Built in the mid-1950’s, the Bulletin Building at 3025 Market Street in University City has started to become a hub for new development. When the entire Schuylkill Yards complex is complete, the Bulletin Building will be surrounded by the new towers, bringing a huge amount of space to University City in old and new buildings alike. The Bulletin Building is undergoing renovations with the main stages already complete.
A construction permit has been filed at 700 Master Street in the Yorktown neighborhood in North Philadelphia. The project, located at the southwest corner of Master and North 7th streets, will replace a three-story townhouse, for which a demolition permit was filed in March. The new structure would also stand three stories. In addition, it would include a basement, bay extensions on the front and side elevations, and a private roof deck with an access structure. The total height would not exceed 38 feet. Jacoby Michael is the listed owner.
Full demolition permits have been filed at 1712 Christian Street in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The building that currently occupies the site is a three-story residential structure flanked by low-rise buildings. Liguori Arnold R is listed as the owner.
Completion approaches at the dual-branded W/Element Hotel, a 582-foot tower at 1441 Chestnut Street designed by Cope-Linder Architects. The 773,500 square foot property was first scheduled to be opened back in spring 2018, but the opening date was significantly pushed back. The structure had started rising in August 2016 after setbacks with the foundation, but the tower had made a steady rise, popping into the skyline by the second quarter of 2018. With the concrete structure topped in August 2018 and steel topped with the W logo at the end of October, the jagged-faced tower is now largely finished.
A permit has been filed at 2044 North Carlisle Street near Temple University in North Philadelphia. The permit calls for the demolition of the existing two-story rowhouse at the site and replacing it with a new structure. Northside Rental LLC is listed at the owner.