Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nation’s tallest student apartment building, Evo at Cira Centre South, will be part of University City’s dramatic new gateway and skyline

Two years ago, I wrote an article on this blog about a large new mixed-use development on 30th Street, between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, in University City.  The development is the second phase of Cira Centre, the series of new … Continue reading

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New 31-unit apartment building at 43rd and Sansom Streets will add to Walnut Hill neighborhood renewal

A modern new apartment building is being planned at 43rd and Sansom Streets, just off of Walnut Street in the Walnut Hill neighborhood.  The new building is being designed by Blitz Architecture, but the developer is as yet undisclosed.  It just received … Continue reading

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Carpenter Square is a wonderful redevelopment of a blighted area

A major new development, designed by Johnston Stromberg Architecture, is being built at the intersection of 17th and Carpenter Streets by developer MR Scott  Development LLC.  Called Carpenter Square, it is redeveloping the last large empty lot (that isn’t on Broad Street … Continue reading

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Southstar Lofts to animate and add presence to the underdeveloped intersection of Broad and South

The northeast corner of the rather underdeveloped, and under-appreciated, intersection of Broad and South Streets is being redeveloped with a modern and upscale apartment building, called Southstar Lofts.  The developer is Dranoff Properties, who developed the nearby Symphony House Condominiums … Continue reading

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