Two South Broad Street Projects Up for Design Review

One would replace a parking garage, a restaurant and a pizzeria; the other would have a pizzeria for a next-door neighbor.

 

Two perspective views of the Cambria Hotel, to be built at Broad and Locust streets. Renderings | DAS Architects

Two perspective views of the Cambria Hotel, to be built at Broad and Locust streets. Renderings | DAS Architects

Mama Angelina’s was a reliably cheap and middle-of-the-road pizza joint at Broad and Locust, the type of eatery that’s steadily vanishing from Center City.

This afternoon, the Civic Design Review Committee will have a look at its replacement: Cambria Hotel & Suites, a 14-story, 222-room hotel from developer Pearl Properties. The project involves demolishing the parking garage on Broad Street, just north of Perch Pub. The garage would be replaced with the hotel tower. The proposal would maintain the scale of the Perch Pub building on the corner; it would also maintain the billboard on top of it. The project is designed by DAS.

Proposed mixed-use building on Broad Street south of Washington Avenue. Rendering | Harman Deutsch Architecture

Proposed mixed-use building on Broad Street south of Washington Avenue. Rendering | Harman Deutsch Architecture

Further down Broad, just south of Washington, developer Tier View Capital is planning a six-story, 53-unit apartment building that would butt up against a pizza joint of a different kind: a tiny carryout Papa John’s. The project would include commercial space facing Broad Street, along with 12 parking spaces and 15 bicycle parking spaces. It was designed by Harman Deutsch.

The Civic Design Review Committee meets at 1 p.m. on the 18th floor of 1515 Arch Street.

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