Construction has yet to break ground on Mural West, a 363-foot-tall mixed-use building at 523 North Broad Street on the border of the Poplar and Callowhill neighborhoods of North Philadelphia. Designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and developed by Eric Blumenfeld, the 32-story building will add some verticality to the area around North Broad Street north of the Vine Street Expressway, which has seen minimal skyline development since the dome-topped Inquirer Building was completed in 1924. The project will include a mix of retail space, offices, and residential area.
Permits have been issued for 897 North 40th Street in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The proposal calls for a three-story, six-unit, sprinkled residential structure to rise at the site of an existing grass lot. The planned roof deck will offer sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline. The permit also makes provisions for a covered walkway or sidewalk closure for the duration of the construction.
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.
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 2, a 350-foot-tall tower planned at 730 Schuylkill Avenue in South Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Grays Ferry neighborhood, which is also known as 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.
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.