A new mega project looks like it could be on its way to the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia! From renderings, it looks like it will consist of five revises in the 12-15 story range, as well as tons of new lowrises. The development will also finally bring real residents to the neighborhood, with 2,800 proposed residential units. Additionally, the project will bring 2.5 million square feet of Life Science Space, manufacturing space, and office space. The Navy Yard will now be broken down into multiple “districts.” Where the Navy Yard currently stands will now be branded as Historic Core District with a large swath of vacant land to the East set to be branded as the Mustin District, which will consist of North and South Mustin counterparts. It looks like the brunt of the residential space will be built in the Historic Core District, and this District has the most finalized design of the new areas so far. One high rise will be built here, in the fifth phase and will be titled “Kitty Hawk” South. It will hold 385 residential units, as well as 30,000 square feet of retail and amenity space. Unfortunately, have five is the last phase of this area, but that’s okay because the first four will be pretty exciting as well. Phase One will bring “Chapel Block,” three new mixed use buildings built adjacent to the existing historic chapel building. Between the three, 600 residential units will be built, as well as 75,000 square feet of office space, 96,000 square feet of retail/amenity space, and 230 hotel rooms. A 400 space parking garage will also be built during this phase.
Phase Two will bring two more mixed use buildings, with 275 residentially units and 45,000 square feet of retail/amenity space with underground parking as well. Phase three brings more of the same, with 475 residential units set to rise here, along with 96,000 square feet of retail and amenity space. More underground parking will be located here. Lastly, have four will bring one more mixed use building, holding 125 residential units as well as 30,000 square feet of retail space. It seems like a grocery store will be located here.
Overview of the first five phases.
Renderings of the first phase
Mustin North will bring the bulk of the office and manufacturing space, with 10 two-story buildings set to rise here. It also looks like these have finalized designs, so this are of the project will probably be built after the historic core finishes up. This is the most unexciting section, though, because it’s really just a suburban office park.
Renderings of Mustin North
The most exciting area, though, is Mustin South. It looks like four high rises will be located here, centered around a cool water feature left over from the Navy Yard. This looks like it has the potential to become an a,as if mixed use neighborhood. Unfortunately, it seems like this part of the project is the farthest out, with no info on the buildings and no finalized designs. However, if this does happen eventually, it’s going to be insane!!