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 tower located 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, Center City

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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Demolition, Construction Permits Filed for 1854 North 17th Street in Cecil B. Moore, North Philadelphia

Permits have been filed for the demolition of a three-story rowhouse and the construction of another three-story, three-unit residential structure at 1854 North 17th Street in the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Alfa Engineering Inc. is the listed design professional and Patel Pankaj is the listed owner of the property, which is located a few blocks west of Temple University.

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