Cira Centre South

Cira Centre South

Location:
2930 Chestnut Street

Phase:
In Construction

Planning Strategy:
Cira Centre South provides a vibrant mix of uses at the eastern gateway to Penn on the site of the former US Post Office Annex. The following buildings compose Cira Centre South: evo, parking garage, Cira Green, FMC Tower.

 
  • evo
  • Program: evo at Cira Centre South offers an 850-bed, graduate and professional student housing option. The building, a joint project of Brandywine Realty Trust, Campus Crest, and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, opened in August 2014. The tower, designed by architect Erdy McHenry in consultation with Cira master plan architect Pelli Clarke Pelli, is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.
  • Architect: Erdy McHenry Architecture / Pelli Clarke Pelli
  • Developer: Brandywine Realty Trust / Campus Crest / Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
  • Completion: August 2014
  • Total Project Cost: $171 M
  • Area: 454,000 GSF
  • Related Links:
    evo
 
  • Cira Green
  • Program: Cira Green, a one-acre elevated urban park, will serve as a gathering space and cultural venue on the roof of the Cira Centre South parking garage.
  • Architect: Erdy McHenry Architecture
  • Developer: Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Construction: Fall 2014 – May 2015
  • Occupancy: May 2015
  • Total Project Cost: $12 M
  • Area: one acre
 
  • Cira Centre South Parking Garage
  • Program: The garage includes 1,662 car parking spaces with 9,000 GSF street level retail space.
  • Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
  • Developer: Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Occupancy: September 2010
  • Total Project Cost: $100 M private capital
  • Area: 616,000 GSF
  • Related Links:
    Cira Centre South Parking Garage
 
  • FMC Tower
  • Program: The 49-story, 730-foot FMC Tower fronting Walnut Street will offer panoramic views of the Schuylkill River, Center City and Penn Park. The mixed use tower will house the global headquarters of the specialty chemical company, FMC Corporation. The University of Pennsylvania will be a major office tenant leasing 100,000 GSF for administrative offices. The tower's upper most floors will contain 260 extended stay luxury apartments, operated by a.k.a Korman Suites. An amenity floor bridges these uses and includes a spa and fitness center, private room for entertaining, and a conference center. The lobby level will feature an upscale restaurant.
  • Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
  • Developer: Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Construction: May 2014 – June 2016
  • Occupancy: June 2016
  • Total Project Cost: $385 M
  • Area: 830,000 GSF
  • Related Links:
    FMC Tower
    FMC Tower at Cira Centre South