Title: Chestnut Square
Project: 869 student beds, 30,000 sqft of retail space
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern
Developer: Drexel University/ American Campus Communities
Location: 3200 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Neighborhood: University City
District: West Philadelphia
Height: 200+ ft
Drexel University has partnered with American Campus Communities to create a 19 story and two 8 story dormitories with 30,000 square feet of retail space fronting Chestnut street on the 3200 block. The dorm overall will provide 869 beds for students.
The construction of the residence halls and retail space will take place in the small strip of land between the locations of the Creese Student Center and MacAlister Hall and Chestnut Street.
The plans also include a 101,500 square foot parking garage that will be able to hold 267 vehicles. The garage would be built behind Creese, where loading facilities are today, with entrances and exits on 32nd Street.
Site Prep has started.