Residential Tower Proposed for U-City Site

A car wash in the 4100 block of Chestnut would be replaced by a 240-unit apartment tower with retail on its lower floors.
The proposed apartment tower at 4125 Chestnut St. | Rendering: KCA Design Associates

The proposed apartment tower at 4125 Chestnut St. | Rendering: KCA Design Associates

Philly.com reports that a developer is proposing to build a 17-story residential tower with retail space on the site of the Wash ‘n’ Lube car wash at 4125 Chestnut St. in West Philadelphia.

KCA Design Associates has submitted plans to Civic Design Review for the tower, which will contain 240 apartments, 4,158 square feet of retail space on the ground and second floors, and an 82-space underground parking garage.

According to the report, the developer of the project is CRP Builders.

The tower would be one of the larger projects KCA has undertaken; most of the firm’s work has been low- to mid-rise residential, commercial and mixed-use projects. Hyong Kang, founding partner, filed the CDR submission.

The panel will take up the application at its March 7 meeting.

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