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Penn Medicine Washington Square – A Major Hub for Outpatient Care
Publication Date
March 5th 2014

In late 2013, Penn Medicine celebrated one of the largest capital projects in the history of Pennsylvania Hospital, the official opening of Penn Medicine Washington Square – a new 12-story, 153,000-SF, LEED® Certified building in center city Philadelphia.


Located at the corner of 8th and Walnut Streets, this modern facility serves as the major hub of outpatient care for Pennsylvania Hospital. More than 100 providers are now available in one location along with patient pre-admission testing and phlebotomy services. The facility is also built atop an existing seven-story parking garage, offering added convenience for patients.


Penn Medicine Washington Square is an integral part of Pennsylvania Hospital’s master plan and overall commitment to its patients in Center City and beyond. This expansion was achieved through the partnership of Penn Medicine with the City of Philadelphia and Liberty Property Trust, the real estate investment trust and developer of the Walnut Towers property.


Urban was the lead civil engineer providing site surveying, civil design/construction support, and traffic engineering services for the urban redevelopment. Civil engineering responsibilities included sidewalk and curb replacement with ADA curb ramp compliance, new utilities connections, Act 537 Sewage Facilities Planning Module approval, LEED® online credit completion, and coordination with City of Philadelphia Streets, Water, and Zoning departments. Traffic engineering services included preparing a traffic impact report analyzing existing traffic conditions within the immediate adjacent intersections, generating proposed traffic conditions utilizing the Trip Generation Manual, and evaluating the proposed traffic conditions.