200 Race Street. Credit: Ambit Architecture

Six-Story Development Anticipated at 200 Race Street in Old City, Center City

A mixed-use development is anticipated at 200 Race Street, located at the southwest corner of Race Street and North Second Street in the Old City neighborhood of Center City, a block south of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Originally proposed to stand 230 feet and 19 stories tall, has since been downsized to 65 feet and six stories after pushback from the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Designed by Ambit Architecture and developed by Revolution Development Group, the revised iteration will contain 6,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and 49 residential units above.

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Permits Filed for 2505 North Mascher Street in Kensington

Permits have been filed for the construction of a single-family structure at 2505 North Mascher Street in West Kensington. The building will replace an overgrown lot with a metal fence surrounding the property. The attached structure will include a roof deck. The site, which sits close to the corner of North Mascher Street and West Cumberland Street, is owned by NHA Development LLC.

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3701 Chestnut Street. Rendering credit: CDC Co-Living

Renovations Planned for International House at 3701 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia

Renovations are planned for International House, a 14-story, 221,000-square-foot building at 3701 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia. The Brutalist building’s number of residential units will rise from the current 346 to 400, and a grocery store will take up the ground floor. A new 14-story wing will be built on the side of the property fronting Chestnut Street, replacing a plaza. The developer, CSC Co-Living, has secured a $33 million loan for the project.

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Philadelphia Family Court Building to Get Hotel Conversion at 1801 Vine Street in Logan Square

The Family Court Building at 1801 Vine Street in Center City’s Logan Square area was designed by John T. Widrim and W.R. Morton Keast and built between 1938 and 1941. In 2014, the Philadelphia Family Court moved out and the Peebles Corporation purchased  the building with plans to convert it into a 220-room Journal Hotel. The hotel will span 250,000 square feet and feature a roof terrace, lounge area and spa. In addition to the hotel, Peebles is also considering options for some office space within the development.

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