The Schuylkill Yards development is on the verge of breaking into the University City skyline in West Philadelphia. Permits for a new 361-foot, 28-story, mixed-use office and residential tower at 3025 John F. Kennedy Boulevard were approved in early December 2019. The tower is one of many slated for the 14 acres of land just to the northwest of FMC Tower. A new park, Drexel Square, was completed last year just east of the Bulletin Building.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of a new structure at 2528 Hope Street in Kensington. The permit indicates that the new building would feature a cellar and a roof deck. BK Partners LLC is listed as the owner.
A pair of zoning permits have been issued for the construction of a new building at 1525 South Taney Street in the Grays Ferry neighborhood in western South Philadelphia. The earlier permit calls for the erection of a single-family household with a roof deck, an increasingly common feature in new construction in Philadelphia. A later permit outlined more technical details for the process, indicating intent for swift development progress. Standard Development LLC is the listed owner.
In 1889, a major project in Center City changed the way commuters had traveled all over the city. The project, Broad Street Station, included a large viaduct above the city streets with eight tracks and a shed leading to the street just to the west of City Hall. Since the project was demolished by 1953, the former site of the so-called “Chinese Wall” lead to many new developments that boosted the skyline, such as the Mellon Bank Center. Now, 2301 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, a new office and residential tower planned to rise to 303 feet, will sit on one of the last available parcels at the former Chinese Wall.
A zoning permit has been filed for the construction of an attached structure (one that abuts the lot walls of its neighbors) at 3907 Haverford Avenue in the Mantua neighborhood in West Philadelphia near University City. People’s Emergency Center, a local non-profit organization, is listed as the owner.