A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has revealed that demolition prep has apparently begun at the site of a seven-story, 220-unit residential building planned at 417 Callowhill Street (alternately 417-25 Callowhill Street) in Northern Liberties. Designed by Bernardon, the building will rise just to the north of Old City and will offer apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments, as well as 29,980 square feet of amenities, an expansive roof deck, and 71 parking spaces.
Progress has been notable since our last update in November, when we discovered no signs of pending demolition at the site. Since that time, several construction trailers have been placed next to the single-story therapy facility, and orange traffic barriers have been assembled around the trailers. However, much of the site remains intact and free of construction barriers or fencing, although we expect the situation to change in the coming weeks.
417 Callowhill Street, situated at the northeast corner of Callowhill and North 5th streets, just across from the elevated ramps of the I-95/I-676 interchange, is one of the many developments that are bringing a much-needed, long-overdue transformation to the sprawling, forlorn commercial and industrial district that spans most of southern Northern Liberties (aka Cohoqinoque). In the coming years, the area promises to become a dense, vibrant district with active pedestrian life and ample ground-level retail. We look forward to further progress at 417 Callowhill Street and on nearby projects.