Developer to Present Plans for Little Pete’s Successor Tomorrow Night

The Center City Residents Association will hold a meeting regarding the proposed Hudson Hotel project.

Rendering of the Hudson Hotel planned for 17th and Chancellor.

Rendering of the Hudson Hotel planned for 17th and Chancellor.

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything about the proposed Hudson Hotel project at 17th and Chancellor Street – you know, the one that will replace Little Pete’s (and the 4-story parking garage above it).

The Center City Residents Association (CCRA) will hold a community meeting at 10th Presbyterian Church (17th and Delancey Street) on January 29th at 7 p.m. where developer Clemens Construction will present its plans then take questions and comments. Steve Huntington of CCRA called it a “public forum regarding the project.” He also mentioned that it’s a chance for the developer and CCRA to get feedback on the project as well as a chance for neighbors to hear each other’s take on the proposal.

In December, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson held the bill that would see the property re-zoned in order to accommodate the construction of the $125 million hotel project.

Here’s more from the newsletter:

CCRA will hold a Community Meeting on Thursday evening to address a proposed 12-story 310-room Hudson Hotel on the southeast corner of 17th & Chancellor (betw. Locust & Walnut).  The modern-looking midrise has a rooftop restaurant, underground parking, and ground floor retail, with a main entrance on Chancellor Street …  The parcel presently contains Little Pete’s restaurant and an adjacent nail salon and beauty parlor on 17th and, on Chancellor, a 4-story parking garage. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has introduced legislation converting the zoning classification from CMX-4 to CMX-5. CMX-4 permits a 500% FAR (floor area ratio) – meaning that a building taking up the entire footprint of the property could only be 5 stories tall. CMX-5 has a 1200% FAR which accommodates the planned structure.  The proposed ordinance also eliminates  an off-street loading requirement. Click here to read a “Development Impact Analysis” regarding the project that was prepared for the developer by Econsult Solutions.  After the developer makes its presentation, the floor will be open to questions and comments.

Here’s how Econsult Solutions summarizes the project  (see Table 3 in the report):

The mixed-use Hudson Philadelphia Complex will revitalize a block of Rittenhouse Square that currently hosts an aging above-ground parking structure. It will improve the quality of life in the immediate area and enliven the streetscape along Chancellor Street.

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