A 14-story high rise with a hotel, café, and upstairs lounge may soon be coming to North 15th Street, just behind the Metropolitan building, and steps from the popular Love Park.
A zoning permit was issued last month for the hotel, dubbed The Revival, which will sit at 127 North 15th Street, according to Karen Guss of Licenses and Inspections. The hotel will include 64 guest rooms, a roof deck, cafe in the lobby, a second-floor fitness center, and bicycle spaces. A total square footage for the proposed building wasn’t available Monday.
“Our endeavor is to develop something unique for Philadelphia that will benefit the city. We are working extensively with our architect & design team at DAS to create an environment that is unique in personality, and never cookie-cutter,” Cherry Orchard spokesperson Timothy Lau said in an email Monday. Property owners and NY-based developers Cherry Orchard LLC are overseeing space, with help from Philly-based architecture firm DAS Architects.
Lau called the development a “passion project” that his entire family has taken on, adding they stumbled across the space on one of their many visits to the city.
“We saw potential in this under-utilized property as an amazing entry way towards Center City,” Lau wrote.
The recent history of the space is unclear, but property records show that it was an empty lot in the 1990s, and later owned by Y&S Foods.
Lau said they hope to have the development complete within the next three to five years, possibly sooner.
“We are all working pretty hard on getting this project off the floor right now,” he added.