900 North 8th Street Awaits Construction Activity in Poplar, North Philadelphia

900 North 8th Street via Cosica Mood Architecture

Construction has yet to begin at 900 North Street, in Poplar, North Philadelphia, the site of a pair of buildings that will bring a massive amount of residential space to the neighborhood. A 134-foot-tall, 11-story tower will rise next to a 154-foot-tall, 12-story tower to the west, the latter of which appears as a set of two towers connected with sky bridges. Designed by Cosica Moos Architecture and developed by APOM-Holdings, the project will hold a total of 338 units.

The taller building will span a site that measures over 500 feet from the north to the south, while the site for the smaller building will measure around 190 feet long from north to south. The development will will create a mid- to high-rise cluster together with Poplar Apartments on the opposite side of the rail line, a prewar property that is currently being converted for units.

900 North 8th Street looking northeast. Photo by Thomas Koloski

900 North 8th Street looking northeast. Photo by Thomas Koloski

The site of the proposal has sat as a vacant grassy lot ever since the on-site properties were demolished some time between 1950 and 1963, while a few more remained standing until 1970. At the moment, the site is used for construction staging for the conversion of the adjacent Quaker Building warehouse into The Poplar Apartments, a 350-unit residential development. Construction on the new buildings may begin once the site is cleared.

In March 2020, permits were filed for the construction of the two buildings, but due to litigation reasons the construction start could be pushed back.

900 North 8th Street looking northwest. Photo by Thomas Koloski

900 North 8th Street looking northwest. Photo by Thomas Koloski

900 North 8th Street and The Poplar Apartments. Photo by Thomas Koloski

900 North 8th Street and The Poplar Apartments. Photo by Thomas Koloski

No anticipated completion date has yet been announced.

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1 Comment on "900 North 8th Street Awaits Construction Activity in Poplar, North Philadelphia"

  1. Is that the same political group which stalled the Quaker building warehouse until a judge dismissed their meritless lawsuit behind the holdup of the upcoming projects?

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