Permits Issued for 48-Unit Building at 817-21 North 3rd Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia

817-21 North 3rd Street. Credit: Atroim817-21 North 3rd Street. Credit: Atroim

Permits have been issued for the construction of a six-story, 48-unit mixed-use building at 817-21 North 3rd Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia. The building will feature a 4,855-square-foot commercial space at the ground floor and a roof deck, which will offer dramatic skyline views with its prominent height. The development will provide basement parking for 36 cars, as well as space for 20 bicycles. Permits specify Atrium LLC as the contractor. Construction costs are listed at $10.5 million.

The new building replaces a single-story warehouse-style structure formerly associated with Ortlieb’s Brewery. The exterior, composed of beige brick and adorned with rectangular and lozenge green tile accents, is attractive, yet pales in comparison with the undulating glassy facade trimmed with black mullions, which was revealed in a rendering that dates back to 2019.

In 2017, A2Z Development purchased the site with the intention of developing the property. The building’s scale and program has been known for several years by now, so it is encouraging to see permits finally issued.

The project is the latest addition to an area that has seen much new development over the past few years. The district’s revival is hardly surprising, given its lively cultural, retail, and dining scene, abundance of both attractive prewar architecture and development-conducive sites, proximity to the Spring Garden Station on the Market-Frankford Line, and 15-minute walking distance to Center City to the south.

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2 Comments on "Permits Issued for 48-Unit Building at 817-21 North 3rd Street in Northern Liberties, North Philadelphia"

  1. Perhaps I shouldn’t bother commenting on ugly designs, but this looks just horrendous!

  2. If they got the right kind of native trees they could cover up the ugliness.

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