Articles by Vitali Ogorodnikov

2222 Market Street. Rendering credit: Gensler

Completion Approaches at 2222 Market Street in Center City West

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work is nearing completion at the 295-foot-tall, 19-story office development at 2222 Market Street in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the Parkway Corporation (alternately Parkway Commercial Properties), with IMC Construction as the contractor, the development will feature 329,100 square feet of tenant floor area, with 324,826 square feet of Class A office space and 4,274 square feet of retail, as well as a 47-car underground garage. The structure is being built as the new headquarters for Morgan Lewis, a major law firm. Building features will include ten-foot-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, several landscaped outdoor decks, flexible workspace plans, a conference center, a fitness center, Zoom conference rooms, expanded areas for servicing out-of-office visitors, and rooms with advanced audio technology to facilitate virtual court hearings.

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244-58 North 2nd Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2023

Construction Underway at Townhouse Complex at 244-58 North 2nd Street in Old City

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work is well underway at an 11-townhouse development at 244-58 North 2nd Street in the Old City section of Center City, with the structures at the site topped out and anticipating installation of the facade. Designed by LandMark Architectural Design, each townhouse will rise four stories and span nearly 5,000 square feet, and feature a cellar, a roof deck, an elevator, and a two-car garage. Permits list OCF Construction as the contractor.

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214 Vine Street. Photo by Jamie Meller. February 2023

Construction Nears Completion at 214 Vine Street in Old City

Philly YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work is nearing completion at a 29-unit development at 214 Vine Street in Old City. Designed by Moto Designshop, the development unites four parcels at 214 through 220 Vine Street, spans a 5,403-square-foot ground footprint, and will hold 26,550 square feet of interior space, which roughly translates into just over 900 square feet per unit. Permits list Vine New Associates LLC as the owner and Spruce Builders LLC as the general contractor.

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Rendering of the previous proposal at 1101-33 South 9th Street via SkyscraperPage

Site Cleared at 1101-33 South 9th Street in the Italian Market in South Philadelphia

A recent site visit by Philly YIMBY has noted that site prep work has finally begun at 1101-33 South 9th Street, the site of a proposed seven-story, 157-unit mixed-use building in the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. The structure will rise at the southeast corner of 9th Street and Washington Avenue, replacing a large parcel that has long sat vacant. Designed by BLT Architects, the development will span 204,351 square feet and feature 15,192 square feet of commercial space and parking. Permits list HC Pody Company as the contractor and specify a construction cost of $52 million.

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502 Wood Street Rendering via JKRP Architects

Construction Still Not Started at 502 Wood Street in Old City

Although permits have been issued last year, Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has noted that construction has still not started at the six-story, 50-unit apartment building proposed at 502 Wood Street in the Old City section of Center City. Designed by JKRP Architects, the building will span 55,470 square feet and feature two elevators and parking for 13 cars. Permits list Tester Construction Group as the contractor and a construction cost of $5.55 million.

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