Tuesday, June 25, 2013

King of Prussia is a hotbed of development activity

by Natalie Kostelni-Staff Writer, Philadelphia Business Journal
King of Prussia is undergoing a building boom. A dozen projects in a range of sizes are in the works along the Route 202 Corridor and other parts of Upper Merion, according to a tally by the King of Prussia District. Here’s a list of some active developments.
• Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is constructing a 120,000-square-foot specialty care center at the Village at Valley Forge on North Gulph Road.
• CarMax Auto Super Store is building a 17,060-square-foot showroom at 181 S. Gulph Road.
• Shake Shack will open up in a converted former Wachovia bank branch at 253 Mall Blvd.
• Franklin Maps Car Wash is under construction at 333 S. Henderson Road.
• Valley Forge Shopping Center is getting a facade renovation and 165,335 square foot Target at 224 W. DeKalb Pike.
• The Container Store is building a 24,000-square-foot retail outlet in front of the Court at King of Prussia Mall.
• Super Wawa, totaling 4,800 square feet, and Chick-fil-A totaling 6,000 square feet, are being built on Route 202 between Henderson Road at Town Center Road.
• Porcelanosa is building a 7,150-square-foot showroom at Route 202 and Long Road.
• The Village Mart Laundromat, a new laundry facility, is under construction at 520 Shoemaker Road.
• An old Chili’s restaurant was razed and a new eatery will occupy the site at 739 W. DeKalb Pike.
• A Burger King was torn down for a new version of the restaurant called Wired Your Way Cafe at 568 W. DeKalb Pike.
• Courtside Square at 150 Allendale Road is undergoing facade renovations.
• Beginning next year, Simon Property Group will start a 140,000-square-foot expansion of the King of Prussia Mall.

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