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Extended-stay hotel site shifts to 41st and Walnut

First reported last week, the Daily Pennsylvanian writes that University City’s proposed extended-stay hotel is seeing a second life after the project’s planners chose to move the proposed site of the Campus Inn from 40th and Pine streets to 41st and Walnut streets.

During a presentation to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission last week, Campus Apartments CEO David Adelman said the development would occur in two phases. Phase one would be the building of the 100,000 square-foot hotel itself, and phase two will consist of the development of adjacent properties to the east, also owned by Campus Apartments, to create 25,000 square feet of mixed-use space

The new plan also proposes the creation of an ‘L’ shaped street from Walnut to 41st streets to divert traffic for the hotel off the main streets, a major concern of opponents to the hotel’s previous location.

From here, the developers will work on a detailed site design and floorplan which will be presented for review, and they will formally meet with area residents to discuss the plan.

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.



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