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Demolition And Construction Will Soon Begin On A New 13-Story Tower On E. Broad St.

A new 13-story mixed-use tower planned for East Broad Street is one step closer to reality.

The development was proposed back in December, and after this month’s Downtown Commission Meeting, it’s been approved to move forward with demolition and construction.

The new construction will consist of structured parking on floors 1-5, rental apartment units on floors 6-12, and an amenity space on floor 13. Along Broad Street, there will be 2,5000 square feet of retail space.

Renderings: Edwards Communities

There will be 133 rental units, averaging 780 square feet with a clubroom, dog run, and rooftop deck with an outdoor pool on site. Exterior materials for the project will consist of gloss bronze corrugated metal panels, bronze smooth metal panels, dark bronze metal fins, warm gray brick, and bronze windows and storefronts.

The changes that had been made by the developer, Edwards Communities, were well received by the commission. One commissioner noted that the Young Street garage had potential to be a real focal point for the building and that public art should be considered.

Renderings: Edwards Communities

While the developer still has to return to provide the commission with more details on lighting, graphics, and an artifact wall, they were approved for the demolition and construction.

Demo is expected to begin in late March or April.

Edwards has also been planning the renovation of the PNC Plaza building across the street at 155 E. Broad St. and the gorgeous elevated park that will run along E. Capital Street.