Morning Headlines: Lit Brothers Tower Gets Civic Design Approval

Rendering by Stantec Architecture.

Rendering by Stantec Architecture.

The new Comcast tower wasn’t the only project given the go-ahead by the Civic Design Review committee. It also approved revised plans from developer Brickstone Realty for the “Lit Brothers Tower,” a 30-story residential “growth” (as Curbed Philly put it) on top of the historic department store building.

Market Street side of Mellon Independence Center. Photo credit: Google Street View

Market Street side of Mellon Independence Center, from which the tower would grow.
Photo credit: Google Street View

According to the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog, the tower would have 342 one- and two-bedroom loft-style units. Also:

The facade of the Filbert Street side will be preserved, but the building inside of the 12,000-square-foot footprint will be rebuilt with a new structure. This new structure will be used as office space on the first seven floors, and the rest will be the apartments.

Renderings van be viewed here.

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