Developers National Real Estate Development and Frontier Development & Hospitality Group plan to transform the former Family Court building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into a boutique hotel and build a new location for the African American Museum on a neighboring surface parking lot along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The 247,196-square-foot former Family Court building at 1801 Vine St. is planned to include a restaurant, bar and event space in addition to the hotel. The new African American Museum in Philadelphia would be built on the 88,000-square-foot parking lot at 1901 Wood St. The team of developers are also drawing up plans for a 30-story apartment tower with 500 to 600 units on the 1901 Wood St. lot. Method Co., Smith & Roller and BKP Development Group are also collaborating on the project. The development is estimated to be completed in 2028.

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