cathedral Place Phase One at 222 North 17th Street in Logan Square, Center City

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has spotted construction signs and machinery at the site of Cathedral Place Phase One in Logan Square. Both indicate an imminent groundbreaking for the 245-foot-tall, 23-story tower proposed at 222 North 17th Street at the northern fringe of Center City. The building is developed by Exeter Property Group the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as part of the two-tower Cathedral Place development, which will rise next to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Phase One, located at the southeast corner of the block-spanning project, will replace a parking lot with a three story building. The structure will span 265,849 square feet and will offer a total of 273 residential units, over 3,000 square feet of retail space, and 18 underground parking spaces. The tower was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, which has designed many recent projects across the city.

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