RFQ issued for midcentury modern health center on Broad Street – Curbed Philly

Health Center No. , a midcentury modern constructing that dates again to 1959 is up for grabs.

The Philadelphia Industrial Improvement Company (PIDC) has issued an RFQ for the 55,880-square-foot constructing on the nook of Broad and Lombard streets, asking builders to pitch their plans for a “dynamic and sustainable blended-use growth” on the positioning, Naked Philly first reported.

Health Center No. dates again to 1959.

The RFP, which was issued on Friday, July 17, states that plans are already underway for Health Center No. to be relocated to a different location by mid-2018.

That leaves this property at 500-10 S. Broad Street marked for growth potential alongside the Avenue of the Arts, which “has turn out to be a hotbed of funding for the town of Philadelphia,” the RFP notes. The health center is positioned only a stone’s throw away from already-established residential developments in addition to future tasks just like the 45-story SLS International Hotel & Residences at Broad and Spruce streets.

The health center itself was designed by Montgomery & Bishop in 1959 as one in all 10 neighborhood health facilities constructed within the metropolis after World Struggle II. The curvy constructing has lengthy been a standout on the nook of Broad and Lombard, because of its teal-tiled facade—the brilliant colours have been meant to lift the spirits of patients.

The RFP says it’s trying for a proposal that brings lively makes use of to the bottom ground degree (assume retail and eating places), whereas the higher tales might be residential, lodge, or extra industrial area. It continues, “The Metropolis and PIDC are open to proposals that reuse the prevailing constructing, redevelop the positioning or some mixture of the 2. The Metropolis is prepared to contemplate proposals that incorporate or relocate the prevailing Metropolis makes use of.”

At present, the positioning is zoned CMX-four for Center Metropolis Industrial Blended-Use. Proposals are due by September 22, 2017. The PIDC will then quick-listing builders, who will then submit their proposals for the positioning. A finalist will then be chosen and can enter into an Settlement of Sale with Philadelphia Authority For Industrial Improvement (PAID).

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