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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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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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New apartment and retail recreates the 1600 block of Sansom Street

A new eight storey apartment building is being built on the 1600 block of Sansom Street, between the Hotel Palomar and the Oakwood Apartments.  The Sansom, being developed by Pearl Properties and designed by DAS Architects, will contain 104 newly constructed apartments and … Continue reading

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