CHOP Expansion Projects

schuykill ave artist renderingThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is undergoing an extensive expansion that includes the construction of new facilities. This will allow us to fulfill our important mission and provide care to children in many communities throughout our region.

This page contains useful information for neighbors that may be directly impacted by the construction projects. Please check back regularly for updates and additional information.

Schuylkill Avenue project – Philadelphia, PA

CHOP is developing approximately 8.4 acres of land across the Schuylkill River from the Hospital’s Main Campus between the river and Schuylkill Avenue in a multi-phase project. The first building will consist of 466,000 square feet of clinical research and office space and is estimated to open in 2017.

Since 2013, CHOP has held numerous meetings with the surrounding community to share our plans and has received approval from the City of Philadelphia Planning Commission for the project.

If you have any questions about the Schuylkill Avenue project, please feel free to email us at or call 267-425-9797.

South Philadelphia Project – Philadelphia, PA

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the City of Philadelphia are joining forces to provide health care to children and adults in South Philadelphia. The plan relocates two existing clinics ‒ a CHOP-owned pediatric primary care practice currently located in South Philadelphia, and the City-owned Health Center, which serves children and adults ‒ into one building, to be constructed by Children's Hospital on City land and outfitted by both CHOP and the City of Philadelphia. The space will also include new facilities for the South Philadelphia Branch Library and Disilvestro Rec Center.

The new health center will allow the City to expand its provision of dental care, prenatal care, mammography and a wide range of other healthcare services for children and adults. Additionally, integrating a health center, a library and a recreation center, will allow CHOP and the City of Philadelphia to create a complex that offers clinical care, wellness, prevention and literacy services to improve health outcomes for children and adults in South Philadelphia.

Under the conceptual agreement, the Hospital and other philanthropic sources will fully fund the construction of the new complex to house CHOP’s and the City’s existing services. The complex is slated to open by Dec. 2015.

CHOP and the City of Philadelphia hosted a community meeting regarding the South Philadelphia project on Monday, October 28, 2013. Representatives from CHOP, the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia architectural planning and design firm, VSBA, LLC, provided an update on the planning process.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at or call 267-426-6904.