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.