Permits Have Been Filed For 2518 Waverly Street in Fitler Square, Center City

Permits have been filed for 2518 Waverly Street in the Fitler Square neighborhood in Center City, which may also be categorized as Rittenhouse Square West. A demolition permit has been issued for the existing two-story rowhouse with a prominent, covered roof deck. The new structure will utilize the existing foundation and will rise three stories; like its predecessor, the new building will also feature a rood deck.

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CHOP Roberts Center (left) and 730 Schuylkill Avenue (right). Image by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHOP’s Roberts Center for Pediatric Research Phase 3 to Rise 350 Feet in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is in the process of a $3.4 billion expansion in West and South Philadelphia. The latest proposed structure is the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research Phase 3, a 350-foot-tall tower planned at 730 Schuylkill Avenue in the western section of South Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital neighborhood, which is also known as Schuylkill Grays Ferry and Devil’s Pocket. The new structure will stand as a fraternal twin to the first phase of Roberts Center, a 375-foot-tall building completed in 2017. Project information remains sparse, but the design will likely be led by the office of Pelli Clarke Pelli, which designed the first phase.

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Permits Filed For 717 North 39th Street In Mantua, West Philadelphia

A permit has been issued at 717 North 39th Street in the Mantua neighborhood in West Philadelphia. The permit calls for the construction of a three-story, wood-framed residential structure with three residential units spanning a total of 2,944 square feet. Documents list WPRE VI LP as the owner, WP Construction LLC as the contractor, and Jeremy Avellino as the design professional. The construction cost is estimated at $457,500.

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Cathedral Square. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Cathedral Place Phase 2 At 1700 Vine Street Planned To Rise 685 Feet And Bulk Up The Logan Square Skyline

The Philadelphia skyline continues to expand its boundaries, and a new proposal on the northern fringe of the skyline will be a major game changer. Today, YIMBY explores the most recent information on Exeter Property Group’s Cathedral Place Phase 2 at 1700 Vine Street, a high-rise that would stand directly north of the iconic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Logan Square. Massing renderings released by architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz show a bulky, 685-foot-tall tower containing a prodigious amount of office space, as well as ground floor retail and dining. The massing diagram was released earlier this year alongside the unveiling of Cathedral Place Phase 1, which is currently further along in its design.

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