The return of the hulking Beury Building on North Broad has been coming for some time, but ahead of construction the redevelopment team has released preliminary renderings of the project’s second phase, which will bring more residential and retail to the mix.
Developer Shift Capital revealed the renderings of Beury Building Phase II on its website last week, announcing that it had tapped local architecture firm Digsau for the design. The initial plans are for the 3700 block of North Broad—right next to the actual Beury Building—and call for an annex with more than 90 1-bedroom and studio apartments and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Phase II will also include a public space at the triangular park across the street.
“The Shift Capital team will work closely with community leaders and stakeholders of Broad & Erie to assist in the continued programming of the overall project,” the developer said.
The news comes on the heels of the redevelopment of the actual Beury Building next door, which is set to begin construction this year. The 14-story, Art Deco building dates back to 1926 when it served as the headquarters for the National Bank of North Philadelphia. But for 40 years, it has remained a vacant eyesore on North Broad.
Within the Beury, there will be ground-floor retail and 80 one-bedroom units on floors three through 11, according to Shift Capital’s website. Fifty of the apartments will be reserved for affordable housing and others will be leased to people with physical disabilities. Though construction has yet to begin, the Beury Building began leasing in 2017.