According to the Inquirer, the Pennsylvania Ballet will soon have a new home at 321 N. Broad St., once it completes a serious renovation of an existing building and a reconstruction of another. The two buildings in question, a former garage and halfway house, respectively, will turn into dance studios, classrooms, and office space once this $17M project is completed. The architects on the project are Erdy McHenry, and we think the design looks pretty sharp.
With the upscale Packard Motor Car Building next door, and two Tower Investments projects in the pipeline just up the street (Inquirer Building and the former State Building), the PA Ballet is another fabulous addition to this reviving section of N. Broad St. But not to worry, folks; there are still plenty of underused buildings and empty lots in the area, waiting for their day in the sun.
Which, as far as we can tell, should be coming sooner rather than later.