Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Center at 214 South 9th Street. Rendering credit: Payette

Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Building to Rise in Washington Square West, Center City

Jefferson Health has long served as a major catalyst for development in the Washington Square West and Washington Square West neighborhood in Center City. The medical services provider is now planning to expand at 1020 Walnut Street with a new 170-foot-tall, 12-story structure designed by Payette. The 220,000-square-foot facility will be called the Jefferson University Caroline Kimmel Biomedical Research Building, named after Sidney and Caroline Kimmel in recognition of their $70 million donation.

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Permits Filed for 904 North Markoe Street in Mill Creek, West Philadelphia

Construction permits have been filed for a two-family structure at 904 North Markoe Street in the Haddington neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The structure will replace a vacant lot with a white fence, situated between a pair of two-story rowhouses. The property, which sits close to the corner of North Markoe Street and Westminster Avenue, is owned by IRA Development and MKOS Development.

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Permits Filed for 1914-20 South 7th Street in Wharton, South Philadelphia

Permits have been issued for the renovation and one floor addition at 1914-20 South 7th Street between Hoffman and Dudley streets in the Wharton neighborhood in South Philadelphia. Plans call to renovate the interior of the structure with a commercial space on the first floor and 10 residential units above. With the addition of 4th floor, the building will position itself to be the tallest in the block. When completed, the building will have 11,658 square feet of space. Construction costs for the project are estimated at $1 million.

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33 North 22nd Street. Credit: Solomon Cordwell Buenz / PMC Property Group via the Civic Design Review

New Renderings Reveal Design Updates at 33 North 22nd Street, Center City West

Last month, YIMBY presented a thorough overview of 33 North 22nd Street, a 328-foot-tall residential high-rise proposed in Center City West by PMC Property Group. The 29-story, 341-unit tower will replace the 32,616-square-foot Trader Joe’s parking lot south of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, whch sits just to the northwest of the curved Murano condominium. The design by Solomon Cordwell Buenz a unique avant-garde style to the area unlike any other in the city. A recent design update revealed in the recent Civic Design Review filing shows certain updates, such as a lower parapet and extended porcelain panels at the base.

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