Tag Archives: Walnut Street

New apartment development, with a major grocery store, could be transformative for Chestnut East

A new apartment and retail development, on the 1100 block of Chestnut Street, could lead to a long-awaited transformation of this stretch of Chestnut Street, adjacent to Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital.  Chestnut Street East has been somewhat depressed for … Continue reading

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New apartment tower and hotel to be built soon on the 1200 block of Walnut Street

In recent months, I’ve written about highrise apartment towers in Center City, west of Broad Street, and in University City, that are under construction or will be very soon.  I am pleased to announce a new highrise apartment tower is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Little things add up to a lot

This past Thursday, the University of Pennsylvania broke ground on its long-awaited Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at 32nd & Walnut Streets.  The new center will be a research center for observing microscopic subjects and developing molecule size items, … Continue reading

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