A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted that construction has still not begun at a six-story, 65-unit mixed-use building proposed at 1201-15 Callowhill Street in Callowhill, Lower North Philadelphia, despite having received construction permits in 2021. Designed by JKRP Architects, the structure will feature 83,667 square feet of residential area. All units will be designated as co-living spaces, boasting 239 beds in total. The project will also include 3,989 square feet of retail on the ground floor and 8,854 square feet of office and amenity space. A 17,790-square-foot underground garage will hold 41 parking spaces, with two being ADA-compliant and three designated for electric vehicles. A total of 22 bicycle spaces will be included, as well. Permits list a construction cost of $17.2 million.
The building will replace a parking lot situated on a block between North 12th and North 13th streets. The site is arguably one of the most coveted development-ready parcels in the entire city, not only because of its central location (Broad Street runs a long block to the west and Center City proper starts four short blocks to the south) and transit proximity (the Vine Street and Spring Garden Street stations of the Broad Street Line are situated within a five-minute walk to the southwest and the northwest, respectively), but also because the first phase of elevated Rail Park, which was converted from an abandoned train trestle, runs along the entire northern boundary of the site and turns southward across the street to the east. As such, future residents of 1201-15 Callowhill Street will have direct views of the elevated park from all north- and east-facing units, recreating an experience similar to that at the esteemed, and astronomically pricy, luxury apartment buildings that line New York City‘s High Line.