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.