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327-Unit Apartment Building Planned on West Catholic High School Parking Lot

Back in 2019, representatives from West Catholic Preparatory High School asked the Spruce Hill Community Association for their blessing to rezone the west side of the high school property from CMX-2 to CMX-3. West Catholic was hoping to lease the parking lot to a development company who would build an apartment building on the site Read more about 327-Unit Apartment Building Planned on West Catholic High School Parking Lot[…]

Wade Flats Phase 1 Rendering

Inclusionary 53-Unit, Mixed-Use Project Planned in West Philadelphia

Back in the 1990’s, the City of Philadelphia took the CMX-2 parcel at 5300 Whitby Avenue via eminent domain and provided the site to Wade Telecommunications to use for the location of a substation. Wade Telecommunications was later absorbed by Time Warner and then Comcast. Comcast saw the property as disposable and listed it for Read more about Inclusionary 53-Unit, Mixed-Use Project Planned in West Philadelphia[…]

Ultra Labs Rendering Philadelphia

$190 Million Life Sciences Building Planned in University City

Republic Properties Group is planning a $190 million, 11-story, 185,000 square foot life sciences and light manufacturing facility just north of Drexel’s Anthony Caneris Hall on 32nd St. The facility will be called Ultra Labs. The development team has negotiated a 90 year ground lease with SEPTA for the land rights. Republic Properties Group was Read more about $190 Million Life Sciences Building Planned in University City[…]

520 N. 37th St.

Permits Issued for 22-Unit Building in Mantua

New development is starting to appear block by block in Mantua. The West Philadelphia neighborhood is located just north of Lancaster Avenue near Drexel University, University City Science Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. We think that this centrally-located, transit-accessible area will see continued development in the future as University City’s two mega-projects; uCity Square Read more about Permits Issued for 22-Unit Building in Mantua[…]

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Permits Issued for Demolition of Imperial Theater in West Philly

The Imperial Theater opened in 1914 at 215 S. 60th St. in West Philadelphia with a capacity of approximately 1,500 people. By 1954, its life as a theater ended. The building then operated as a roller skating rink for some time. In June of 2007, Left Handed LLC purchased the property for $55,100. It has Read more about Permits Issued for Demolition of Imperial Theater in West Philly[…]

3001 JFK 3025 JFK Schuylkill Yards Rendering

Building Permit Pulled for 326-Unit Tower at Schuylkill Yards

If you follow Philadelphia real estate development, you’re likely already aware of Schuylkill Yards, the mega project surrounding 30th Street Station in University City. Brandywine Realty Trust along with Drexel University is spearheading the multi-billion dollar project that will transform a sea of surface parking lots and under-utilized properties into a new vibrant community filled Read more about Building Permit Pulled for 326-Unit Tower at Schuylkill Yards[…]

12-14 S. 43rd St. under construction

18-Unit Apartment Building Rising in University City

Major development in University City continues to move westward. We recently told you about a 102-unit mixed-use plan on the 4200 block of Chestnut. That project has not broken ground yet. However, the 278-unit development at the corner of 43rd and Chestnut that we wrote about is now starting to take shape. Right behind the Read more about 18-Unit Apartment Building Rising in University City[…]

The International House Redevelopment Rendering

Proposal for 400-Unit Conversion of International House in West Philly

More than a year ago, we let you know that the International House at 3701 Chestnut St. in University City was up for sale. The 14-story Brutalist building, constructed between 1968 and 1970, was most recently used as a dorm for international students, some UPenn offices, and the Lightbox Film Center. We hadn’t heard much about Read more about Proposal for 400-Unit Conversion of International House in West Philly[…]