New Details Emerge About So-Called “Fergie’s Tower” Project

What the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program tells us about the proposed tower project.

Fergie Tower 1213-1219 Walnut Street

1213-1219 Walnut Street | Photo: James Jennings

Alright, so you already know that the proposal at 1213-19 Walnut Street–nicknamed “Fergie’s Tower” as the lot literally surrounds Fergie’s Pub–could possibly start construction in July.

Thanks to the public application through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, we now know that Walnut 1213 Associated L.P. has applied for a $5 million grant for the project “dubbed 1213 Walnut Street Redevelopment.” Accompanying the grant application is a “Brief Project Description” field that tells us what the plans are going to be should this project get built:

Walnut 1213 Associates, L.P is proposing to redevelop a vacant, underutilized, surface lot at the 1200 block of Walnut Street in the Midtown Village submarket of Center City Philadelphia. Restoring the site to productive economic use, the urban-infill project, dubbed 1213 Walnut Street Redevelopment, will use LEED Silver design principles to construct a 26-story, mixed-use, high-rise tower.

Earlier reports said that owner Walnut 1213 Associates L.P./The Goldenberg Group was expected to build a 26-story tower on the lot. Maureen Garrity, spokesperson for The Goldenberg Group, told us earlier this month that the developers are “expecting to break ground later this year,” but wold not go into specifics about the proposal. Garrity could not be reached for further comment at this time.

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