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Philadelphia's construction outlook for 2019

Philadelphia is seeing a rise in residential and commercial building projects that are revitalizing neighborhoods. Curbed Philly, Philly.com and PlanPhilly.com have recently published key construction projects that are helping to position the city as a leader in innovation and growth. Sizeable projects that are in the planning stages in Philadelphia and surrounding area include:

23rd + Market – This 18-story high-rise office building on the 2200 block of Market Street is a proposed project by developer Parkway Corp. The building, which will be primarily offices, will have more than 331,000 square feet with underground parking and a green roof.

122 S. 11th Street – After nearly three years of lying empty, the site of the Midtown II Restaurant, the once iconic diner in Center City, is set to become a 14-story, 86-room hotel with restaurants on the ground and second floors.

Condominium tower behind Dilworth House – After nearly 20 years of litigation, construction of a condominium tower behind the Dilworth House may be able to begin. The proposed 12-story condo tower with 10 residential units and 20 automated underground parking spaces will be constructed on a small parcel of land by the Dilworth House.

1115-27 Frankford Avenue – A permanent home for the West Collection – a 3,100-piece collection of contemporary art assembled by billionaire Alfred P. West, Jr. and his daughter Angela Paige West – is being considered in a series of warehouses on Frankford Avenue.

Camden waterfront – Delaware County-based nonprofit Elwyn is looking to build a 53,000-square-foot administrative building on Camden’s waterfront. The offices would be built on vacant land owned by Liberty Property Trust near Camden Partners Tower.

The Poplar – The Quaker building, an old warehouse originally built for Strawbridge & Clothier, is being redeveloped into apartments, retail space and more than 100 hundred parking spots.

Showboat casino – Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein is moving forward with plans to bring a casino back to the Showboat Atlantic City hotel, which has been running for three years as a non-gambling hotel. Plans include building the structure on a 123,000-square-foot lot northeast of Showboat.

For the last 50 years, Madison Concrete Construction is proud to be a significant contributor to the city’s construction revival. The construction techniques and materials that we have introduced have helped to expand the collective mindset of what can be done in building design. This has helped lead to concrete structures that are built stronger, taller and more elegant than ever before. Let us know how we can help you with your next project.