The North Philadelphia apartment complex plans to close the CVS site on Broad St. and Girard Ave.
Plans are taking shape to renovate the busy corners of Broad St. and Girard Ave. in North Philadelphia, where a historic CVS/Pharmacy closed last year. There are signs that this is a mixed-use building with apartments and retail stores.
A kind Submit package The Philadelphia City Design Review Committee now includes renderings of the proposed seven-story building, which includes a storey of commercial space and 201 units on a 26,987-square-foot lot. The plan shows a combination of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The building will also include a green roof and roof terrace.
The project is led by Hightop Real Estate and Development and designed by Coscia Moos Architecture as part of a long-term effort to revitalize Beikuan Street. The Girard station on the Broad Street Line is at the crossroads, and fast food restaurants are on either side. Adding housing here is a good way to maximize public transportation.
The proposal will be reviewed by the city government at the next CDR meeting on July 6.