Articles by Thomas Koloski

Broad And Noble via Barton Partners.

Site of Broad and Noble Remains Inactive in Callowhill, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed no construction activity at the future site of Broad and Noble, a high-rise development proposed at 435-43 North Broad Street in Callowhill, North Philadelphia. Designed by Barton Partners and developed by Toll Brothers, the project will rise 231 feet and 19 stories and will include 344 apartments within the 371,302 square feet of residential space, as well as 23,647 square feet of amenity space, 46,275 square feet of parking and loading space, 10,574 square feet of retail, 8,351 square feet of office space, and 107 underground parking spaces. The proposal gets its name from its location at the northeast corner of North Broad Street and Noble Street, half a bl0ck away from the entrance of the elevated Rail Park.

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

A site at 900 North 8th Street, in Poplar, North Philadelphia, awaits the construction 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.

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1300 Fairmount Avenue looking northeast. Photo by Thomas Koloski

1300 Fairmount Avenue Welcomes Residents and Shoppers in Poplar, North Philadelphia

A 14-story, 487-unit mixed-use development is mostly complete at 1300 Fairmount Avenue in Poplar, North Philadelphia. Designed by Cope-Linder Architects and developed by RAL Development, the building rises 185 feet, standing prominently over the predominantly residential neighborhood. Two of the floors house retail space, occupied by an ALDI supermarket, and a parking garage in the structure’s eastern section.

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2100 Hamilton Street. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Cladding Halfway Up at 2100 Hamilton Street in Franklintown, North Philadelphia

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit at 2100 Hamilton Street, located in the Franklintown section of Spring Garden, North Philadelphia, has revealed that the 115-foot, 10-story-tall residential tower’s cladding having climbed more than halfway up along the concrete structure. The project was designed by Cecil Baker, which is also behind two condo developments that have risen within the past four years, and developed by Brock Development Group. The development, located just to the north of Center City and three blocks to the southeast of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, rises from a masonry-walled pit where a freight train line once ran and was taken out in the 1970’s, with a tunnel remaining under several other blocks.

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