Site preparation is now underway at 3.0 University Place, a mixed-use development 4101-23 Market Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Upon completion, the building will rise eight stories tall. Retail and commercial space will be situated on the ground floor, with office and lab space located on the upper floors. The building will also include a green roof. In total, 274,294 square feet of space will be located within the structure.
A permit has been issued for the construction of a three-story, four-unit residential building at 2118-20-Fitzwater-Street in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia. Located on the south side of the block between South 21st Street and South 22nd Street, the structure will rise from a 1,091-square-foot footprint and will contain 3,550 square feet of interior space, lending an average of 888 square feet per unit. Permits list Genece E. Brinkley as the owner, Scott Woodruff as the architect, and Chris Steinbiss as the contractor. Construction is expected to cost $400,000.
Glass and stone cladding is being installed at the CHOP Hub for Clinical Collaboration at 3501 Civic Center Boulevard in University City, West Philadelphia. The tower is about to reach its full height of 377 feet and 19 stories. Designed by Perkins+Will, the structure will feature over 550,000 square feet of floor space. The project is being developed by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which is developing a $4 billion master plan that the Hub for Clinical Collaboration is a part of.
Excavation is in progress at 1823 Callowhill Street in Franklintown, North Philadelphia. Designed by Wulff Architects, the building will rise six stories tall and will feature 57 residential units, according to a CDR filing from last April. A 5,000 square foot fresh food market will be located on the ground floor, as well as two commercial spaces, with one holding 1,500 square feet of space, and the other with 680 square feet of space. No parking space is planned for the property, which makes sense given its location that is within walking distance of many Center City destinations.
In the 1960s, Philadelphia observed a rise in development with ample space available for new buildings in Center City. The William Penn statue at the pinnacle of City Hall still topped the Philadelphia skyline with a height of 548 feet, though it was surrounded by high-rises that stood nearly as tall. Today YIMBY presents massing renderings of the skyline as it appeared in 1965, when a new batch of modern and blocky towers were rising, with still more proposed.