Morning Headlines: Proposed CHOP Tower Will Be Reviewed This Afternoon

Assessing part 1 of 4.

CHOP phases as planned via Philadelphia Business Journal.

CHOP phases as planned via Philadelphia Business Journal.

The Philadelphia Planning Commissions’ civic design review committee will be taking a look at CHOP’s proposed 21-story tower this afternoon. The building is the first part of a four-phase master plan for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s new research campus.

CHOP, who has spent time assessing the real estate needs of the Greater Philadelphia Area, bought the building at Schuylkill and South four years ago. More details on the space from the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni:

The first phase would entail constructing the 21-story building, which would total 488,671 square feet and house research and administrative programs. It would have a 256-space garage and a surface lot that would accommodate another 256 vehicles. It also features a rain garden called Schuylkill Green.

A rendering of the tower:

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CHOP to go before planning committee on new tower project [Philadelphia Business Journal]

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