A vibrant mix of uses on the former US Post Office Annex site is essential. Given that the site has prominence as a gateway to University City, a link to Center City, and is bordered by some of the most heavily trafficked routes in Philadelphia, the highest architectural, urban design, and planning standards should be used in development.
The Cira Chestnut Tower (30th and Chestnut Streets), to be known as evo at Cira Centre South, will offer an 850-bed, upscale housing option designed for graduate and professional students. The building, a joint project of Brandywine Realty Trust, Campus Crest, and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, is scheduled to open in Fall 2014. The tower, designed by architect Erdy McHenry in consultation with Cira master plan architect Cesar Pelli, is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Total Project Cost:
Approximately 1,800,000 GSF
Brandywine Realty Trust
Paul Sehnert, Director, Real Estate Development