No signs of construction have yet been observed at the site of a major apartment building proposed at 501 Spring Garden Street in the booming Northern Liberties neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Designed by Bower Lewis Thrower Architects and developed by Neal and Victor Rodin, the structure will stand 153 feet and 13 stories tall and will feature 373 apartments as well as abundant retail space at the ground floor.
The structure will consist of a residential tower at the east side of the site, closer to the Delaware River, and a low-rise podium at the west side. Retail space will take up most of the ground level. The tower will consist of several blocks and will be clad in light gray and yellow material, with a mixture of stone, metal, and different types of glazing. The building will feature amenity decks and private terraces.
The site currently houses a strip mall with a large parking lot, both of which were active at the time of YIMBY’s recent visit. The anchor tenant is the massive Dollar General store with a prominent yellow-lettered sign. The retail will likely close soon though as permits for the building were posted in February.
No completion date has yet been announced, though construction may be finished by 2022 or 2023.