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2 Towers, 396 Units, Offices, and Retail Planned for 11th & Chestnut

If you’ve been on Market St. east of City Hall within the last couple of years, you have probably noticed two new residential towers atop retail podiums between 11th and 12th St. A new pedestrian-only street was added between the buildings and retailers such as Wawa, Iron Hill Brewery, City Fitness, District Taco, and more Read more about 2 Towers, 396 Units, Offices, and Retail Planned for 11th & Chestnut[…]

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Plans to Replace Garage with 207-Unit Hotel in Rittenhouse

We recently updated our story about a Center City Wendy’s that is set to be demolished to note that a 111-unit apartment structure would rise in its place. San Francisco-based company Sonder will be leasing the building to create a hotel-apartment hybrid. Sonder tries to combine the best aspects of a hotel with the Airbnb Read more about Plans to Replace Garage with 207-Unit Hotel in Rittenhouse[…]

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New 18-Story Office Tower to Replace a Parking Lot at 23rd and Market

Outside of the two Comcast buildings, we have not seen any new office towers rise in the central business district for a long time. The most recent significant office development on west Market St. was Aramark’s new office on the top five floors of 2400 Market St. The whale mural on the riverside building gave Read more about New 18-Story Office Tower to Replace a Parking Lot at 23rd and Market[…]

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14-Story Hotel Replacing Midtown II Restaurant in Center City

The Midtown II Restaurant closed up shop at 11th and Sansom in 2016 after 32 years in business. The owner blamed the publication of health code violations for a steep drop in business, which forced the diner to close. This closing was definitely a loss for old Philadelphia. The Midtown II’s 24-hour service and retro Read more about 14-Story Hotel Replacing Midtown II Restaurant in Center City[…]

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49 Unit Mixed-Use Building Replacing Decimated Old Building in the Gayborhood

The building at 1208 Chestnut St. once stood proudly at 8 stories tall and housed the offices and retail storefront of the Hamilton and Diesinger silver company. In 1942, a fire decimated the building and the top 5 floors were removed. The second floor has remained stucco’d over with only the third floor giving a Read more about 49 Unit Mixed-Use Building Replacing Decimated Old Building in the Gayborhood[…]

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Permits Issued and Activity Happening at Former SLS Hotel Site – 107 Units to Rise

A project that has been years in the making may finally be close to breaking ground. Carl Dranoff demolished two buildings at 301-19 S. Broad St. in early 2015. One of the buildings was the former Philadelphia International Records. Both buildings were beautiful. The lot has sat vacant ever since. In 2014, before demolition, Dranoff Read more about Permits Issued and Activity Happening at Former SLS Hotel Site – 107 Units to Rise[…]