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ANOVA uCity Square

Anova uCity Square

3700 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA



GMH Capital Partners, LP


Lessard Design


August 2021


400,000 sf

Number Of Units


New construction of a six-level, 93,000 sf mixed-use building featuring 16,000 sf of ground floor retail, a 463 unit apartment building and 85 parking spaces. The building’s exterior features red brick, large windows, metal panels, balconies, and fiber cement panels. An outdoor pool and courtyard is located on the south side above the first floor. The building has a small courtyard and bioretention garden in front on Powelton Avenue. There is a two-story parking garage with a bike storage and repair station for residents at the lower level at 37th Street and Warren Walk. The building was originally sequenced to be built ground up. On the east half of the building footprint, there was additional rock, dewatering, and weather impacts. These impacts did not allow for the building foundation to be completed in a timely manner for the structure to continue as planned. Additionally, the number of unit turnovers was based on each level being turned-over to the owner by an entire floor. To ensure the schedule and turnover of units, the building was divided into east and west. The building’s expansion joint allowed for this division. Critical dates were recovered by splitting all activities into three sections. In each section the work was completed from the ground floor up and then work was moved over to the next section.