5521-23 Market Street

58-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in West Philly

If you’ve take the El through West Philadelphia, you’ve probably noticed the hulking beige building on the north side of the 5500 block of Market Street. The 29,760 square foot structure bears the name of the Advance Storage Co., but historical maps indicate the building was originally a power house. The 5,012 square foot CMX-3 Read more about 58-Unit Adaptive Reuse Project Planned in West Philly[…]

245-255 South 44th Street

Permits Issued for Demolition of 6 West Philadelphia Homes

Zoning permits were issued yesterday for the demolition of 6 homes in the Spruce Hill neighborhood of West Philadelphia. All 6 properties at 245 through 255 South 44th Street are zoned for single family use (RSA-5) but received zoning approval in 2018 for 4 units per building. All of the structures look to be in Read more about Permits Issued for Demolition of 6 West Philadelphia Homes[…]

3748-52 Lancaster Avenue

40-Unit Building Planned on Triangular West Philly Parcel

If you’ve been by 37th Street and Lancaster Avenue over the last couple of years, you have definitely noticed that it’s a massive construction zone. uCity Square, a 6.5 million square foot mega development on the site of the old University City High School, is already well underway with multiple buildings currently under construction. Hundreds Read more about 40-Unit Building Planned on Triangular West Philly Parcel[…]

4145 Chestnut St. Rendering

136-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Planned at 42nd and Chestnut in West Philly

Chestnut Street between 41st Street and 46th Street is one of the biggest hotbeds for real estate development in the city of Philadelphia. This stretch is transforming from a strip filled with a bunch of low rise buildings and surface parking lots (as well as one incredible church – RIP) into a mixed-use corridor lined Read more about 136-Unit, Mixed-Use Building Planned at 42nd and Chestnut in West Philly[…]

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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[…]