CHOP is moving forward with plans for a 23-story building sandwiched between Schuylkill Avenue, the river and South Street Plaza. The new building – phase 1 of a complex of CHOP buildings – will house clinical research focused on pediatric health care.
Demolition of the JFK Vocational School that currently sits in that spot is scheduled for February to June of next year. During the demolition phase, there will be lane and sidewalk closures. Construction will begin in mid-2014, and will be completed by the end of 2016.